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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

Happy Birthday Lil Bro'

Reggie

January 30, 2008

Officer Silver,

i was just sitting here reading the comments left about you on this page and he seem to be a good officer. I know you still stand with the brotherhood of law enforcement, and you are protecting over this country. May God be with your family, friends, and citizens.

Deputy D.Q. Chapman
Anson Co. Sheriff's Office

January 12, 2008

I thought of you today. Those blue bows are still tied in your honor throughout the city. I think of you each time I see one. Thoughts of you bring me peace. Peace that you’re watching over my husband and the other officers. Its kind of funny, I didn’t really know you, we met only a few times in passing. Us wives and family members never really know the other officers like you guys do. You have that special bond. You are also bonded in tragedy and the knowledge of how cruel life can be.


We have stepped into the New Year and in so many respects have reasons to entertain hopes of a better year ahead. 2007 was so hard for us all, yet we are stronger. Every end has a new beginning, and as we begin 2008 we pray that our city and police family will not have to endure the same great tragedies that transpired in 2007.

It's a new year and a renewed realization that you are gone. I have been so blessed to meet your family. I’ve never met a family so strong in their faith. They are a true inspiration and remain in our constant prayers. I can’t imagine how empty this holiday season was for them with you not there. Alan we miss you so much. Please continue to watch over us and your brothers and sisters in blue. Happy New Year Alan! I know the celebration in Heaven is awesome! ‘till we meet again

Meryn
Wife of RMPD Officer

January 2, 2008

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 Silver, especially to his girlfriend. 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 Alan, 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 Alan's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Alan's life was about so much more than the way he died. Alan will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Silver, 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 almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB

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

December 24, 2007

As a civilian police sergeant and as a military police instructor for the United States Army Reserve with over 25 years combined service, it is with great interest that I visit this site often. It sickens and infuriates me to learn of a new brother or sister that has fallen in the line of duty but something different happened today. I was relieved to see that no one had been slain since my last visit on 21 December but the visit to the site introduced me to the profile of Police Officer Alan Christopher Silver that was posted randomly on the Always Remembered...column. I never knew Officer Silver but tears filled my eyes as I read the reflections from family members, colleagues, friends, total strangers, and your martial arts instructor. I was overwhelmed with emotion and felt as if I had been your partner in Blue. Brother Alan, you were loved by all of your family, respected by all that worked with you, a model person that influenced not only your family members but I'm sure, anyone you came in contact with.Called to duty as a police officer in a wicked, hateful, and cruel world and gave unselfishly, the ultimate sacrifice. Brother Alan, I will always remember you and will forever pray for your family, the officers that are currently serving, and all others affected by the loss of you or any other police officer. Your worldly End of Watch may have ended on May 2, 2007 but you were called to a higher duty. You are surely a gardian angel on eternal watch in the Kingdom of Heaven. As an officer and soldier of faith, I lookforward to my call to glory, so that I may proudly serve with you. May God bless each one of us.

SFC Craig M. Neal, USAR
Fort Mill, South Carolina

SFC Craig Morrow Neal
United States Army Reserve

December 23, 2007

Brother-in-law, there is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you. Each thought provokes a different emotion, whether it be laughter, the thought of brotherly love that always made me feel secure and at times like these, (holidays), feelings of sadness because you are no longer physically with us to celebrate this season that we have always spent together. You would always be my bodyguard/escort when I went to the store late at night. Sometimes we do not appreciate the little things until it is gone. You always took special time with your niece and nephew that they will always remember. You were a true example of a gentleman and a Christian. Honestly, you were the example for your brother and I although we are the oldest siblings. You had such a special humbleness about you that shone in the way you walked and carried yourself. You have always done everything with such quiet conviction, devotion and sincerity. Your brother and I have always been so proud of our little brother. I know that God and your spirit comforts us through times we think we just can not go on or quite keep it together. As Alicia Keys sings in her song “I don’t won’t forget the present as a gift”… I do thank God for the “Special present as a gift” of blessing us with you in our lives if even for a short period of time. We thank you for your love and blessing us with a special sister-in-law. We miss you Man and will always love you! RIP! Until we see you again……


Love You Lil Bro,
Felicia

Felicia Silver
Sister-in-law

December 21, 2007

Silver was an outstanding officer, but even more so an outstanding buddy of mine. Silver was doing what he had always desired to do and that was lending a helping hand to those in need of assistance. Thanks buddy, thanks for your understanding of issues and for giving your life to help others.

