Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Dayle Weston "Wes" Hardy

Plano Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 7, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Dayle Weston "Wes" Hardy

3 months today.......oh how it seems like yesterday. I got up this morning wondering how I would make it thru the day. I decided to take the girls to church and try to keep busy. It really didn't work. I found myself replaying the day over and over in my head.

Baby I miss you so much! I don't know how I am suppose to move do I go on with my life without you? Your clothes are still in the closet and your shoes still taking up all the room in the floor. You always did have more shoes and clothes than I did. And remember those scuff marks you put on the bathroom floor with your motorcycle boots?....still there!

I think about you every minute of every day. I love you baby and you will forever be in my heart. Please watch over me and the girls and keep us safe.

Forever and Always,

October 7, 2007

Just wanted to let you know your not forgotten and we are keeping your family in our prayers daily. Thank you for everything you did.

Sherry Lynn Lopez

October 7, 2007

John 15:13

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

God Speed Wes Hardy, And thank you for improving our lives while you were here.

September 27, 2007

Was browsing and found the tragic story of another "officer Down". I have been retired since 1995 but everytime I read stories like this one it still makes me sad. It would appear the Plano PD along, Citizens of Plano and especially the State of Texas have lost a very wonderful man in Dayle Weston. I am sure God had a need for a good motor officer and he selected Dayle for the job.

RIP: Officer Weston...I salute you.

James Jones, Ret.
Houston PD

September 17, 2007


Thank you for your example and your words of advice on how to deal with this profession. You are a role model.

The Watch
For years,
This police officer has stood the watch
While some of us were in our bunks at night,
This police officer stood the watch

While some of us were in school learning our trade,
This police officer stood the watch

Yes...even before some of us were born into this world,
This police officer stood the watch

In those years when the storm clouds of war were seen
brewing on the horizon of history,
This police officer stood the watch

Many times he would cast an eye ashore and see his family standing there,
Needing his guidance and help,
Needing that hand to hold during those hard times,
But he still stood the watch

He stood the watch for years,
He stood the watch so that we, our families,
And our fellow countrymen could sleep soundly in safety,
Each and every night,
Knowing that a police officer stood the watch

Today we are here to say:
"Officer...the watch stands relieved.
Relieved by those YOU have trained, guided, and lead
Officer you stand relieved...we have the watch!"

McKinney Police Department

September 15, 2007

It's hard to believe that it has already been 2 months since that horrible day. I knew that God was in control that day though. You were in such a great mood that morning! You were on your way to work as usual for a Saturday morning and the girls and I were off to Arlington to visit with Angela and the boys. You hugged the girls so tight that morning and kissed them over and over again. You gave me one last hug and kissed me as I walked out the door. Who knew that it would be the last time that I saw your face or kissed your lips?

And the four times we talked while I was driving to Arlington that morning. Not once did you seem aggravated with me....unlike most times when I would call too many times because I would keep forgetting to ask or tell you something. I still remember our last conversation like it was yesterday. We talked about the land we wanted to buy in Wise County but just couldn't bring ourselves to pay that much for it. We hung up and I said I would talk to you later.......

We miss you so much Wes!! Not a day goes by that the girls don't ask about their daddy. I catch myself picking up the phone to call you and tell you something that the girls did or said. Thinking your at work and will be home soon.

I know that God had a plan for you and that's why he took you from us way too soon!! But that doesn't take the pain away. I love you Wes and I promise to never forget you and I promise to make sure that our 2 beautiful little girls will know who their daddy was and what a great man you were!

Rest In Peace My Love
Forever In My Heart

September 10, 2007

Two months and Two days. I'm not sure when it will stop feeling like it was just yesterday Wes. At this point, I'm glad it doesn't because it still feels like just yesterday that I saw you, just yesterday that I talked to you. I would give anything just to talk to you again, and I can not wait till the day that I get that opportunity.

Keep on riding brother!
I miss you Wes

Richard Smith
Plano Police Department Traffic Unit

September 9, 2007

Ashlee, while I haven't met you, I just wanted you and the girls to know I'm thinkin' of all of you, and missing Wes too. Wes and I attended school not long ago. I almost made it to Frisco-started planning too late, I'll be there next year for sure. Sounds like I sure missed a show.......I'm sure Wes was proud.

Michael J. Gamble
Sugar Land PD Motors

August 29, 2007


I can't tell you what an honor it was to meet your family and friends this past weekend at the motor competition in Frisco. I know how very proud you must be of Ashlee. She has amazing strength. Your girls are absolutly beautiful and will always know their Daddy is a HERO. As you ride the streets of Heaven with my brother make sure you tell him we love him and miss him dearly. We will continue to honor you both and make sure that you are never forgotten.

God Speed Motorman

Mary Katherine Metternich
Sister of Cpl. C. Metternich, BRPD, EOW 8/14/06

August 29, 2007

To Ashley,
I just wanted to let you know that it was such an honor to meet you and the girls this weekend. To hear you sing at he banquet was such an inspiration. Your husband would be really proud of you. I hope that you will be able to come to Baton Rouge in November for the competition, I know the guys here would love it. We will think of you and your family everyday and know that your brothers and sister in law enforcement will always remember Wes and your family. Hope to see you soon and take care of your self.

