Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Keith Dressel

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 2007

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Reflections for Detective Keith Dressel

I HAVE BEEN A REGULAR READER OF THIS SITE OVER TWO YEARS, AND HAVE READ EVERY REFLECTION LEFT FOR EVERY HERO WHO HAS DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY DURING THAT TIME. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY REFLECTIONS LEFT BY THE CITIZENS OF ANY CITY OR TOWN FOR A HERO AS I HAVE SEEN FOR THIS OFFICER. THIS SHOWS THE CALIBER OF THE CITIZENS OF TOLEDO. HOW REGULAR PEOPLE CAN SHOW SUCH AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FOR ONE OF THEIR OWN IS VERY HEARTWARMING.
I KNEW A GUY IN NEW JERSEY YEARS AGO WHO WAS FROM TOLEDO, AND HE ALWAYS TOLD ME WHAT A GREAT CITY IT IS. IT SURE SHOWS HERE. APPLAUSE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF TOLEDO.

DETECTIVE DRESSEL, NEVER FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

February 24, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and the bothers and sisters of the Toledo Police Department. Keith will always be remembered and never forgotten.

Chief Roger Schultze
Clay Township Police Department

February 24, 2007

Policeman's Prayer:

When I am called to duty, God
Wherever dangers may rage
Give me strength to save some life
whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
and hear the weakest shout
And quickly and efficiently
To clear the dangers out.
I want to fill my calling
And give the best in me
To guard my every neighbor and protect his property.
And if,according to Your will,
I have to lose my life
Please bless with Your protecting hand on my children and my wife.
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I want to share this appropriate poem with all who greave.
I learned of it while attending the funeral of a good friend, Chief Thomas E. Bartlett of Mount Vernon Ohio last year. I do not know the original author's name. God bless and protect Detective Dressel's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely and Respectfully submitted,
Peter Gilman

Peter Gilman - citizen
Toledo citizen and previous Block Watch member

February 24, 2007

DRESSEL, YOU AND I NEVER DID GET ALONG BUT IN THE END WE ARE BROTHERS. I AM SO SORRY IT HAPPENED TO YOU. I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO A LONG CAREER OF DEALING WITH YOU . THE DRESSEL FAMILY WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALL!

D/S JAYSON MCNETT
LUCAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

February 24, 2007

may god bless you and your family.you are a hero to all in law enforcement,rest in peace.

police officer Thomas Delorenzo
new york city police dept

February 24, 2007

My deepest condolences to the family. Detective Dressel was a protector of many. May he rest in peace. May his family find peace.

Deputy Mary Ann Robinson
Wood county Sheriff's Office

February 24, 2007

First let me say what a SAD day it is for the City of Toledo to lose a hero like Keith. I've known Keith for my entire career and enjoyed every momemt that we spent on the streets of Toledo. Keith was the kind of guy that the criminals disliked and his fellow officers loved. Keith knew all the bad guys and did his job with diligence and throughness. At the same time Keith could make the bad guys laugh and keep his fellow officers in sticthes.
This only makes me wonder how an Officer such as Keith; who loved his job so much, and made the streets a safer place, sacrifice so much in a society that cares so little about life.
Keith you will be missed so much and I hope that your in a better place where GOD has seen the utilmate sacrifice that you have paid to make this world a better place.
LOVE YA MAN !

Ptlm. Nick Estvanik
TPD

February 24, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother. May God bless you and your Family. You are a true Hero! Prayers also go out to the other two Detectives that were there with you that morning. God bless all of you and your Families.

Fellow officer from another Department

February 24, 2007

My heart goes out to the wife of Detective Keith Dressel, his children, family, friends and fellow officers. As the wife of a Toledo Police Officer I know the fear that we face every day, waiting for our husbands to return home safe to their families. Keith was doing a job he loved and we thank him for his service and dedication to keep the community safe. May God be with you and your family. Know that Keith and your family will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Gen
Wife of Toledo Police Officer

February 24, 2007

Keith, or as I have called you for so many years Briscoe.(The story goes like this. When I was in the Detective Section one night a guy walks in and he tells me he needed to talk to Det. Briscoe. I told this guy that we do not have a Det. Briscoe. The bad guy told me several more times he needed Det.Briscoe. One again I told him we do not have a Det. Briscoe.
The bad guy then went on to describe the Det.and right away I knew whom he was talking about. (No one could wear the vice look like you) Beside Dressel sounds like Briscoe anyway. Well Keith I think I called you Briscoe so much sometimes I forgot your real last name. However who could forget you. I saw you a few days before you passed. I was driving the Police car to the stagging area so that I could end my tour of duty. As I was driving up I noticed this guy leaning on the Police Cars. I said to myself who in the he$$ is this leaning on our Police cars. As I exited my car it was you BRISCOE (No one could wear the vice look like you). I said what up BRISCOE? You said nothing TC just waiting to be picked up to start my shift. I said BRISCOE take care. These were the last words that we said to each other.It has been said that We do not know the day, time or hour. I found this to be true.
Danielle and the entire Dressel Family my heart goes out to you for your loss. May God bless you and your entire Family
BRISCOE REST IN PEACE

Sgt. T.E. Campbell (TC)
Toledo Police Dept.

