Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Stephen James Mayhle

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, April 4, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Stephen James Mayhle

R.I.P. Stephen and thank you and your family for your service. A true hero!!!!


April 6, 2009

You will never be forgotten..........
Pittsburgh is mourning
May your family, friends and commrades find peace through God.


April 6, 2009

Godspeed........Rest In Peace Brother!

Pennsylvania State Police

April 6, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & our comfort is the assurance that He will judge the guilty.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
As we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 6, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for your bravery, courage and commitment to the badge – your hard work and valiant efforts will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace…

A Relative of Officer Robert Stanze
EOW August 8, 2000

April 6, 2009

To all Officers at the Pittsburgh Police Department, I am so sorry for your loss. My God give you peace in this time of tradgedy. As I read the broadcast book at the begining of my shift on Friday, on 04/10/09 at 2150 hrs, a moment of silence will be manditory for our Offciers to pay our respects for all of yall and your families. Thanks to all of yall for your service to God and Country. God Bless and stay safe.

Sgt. Mike Szempruch
Bossier City Police Dept. Bossier City Louisiana

April 6, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Mayhle, his family and the City of Pittsburgh Police Department. Thank you Officer Meyhle for your brave and unwavering service to the citizens of Pittsburgh PA may you rest in peace. Godspeed.

Kelly Crosby
Resident, City of Pittsburgh PA

April 6, 2009

May you Rest in Peace my brother...

New York State Police

April 6, 2009

My heart goes out to the family, friends, and coworkers of this fallen hero. He will always be remembered across the nation for his bravery and dedication to duty.

Andrew /Narcotics Detective
Baltimore City Police Dept, MD

April 6, 2009

God Bless Officer Stephen Mayhle and family.

Allentown PA


April 6, 2009

Rest In Peace You have gone on your final Patrol with HONOR.

Sgt. Michael Crosby
Massachusetts State Police-Retired

April 6, 2009


Detective Steve Colucci
Indiana Twp PD

April 6, 2009

Rest in Peace brother and thank you for your service. My prayers are with your family during this dark time for them.

Officer Mayhle's Family
You are in my prayers and Stephen was taken to early and should of have had more time with you guys. I know words at this time will never stop the hurt, since my family has felt the lost with the death of my future son in-law Josh Norris. He also was responding to a domestic disturbance and those in the house did not give warning that an individual was armed before arriving. Your Husband and Dad is not far from you, he is the whisper in the wind, that feeling of being hugged when no one is there, he will always be at your side watching over ever accomplishment and catching ever tear that you guys shed. What has helped my family and may help yours, remember your love ones laugh, his smile and all those things that are unique to him, since they are truly what made him. He is a true hero in every sense of the word, when other ran from the sound of gun fire, all he heard was the call for help. Your police family extends it arms to you, if this one from Louisiana can do anything do not hesitate to ask. God bless you and he will give you strength.

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

April 6, 2009

God bless your family in these terrible trying times.

To your family:

You have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the public they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

- Abraham Lincoln 1864

SCSO - California

April 6, 2009

Please look over us from up there. You will not be forgotten.

Trooper 1/C
Maryland State Police

April 6, 2009

So very tragic! Stephen is now an Angel looking down upon you! REST IN PEACE, your sacrifice will never be forgotten!

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009


April 6, 2009

Thank you for everything you gave in an effort to make our world a better place. May the Lord be with you and your family always.


April 6, 2009

This is a very brave man. I hope that the citizens in the community which he served truly appreciate his commitment and sacrifice to their safety. May the ruthless criminal responsible for these murders be brought to justice and sentenced to the most severe penalty. Every coworker and family member can be most proud to know that Officer Mayhle's actions were a true testament of his character. I salute you for your bravery. May you rest in peace in a special place. May your bravery, commitment and sacrifice never be forgotten! My condolences to all of your family and coworkers. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

April 6, 2009

Your family is in my prayers. Rest easy, my brother.

Major Gary McGraw (Ret.)
West Virginia State Police

April 6, 2009

Rest in peace bro', we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

April 6, 2009

God Bless Officer Mayhle, his family, his friends, and fellow police officers. Thank you for your service Sir, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Police Officer

April 6, 2009

God Bless Stephen and his family. Heaven is waiting with open arms for our fallen hero.

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

April 6, 2009

To Officer Mayhle's family, words cannot express my heartfelt condolences.
And to all the men and women who protect us everyday. Thank You.

John S. Churchin

April 6, 2009


Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 6, 2009

On behalf of Chief Dean Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with the officer, his family and friends and the entire Pittsburgh Police Department. We stand with you in your time of need and sorrow. Godspeed.


April 6, 2009

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