Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jeff Shelton

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 1, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Jeff Shelton

Two very brave and courageous men who entered the unknown on that day have given their lives for their community. They made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you and your family. AC

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

April 27, 2007

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

Aloha Police Officer Jeff Shelton,
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 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 cares to share a word or two 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. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

Police Officer Jeff Shelton, God Bless you. You are a hero. As we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are Family.” No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine 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 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)

April 27, 2007

I pray for your family. I grieve for you. I, along with many others, will remember.

Kay Lyles
Widow of Officer M.T. Lyles

April 24, 2007

I am so, so sorry... My dad is an ex Orange County Sheriff and so thankful that my brother and I still have him to call our own and can not imagine your pain and sorrow... It's heroes like Jeff and others who make it possible for us to live and walk... Your friends & family will forever be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May you and the rest of the angels sore.

Heather
Civilian

April 19, 2007

My heart was sick when I heard the news, and my prayers immediate for Jesus to pass His peace to your family. I was in attendence at the funeral. It is obvious that you impacted your brothers in blue and your community. Rest in Peace brother and I will see oyu on the other side.

APO G. T. Webb
Greenville Police Department

April 17, 2007

Ignorant people with guns have taken too many of NC's finest this year. I am TERRIBLY sorry for your loss.

Megan Everett- Communications
Winston-Salem PD

April 17, 2007

Thank you for putting your life on the line so that others can live in peace. Rest in Peace my brother!

David W. Brown

Supervisor Paramedic/Tactical Medic
Mecklenburg EMS Agency/CMPD SWAT

April 15, 2007

When I heard the news of the gunfire that took the lives of two heroes, my heart sunk. My big brother was a police officer in Suffolk, VA and lost his life in a foot chase two years ago. I know just how difficult this time is for the families as well as for this Department. It is devastating. Please stick together. Love, friendship and laughter is all that got us through. Know that you are all in our hearts and prayers and if there is anything you need... even if it is just a friendly hello, I am here. You are not alone.

"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."

Elizabeth - Canton, NC
Sister of Officer Drew Henley E.O.W. 3/19/2005

April 15, 2007

Jeff I'll miss you my brother...

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;
Where there’s no more tears or sadness there is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I’m with 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.
It’s good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my Big Plan
There’s so much that we have to do to help our mortal man.”

Then God gave me a list of things He wished for me to do,
And foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
And I will be beside you every day and week and year.
And when you’re sad, I’m standing there to wipe away the tear.
And when you lie in bed at night, 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 living years.
Because you’re only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain
Remember there would be no flowers unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you of all that God has planned
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.

But one thing is for certain – though my life on Earth is over.
I’m closer to you now than I ever was before.
And to my very many friends, trust God knows what is best
I’m still not far away from you, I’m just beyond the crest.
There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb
But altogether we can do it, taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you, too—
That as you give unto the world, so the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow or in pain
Then you can say to God at night – my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented with my life, it was worthwhile
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is down and feeling low,
Just lend a hand to pick him up as on your way you go.
When you are 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 you feel that gentle breeze or the wind upon your face
That’s me give you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
And when it’s time for you to go from that body to be free
Remember you’re not going, you are coming here to me
And I wall always love you from that land way up above
Will be in touch again soon.
P.S. God sends his love

Police Officer Gabriel Chickoree
CMPD

April 13, 2007

"SOMEBODY KILLED TWO POLICEMAN TODAY AND A
PART OF AMERICA DIED"
OFFICERS SHELTON AND CLARK YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. BROTHERS YOU DID NOT LOSE YOUR LIVES YOU GAVE IT IN THE SERVICE TO OTHERS, TRUE HERO'S INDEED.
YOU GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, THERE IS NO GREATER GIFT THAN TO LAY DOWN ONE'S LIFE FOR ANOTHER.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER'S, AND LET US TAKE OVER FROM HERE. YOU DID YOUR PART SO REST EASY
IT'S OUR WATCH NOW

FROM A BROTHER

April 11, 2007

I just realized today (4/11/07), that this was an old pal of mine from MHS, that I befriend during History class; he as a Senior and I as a Sophomore...