February 24, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dressel family and the entire Toledo Police Department.

Detective Sgt. James Mathias and family
Findlay P.D.

February 24, 2007

KEITH, YOU ARE A BROTHER IN ARMS, A FRIEND TO SOME, AND A HERO TO ALL. YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED, BUT KNOW THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO OUR JOB AS YOU HAVE AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET THIS SAD TIME. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND WE WILL MAKE SURE AS YOUR BROTHERS YOUR FAMILY WILL BE PROTECTED AND CARED FOR.


LUCAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FIELD OPERATIONS

February 24, 2007

KEITH, WE HAVE ALL SERVED OUR TIME IN HELL, TAKING THE CALLS THAT LEAVE YOU SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD IN DISBELIEF, SEEING THE WORST IN PEOPLE AND THE BEST IN PEOPLE. YOU HAVE DONE YOUR JOB WELL AND LAYED YOUR LIFE DOWN AS A HERO TO ALL. WE WILL CONTINUE OUR JOBS AS YOU HAVE DONE AND WHEN IT IS MY TURN TO JOIN YOU IN HEAVEN I WILL GLADLY PATROL THE STREETS AS YOUR PARTNER. WHEN YOU START YOUR SHIFT TELL CINCINNATI POLICE OFFICER WILLIAM LOFTIN I AM STILL PATROLLING WITH HIS MEMORY AS A HERO JUST LIKE YOU ARE NOW.

SGT. EPHRON LINZY
LUCAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

February 24, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Dressel and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Detective Dressel has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends of Detective Dressel, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Detective Dressel is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

SA Thomas Doyle
FBI New York City

February 24, 2007

Rest in Peace brother....we'll take it from here.

Corporal Keith Redmon
Winston-Salem Police Department

February 24, 2007

thank you for your services.you will never be forgotten.god bless and r.i.p.

deputy
fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

February 24, 2007

To all of those who loved Detective Dressel, and especially to his wife and mother: My son Anthony died in the line of duty on 2/19 and I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. May Keith rest in peace. May he and Tony be together in heaven always.
Sincerely,
Nancy Bonner

Nancy Bonner
Mother of a Lost Officer

February 24, 2007

Our heartfelt Condolences to the family of Det. Keith Dressel. Your family shall be in Our thoughts and prayers with this tragic loss.
Rest in Peace Brother

Detective James Gross; SFS '80
Peerysburg Townshp Police

February 24, 2007

My prayers go out to the Dressel Family and to Toledo Police Department. Keith was a true hero. God Bless you all

Deputy-Dispatcher
Wood County Sheriff Office

February 24, 2007

The family of Detective Dressel and all the members of the Toledo Police Dept will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim Eggeman
Columbus Police Dept

February 24, 2007

May God bless you and your family. Rest in Peace.

Respecfully,

Danny

Police Officer Danny McGuire, Jr.
Chicago Police Department

February 24, 2007

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH THE LORD. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING OVER US. YOU ARE A HERO DETECTIVE DRESSEL AND I KNOW GOD THINKS THAT TOO.
MARGE CORNE

MARGE CORNE
CITIZEN

February 24, 2007

Detective Dressel, you were a warrior to the end. After 14 years in law enforcement you still had the drive to catch the bad guy. May God bless you and those who knew you best. Rest in peace brother.

Off. Hanes
Oklahoma City P.D.

February 24, 2007

Keith,

You will always be known to us as a hero. There is nothing worse than having a fellow brother in blue taken from us in the hands of another and we will forever grieve your loss. You will always be in the back of our minds as we patrol the streets as you now look over us. God bless you and the officers of the Toledo Police Department.

Ptl. Andrew Dean
Maumee Police Division

February 24, 2007

Rest in peace Keith. Your life and loss will never be forgotten. May God watch over your family during this difficult time.

Deputy Sheriff Tim George
Monroe County MI.

February 24, 2007

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