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Police Officer Erik David Hite

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, June 2, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Erik David Hite

O God of Peace, so many of America’s Peace Officers who are on the front lines to protect us never make it back home to their families. We pray for these fallen law enforcement officers, Lord God, who gave their lives for us. We pray for the families of these heroes, who have to now endure life without their loved one. Lord God, society tries to move forward, but there is always bloodshed occurring. We approach Your throne of glory and grace to beg of You for peace. Lord God, bring peace to this land – the United States of America. We plead for Your divine intervention to quiet our hearts and unify our communities. Stop the violence that occurs amid our cities. We thank You for all America’s Peace Officers who have died protecting us, and ask that You send an everlasting peace so that America’s Peace Officers on the streets may be safe and return home to their loved ones at the end of their assigned shifts. In Christ Jesus, Your blessed Son, I pray. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

July 22, 2023

True, time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.
Wish I could've had the planned ride-along . . . Miss you brother!

Sharo McClintock

June 1, 2023

Miss you brother!
I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you . . . I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Sharo McClintock

June 1, 2022

I cringe and want to cry when I think of how often I've treated those who have done the most dangerous of greasy work so I could sleep safe at night.

I gave Tucson cops disrespect and an arrogant attitude. Reading memorials like this helps me remember that cops are human like I am, but have plenty more guys than I do.

To Officer Hite: thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice so I can sleep soundly at night. I remember first reading about your case in high school, and it's a shame that our paths never crossed.

To all brave Arizona cops who put their lives in the line every day: I'm glad Prop 207 passed. Since I'm no longer a criminal; I can finally stop unjustly hating you, and acknowledge the selfless sacrifice you make every day. Don't let disrespectful smart mouths drag your morale down. You're fighting the good fight, and positively impacting many lives.

PFC Puffer, David C.
74D10 United States Army

August 18, 2021

I remember riding in the car with my mom and we were stopped at an intersection, then your funeral procession passed by. I was only 7 at the time so I didn't know what it was, I asked my mom and she told me a police officer was killed a couple days prior. I'm 20 now and for whatever reason after all these years that memory popped into my head, so I came on here to learn your name and put a face to it. Rest easy.


July 13, 2021

You are missed and will not be forgotten. America need more of you!

Sharo McClintock

June 1, 2021

I attended your "honor and remember" ceremony this past weekend along with many other people. You are missed and will not be forgotten. Your life made a difference to the many people you touched.

Sgt. Bill Nordbrock
Public Relations Officer
Arizona Rangers - Tucson

September 16, 2020

Sir, YOU will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

August 4, 2020

Miss you brother

Sharo McClintock

June 12, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

June 2, 2020

The world would be better off with you right now, Eric. RIP

Major Robert Dominguez
USAF Retired

May 24, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Hite.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2019

For some reason your memory passed through my mind again today and just felt the need to stop and reflect. You were an amazing mentor in the air force and a good friend to me. I'll never forget the day we all found out about your passing. Our entire squadron came to a grinding halt and many of us were devastated. It's been over 11 years now, and 15 years or so since your were apart of our military family, but you have never been forgotten and your service to God and country lives on in our minds. Rest easy brother.

MIchael Brown USAF Ret
355 AMXS / 357 AMU

October 23, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019, My name is Kass Llanes, i didn't know you, but for some reason, i have a purple and gold coin in my desk for the past 5 or 6 yrs with your name and picture, I don't know how i got it, i kind of remember my son brought it from school, I really don't know how this coin thing works but if someone will like to have it back they can come pick it up, if not it will remain on my desk's drawer, and every time i come across it i will say a prayer for you.
Thank you for your service and for keeping the community safe.

Merit Foods of Az, Tucson Az

September 30, 2019

Yesterday, which was Sunday, February 18, 2018, I happened to be driving by the neighborhood where you were shot. I stopped and got out and looked at the markers on the side of the street that the Tucson police have put up. Hard to believe you've been gone almost ten years. In a way, I've come full circle in my life. I've started going back to Saguaro Canyon Church, where we got to know each other. There's the park on the church grounds that's named for you and your family, and I still think about you almost every day. I've got almost four years until retire from the Pima County sheriff's department. Still in the monitor room, keeping the courthouse safe. We got the watch for you, Erik. Take care, until we meet again.

PSSS Casey P. Jennings
Pima County Sheriff's Department, Tucson AZ.

February 19, 2018

This police week makes me think about you Erik. It makes me think of Nohemy and your kids. Makes me remember your perpetual smile while taking over the watch at that ungodly hour and without fail whenever you and I passed each other you saying, "How's it going big guy?" and actually meaning that you were there to talk to if I needed it.

The world is a poorer place without you.

Dep. A. Elliot (Former TPD Badge#46592)
King County Sheriff's Office

May 17, 2017

I learned of Officer Erik Hite's death recently when I was walking down Bonanza Ave. I happened upon a very moving tribute to him near the Mariposa Health Club.

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends. I am very saddened that Officer Hite died at such a young age.

I appreciate the dedication and sacrifice of all law enforcement professionals. Officers' Lives Matter!!

David Oxley

October 27, 2016

Sir, I sincerely thank you for your service and commitment to making the world a safer and better place. Bless you, and your family, and may you all be together again someday.

Cochise County Employee

May 3, 2016

Officer Hite,
On today, the 7th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 2, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 2, 2015


Officer E S
Tucson Police Department, AZ

October 2, 2014

hi eric, im your wifes neibor now and i want you to know , there will never be another man in her life she is still very much in love with you as in for ever as her next door neibor i do watch over her and every week bring in your garbages pails out front after the garbage has been picked up your friend lewis wagner

his wifes neibor

July 10, 2014

Hi Erik. I thought of you today. I wanted people to know that you are not forgotten. And I sometimes hear you ask me still, "How you doing big guy?"

I'm doing okay. Keep watch over us.

Officer A. Elliot
Seattle Police

February 12, 2014

Just wanted to leave you a message to say you are missed and not forgotten. Thank you for being such a wonderful person and your family for building a safe place for our babies to be watched while we put our lives on the line to keep the community safe.


December 28, 2013

I was SSgt Kaira M. Brown, we were stationed at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ wherein, you were my First Sergeant. When our squadron was deployed, and I fell to hospitalization, you and your wife Noheme were by my side, you always there for us troops. We worked together daily at the 354 Fighter Squadron 'Bulldogs', I was devestated to learn on America's Most Wanted of your death!! I will never forget you. My prayers are with your wife and children.

SSgt Kaira M. Brown
United States Air Force

November 25, 2013

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