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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

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. My thoughts are with you, your family, your friends, and your fellow officers.

May 2, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother Alan. May the Almighty God hold your family, friends and co-workers in His loving hands and comfort all their pains. I pray you and all of our fallen Brothers and Sisters watch over us while protecting the Golden Streets of Heaven.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia

May 2, 2007

Rest in peace, Officer Silver. Your service may have been brief, but your legacy is eternal.

A Grateful New Yorker

May 2, 2007

R.I.P. Officer Alan Silver, RMPD, the epitome of altruism and was truly an officer of the people. You have made the greatest sacrifice any officer could, and for that I thank you Alan.

Alan Silver was a walking example of the mantra “to protect and serve.” He worked tirelessly in a community that many times fails to recognize the daily sacrifice a police officer makes. A bright and talented officer, Alan could have done anything he wanted to; however, he chose to pursue one of the most thankless and challenging jobs known to man. Unselfishly giving himself for the people, Alan worked tirelessly to make Rocky Mount a better community. He was more than a police officer; he was a pirate, a son, a friend, and member of my second family. Above all else, he believed that family was the best thing anyone could have and actually moved to Rocky Mount only to stay close to his immediate family. He could have went anywhere else, but since it was anything that would take him away from his family, he elected to work for Rocky Mount.

Alan reported for duty on April 29th, 2007, not knowing what the day could bring let alone the next moment. Alan was originally going to the aid of two officers he knew, but when the call came out of a robbery-in-progress, Alan didn’t hesitate to “jump the call” and respond to a person that he didn’t know in anyway, but knew that they needed help. Tragically, during his response, Alan collided with another vehicle and fought for several days before succumbing to his injuries.

Officer Alan Silver has made me proud to say that I am a police officer, particularly a Rocky Mount Police Officer. He has made the badge shine a little brighter and the community infinitely better because of his service. There are people who will never respect the office represented by the badge, nor the person under it. Alan recognized this fact but didn’t allow it to sway him from doing what needed to be done. I was fortunate enough to know Allen and speak with him in depth on a few occasions about life in general, but I wished that everyone who sees this and didn’t know him could have experienced that as well. I know these paragraphs are littered with run-ons and incomplete thoughts, but I want to convey to everyone how exceptional Alan Silver was. Many of you may know a police officer, many of you may not, but all I ask is that you never forget that an officer will always sacrifice everything they can, including their own life, so that you can live yours. I just really want to tell you thank you Alan and that we miss you brother.

RMPD Officer

May 2, 2007

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