Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, October 3, 2008

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley

God Bless all involved that day. Officer Kelley, thank you for your service sir and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 3, 2020

Always think about my man Rodney, we worked side by side at BCCF. I told him he had the whitest teeth I ever saw in my life and we laughed about that all the time, he gave me his secret too... lol. Drove all the way to the Cattle Ranch from Eufaula with a boot on his foot to cheer for his fellow coworkers at the DOC picnic, that’s the kinda guy he was, miss you my friend

COI Napoleon Floyd
Dept of Corrections Coworker

July 20, 2020

Officer Kelley,’
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Alabama. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

October 3, 2018

Hey there Uncle Rodney, how are you? I been thinking about you and always wonder if you was here walking the Earth with your nephews, beautiful daughter and family how would life in the Kelley family be? Oh, KK is doing fine. We have to keep check on her every now and then since your not here! I wonder what you would say to see me and the guys playing the instruments at the skill level we are on now. Its a lot of things I wonder about sometimes. I'm glad you taught your nephews how to play and be a real musician. I know you in a better place because we already seen each other more then 2 or 3 times since you been gone from Earth. I know you are playing the keyboard like never before, until the Lord our God, Jesus. I have no more worries because WE both know where your at! All I can do is :) when I think about you. As you said Unc., we will see each other soon! Love you!!! <3 <3 <3

Lorenzo L Kelley
Biological Nephew

December 14, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 31, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Kelley,
You are not forgotten. I am so sorry that you lost your life so tragically at such a young age. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. My prayers are with your family that they are staying strong and living a good life. You are their guardian angel, and I'm sure they feel your presence every day. God Bless!

Linda Merrick

October 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary 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 hold your family in thought and prayer today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 3, 2009

To Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley, his family and his fellow officers with the Alabama Department of Corrections:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Member and Staff

October 3, 2009

I love my Dad very much. He took care of me. He was the best Dad in the whole world. I miss him so much. I will always keep him in my heart. I will always love you, Daddy.

MaKayla Kelley

July 6, 2009

Words can not express the lost that our daughter MaKayla and I are going through. Rodney was the best Husband and best Father anyone could ever have. His Family always came first but he believed in helping everyone. Rodney had a smile that would light up any room and make anyone's day brighter. He was my best friend. We will never ever forget him. Rodney, we love and miss you so much. You are in our hearts forever. Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. Continue to keep our family in your prayers.

SFC Carolyn Kelley
Spouse of Officer Rodney Kelley

July 6, 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. You are in my thoughts and prayers

To his child: Your daddy is a hero, now and forever. He will never be forgotten. He loves you always and forever.

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


March 6, 2009



January 22, 2009

I will alway Love you!I will never for get you;You will always be in my Heart!forever,You will always be my baby. I always think about you.I miss you Dearly.Baby brother stay with God until I see you agian.
Love Your Older Sister!

Ellor Newman

January 21, 2009

I have know and worked with officer Kelley approximately 5 years. one of the best person I have ever known. Kelley took his job seriously and one you could always count on when the shift was short of help.Kelly,I have a lot of respect for you. I will never for get you.

I rememeber the last time that I saw you, it was at the state picnic at the Cattle Ranch. We had lots of fun cheering for the Bullock County Softball Team. You will be greatly missed. May God bless you, your wife and the baby.

Margaret Bentford, Correctional Sergeant
Alabama Department of Corrections

December 28, 2008

what a terrible that the report has been released and the truck that killed you was passing in a no passing zone and speeding another family is going to lose a loved one because he will probably be going to prison for the deaths of 7 innocent people...the DOC should never use those vans to transport anything besides prisoners because some of the people might have made it had they been able to get out....the bars on the windows were most likely fatal


November 11, 2008


And if I go,
While you’re still here---
Know that I live on,
Vibrating to a different measure
--behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
So you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
--both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest,
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
…I will be there.

By Colleen Hitchcock

Lisa Schultz
wife of Don Schultz, Phx. P.D., E.O.W. 5-12-2004

October 30, 2008

C/O Kelley, i am deeply sadden by your untimely passing, my deepest condolances goes out to your family, friends and co-workers.....

May your memory last forever, please watch out for us now that you walk heavens beat!

C/O Kristiansen

October 28, 2008

Go with God brother.

Correction Officer Roger Prather
Massachusetts Department of Correction

October 19, 2008

My husband recently left Bullock and he and I send our prayers to the families of Rodney Kelly and also to the families of the 6 applicants. Lean on God. He has the answers to it all. I pray that god mends all broken hearts so you all can live your lives. God bless you all.


October 17, 2008

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Aaron Linn
WV DOC Parole

October 17, 2008

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

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

October 17, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


October 15, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

October 15, 2008

On behalf of the Arizona Department of Corrections, please allow me to convey our condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Kelly and to the family and friends of the passengers in the vehicle.

Lt. C. Rowley, Senior Commander
Arizona Department of Corrections Honor Guard

October 13, 2008

Rest in Peace , Brother. Your service to your community and country will not be forgotten. You served with Honor and we are grateful. My prayers go out to your family and friends. I hope the Lord will bring them peace. You have been a example for many to follow and that is a true honor, that others may follow in your foot steps.

Thomas A. Carpenter
Las Vegas Metro P.D.

October 12, 2008

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