Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Kristine Marie Fairbanks

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, September 20, 2008

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Reflections for Officer Kristine Marie Fairbanks

RIP Kris.

Andy B
Former coworker

September 20, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Fairbanks.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2019

Kristine would be so proud and happy for daughter, Whitney, who is following in mom's footsteps as a K9 officer with the Port Angeles Police Department.

Gerald L. Brown, CCO
Port Angeles Office of Community Corrections, Washington DOC

December 17, 2018

Hi Kris, I'm so sorry I missed your funeral, wasn't my idea. You were an awesome K9 officer. When we met as two cops, recently moved to a seriously rural beat, I was so happy to be doing an entry on a warrant with such an outstanding cop.

You are one of the best cops I've ever known. Thank you for your service.

Retired Deputy Brian Post
Former Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy

October 13, 2018

We still think about you and miss you.

WSP dispatcher

September 24, 2018

RIP Kris. Thoughts, as ever, with the family.

Andy B
Former coworker

September 21, 2018

Kris was my dear friend and colleague for many years. I was there when she wed and when her daughter was born. Her murder was tragic and senseless. She loved public lands and gave her heart to her job and to the American people. She is missed. So very, very missed.

Kym Hall, Superintendent
National Park Service

September 20, 2018

I had the great priveledge and honor to have known Kris due to our passion for K9. Kris was the first to certify K9 Shay and I, a time I shall never forget. I did a pencil rubbing of her name when a visited the fallen law enforcement officers memorial in Washington DC several years ago. I keep that as my tribute to her as well as a reminder how fragil life is.

Deputy Sheriff K9 Handler/trainer
Madison County Sheriff’s Office

September 20, 2018

On the 10th anniversary of her death, I salute the service of Kristine Marie Fairbanks. We are grateful for her service in the Thin Blue Line. We remember her here in perpetuity. Her assailant will forgotten in the dust of history.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

September 20, 2018

Officer Fairbanks,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 22, 2017

Driving through Forks last month, for probably the last time, and 96.7 'Twilight' just happened to play 'Pocketful of Sunshine'. Brought both a smile and a lump in the throat. RIP Kris. Thoughts with the family.

Andy B
Former co-worker

September 20, 2017

Officer Fairbanks, the love and respect of those who knew you are apparent in these reflections. You will be honored and remembered always, and your dedication and commitment will be an example to us all.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

February 25, 2017

RIP Kris. Thoughts, as ever, with the family.

Andy B
Former co-worker

September 20, 2016

God Bless Brian and Whitney and I cried when I saw the photo of Brian pinning the Seattle PD badge on Whitney's uniform today...

Special Agent Spelsberg
Former NPS

October 28, 2015

RIP Kris. Thoughts with the family.

Andy B
Former co-worker

October 18, 2015

God's peace and speed Officer Fairbanks. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. You are remembered today, and always. RIP Sister.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 20, 2015

Hello Kris, it's been awhile since I've visited here.

I've been thinking about you a lot today. I have a lot to thank you for, you know? I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for you. I'm grateful for the low and kindness you showed me.

Guess I just wanted to stop by and say I have not forgotten you, and I never will.

I miss you lots.

A friend

May 3, 2015

Dear Kris,

For some reason I could not get you out of my mind today. I was driving around Lake Crescent, thinking about how many times our lives intertwined.

The first time I met you, you were returning from a ski trip and rescued me from a Search and Rescue vehicle at the top of Fairholm. A year or so later I pulled a 2-year-old Whitney from the waves at Rialto. Then Whitney was in my Girl Scout troop for 5 years. You and I did dog training exercises together. And frequently we would run into each other when you were on patrol and I was out mountain biking. You made me feel safe in the forest knowing you were taking care of things.

Before I got all the way home to Forks, "Pocket Full of Sunshine" came on the radio. I couldn't believe it! I hadn't heard that song for years. What a coincidence--or a sign?? I will always remember how Whitney choose that song for your memorial.

Whitney, if you are reading this, you are in my prayers, always & forever. You, too, Kris.

God Bless,
Becky Dickson

A civilian friend.

April 9, 2015

RIP Kris. Thoughts with the family.

Andy B
Former co-worker

September 23, 2014

Thank you for your service, Officer Kristine. We are grateful to you, and all your brothers and sisters - who protect and defend us. May God bless your family. You are not forgotten.

Jane Bishop
Viewed Memorial on Dungeness Ranch Site

June 27, 2014

Rest in peace

Officer Shannon Yates
University of Southern Miss Police Department

December 25, 2013

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten.

Andrew Ritzdorf, Park Ranger
National Park Service

December 20, 2013

Looked up old photos of time spent at ONP back in '88, including the legendary 'Oly House' parties.

Whilst you may be gone, Kris, rest assured that you're not forgotten.

Andy B
Former co-worker

October 30, 2013

You and your family are in our hearts and minds. Always missed, never forgotten.

FS Patrol Captain
US Forest Service

September 20, 2013

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