Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Anthony A. Byrd

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, May 19, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony A. Byrd

tony,
i finally got the courage to visit your grave.i pulled up to the cemetery and could do nothing but cry.it was hard to go in but i did.but listening to shekinah glory (lord you are) GOD was telling me that (YOU ARE) here with us, (YOU ARE)always there no matter what. (YOU ARE) IN HAVEN SMILING DOWN ON US. i cant tell you how much i miss you and just to let you know i got your back no matter what.and having your back to me is making sure the women in your life is okay. i got shantele for whenever she need something done around the house or whatever i can do to help.why? because i know that you would have done it for me.and thats the LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU AND HER.ALWAYS AND FOREVER.

TIL WE MEET AGAIN
I LOVE YOU TONY!!!

gary
cousin\brother

March 14, 2009

Thinking of you today and always. We miss you much!

Shantell Byrd
widow

March 13, 2009

just thinking of you. i had a dream the other day about you and in the dream all i could do is cry because i was so happy to see you.i miss you so much.i wish i could laugh with you at least one more time.i am still holding on living life to the fullest.because you never know when it will be your last.i love you always and forever.

gary
cousin/brother

February 16, 2009

Hey Byrd! I have not stopped by here in a bit.. but know that you are always with me:) Please welcome Sam home! These things never get easier :( I love you all very much.. your sacrifices have made me the person and officer that I am today! I miss you three dearly! Please watch over us!

Till we meet again, J-rolls

Det J Rollhauser

November 20, 2008

I just wanted you to know that iam forever missing you.....

Love,
Shinikia

Shinikia
Cousin

November 11, 2008

It is has been 2 1/2 years now. Marian is there with you now looking down on each one of us. Times have gotten harder but we just continue to go on and think about what if (bla... Tony was here). He would keep us laughing but that is okay because you will forever be in our hearts, therefore; we can continue on in this journey called life because we know that everything will be alright once we reach that Heavenly Place. Miss you very much

sonya

September 6, 2008

Two years,three months and fourteen days since your smile brightened up any room. Im missing you and your way...that once in a lifetime real Love!
Shantell

Shantell Byrd
Widow

September 3, 2008

Tony.......i know it's been a minute since I have written anything but trust me not a day goes by that I dont miss or think about you.We were at lynettes house the other day and something funny happened me, Jolly, and Nette of course we falling out because all we could think about was if TONY was here he would have gotten us in trouble for laughing so hard man we were doubled over that was a true Tony moment and I had to share it with you.Sharon looked at us and said yall gonna have to tell me about that later.But Tony I really miss you still and I know right know it's a trying time for the fam but look out for them I know you got some connects up there.Iam gonna mourn u til I join u...........

Love Forever,
Shinikia

Shinikia
cousin

August 5, 2008

Hey Tony,

I know is been a while since I wrote but a day doesn't go by that I don't think about you. I miss u something awful. It almost seems selfish because I know that you're in a better place but I can't help but to still want you here. May has forever been changed for me. For all of us. It's a really rough month to try to concentrate on finals when my heart aches so much. I know that you helped me through, because I rocked them anyway. BTW, I finally got a copy of the picture from my mom of me and you on easter when we were younger. U KNOW THE ONE LOL!! I remember that day like it was yesterday. How you fought aunt sharon tooth in nail about wearing a tie and in the end you got your way. So classic you! You could make anything happen. Who knew that you would grow up and be such the fashion plate. You knew how to rock a good suit. Everytime i look at the picture above my fireplace I can't help but smile. So know, that although my heart aches and I cry, for every tear there is a smile. I love you.

Shavonna
cousin/sister

May 25, 2008

I guess if you can't be here with your families you might as well be with the Lord. You figured out your purpose in life...to glorify the Lord Jesus and you
are resting peacefully at His side. Enjoy your blissful existence, but know
things are forever changed here until you are reunited with those who also
love the Lord. Thank you for sacrifice as we continue to honor your service.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 19, 2008

Hey Byrd! This is the second anniversary of your death and I still feel like you were just here yesterday. You are forever in my mind and heart. I know that you are watching over all the people you left behind. Until we meet again!!

