Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Andrew James Stocks

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Reflections for Trooper Andrew James Stocks

Thank you Trooper Stocks for your service and sacrifice, you are a HERO! May the Lord be with your family and friends today and the difficult days ahead..
Rest in Peace Sir..

Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994 Henrico PD Virginia

September 10, 2008

I could not believe it when I saw Trooper Stocks picture on the WRAL-5 Web page. Two weeks ago my son Adam was diagnosed with Leukemia. We had been at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill for two days. The Highway Patrol relayed some test results from Goldsboro to Chapel Hill and that is the first time I met Trooper Stocks. He pulled up to the Hospital with his blue lights and wig wags on. It was a pretty sight to behold. It made me proud to be a member of this organization. He handed me the package and then shook my hand and said "Good speed brother, God speed". Then he pulled away. I will never forget that day, when a Trooper helped another Trooper. I was going to contact him when we leave the hospital, (in about 4 more weeks) but God called him home before that was accomplished. I pray for the family and I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. We had two connections in life. We are both Troopers and Marines. "God speed brother, God speed", and Semper Fi.

Trooper JL Murphy

September 10, 2008

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God"

Sgt. Randy Keenan / Retired
Alameda, CA PD

September 10, 2008

Trooper Stocks, Thank you for your service and your call to duty. May God comfort you family in the coming days. Rest in peace brother, you made the ultimate sacrifice.
Blessed are the peace keepers for they shall inherit the kingdom of God!

Forever C-352

Ptl. P.D Robbins
Forest City Police Dept. Forest City, NC

September 10, 2008

Our family expresses our sincere sympathy to the family of Trooper Stocks.

christine roth
survivor of the shield 1997

September 10, 2008

To the wife and child of AJ,
May God be with you in your time of sorrow and may he lift you up in this time of need. The 1151st family will always be here for you as will the family of the NCSHP.

AJ was a wonderful trooper and soldier. He had some wonderful leadership skills and a very caring disposition. We will always remember his dedication to our great country and our wonderful state.

CPL Loy and family
US Army Reserves

September 10, 2008

Rest in peace bro', We'll take it from here

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

September 10, 2008

As an Amateur "Ham" Radio operator there are alot of times when you never get a chance to meet the voices you hear talking on the public safety bands. I consider myself lucky I got to meet Trooper Stocks once. He was a friendly and kind person and I grieve for his family and friends. God now has another Trooper watching guard for the Thin Blue Line around Heaven.

Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR

September 10, 2008

Rest In Peace, Trooper Stocks.

Lt T Carr

September 10, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 10, 2008

Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace brother, we'll take it from here.

Corporal Thomas Colalillo
Florida Highway Patrol

September 10, 2008

God bless you and keep you always. You and your family are not forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

September 10, 2008

AJ you will be missed. Such a tragedy...God bless you and your family...

Trp Hank Middleton

September 10, 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. May you rest in Peace. God Bless!

Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Communications 911 Center

September 10, 2008

Thank you for your service to the Highway Patrol and the Marine Corps brother. Rest in Peace and God bless your family! Semper Fi

Trp. M.G. Stuart

September 10, 2008

You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that your dedication and sacrifice will always be remembered.

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

September 10, 2008

Rest in Peace.

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

September 10, 2008

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


September 10, 2008

Rest in peace Trooper Stocks...

Genesee County, Michigan

September 10, 2008




September 10, 2008

May you rest in peace and may The Lord comfort and strengthen your loved ones.


September 10, 2008

Trooper Stocks may you rest in peace. Your service to the citizens of North Carolina will not be forgotten. We'll take the watch from here. Godspeed Brother.

Corporal D. C. Havens, III
West Virginia State Police

September 10, 2008

Rest in Peace brother, we will take over your watch from here.

Deputy Brad M. Shutts
Jasper County Sheriff's Office (Iowa)

September 10, 2008

C352...! AJ the last time I saw you we were all working night shift. You stop by the center and I gave you a hug and told you how good it was to have you home and back in the black and gray. You said thank you ma'am. We talk for a while and I gave you one more hug and I said be safe and you said stay happy, and off you went to the C3 office. There are so many of us in this FAMILY at NCSHP and also our extend family of local County, State, PD, FIRE,EMS, and also other agencys in and out of state that will always remember you and keep your memory ALIVE. To your family may god bless and keep you during this time of grievance and the days to come. AJ may you rest in peace and it has been a honor to work with you.


September 10, 2008

Gods Police Department has received another honorable brother of integrity into its ranks. As you consort with all our brothers and sisters there with you, know that you will not be forgotten by those you left behind. Your service to your community and Gods children in it will always be remembered with great thanks and appreciation. Be assured that your brothers and sisters here will tend to your families needs assist them through this period of mourning. Rest in peace brother.
In Christ, Tom Bradley Arizona State Chaplain FOP

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

September 10, 2008

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