Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Robert Thomas Krauss

Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 2006

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Reflections for Corporal Robert Thomas Krauss

Bobby,
You will be dearly missed by many friends and fellow police officers. From the time we use to goof off as Police Cadets to the times we use to ride our Harleys together down at the beach, you have always been a great friend! You and Duke drink a can of suds for me till we meet again my friend, please look over us while we continue to do what we do as Police officers. You and your family will be in my prayers!

Your friend and co-worker, Jeremy

officer J. Birchfield
MD Transportation Authority PD

September 3, 2006

Motor Men


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright. And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight. They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast. They look so proud and noble, like knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one. From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun. And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by. And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you.. They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few. Like men of steel, on silver wings, they sparkle in the light.. then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again.. You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind. Side by side they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound.. And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face.. You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe. For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind.. And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen one rides again.

September 3, 2006

Time for you to rest brother. We'll take it from here. May go bless you and your family.

Sgt JAM

September 3, 2006

God Bless you and your family. Thank you for your service, sir.

Deputy Sheriff

September 3, 2006

May God be with your family and Department at a time of loss and May He provide them with the Strength to remember the good time!

Dispatcher
CCSO Georgia

September 3, 2006

Psalm 15: "The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord".

I am in awe of the sacrifice made by all law enforcement officers and their families. It is a calling that shall be rewarded in heaven. Thank you, Corporal Krauss, and all who have put their own lives at risk for the safety of the rest of us.

Tara Stull
sister of Brent Clearman, whose watch ended 8/06/06

September 3, 2006

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Corporal Robert Krauss as well as to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department. Rest in peace Corporal Krauss, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

September 2, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. We'll take it from here.
"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God" Matthew 5:9

Deputy Corbin M35
Madison County Sheriff's Office, Rexburg Idaho

September 2, 2006

To the family, friends, brothers and sisters who wear the badge of law enforcement, we here at the Canon City Internet Radio send our deepest sympathys and all of our prayers to you at this time of grief. Another officer has left this eart to be with our God where there are no tears, no pain and now he can ride the beat in Heaven.
"ITS SOUNDS LIKE THUNDER FAR AWAY..."
It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light... then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.
By Author Unknown
God Bless You All and the family of Corporal Robert Krauss.
Another Hero will be remember
Marilyn Robinson
Canon City Internet Radio,
Canon City, Colorado

Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
The Canon City Internet Radio (The Chauffeur Internet Radio)

September 2, 2006

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Corporal Robert T. Krauss~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God Bless You & Rest In Peace, Corporal Krauss!

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 2, 2006

RIP Brother. Your sacrifoce will not be forgotten

Sgt, W. O'Connell
West Pikeland PD, PA

September 2, 2006

To the family of Corporal Krauss. I am so sorry for you loss. Corporal Krauss will not suffer anymore. He is in God's arms now. He will not be forgotten.

Retired officer from NC

September 2, 2006

The Glen Lyn PD would like to send condolences to the family and friends of Corporal Krauss. Rest in peace brother.

Chief S.D. Buckland
Glen Lyn PD, Glen Lyn Virginia

September 2, 2006

My heart and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Corporal Krauss. May God be with you and guide you through these dark days. Corporal Karuss, may you rest in peace sir and thank you for your many years of service and dedication.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

September 2, 2006

MOTOR OFFICERS...

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.
By
Author Unknown

TFC B. Canfield
Maryland State Police

September 2, 2006

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

September 2, 2006

A Letter From Heaven

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say;
But first of all to let you know, that I arrived OK.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with God above;
Here there's no more tears of sadness, only eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy because I'm out of sight;
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon, and 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". He reunited me with others there who I had loved on Earth, many who had loved me since the time of my birth.

"It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone. As for your beloved family, they'll be here later on. I need you here so badly, you are a part of my plan. There is so much that we can 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 all of you.

When you lie in bed at night with the day's chores put to flight; God and I are closest to you in 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 going to bring you tears.

Do not be afraid to cry, it helps relieve the pain. Remember as some poet said, "There would be no flowers without the rain".

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, but if I were to tell you, you would not understand.

But, one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er; I am closer to you NOW, than I ever was before.

There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; but TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT by taking one day at a time.

If you can help somebody who is in sorrow and in pain; Then you can say to God at night... "My day was not in vain".

And now I am content... that my life was worthwhile; knowing as I passed along the way, I made you and others smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low; Just lend a hand to pick them 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 leave... from Earth to be free; Remember you're not leaving... You're coming here to me.




My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vicki
citizen

September 2, 2006

Rest in peace our brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

September 2, 2006

God Bless You Corporal Krauss

September 2, 2006

Corporal Krauss,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. REST EASY BROTHER!

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Ofc. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. La

September 2, 2006

I am praying for God to be with your family in their time of need!!!


“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.

Officer Loahr #2755
Colorado Springs CO

September 2, 2006

THANKS FOR THE YEARS OF SERVICE YOU GAVE.MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.

GILBERT DANIEL

September 2, 2006

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Cpl. Krauss; may he rest in peace and always be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

September 2, 2006

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Corporal Krauss. Thank you for your service to Maryland, Sir.

A Maryland citizen

September 2, 2006

“REMEMBER ME”
Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
“IT IS IN DEATH THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER”
Author Unknown

Jim Moore
New Orlens P.D., Retired

September 2, 2006

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