Danielle
friend

May 19, 2008

Thinking of you,everyone miss you so much, I'am sure things with you are fine, tell James Lawerence, we miss him and love you both.


Love Forever
Aunt Nette

Nette
Aunt

May 19, 2008

I can't begin to tell you how different things are now. I am sure you know(LOL). The one thing that has remained the same is that we miss you and love much. The girls are doing well(you would be so proud). I wish you were here to tell a joke. I really could use one right now! The month of May will forever be a challeging one.
Shantell

Shantell
widow

May 6, 2008

whats up tony? i havent wrote you in awhile either.man i miss you, miss tripping and playing madden with you. i changed my career i want to be a police officer. i think that the route i want to t ake. for me and my family, you feel me. i take the test again in may prayerfully i pass this time.i am going to get in when its my time.i am trying to be a great cop like yourself.i know when i do become a cop GOD will have you in my patrol car everytime im on duty.and there will be moments we have laughing. watch over us and continue to pass through and make me laughing with thoughts fromthe pass.\



love you always
gary

gary
cousin\brother

April 16, 2008

Hey Tony it's been a while since i've wrote to you. I just want to let you know that you will NEVER be forgotten and FOREVER be missed.........there's not a day that goes by that I dont speak about you or just take a minute to reflect on your life. I miss you so much, alot has been going on and I cant call and say Tony guess what I really miss that but I know in due time we will be able to meet again.......



Love Forever,
Shinikia

Shinikia
Cousin

March 30, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 11, 2008

Hey Byrd, I had time to sit here and I have been thinking of you and Winder. Boy I miss you two! It's really something how GOD chose which angels to take. Both of you made me laugh when I hung my head low. Continue to watch over us all!
Tanya

P/A L. Powell
BCPD

February 8, 2008

Anthony I was just sitting at my desk (like I do every morning with a coffee in my hand) and I remembered that I missed saying Happy Birthday to you. I have the day written in my FOP book and I still forgot to write. Your day comes right after Aaron's Birthday. How could I forget, you never forgot his. I miss you dearly, not a day goes by that I dont remember your jokes and smile. Love you ...Happy Belated Birthday.

Roberta
Baltimore City Police

January 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Bro,
I miss you brother.... in tears reminding myself of your stupidities....OUR stupidities!!! God took the wrong one, the wrong one.
Shantell, call me.....

Love you bro,
Los

Los
BPD/Brother

January 16, 2008

Happy Birthday to you! I will never forget all the fun we had every year on your special day. We miss the laughs and smiles.
Shantell

Shantell Byrd
widow

January 15, 2008

Hey Tony I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!!!!

Love & Miss U......

Shinikia
Cousin

January 15, 2008

Happy Birthday nephew,

Life is still moving for each of us but you continue and always will remain in our hearts and thoughts

love and miss you

SONYA
aunt

January 15, 2008

Hi Byrd, I am thinking of you and your family. I do keep your family in may prayers especially your girls. May Gods love and peace be with your family in this New Year.

lorrie
wife of ofc. Brian Winder EOW 7-3-04

January 6, 2008

happy new years tony

time go fast.

gary
cousin\brother

January 2, 2008

TO MR. BYRD FAMILY & FRIENDS, I UNDERSTAND THE HEARTACHE & LOST YOU FEEL, BUT PLEASE REMEMBER HE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE WITH YOU ALL. TO MRS. BYRD AND HIS DAUGHTERS, REMEMBER ALL THE SPECIAL MOMENTS YOU ALL HAVE SHARED TOGATHER A JOKE HE MIGHT HAVE SAID, OR A SMILE THAT HE GAVE TO YOU ALL. THAT HELPS ME WHEN EVER I THINK OF BRIAN, IAM SURE THOSE TWO ARE HAVING A BALL TOGATHER. PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL & REMEMBER WE ALL CARE.
SHERAE

SHERAE

January 1, 2008

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