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

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

June 10, 2008


JERRI Buckler

June 10, 2008

Officer Hite, God speed. You made the ultimate sacrifice to our community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your TPD family during this very sad time.

They walk a beat of concrete and stone,
They drive through the city in a car, alone.
They swallow their pride, their prejudice, their grief,
They deal with all kinds, from preacher to theif.

Sometimes they get weary, from fighting this fight,
To punish the wrong and defend the right.
Defending a sacred creed and code,
Of freedom and justice, they bear the full load.

You don't ever see them for what's deep inside,
The pain, the anger, or many tears they've cried.
For you, for me, and others in fear,
Seldom a "Thank You", do they ever hear.

If you could look at their heart, just once,
You would see,
Their own life is the gift given to you and me.

Tucson Citizen

June 10, 2008

Erik Hite,
You legacy lives on, your courage and honor will keep us going strong. We will keep on fighting and continue the brave work you loved. You will always live in our hearts, where heroes never die. It takes a very special person to be a police officer. All you have done, along with all the other officers all over the world will never be forgotten and will always be appreciated. Respect and Love to you all!!

Erik's Family,
There are no words to say that can heal your sorrow. I hope you can find some comfort in the support of all of us. Erik did great things while he was with us and will continue in heaven. The most important thing is to not focus on how he left, but how long and beautiful the time was that he shared with you. Best wishes to you always!!

Yegorov Family
South Tucson PD

June 10, 2008

Thank you for your dedication, and service to our community. Godbless you and your family. Rest peacfully.
PCJCC Detention Officer A.Gallego

June 10, 2008

To the Family of Officer Erik David Hite

I am sorry for your loss, I cannot display but only my deepest sympathy for your loss of such a loving husband and father.

Your husband/father is a hero, and he will be a hero forever in our hearts and mind, never will he be forgotten. Never.


June 10, 2008

My heartfelt condolences goes out to the family of Ofc. Hite. May God bless you and give you strength during this difficult time. Eric will always live in your hearts, and in ours. He was a hero in so many ways. Find comfort that he is with our Father, and he is now watching and protecting you from above.

May God Bless you Eric, and may you rest in peace.

Prayer to St. Michael the Patron Saint of Police Officers
Dear St. Michael, your name means, "Who is like God?" and it indicates that you remained faithful when others rebelled against God. Help police officers in our day who strive to stem the rebellion and evil that are rampant on all sides. Keep them faithful to their God as well as to their country and their fellow human beings. Amen.

L Bravo
Tucson Police

June 10, 2008

I am proud to say I am one of the "New Kids" that had the priviledge of being mentored by such a honorable man. God Speed Ofc. Hite. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. You will truly be missed.

Police Officer
Tucson Police Department

June 9, 2008

Thank You, we know you are with all of us....
You Will Not Be Forgotten

Police Officer
Philadelphia Police Dept.

June 9, 2008

I met him only twice, but his sense of humor and joy are unforgettable, and can never die, like his immortal soul.

To Mrs. Hite:

Though lovers be lost, love shall not.
And death shall have no dominion.

--Dylan Thomas

a tpd pso
TPD Commo

June 9, 2008

Officer Hite, Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Know that your brothers and sisters in LE will care for your family, each other and their city's citizens. I have prayed many nights for my own, and now will extend the prayers to you and yours.

a police officer's wife

police officer's wife

June 9, 2008

Officer hite you will forever be remembered, you your family and TPD will remain in my prayers, you were a great man always smiling and never rude though you always spoke what was on your mind, you will forever be missed thank you so much for all that you have done not only for my our city but for our country you tried to make this world a better place for all to live, no we part ways for a short while but time will come and we may see each other agian, God only knows when we can see untill that day you remain in my thoughts and prayers. "for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that he who beleives in him shall not parish but have eternal life" John. R.I.P. Take care and remember we will all meet in the end.

friend and citizen sarah

June 9, 2008

As the mother of a police officer and a fire fighter, I can only imagine the heart ache Officer Hite's family must be feeling. My daughter worked with officer Hite and feels he would have been proud to "go" doing the thing he loved, and protecting the inocent. I have so much respect and pride for these men and women who get up every day not knowing if they'll come home. Thank you Erik for your dedication to others and a JOB WELL DONE! I will never forget your sacrifice-Ever.

Carol L Bratt
Mother of Officer Kit Dorman TPD

June 9, 2008

My sincere condolences to men & women of the Tucson Police Department, and also to Officer Hites family. Officer Hites service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Andrew Griego
Albuquerque, Nm

June 9, 2008

We are all deeply saddened by the loss of a fine public servant. Our thoughts and prayers continue with the family and the Tucson Police Department.

Allen Melcher, EPO
Federal Correctional Complex

June 9, 2008

God bless you sir, you are a hero. Thank you for your service and you will never be forgotten.

To Tucson PD:
Your fellow officers in Phoenix are thinking of you and praying for you now. Be strong and keep up the good fight.

Phoenix PD

June 9, 2008

Officer Hite,

Words cannot express my deepest appreciation for what you have done not only for our country, but the community of Tucson and the state of Arizona. The loss we have received to one of Tucson's finest does not go without action. I am soon to join the ranks of a Police Department here in Arizona, and I dedicate myself with every breath I take that the most recent officer placed on that memorial will be the last. Thank you again for making the ultimate sacrifice so that the citizens of Tucson can be separated from the evil you swore to put a stop to. Rest In Peace brother.

Upcoming Law Enforcement Officer

June 9, 2008

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

June 9, 2008

We will carry the watch from here brother. GODSPEED

Y-444 USBP

June 8, 2008

farewell for now Brother. Rest in the knowledge you gave your all and did your share above and beyond the call. We are proud to call you Brother. May God Bless and comfort those loved ones who face these sad and trying times.

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights VA-XVIII

June 8, 2008

To Officer Erik David Hite's entire family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this extremely difficult time.
Thank you for your service to our country in the United States Air Force and protecting the citizens of Tucson as a brother in blue.
There is no more noble a cause than to lay down your life so others may see another day.
On behalf of the Phoenix Police Department WE SALUTE YOU!
We got it from here..

Your family in blue~

Phoenix Police Department

Phoenix Police Department

June 8, 2008

Officer Hite thanks for all you did for the city you were the real hero that day, Officer Hite you were there for my city thanks so much you will forever be missed you smile and personality like no others. thanks so much for all you did


June 8, 2008

Officer Hite, thank you for your service and sacrifice. Your bravery and courage embody what it means to be a hero. Please continue to watch over us.

"In valor there is hope"

Dep Nice, R.D.
Pima County Sheriff's Department

June 8, 2008

We thank you for all your years of service.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, family, and co-workers of Officer David Hite.

Police Wives Online

June 8, 2008

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