Cpl. Rendy Richard
Baton Rouge Police Department

August 28, 2007

Well its almost hunting season so we've visited the lease to fix feeders and stands. Both of our stands were on the ground but are getting repaired. Both feeders were broken but are repaired. On the second trip out, yes, I'm sure you were laughtig at me, I had a flat tire. Not sure my 4 wheeler is meant to be on this lease. It's been tough driving to the lease without you. It's a long drive from Howe to Archer City alone when my radio doesn't work. I hope you are getting your laughter with all my problems. ANyway, just wanted to share some laughter with you and hope you are looking out for all of us up above. Your friend always, Rob Crow

Rob Crow

August 26, 2007

I just want to let the family know that we are keepimg them in our prayers. I am so sorry for their loss. I pray that God will give them strength and comfort.

Wendy Osaer

August 22, 2007

Wes was with me one my very first fire I ever made. Wes was there to slow me down.While enroute to the fire I put on my SCBA and forgot to turn on the air tank. Wes saw me fighting to breath and stoped me. Wes told me to stop, and then he turned my around and opened my air. That was the best breath of air I ever took. All he had to do was look at me and I saw the calmness in his demeaner witch caused me to calm down. Wes told me to stick with him and everything would be OK. Wes and I were the first ones to attick that fire. And Wes was right, everything did turn out fine. I will miss you brother. I will follow you anywhere. I will always keep you and your family in my praiers.

Terry Rogers Vol. Furefighter/EMT

August 21, 2007

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep
though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
for the judgment of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
you’ve born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you’ve done your time in hell"

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, thank you for your service and dedication to the law enforcement field, its men and women like you that make everyday a better plac to live.

911 Dispatcher
Franklin Park Illinois

August 18, 2007

Wes, just sittin' here thinkin' about that auto-ped school we went through together. What a joke that class was!! You always had those problems figured out-I'd just turn around and ask you, and you had 'em figured out. Terry, you and the rest of y'alls motors know we're missing him too. Wes, getcha another dip of snuff, and if you're out, I'll bring you another can soon. We miss you my friend.

Officer Michael J. Gamble
Sugar Land PD Motors

August 11, 2007

my prayers to his family and friends god bless

adam nickell
a friend of a friend

August 4, 2007

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.l. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

August 3, 2007

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Hardy. Although I did not know him personally, I'm sure he was a fine man. I know that he will be truly missed.


Joy McPherson

Joy McPherson
Friend of Rich Smith- One of Officer Hardy's friends

August 3, 2007

We miss you, Wes. It is not getting any easier, but I know you are watching my back. I will always be thankful that you were with me on that very dangerous call in 2002. God bless you.

Officer C. Walker #1578
Plano PD

August 2, 2007

Hero's are not made by how they die but by how they lived. Godspeed and rest in peace.

I am sure you will be standing by the side of our fallen brother Kelly Fredingburg, Say hello for us.

You and your service to your community will never be forgotten

Deputy Steve Polanski
Marion County Sheriff's Office (OR)

July 30, 2007

God Wes,

Its been three weeks now and I still feel the sting of that day. There are times I still walk into the office and expect to see you sitting at that desk of yours, you know, the one with the mounds of junk. They've cleaned it up now, and its just not the same.

I still find myself picking up the phone to call you to find out where we are going to eat lunch.... or wondering why you'd not called me yet to find out the same. I'm not sure why God chose you, but I know he had to have a good reason.

When I see Ashlee and the girls, it breaks my heart knowing what they are going through. They miss you so much brother, as we all do. We'll all step up and take care of them, you know that, but we are not their Daddy... and we are not her Husband.

I've had the hardest time getting back into the swing of things around here. Its just not the same. It will never be the same with out you here. When you left, you took a piece of each of us with you. We're each doing our best to put one foot in front of the other.

I love you brother,
and miss you more than you know.


P.S.... Not sure if you've gotten the message, but I've thanked you 1000 times for getting that Powerpoint done... The MOA class was a huge success...and it would not have happened that way if not for you.

Officer Richard Smith #1466
Plano Police Department Traffic Unit

July 28, 2007

On behalf of the Josephine, Texas Police Department (Collin County) I give our condolences and prayers to the family of our "Brother in Arms" Officer Hardy.
Our thoughts and compassion go out to our fellow officers with the Plano Police Department, and when we see you on the streets, in the County Courts in McKinney, or training classes, know that with the head nod or wave of hand we give , our hearts cry out with you.

Officer Felix Vasquez
Josephine Police Department

July 28, 2007

Wes, where do I begin. I will forever remember the last day we worked together. Wes, you were my motor partner and my friend. I can't begin to tell you how bad I miss you. There are times while I am riding down the road and look to my left and realize my friend is not there, but you are in my heart. I know God called you home for a good reason. He has big plans for you my friend. Go and take care of things there, we have it here for now. Rest in peace my friend. This is not a good bye my friend but until we meet again.

Ashlee, my god be with you and the girls. You know I will always be here for you and the girls.

Motor officer Terry Pauley #1409
Plano PD

July 27, 2007

God Speed


July 26, 2007

I was extremely fortunate to meet Dayle on a few occasions at explorer competitions. I also had the great honor to work at his funeral...

Dayle... you will be missed by all

Thank you for your services to the public and the city of Plano

Mark Pullen, No Rank
Plano Polce Explorer

July 26, 2007

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