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Detective Keith Dressel

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 2007

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Reflections for Detective Keith Dressel

You’ve been heavy on my mind lately, maybe it’s because it’s been 15 years, but I’m so sad o didn’t get to spend more time with you before you were taken from us. The last time I spoke to you was on grandma and grandpas front porch on Christmas and I remember you turning to walk to the car and barely 2 months later I’m being woken up for what I thought was school but it was really just the beginning of a nightmare of a day. Your missed deeply and I’m so very sad you didn’t get to meet my girls, but I know the day we got t boned and rolled YOU we’re looking out for us. To walk away with barely a scratch on all 3 of us. I miss you more then I can express especially lately. You would be so proud of Noah and syd too

Nicole Dressel
Niece

February 22, 2022

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Keith Dressel of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 21, 2022

How can it be? How can it be?!? 15 years! How is it that it still crushes my heart just like it was yesterday? This day doesn't get any easier. Weird, huh? I know it was you. I saw the cardinal and looked at the clock when I thought about writing this...I saw the time. I get it and know you were here. I miss you and always will until the end of my time here on Earth. Just know not a day goes by that you aren't thought of. Each and every day how could I not think of you. We were inseparable when we were growing up. Ma and Dad said we had to be. Glad they did. You, Neil, and me had the closest bond sibs could have, I think. I'm grateful for that. Then, as you started to have your own family all those late night car sitting phone calls. Man, I miss those! I just miss you so very much and wish you could be here to be a physical part of family events, but we know you are here....we feel you, we see the signs. Please know we love and miss you and wish we could be celebrating with you instead of grieving and crying over your would haves and could haves. Just know you are always remembered and will always be. I promise you that! Your nieces and nephews will make sure of that. Love you--- Jen

Jen
Sister of Det. Keith T. Dressed E.O.W. 2-21-07

February 20, 2022

Miss you bro.

Captain Douglas Hubaker
Sylvania PD

February 21, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Keith Dressel of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 21, 2021

Not a day goes bye that your not missed. Had a rough time trying to sleep last night, you were on my mind. I know you are watching over all of us. Luv and miss ya.

Neil
Brother

February 21, 2021

Tonight marks 14 years since you left us. I wish I could tell you, in person, how much you are loved and missed. There have been so many events this year that you should have been at...and more special occasions to come and you should be there/here, but there were other plans made for you and it tears me up inside that you're not here. Your little one is grown and is a man now. It's hard to believe that time has flown so quickly. He acts and looks do much like you. Please, continue to protect us and continue to be near us. We miss you so much, Keith. What I wouldn't give to talk to you one more time, but knowing you couldn't stay would break my heart more. I love you more than you could ever know. Jen

Jen Raburn, sister
Sister

February 20, 2021

Keith will never ever be forgotten; RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 19, 2021

Keith, you have another officer joining you to patrol the streets of gold. I know that you were watching because you gave me a sign during the night. I was awake at that time. I usually would put the news on to help me fall asleep. You told me to just try to go to sleep with out the TV. You allowed me to sleep. Also want you to watch over your cousin Dean. Miss you so. Love you so.

Larraine Dressel
Mother

July 4, 2020

Keith the memory of the sound of your laugh is still strong. We have missed you so. Noah is so tall. You would be very proud of the young man he has become
By the way, he is growing out his hair for a man bun. He has your humor for sure.

Larraine Dressel. KEITH'S mom
Mother

May 8, 2020

Keith,
I'm sitting here just thinking of you and wanted to say I miss you. It's been a long time since you left but you are not forgotten and never will be. Love ya brother and watch over all of us for years to come. Peace be with you.

Nooner Ptlm
Toledo Police Department

April 2, 2020

I can never forget you I am sorry I wasn't there when you died. I hope you are a peace.

Sergeant R. Moreno
TPD

February 21, 2020

To a man I've never met,

Today marked my last day at TPD's academy. Your stories live on. Your memory lives on. I will strive to keep my new family safe.

-Officer Hale

Patrolman
Toledo Police Department

February 21, 2020

Keith, Every year that passed is another without you, and I’ll I do is hope that you’re with me at every mile stone in life. You have a grandson on the way I just know you would ADORE when he gets here. OH and I moved to Florida and started as a 911 dispatcher! I just hope you’re proud of me and watching over me. I love and miss you every day

Syd
Daughter

February 21, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Keith Dressel of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 21, 2020

I love you, Keith. Not a day goes by that you are not mentioned. You are thought about all of the time. We know you are near and are keeping all safe. You were especially missed with recent events... milestones and special graduations. We know how much you would have loved to be there in person. What we would give for those moments! Your little family has grown with more on the way. You'd be so proud. The pain of you not being able to enjoy those with us is so real and deep. The feelings overwhelm me sometimes and I don't know how to make them stop. Just know you will always be in our hearts! Rain falls because the clouds can no longer handle the weight. Tears fall because the heart can no longer handle the pain. Miss you and love you so much....until we see each other again.

Jen
Sister

February 20, 2020

R.I.P. Detective Dressel. Thank you for your selfless commitment to your community and for paying the ultimate price trying to clean up the streets. My thoughts are with such large family you left behind.

V.K.Mary, 911 Communications Officer, Harris County Sheriffs Office, Houston, in the Great State of Texas

December 23, 2019

You were on my mind today so I decided to stop by.

Huge

August 24, 2019

We miss you Keith. This time of year always intensifies the hurt of losing you.
I know it does the same for your Toledo Police Family and others too.
You have touched a lot of people.
Love you forever Keith.
Mom & Dad
Jen & Neil

Michael & Larraine Dressel
Father ,Mother, Sister & Brother

February 7, 2019

Your life mattered. Prayers for your family, friends and co-workers. Heroes never die. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

911 Supervisor Deborah Bush
Campbell County VA

January 21, 2019

Hey, I miss you, you were always a good policeman. Seems like the good ones pay the ultimate price. I pray you are at peace.

Former sergeant of yours
Toledo Police Department

February 21, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Keith Dressel of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 21, 2018

Never Forget. God Bless your family.

CTO Bush
Campbell Co

March 31, 2017

10 years doesn't even seem possible. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and all that you have missed. Thank you for always watching over everyone!

Friend

February 23, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

February 22, 2017

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