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Police Officer Wayne Pitt

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Wayne Pitt

God bless you

Mark Mottola

April 10, 2020

Officer Pitt,
I will be riding in your honor this year in the LEU Road to Hope. I am doing this in your memory and to know your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I have served in the Chesapeake Police Department for almost a year now and served in the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office for a little over 10 years. Reading your reflection wall I am honored to be riding for you, the memories show how amazing you were. It will be a privilege to ride for you and your survivors!!

Officer Shannon Velez
Chesapeake Police Department

March 23, 2018

Wayne "CEEEEE" Pitt. Always made ya smile.

Sgt. M. Bowman

August 23, 2014

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others.

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

April 10, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Pitt. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 10, 2009

To Officer Wayne Pitt, his family and his fellow officers with the Metropolitan Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Pitt’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Pitt and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

April 10, 2009

RIP.You will always be remembered by the ones who love and knew you.

Anonymous

October 12, 2008

YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 1, 2008

Today on the 1st anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for those you left behind.
Rest in peace Sir you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

April 10, 2008

Our purpose in life is to glorify God and you succeeded
in that. The Lord Jesus put a love for law enforcement
in your veins for 24 years until the day He called you home. From these reflections I can tell you are truly
missed, but it was a blessing to have known you. My
thoughts are with your families today as they remember
you on the 1st anniversary of your EOW and every day
the Lord brings you to mind.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

April 10, 2008

Thank You for having served the Carolina Community.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

April 10, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You have not been forgotten.

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

April 10, 2008

I am Wayne's eldest sister. Wayne we miss you miss you very much and there is not a day that goes by that we do not think of you. I would like to thank everyone who have left kind words for Wayne. SA Lynn Gannon I would like to thank you for riding in the Police Unity Tour in memory of Wayne, that is very kind of you. I would also like to thank the Metropolitan Police Dept for all of their support during the difficult time our family has gone through.

Barbara Brown
Sister

January 12, 2008

To the family and friends of Officer Pitt:
I am a rider with the Police Unity Tour. My ride this year will be done in Officer Pitt's memory to honor his years of law enforcement service and the sacrifice that he made. I am proud and honored to have this small connection with Officer Pitt. I am and will always be very, very sorry for your loss.

SA Lynn Gannon
DOI OIG (Saint Paul, MN)

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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 12, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Pitt. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Wayne, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Wayne's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Wayne's life was about so much more than the way he died. Wayne will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Pitt, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been four years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 13, 2007

Wayne,

Just stopping by to say Hi, and let you know that you are on my mind a lot. Your picture is on the air conditioner over looking us all while in roll call and I know that you and all of our other fallen brothers and sisters are watching over us. I hope Sgt. Burke is not too rough up there on you all. Keeping you all up there in my thoughts and prayers.

Officer M. Mahl
3D-1

May 29, 2007

You are in our prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

May 16, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside, CA PD

May 13, 2007

You made the ultimate sacrafice while serving the community. Watch over the rest of us as we work to make this world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family, you will not be forgotten.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Wayne Pitt,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Wayne. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Officer Wayne Pitt is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

April 28, 2007

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

Aloha Police Officer Wayne Pitt,
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 Wayne Pitt, 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

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down
his life for his friends. John 15:13. May God comfort
and keep your family during this difficult time.
Rest in peace brother. We are Proud of you!!

Lt. R.T. Ernie Willis, Ret.
Cleveland Co. Sheriff's Office NC

April 26, 2007

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