Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Vincent P. Cila

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, July 22, 2005

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Reflections for Trooper Vincent P. Cila

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

July 22, 2006

Trooper Cila, on this, the 1st Anniversary of your leaving us, I say thank you for your service and dedication. You are a hero. Rest well brother.

Border Patrol Agent

July 22, 2006


Rest in Peace, Brother.

We will always remember you !!

Mass State Police

Massachusetts State Police

June 22, 2006

Trooper Cila,
In my department i have the privilege of working with the great men and woman of the Mass State Police frequently. Althouogh i never had the honer of working beside you, The men and woman of your department say that anyone who has, was a better man for it. Your service to the commonwelth will never be forgotten. Rest in peace trooper.

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and until we meet again, may the lord
Hold you in the palm of his hand.

Semper Fidelis

Police Officer
Boston School Police

May 18, 2006

Trooper Cila,
I had the honor of meeting your family on the bus in DC. They are wonderful people. I hope they do well, and they seek assistance from anyone of us, if needed. God bless you, your family and the sacrifice you and your family has made.

Jasper PD (In)

May 17, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 9, 2006

God Bless you and your family.RIP Brother.

Semper Fi,

Police Officer William D. Mosher
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

February 5, 2006

Cheryl, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers this season.

Leslie & Bobby Angelo

December 15, 2005

Brother Cila,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-03

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 29, 2005

Trooper Cila,
You will not be forgotten. You will always be a motor brother. Keep the streets of Gold safe up there until we can join ya.
God Speed

Boise Police Motors

November 28, 2005

On 07/25/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Trooper Vincent P. Cila and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

Rest in Peace Motorman. Thank you for your sevice. Massachusees lost another fine man.

Motor Deputy

October 27, 2005

Trooper Cila,

I never met you but I learned about your death the day it happened. I was apart of the Student Trooper Program the week you were buried. I looked out my rooms widow to the rear company street and saw the RTT returning from your funeral. We went out side about 20 minuets later and heard the same speech the RTT got from there SDI. Although it was not directed towards me, I could not help but feel a chill run up my spine as he roughed to the recruits. He spoke of you as a hero and reminded the recruits of the sacrifice that some must make to make this state a safe place to live. I could only think of the bound that is shared in Law Enforcement. A “unconditional love” for one an other.
I pray for your family, Trooper Cila. May you rest in peace in heaven, sir.


October 20, 2005

To the family and friends of Trooper Vincent Cila and his fellow officers with the Massachusetts State Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Trooper Cila was tragically killed. His valor and dedication to his job will not be forgotten.

Our family grieves with you and for you. We share your agony as we lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Dept. when he was fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers on April 23rd. I am so sorry that another family has to face this devastating trauma.

May you be comforted by the caring and support of your law enforcement community, and other police survivors. There will be many who will be with you each step of this awful journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the twenty two years of distinquished service Vincent gave to his community as a police officer, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 22, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

October 11, 2005

Trooper Cila, thank you for your service. God Bless you and your family. I know you will watch down on all of our public saftey officals. Thank you.

September 21, 2005

God bless you and your family. Being a Motor Officer makes you a very special Police Officer, God has surely given you a Harley to patrol the streets of Heaven. Rest in peace my brother.

MPO Moeller
Joliet Police Motorcycle Unit

September 17, 2005

I saw the Heavens open up.
The Earth shook with fear.
For evil, knew of God's Army.
They were Heros, men on Steel Horses.

A motorman shall never be forgoten!

Thank you for your dedicated service to the citizens of Massachusetts!!

Prince William Co. Va Motors

September 14, 2005

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it
and only God knows why.

Cheryl,Samantha and Nicole you are in our thoughts and prayers daily.

john l ghilain
medford pd

August 21, 2005

The men and women of the Mahomet Police Department extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Cila.

Thank you for your service. God bless you.

Rest in peace Sir!

Mahomet, IL Police Dept.

August 19, 2005

We are a breed apart, a band of brothers within a large family who perform a dangerous job on "the wheel". I'm sure God has welcomed you with open arms. May he watch over your family and fellow troopers now and always.

Fellow Motor Officer
Arlington County (VA) PD

August 12, 2005

May god be with you. My prayers are with you and your family.

Trooper Capone

August 10, 2005

You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

August 9, 2005

Dear Mrs. Cila,

My wife, Kathy, and I were out of the country and only learned of Trooper Cila's motorcycle accident upon our recent return from Karelia, Russia.

We would like to express our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family for your loss.

My family and I experienced the passing of my father not so long ago, so we know that there are probably no mere words alone that can consol you.

This just comes to let you know that others are thinking about you, and to send our best wishes that hope and love may sustain and encourage you and your two children every day.

Chief Roy
Ashburnham, Massachusetts

August 8, 2005




August 7, 2005

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