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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

Kyle will surely missed. He was a wonderful person who had a passion for his work and for his family. His death is absolutely tragic and inconceivable at such a young age. It was an honor to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and 3 sons.
Love, Liz Davis

Liz Davis

February 28, 2006

You will never be forgotten by your brothers in BLUE!! R I P your watch is over we will take it from here. Your brothers in Michigan!!!

Ofc. J. Dixon
Brownstown Police Dept., MI

February 28, 2006

This trend recently of our officers losing thier lives due to training is very disturbing. May the Lord be with the family and co-workers as they try to make since of this. Someone so young just doing his job, doing what he was told to do, it don't make sense. Our thoughts are with the family and co-workers and the City of Pasadena and a greatful nation will forever be in you debt.

Cpl Gary Mintz, Director Traffic Enf.
Henderson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

February 28, 2006

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Kyle Ballard, and the Pasadena P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Ballard, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

February 28, 2006

May God Bless Officer Ballard's family as we keep them in our thougts and prayers everyday. Ballard, you will not be forgotten.
Psalm 23

Daniel Zeitouian, Former Cadet
Pasadena Police Department

February 28, 2006

When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help us find your smile again Kyle.
It just takes a little darkness for us to see the stars, and whole lifetime to reach them. God's on your side.

med retired officer / Maricela L.
Pasadena P.D.

February 28, 2006

Having only recently become an addition to the department; I just met Kyle a few weeks ago when he came to the team that overlaps mine. In a very short time of being around him, we spoke about life on the job and shared laughs. He came up to me in 18 one day and said, "Hey you're new right?" with a giant smile on his face. That one simple greeting led to a conversation I will not soon forget.

You could see that he wanted to know the people he worked with because they were his second family. His love for this job and his zest for living were immediatley apparent. He made a significant impression on me in a very short time. That is just a small testament to who he is and what he lived for.

I cannot express my symapthy enough for his loving wife and three young children. Kyle's untimely passing is a great loss for those who were close to him and for those few that never really had the chance. God bless you and your family.

Officer Russo
Pasadena PD

February 28, 2006

Rest in peace Kyle. Thanks from all of us for your years of loyal service trying to help make our community a better place. Even though we knew you only briefly, you touched us all. May God bless you and your family.

Volunteer Services Steering Committee
Pasadena Police Department

Gordon Pfeiffer
Pasadena Police Department

February 28, 2006

Kyle, your enduring love and passion for life will live on through those of us who knew you best! Rest assured we will ALWAYS be there to look after Laurie, Ethan, Andrew and Owen. So rest Kyle, we will always love you!

Cpl. Bobby Crees
Pasadena Police Department

February 27, 2006

Kyle,
words cannot express the void I've been feeling since you've left us. I sit here and think "if only you would have not been the nice guy you were; if only you wouldn't have been so humble; if only you wouldn't have connected on such a personal level with all the other officers that share a family life and the joys of fatherhood; if only you wouldn't have been such an inspiration to other people, then I could cope so much better with you leaving."
I cannot imagine how your wife must feel, but rest assured, we the Pasadena Police Dept. will always be there for her and your children.
Ofc. J. Pandya PPD

Officer J. Pandya
Pasadena P.D

February 27, 2006

God bless to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Ballard. Thank you for your service.

mjw643

February 27, 2006

Kyle, You were one of a kind brother!!! A true warrior! You will be deeply missed and never forgotten! Rest in Peace.

Ofcr. Craig Blumenthal
PPD

February 27, 2006

Kyle-You were truly a hero in my eyes. You were an brave cop, a kind soul, and a true friend. I don't understand why you were taken from us. There were too many people here that loved you and needed you. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace. Your friend. R.S.

To Laurie and the boys-
Laurie, I worked with Kyle and wanted to let you know what an outstanding, loyal, kind man he was. I cannot imagine the grief you are going through losing your husband and best-friend. We had a few conversations about children and being married. Kyle would glow with pride and happiness every time he talked about you and the boys. I could tell that his family meant the world to him. I know he is watching over you guys. You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers. I truly am sorry for you loss.

R.S.

R.S.
Pasadena Police Department

February 27, 2006

I was told Kyle died from an enlarged heart. Although anyone who knew Kyle, knew he always had a Big Heart.

Who would have thought that the part of Kyle that made us love him; would take him from us.

I truly miss you,

Big ā€œDā€
PPD

Officer Darryl Harris
Pasadena Police

February 27, 2006

kyle, i will miss you my friend. i will miss seeing you at your locker, next to me. I will miss the fact that everytime i passed you at your locker you would try to wrestle me and joke around. I always thought it was amazing that you were such a great officer, but still so humble. i appreciate, along with the other guys in our unit that you were always willing to help us learn the gang stuff, because YOU really wanted us to do well. i will miss you

Officer Tim Wratten
Pasadena

February 27, 2006

I was hired as a civilian employee two months after Kyle started. Although I was not fortunate enough to see Kyle on a regular basis, each experience I had with him strengthened my feeling that he was an incredibly good-natured person of great character, and also with a great sense of and appreciation for humor. He treated everyone respectfully and had the wonderful habit of always saying hello to people by name, no matter how busy or rushed he was. I always enjoyed our encounters because he was so gracious, pleasant and positive every time. You couldn't help but enjoy the experience of just being around him.

Police Specialist Jeffrey Siciliano
Pasadena Police

February 27, 2006

You prove that truly the good die young. You, your goodness, kindness, and enthusiasm for everything positive will truly be missed not only at the PPD but also in the world. RIP

Officer Robert Tucker
Pasadena PD

February 27, 2006

I will always remember your joy of life, your boundless love for others, and your unwavering passion for doing your best. I miss you, I love you, and I am so very proud of you!

Mary Puthuff
Loving Aunt

February 27, 2006

Though I never knew you personally Kyle, I have known many like you. Young, hard working, all caring Police Officers willing to give all you had to get the job done. I left almost a full year before you came on the job and I truly regret that we never had a chance to meet. I know we would have worked well together and would have become great friends. God Bless you and care for you. Rest assured that all of us, and the Lord, will take care of your family for you.

Sgt. John A. Olquin
Pasadena P.D. (Retired)

February 27, 2006

Dear, Kyle, your family and friends:

I have no words to express to you my sadness for the loss Kyle. Truely, the world is a lesser place without you Klye. I know you are with God and the Angels now, and heaven is improved with your presence. We shall meet again brother.

With my upmost respect and affection,

Officer Peter McHugh

Officer Peter McHugh
Pasadena Police Department

February 27, 2006

My prayers to the Family and friends of Officer Ballard

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

February 27, 2006

Rest in peace brother. May God bless you and your family.

Patrolman

February 27, 2006

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Kyle Ballard; may he rest in peace.

Police Officer - Jason E. Lucas
South Pasadena Police Department

February 27, 2006

I didn't know Kyle well as I was just "passing though" his life but I looked forward to seeing him in my classes and greatly appreciated his ready sense of humor.

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for his wife and children, they bear a burden in his untimely passing that the rest of us will never truly understand.

Now he belongs to the ages and has all the answers to all of human kinds questions. And he awaits our arrival to brief us on our next Tour of Duty.

God Bless Kyle and his loved ones.

F. Dickey
SBSO/Retired

February 27, 2006

Kyle, you were a true warrior. Cops like you are far, few and in between. Anyone that knew you could attest to that. I dont know why you were taken so soon. Maybe the man upstairs decided he needed you on his force. Rest in peace brother, you will always be remebered and we will continue to fight crime as passionately as you did...

Detective Ernie Devis
Pasadena Police - Ca

February 27, 2006

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