Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Andrew Todd "Andy" Stevens

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 17, 2005

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Reflections for Officer Andrew Todd "Andy" Stevens

Andy,

Until yesterday, I was unaware of the tragic incident and the ultimate sacrifice that you had made in the line of duty. When I arrived at the 2006 National Law Enforcement Memorial, I was met almost immediately by your partners, friends and fellow Officers from the California Highway Patrol. In conversation, they recounted the tragic event, and praised you as an outstanding police officer, loving husband and a trusted brother. I was then afforded the tremendous honor of being asked to stand within the ranks of the California Highway Patrol for the procession of the survivors entering the memorial service. It was a privledge for me to stand with the California Highway Patrol as they honored your memory, and displayed their support for your family and loved ones. Although we never met in life, I will never forget the sacrifice that you made.

Trooper S. McGehearty
Rhode Island State Police

May 16, 2006

You are a hero. Thank you for serving your fellowman. Rest in peace my brother in blue. May God bless you and your family.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 22, 2006

To CHP Officer Andy Stevens and his loved ones:

On this the fourth month after your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is still with your family and I look forward to spending time with them in Sacramento and/or D.C. You’re all in our thoughts and our prayers.

Andy, you rescued us, saved our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Andy Stevens. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Andy gave to his community and the citizens of Califonia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 17, 2005.

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


March 9, 2006

Andy, it is March this past Saturday I went with you mom to put flower and a Birthday Card on your grave. I miss you so much you had so much to do with my life. I am so hurt that someone could just take you away. I know that you are with God and that he needed you but please help him look after all the other officers in the world that wear the badge. I Love you
Your Sister in Law

Lorretta Cuevas

March 2, 2006

Andy, I attended a COPS meeting this past weekend and had the pleasure of sitting next to your wonderful mother Pat. We shared our feelings about the loss of our sons and its impact on our families, and our thoughts were so alike. I know that she comforted me, and I hope that I comforted her.

Your valor will never be forgotten and you will always be missed.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater,
Pittsburg PD. eow 4/24/05

February 20, 2006

Dear Mr. Mark Stevens

From one sibling who lost a brother in the line of duty to another, I am so very sorry for your loss. I cry with you. I share your pain, your anger, your disbelief, your grief. Continue to stand strong, as you are doing. In the midst of this horrible tragedy, nothing can diminish the immeasurable pride I feel for Andy’s service, courage and sacrifice, as well as that of my own beloved brother. I don’t know if they ever met each other in life, but I like to think they are friends now, in a much, much better place. He will never be forgotten.

Respectfully,

Carmen Stevenson
Sister of Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW January 9, 2005

February 8, 2006

My prayers go out to the family. I didn't know Andrew personally,but that doesn't matter we are all one family.I am proud that the city of la will honor him during our church services on Feb.19,2006 at West Angeles Church of God in Christ 3600 S. Crenshaw Bl at both 8am and 11am services, along with others who sacrificed in 2005.

OFFICER C.Craig
LAPD

January 9, 2006

Andy,
All of us had lunch that day. you sat in the back and talked about just regular stuff. Just another fun day at the office. When it was over, you went back out on the beat. Back to work. We sure miss you brother.

Brother
chp woodland

December 30, 2005

Trooper Stevens,
God Bless and watch over the loved ones that were left behind. You payed the ultimate sacrifice and you will NOT be forgotten. God Bless you and your family. I know all of your fellow officers are honored to have had the privelage to serve with you.

Patrolman Mike Wilkins
Mayflower PD, Arkansas

December 27, 2005

G-d Speed My Brother

uc
odps Inv Unit

December 26, 2005

Michelle,

Although I have never met you personally, I knew Andy only briefly. He seemed a happy and contented man. When I realized Officer Stevens, was H.O.G's Andy, I was truly shaken. The story of Officer Stevens, was sad enough, just knowing an officer was killed in the line of duty, but someone you know, makes it all the more personal.

I know there are many Offices who wonder what the community thinks of them and lately we have thought about putting out the blue lights in remberence of Andy as well as in support of our other officers. WE regret that we never told Andy how much we appreciated him and the work he did. We do appreciate our CHP and all our law enforcement.

I cannot imagine how difficult these days must be for you. Seeing you at the toy run bravely reminded me that life does go on.

God bless and keep you. I know that God will be watching over you during these next months. Please know that we will be praying for your continued recovery. Andy will always have a special place in my heart.

