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Police Officer Alan Christopher Silver

Rocky Mount Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Alan Christopher Silver

Still thinking of you brother. I just did a benefit ride for two officers who were killed by ambush in Boon N.C. It was a tough day for me being so close to the date of your passing. Not a day goes by I don't think of you! I wish I could have done more for you that day. Forever in my thoughts.

SPO Jeramiah Weston
Rocky Mount Police Department

May 11, 2021

Rest in Heaven we know you are sitting & standing on the right side of God.

Wanda Hewlin & Claude
Cousins

May 2, 2021

Alan to this day, I remember rushing to Rocky Mount when I was told they took you off life support. I kept praying the whole way from Richmond that I would get to say good bye. When I arrived at the hospital you were still hanging on. I whispered in your ear "Thank you for waiting for me." Shortly after you crossed over. Alan you are forever in my heart.

Shanet Foots-Beatty
Cousin

May 2, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Silver.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 20, 2021

Let perpetual light shine upon Alan. May he Rest In Peace.

John Gardella MD

May 5, 2020

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

May 2, 2020

There isn't a day that passes that you are not in my thoughts. I look at your picture in my office and hanging on the wall in the police department every day. This week is always the hardest though, as the days approach leading up to the day I received the call that you had been in accident. I miss you and Love you so much!!

Senior Police Officer Jill Tyson
Rocky Mount Police Department

April 27, 2020

I was given the sweet opportunity of meeting my cousins years ago. It is truly unfortunate I was never given the same opportunity to meet you. Years has gone by and I am blessed to see them once again. My dear Officer Silver, know that you are thought of often. Know prayers are continuing out for our family and our brothers in blue. I fight this fight everyday with you all and prayers are what keep us. Be safe and watch over each other. To the Silver family, I love you and I will continually pray for our families.

Sgt. Floria Rodgers
Philadelphia Police Department

June 29, 2019

Hey Alan. I pray that you are watch over us everyday. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Mom and Dad Silver are doing good. They tell me all the time when I'm over that that I can come by when I'm tired and lay down in your bed and go to sleep. I always tell them that I wouldn't lay there long because your room is the way you left it the day you left home that morning going to work. I get cards every year from them and mom always signs your name inside the card also. Momma Silver always tells me that I'm working too much and I need to slow down but I always tell her that I'll be okay. She worrys about me just as much as she worried about you. Your picture hangs on my wall at home and I look at it everyday. Your flowers from your service are still living and mom talks to them everyday. They are so beautiful. Missing you brother. Love your godsister

Nikesha Lynch-Sharpe

February 21, 2019

Alan,

We have gone through another loss recently as you already know. Please welcome your newest brother, Chris Driver, to patrol the streets of heaven along side of you. What got me the most is the route taken for the procession went over your bridge and through the intersection of your tragedy. Even more, the burial is not far from where you are at RM Memorial Park. Standing there brought back so many memories that hurt more than I can explain. I could feel your presence there and I'm sure others could too that knew you. I can't tell you the numbers of tears that have fallen for this loss, both for you and for Chris. We honored you last year with a 10th anniversary. Paul, Jill, and I were there, we spoke to your family and a number of LEO supporters, over 200 people, all for you brother! I'm sorry that I haven't written to you sooner but just know that I think of you every time I walk through the halls of our department. We miss you so much and I will always hold you dear in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. Until we meet again brother, continue to watch over us from up above!

Detective Chris Whichard / 10th Academy
Rocky Mount Police Department

July 8, 2018

We did not get the opportunity to serve together but your spirit flows through our Police Department. I'm sure you know by now but we lost a brother, Chris Driver, Saturday night. It has been really tough for all of us and it has brought back painful memories for some.

Over the last couple of days I have heard stories of you and Driver and it seems like you both had the same spirit, you both chose to spread positivity to the people that you are around.

I just want to take this time to thank you, to tell you that I've become friends with some of your family members that are in law enforcement now at different agencies that are close to Rocky Mount. One in particular, James Silver, has truly been a light in this time of Darkness for me and my fellow officers.

I hope you are looking down and you are proud of what you see and I know that you and Driver are together protecting those Pearly Gates.

I hope both of you are resting peacefully

Officer V.A Chinn
Rocky Mount Police Department

June 28, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 24, 2018

Its so hard to loose a love one. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. I am a Telecommunicator Supervisor and I work with my Officer who are like family to me and I know the Rocky Mount Police Department feels the same way.

Telecommunicator Spv Quentin White
RDU Airport Emergency Communications

May 5, 2018

Thinking of you today Alan. RIP.

Chief Laura Fahnestock

May 2, 2017

Alan,

Wow, the time has flown even more since I last wrote to you. I'm sorry that it has taken me so long. I saw a reminder on my page today that was the video your brother posted about you with "See You Again". I watched it twice and it immediately reminded me of the times we shared together for the short time we had. Man those were the days and we all had so much fight and determination in us, couldn't wait to hit the streets to protect our city.

As you know from watching over, I've moved up the chain and have been a Detective now for almost 2 years, working every time of case I can think of. I know for sure that you would have been right here with me in CID. I look back some days and look at who still remains for our 10th Academy. Almost 10 years have gone by now and who would have ever thought we'd all end up where we are today. I really hope you are proud of us and continue to hold us all to that standard of Outstanding ratings. I hope you're keeping the streets of heaven under watch up there....and we will continue to watch over down here. It's been a long day without you my friend, but I'll tell you all about it when I see you again!

Until we meet again, RIP my brother in blue!

