Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Kara M. Kelly-Borgognone

Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 2008

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Reflections for Trooper Kara M. Kelly-Borgognone

As I pass this intersection daily, I see the plaque posted before the traffic control device memorializing Kara Borgognone who was taken from us way too early. Trooper Borgognone is now 10-42. She’s with Jesus now. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE....

Royce P. Solberg
Citizen Corp
Washoe County Sheriff’s Dept.
Reno, Nevada

June 11, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 28, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Borgognone.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

On your 10th..may you continue to rest in perpetual peace my sister in blue.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 28, 2018

RIP Trooper Kelly-Borgognone, your life mattered.

Kathy Vonk, Sgt
Nevada Highway Patrol Las Vegas

January 20, 2018

To any of the new officers coming in 9 years later...I tell the story of you coming in that morning to my evidence office because you were gonna book a no no into my evidence vault. I can still see you barely peeping in and saying "Brooks! You're gonna kick my ass!" I recall every detail of that morning. You're still missed and remembered, Sister. with the angels and keep watching over us.

Lynn Brooks, FAU Specialist III
Parole and Probation

February 26, 2017

Your bravery and sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace, sister.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

March 2, 2016

I did not know you. Thank you for your service. Remembering you on this 8th year. Godspeed Warrior.

Deputy J Byrum

February 29, 2016

Thinking of you lately, a lot. Super emotional, I think it's because of Christmas. It's been 8 years since we last celebrated Christmas together, when you, dad, and my mom got me an iPhone. Ashy is so big and reminds me so much of you, it's crazy. Wish you were here to meet your grandson and Raymond. Dad LOVES being a grandpa still can't believe he is one but he loves Jayson and Jayson just adores the crap out of him. Ashy is the best auntie ever, taught Jayson how to stick his tongue out! I really miss you, and wish you were here. Even just to have one last laugh or one last Christmas morning. I cherish the time we had together. You are tattooed on my back forever, as your memory will forever live on. Give my Papa Bob a kiss for me. I love you Kara, with all my heart.

Blair Borgognone, Daughter

December 15, 2015

I will ride the 2016 Police Unity Tour in your honor. Thank you for your service Trooper Kelly-Borgognone.

Trooper Kathleen Vonk
Nevada Highway Patrol

September 30, 2015

While stranded and broken down south of Minden Nv. a terrible accident happened at the top of the hill when a Nevada State Trooper came by and gave me his supper. Thank you State of Nevada's best. May God bless. That was way above and beyond the call of duty on your part.

Private L.G. Swift. U.S. Army Reserve.

January 5, 2015

I never met you nor do I know your extended family or police family but i remember the first time i met Dirk and your two beautiful girls. We were at kids camp - only Blair was there with Dirk - it was the then that we made a strange connection with yours and my husband Tom's badge numbers. His was 272. Years later i still see the combination of those numbers EVERYWHERE and its become a little inside joke between me and Blair. I saw it again yesterday and I've been waking up to 7:27 for the last couple weeks. Blairs life is blooming with so many blessings as is Dirks i can only imagine that these numbers are continuously making themselves visible because of your presence. I'll reach out a little more. God bless and continue watching over us - tell Tom i said hi - i know he's next to you - just not sure why yet.

Helene Wood
Wife of K9 Ofc Tom Wood eow 10/23/2006

April 26, 2014


As I prepare to tell your story again tomorrow, I have been reading about how much you are loved and now missed. It was a terrible night that night and I wished I could have done more for you then. I wanted you to know that in telling your story to the newest members of our division, I will tell it with great pride of being your fellow co worker. Your enthusiasm was amazing and you really did do great things with the patrol.

Trooper Micheal Stapledon 688/280
Nevada Highway Patrol

June 28, 2013

It has been 5 years sis. Even today, our co-workers still talk about you and some of your great stories on graveyard. You are so badly missed. Krista and Kayla still send balloons to heaven with messages for you. I see a lone dove and immediately say "Hi Sis!!" Ashlyn is doing great. She is so big now. Playing basketball and having fun. She is definitely your daughter. She is so smart. I Love you and thing of you every day!!

727 will live forever in our hearts!

Trooper Chris Kelly (brother)
Nevada Highway Parol

February 25, 2013

Its been four years bud. Your memory is still alive here. Your stories still come up while working. Think of you often.

Nevada Higway Patrol/Reno

February 29, 2012

Thanks for your services.


February 28, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to watch over all of them and protect them. You will never be forgotten by those that really love and care about you.

"No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts,
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are now, Forever."
By Richard Fife.

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

February 28, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you. We remember you today.


February 28, 2012

Kara -
Your birthday is coming up and you've been in my mind a lot lately. We're starting to think about planning our 20 year reunion - and it just hit me today that you will not be there. I can't imagine it. I hope that you will be with us in spirit - I will have to take over your job of teasing with love.
I was looking through some old notebooks and found one of those stupid 70's looking people we used to draw that you had signed - "Kara K. the king, the one who rocks" and I laughed out loud. You do rock Kara.
Please continue to look out for all of us from above.
Missing you so much! Nedster


November 6, 2011

I miss you more and more everyday, just did a project on you for a class today! So I decided to write you something. Hope heaven is treating you well, Ashlyn is growing up so fast. She's a little you :) Kicks butt at everything!
I miss you more than words can explain..
Rest In Peace Beautiful!
I love you<3

Your birthday is coming up, and I'm going to go visit you at the cemetry!
Love you Kara<3

Blair Borgognone

October 21, 2011

I miss you beautiful! Wish Ash and I could spend this mother's day with you. She's getting so big, almost in 2nd grade but you would know cuz your watching over us. We all miss you immensly, you'll live forever on in our hearts. Rest in peace momma, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!<3
Love your hun-bun bb


May 4, 2011

My heart and prayers are with all who love and miss you, especially your children. I hope they know you are honoured here.

RIP Kara.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 28, 2011

Thinking of you this Christmas season. Ashlyn is getting so big. She looks more like you every day. She said that the Christmas tree is up and you would like the way it looks. I love you sis and keep looking over all of us.

Chris Kelly
Brother to Kara

December 23, 2010

I miss you, everyday. There is not one day that goes by that I don't think about you, and miss you. We are all "getting on" with it, but we are not the same. You would be proud of us, and still it isn't enough. It will do, and it will be "fine"...
Your daughter is growing, and I hope you approve of what I am doing with her, and how much. Sometimes I wonder if it isn't enough, and sometimes I wonder if it is to much.
Your brother misses you, and his pride for you is overpowering.
Love you sissy...miss you.


October 27, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know you will never be forgotten.

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

March 2, 2010

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