Officer CA Harrell
Rocky Mount Police Fellow Officer

December 16, 2007

Your on my mind and ALWAYS in my heart. I MISS you so much, as well as our talks. I think of you every time I eat a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. I love U!

Officer J.J Tyson-Johnson
RMPD

November 19, 2007

"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

A brother never forgets, Alan.
I miss you man.
Last year this time, we were at the beach together.
I love you li'l bro'.

R.

Reggie
Alan's Brother

October 25, 2007

I remember the first time I met Alan. He was such a Sweet person and would do anything for anyone. I cant believe you are gone. I will truly miss you Alan. You were an angel here on earth and all your good deeds will not be forgotten. I will be praying for your family. Miss you always..

Dove love Deidra

Deidra Morrison
Sorority Sister/Friend

September 6, 2007

gone but not forgotten as we say in the milatary.I salute you. my best wishes to the family.

Jamal Silver
Fci Fairton N.J. / USMC

August 15, 2007

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You were so young. Thank you for your service to try and make this world a better place in which to live. You are a hero. By now I'm sure you have met my husband, Jason, in heaven. I know you are both in great hands with the Lord Jesus Christ. Until we all meet again...we love all law enforcement heros and miss you very much. You are in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Chantel Campbell
wife of GPD Officer 288 Jason Campbell EOW 4-14-07

July 22, 2007

Thank you for your brave service protecting us all. We pray for your family to have strength during this difficult time.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

June 25, 2007

I’d be selfish to even ask God to bring you back for a minute, but if he granted me that wish I wouldn’t even utter a word to you, I’d simply just want to embrace you with a loving hug that would explain all of how I’m feeling/have been feeling since you passed on. There’s NO capacity to the love I have for ALL of my family, and really what saddens me the most is that because I too was a long distance cousin I was unable to express/engage in the love I really have for my cousin Alan. We played together when we were younger! Yeap, we sure did…in front of Uncle Claude’s house and in that big old-fashioned house you lived in up the road from the fire station (I loved that house). I don’t ever think I saw you get dirty in that red Carolina mud like most of us did, but even then you were on the job being a “watcher”, always watching the moves of others and taking in all of your surroundings (much like I’m sure you did as a police officer).

We grew up and time spanned further between the times that we did see one another. I had gotten word that you had graduated from college from my mom and was anticipating on seeing you at a family reunion real soon. I think I missed the reunion the first or second year we started having them again, but I made it to the next one. I remember distinctly you had on a peach-colored dress shirt and a khaki suite…I was thinking to myself “Check him out! He’s sportin’ a suite at the family reunion.” My mom had always tried to get me to wear a suite, but that just wasn’t my style/I hadn’t matured to it yet even at 25yrs old (haha), but I was definitely admiring your dapperness. That’s the last time I saw you.

Alan you’re still on the job cuzin’! You’re still being that “watcher”, just as you were as a child, as a police officer and now as an angel. I definitely pray that I can live my life upright as you did so that I will once again be able to see you and all my other family, friends and people I’ve crossed paths with that are now residing in heaven. You passed the day before my birthday and how I wish that you could have been present to spend it with me, I felt assured in knowing that the Lord had taken you home and you were having a celebration all your own…so I couldn’t be mad. I cried hard and cried long (and even now writing this), but again a warmth came over my heart knowing that you were well taken care of with our Father. As I would say to all my younger cousins, I will say the same to you…”I love you cuzin’, I definitely love you cuz”.

