Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Ryan A. Balmer

United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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Reflections for Special Agent Ryan A. Balmer

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 5, 2021

RIP Special Agent Balmer, Thank you for your service. My condolences to your family and friends who I pray will see you again in Heaven.

If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, 'This is eternity,
And all I've promised you.'
Today your life on earth is past,
but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
and since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart '

Livingston County, KY
Sister of Roger Lynch

June 5, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

June 5, 2020

Rest in peace Special Agent Balmer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 28, 2019

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

June 6, 2017

Rest in peace and thank you for your service..

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 5, 2017

Rest in Peace Special Agent Ryan A. Balmer. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The United States of America.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the bones of the scum that murdered you. May they rot in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 5, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 6, 2015

Thank you Special Agent for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for your country and for all of us. You will always be remembered, as will your family and friends.

Mema Copeland
Grandmother of a friend and Special Agent.

June 5, 2014

Thank you, Special Agent Balmer! Always remembered, never forgotten!

Mema Copeland

May 25, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing thier memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 5, 2012

Dear Ryan & those who loved him,

I am Anthony's 6th grade teacher. My school runs a robust Treats for Troops program for those deployed overseas. Veterans' Day will be in a number of days. Anthony's 6th grade will be donating a portion of their Halloween candy, along with some cards of encouragement to our wounded warriors at nearby VA hospitals. Danielle has given me permission to give Anthony's cards to the hospital's chaplain. The chaplain will know your story. Anthony's cards will be used to help those with wounds that are most hard to bear.

Perhaps, one day after I cross over we'll meet. Till then, strength & honor.

Anthony's teacher,
Mr. Moulden, 6th Grade
1 November 2011

William Moulden
Son's 6th Grade Teacher

November 1, 2011

Babe, it's been a while since I last posted on here, so I just wanted to say I miss you and love you more and more every single day. Even though it has been just over three years now, the pain still soars through my heart and I can't help but wish you were still here with us. I found some old emails from you from the months right before your deployment, and it took me right back. They made me laugh and they made me cry, I miss you so much!
Can't see you soon enough my love - please continue to watch over all of us still left here, thank you for all of the love and laughter.

Danielle Balmer
Ryan's wife/widow

September 1, 2010

Ryan and Family,

I just wanted to let you know that my FLETC class (primarily US Secret Service Uniformed Division, along with DoD, Amtrak, and FBI Police) trained in memory of you and Matthew today. It was the students first day; I told them your story, and they worked hard for you. There are now 21 Federal Officers, who know and respect you for what you have done and given to our country. And on behalf of all of them, Thank you.

OSI Special Agent
FLETC, Physical Techniques Division Instructor

June 4, 2010

Hey Ryan! I have been doing a lot of thinking about you!! I am very proud to say you are my cousin!! I miss you a lot!! Can't wait to see you again someday!! God bless you for all you have done. You are greatly missed!!

Second cousin

June 4, 2010

Just thinking about you! Keep shining down us!

Angie Makin
Sister in law

October 5, 2009

We will never forget your dedication and service to our Country. May God watch over you and your children. Thank you for your service.


June 5, 2009

To Special Agent Ryan A. Balmer, his family and his fellow officers with the United States Air Force Officer of Special Investigations:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Specail Agent Balmer’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Specail Agent Balmer and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 5, 2009

Rest easy my brother. Your sacrifice is not forgotten and it will never be.

PO K. Flaherty
Chicago Police

February 14, 2009

SA Balmer,

I spent time with new AFOSI agents in training at FLETC the other day. I noticed your picture on the wall -- they created a beautiful memorial for you and your brothers. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.


October 31, 2008

Just wanted to say you've been in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very thankful that you were a part of our family, all of the memories will never be forgotten.
We love you and miss you!

PROUD sister-in-law

August 10, 2008

Well as hard as it is to believe it's been almost a year since you've been gone, not a day goes by that you don't cross my mind. Somedays I find it so hard to think that we won't see your cheesy grin or hear that goofy laugh until we meet again. Other days I take comfort in knowing that you are now watching over us and making sure that we know you are still around, with your silly little tricks you like to play...not very funny! :0)
I promise to you that my nieces and nephews will grow up knowing what a great man you are. I am so honored to have known you and look forward to when we can meet again. Until than continue to look after us and know that your legacy will forever live on. Gone but Never forgotten, may you rest in peace my friend, my brother in law, my hero.
We love you and miss you...until we meet again.
Evan would like to say: I wish you could play with me, I miss you, I miss you a whole bunch, I have cool new cars...I love you uncle Wyan. :0)
Your nephew Evan James

Proud Sister-In-Law

May 15, 2008

Uncle Ryan, I say good morning to you (your picture) every day in my office. I was really looking forward to going to DC for your memorial, but my little one inside me is having health difficulties and I cannot go. I have heard stories that unborn babies are with the angels until they are brought into this world; if you have anything to do with it, will you please look out for her until she's born? Keep her entertained, as I know you are so good at that. I will always appreciate the encouraging and funny emails you sent me while my husband was also serving overseas. You helped keep my spirits up when I was really down. Even when you had your own family to be concerned with while you were over there, you took the time to make me smile and remember to keep my head up. We miss you dearly. See you on the other side...


May 5, 2008

Ryan was a great friend to my family! He displayed great pride in his work and it still shows to this day. Not only was he a great Air Force military man, he was an OUTSTANDING father and husband. Ryan will never be forgotten for his contribution. God Bless him.
To Anthony Maccario- Thank you for remembering such a great man!

TSgt Annette Saucedo

May 1, 2008

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