C. B. Whichard (Major Crimes Detective)
Rocky Mount Police Department / 10th Academy

April 14, 2016

Hi Alan its me Melia your cousin. I am so proud of you because you dedicated your life to fighting for the law even if I did not know that well or that long I look up to you and I love you for that. You would have been a great officer and a great role model for Arianna (your 4year old neice) we all love you
-Melia

Melia
Cousin

March 28, 2015

Miss you Bro.

R.
Brother

May 2, 2014

The anniversary of your death is fast approaching but the memory of your service lives on. My thoughts are will your survivors.

Ian Kendrick

April 22, 2013

I barley remember my uncle because I was little when he died. It was today when my dad told my about this webpage and how a lot of people sent reflections. I didn't even know that my uncle knew so many people. I wish he was still here so I can know him more in person, but I know he's in a better place. I heard so many good things about him and these reflections just amazed me. Even though I knew him for only a few years he inspires me by all the stories my parents and grandparents told and tells me. At first i was a little scared to write up here but I knew that i had to because of what a great uncle I have. Thank you for setting a good example and for me and many others.
Love always,
Your First niece Ayanna

Ayanna Silver
Niece

January 26, 2013

My prayers go out to Officer Silver's family and friends. He left a hero and I wish he got to hear how great he was until the fateful incident. I know in the city of Rocky Mount he was not as appreciated as he should of been. So young and brave and he had to suffer this kind of fate. I and many others are proud of his contributes to this city and everything he has done in his little time of service. He took the "job" many would not take and took it with dignity and respect. Officer Silver you are always in my heart thank you!

Future Police Officer

October 17, 2012

We Love you and Miss you more and more with each passing day!!

SPO J.J. Tyson (Tyson-Johnson)
Rocky Mount Police Department (Friend and Co-worker)

May 2, 2012

Dear Alan,

I know this is odd as we have never met, but I met your mother and father today. We were all at a tire store waiting for our vehicles to be ready and started a friendly conversation. Your mother mentioned your brother who lives near Charlotte (or in Charlotte) and how much she enjoys visiting with him and his family. She seemed a little quiet as her memory of you crept up while we talked. She mentioned it to me later about your passing in 2007 and it broke my heart as I could feel her pain. I gave her a hug and it seemed to help ease her sadness. As we left the store your mom mentioned that she had a photo of you in her Bible and she kindly showed me. You were such a handsome young man and you seemed to have a kind soul. Your mother is such a kind spirit and I truly enjoyed meeting her today. Your father was also very kind and is taking care of your mother. I am so honored to have met her and to have learned of your contribution to the safety and well being of those who were in need during your years of service. May God bless your family as they await to be reunited with you one day.

Sincerely,
Mary Simpson

Mary Simpson
Family acquaintance

April 25, 2012

Hey Alan,

It's been several years since I've wrote on here but certainly there has not been a day that goes by where I don't think of you. It's Christmas 2011 now, four years have passed since you were taken from us. I was just thinking of that time when we were in the academy and both of us were doing mock foot pursuits in the downtown area. We both hopped over that 10 foot fence and climbed up on top of the roof where nobody could find us. It was such a fun memory working besideyou, I would give anything to go on just one more call with you. I often wonder how great you are doing now that you're in such a joyous place, I hope and pray that one day we will all be re-united together again and it will be such a blessing. Alot has changed since that horrific day, but most of us have done better for ourselves. I hope that in your eyes, I've excelled by your standards. I miss you buddy and always will. Keep a close watch on your brothers and sisters from the 10th Academy. We ALL miss and love you! Merry Christmas Alan, my brother in blue, my friend, and my guardian angel above!

Senior Police Officer C. B. Whichard
Rocky Mount Police Department

December 23, 2011

I have GREAT NEWS Alan :) Found out that I am having a BOY! And I am so proud to say that he will be named after you <3
"Christopher Mason" and we will call him Mason! Wishing you were here..........

Love you,
Jill

Officer Jill T. Gilbert(Tyson-Johson)
Rocky Mount Police Department

May 21, 2010

On Sunday, 05-02-2010, we all posted reflections(Facebook) of how much we miss you and love you and how special every memory of you that we carry means to us. I looked at your pictures a hundred times that day, and I log on to my computer before I go 10 41 and see the Memorial Wall with your name on it pop up, before I log in.....but wish instead of all this, I could see your smile, hear that laugh that would light up anything and just get to talk to you, if even for one more day.

Just as everyone else....I remember every moment of that day, from the first phone call, to meeting our 10th Academy brothers and sister at the hospital, to holding hands and praying each day you were there. I know you are watching over ALL of us. I know this for a fact...cause in November of 2008 when I was struck by a drunk driver while on duty and then again last year, July 15th 2009, when I was traveling in my patrol vehicle going the same direction as you were that day and a vehicle traveling the same way, ran a light a struck me just as it did you. When I came to and realized what had happened and "where" my patrol vehicle was sitting I started crying. In front of my vehicle was the utility poll with the Blue Ribbon around it, in memory of you and where your vehicle came to rest that day, 04-29-2007. Both times, I walked away with minor injuries, questioning myself as to "why me"??? Just as I did that day after your accident, when we were at the hospital....I asked, "why you"??? But I asked these for different reasons...why would God take someone like you and not me. I know we, as Christians shouldn't question. But as human nature we do and even though I know that God has a purpose for everything and that maybe part of that was for you to not only watch over US but for you to watch over me both of those times, on the same road each time where you were. I don't have an answer but I feel in my heart that you are my Angel watching over me....and I hope you keep that job cause I wouldn't want anyone else.

I love you,
your Sister in Blue <3

Officer J.T. Gilbert (Tyson-Johnson)
Rocky Mount Police Department

May 5, 2010

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