Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Christopher Michael Kane

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, September 4, 2008

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Reflections for Officer Christopher Michael Kane

Rest in peace Officer Kane.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Christopher Kane, it has been 6 years, but I always think of you. Thank you for all the mentoring and leadership you gave me.

Jacksonville Sheriff Office

September 23, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to watch over them and protect them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 4, 2013

HEORES live forever, and you sir are a hero. My prayers are with your family today and always. Continue to rest in peace Officer Kane.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Kane. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

My prayers are with the Kane family today as they face another EOW. May God be with you all and guide you. Officer Kane, you sir are a hero that will never be forgotten, may you continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


September 4, 2011

I love you and miss you so much. There is such a big hole in my heart. I don't think it will ever heal. I am so proud of all you had accomplished in your life, all the lives you helped and touched. I smile when I think of you as a child. You were beautiful, full of energy and always had a smile for everyone. You were the first person to meet the neighbors. You played hard and worked hard.

From the time you were 7, you wanted to be a policeman. You rode with the Frederick, Md. police as ride along, when you were a teenager. They told you to join the Marines and become an MP, if you wanted to become a cop later. You did. 4 years later, you were a Marine Sgt. in the MP's. You went right through the Police Academy and became your dream-a police officer with JSO. You once told me you would never retire, because you loved your job. You finished college while on the job and I loved the man you had become.

But I think you knew your greatest accomplishment was Micheal. You loved that boy so much. I know he misses you, but remembers all the time you spent with him. I don't know if you or Micheal loved OPAA football more. You were a beloved coach. I'm so glad you and Micheal had your dream trip to Kansas to hunt buffalo. I look at your picture of you and Micheal and the buffalo and can see how proud Micheal was to have you as his father. Micheal is your legacy. Chris, you will never die, as long as we remember you. Happy Birthday, my son.

Linda Kane

August 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Marine. We miss you.

Officer Roa
jacksonville sheriff office

August 4, 2011

August 3, 1970. You would have been 41.
Sending Birthday Wishes up to you today Christopher. Gone, but not forgotten. I miss you and love you much!

Donna Van Jahnke
Aunt Donna

August 3, 2011

We think of you often in your place of peace...Thanks for watching over us all at the JSO. You are missed but will never be forgotten.

Det. Gary Snyder

May 19, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary week of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I am holding your wife and son in thought and prayer today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 9, 2009

Commander Kane, a year ago today at 1600 was the last time I saw you and the last time I talked to you. I still miss you. May god bless you and your family.

Det. Roa

September 4, 2009

To Officer Christopher Kane, his family and his fellow officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 4, 2009

Officer Kane know that your family, friends and coworkers are all in my prayers today as they face 1 year without you. I know it has been a difficult time for them, but I also know that you are walking beside them every step of the way. A hero who will not be forgotten.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County S.O., Lake Butler Florida


September 4, 2009

RIP, we are all brothers in blue

Ofc Rexford ID 407
Springfield, Florida Police

August 14, 2009

Chris-When I first met you when we were 17 we had too much Jolt cola and couldn't stop laughing. Everything seemed funny! You were my high school sweetheart although we lived over 3000 miles from each other. Everyone thought I was crazy to travel to Maryland from California to attend your senior prom! I am grateful for the years we had together. We lost touch many times but always seemed to find each other again. Terry and Michael, you were also blessed for the time you had with him. Linda and Mark, your son will always be in everyone's heart. With him definitely goes a piece of me. Even though you won't see your 39th birthday on August 3rd, happy birthday Chris. Loving you always and forever.

a friend forever

July 31, 2009

Commander Kane, every time I work at night, I write your initials in the rider part of the MDC. You were always there at night when I needed help and you would always answer you cell phone when I had a question. I still call you Commander Kane because you would always try bossing me around as if you still were in the Marine miss your sense of humor and your work ethics. I also actually miss you rejecting my reports for forgetting a period or a comma believe it or not…lol.. May God bless you and your family.

Det. Roa

April 2, 2009

I wish there were words to truly express my gratitude and graciousness our family has been given throughout the community and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and departments throughout the country. Chris coached our son's football team and the boy's on the team still support my son and grieve the loss of their coach. Chris died 4 days before our son turned 12 and "difficult" was truly a large understatement for my son and his teammates. I learned amazing things from those twelve year old boys about true friendship, dedication, brotherhood and what it means to be a team. Chris had already learned these lessons from the Marine Corp. and being a police officer. The support my son and I have received from all over the country has been amazing. I continue to meet people who have at some time or place met Chris( he always left an impression)and have wonderful stories to tell me. If you knew him you were fortunate. If you didn't, I will tell you he was not only a wonderful officer but an even better dad and husband. My son and I miss him everyday and try to remember all the really funny things he did, not to just make us laugh, but that was the person he truly was. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and their amazing personnel have made this incredibly difficult time so much easier for our family and the group C.O.P.S. have also been incredibly supportive. I simply do not know what families without that wonderful support system do to handle the situation. I thank both the Sheriff's Office and C.O.P.S. and the entire law enforcement community for the loving support and kindness you have shown for myself and my son.

