Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police David Gerald Richard

Port Barre Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, August 5, 2007

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Reflections for Chief of Police David Gerald Richard

Upon the markers of their graves
Our heroes etched in names we save
For all the life they gave with pride
To keep the peace within life's stride

To honor serve and do their best
To keep us safe through any quest
They gave up what was theirs to share
Their spirits shall be always near

No fear within the hearts and minds
To keep us safe within our times
The glory that is ours to see
Those special hearts of bravery

They have walked where no man dare
Their lives in danger with no care
For they have given all they could
For their courage we have stood

In awe of every one who gave
His life for others who they saved
So we will know their contribution
Their firm resolve and resolution

For those they left with hearts so broken
In every whispered word that's spoken
We bow our heads in confirmation
In every word life's revelation

Those who stand within their shoes
Will follow courage as they choose
And give to all the best they had
They carry on with spirits glad

We will know that they walked through
With colors bright and hearts so true
No Island stands alone they say
For heroes they are born this way

Protecting those with loyalty
A glimpse of so much royalty
Within the years of courage bound
These officers have earned their crown

Upon the earth we shall remember
The special goals and all their thunder
That proves a hero came our way
Who left their hearts on earth to stay.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
(c)Copyright November 16, 2004
In Memory of all those lost in the line
of fire with courage, strength and love.

Asst.Chief BILL(PUTT)Linder

Chief Billy Cureington
Wisner Police Dept. Wisner,LA.

August 8, 2007

May god bless you and keep you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your agency in this difficult time and those to come.

Communications Officer
Floyd County Sheriff's Department, IN

August 8, 2007

Rest in peace Brother.


August 8, 2007

One can only imagine the holidays, birthdays, and special occasions that you missed out on throughout your thirty year career so that you could don the uniform and make your community a special place. Your brothers and sisters in the law enforcement community are so very proud of your efforts and we are indebted to you for your service.

May your family feel the strength of our prayers that we send out to them and may you find the peace that you are well deserved.

Thank you.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

August 8, 2007

Thank you for your service Chief Richard.

Grand Rapids, MI

August 8, 2007

Your family and the members of your department are in our prayers. You are among the heros now. Rest in peace, Chief Richard.

Special Agent,
ICE - SAC/New Orleans, LA

P.F., Special Agetn
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

August 8, 2007

Condolences from my department go out to Chief Richard'family, friends, and community. Our hearts are heavy also at the loss of a friends and fellow officer.

Chief Mitch Bratton
Grayson Police Department

August 8, 2007

Thank you for your many years of service. You arein my prayers.

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

August 8, 2007

Thank you for your service and my deepest sympathy to your family, friends and co-workers.

Special Agent
ATF Boston

August 8, 2007

God Speed my brother! You will not be forgotten!!!

Deputy Brooke 769A
Carroll County Sheriff, MO.

August 8, 2007

OMNES AD UNUM (all together as one)

RIP Bro.

Art Lowe, Senior Constable (retired)
Ontario Provincial Police

August 8, 2007

Chief, you were what we call "good people."
You won't ever be forgotten.
I pray God wrap His loving arms around your family at this horrible time, and comfort them through your loss.
Soon smiles will take the place of tears as the treasure chest of golden memories is opened.

Rest In Peace Chief

Deborah Carrier Crawford
Mother Of Patrol Sgt. Micah C. Arceneaux, Eunice Police Department

August 8, 2007

David will be missed dearly. I had the honor of working under him as an officer and as an Asst. Chief. I learned a lot from him and looked to him for advise now and then. He was a dedicated officer and loved his job. I will never forget you and all that you have done for me.

Detective Deon Boudreaux
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Dept.

August 8, 2007

My thoughts & prayers go out to you all. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, eow 9/24/76

August 8, 2007

Dear Family, Co-Workers & Friends,

Our prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I was brought up in a family where we were taught by those who were leaders, and from their examples. I am sure the family, friends and co-workers will miss their Chief who set an example for each of us in his dedication to his fellow workers. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Cathy Callemyn Carter
Mother of Officer Charles J. Callemyn EOW 02/17/07

cathy callemyn carter

August 8, 2007

REST IN PEACE,BROTHER. Thank you for your service.To all the officers at the Port Barre Police Department please accept my condolences.

Sgt.BR Sexton
Okla. Dept.of Corrections

August 8, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and sibling officers of Chief Richard. May you rest in eternal peace sir.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

August 8, 2007

Rest now my brother your watch is over. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and agency. We will continue to train officers that will hopefully live up to your example. Watch over the rest of us continuing the fight as you patrol Heaven's streets.

Lt. James Ellis
GPSTC - Regional Police Academy Tifton

August 8, 2007

my deepest sympathy to mrs. richard and your family during this time. my husband was killed in the line of duty last year - though it won't be of much consolation to you right now, just know that he left this earth doing what he loved and gave everything he had so that others could feel safe and protected. may it comfort you to know that officers and their families from all over the country are praying for you.

grace and peace,
carla h. lyon, widow, asst. chief deputy keith lyon, knoxville, tn., eow 05.09.06

August 7, 2007

Rest Well My Brother, For your tour of duty has ended. I will pray for you, your family, and your co-workers, that God helps them through this terrible time.
+Rest Now Chief+

Deputy Sheriff Alan Lazarus #3820
Cook County Sheriff's Department, Cook County IL.

August 7, 2007

Chief Richard, rest easy your watch is over. Thank you sir for your many years of faithful and dedicated service. To the Richard family and the Port Barre PD family, you have my prayers and sympathies at this time.

Traffic Officer Tom Williams
City of Los Angeles DOT

August 7, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this time of sorrow...Rest in Peace Chief Richard.

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

August 7, 2007

We are so very sorry for the loss of Officer Richard. We know all to well the pain you are going through. Our family will keep your family, co-workers and friends in our prayers. May God wrap you in His love and hold you up in His strength. Officer Richard thank you for your BRAVERY and the SACRIFICE that you gave to protect the lives of others.

Tammy Persin
Mother of Military Police Officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason 8/9/2000

August 7, 2007

My prayers are with your family. I hope that your children realize that you were on your way to help your officers, who were in need of help and that you are a great hero.

Patrolman Greg Eastham
Ludlow Police, Ludlow Ky

August 7, 2007

To the wife, children, extended family, friends and fellow officers of Police Chief David Gerald Richard, I offer my most sincere condolences.

It is very sad...after serving thirty years...and probably looking forward to a well deserved retirement...that Chief Richard's family has to face the future without their loved one. I am so sorry for your loss.

I pray that God will bless his family with all the graces they will coping with their this very difficult time.

May God's perpetual light shine upon the soul of Chief of Police David Gerald Richard, and may he rest in His eternal peace for having made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting and serving his community.

With my deepest sympathy.

Anita L. Culosi
sister of NYS Tpr. Salvatore J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

August 7, 2007

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