Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Christopher Reyka

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 10, 2007

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Reflections for Sergeant Christopher Reyka

Thank you for your service

Nick mottola
None

August 10, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 10, 2020

Mr. LeBeet was killed and if he was the one who killed you Sergeant Reyka, you are been rewarded by heaven while his being rots because of his wanton and heinous acts of violence against police. Rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 27, 2019

Always thinking of you Chris.

Claudia Janka

August 10, 2019

I was a 911 Police Dispatcher in Pompano Beach. Everyone knew that Sgt. Reyka was my favorite Sergeant. He was so nice, kind and decent and he loved his job. I woke up to a phone call from my supervisor telling me he was shot and killed. I was in shock and I still am. After work the next night I drove to Walgreen's and sat on a curb and sobbed. His blood was still on the pavement. Someone had put candles in the shape of a cross on the pavement. In the days and weeks to come people from all over the country stopped and left mementos at the site. I became the caretaker...stopping by every night to maintain the site. After several months it was decided to take the makeshift memorial down to make way for a permanent memorial. I made the decision to have a statue of an open book placed there. Four months before it was Sgt. Reyka's birthday and I asked him how old he was. He replied "I am as old as an open book...when you figure that out let me know". I never figured it out but I thought it was fitting.

VICKI HENRY
BSO

March 30, 2018

Sgt, you would be very proud of your son Chris. He has carried on the tradition and continued his education. As one of his FTD's he learned well. RIP...

Deputy M Barrie/FTD
Broward County Sheriff's Office

February 13, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

You served your country, state and city proudly my brother. May the Lord forever bless your family...Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department

August 2, 2016

Sarge,

I think about your everyday, your picture hangs proudly on my desk!! I can't believe how much time has passed. I hope you're resting easy an I know you are still watching over us. Still one of the most gratifying days in my career was when you brought Sean to work told me he was my ride along for the night and told me to bring him back safe! I was humbled that you entrusted my with the care of your son. I miss you sarge, you'll never be forgotten.

Detective Dennis Conway

January 6, 2015

Chris,

Not a day goes by without you in my thoughts and prayers. Today, Christmas, I pray for Kim, the kids and rest of your family. It was my honor to work beside you, throughout the years, as a brother in blue and a brother Marine. I'll never forget that night and the man you were away from the job! Love you brother!

Cpl PJ Yesbeck
Broward Sheriffs Office (Retired)

December 25, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 10, 2014

Sarge. I just spoke with an officer on my department who used to be a BSO deputy and worked with you during the early 2000s. He spoke very highly of you and seeing that at the time of my writing this, you have over 550 reflections on your page, he was not alone in his high regard for you. I hope that time has helped heal the pain that your family and friends have had to endure since your passing. Judging by the numerous medals on your chest, you were no slacker and a warrior right to the end. Enjoy End of Watch sir, you have earned it.

Sergeant John Dimitres
Mashpee, MA Police Department

March 25, 2014

Sergeant Reyka,

I will never forget the day you made a presentation to my OJT class at Palm Beach Central High School. I wouldn't be where I am today without your guidance. Your son has grown into a good man, father, marine, and now deputy.

Thank you for your service and the impact you had on my life.

Detective Scott Warmington
Key West Police Department

November 8, 2013

I haven't forgotten you Sgt. I tell my trainees of your story. It still brings back the same hurt I felt the day when I heard you had been murdered, when I visit your page. I don't mind though. It makes my grateful of every day I have with my wife and son. He's a toddler, but I'm betting he will end up a 3rd generation LEO. It's engrained in my family. Thank you for your service. When my son is old enough, I'm going to tell him about your bravery and dedication. I am proud to share your career field.

B. Vick 0684
Citrus County Sheriffs Office

June 5, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion and respect for you through their reflections.

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

February 4, 2013

Sarge - has been awhile since I have been to your page but wanted to ask if you could keep an eye on Chris Schaub as he makes his way to heaven with you. Please give his family some peace and solace in this terrible time as I hope yours has finally found. I wear your pin every day and look forward to finally bringing your killers to justice...rest in peace sir...you wont be forgotten.

Special Agent Bradley Frank
Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Law Enforcement

October 1, 2012

RIP Chris, miss you

Rich Goldsmith
Pompano Beach Fl.

September 24, 2012

Your sacrifice is not forgotten, may you continue to rest in peace Sergeant Reyka. My heart and prayers are with your family today and always. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

August 10, 2012

I saw the name on the street in Ft. Lauderdale and wrote it down so I could look it up on the computer at home. Glad I did. Gone but always remembered. Margie

Margaret Mattern

June 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Reyka. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Thinking of the Reyka family today as they face another EOW without their hero... Deputy Reyka, may you continue to rest in peace sir and we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. HEROES live forever.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

August 10, 2011

To all those individuals who loved this AMAZING HUMAN BEING: In exactly 2 hours and 49 minutes it will mark the 4th Anniversary of BSO Sgt. Chris Reyka E.O.W. 8/10/2007 at 1:20am. BSO Deputy Brian Donnelly District 11 Pompano Beach Florida *Founder of 9463 Foundation for Floridas Fallen Officers and myself William Yakel (Media Director) 9463 Foundation for Floridas Fallen Officers will be holding a small but IMPORTANT memorial service with other Broward Sheriffs Office Deputies to pay Tribute and Respect to this Wonderful and Incredible Human Being who went by the name of Chris Reyka who gave his very life protecting his Community so that others would be safe and by his making the Supreme Sacrifice that he did that early morning of August 10th 2007 at 1:20am we are observing a moment of silence on his behalf to honor this very special person's life and on his chest he wore proudly the STAR of BSO. Thanks for reading and THANK YOU to those of you out there that have continued to support our continuing mission of Public Awareness in our Mission to Educate the Public.

William Yakel (Media Director)
9463 Foundation for Floridas Fallen Officers

August 9, 2011

Think of you daily Sir. You are missed.

Cpl.

April 24, 2011

Just thinking about you today.

Tim B

March 11, 2011

It has been three years since the awful tragedy of your EOW. As a citizen of Broward County, I just wanted to let you know that you are not forgotten, and I pray for those responsible to suffer the ultimate punishment.
May your family continue to be strong, and know this citizen prays for them.

Keith

August 10, 2010

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