Love your cousin,
Jerard

Jerard Luck
Cousin/Family member

June 19, 2007

I will always remember Alan as a little boy wearing his little shorts and knee-high socks for you see I am his long distance cousin. When visiting my parents and other relatives in NC, I would run into Alan and his parents somewhere along the way. We would stop and talk and Alan would be doing his thing. I remember my father playing with Alan and Alan would get tired or something and go tell his mom to tell my dad to stop bothering him. That would last for a few minutes and it would start all over again until we parted. Although i wasn't there to watch him develop into a precious, respectfully grown man he was always included in all of our family prayers. I know he will be missed sorely by all the family, especially by his parents and brother, but we can take comfort in knowing that he came full circle and that he can be proud to know that he did all he could in his short life span. He will never be forgotten. He will be etched in our hearts forever. I am so proud to be one of this cousins. Rest in peace Alan, for you deserve it and you have earned it. I love you, jhb.

Juliette H. Brown
Cousin

June 15, 2007

i solely miss you as our church family goes though our service on sunday morning when i usher you as you come in and you sit to the back sometimes with that quietness and that endeavious smile i will never forget, your smile will last forever in me.And family keep your head lifted because God makes no mistakes, let us keep the memories we have close to our hearts. I LOVE YOU........

lora andrews
church member

June 12, 2007

I did not get a chance to meet Officer Silver even though my patrol area is the county portions of Rocky Mount. But I do see from these postings , he had a lasting effect on alot of people. I am truly soiory that I missed his funeral, due to work. I know the RMPD and his family realizes the kind of person Officer Silver was. His death was a great blow the people of Rocky Moount as well as his family. God blesses people like him.

Deputy Dennis A. Coley
Edgecombe County S.O.

May 28, 2007

OSU! I am the official North Carolina Representative of the Kyokushinkaikan Karate Organization. I have taught Kyokushin Karate in North Carolina for over 30 years. Alan Silver and his brother Reginald Silver both trained under me for 10 years. Alan was an exceptional student who was well mannered and serious about his Karate training. He also had a genuine attitude in training and seemed to really understand Karate as a discipline and form of character development, not as just a form of fighting. I often thought to myself "I wish I had a class full of students like Alan Silver!" It was my pleasure to train him and guide him on his journey into the martial arts. After Alan graduated from High School, I lost touch with him somewhat, as that often happens. But, he left a strong and lasting positive impression on me and the other members of my training classes. He will be sorely missed. I had always hoped that Alan would one day return to my Dojo(training School) if the opportunity presented itself, however I know now that will never be. My heart felt condolences go out to the entire Silver Family for the loss you have suffered. I do want you to know that I feel honored and priviledged that I had the opportunity to touch his life in a positive way when he was training under my guidance. All the students of N.C. Kyokushin Karate and I send our heart felt sympathy. Alan will never be forgotten. OSU!

Sensei Kenny Buffaloe
N.C. Kyokushin Karate

May 25, 2007

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. -Albert Einstein

Officer Silver -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Officer Silver -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

May 25, 2007

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to Officer Alan Silver's family and friends. This loss to us all is truly Heaven's gain. May you find comfort and healing in this time of need from the Lord above. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.

Alan..... God saw that your work here on Earth was completed. Matthew 5:8-9 reads; "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." ...Rest in his arms Alan, we'll take it from here....

Deputy R. Lynch and Family
NCSO

May 25, 2007

Alan was a person that made all others want to reach harder and do more for others. Truly selfless. My heart goes out to everyone mourning his loss here on earth. Take comfort in knowing his spirit lives on.

Margaret (Solomon) Scott
Northwest USM Alumna

May 22, 2007

Godspeed, Officer Silver. We'll take it from here.

Lieutenant
PD Newton NC

May 16, 2007

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
CHP

May 16, 2007

Rest in Peace Ofc Silver. My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.

Traffic Officer Daniel Flores
Ahoskie Police Dpt

May 16, 2007

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