Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Monte Ruby

CoxHealth Department of Public Safety, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, August 6, 2008

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Reflections for Officer Monte Ruby




August 10, 2008

I had the fortunate opportunity to work with Monte at Cox, it was my first law enforcement job right out of the academy. Monte always had his smile ready to go, and kept us rookies out of getting ourselves in trouble more times than I could say. He had an infectious laugh, he knew his friends and their families, and was there for anyone who needed him. Monte will be missed by all of us who knew him, but never forgotten.

Officer T.Smith
Republic Police Department

August 10, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and CoxHealth DPS. We will not foget you brother.

Patrolman S.Sparks
Chesterfield County, VA Police Dept

August 10, 2008

RIP brother. Thank you for your service and you and your family are in our prayers.

Police Officer

August 10, 2008

Where you work isn't the issue, it's that you did the work that makes you part of the family.

The lowlife who took your life no doubt didn't mean to end your time here on Earth but that doesn't matter to your wife and children. Through your efforts as a Hospital Police Officer (and the efforts of the Springfield Officer), I believe that more persons were spared serious injury. You laid down your life for the sake of others and that makes you a hero.

God Bless Officer Ruby. My heart and my prayers go out to your family at home and at CoxHealth Public Safety. Rest in Peace, Brother, you've earned that rest.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 9, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

August 9, 2008

Monte thank you for your friendship. Rest in peace brother. You have been an great coworker and officer. You will be greatly missed.

Cox Health Public Safety

August 9, 2008

Sleep easy with God, Monte. You fought a hell of a fight, and you are a true HERO. 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

August 9, 2008

My heart goes out to the family and the Department of Officer Ruby. I'm Sorry it just doesn't get any easier.

US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

August 9, 2008

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

August 9, 2008

God Bless and Godspeed.


August 9, 2008

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family and your fellow officers during this very difficult time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

August 9, 2008



August 9, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice: you will never be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

August 9, 2008

The following is a Fallen Officer's Prayer that was found while a Pueblo Police Officer visited the N.Y.P.D. Museum & Ground Zero in 2005 Officer's Prayer

Fallen Officer’s Prayer

I Never Dreamed It Would Be Me.
My Name For All Eternity.
Recorded Here At This Hallowed Place.
Alas, My Name, No More My Face.
'In The Line of Duty' I Hear Them Say.
My Family Now The Price To Pay.
My Folded Flag Stained With Their
We Only Had Those Few Short Years.
The Badge No Longer On My Chest.
I Sleep Now In Eternal Rest.
My Sword I Pass To Those Behind And
Pray They Keep This Thought In Mind.
I Never Dreamed It Would Be Me.
And With A Heavy Heart And Bended
Knee, I Ask For All Here From The
Dear God, Let My Name Be The Last.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Officer Ruby will always be remembered as a HERO...
Canon City, CO

Marilyn Robinson
Canon Internet Radio

August 9, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Ruby. Rest in peace our brother.

The Patrol Men and Women of
Sylvania Township PD (OH)

August 9, 2008

I thank you for your tour of duty which is now complete.I shall pray for you and you love one's.


August 9, 2008

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

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

August 9, 2008

Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to your family, friends, and entire department. I know that Angels carried you high into the heavens above. " A Hero does not become a Hero by their death, but by how they lived their life." God Bless!

Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Communications 911 Center

August 9, 2008

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

August 9, 2008

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin Police Department

August 9, 2008

I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Greene County. Rest in peace brother. You are a true hereo.

Sergeant Brian Sells
Republic Police Department

August 9, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Monte Ruby as well as to the CoxHealth Department of Public Safety. Rest in peace Officer Ruby, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

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

August 9, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

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

August 9, 2008

Our condolences to the family and friends of Officer Ruby. Please accept this reflection as a token of our appreciation.

Rest in peace

Session 45
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Schenectady, NY

August 8, 2008

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