Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Young

Florence Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, May 3, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer David Young

Motor Officers

I am a motor officer
Some say like no other

It is a steel horse I ride
And I can not hide my pride

I sit on steel, leather, and chrome
as it is over this land I roam.

I took a hard fall
when I answered my last call.

Although there is a tear on your cheek
remember it is with my God I meet.

I now ride on Heaven's warm streets
where the sun always shines on my new beat.

I've traded in his hard helmet
and now wear a golden halo.

I am with the other fallen Angels
who also answered no last call.

Know that everything is alright and I am fine
as I now ride with a new thin blue line.

For the day has come.
My God has called me home.

He said I need you here on this new beat
to ride and protect us on Heaven's streets.

You are My Motor Officer.
And I say you are like no other.

Hillsborough County S.O. FL

May 3, 2007

Officer Young,
Thank you for serving the state of Alabama with honor and bravery.
My thoughts are with your family, your friends and the Florence PD at this time.

Pennsylvania citizen

May 3, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother Motorman David. May God hold your family, friends and co-workers in His loving hands and ease their pains. I pray you and all of our fallen Brothers and Sisters continue to watch over us from 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 3, 2007

God speed my brother.

Ptlm/Inv Kenneth Wilson
Atlantic Beach Police Dept. Atlantic Beach Florida

May 3, 2007

I grew up in Florence and now live in Huntsville where we just lost one of our own less than 2 years ago. On behalf of the rest of us at HPD I would like to say that our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer Young.

Rebecca Sullivan, Dispatcher
Huntsville Police Dept

May 3, 2007

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
Author Unknown

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

May 3, 2007

To the Family and Friends of Officer Young, I extend my sincere condolences.

I could not help but notice the fact that when it is time for Florence to provide a Guardian at the Gates of Heaven, it is during the Month of May....

Maj M. B. Parlor

May 3, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You will never be forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

May 3, 2007

We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, but God is always prepared to help us through that loss. May His presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may His love surround you with the comfort only He can give.

Thank you for your unselfish service to others. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Wyoming Citizen

May 3, 2007

As a retired motor officer I know how much fun a police motorcycle can be. In uniform service, there's no better job.
However, there are no words that will suffice at a time such as this. I would just like for the family, friends and co-workers of Officer David Young to know that there are folks all across this country that will lift you up in prayer before the Almighty.
May you each experience the eternal love and endless blessings of our Lord and Savior in the coming days.

Special Ranger Doug Hutchison
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

May 3, 2007

God bless the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Young, you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you face these difficult days ahead.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

May 3, 2007

Sleep easy with God, Officer Young. You will NEVER be forgotten, and we thank you for your service, Sir.

Sr. Trooper Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

May 3, 2007


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


Author Unknown

Rest in Peace, Brother…
“Former Motorman”

Corporal Gregory A. Cohn
Florida Highway Patrol - St. Augustine

May 3, 2007

god bless u and ur family. rest in peace.

Spc Kritzer
Texas National Guard

May 3, 2007



May 3, 2007

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Young. Rest in peace, sir.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

May 3, 2007

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

May 3, 2007

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the Florence Police Department, are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

May 3, 2007

Rest in peace always sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 3, 2007

R.I.P. Officer David Young. Watch over us left behind. Never forgotten!!!

Detective Lionel Garrett
Inglewood Police Dept.

May 3, 2007

Rest in peace my brother, wing & wheel's forever!

PO James Bottillo
Troy NY PD

May 3, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Massachusetts State Police

May 3, 2007

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. God be with your family. Many prayers are beibg sent up on your behalf.

LEO's Daughter
Montgomery, Alabama

May 3, 2007

Rest in peace brother.


May 3, 2007

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