Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

10-99, the four worst numbers in law enforcement...the four numbers that a dispatcher would like never to hear or say...as a former dispatcher (15 yrs) I have had to both hear and say those set of numbers, and sadly on Sunday June 1st they were uttered once again and our thin blue line became one less. Erik, you are Code-4 now, 10-8 in the place of eternal peace. Your call load has been lightened, your brothers and sisters here will forge on ahead, what an honor for them, you are their 10-84. As you now patrol the streets of heaven in the light of the Lord, your pain is no more...

June 11, 2008

My wife & I would like to thank all TPD Officers for their service to community and country. We pray for you every day.

We especially appreciate Officer Hites service. His ultimate sacrifice, given in the protection of this community, will NOT be forgotten!

To his surviving family: Please accept our most heartfelt condolence. We are deeply saddened by your loss, and we will continue to lift you up daily.

David and Vicki Hamilton
none

June 11, 2008

Officer Hite,
It is the attitude of "Don't focus on what you don't have but rather be thankful for what you do have" that makes great men like your self. You took your family, community, co-workers and friends and gave them your all. Because anything less would not be acceptable. My condolenses go out to your family, and friends for their loss. May you be proud in your rest, for you know they will walk with pride everyday because of the man your were. Your children will know thier dad was a hero. I thank God every day that we have men like you protecting us. Rest easy, Your job is done.

CO III D. Alvarez
Arizona Dept of Corrections

June 11, 2008

Officer Hite,
Officer Hudspeth, Waak and myself attended your Funeral.
I got to meet and hug your son. I have a feeling he in one day may become a Police Officer. God bless you and your family forever!
Your brother in Blue,
Officer Jeremy R. Ebert # 522 Sedona Police Department

Officer Jeremy R. Ebert
Sedona Police Depatment

June 11, 2008

God Bless Erik and his family. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace.

Officer Thomas
Fellow Officer

June 11, 2008

Like so many others before him, Officer Hite gave his own life to save another officer.

May he find eternal rest now that he walks the Thin Blue Line in Heaven.

God Bless You, Officer Hite.

Sylvia Trembelas
Federal Bureau of Prisons, Retired

June 11, 2008

Erik,

You will be missed but never forgotten. I'll always remember you coming into the jail with your arrestee with a smile on your face. My heart goes out to your family. I know your in a better place. I know that you will be watching over your brothers and sisters out on the streets. You are a true hero-as is Deputy Graham and Officer Hardesty. God speed.

Intake Support Specialist Kim Pytlak
PCSD

June 11, 2008

Officer Erick David Hite, for you were a true and couragous hero to both the community and the Tucson Police Department, and you will always be remembered as an officer and a hero to many,as well as Officer Patrick K.Hardisty who's life was also lost in the line of duty,and as well as all the many more officers who have died in the line of duty!Although I did not know you, nor did I ever have the chance to meet you, but I'm sure of it that you were an excelent Father,Husband and Police Officer and I now Hope that you may rest in peace! We will always remember you with these words....Courage,braveness,honesty,respectful,Proud,Bright,Wonderful,enlighting,leader,example,funny,trustworthniess and many many more!!!! ONCE AGAIN,...MAY YOU NOW REST IN PEACE OFFICER.ERICK DAVID HITE!!AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN NOR WILL YOUR ACTS OF TRUE BRAVENESS AND COURAGE.FOR YOU WERE AND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A TRUE HERO!!! MAY YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND TRUE HERO ALWAYS & ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!!! GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY!!!! [TPD] OFFICER. ERICK D. HITE [R.I.P.]

Angel Porras, Citizen of Tucson, AZ
Citizen

June 11, 2008

Eric,

It was an honor having been trained by you...You have truly set the bar for excellence at a level I hope to achieve someday. I will never forget the impact you had on me, you are sorely missed!
Rest in peace my brother!

Officer
Tucson PD

June 11, 2008

This breaks my heart to hear of such a tragic ending to such a brave man. My sincere gratitude for his selfless service and may God watch over you and your children. I salute this fine Officer.

Kerry Reddick
CSPD

PO 4 Kerry Reddick
Colorado Springs Police Officer

June 10, 2008

A man's legacy is not judged just by how he lives his life, but how he is remembered. After seeing some of the reflections left here, it's easy to see that your legacy will live on in those who you touched, loved & were lucky enough to know you.

