Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal N. Bruce McKay, III

Franconia Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Friday, May 11, 2007

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Reflections for Corporal N. Bruce McKay, III

And none are taken but who will,
Having first heard the life read out
That opens earthward, good and ill,
Beyond the shadow of a doubt;
And very beautifully God limns,
And tenderly, life's little dream,
But naught extenuates or dims,
Setting the thing that is supreme.


May 11, 2010

Three years gone from me, feels like forever. Never a day goes by without a tear or two. You're always in my thoughts. Until we meet again, know I love you so, Bruce...

Sharon DavisMcKay
Fiancee of Cpl. Bruce McKay, EOW 5/11/07, Franconia NH PD

May 10, 2010


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest we forget



May 10, 2010


What can we make of
that which does not last?
But lessons we must forever learn,
spirits we must forever emulate,
good times we must forever cherish,
and memories we must
hold, forever true.

Forever in my heart


April 10, 2010

Bruce McKay I’m so lucky to have known you. I come to know you some 15 years ago as a man of honor and kindest. You had a sparkle in your eyes, a disarming smile with a lust for life and your duty as an officer of the law.

You are definitely one of a kind Bruce; it’s a shame your life had to be cut short.

You are missed by your many, many friends but mostly by your loving family and your fellow Officers.

God’s speed Corporal McKay…. till we meet again in God’s roll call; stay safe.

Concord, NH

March 17, 2010

You were a man of honor and principle.
The disgrace is the town's and not yours.
You are in a far far better place now than then.
You gave your life and those people shit on your sacrifice and memory.
The injustice of it all appalls me to no end.


March 11, 2010

Im sorry to have read the article and horrible comments. Rest in Peace Corporal, You have not been forgotten. No metal sign will ever replace the memory your loved ones have of you.

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police NH

March 11, 2010


If only in our thoughts,
the garden has a way of
healing our tired minds
and refreshing our spirits.

Forever in my heart


March 9, 2010

To Sharron and Nanny,
I have been thinking of Bruce today after a fellow officer told me of some distastefull things happening with certain people whom neither knew Bruce or Franconia, Your love for Bruce is shinning through and he will not be forgotten he watches over you all with love and pride. I wish you peacefull closure and the love of myself and my family.
When someone we love is torn from our life then god takes you in his arms and guides your grief.
Ps this poem helps me in hard times.

Footprints in the Sand - Poem

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,
“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.”

Sgt A Watson
Greater Manchester Police (UK) SO19 firearms unit

February 23, 2010

Ich habe das Video gesehen,und es hat mich sehr
erschüttert.Mein Beileid nachträglich.

From Europa

February 15, 2010

Feb 11, 2010

Forever in our hearts <3



February 10, 2010

When he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heav'n so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.

~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

The stars were so incredible the night you helped me to discover them. ~My love always~

Sharon DavisMcKay
Fiancee of Cpl. McKay

February 6, 2010

Too many people these days are too selfish and judgmental to give our men and women in blue the respect that they all deserve. We should all realize and appreciate the sacrifices that these officers make and the bravery they show by putting themselves in harm's way every day - not just while on duty, but having to remain vigilant during their off-duty time. Cpl McKay is a true HERO that will never be forgotten. May God bless his family and friends and continue to help them find comfort.

S. Quillin, Former Dispatcher
Wife of an Officer in TX

January 29, 2010

Don't stand by my grave and weep,
For I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint of snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning, hush.
For I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circle flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die.

Always in my heart, B.

Sharon DavisMcKay
Fiancee of Cpl. McKay

January 25, 2010

I never knew this officer but had heard the story that had happened to him. I am sorry for the families loss and it is sad to see such a fine officer gone. I am a volunteer firefighter but plan on going through the police academy. I just want to let the family know that people have heard the story and is still out there. god bless and i am sorry for your loss.

FF. Greg Thomas
Inter city fire protection district

January 13, 2010


Another year past.
Another year missing "what could have been"
Forever in my heart......



January 12, 2010

Hey Bruce. Thinking of you today. Happy New Year. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

January 7, 2010


We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday, and the day before that, too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keepings, we have you in our hearts.



December 8, 2009

Please acept our condolences from Greater Manchester SO19 Firearms unit,

We were shocked to hear about the circumstances of Bruce McKay's death, it is hard for frontline officers to do the job they love at the best of times but to be facing an armed subject in the way Bruce did makes him a brave and dutiful officer. Also to have a member of the public try to protect him the way he did was also brave, We wish his daughter luck in her future and to say that her daddy is doing his duty in a much better place.

Sergent Andrew Watson
Greater Manchester Police UK

November 20, 2009


“A teardrop is insignificant in a pool of water, but it can touch the soul as it runs down someone’s face.”
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Missing you.


November 9, 2009

Thinking of you today, my love, on what should be your fifty first. <3

Sharon DavisMcKay
Fiancee of Cpl. McKay

November 6, 2009



November 5, 2009

Bruce, On Sunday October 18, 2009 me and several other officers ran in the 5K Foot Race for the Fallen in Manchester in honor and remberance of you and the other fallen officers from New Hampshire. It felt like you were right there with us that day brother. We wore 44K proudly on our chests. I miss you a lot Bruce. You were always such a great friend and I remember the last chance we had to talk like it was just yesterday. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten! --A friend and fellow officer--


October 21, 2009


Most memories along the trail,
Are treasures you'll want to keep;
The things that make you content,
They're all there for you to reap.

Do not linger on the bad times,
But dwell on every sweet thing;
That fills your soul with happiness,
Pleasant memories they will bring.
Paul D. Berube



October 8, 2009

I often log onto the odmp to read of and pray for fallen US and Canadian brothers and sisters.
I remember reading of this fine officers death and, upon some basic internet research was astounded to read of some back ground between the officer and the piece of filth that took his life. (And of the brave passer-by and his son who stepped up to help - God Bless you Sir).
I also remember being too upset to post a reflection on this site, fearing any words I wrote would be just not worthy.
Just tonight I was reading an article on another leo site and stumbled across more information on the evening of this tragedy. To see something that we all do every day - as police officers, troopers, marshals, Constables - just go so bad so quickly is just gut wrenching. Only in May this year after a short pursuit I was bashed unconscious by a drunk driver who turned out to be the husband of my little girls former teacher.
At any time, any where, in any part of the world the brave men and women of law enforcement who go about their daily tasks do so with the ever present fear of not returning to our loved ones.
In the case of Officer McKay this was just the case.
My most heart felt condolences go out to the family, friends and fellow officers of this true Hero.
May the Lord bless, keep and watch over you all.
You will NEVER be forgotten Sir.

Senior Constable
South Australia Police

September 24, 2009

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