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

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Somebody killed a policeman today
and a part of america died..........

A piece of our country he swore to protect
will be buried at his side.

The beat that he walked was a battlefield,too,
Just as if he had gone off to war;

Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast
to his name they will add a gold star.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court
With counsel demanding his rights,

While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend many long, lonely nights.

Yes sombody killed a policeman today......
Maybe in your town or mine,

While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors
A cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookies side:

He answered the call....of himself and gave his all,
And a part of America died.....

Cmdr. J.L. Eubanks
Kinston Police Dept.

April 11, 2009

Thank you brother for your bravery and dedication to go and do every day what most won't. We will never forget you as we enter another door at a "another domestic". You forever will be in the back of our minds and deep within our hearts as we continue the good fight. We will honor you and your memory for the rest of time. Rest easy now, we'll take it from here!

Ofc. Beranek
Rostraver Township Police Dept. Pa.

April 11, 2009

May you rest in peace my brother. You have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

M.P, Illinois

April 10, 2009

Officer Stephen Mayhle, you have given your life for the safety of the people of City Of Pisstburgh. Rest in peace, for you will not be forgotten. My condolences to the family of Officer Stephen Mayhle for their lost.

Ptlm Keivn Foltz
Rochester Township Police Pa

April 10, 2009

St. Michael's Prayer for Police Officers

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police, who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people.

May you rest in peace knowing that others will continue your watch.
Love and appreciation to your loving families.

Wife of Cpl Latshaw: PSP

April 10, 2009

Rest in Peace. You are at peace now.

Det. Castelhano

April 10, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and fellow co-workers during this time of grief. You gave your life so that others may live in a safe world, you gave the ultimate sacrifice.

May your family members, friends and co-workers find comfort during this time of sorrow and sadness you are truly a hero in the eyes of many.

May your Memory Be Eternal...I will continue to hold you and all those who know you in my thoughts and prayers...time passes on, but time doesn't always heal all wounds...I know your family, friends and co-workers will always remember the laughter and wonderful times they shared with you!

Deborah M. Migyanko

April 10, 2009

Rest in peace brother...
To Officer Stephen Mayhle I render a final salute.

North Greenbush NY PD

April 10, 2009

May god bless you and your family. I attended the service and it was something to see. Law enforcement from around the country was in attendance. I know words can never truly ease the pain the families feel. Just know that we all feel the pain together and you are not alone. God Bless

police officer - Sam Choates
Rochester Police Dept, Roch, NY

April 10, 2009

May God bless the families of the fallen heroes and protect all those in civil service

PA Volunteer Firefighter

April 10, 2009

We will all miss you my brothers and you will never be forgotten.


San Antonio PD

San Antonio PD

April 10, 2009

I just returned to NY from your funeral. It was the most amazing display of honor and respect that I have ever seen. You are truly a hero to all. My heart goes out to your family and the families of your fallen brothers Eric Kelly and Paul Sciullo. My God watch over you all.

Officer Michael P. Miller
Greece Police Dept. Greece N.Y.

April 10, 2009

On behalf of everyone at Metropolitan Public Safety -
San Diego, California.
I, would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Police Officer Stephen Mayhle.
Thank you for your service to the Community of Pittsburgh, and our country.

Corporal Mangano I.D. # 1107
Metropolitan Public Safety - San Diego
Field Training Officer / Patrol Division


April 10, 2009

Eric, Stephen, and Paul -
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will never be the same. The loss of three fine officers in one day is without a doubt the hardest thing our department, and our city, has ever had to cope with. I feel so lucky and so proud to be able to say that I served with each of you guys. You are truly heroes. I wish each of you could see the outpouring of support we have received from the community... it has been amazing. You have made a difference in more ways than you could ever imagine. I'm sorry you had to leave us so soon, but we will always be grateful for your service and will never forget the sacrifices that you made to keep this city safe. You will always be remembered.

Sgt. Jason Lando
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

April 10, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Stephen Mayhle,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Stephen Mayhle. 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. Police Officer Stephen Mayhle 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


April 9, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you rest in peace.

Officer Steven Savage
East Cocalico Twp PD, PA

April 9, 2009

Thank you for your ultimate sacrafice to this community, and thank you to your family for their ultimate sacrafice. Know that there a grateful city is praying for you and your families & friends. Godspeed.

Kim Dressel-Watson
Resident; cousin of fallen officer in 2007; and proud wife of officer

April 9, 2009

You will never be forgotten and you have served your family and your city well. Rest in Peace, you have earned it.

Dave PA State Parole

April 9, 2009

On behalf of class 28 of the Deputy Sheriffs Acad we salute you fellow brother in blue for your couragous service and dedication

Deputy J Trimmer

April 9, 2009

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The 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 so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

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

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


April 9, 2009

I have been an officer for 2 years and two months and 3 days. I know that you went to those in need and you did your best. I can not even express how wonderful a person he must of been. To come to those under fire is one of the bravest things that can be done. This man along with his brothers is a hero, not just to your local community to the nation and the world. He did his job and he did it right, I wish to God none of us had to die to protect those we love and those who need our help in times of distress, but that is what we do. And that is what makes us who we are. i pray your family finds peace in the coming years

Phoenix Police

April 9, 2009

God Bless you Brother

Trooper First Class Raymond Gamrat
Pa State Police

April 9, 2009

Rest in peace my brother u will not be forgotten

Sgt. George Galish
Midway Police Dept.

April 9, 2009

“ Policeman’s Prayer”

When I start my tour of duty God,
Wherever crime may be,
As I walk the darkened streets alone,
Let me be close to thee.

Please give me understanding with
Both the young and old.
Let me listen with attention
Until their story’s told..
Let me never make a judgment
In a rush or callous way,
But let me hold my patience
Let each man have his say

Lord if some dark and dreary night,
I must give my life,
Lord, with your everlasting love
Protect my children and my wife.

May God bless your family and watch over your children

Sgt Leonard Galli
Exeter Borough Police Dept, Pa

April 9, 2009

"Greater love hath no man, than to lay down his life for a friend."
You are a true hero, Officer Mayhle; your dedication and sacrifice will always be remembered.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.04.05

April 9, 2009

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