Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Joseph M. Airhart, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Reflections for Detective Joseph M. Airhart, Jr.

It is with deep sadness that our hearts and prayers go out
to the family of Detective J. Airhart, Jr. Thank you for your service and God bless and keep your family and friends in his care.

Margaret Hood
Community Watch

November 6, 2008

Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, fallen hero.

Nancy Morrow
registered nurse

November 6, 2008

May God's Angels wrap their wings around Joseph and bring him to be with the Lord. Let us never forget we lost a hero dedicated to witholding the law. God Bless!

Sgt Michael Paciorek
Hamp Cty Deputy Sheriff

November 6, 2008

You fought the good fight, Det. Airhart,now rest in peace among the other angels. You, your family, friends and co-workers will remain in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

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

November 6, 2008

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

“In the line of duty” I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last

You are in the thoughts and prayers of many in federal community as well. What hurts us one, hurts us all. May God bless your soul.. and all those who love you. I can't imagine what they must have gone through there beside you in the last 7 years. I am convinced your life was purely an inspiration to those you knew, medical staff, neighbors, people in your community, and all of us in our law enforcment community. Rest in peace, brother, you deserve it like no other.

Pat Locke, Federal Agent
US Postal Inspectors, Grand Rapids, MI

November 6, 2008

May you finally rest in peace. You are a true and heroic warrior, who will never be forgotten.

Jim Kehoe
CPD Retired

November 6, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (MI)

November 6, 2008

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

November 6, 2008

God has called another hero home. My prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Detective Airhart. God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02


November 6, 2008

Det. Airhart Rest in Peace.

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

November 6, 2008

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy

November 6, 2008

You were shot the day before I graduated the police academy. You will not be forgotten my brother. Rest in Peace.


November 6, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Detective Joseph Airhart Jr as well as to the Chicago Police Department. Rest in peace Detective Airhart, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

November 5, 2008

Rest in peace Det. Airhart.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

November 5, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.. Thank you Detective Airhart for your service and sacrifice, you are a HERO... Rest in Peace Sir..

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

November 5, 2008

Rest in peace Detective Airhart...

Genesee County, Michigan

November 5, 2008

Sir, you fought for so long, may you reap the rewards on the golden highway. You are nothing short of a hero in my book. God Speed, for His army got one stronger today.

Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

November 5, 2008

Rest In Peace, Detective Airhart.

Lt T Carr

November 5, 2008

Your tour of duty has ended by having given the ultimate sacrifice.
Thank you for your service to your department and community.
You will not be forgotten by those whose lives you touched.
Thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and
your fellow officers as they mourn your untimely loss.

† Rest In Peace, Detective Airhart, May God Bless You †

Jeffrey Williams
Highland, Indiana

November 5, 2008

To a true Hero,
Detective, I know your at peace now and in heaven with the rest of your fallen brothers. one of which is my son. I know he met you at heaven's gate to begin your shift up there among the rest of the angels. Rest in peace knowing your family down here on earth will be taken care of by all of us.
With deepest respect,
Kim Weigand.
Mother of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand
E.O.W. 9/14/2008

Kim Weigand

November 5, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother. Your time of suffering has come to a end. The Lord has brought you home. Rest now in his arms. You helped make your city a safer place and we "Thank You" for your service. You will never be forgotten.

Thomas A. Carpenter
Las Vegas Metro P.D.

November 5, 2008

Brother, may you and yours finally have the peace you deserve. Godspeed, Joseph.

A brother in blue

November 5, 2008

RIP Brother, although time has passed from the incidnet, it only makes your sacrafice that much more. We'll take it from here.

Sgt Sean Ronan
Chicago P.D.

November 5, 2008

You've fought the noble fight and now God has called you home. Return to Him in honor, my brother, and rest forever in peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. You are my Hero!

Former GPD Officer

November 5, 2008


I remember you assisting me on a traffic stop once in 011 many years ago with a man with a gun. You were a gentleman and your impression lasted. While we did not know each other, the incident affected the entire police department when it occurred. There was anger and sadness throughout the department. Now that you are in a better place, I hope you will continue to watch over us and cover our backs from Heaven.

Detective John Campbell
CPD Unit 606/Cold Case

November 5, 2008

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