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

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I didn't know you, but I will have the opportunity to ride in your memory. I participate in the Police Unity Tour, we ride bicycles from New York to D.C during police week to remember the fallen officers "WE ride for those who died". Thank you for your service. I would like to meet any family members during police week if able to attend. My number is 865-804-4702 if someone could pass this along to the family of Officer Hite. Call any time.

Chief Deputy Tim Phillips
Roane County Sheriff's Office, TN

April 21, 2009


I keep looking at your reflections page and it still brings a tear to my eye. I miss you every day. I know that you are always watching over your family and that you're looking over us. I miss you my friend. I miss you dearly.


Ofc. A. Elliot
Seattle Police Department

March 23, 2009

rest in peace officer hite heros live forever


March 15, 2009

Always thinking about you Partner.

Richard Morreira

March 4, 2009

God bless you, hero. Your loved ones are in my thought and prayers. May God give them the strength to carry on.
Rest in peace.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 27, 2009

Hi Erik, I don't really know what to say, but I was thinking of you today. I feel that you are happy where you are, but I still feel sad. I wish you were here, we all do. Love, Roylene


February 5, 2009


Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersherrif Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/03

January 26, 2009

I'm sorry about the disrespect shown to your memory and those left behind by you in regards to the "recording artists" that used your photo

You are a hero, then, now, and forever. To your family: God be with you on this already difficult journey.. I'm sorry for the pain being added by the flagrant ignorance of those that cannot understand Erik's sacrifice.

A fallen officer's survivor in Louisville, KY


January 23, 2009

God bless the Hite family. Erik is truly a hero to all.

Sister of a cop

January 19, 2009

My heart goes out to Officer Hite's family in light of the recent disrespect directed at his death on a recent CD. It is hard that anyone could be so heartless and make light of his death.
Officer Hite will always hold a well deserved place of honor.


January 14, 2009

I grew up in Tucson, and went to high school with a girl named Kim Hite, so when I saw this on America's Most Wanted memorial, I thought maybe I know somebody in your family, and want to extend my condolences to Mrs. Hite, and their children, and all their extended family. I haven't been back to this website since we lost a sheriff deputy here in Hawaii, Daniel Browne-Sanchez, nearly two years ago. It's such a huge impact on the entire community, not only the community where the officer works, but the entire law enforcement community and their families. We all know it could happen, we pray every day for the safety of our own loved ones, and everybody who chooses to put themselves in harm's way to protect others. We'll never know how many lives were saved on June 1 by Erik's sacrifice. I'm very happy to see that Erik attended church, and knew our Lord, and I'm sure he has been welcomed into the eternal Kingdom. We pray for continued strength for his widow and children, that they may come to a place where grief will be replaced by the pride and comfort of knowing that Erik gave his life doing something he truly believed in. May God watch over all. Aloha ke Akua (God is Love)

Nanci Munroe
Wife of State of Hawaii Deputy Sheriff

January 11, 2009

Erik, you were remembered on the latest officer down segment of America's Most Wanted. I recognized your photo from this website. Just reminding your
surviviors that you are not forgotten. Give a shout out to Jesus for me!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


January 4, 2009

God Bless the Hite Family on this day,as we celebrate a birth today we also remember the fallen.
My thought are with you and your family.

a sister in blue
tucson police

December 25, 2008

Erik, know that at the Rincon substation you are never far from any of our thoughts and we miss seeing you. We also miss that very special smile you shared on a daily basis.

Tucson Police Department

December 15, 2008



October 20, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Officer Hite and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Officer Hite for your dedicated service to the people of Arizona and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

October 18, 2008

Sergeant/Officer Hite,
You will greatly be missed, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your job here on earth is done, I ask that you watch over us on our patrols, whether here in the states or abroad and keep us safe from harms way.
May God Bless-

SSgt Brown, Bart
316th Security Forces Squadron

October 12, 2008

Officer Hite, I live here in the Tucson area and was saddened to hear of the loss of a wonderful officer, husband and father. Your loss affected so many of us. I salute you for your service to our country in the military, and as a brave police officer. Rest in peace brother Hite.

Walter Setzer, Deputy US Marshal (ret)
U.S. Marshals Service

October 11, 2008

My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family of this fine officer lost to us all.

May his loved ones find solace in the belief that Officer Hite now patrols in a better place, while still always watching over you...

P.O. Pruszewski
Chicago Police Dept.

October 5, 2008

To the family and friends of Officer Erik Hite and the members of the Tuscon Police Department, and most especially to Erik:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Hite was tragically killed.

To Officer Hite's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Erik gave to his community and the citizens of Arizona, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 2, 2008

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2008

To those who loved Officer Hite, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. It's been a long hard road, and even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure Erik will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Officer Hite for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. I know this isn't a very manly thing to do, but if you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

September 21, 2008

Erik, Those that knew you were blessed, those that you knew, were Blessed even more. May you rest in Peace and may the Peace, Love, and Joy from God rest rule and abide with your family as we all keep you in our memories. We lost an excellent, First Sergeant (ret), Police Officer, and friend.

Chief Master Sergeant "Q" Clark
U.S. Air Force

September 18, 2008

Thank you for your service and dedication, Officer Hite. Rest in peace and may God bless your family.

Keesha Turner
Tucson DPS Officer's Wife

September 11, 2008

May God Bless you and you're family. Thankyou for you're service, and for willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect you're community. You're a hero to us all, Godspeed brother.

Dep. P. Hardy
Former Marana PD/Current Ada Co. Sheriff's Office, Idaho

September 7, 2008

Rest in peace brother. We went through high school together and strangely became officers and went to the ME. All my blessings to your family.


Dave Stratford
Fmr Faribanks PD

September 3, 2008

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