Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Doug Byrne

Aurora Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, March 26, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Doug Byrne

officer Byrne---

May peace be with you and you sleep easy with God, Sir. Thank you for your service. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Trooper Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

March 26, 2007

God Bless his family in this terrible time, our hearts and prayers go out to them and the officers of the Aurora P.D.

Marshal R. Ford
Green Mt Falls Marshal's Office, CO

March 26, 2007

Rest in Peace Officer...

Lieutenant
Genesee County, Michigan

March 26, 2007

it was a short tour with you but the contacts with you were great....ill miss talking to you...ed

ofc ed matthews
fellow officer

March 26, 2007

THANK YOU FOR YOU SERVICE OFFICER BYRNE. YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN BLUE WILL TAKE YOUR WATCH FROM HERE. REST IN PEACE.

CAREING CITIZEN
REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO

March 26, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Police Officer Doug Byrne,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life last year in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a sacred keeper of the ODMP light. That sacred light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who shares their memories, stories, and celebrations on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. As we read the many heartfelt tributes left behind, may we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one. May we build upon love and faith knowing that this “bridge of tributes” will carry each and every one of us through the pain and sorrow until we meet again with our beloved one.

Police Officer Doug Byrne,
As we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are family.” You are embraced as our own family member. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one, not in this lifetime. May God Bless you and keep you. May God allow you to rest in peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today. You will NEVER be forgotten.

-“Your life is much more important than you can imagine.”-
--- Maya Angelou

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

March 26, 2007

Rest in peace young man and thanks for being there when you were needed the most. God has a plan for all of us and I know you will be protecting those you serve now.

Lt J. Steciuk
Aurora Police Dept

March 26, 2007

May God Bless You, Your Family, Your Friends And Your Department. Rest In Peace PO Byrne.

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

March 26, 2007

Doug what a great man you were. I appreciated the conversations we have had and the great spirited person you were. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. You are greatly missed.

This Department was better because of you..

PAUL TIMMONS

Police Officer
Aurora Police

March 26, 2007

Doug, you will be sadly missed! You have been a friendly face to me and I pray for those who had the opportunity to know you better. Thanks for the laughs. Go with God, brother.

Ofc. RT
APD

March 26, 2007

Doug, you will be sadly missed! You have been a friendly face to me and I pray for those who had the opportunity to know you better. Thanks for the laughs. Go with God, brother.

Ofc. RT
APD

March 26, 2007

Here we are again to honor a fallen hero who was doing the job he loved so very much. Putting his life on the line 24/7. Also a veteran. We will keep the loved ones and all who knew Officer Byrne,in our prayers and our thoughts. To many of our officers like our soldiers are losing their lives so soon.
"When God Made Peace Officers"
Unknown Author
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 his uniform."

He has 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."

He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has 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 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 the bulge in a pocket before he asks, 'May I see what's in there sir?' (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of the head for his partner's safety. And another pair of eyes here in the front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say. 'You'll be all right ma'am.' When he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this 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 a civil service pay check."

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 the elements of a hundred crime scenes; recite Miranda warnings in his sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop...and still keeps its sense of humor."

"This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He 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 fingers across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak." She pronounced. "I told you that you are trying to put to much in 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 metal called his badge; for justice."
"You're a genius." said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there." he said.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Canon City, Colorado

Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
Canon City Internet Radio

March 26, 2007

Rest in peace my brother. You will be missed.

Officer R Snyder
Aurora Police Dept

March 26, 2007

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO OFFICER BYRNE'S FAMILY AND THE AURORA PD. A TRUE HERO HAS BEEN LOSE IN OFFICER BYRNE, ONE WHO SERVED HIS COUNTRY AND THE STATE OF COLORADO. HE WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. GOD BLESS YOU, BROTHER IN BLUE.

DETECTIVE RUTILO QUEZADA
SMITH COUNTY SHERIFF TYLER, TX

March 26, 2007

DOUG WAS A MAN AMONG MEN, A VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE AND MY BROTHER IN BLUE. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY SADNESS AND SENSE OF LOSS OF A GREAT FRIEND. MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES AND THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS.

DOUG, I WILL NEVER FORGET THE MANY MEMORIES WE SHARED TOGETHER AND I WILL DEEPLY MISS THE FRIENSHIP WE HAVE. GOD BLESS AND "BE CAREFUL"
YOUR BROTHER, J. GRIZZLE

PATROL 0FFICER, J. GRIZZLE
AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT

March 26, 2007

Doug,

You were a good man and even a greater officer. You made an impact on me as one my FTO's and I will always remember your kindness and respect. Rest in peace my brother and know you will never be forgotten.

Roberson

Ofc Roberson
APD

March 26, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Byrne’s family, friends and co-workers. Thank you for your service, we will take it from here. Matthew 5:9.

Patrol Officer
Moorhead Police Dept, Moorhead, MN

March 26, 2007

God bless you for your service to our country and your community. You will not be forgotten.

DE
St. Louis City Police

March 26, 2007

My prayers are with the family of officer Byrne, and the officer of the Aurora PD. In this time of tragedy there are no words that can ease the pain you are going through at this time. I only hope that with the Lords help The family and Department will survive this awful time.

Keshia Lewis
Wife of Police Officer, Hoover PD, Alabama

March 26, 2007

To the family of Officer Byrne: I am truly sorry for your loss. He was indeed a "HERO" both in the war on terror and the war on the streets of America. We here in Montgomery, AL also lost a policeman in September. He too was a veteran and a police officer. We can understand your pain and many prayers are being sent up on your behalf.

LEO's Daughter
Montgomery, AL

March 26, 2007

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

March 26, 2007

Doug,

I can't believe this. When I heard about the accident, before anyone could say who it was, I looked at Natalie and said, "I can't help but think of Doug, I think its Doug." I sat not knowing what to do. I called to find out if I could donate blood or help in anyway. I was told to try and get sleep, that there was nothing I could do at the moment.

I agreed, with the resolution that I would come see you in the morning when things had settled down. I awoke to the morning news broadcast and the headline, AURORA OFFICER KILLED. I sat crying with my wife and daughter for a friend gone far before his time.

I asked why someone like you could be taken so soon and in such a manner. I have no answer and expect none will follow. There are no words to describe the person you are. There is not a bad word anyone could find said about you.

To the Marine, the Officer, the Man who I respect deeply...God Bless! I will miss losing to at golf and I will find one of the other guys to give my money to when we play poker. I will see you on the other side.

Your Friend,

Matty

Detective Matthew Fyles
Aurora Police Department

March 26, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother Officer We have the watch.

Deputy Sheriff Scott C. Stringer
Pontotoc County Sheriff Department-Miss.

March 26, 2007

Lost but never forgotten...

Deputy Sheriff
FCSO, MD

March 26, 2007

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Detective B. Buchanan
O'Fallon (MO) Police Department

March 26, 2007

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