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Police Officer Patrick Roy Kramer

West Yellowstone Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Patrick Roy Kramer

10 years ago today. Remember like it was yesterday. You will never be forgotten.

Bill and Marlo Pronovost
Retired police officer and wife

October 23, 2016

Rest In Peace OFC Kramer, you or your service will never be forgotten.

. Team Syracuse , LEU .
Syracuse PD

October 22, 2015

As National Law Enforcement Week began in Great Falls, Montana this year I had the distinct pleasure of being included and rode in the parade with a GFPD Officer. As we rounded one of the last corners I saw flags of some sort planted along the road. I didn't know what they were and were trying to figure it out as they swayed in the breeze. Finally one come into perfect view and it was the flag honor you Patrick. I hadn't thought about you in years. It was both very sad and also very precious. You were always a very kind man and a great friend to all. Here's to you! I'll be sure to enjoy an Irish Car Bomb for you next time I am in West Yellowstone.

Amanda Lofink
Friend from West Yellowstone

May 14, 2015

We think of you every day and know you wouldn't want us to be sad. You touched so many lives. We all visited in West Yellowstone and have good memories from all your coworkers and many community members. Lexi is a young lady and I can see your mannerisms in her. We are preparing for a Blue Light Ceremony to Remember the Fallen.... Many thoughts and bright memories son.

Joyce Kramer

December 5, 2013

Officer Kramer,
On today, the 7th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 22, 2013

Hi Pat.
It has been some time now since we've worked together and I just wanted to let you and your family know that I think of and pray for you everyday. There is a picture of you in my locker at work, it reminds me to work hard, be kind, and to be brave no matter what comes my way.
God bless you and yours.

Detective T. Rudner
Twin Falls Police Dept. ICAC Task Force

March 26, 2012

I was thinking today about the day we helped Aunt Sue with the disposal of that mattress. What a cold day but we made a great bon fire out of it and many great memories. I wish that the dream I had the other day was true, but I woke up to reality and was reminded that my dream was just that... a dream. As I reflect back to this day 5 yrs ago, I am overwhelmed with grief and sorrow. You were taken from all of us too early! Please continue to watch over and guide your precious daughter as she is growing up so fast as well as all of your family and friends whom miss you dearly.


October 22, 2011

Blessings of Remembrance as we come to another year of your loss. It still feels like yesterday when you would saunter into the house from West Yellowstone. All of the extended family will visit in West Yellowstone to celebrate your life. Know that Lexi is a bright light for us! RIP and guide us through this journey.

Joyce Kramer

October 16, 2010

I'm sitting at work...sorta working, but listening to Pandora and One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey started to play. WOW it's amazing how much that songs says so much....
I Miss you


September 17, 2010

I found this poem on the NLEOMF page. It brought tears to my eyes. I hope you are enjoying watching over your daughter and family. I remember you everyday even thought I'm much farther from our memories you still have your special place in my heart.

When tomorrow starts without me
and I'm not here to see...
If the sun should rise and find your
eyes filled with tears for me,

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
the way you did today...
While thinking of the many things
we didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you...
And each time you think of me,
I know you'll miss me, too.

But when tomorrow starts without me,
please try to understand...
That Jesus came and called my name
and took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready
in heaven far above...
And that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart...
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart.

Courtesy of:

David Romano


December 1, 2009


I was at the National Memorial in D.C. last week.I had the opportunity to speak at a small service in honor of those that have given so much. It was such an emotional experience. I stopped and touched your and Deputy Brieses names. I tought I was ok and had a handle on things. What a flood of emotions I experienced. Just walking up to the memorial I was choked up and having difficulty breathing. I thought back to seeing your daughter running around the memorial when I met her and your family, it bought an smile to my face. I remember it all as if it was yesterday. I pray that your family and child are well. R.I.P

Sgt. Kent O'Donnell
Yellowstone Co. SO Billings MT

November 8, 2009

Patrick - as I reflect on it being 3 years since your accident I truly hope as you shine down on your daughter that you have a constant smile on your face - I am sure she misses you daily as does your entire extended family.

Love ya pal


October 22, 2009

You have not been forgotten. Thank your for your dedicated service to law enforcement and to your Country.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace. I pray for solace for your family.

Phyllis Loya


October 22, 2009

I am sad that I am not able to attend your memorial this weekend. I am praying for you and your family as we all celebrate your life and all that you did for each and everyone of us. I still am looking forward to the day that we are reunited. Love you


October 18, 2009

Just thinking of you today, buddy.


June 21, 2009

I still have a hard time going down the candy isle at the Conoco... Tim still carries your Twirps :-) I think you started something.


March 22, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this second anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

October 22, 2008

It is now two years since you left us. All of us visited West Yellowstone over the weekend to remember your kind and dedicated ways. It is still difficult to believe you have left us. As your mom, I look sometimes thinking you may be right around the corner. We think of you daily. You touched so many individuals throughout your life. Kinder words could not be heard. Your daughter misses you so much - we tell her all the fun and tender times the two of you spent together. Lexi has been blessed to have you as her Dad! Keep shining down to give her strength and encouragement. I am so proud of you! Love, Mom


October 20, 2008

Wow it is so hard to believe we are about to experience the second anniversary of your accident. It is still so hard to drive down HWY 20, actually I avoid it as much as possible. Ma and I hung some flowers in memory of you at the crash site last Sunday in the wind and snow. I hope you have been able to see all that has been placed in memory of you by your friends and family. I pray everyday for you, your family and all of us that miss you. Please continue to watch over us and help guide us through the hard times. Thank You!


October 15, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday! We all were drinking Irish Car Bombs in memory of you. Love Ya


May 8, 2008

As I go over the other Officers pages, I keep going back to that day that you weren't going to be able to come home to your family and friends…and how I felt. It brings tears to my eyes and a nauseous feeling in my stomach to know that every day another family has to go through the heart ache, pain, tears, and feeling as if they want the world to end. Patrick you are missed so much and I still can't wait until the day the Lord takes me into Heaven and we get to be reunited again.


February 1, 2008

I was Patrick's patrol Sgt. in West Yellowstone when he was hired. Patrick was a thoughtful and caring officer who gave a 110% everyday in everything he did.

Take care Pat and God Bless.


Patrolman T. Rudner
Twin Falls Police Department

January 10, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 11, 2007

Our little girl turned 4's hard to believe that four years ago she came into our's even harder to believe you won't be here to celebrate with us.
We love you and miss you! RIP.


December 5, 2007

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