Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

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.


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. **


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


There is so much I could say in rememberance of you but the thing I will always carry in my heart is the deep love, dedication and devotion you had for our mother (nothing and no one came before her) and then the deep love you had for your nine siblings. Though you did things on your own terms and your own way, no one could ever doubt how deep your love was for those you cared about. I will be forever be grateful for your support when I shared with you that God had commissioned me to Pastor a church/ministry in California. You were supportive then and remained so to the very end, even to the point of planning to make time to come and visit me depending on the situation with our mother. You will never know what that meant to me. Every fiber of my being thank you as I continue on with the journey and mandate. Thank you for the mutual respect we shared one for the other although our feelings, thoughts and opinions may not have been the same. You allowed me to be who I am, what I am and who I AM YET TO BECOME without prejudice, respected me to the utmost and were/is very proud of me as I was/am of you. Thanks for being the stablizer and equalizer during the very difficult and emotional year we suffered through with our mother. You worked so hard to keep the family unit together and cohesive at all times. Thanks for your support and deep concern for Qiyawna (neice) as I work through the many complications of her illness (epilepsy). You kept a check on that at all times, did your research and informed me of things you thought I needed to know. You called her to encourage her and she was so honored. Thank you for being a counselor, mentor, love/relationship advisor, financial advisor and a wealth of information to Kesia (neice)...she talked to you about those things more than she did to me and hung on to your every word of advice. I can't begin to tell you how your leaving us has affected her but she takes comfort in remembering the relationship the two of you had. Lastly, you were a son that every mother would want, a brother any family would be blessed to have, a uncle many neices and nephews dreamed of, a friend many hope for, and from all the wonderful things I've read from other law enforcement, the dedicated, conscientious and hardworking public servant any force would have been proud to employ. I'm sure you advising, instructing, philosophizing and carrying on your daily routine, and just still being the Wayne we knew and loved so dearly. Keep up the good work and I will see you on the other shore.

Love and miss you much,

Pastor Connie Pitt-Johnson
Revelation Knowledge Ministries, Inc.
Canoga Park, CA


April 26, 2007


Ironically, among the last few conversations we shared, you reflected on how fortunate we had been to be a family unit of 10 and that we were all still here. Death had not yet come for any of us and you didn't even want to think about that happening. We both paused in mid conversation, looked deeply and thoughtfully at one another and decided the subject was too depressing to talk about. Being a Pastor, I've asked myself if you, being the wise brother I knew and loved dearly, sensed what was forthcoming. I will miss talking to you physically, yet I know that even though the body perishes, the spirit remains forever and that you are ever present to continue our deep and inspiring conversations. Rest in Peace, Dear Brother and I will see you on that Peaceful Shore.

Your loving Sister,


April 26, 2007

May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God hold you in a special place and watch over your family forever....................AC

Pennsylvania State Police

April 26, 2007

Officer Pitt-
To an officer that smiled everyday- rain or shine. May that smile shine from the heavens into the sea of your blue. Thank you for all that youv'e done. Twice.

Ofc. Carolyn Totaro

Officer 2137
MPDC 3D Main

April 22, 2007


Deputy Jordan
Middlesex Sheriffs Office

April 21, 2007

thank you for your services.

fairfield co s-o lancaster,ohio

April 21, 2007

Officer Wayne Pitt,
I will always remember the date that our paths first crossed, January 21, 1986. The day we started in the first police academy of the Durham, N.C. Police Dept. You were a great officer, one that cared about people. I remember you stopping me one day and said that you had applied for the Washington, D.C. Police Dept. and could you use me as a reference. I said to myself, "Man, why do all the good ones
have to leave". True, you have left us, but you will never be forgotten
A dear brother in blue.

Sgt. Michael Britton
Durham, N.C. Police Dept.

April 20, 2007

Wayne, What a ceremony today. Im sure you were very happy with what we did today and I pray your family was happy too. Please help gather all of our Angles in Heaven and watch over us everyday. Your spirit will be with us forever.

Officers 3D-1

April 20, 2007

There are many who may criticize you for your mistake, but we must all realize that any of us could have made the same mistake. Most of us have, but we have been lucky to catch it early enough or we were lucky enough to only cause property damage. I will always remember you as a man who served this proffesion well and made a mistake that every police officer is capable of making when we exit our vehicles. You should be remebered for the hero you are.

Police Officer

April 20, 2007

God bless you and your family. Rest in Peace, My Brother.

Ofc. S. Hickman

April 19, 2007

To the family and co-workers of Officer Pitt: You have my deepest sympathies and my prayers.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

April 18, 2007

A great Man.
A true Man.
A true friend/father.
I will truly miss.
God bless.


April 18, 2007

Wayne was my oldest brother. He was a "pillar of strength" for our family. We could depend on him. Wayne, you allowed me to fuss and chide with you but still loved me. You helped me start the first savings account for my oldest son. You would come home from Durham and place coins in his Incredible Hulk piggy bank when he was a baby. That was one of the reasons I made my youngest son middle name (Wayne), your first name, you will continue to live among us. You made your love for our family "evident." You are no longer here with us Wayne, but you will always remain in our hearts. We are having a difficult time coping with you leaving us so suddenly but we know God knows best and that you would have stayed longer if you was left up to you.

W Yvonne Pitt-Harris

April 17, 2007


I remember when you first got to the Fourth District and the the couple of days that I had the pleasure of riding with you. I thank you for all that you gave us here on MPDC. You take care and you will always be in my heart and on my mind. I joked about you being number two, but today you will forever be #1.

Officer,Third District Substation

April 17, 2007

Thank you for serving our community and keeping our streets safer. Your service will always be remembered.

Investigative Specialist

April 16, 2007

May God bless and keep you as well as watch over your family. Rest in peace...

Det. Robert Wright
Greenville Police Department, NC

April 16, 2007

Rest now soldier. Sgt. Rife has surely met you at the gate. I knew Sgt. Rife and a know he will guide you in heaven as your M.P.D.C. Looks after your family here.


April 16, 2007

Wayne, I never told you enough how blessed I was to have you as a brother. You were loving, kind and very unselish. You gave so much of yourself to everyone. Now I do beleive that you have your just reward that only God can give. I am going miss our long talks about your trips around the world. You had a way of making me feel like I was there too.

Thank You for a job well done.

A Very Greatful Sister....


April 16, 2007

May you rest in peace brother. I offer my thoughts and prayers to your family and the proud members of the Metropolitan Police Department. You have served with honor and dedication. Watch over us from above.

Senior Deputy Eric R. Fennell
Kern County Sheriff's Office

April 15, 2007

Wayne, when I saw you earlier the same week, you were smiling & we laughed as usual. You said "stay safe kd" laughing as you went out the door. Thats just how I will remember you bro..........smiling.

Rest in Peace

K. Davis
MPD Officer/ CO-Worker

April 15, 2007



April 15, 2007

The Law Enforcement Explorer Post 107 would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Metropolitan Police Department and the family and friends of Officer Pitt. It is sad to hear about the loss of one of America’s finest. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Explorer Captain Adam Hinson
Law Enforcement Explorer Post 107; Concord, NC

April 15, 2007

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