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

Four years have passed since your death, Bruce. It's difficult to fathom this stretch of days and the all changes that have happened during this time. Wiser and not as naive to the evils of this world, I move forward. Since that horrible, unbearable Friday eve, 11 May 07, time has eased the sting but an emptiness in my heart will always remain. I have stopped crying daily over your loss. Instead I have found it more comforting to smile knowing the depth of love that we shared. <3

~ Boo



Sharon Davis-McKay
Fiancee of Corporal Bruce McKay

May 10, 2011

Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.

Rest in peace, Norman Bruce McKay.... one of New Hampshire's best.

John C
USCBP

May 9, 2011

5-11-2007 5-11-2011

You can shed tears because he is gone.
Or you can smile because he lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone.
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what Bruce would want: Smile, Open your Eyes, Love and Go on.

oxoxoxox
Nanny

C. Wheadon

May 9, 2011

I miss you buddy; I know you’re all right but it’s still crazy as ever down here. Funny thing, I could of use some backup the other day and you popped into my mind. I guess you had my back from up there because my stop turn out ok. Keep an eye out for Sharon and the kids. God bless ya’ Bruce.

Anonymous

May 7, 2011

4-11-11

Never Forgotten!
Forever in our hearts!
oxoxoxox
Nanny

Anonymous

April 8, 2011

3-11-11

Forever in our hearts <3 <3

oxoxoxox
Nanny

Anonymous

March 8, 2011

2-11-2011

Star Light, Star Bright,
The first star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
have you back with us tonight.

Forever in our hearts
oxoxoxox
Nanny

Anonymous

February 9, 2011

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.

Anonymous

January 18, 2011

1-11-2011

Hope carries us through
even the narrowest passage.

Forever in our hearts
oxoxoxox
Nanny

Anonymous

January 10, 2011

My heart goes out to Corporal McKay's family. Such a tragic loss.

Anonymous

January 5, 2011

Another holiday season without you, B. Always in my heart and thoughts...

Letter From Heaven:
To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say…
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.”
It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you’re part of my plan.
There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.”
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you…in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too..
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain,
Then you can say to God at night…”my day was not in vain.”
And now I am contented…that my life has been worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
Just lean a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you’re walking down the street, and you’ve got me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it’s time for you to go…from that body to be free,
Remember you’re not going…you’re coming here to me.

Sharon Davis-McKay
fiancée of Corporal Bruce McKay

December 22, 2010

12-11-2010

Forever in my heart ...
Nanny
oxoxoxox

Anonymous

December 9, 2010

To the Family of Bruce at Franconia PD, his fiancee Sharon and his immediate family, please know that Bruce is not forgotten and his death continues to effect us all. God Bless you all.

Lt. Mike Lancaster
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

December 6, 2010

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away". REV 21:4

Rest in peace, Norman

Anonymous

December 5, 2010

God Bless Corporal Bruce McKay III. My sympathies to your family, friends and coworkers for their loss. I can only hope with time that the good Lord softens your heartache.

God Speed Brother

Sergeant Patrick Hanson
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

December 3, 2010

DEAR BRUCE,
REMEMBERING YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY. KNOW THAT YOU ARE MISSED TODAY AND EVERY DAY.
LOVE,
DAD

Anonymous

November 6, 2010

Thank you, B, for your "BlueLiner44" <3 connection. You watch over me still. Love you always!
Boo

Sharon DavisMcKay
Fiancee of Cpl. McKay

November 5, 2010

November 6, 1958
May 11, 2007

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near:
Still loved, still missed
and very dear.

oxoxoxox
Nanny

Anonymous

November 4, 2010

10-11-2010

oxoxoxox
Nanny

Anonymous

October 12, 2010

9-11-2010


“We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.”
~ George Orwell

Forever in our hearts

Nanny
oxoxoxox

Anonymous

September 9, 2010

8-11-2010

Life goes on without you. Memories of you keep us going!
Forever in my heart

Nanny
oxoxoxox

Anonymous

August 9, 2010

These were your thoughts for sure!

It's polished, shiny & looks so fine. Once earned, you tow the line. When worn upon your chest it becomes a symbol that you are the best. It means honesty, integrity, and fairness to all. Your life is never your own, but at the public's call. Over the years the shine starts to fade, but brighter still is the person it's made. It's often what separates you from the crowd, it is a second family of which you are proud.

Always my love ...

Sharon DavisMcKay
Fiancee of Cpl. McKay

July 17, 2010

7-11-2010

Rode the Tram to the top of Cannon 7/7. Now I know why you chose the Mt. for you and S. Simply awesome.

Forever in my heart
Nanny
oxoxoxox

Anonymous

July 9, 2010

6-11-2010

Forever in my heart...

oxoxoxox
Nanny

Anonymous

June 9, 2010

I was out riding today and couldnt help but think of you. The bike trips should have never stopped. You are fondly remebered for the wonderful person and friend I knew you to be. You are greatly missed and fondly remembered. Ben

Benjamin Ilsley
Friend

May 29, 2010

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