Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Germaine Ferris Casey

Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, August 27, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Germaine Ferris Casey

May you rest in peace. I offer my prayers to you, your family and the proud members of the Rio Rancho Police Department. May you ride among the Heroes in the Heavens. You have earned the title of Hero. May God Bless you and your family.

Senior Deputy Eric R. Fennell
Kern County Sheriff's Office - California

September 10, 2007

I went to High School with Germaine and we played on the baseball team together. He's been "crushing balls out of the park" for a long time. I served as a police officer for 12-years and still serve as chaplain.

God bless you, Germaine. My heart broke when I heard of your passing. I look forward to the day we meet again and my prayers and the prayers of the church I pastor are with your wife, the kids, and your fellow officers who I know will miss you very much. May God grant those left behind with a peace that passes all understanding and the courage to live in such a way that we honor your memory.

Pastor Tim S. Filkins
Friend

September 9, 2007

Officer Casey,
Sir, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rio Rancho. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
USBP

Michael Casey
U.S. Border Patrol

September 9, 2007

Rest in Peace; Your watch has ended.

Deputy Sheriff
Martin County Sheriff's Office (Stuart,FL)

September 8, 2007

Sir,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest easy, we will take it from here.

Sr. Tpr. Peggy Bishop
Oregon State Police Motor Officer-Salem

September 7, 2007

my god bless officer casey and his family and the rio rancho police dept in this lost to there dept by the way he on the picture i know he was a great officer everybody just be strong and god will everybody.

greg
henry ford hosptial

September 7, 2007

ITS SOUNDS LIKE THUNDER FAR AWAY...

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.

Motor-26
Ornage County Sheriffs Office- Motors

September 7, 2007

I have read the many touching tributes to Officer Casey and I just want to say, I wish I had known this wonderful man. He must have been an amazing Dad, friend, husband, brother, and Officer. I am sure he will always be remembered by anyone who met him even if it was for a brief moment. My thought and prayers are with everyone as they cope with his loss.

A Citizen

A Citizen

September 7, 2007

My condolences go out to the family of this officer.

Sgt. Kinchloe
Forest Park Police

September 6, 2007

you will be missed very much. I definately will miss the small chit chats you always took the time out even though you were busy. I really thank you so much for making me feel welcomed when I got here. But thats the way you are. thank you and God Bless You.

Officer James Aguilar
Rio Rancho Police Department

September 6, 2007

Officer Casey was a breath of fresh air in a sometimes crowded place. He was a soft spoken individual that was always availible for call. He was on duty on his RDO and not to serve in the lime light but to help his men and women in blue. i served on honor guard for his funeral. He will be missed.
He was a police officer for a total of 4yrs and served with UNMPD prior to Rio Rancho.
M. Sanchez #1166

Patrol officer
UNMPD/ friend

September 6, 2007

Germaine it was a great pleasure to know you and work with
you. Your laugh and kind heart will be missed. My prayers go out to your family and friends. You were loved very much. We will all See you again in Gods house. Ann

A Landis
UNM POLICE

September 6, 2007

To the family and friends of Officer Germaine Casey, and my brothers at the Rio Rancho Police Department, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

We should feel some measure of comfort in the knowledge that Germaine is now resting easy and that he is in the company of many good men - our other fallen brothers.

I am certain that they are all up there looking down after the rest of us who continue on with Germaine's work.

ATSAIC Peter Damos
U.S. Secret Service, Retired

ATSAIC Peter Damos
US Secret Service, Retired

September 5, 2007

America has lost another fine wheel officer...I never had the chance to meet or know Officer Casey. However, as a former wheel officer, I am saddened to hear of another officer lost in the line of duty.

My prayers will be with you always... I know not why God has chosen to take Officer Casey home at this time. Keep the streets of gold safe brother. You have earned your wings of gold...


Respectfully,

Master Patrolman Michael Howell
Kansas City Kansas City Police Department
#1704

Master Patrolman Michael Howell
Kansas City Kansas Police Department

September 5, 2007

The members of the Slidell Police Department wish to extend their special thoughts and heartfelt prayers during your time of sorrow.

Alayna Wilcox, Secretary
Slidell Police Department

September 5, 2007

I never dreamed it would be me,
my name for all eternity.
Recorded here at this hallowed place,
alas my name, no more my face.
"In the line of Duty" I hear them say,
my family now the price to pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears,
we only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest,
I sleep now in eternal rest.
My sword I pass to those behind,
and pray they keep this thought in mind.
I never dreamed it would be me,
and my heave heart and bended knee.
I ask for all those here from the past,
Dear God, let my name be the last.

Officer Casey, Thank You for your sacrifice. May you rest in Peace.

