Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Christopher Michael Metternich

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, August 14, 2006

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Reflections for Corporal Christopher Michael Metternich



August 19, 2006

May God be with the family, friends and sibling officers of Corporal Metternich. Rest in peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

August 19, 2006

Blessed are the peace makers for they are the children of GOD.
Mathew 5:9

Stay safe brp CE Lima

Ptl Lima
CCRPV #2906

August 19, 2006

Motor Officers

I am a motor officer
Some say like no other

It is a steel horse I ride
And I can not hide my pride

I sit on steel, leather, and chrome
as it is over this land I roam.

I took a hard fall
when I answered my last call.

Although there is a tear on your cheek
remember it is with my God I meet.

I now ride on Heaven's warm streets
where the sun always shines on my new beat.

I've traded in his hard helmet
and now wear a golden halo.

I am with the other fallen Angels
who also answered no last call.

Know that everything is alright and I am fine
as I now ride with a new thin blue line.

For the day has come.
My God has called me home.

He said I need you here on this new beat
to ride and protect us on Heaven's streets.

You are My Motor Officer.
And I say you are like no other.

Your sister on motors

August 19, 2006

I attended the Motor Competition once in Baton Rouge, and found the Dept and Motor officers to be very hospitable. I did not know Christopher, but I hope that his family knows that god is taking care of him and looking over them. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Gregory
Flower Mound PD

August 19, 2006

The greatest words I ever heard, I pass to you: Thank You for Your Service!

EWC John Mumper, USNR (Ret.)

August 19, 2006

It was a pleasure to have met you and competed with you in Charleston SC. I will never forget the help you gave me and the encouragement you offered me at the competition. You are never going to be forgotten. We are all going to miss you. Your family and fellow officers are in our prayers. Today you exchanged your Motor Wings for Angel Wings.. Rest in Peace, You will be missed.

D/S Brenda Averill
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando Florida

August 18, 2006

Rest in peace MC52
You will be missed..


August 18, 2006

Rest in peace blue angel. God bless.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

August 18, 2006

We once again have lost a part of the brotherhood of law enforcement. These times are difficult and the family and department has a long road of recovery ahead of them. The staff of Cops Evangelist Ministries would like you to know that we are and will continue to pray for you in this time of sorrow. Remember that God will not give you more then you can handle. Philippians 4:13 says…I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.

Joe Taylor
Cops Evangelist Ministries

Joe Taylor (Former FL LEO)

August 18, 2006

Rest in peace brother.

Spring township police department (Centre County PA)

August 18, 2006

Rest in peace brother.

Spring township police department (Centre County PA)

August 18, 2006

Law officers represent the strongest band of brothers united for a common purpose and any loss is felt across the whole law community.

Sleep well friend

Police Constable Wenham
Metropolitan Police (UK) Traffic Department

August 18, 2006

Rest in Peace

Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria, La

August 18, 2006

My deepest sympathies to all of you who knew him, and to those of us who were safer because he put his life on the line for us.

And may I take this opportunity to bless and express my gratitude to all of you who put your lives on the line every day so that the rest of us can sleep at night.

Just a citizen
Safe, because of those in uniform

August 18, 2006

Corporal Metternich,
It's always sad when we here of a fellow officer who pays the ultimate sacrifice. Your brothers and sisters in law enforcement will mourn your death and also celebrate your life. You made the streets safe for everyone and now you will be a guardian angel for us all. Rest easy brother, we will remember you.

Brother of the Shield
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office

August 18, 2006

My most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers of Corporal Metternich. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

To his wife ~ my deepest sympathies are with you during this most difficult time. I, too, lost my husband in the line of duty and am raising 2 young children on my own. Please know that time will soften the pain in your heart but until then, surround yourself with family and friends.....they will hold you up when you can't stand on your own.

Thank you, Corporal Metternich, for your service and ultimate sacrifice. May God bless you and may you rest in eternal peace, forever safe in the arms of the angels.

Gone but never forgotten.

Carin E. Sollman, surviving spouse
Officer Jesse E. Sollman, EOW 3/25/05

August 18, 2006

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

August 18, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Corporal Metternich. Never let his memory fade.
Rest In Peace, Brother.

Invest. Mike Bradford, Ret
Tallahassee Fl) Police Dept

August 18, 2006

Our condolences go out to the family of Cpl. C. Metternich and to our brothers and sisters at the Baton Rouge City Police Dept. Another hero has been called to serve the Lord and we will all get through this with the support of one another. He wore his wings proudly and with honor and now he will bare the wings of an angel.
Blessed are the peace makers for they are the children of GOD.
Mathew 5:9

Reserve Division
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office

August 18, 2006

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Metternich family and to the Baton Rouge City Police Dept. I have attended several rodeos and I was so impressed by your department. Know that your extended motor family is praying for you. May God lift you up during this time and carry you through the difficult days and weeks ahead.

wife of a motor officer

August 17, 2006

God speed, warrior. Thank you for your service to country. May God hold you with ALL of our other brother and sisters who have gone before you.

Disabled LEO in Georgia

August 17, 2006

You are in my prayers brother, as well as your family.

Deputy Chris Baird
St. Charles Parish Sheriff, LA

August 17, 2006

It has been a great honor and pleasure to have met you, rode with you, and competed with you during this past rodeo in South Carolina. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and fellow brothers and sisters. God Bless and rest in peace.

DFC Littlejohn, Motor Unit
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Fl.

August 17, 2006

On behalf of Motor Officers with the Memphis Police Department we would just like to send our condolences for Corp. Metternich's immediate family and his motor family. I didn't know Mr Metternich personally but after reading the reflections and seeing the sincere, giant smile that he diasplayed on all his pictures you can tell the type of person he was. With that being said i think this poem would fit him well.

To my dearest family, some things i'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
i'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning , noon & night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and he said, "I welcome you."

Its good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too..
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night...."My day was not in vain."
And now I am contended...that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey
Copyright 1998

Officer R. Askew Motor Officer
Memphis PD

August 17, 2006

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