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

officer and your family are in my thoughts and prayers on your 1 yr anniversary..please know that you will never be in peace and with ease blue angel


August 6, 2009

To Officer Monte Ruby, his family and his fellow officers with the CoxHealth Department of Public Safety:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Ruby’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Offcier Ruby and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Member and Staff

August 6, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. May God give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

To his kids: I don't know if you will ever read this, but if you do, I want you to know your dad is a hero now and forever. And he loves you now and forever. May God give you the strength to carry on.

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


February 28, 2009

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

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

October 18, 2008

It's not in how Monte died that makes him a hero,
It's in how he lived.

Godspeed be with you Monte.....

Rick Miles
Former Officer/co-worker

September 27, 2008

To those who loved Officer Ruby, 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 Monte 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 Ruby 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 27, 2008

We lost another Officer a few weeks ago, on his way home from work. Say hi to Perkel when you see him up there. Its been hard to lose two great officers in such a short time.

Kelby Dickensheet
Greene County Juvenile Detention/ Cox South ER

September 23, 2008

To the family and friends of Officer Monte Ruby and his fellow officers and most especially to Monte:

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

To Officer Ruby'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 Monte gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 6, 2008

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

Phylliis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasaer, eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2008

Thank you for your service, we'll carry your watch from here.

Deputy K.L. Martinez
McDonald County Sheriff's Office/Formerly of Cox Dept. of Public Safet

September 21, 2008

For sixteen years Monte and I worked together, never a dull moment. He was a true friend, like a father at times, like a brother, He meant more to me than most will ever know. He is and will always be greatly missed. I now have his post and feel he walks with me everyday. Just as he did in life he will in death. Always watching over me. May the true hero enjoy his many days off at last.

Jerome F. Ransom
OTC Public Safety

September 12, 2008

Rest in peace Officer Ruby, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service.


August 29, 2008

Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy go out to the family of Officer Ruby. Thank You for the sacrifice that you made. It's not easy to give up a loved one, but we know he gave his life willingly and without regard. Thank You Monte. -RIP-

Director Andrew Bean
City of Strafford Office of Emergency Management

August 24, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with Ofc Ruby's family.Another hero tragically gone.Sympathy to his colleagues;it must be so hard to lose one of your team,especially in these circumstances.

bernadette chantrey

August 23, 2008

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

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service

August 19, 2008

I always enjoyed working with you way back when at
Cox. I think the last time we ran into each other
was the night my grandson was born a year or so ago...
who knew that would be the last time our paths would cross. May God bless you and your family.

Todd Cooper

August 18, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Ruby family and friends.

Lt. Anthony Stewart
Gulfport Police Department

August 16, 2008

Rest easy, brother. We have the watch now. To Ofc. Ruby's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Blessed be the peace makers, for they shall be called children of God.
Matthew 5:9

Deputy J. Perkins
Taney County Sheriff's Dept.

August 15, 2008

Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Fidoe
Twinsburg, Ohio Police Department

August 15, 2008

I will miss working with you.

Cox RN


August 15, 2008

I met Monte some years ago in Kansas City when I was on a training for my employment and he was there at a training for his. I met Monte and also some of his colleagues. They were very friendly and nice. We stayed in touch over the years via email and phone. I considered Monte a very dear friend.

My heartfelt sympathy go out to his family and friends.

My world is a more lonely place without him in it. I could always count on Monte for a listening ear, understanding, good conversation and many laughs. I was always impressed with what a genuinely good man he was. I will miss him dearly.

Norma Slater

August 15, 2008

God speed Brother... we commend and honor your sacrafice!!!


August 15, 2008

It was an honor being part of the honor guard for your funeral. Most of all it was an honor knowing ya even as little as I did. The one thing I will remember about you, as will I think everyone that knew you is your smile.

Sgt. Jeremy J Lynn

August 14, 2008

God Bless you sir for your service and sacrifice. May Peace and comfort be with your family.

Michelle Rogers

August 14, 2008

Thank you for your service, sir. Never forgotten.

Laura Haynes of Brookhaven, PA

August 14, 2008

May God comfort you all. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

August 14, 2008

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