Terri Kane

March 17, 2009

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

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on.

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


March 4, 2009

Its is sad to loose a brother in blue You came to the agency around the same time i did even though we didnt know each other my thoughts are with you and your family
rest in peace my Blue brother. You are an inspiration to alot of officers in the jacksonville sheriff office
there are alot of people who dont deserve to wear that badge but from what i heard about you, You where deserving and its was an honor for you to wear it, You will be missed even by those who didnt know you God bless you and your family my prayers and thoughts are with them always and you are in all of our hearts. My prayers are with those who knew you and those who loved you and those who share their duties with you
You will never be forgotten

M.A.P frm Police exp JSO 948
jacksonville sheriff office

December 27, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Kane. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on face book. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Christopher, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Christopher's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Christopher's life was about so much more than the way he died. Christopher will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Kane, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost six years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

November 2, 2008

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

October 21, 2008

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

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

October 17, 2008

To the Family of a Hero,

I come to this site everyday to read my husband’s reflections and those of our fellow brothers. Some days it's harder to read them because I know that another wife is left to spend her days and nights alone with no one to comfort her when she wakes up crying in the middle of the night longing to be in his arms. Children left without a daddy to play ball with or get that special hug from. Another father left without a son to continue his legacy and traditions. Another mother is grieving for her child. A child she gave life too and kissed his hurts away. Another friend they can no longer joke around with about a call or hang out with on their days off. A community left without a hero to pick them up when they often stumble and fall. It’s truly amazing how one simple human life has the ability to affect so many. Some who put others before himself and risked everything to protect our communities. I've walked in the path you are walking through now and I wish I could give you some words of wisdom. Each survivor of an officer killed has their own ways of dealing with the pain of their loss. I can't really say that some get through it any easier than others, because none of it is easy. We go through it because we dont have a choice. For those with children, we take on the rolls of mother, father, breadwinner, coach, psychologist, referee, chaufuer and all around handyman. You make schedules and lists. Then turn around and re-write those schedules and make more lists. Sometimes its a little overwelming but we make it work. As each day passes, it adds to our strength. The more strength we build, the easier the roles become. I've come to appreciate three simple words that can sum up what a person's life should be about. Live, Laugh and Love.... LIVE each and everyday as if there is no tomorrow and surround yourself with all the gifts that life can bring. LAUGH at everything including yourself for humor can be found in every situation good or bad, and LOVE with everything you have, you may never get another chance.

For the co-workers, the pain is different but just as real. Those of us who put on the uniform, have a special bond, the likes which no one can understand. We sweat together, bleed together, laugh and joke together and sometimes, during times like these, we shed tears together. We are family, no matter the color of your uniform or the shape of the badge. When one falls, it hurts all of us. It takes someone very special to put on that uniform and face the "ugliness" of this world. I'm sure that your brother was just like my husband, he did it with a smile and if given another chance, he would do this job again. I hope and pray that God lays his gentle hand upon your heart. I pray that he gives you the ability to go back out there and do a job so few are brave enough or have the courage enough to do.

I found a poem that I'm leaving for my husband at the Memorial Wall this coming year. I'd like to share it with you.


Right now i'm in a different place,
And though we seem apart,
I'm closer than I ever was...
I'm there inside your heart.

I'm with you when you greet each day
And while the sun shines bright,
I'm there to share the sunsets, too...
I'm with you every night.

I'm with you when the times are good
To share a laugh or two,
And if a tear should start to fall...
I'll still be there for you.

And when that day arrives
That we no longer are apart,
I'll smile and hold you close to me...
Forever in my heart.

Below is a card my husband left on my pillow before he left and I thought I would share it with you. Even though at times he seems so far away, he really isn't. He is with you every second of every day. All you have to do is look inside you heart and he's there, sharing everything with you. Take care and may the Lord keep a gentle hand on your shoulder.

It's so hard
for me to be apart from you,
even when
it's only for a short while.
I'll see something
I wish I could share with you,
experience something new
and wish you could be a part of it.
But I hope you know that
even when we're not together,
I'm always thinking of you.
During the day,
you're with me in thought,
so that whenever I see
something I think you'd enjoy,
in a special way
you're sharing it with me.
And at night,
I'll fall asleep dreaming
of how wonderful it will feel
to be back in your arms
where I belong.
Every day that we're apart,
I'm looking forward to when
we'll be together again
so I can show you
how much I missed you...
How much I love you.

Volusia Co Deputy Ashley Koester
Widow of Lake Co Deputy Wayne Koester EOW 02-09-05

September 19, 2008

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