Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Eric Guy Kelly

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, April 4, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Eric Guy Kelly

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 Eric Kelly.
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

CORPORAL MANGANO
M.P.S. - SAN DIEGO

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

God Bless you, Brother.
Another tragic loss not only for us, but for all of society. You are a special warrior and a man of incredible honor.

Officer Damian Jackson
Escondido PD

April 10, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Eric Kelly,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Eric Kelly. 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 Eric Kelly is a hero.

Respectfully,

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

Anonymous

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-Waton
Resident; cousin of fallen officer in 2007; and proud wife of officer

April 9, 2009

God bless all three officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the public. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and fellow officers. May you draw strength from faith and your shared memories.

Deputy Sheriff
Lucas County, Toledo, Ohio

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 Sheriff 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.

Anonymous

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
from one officer to another

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 you children.

SGT LEONARD GALLI
Exeter Borough Police Dept, Pa

April 9, 2009

I grew up with Eric in the Fairywood section of the city and he used to take up for me, keeping the bullies at bay. I went on to become a police Officer and a few years later he became an Officer, I actually followed his lead when I applied to be a police Officer, sadly I am not an Officer anymore but To all those active duty Officer may god be with you and charge on as I know all the Officers killed in the line of duty would do in an instant.

Anonymous

April 9, 2009

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

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

April 9, 2009

Rest in Peace... your reward now awaits....

detective
Richmond Police Virginia

April 9, 2009

Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.

Prosecutor
Commonwealth of Virginia

April 9, 2009

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of these Fallen Police Officers. May they rest in peace.

Shawn
citizen

April 9, 2009

Rest in peace Officer Kelly. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and the men and women of the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Officer
Abington Township PD

April 9, 2009

Thank you for your service. My thoughts are with you, your family, and the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Trooper
Minnesota State Patrol

April 9, 2009

Thank you for your service. My thoughts are with you, your family, and the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Trooper
Minnesota State Patrol

April 9, 2009

Sir,

IN A WORD...HERO...WE WILL NEVER FORGET.

Police Officer
Ellisville, Missouri Police Department

April 9, 2009

John 15:13: Greater love then this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends....

May you rest in peace brother.

D.S
Pa. State Police

April 8, 2009

Police Officer Eric Kelly, I never got the honor of meeting my brother, but I wanted to say thank you for your service to your community. You are truly a hero and your service will never be forgotten! Rest easy brother! We have the watch now!

Corporal J. Burris
Fordland Police Department, Fordland MO

April 8, 2009

Thank you for your bravery and making the ultimate sacrifice coming to the aid of your fellow comrades. May God be with your family, friends and the entire Pittsburgh Police Department.

Cpl.Presti-Retired
Inverness PD-Florida

April 8, 2009

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