Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Patrick C. McDonald

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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Reflections for Sergeant Patrick C. McDonald



September 29, 2008

Pat grew up with my older brother, so I knew him my whole life. He impacted my life as far back as I can remember, and now his bravery and honor will continue to impact it forever.
Rest in peace, Pat. I'll miss your smile, and I'll miss seeing you in your sunglasses by my brother's pool.


September 29, 2008

Bless you sir, and may God watch over your family.

Rick F.
Ret co

September 29, 2008

My heart goes out to the family and friends of my brother in blue.

Corporal James T. Smithers #7705
City of Havre de Grace Police MD

September 29, 2008

I write this before the day you are laid to rest. I can't believe we are saying good bye to another "boy in blue", when is this city going to wake up. When are the judges going to wake up and make these criminals accountable for their actions and stop holding their hand and helping them continue in their illegal ways. It's time to start throwing the books at these criminals and leaving in the cages they belong. Godspeed Officer McDonald, may you Rest in Peace.


September 29, 2008

Truly tragic, truly a hero. It is small solace that the insect that took your life paid for it with his own. My thoughts and prayers to your family and your brother and sister officers in Philly PD, this has been a year of unimaginable loss for your dept. Watch over those of us who remain as we carry on with the mission you were so clearly dedicated to. God Bless.

PO 947

September 29, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer McDonald and his family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you and help you through this very difficult time.

Sister of Police Officer

September 29, 2008

My heart goes out to Officer Patrick McDonald and his family.
I cannot tell you how much it breaks my heart to have to say good-bye to another of our city's officers.

Kelli Fields

September 29, 2008

To our Philadelphia Brothers and Sisters in blue,

We are very saddened to hear of Officer McDonald'd untimely passing. The circumstances that surround his death should be an outrage to all in Philadelphia and in citizens nationwide.

We send our our deepest sympathies and condolences to the McDonald Family and to the Philadelphia Police Department as well. Officer McDonald will not be forgotten.

Indiana State Police

Sgt. Curt J. Durnil
Indiana State Police

September 29, 2008



September 29, 2008

God Bless Officer Patrick McDonald and his family. May God Bless all that serve and protect the people of this nation.

Kathleen Ringler

September 29, 2008

Rest in peace officer McDonald. You are a true hero. My condolences to the family and friends of Officer McDonald and the Phila PD. May the Lord be with you and comfort you all during this difficult time.
JOHN 15:13


September 29, 2008

On behalf of all the men and women of the Fort Worth Police Officers Association, we extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Patrick Mc Donald. Thank you Officer Mc Donald for your service and sacrifice.

You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother we'll take it from here.

Corporal Scott Keenum
Vice President, FWPOA

September 29, 2008

You were TRULY one of Philly's finest! Thanks for the oppurtunity and privilge to know and supervise you. SMILE- You have earned a right to be in Heaven.

Phila. Highway Patrol

Lieutenant John Hearn
Philadelphia Highway Patrol

September 29, 2008



September 29, 2008

My reflection on Pat was; he was a outstanding cop. He was a go getter yet had a soft spot in his heart. From what I have heard, he spent many hours with the children of his neighborhood and was a excellent football player for our Blue Flames. His death is such a tragedy and it has put a gigantic hole in our department. I have spent 18 1/2 years as a patrolman, and I have seen my fair share of what has become of the city. But for all it's worth; we, as Philly cops, will continue our watch, just as Pat has. We will not tire nor will we fail. Rest well brother, we'll take it from here. Blessings to the McDonald family, Pat will forever be; in your minds, hearts and souls. Thank you, Pat, for being one of us.

P/O Robert Varley
PPD, 17th. Dst.

September 28, 2008

Thank you, Officer McDonald, for your service to the people of Pennsylvania and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, HERO!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas

Janice Brown

September 28, 2008

God Bless you!!

Correctional Officer Heiden
Iowa Correctional Institution for Women

September 28, 2008

It was a honor to share the football field with you.
Rest in peace brother. May God bless those you left behind.

Lt Kenneth C. Moore
Orlando Fire/Orlando Guardians

September 28, 2008

Dear Officer McDonald,

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Your loss will lay heavy on their hearts for the rest of their lives.

My family is also a police family and in the end you wonder if the job is worth all the pain. Chicago has just lost another good officer today, may you both find peace.

Carol Gordon
Mother of Chgo. PO Michael P. Gordon EOW 8-8-04

September 28, 2008

God Bless you Pat! I didn't know you, but heard nothing but great things about you! Rest in Peace brother you won't be forgotten!

P/O William Greco #5794
Philadelphia Police Department

September 28, 2008

Judgment Day for a Policeman

The policeman stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shiny,
Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, Policeman
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?”

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
“No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,
Because those of us who carry badges
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sunday’s
And at times my work was rough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny
That wasn’t mine to keep,
I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”

There was silence all around the Throne
Where the Saints had often trod,
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

“Step forward now, policeman,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets,

LEO Supporter and friend

September 28, 2008

I don't know exactly what to write, but there are tears in my eyes as I think of a man who I never met. It hurts to think of the great loss you represent and my heart goes out to your friends, co-workers, and family.

Often I worry about my brother. He is also my best friend. I know the selflessness that comes with giving your life to this profession and it upsets me greatly that so often people don't understand or stop to consider what it means to be an officer.

Thank you, Officer McDonald. Sadly, you really had to give your life. If your friends and family are reading this I hope they know that my heart goes out to them. Truly, deeply. I'm sorry, so sorry, for your loss. When you love an officer your heart becomes vulnerable to chance and circumstance.

This was hideous.

I can only imagine your pain.

Officer McDonald obviously lived for what being a part of the PD means and did everything he could.

My heart, thoughts, and condolences go out to everyone who knew this man.

Rest in pride for a city you lived to protect.

West Philly, sister of a PO in another city

September 28, 2008

RIP my Brother in blue,may God be with you and your family.

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Englishby #2708
Forsyth County Sheriffs Office Georgia

September 28, 2008

im sorry that officer patrick mcdonald has become another victim of a senseless act of violence while protecting us from the thugs of society i believe right now he is in a much better place with JESUS

terence kuchera

September 28, 2008

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