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, 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

My sincere condolences to TPD & the family of officer Hite


July 2, 2008

Erik, it's been a few weeks since you left and I still miss you more than you know. I miss not seeing you at Code 11 getting a car for your off-duty job after I got off work. "James go home you look tired" was the last thing you said to me. We ALL hurt still. I have your coin you gave me when you graduated from the police academy in 2004. I cherish it and carry it with me and will do so to the end of my days. Dan Bartlett, Jason Bredehoft, Christopher Dennison, Thomas Rizzi, Martin Guerena, David Ortiz, Mithcell Schreiber. ALL of you guys were THE BEST squad handsdown. Erik, your gone from us physically but I truly believe spiritually your with us all. And that gives me some peace. I will miss you.

James, Class 04-01 "Never Gonna Quit!"

James Johnston, Patrol Officer
Tucson Police

July 1, 2008

We are all very proud of you. You are in our thoughts, prayers and conversations quite often.
I have a lot to say but I can’t put my thoughts to paper very well so I will just keep it simple. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU!
Your with God now Rest in Peace – Cousin, Friend and Brother.

Richard Morreira

June 30, 2008

Ofc Hite thank you for making the ulitmate sacrafice that an officer can make. You are a true hero in every sense of the word. My parents have a home in Tucson and I would like to thank you and your fellow officers for keeping them safe. Your untimely passing hit home with my Dad as he is a retired Chicago PD officer. It home with me as the wife of a police officer and as a dispatcher. Rest in peace and keep watch over your fellow officers.

Mary Schumacher/PSD II
Joliet PD IL/wife of JPD Detective

June 29, 2008

My sincere condolences to the family of officer Hite. May he live forever in your hearts. God Bless!!! Terri Cook, Mother of Thomas A. Cook, EOW 092706

June 27, 2008

Be at peace, Brother.

Former ODM grunt, #39273

Officer Ron Blanton
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, NC

June 22, 2008

May you sleep easy with God, Erik. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Corporal Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

June 21, 2008

Rest in peace brother.

Ptlmn. J. Murray
Chicago Police Department, Ret

June 21, 2008

Ofc Hite,
Thank you for service. You are a hero. Continue to watch over the rest of us. My condolences go out to your family and the TPD.

Dep. Bill Fosmire
Pima County Sheriff's Department

June 18, 2008

Officer Hite was a hero and a true patriot. It is proven by his sacrifice and his service in the U.S. Air Force and with the Tucson Police Department for 4 years. I pray for his wife, adult son, 1-year-old daughter, and parents.

Arkansas White County Sheriff's Department

June 17, 2008

If I could write Officer Hite a letter, this is what I would say...
God used you in such profound ways when you were alive... but the true miracle of your strength is that He is still using you to touch people today. My career started the week that yours ended -Sir, I consider you a steady foundation that I will always cling to. You taught me personally about officer safety... you trained 'nobodys' like me... I would give my life to have taken your place. Instead I will dedicate my life to following in your footsteps.


June 16, 2008

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