CBP Officer - Port of Honolulu
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 5, 2007

To "the FAMILY" of Officer Casey:

In the mid-80's I had the opprotunity to ride along with your department as an EMT and gained a great deal of experience for my Criminal Justice degree. Later I clerked for Judge Laura Lansford (Corrales) and had the pleasure of meeting many of you. I was devastated to hear of your loss. I first met Officer Casey at UNM when I foolish fell in a notorious pothole...after realizing that nothing was broken and I was simply brusied and scraped he calmly asked me if I wanted him to arrest the pothole for assault. I looked at him puzzed and he had a huge grin across his face. I could have socked him right in the kisser! I laughed so hard I stumbled right back in the same pothole (I was completely sober) tears flowed as I tried to get back up more of humor than pain. I knew instantly that he was one of the good guys. He made an ever lasting impression (honestly I have the scars to prove it). I was lucky enough to see him a couple of more time before leaving New Mexico and to hear he died serving and protecting...well I am certain he wouldn't have wanted it any other way. His sense of humor was something to remember, again I smile through tears at his memory. You are in my thoughs and prayers.
I lost my brother (off duty) to a drunk driver. I came home from my shift and it looked like a police yard parking lot in front of the house my brother and I shared, it was my Uncle who informed me of the accident and that he was not expected to live. Though my brother passes over 17 years ago he is still standing right beside me every day in every situation--I wrote this sitting next to him shortly befored he died.

THE EDGE OF MY SEAT

-I grew up in a house FULL of law enforcement officers of all ranks and many departments.-

As a child I never knew why adults worried so when someone was late - always on the edge of their seats.

When I became older I discovered the reasons why. No matter the family member, no matter the department I know why we cautiously sit - on the edge of our seats.

One day it came my turn to walk out the door, proud with the colors of my big brother, leaving others to wait - on the edge of their seats.

Day after day, we all take our turns sitting vigil waiting on the safe return of family and friends risking their lives to serve and protect - on the edge of our seats.

One awful day came while sitting - on the edge of my seat.

I waited and waited, looked and looked, then the Chief walked up to me his eyes brimming with tears, I couldn’t leave - the edge of my seat.

Tears flowed, palms began to sweat I looked across the room at others, all ranks, different departments, friends, co-workers, family - on the edge of their seats.

I fell...from the edge of my seat.

Tired, worn, lost and bereft with pain, I rested my head - on the edge of my seat.

In the grass on a gloomy, rainy day I sat and heard words spoken to the greatness of his life, the integrity of his soul and the courage he possessed – on the edge of my seat.

When all was quite and all had left, I heard a soft voice say to my heart, “Go on walk out that door you look good in blue. I died with honor as I lived, I can see you from here and all is well… I’ll be waiting for you - on the edge of my seat.”

I see them, those who selflessly gave their lives, all on the edge of their seats; coffee and donuts close by trading road stories – laughing at the “dumb ones”, taking no credit for the “big ones” and keeping an eye out for all the others who proudly, faithfully and diligently serve – angels in uniforms - forever and always on the edge of their seats.

I wrote this after the loss of my brother (killed off duty by a drunken driver), later my retired brother passed after a long battle with cancer, then a very dear and close friend ("family") member who gave his life in the line of duty. I have become astonished over the past few years (I have lost four very close friends) of how many great officers have found their way home. Not a day goes by that the thought of officers out there on the streets protecting my family and me, doesn’t make me move to the edge of my seat.

For my vigilant and protective big brothers and Uncle Al – though they are not home, not doubt they are sitting and watching me – on the edge of their seats.
Revised 04-06

I am certain you are exchanging road stories with other officers who so faithfully served and protected all of us, laughing at the crazy girl who could NOT stay out of the two foot by two foot pothole(even though it took a lot of convincing I was not intoxicated just a klutz), shaking your head over the ridiculous situations you found yourself in and constantly ever vigilantly protecting your family from the edge of your seat.

S. Gold
ACO II, VCAR

September 5, 2007

I love you and I want to thank you for teaching me the hard lessons of life and guiding me in the right way so I can one day do the things you do. You made me who I am today and I'm proud to call you my dad.

Melissa Casey
Daughter

September 4, 2007

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Officer Casey's family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and I am now married to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Carpenter. All of your COPS family is here for you and hurting for you. We all became a family when our loved ones became police officers and now we have even a stronger bond when one of our family members go down. We are here for you to help you along this journey you now have joined with us. God bless you all.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

September 4, 2007

Germaine, you were an inspiration to your co-workers. In our line of work it is common for those left behind to reflect on a loss and state "he was a great guy". Germaine was a great guy in every sense of the word: friend, co-worker, police officer, dad & husband.

Germaine came in on his normal day off to help complete a mission that he felt was important, assisting fellow motor officers protect the President of the United States.

Germaine, we will all miss you. Rest in peace.

Paul J. Rogers (Motor Sergeant)
Rio Rancho PD

September 4, 2007

Officer Casey i never had the privilage to meet you but when i heard of what happen that day it struck me i couldnt believe it but like the other officers have said you will not be forgotten

A1C Josh Rowley
Rio Rancho Explore Post 911

September 4, 2007

To serve and protect comes at a terrible price some times. My God bles his wife and two children and all who knew this fine officer.

Chaplain
White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

September 4, 2007

You are a true HERO Officer Casey! You will never be forgotten!! Go ride those streets of gold for you have done your time in hell.
To the family of Officer Casey, all my prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you look to God to help you through such a horrible time in your lives.

Megan
Neice of Master Deputy Steven Roberts EOW 3/3/99

September 4, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Trooper
Massachusetts State Police

September 4, 2007

Casey, thanks for you friendship to me and my family. I will miss playing golf with you and will never forget the poker nights. Your wife and kids will always be a part of my family.

Charles Baca
UNM Police

September 4, 2007

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