Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 7, 2007

Rest in peace my brother, God bless you, your family and your Department.

OFFICER BOB SWOPE #5609
OLMSTED FALLS POLICE DEPT. OHIO

May 7, 2007

"Angel In Blue"
a fallen hero
an angel in blue
strong and brave
his heart ever true

He vowed to protect
no matter the pain
men women and children
in sunshine and rain

His badge was more
than a shining pin
it was honesty, sacrifice
glowing from within

He gave of his time
his love and his life
adored his children
worshipped his wife

Never counting the cost
he never gave up hope
even when all seem lost
between guns and dope

his time on the streets
came to an end
now he was leading
the men from within

as chief of police
upon his officers impressed
the importance of
giving their best

his time in office
came to a close
now he and his bride
retirement chose

with kids grown and gone
they now had the time
to serve up tequila
with salt and lime

a gun blast rang out
his chest felt tight
he was fading fast
losing his fight

as his life slipped away
an angel appeared
"your time here is over
you've served many years

it's time to come home
we here have need of you
you won't be forgotten
you're an angel in blue.

Written By:

Cynthia L. Lefebvre

Cpl S.K. Ricks
Nash County Sheriff's Office

May 7, 2007

I met Alan at a mutal friend's wedding. He was the best man and I was a groomsman, we had all gone to school together at East Carolina University but I never got a chance to talk with him or get to know him as a friend. I found him to be one of the most down to earth and fun people to be around. All of the groomsman from the wedding had talked about getting together in the future and hanging out with one another and I'm sad that I never got a chance to hang out with him or talk to him again, but he left a lasting impression on me and I will never forget the kind of person he was.

Norvel C. Turner III (T.J.)
Friend

May 7, 2007

Alan, know that you have always been loved and will always be missed. It comforts me to know that you are with our family up there and will be waiting to greet me when my time comes. In the meantime, please watch over us with the same sweet spirit you have always carried. I love you.

Alicia Silver
cousin

May 7, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to those who knew and now miss Officer Silver.

May God lay His healing hands upon the family.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

May 7, 2007

Rest in peace and be with God. My prayers go out to the entire Rocky Mount PD.

Sgt. J. R. Mount
Cornelius Police Department

May 7, 2007

A tragedy. My prayers to all who are left behind to miss Officer Silver.

P/O Joseph Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police Department

May 7, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Silver's family and friends.

Officer Silver, thank you for your service. Neither you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

May 7, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family affected by this tragedy. Charlotte understands your lose and feels the same pain with you as we still are affected by our lose.

Officer Rash
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept

May 7, 2007

I never met Chris, but he is my brother. My deepest respect and sympathy to the family. Chris will always be on patrol.

SGT D.B. Pixley (Retired)
Edgecombe County NC Sheriff's Office

May 7, 2007

Lost but never forgotten...

Deputy Sheriff
FCSO, MD

May 6, 2007

To the family, friends and coworkers of Alan:

God bless you all. I did not have the opportunity to meet Alan but his reputation speaks for itself. I have heard wonderful comments about this young man.

Alan, I salute you for the ultimate sacrifice for our safety and you are in a much greater place by far. You have touched my son's life in so many ways. He spent many weeks with you in the police academy. He has spoken of you several times and stated, "I am going to miss Alan so much". Thank you for being such a loyal and dedicated friend and officer. You will truly be missed by all!

Laurie Smith
mother RMPD officer/wife of retired deputy sheriff

May 6, 2007

To the Sliver family, friends, and his fellow officers,

It deeply saddens me to hear of the lost of another officer's life. Trust in God to lessen your pain and to comfort you through these times. Officer Silver, his family and friends, you will be in my prayers. R.I.P.

Det Sgt Manny Zurita,
Virgin Islands PD

May 6, 2007

Rest easy HERO!!!!

Officer Eric Koenig
KPD

May 6, 2007

My heartfelt prayers are with the family and friends of this hero. Please know that you are not alone, and you will be thought of and prayed for often.
Deputy Rene' Dennis
Harris County Sheriff's Office
& Wife of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph N. Dennis, EOW 05-22-01
Remeber "All Heros go to Heaven!"

Deputy Rene' Dennis
Harris County Sheriff's Office

May 6, 2007

I am deeply sorry for your family's loss. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but according to my husband he was one of the best. Officer Silver worked side by side with my husband and he will be deeply missed. Officer Silver, "Thank you for helping to protect the citizens of Rocky Mount as well as your fellow officers!"

Stephanie
Wife of RMPD officer

May 6, 2007

To the Silver Family,

Alan was a dear friend and will truly be missed by everyone it came in contact with. I knew him and his family before he became a police officer. I last talked to him on last Thursday arount 7pm when we were both going 10-42 and I saw him and his girlfriend on Friday in the mall together. His last words to me was " I will see you on Monday morning but for him Monday morning never came for him to know about. I too feel your pain because I lost my husband February 21, 2007 and Alan was there to support me in the time of my lost. The pain will never go away but in time it will heal and God knows best and he loved Alan way more than you and I can ever love him. R.I.P ALAN CHRISTOPHER SILVER 01/31/1984 - 05/02/2007

Telecommunicator Nikesha Lynch
Rocky Mount Police Department

May 6, 2007

Alan was one the truest friends I have ever had in my lifetime. When I first met him, he was so down to earth and a person who always brought a positive vibe to where ever he may have been. He was always the type of guy you could laugh with and have a heart to heart talk with. Alan lived his life with principle and when ever I can, I try to do just the same in his honor. You will be missed Alan. You will NOT be forgetten. I pray each day that when I reach those pearly gates, I'll see you standing there smiling. I love you man...You will always be my brother.

Alan Halton
One of his Best-Friends/Former College Roommate

May 6, 2007

Its not what you take when you leave this world but what you leave behind,"Your good name." Alan, you did just that. Your legacy is the greatest gift that we can leave behind to our family. May God keep his saving grace upon your family, friends and co-workers.

Senior Officer R. Sherrod
Rocky Mount Police Department

May 6, 2007

Rest In Peace.

Trp.W.P.Moore II
NCSHP

May 5, 2007

Although I only had the pleasure of meeting Alan once during his visit to his brothers' house, I truly could see that the family was very close and that he was a wonderful son and brother. I pray for comfort and strength for his family and loved ones. Sincerely, Alisa

Mark & Alisa Osborne
Neighbor to Reggie & Phylicia

May 5, 2007

Officer Silver,

The prayers of all eastern NC law enforcement are with your family and your co-workers. I have talked to a couple of people that knew you and they had nothing but kind words to speak. We'll take the watch from here.

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

Ptl. B.C. Edwards
East Carolina University Police/Washington, NC Police

May 5, 2007

I am sorry for your depatment's loss as I hear it is your first. My condelonces to the Silver family. Rest in Peace my brother.

Ofc. J. Davis
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

May 5, 2007

To the Family of Officer Silver. May you find comfort in the Word of God. Know that the Bible tells us that Being absent from the body means being present with the Lord. Know that God is able to give you strength during your hour of bereavement. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. Earth has no sorrow that heavan can not heal. Look to the hills, which cometh your help, for all of your help comes from the Lord. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Officer Silver rest in peace and know that your true tour of duty has just begun with the Lord. Gone but never forgotten.......Love....

Inv. R.A. Green
Nash County Sheriff's Office

May 5, 2007

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