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

Erik was an acadamey mate and a friend. He always had a smile and will be greatly missed. Godspeed my friend.

Officer C Dennison
Tucson Police Department

June 5, 2008

Thank you for all you did. You will never be forgotten. Your family and friends will stay in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Ofcr Hite.

Police Dispatcher
Pima County Sheriff's Department

June 5, 2008

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders
and said, "No Lord. I guess I ain't.
Because those who carry badges,
can't always be a saint."

"I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough...
and sometimes I've been violent
because the streets are awful tough."

"But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep...
though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep."

"And I never passed a cry for help,
though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I wept unmanly tears."

"I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear."

"If you've a place for me here, Lord,
it needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But, if you don't...I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne,
where saints had often trod,
as the policeman waited quietly
for the judgement of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman
You've bore your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on heaven's streets.
You've done your time in hell."

Your sacrifice for your community will never be forgotten my brother. Rest easy now, we'll take it from here.

PC Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police (Ontario)

June 5, 2008

The first time we met, you responded to my request for a Spanish-speaker to assist me in returning a found wallet. Boy was I surprised to hear you speaking Spanish fluently! Somehow we got on the topic of God. Next thing I knew, Heather and I were at your house for couples bible studies, and we were visiting Saguaro Canyon Church on Old Spanish Trail (I think I got the name right, it's been a while). While God took you away from us, be in peace knowing that you brought a piece of God to countless others. You will be dearly missed by our department and community.

Det. Cross #41819
Tucson Police Department

June 5, 2008

Rest in peace bro',we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

June 5, 2008

My prayers go out to you Eric and to your family. You will not be forgotten.

Ofc. David Scherzinger
tucson police department

June 5, 2008



June 5, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Hite as well as the brotherhood of the Tuscon Police Department and Pima County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

June 5, 2008

May you find peace where you are now. Thank you for all you have done.

Officer B. Campbell #600
Cottonwood PD

June 5, 2008

You will be missed Erik. We are all very saddened by this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Watch over us. We will continue the fight in your memory.

Deputy Cody Bierman
Pima County Sheriff's Department

June 5, 2008

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy

June 5, 2008

Officer Hite,
My prayers are with your family and fellow officers. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you gave to keep others safe. Your bravery will earn you a special place with our Lord in Heaven. God rest your soul.

Marshall, Texas Police Department

June 5, 2008

Throughout your life you were always dedicated to serving others, an admirable character trait that started when you volunteered to serve your country and then your community. From the academy on, you always were willing to give 110% and complete every task to perfection, ever the mature and experienced role model for those of us in your class. My friend, you have made the ultimate sacrifice and you will never be forgotten. You and your family will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you, brother.

Ofc. J. Bredehoft
Tucson Police Department

June 5, 2008

God bless You Erik for your service and sacrifice. You are a HERO and you and your family will always be in our hearts and prayers.

Tucson Police Dept

June 5, 2008

Officer Hite,
Thank you for your service. You are a true HERO.
Your family and Tucson Police Department will be in my prayers.

Ofc. James Carpenter
Carthage P.D. (Texas)

June 5, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your family and your department find strength during this difficult time.

SBPA, Gibraltar, Michigan
United States Border Patrol

June 5, 2008

Thank you Officer Hite, for your service and dedication to our country and to Tucson residents. Your unselfish determination and actions will be long remembered. May you forever remain Code Four in heaven while God holds your family close on earth.

Greg Strom #24149

June 5, 2008

It is devastating when we lose one of our own. My prayers are with the family and the Tucson Police Department. Sir thank you for your service and peace is yours. God Bless You.

Police Officer

June 4, 2008

On behalf of the New York State Police, our prayers are with you, your family and all the police officers of the Tucson Police Department. May you Rest in Peace, Thank you for your service...

New York State Police

June 4, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Erik Hite as well as to the Tucson Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Hite, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

June 4, 2008

RIP Officer Hite. Relenquish your watch over Tucson and continue the watch over your family. You will Never be forgotten. You are a hero.

Contractor, USBP

June 4, 2008

I did not know you, but with the unfortunate news of your loss and seeing how the department surrounded you and your family, I am truly proud to be a member of TPD! Officer Erik Hite, 4a37, 10-7, may you Rest In Peace and be our guardian angel from the heavens.

"And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your Heavenly Force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God, as we have been to guard the city of men." - A Policeman's Prayer to St. Michael

Monica A.Valdez & Family
Tucson Police Dept, Communications, PSO

June 4, 2008

Goodnight Brother,
May your soul find rest, and may God comfort your family. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Officer Beal CV29

Officer Beal
Chino Valley PD

June 4, 2008

It was an honor to serve with you brother. You will not be forgotten. You will always be in our hearts and minds. My prayers go out to your family. You are missed. Rest in peace brother.

Ofc Taylor
Tucson PD

June 4, 2008

I will be with sadden heart praying for Officer Hite’s family, friends, and co-workers in this tragic and sad time. Mr. Hite is a true hero and I will honor him as I honor all in this tough field of work. Your brothers in blue will take over the watch. Battery!!! Attention!!! we salute you Officer Hite. May you patrol the heavenly skies. Rest in peace sir....

Lt. Joseph PAnko
Security Supervisor

June 4, 2008

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