Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ariel Anton Frett

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

End of Watch Thursday, February 8, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Ariel Anton Frett

Rest in peace always 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)

February 8, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family members of Officer Frett. His senseless death was tragic, but God has taken care of Ariel as his soul is now in Heaven looking over his sons and daughters. God bless his family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

January 25, 2018

Rest well my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

February 8, 2017

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service and heroism in the face of danger.

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

February 8, 2013

Your sacrifice honored your vocation to serve and protect.
May your family, colleagues, and others left behind continue to heal and honor your memory.

Retired Police Chief

February 8, 2013

Ariel, I wanted to thank you for the privilege to have bicycled in your name during the 2012 Police Unity Tour. I am a Police Officer in NJ and a former resident of St. Thomas, USVI. My family still resides in St. Thomas, so thank you for your dedication to having protected and served the people of STT. It was an honor to have bicycled the 330 mi. from NJ to Washington, DC and visit The Law Enforcement Memorial which bears your name. Rest in Peace Ariel, you are not forgotten... Respectfully, Marc Loveland

Ptl. Marc Loveland
Bloomingdale Police Department, NJ

December 25, 2012

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 3, 2012


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 30, 2012

With deepest sympathy. As a former police officer with the VIPD, I worked with Ariel and I know he was a good officer and friend. I was sadden, when I read of his death. May God give the family strength.

Officer Lucy Amaro-Stridiron
Sanford Police Dept. (Friend)

April 10, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 8, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 19, 2009

To the family and friends of Officer Ariel Anton Frett and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Ariel's memory on the second anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing as the agony of this loss never diminishes.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Ariel gave to his community and the citizens of the Virgin Islands, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 8, 2007.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer

February 8, 2009

I am saddened that such a brave man would die in that manner. You were a plus to your department, your family, and the profession.

robin flores
former Moncks Corner SC officer and current defense attorney

January 13, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 1, 2008

Our deepest sympathy to the Fret family for the lost of our beloved friend and co-worker. He was definately one of the V.I's finest and you will truely miss and never forgotten. We appreciate the service you have given to this community and the Virgin Islands Police Dept. We love you my brother and rest in peace

From: Officers Roy Chesterfield,Leroy Huyghue and Tracy Richardson V.I.P.D.

Virgin Islands Police Dept.

March 11, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 5, 2008

God Bless you and your family. Rest in peace.

September 16, 2007

From many, many, miles away we send our appreciation Officer Anton for your dedicated, heroic service. You will not be forgotten.

May your family feel the warmth of our prayers.

"Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

September 12, 2007

Rest In Peace Brother. Your family and friends are in my prayers.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, Louisville, KY

September 2, 2007

Thank you for your service

Boston Police Department

August 25, 2007

To the Frett FAmily,
Sorry to hear of your loss. I recently lost my day on August 5, while in route to assist his officers. Your family are in my prayers.

Lainey Estis
Port Barre, Louisiana

Lainey Richard Estis
Daughter to Chief David Richard,Port Barre, LA

August 25, 2007

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your children, grandchildren, brother and sisters, family and friends, entire department, fellow brother and sister officers, and to the citizens whom you so honorably served, and gave the ultimate sacrifice for.God speed your gentle soul, as angels have surely carried you high into the heavens above, where as God has you safely in his loving care, 10-4 forever more.God Bless!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Police Communications 911 Center

August 24, 2007

“I will be strong and courageous, I will not be terrified, or discouraged; for the lord my God is with me wherever I go.” Joshua 1:9

“People Sleep Peaceably in Their Beds at Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready to do Violence on Their Behalf.” Orson Welles


August 24, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Officer Frett, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD officer

August 23, 2007

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