So often we forget that our life here is just to prepare us for our life eternally with our Lord & savior Jesus Christ. Again based on what I read here & the love that has been shown at your service today, I’m sure you will hear the thing all of us Christians want to hear when we go home. “Well done, good & faithful servant, well done”

MercyMe has a song that I think is appropriate for this time called Home Sick

You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbye
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow


So I won’t say good bye, just I’ll see you when I get home.

God Bless

Don Berube, TSgt (Ret), USAF
Tucson Police, Data Services

June 10, 2008

Officer Hite, thank you for your service. You will NOT be forgotten.
My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Hite. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, as you have been since I first heard of the shooting shortly after it happened.
RIP Officer Hite.

LEO Wife
O.V.P.D.

June 10, 2008

With a tragic event like what occurred on June 1st we in uniform tend to question our mortality. Whether it is a little tighter hug, a little longer kiss, or an extra “I love you”, as we walk out the door. We will continue on!

Officer Erik Hite I am honored to have met you, you can now rest in peace knowing your Brothers and Sister in law enforcement will continue to fight the fight and carry on your mission to protect and serve.

On June 2nd a piece of all of us died with you, but you also continue to live in all of us. You will be missed by many.

Rest now my brother, you will not be forgotten!

Sergeant J. Inorio #282
South Tucson Police Department

Sergeant J. Inorio
South Tucson Police Department

June 10, 2008

"His Master replied, "Well done, good and faithful servant!" Matthew 25:21

Communications employee
Public Safety Communications

June 10, 2008

Officer Hite, I didn't know you personally, however the many touching testimonials to your character shows that you were a well liked and respected man and officer. May your rest be peaceful, your heavenly reward great, and may the Lord bestow upon your family all the love and luck he has to offer.

Officer J. Cann
Marana Police Department

June 10, 2008

Rest in peace Officer Hite...

Lieutenant
Genesee County, Michigan

June 10, 2008

i wish to express my sincerest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of officer erik hite. from what i have heard and seen he didn't consider himself a hero...but to the citizens of this great country he definitely is! i watched the coverage of his funeral and was so very touched. officer hite you will be greatly missed. godspeed to you, sir.

bev
southern az citizen

June 10, 2008

May the pain your family feels be eased with the knowledge you are with the Lord looking down upon them.

June 10, 2008

Thank you office Hite. I didn't know you, but you gave your life to save us. We were behind one of the wounded officers at Ina and Oracle that horrible day. To see you all act as quickly and bravely as you did, i am in awe and forever grateful. We watched the officer who was shot in the shoulder just keep on driving. I have NEVER seen such bravery. Thank you all for protecting us. My heart goes out to all of you! Thank you! Please be safe! A thankful grateful citizen. Stephanie Carpenter

Stephanie
Thankful Citizen

June 10, 2008

The Slidell Police Department wishes to let you know that our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Alayna Wilcox
Slidell Police Department

June 10, 2008

Hey Sarg, you did your duty, rest now and we'll take it from here brother!

SrA James Jolly
355th SFS

June 10, 2008

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers and you will never be forgotten. Although I did not know you, I know for sure that you were a great police officer and that you were and still are very much loved by your family and friends. Today is a sad day that many of us will never ever forget. Rest in peace Officer Hite.

SH

SH
Wife of Tucson Police Officer

June 10, 2008

My heart and prayers go out to Officer Hite's family. I am so very sorry for their loss. Officer Hite’s sacrifice to his community will never be forgotten.
The Knowlton Family

Sr Probation Officer Wendy Knowlton #208
Pima County APD

June 10, 2008

I wanted all week to go pay my respects, not only because we both retired from the military but also because I have a brother in Indiana that was shot in the line of duty. He lived but unfortunately his partner did not. I remember the fear and anguish I felt and my heart goes out to the family, friends, officers that served with Officer Hite and everyone else that has gone thru such an ordeal. My brother and I both had just come back from a tour in Iraq where not a year later he was wounded. May God's healing powers be extended to Erik's family and others that grieve such pain.

CPT Paige Norby, USA, Ret
Fellow military/family member a police officer shot in LOD

June 10, 2008

To a wonderful father and person who gave his all in everything that he did. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Thank you so much for your dedication and for protecting all of us! You will never be forgotten!

Officer Camargo Jr. Family

Camargo Family
TPD

June 10, 2008

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