Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kyle Russell Ballard

Pasadena Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 24, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Kyle Russell Ballard


Dale Baecker
Parking Enforcement Officer Ex-explorer Pasadena P.D

March 1, 2006

May God Bless the Peacekeepers and their families. Thank you, Officer Ballard, for keeping US safe. Rest in the arms of the Angels. Godspeed.

Georgia Civilian

March 1, 2006

I don't know if I've ever been this saddened, over such a loss. I can find some comfort in knowing that as God called for Kyle to take his place in heaven, he was surrounded by loving friends determined to keep him for just a little while more...despite our grief and overwhelming sense of loss, he is in a better place. I must believe this!!

Captain Wendell Eaton

March 1, 2006

Kyles smiling face is one I will never forget. Kyles sense of calm, humor, curiosity and respect for his fellow officers distinguishes him among his peers. Kyle was real. And I know his greatest aspiration was to be a great husband and father. Kyle brother, you always took the time to say hello and catch up on the latest, and you never ever forgot to smile. You left this earth far too soon for all of us to understand the reasons why, but I know you're already sharing your smile in heaven. I'll miss you, we'll all miss you. Rest In Peace brother.

Reserve Officer Paul W. Nelson
Pasadena PD

March 1, 2006

My heart is broken at the news of Kyle's passing. My condolences go out to his wife, children and his parents and sister. I want the family to know that my memory of Kyle and his infectious personality matches the picture above. He was a charmer! We met and had a meal together at his sister Diana's wedding. I will keep all the family in my prayers and my tears join theirs in this tremendous and shocking loss. May God make His presence known to each one.

Lovingly, Gloria Graham

March 1, 2006

Hey Kyle- Recently thought about what a great time I had with you and Mike in Sacramento. Thunder Valley steaks and a bit of three-card poker! It was a pleasure to know you, if only for a few days. My smiling brother in blue-talking about the love for your wife and children. One of the guys I thought truely made people think that cops are allllllright. Thank you for your influence and brief, but distinct friendship. My thoughts are with you, your family and your grieving department. God bless.

Corporal Darci Mix
Pacifica Police Department

March 1, 2006

1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.
4 For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
Rom 13:1-4 NKJV

I hear that U.S. Marines guard the gates to Heaven but Cop's patrol the streets. Hope to see you when I get there, Bro.

Cpl. Ruben Chavira (Retired)
Pasadena P. D.

March 1, 2006

so sorry for your devastating loss....may God be with you. You, Kyle and your children will be in my I have a LEO and 4 kids, too.


February 28, 2006

Kyle, not only was it an honor to work with you as narcotic investigator, It was the great times we had talking about ski boats and family trips to glamis that I already miss... May god bless your family and I look forward to talking to you again someday.

Special Agent Jeff Aleman

February 28, 2006

Dear Kyle,
I can't believe you're gone! As I read all the other great reflections in this memorial... I see two things that everyone mentions when they think of you; your smile and laughter. You touched everyone, including me.
I want to go back in time... back to Thursday when I saw you in class. I want to go back to our conversation that morning. Even then you were the same ole Kyle I have always known... smiling, laughing and going out of your way to say hi, even after I told you I needed coffee... you laughed at me(with that great laugh of yours) and pointed me in the right direction. I want to go back in time and hug you, talk to you longer and tell you what a great person you are.
Words can not express how much you will be missed or how much I will miss you. God bless you Kyle and hopefully someday when we see each other again you can point me in the right direction again when I need help. I'm sure you'll have a big smile on your face.

Marie Sell
Pasadena PD

February 28, 2006


You are one of the greatest men I have ever known; a natural born leader. Not only were you the epitome of what every officer should strive to be, you were a father every child deserves to have.

You blessed the hearts of all that met you. Your smile and thoughtfulness was unwavering no matter who crossed your path.

You were a true WARRIOR in every sense of the word and you blessed all of us with your kind heart.

Most of all, you and Laurie blessed the world with three beautiful sons that will surely grow to have your kind heart and fierce competative spirit that made you the person that everyone loved.


Art Chute and Family
Pasadena PD

February 28, 2006

With only a little over a year on with the department you made me feel like one of the guys and for that I truly Thank You. It was an honor to have worked by your side for the past month.

May God bless you and your family!