I extend my condolences to your family.

Dameian Hasty
friend

April 11, 2007

Rest in peace brother.

R. Hedlund
Union County Sheriff's Office

April 11, 2007

God bless and be with your family at this time.

Deputy Sheriff J.W. Lowder
Union County Sheriff's Office

April 10, 2007

To my fellow brother in law enforcement, may you rest in peace. Thank you for your dedicated service and your ultimate sacrifice. My Department and I know all too well the pain your family, friends and fellow officer are feeling right now. It was less than two months ago that we lost one of our family members, Officer C. Callemyn. During our mourning, I found this poem that brought me some peace....

We little knew that morning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly.
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone,
for part of us went with you
the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one,
the Chain will link again.

Officer J. Werner
Durham Police Department

April 10, 2007

April first was the day of the year
Charlotte Meck it is so near
Who would have thought they would both lose their lives
And not go home to their precious wives
When the Officer showed up at their door to tell them the bad news
They could only hope it was April fools
But as the tears streamed down his face
She knew no one could take his place

Just an ordinary call they go on every day
Knock on the door, clear the call, and then go away
This time they did not make it back to their car
And unfortunately they left with more than a scar
No poem or letter will bring them back to life
But just know that God loves you and that He can help you through this strife

In this lifetime things seem so unfair
Sometimes it seems as if no one really cares
Why do good people die at such a young age
And the evil ones take center stage?

Officers will come from miles away
To bow their heads and pray
Understand that these officers touched so many lives in a positive way
And their legacy is around to stay

Bender
KPD

April 10, 2007

The Shelton family as well as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg P.D. are in my prayers. You gave the ultimate price for our line of work brother and may soul rest in peace.

Ofc. Morton
Birmingham P.D.

April 10, 2007

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOUR PASSING WAS NOT IN VAIN AND THE DIFFERENCE YOU MADE IN PEOPLES LIVES WILL CONTINUE FOR YEARS AND GENERATIONS TO COME

SGT. M. HELTON/ OFFICER J. BEASLEY
JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF

April 10, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You made the ultimate sacfrice brother. The thin blue line was weakened for a moment, but we will rise above this and continue on with you in our hearts and minds.

Ptl. B. L. Johnson
Statesville Police Dept.

April 9, 2007

I pray that God comforts your family and friends now and in the future. Although it is without reason that you were stolen way too early, you are now 23 in God's paradise. Rest in peace.

Officer Corrina Decker
CMPD

April 9, 2007

I am at a loss as to what to put in these reflections. All I can do it say a prayer for the families of these heroes and promise that not only these fallen officers, but all fallen officers will always be remembered. The families of these heroes can not easily be consoled and I know that there is a strong support group to help them get through the tough times. Stay strong and remember that the heroes will always be remembered. Thank you for being my hero and rest in peace. Watch over all of us and keep us all safe....

Tony Ruggeroli, Police Officer
Houston Police Dept.

April 9, 2007

I don't now what to say, but I'm so sorry. It's like loosing a brother. We are behind you. I wish I could help with your loss. But only time can do that!

Alson

Alson Brodhage
Davidson Police ex-Officer and Wife of NCSHP

April 9, 2007

We spoke of you during our briefing after we received the teletype. I watched on the internet your local news and ALL the broadcasts they had about both you and Officer Clark. Thank you for your service to the residents of Charlotte. We will keep you and your families in our prayers.

Deputy Marc Ayers
Broome Co. Sheriffs Office - Binghamton NY

April 9, 2007

Wishing my sympanthy to the family and the police
department.

Thanks for all the good work the police department
does for our community.

thanks.

April 9, 2007

Wishing your family and the police department my
sympathy for both of the offiers killed in their
line of duty.

Thank all the good work you do.

April 9, 2007

God bless the family, friends, and fellow officers of Ofc. Shelton.

Sgt Steve Bradford
Gainesville Police Dept (FL)

April 9, 2007

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