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

Once again the black hand of death reaches out and pulls another one of our brothers in Law Enforcement away. It is so sad to hear of the loss of a Brother-in-Law. Those of of at the Police Dept. in Montgomery Al. are tearful to hear of the loss of antoher true American Hero. To those fellow Officers left to carry on I say to you keep your heads up and continue to make Officer Hike proud to have served with you. Your continuing fight against those who commit senceless acts such as this agaist those who you swear to protect does not go unnoticed. God Bless all of you in your day to day duties and be safe.

Sgt. B.F. Harrison
Montgomery (AL) Police Dept.

June 2, 2008

Bleesed are the Peacekeepers: Matthew 5:9

My condolences to your fellow officers and your family.

Sgt. Andrew Cowan

June 2, 2008

Officer Hite,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I am a Border Patrol Agent who recently completed a 90 day assignment in Tucson and have nothing but the highest respect for the TPD and PCSO after seeing some of the neighborhoods that they have patrol.



June 2, 2008

I walked in to the Tucson Police Department head quarters today and I saw your picture. My father works as a detective there and told me the horrible news. It did not hit me until I saw your picture on the stand in the lobby. I stare at those plaques on the wall evertime I go and see my father and I pray everyday that my dad comes home safe from work (even though I'm 27 now). I sit here and cry for someone I do not know because you have done so much for our country and community. God bless you sir and thank you for your time on earth. You will be missed (sometimes by people who never had the chance to meet you). From my family "We love you and thank you for your service" you will be missed.

Leif Olson

Leif Olson

June 2, 2008



June 2, 2008

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin Police Department

June 2, 2008

Thank you for your service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 2, 2008

My prayers go to Officer Hite's family and fellow officers. You will not be forgotten.

Cpl. David J. Bailey
Beckley Police Department, Beckley WV

June 2, 2008

Please except my prayers and thoughts for the loss of your loved one. It saddens me to see the death of another fine Police Officer just doing his job. My prayers to his family, friends, and the Tucson Police Department. God Bless you Officer Hite.

Jennifer Bell Huntsville AL
Mother of a Police Officer

June 2, 2008

Rest easy Brother. Those responsible have been caught. Your sacrifice wont be forgotten. We have the watch.

D450, Douglas Az.
U.S. Border Patrol

June 2, 2008

Rest In Peace Brother. Know that the perp is in custody and will pay for his actions. Thank you for your service to this GREAT country in the Air Force and watch over your fellow officers from above. My condolences to your family and the Tucson PD.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

June 2, 2008

I am saddened by this news. I had read about the incident yesterday and had prayed for his recovery. I guess God was ready for him. RIP my Brother.

Patrolman Charles Canham
Biloxi PD

June 2, 2008

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Officer hite's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and I am now married to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Carpenter. All of your COPS family is here for you and hurting for you. We all became a family when our loved ones became police officers and now we have even a stronger bond when one of our family members go down. We are here for you to help you along this journey you now have joined with us. God bless you all.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

June 2, 2008

Rest in Peace my brother. We have the watch now. We will never forget.

AZ DPS K9 Unit

June 2, 2008

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

June 2, 2008

Thank you for your service to our country and community. All of our prayers are with you and your family. The events that lead to your untimely passing were something that nobody could ever prepare or train for, but all of you that day stepped up and did what you could to protect the community and innocent people, as well as your brother officers. Officers like you make me proud to be in this profession and proud to step in the line of fire every day we put a badge on. Rest in peace brother.

Pinal County Sheriff's Office

June 2, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know you are safe in God's hands.

K9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

June 2, 2008

Rest in peace brother, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

June 2, 2008

Officer Hite, you took an oath to protect and serve the citizens of Tucson and this great country. In the performance of your duty, you made the ultimate sacrifice. There is no greater example of honor. May your loved ones, friends , co-workers find peace. May the citizens realize the sacrifice made by the law enforcement officers every second of every day. Rest in peace Officer Hite, we have got it from here..

Your Brothers in Law Enforcement

Vince Iello

June 2, 2008

God bless you and your family, brother. You have given your all! You and your family are in my heart and prayers.

Captain Gary Graham (RET)
Denver Police Department

June 2, 2008

Erik, you will not be forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice to your community and your country. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you rest in peace brother...10-7, good night.

Ofc. Lemas #44427
Tucson Police Motors

June 2, 2008


Our deepest prayers go out to your family during this very sad time. May they find the strength to get through the very hard times that will follow. We too lost a fellow brother in January of this year (Luis "Louie" Aguilar). Your fellow brothers and sisters at TPD will forever remember your dedication to your job and your country. Please watch over us as we too, like you did went out everyday planning on coming home to our families.

Rest in peace.

Agent C. Duarte
U.S. Border Patrol Yuma, Az

June 2, 2008

Erik, rest in peace.

God welcomes you to his table.

postal inspector t. weisend

June 2, 2008

Officer Hite,
God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our community. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

Vaya Con Dios brother! We'll take the watch from here.

Law Enforcement Rangers
Bureau of Land Management - Tucson, AZ

June 2, 2008

Our Greatest Fear

Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer's final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it's our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it's a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don't come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
to many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer's final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it's our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.
-Unknown Author

The law enforcement community grieves, as another officer has been taken to heaven. Rest in peace sir, your brothers and sisters will take the watch from here. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Wife of Detective

June 2, 2008

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