Annie

December 13, 2005

ANDREW....I'M A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER FROM THE SAN LEANDRO POLICE DEPARTMENT. I JUST LOSS A VERY GOOD FRIEND,AND FELLOW OFFICER, DAN NIEMI, WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED ON JULY 25, 2005. AGAIN, ANOTHER FELLOW OFFICER IS TAKEN AWAY FROM HIS LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR WIFE, AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, AND STAY SAFE.

MICHAEL ROSE
SAN LEANDRO POLICE DEPARTMENT(RETIRED)

December 9, 2005

We honor your courage, Trooper Stevens, for reporting for duty and doing a job that few have the courage to do. Your brother Troopers will always remember the sacrifices you made, and we hope that you are in a better place.

Senior Trooper
Indiana State Police

December 9, 2005

Michelle this is jahna i use to work with you at kinderphoto and kelly and myself would like to send our love and prayers to you being married to officers our selves at one time we know the courge and the danger the officers face everytime they go on the streets. Our hearts truly hurt for you if you would like to talk plese email me. Look to god he will help through this very tough time. we will be praying for you my friend. With love

jahna and kelly

JAHNA
CITZEN

December 8, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Andy did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Andy be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Steven' family, friends, and co-workers are going through in losing him. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (The Davis County Sheriff's Office will always know how to reach me or write jocelyne1974 at canada dot com)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Andy but, I am certain he was well respected and well loved. Andy will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all blessed to have been able to know and love Andy, even for a short time. I pray that Andy, Dennis, and all the other fallen officers will continue to watch over us all as only they can.

Thank you Officer Stevens for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you and all those who's lives you touched brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Wherever a beautiful soul has been ... there is a trail of beautiful memories."

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 7, 2005

to anyone who knew andy stevans im very sorry for your loss and i hope you can cope with the loss. i didnt know him but thats not the way to die like that who ever shot him i hope they get life in prison

brittney

December 6, 2005

michelle,my heart and my prayers go out to you and your family. I use to be married to a officer and have officers in my family and there courge to go out everyday to protect us from the evil that lerks the streets is beyond words. These officers deserve metals everyday. look up to god for your strength he will fill you with it. God doesnt give us more than we can handle.

jahna terry
citizen

December 6, 2005

As a fellow officer from England who was in the US at this time and who met and was made so welcome by Officers from the California Highway Patrol I share your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with Officer Stevens family, friends, and colleagues.
Another hero has been taken from us. He was one of the best as only the best die young and everyone named on this site is so young. God bless you all and keep you safe.

PC Dave STUBBS
Staffordshire Police, England

December 5, 2005

"No greater love hath man than this... that he lay down his life for a friend."

God bless you and your family.

December 4, 2005

My prayers will be with you in your time of sadness. I only pray that heavenly justice will prevail.

Brian Boatman / Patrolman
West Wendover Police Department

December 4, 2005

The death of a Police officer affects us all, no matter were in the world you serve. My condolences go out to the Stevens family, and also to the collegues of this brave officer. Take Care. Glen

Glen Erskine
Grampian Police, Scotland

December 3, 2005

Brother Stevens,

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.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

First let me say that I am sadened by the loss of another wonderfull officer to this community of the Sacramento Valley. Andy I did not know you but I Give you all the respect that goes with your job for looking out for me and my family and friends while you patrolled and made our streets and roads a better and safer place to drive .Andy you will now be with, Matt and will now be together up above and watching over both of your spouses.Michelle god bless you and your family as you go through this difficult time in grieving the loss of your wonderful Husband,best friend, and lover. God is watching over you and your family. Stay strong for Andy . ~God bless~

Kimberly
Citizen

November 30, 2005

I would just like to say thank you to Officer Stevens for his sacrifice in protecting all of us. I am praying God will keep his wife and family in His arms. No words can express how grateful my family is for those who are willing to put themselves in harm's way to keep us all safe. God bless you.

Annie Buck
Just a citizen

November 30, 2005

I live in Ohio and work for the same company as Andy's mom. I wish to offer my sincerest heartfelt sympathy to Pat on the loss of her beloved son. I only know Pat through email & telephone, but she is a kind and helpful warm individual. Have faith in the Lord and he will show you the way. May Andy rest in Peace, and I thank every soldier,police officer and fireman that everyday risk their lives for all of us.

Gayle Churi

November 29, 2005

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