Officer Victor Ontiveros
Pasadena PD

February 28, 2006

For those who did not know Kyle, let me say that he truly had the "IT FACTOR" and what an infectious smile. You couldn't help but smile right back and find yourself in a better place.
Kyle will "truly" be missed by all, but his spirit will live on in all of us!

Rest in Peace my friend till we meet again before our Heavenly Father.

Cathy & Bob
PPD - Dets

February 28, 2006

Those of us that know Kyle will remember him as a caring individual with a tremendous loyalty to family and friends. I was a childhood friend of his. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Ballards during this difficult time. The legacy he leaves on a personal and professional level will never be forgotten!

Jennifer Gates-Sumulong

February 28, 2006


For the two years I have been here I can honestly what a pleasure it has been to know and work with you. Your an amazing man and partner. I will never forget your smile, love for life and love for your family and friends. Rest easy and know you will always be remembered.

Police Officer Jaime Robison

February 28, 2006


Your dedication and leadership will sorely be missed. My condolences go out to your family. You will always be remembered and never forgotten.

Rich Padilla, Officer
Pasadena PD

February 28, 2006

You will be missed by all your brothers and sisters in law enforcement. Your smile and friendly personality was contagious and you made those around you smile in return. You touched so many lives by being yourself. You are in a better place now, so go in peace my friend. May god bless you and your family. I will see you in my prayers.


Detective II Terrie Illslely
Los Angeles Police Department

February 28, 2006

Kyle -

Words can't express the sadness and loss I feel over your passing. Although we never worked an A car together, never even worked that closely together - you were such a great guy and a true joy to be around. Your jokes and laughter, your humility, your ability to make everything seem so effortless - was not only inspiring, it made me seek you out for conversation every time I saw you. You really were one of the most wonderful all-around guys I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Always upbeat, always full of laughter and positive energy - you were just the best. I'm glad they posted a picture of you smiling - and not the solemn faced pictures that you always took with the SWAT team. In fact, I can't ever recall a time when you didn't have that big old Kyle Ballard grin on your face. I will forever remember you that way, laughing and joking, and talking proudly about your boys - and how cool they were. You just beamed every time you mentioned them.

I will of course remember Kyle as a great cop - one of the hard chargers - one of the "go to" guys. But it is my memory of Kyle as a father, and as a friend that makes this loss so unbearable. You will be forever missed, but never forgotten. Your life has touched us all. Until we see you again my friend....


Officer Shannon Reece
Pasadena Police Dept.

February 28, 2006

God Bless you wife and kids. May you run the race in Heaven.

Officer Paladino/1765
Colorado Springs PD

February 28, 2006

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

February 28, 2006

You were a dear friend to all of us at PPD. Knowing you only five short years, I treasure that friendship. You have enriched all our lives. You were truly a respected friend and one of Pasadena's finest officers. We love and miss you. Bless you and your family.

Leigh Grapenthien
PPD, Volunteer

Leigh Grapenthien, Volunteer
Pasadena Police Department

February 28, 2006

You have truly blessed all of our lives simply by knowing you. You have been the PERFECT Case Agent and I wish they were all just a little like you. I harbor deep sadness and pain for your wife and those three great boys. You are truly a special person to be missed, and you will me missed greatly!

CIS Lana Subingsubing

February 28, 2006

Dear Ballard Family

Kyle's life has made me a better and stronger man and for that I am thankful. Kyle was a honorable man, good and fun friend, a true warrior, and I will always cherish the times we spent together. Kyle and the Ballard family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Det. M. Ortiz
Pasadena PD

February 28, 2006

There are no words that can adequately describe the greatness of this man. A fearless crime fighter, a devoted family man, and a TRUE FRIEND. Kilo, you always had my back. It is now my turn to step up and make sure I have your family's back. You rest now my brother and know that your family will be taken care of. Someday we will go 10-8 again in the "Big Body." Until then, like you always told me, "I will catch you up later."

Officer Roger Roldan
Pasadena P.D.

February 28, 2006

I was friends with Kyle in high school. His boyish laugh and sense of humor is always what I will remember about Kyle. It does not surprise me he chose a career of helping and protecting others - that was Kyle. My prayers go to his wife and sons, his parents and sister and his friends at the Pasadena Police Department. May you rest in peace.


February 28, 2006

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