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

Ofc. Hite
We are all brothers in this together, through the brightest days and the darkest hours of the night. May you find in heaven what you sought here on earth.

Rest in peace, brother, we have the watch from here.

Ofc. N. Waterloo
Gila River Police Department

June 2, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

CPL II David Murphy

June 2, 2008



June 2, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and co-workers. Erik you made the ultimate sacrifice. God be with you on your journey to heaven. You will be missed.

Ron (Retired)
Tempe Police, Tempe, AZ.

June 2, 2008

I seen a picture in the paper today, 2 of your fellow officers at your side, minutes after your tragic death. You were not alone. Say HI to Patrick HArdesty.

Deputy D Molchan
Pima County Sheriff Dept

June 2, 2008

Dear Brother Hite: You have left us so young, but your legacy will live on. You are a hero! God speed to you brother. God bless those who suffer your loss. As for the streets, we’ll carry the torch from here. May time bring peace for your close survivors quickly. May justice prevail on your assailant.

PO DJ Ostrem
Mattawan Police - Michigan

June 2, 2008

To Officer Hite family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

June 2, 2008

Erik - your passing will be felt for a long time in this community. My family is forever grateful for your service and sacrifice. RIP brother.

To your wife, young daughter and son - Erik was a hero doing what he loved and knew. He was a protector and selfless individual. It's his time now. Our most sincere and heartfelt prayers go out to you and I pray you find peace in knowing he lived his life with honor. May God bless all of you.

TPD brothers and sisters - the entire law enforcement community grieves with you. Please keep each other safe and protected!

Sgt M Cox
Arizona DPS, Tucson

June 2, 2008

Our prayers (& readiness to offer ongoing spiritual support) are with you who loved Erik Hite.

Isaiah 57:1-2 RSTNE
The tzadik/ righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to lev/ heart:
and merciful and kind men are taken away, none considers that the tzadik/ one who does right is taken away from the evil to come.
1805 Sometimes early departures from this age are to escape the evil ahead and prepare the saved for the age to come.
2 He shall enter into shalom: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his tzedakah/ Righteousness.
1806 Eternal life. To the believer, Yahushua is our Righteousness.
Psalm 116 RSTNE
3870 YHWH is the cup of our salvation.
I love YHWH, because He has heard my voice and my supplications.
2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live.
3 The sorrows of death surrounded me, and the pains of Sheol came upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then called I upon the Name of YHWH; O YHWH, I beg You, deliver my being.
5 Full of unmerited favor is YHWH, and He is tzadik; yes, our Elohim is full of rachamim/ mercies.
6 YHWH preserves the simple: I was brought low, and He helped me.
7 Return to your rest, O my being; for YHWH has treated you well.
8 For You have delivered my being from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before YHWH in the land of the living.
10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
11 I said in my haste; All men are liars.
12 What shall I render to YHWH for all His benefits toward me?
13 I will lift up the cup of Yahushua/ YHWH’s Salvation, and call upon the Name of YHWH.
14 I will pay my vows to YHWH now in the presence of all His people.
15 Precious in the sight of YHWH is the death of His kidushim/ saints.
3871 To the believer death is a precious event, ending in glorification, and immortality.
16 O YHWH, truly I am Your eved/ servant; I am Your eved, and the son of Your female eved: You have loosed my chains.
17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of hodu/ thanksgiving, and will call upon the Name of YHWH.
18 I will pay my vows to YHWH now in the presence of all His people,
19 In the courts of YHWH’s Bayit, in the midst of you, O Yahrushalayim/ Jerusalem. Hallel/ Praise YHWH.

James 1:27 RSTNE
Pure and undefiled service to Abba YHWH is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the olam hazeh/ This Age, Or This World. 5450 In a Hebraic mindset, it is not merely believing that displays a man's character, but his performance of what he believes, as opposed to a mere mental assent to facts.

civilian Carol T. Johnson
relative of Kenneth Young (victim of shooting spree 6/1/08)

June 2, 2008

We are filled with sorrow and learning of the tragic death of Officer Erik Hite. May you and his family find strength at this difficult time.

Lieutenant James Bond
Albemarle County Police Department, Virginia

June 2, 2008

I did not know you, yet you and your fellow officers have my utmost respect. As an alumni of the Tucson Citizen's Police Academy, I honor you and yours. Thank you.

Just a citizen

June 2, 2008

Mrs. Hite, family, friends and coworkers of Officer Hite you are all in my heart and prayers during these very difficult times. May God be with you and guide you all. To Officer Hite's children, know that your dad is a true HERO who will not be forgotten. God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

June 2, 2008


C.O. Stephen D. Celestino
Westchester County Dept. of Correction, NY

June 2, 2008

Another Brother in blue has risked his life to make his community safe.Its almost been a year since we last lost an officer from our Department. We appreciate the sacrafice and commitment you made. They say all brothers bleed blue but we all know our blood is red. You are somewhere in the sky watching over all of us. We thank you for the military service you provided and for all the years you gave to the Tucson Police Department. 10-7 Good Night sir you will be deeply missed.

My condolences are offered to the family. It may seem hard but we have to pull through this tragic event together. Im sorry for your loss your husband or father died doing his duty and for that i know he is grateful

Supervisor Lynn Butcher
Phoenix Police

June 2, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

June 2, 2008

Thank you for everything you have done to make Tucson a safer place to live and may God help you watch over your family and loved ones during this time. Vaya con dios!

Senior Patrol Agent
U.S. Border Patrol, Warroad, MN

June 2, 2008

You paid the ultimate price for protecting our citizens, even from themselves. You leave behind many who will never forget you. Time will pass but the scare will always be there. Rest in peace and be sure that your loved ones will be watched over.


June 2, 2008

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Police Officer Erik Hite. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

June 2, 2008

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

June 2, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the loved ones you left behind. While I work for Phoenix PD, both of my parents retired from Tucson PD. I grew up in the stations down there and look at the department's officers like part of my family. You will be greatly missed.

Officer David Keys 8341
Phoenix Police Department

June 2, 2008

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Officer Erik Hite. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members & Staff

June 2, 2008

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

DEP J.D. Garcia

June 2, 2008

Officer Hite,
Thank you for your service, you are a Hero in every aspect of the word. Your sacrifice will be long remembered, lest we never forget! To the family left behind, you will find love and compassion from many, those you know and those you don't, this is something that the community mourns and grieves as a whole. You will never get over your loss, but there is help, embrace it.

If there is anything that we can help with please contact us as we are still in the process of mourning our selves.

God bless you all.

The family of Phoenix P.D. Officer George Cortez Jr.
EOW 7-27-07

Thomas Tyo, Captain Ret.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

June 2, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...God bless your Family, Loved ones, and your Friends left behind...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

June 2, 2008

Rest in peace Ofc Hite. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Police Officer First class
Fairfax County Police Dept. VA

June 2, 2008

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