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

God's peace Eric. Thank you for your brave service. Fallen hero's are never forgotten.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

April 7, 2009

Rest in peace Officer Kelly, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!

Shelly
Citizen

April 7, 2009

We are deeply saddened at Eric's loss. What a terrible day in American history.
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We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
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Our prayers will be with you Eric, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding (Ret.)
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

April 7, 2009

May you now rest in peace after being killed by a coward. My prayers are with all of the families of the policemen that were killed while responding to this situation. May the courts now do their job.

Sgt. Walter Hughes, Retired
MNPD - Nashville, Tn.

April 7, 2009

Officer Kelly,

My brother of the badge, rest in peace.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano, Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

April 7, 2009

Rest easy brother. God Speed.

Officer
East Harlem Housing, NYPD

April 7, 2009

Officer Kelly,

May you rest in peace. Your actions to your fellow officers in need is heroic. Our thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and fellow officers.

Wildlife Conservation Officer
PA Game Commission

April 7, 2009

You will be sorely missed. God bless you, and thank you for your service. My heart goes out to all your loved ones. May God give them the strength to carry on, especially his daughters.

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

K.L.

April 7, 2009

Sir-you are a hero in every sense of the word. I feel nothing but heartfelt sorrow over your untimely death.

I once found myself under fire, in what many in the community and my department dubbed to be a heroic act, by an assailant with a rifle. By the grace of God, I was not hit. I remind myself of the second chance that I was given that day...I wish so deeply that you'd been granted the same second chance that I was.

Some ask me about my heroism that day, and with humility, I tell them what I would imagine you would have said to those if they had the opportunity to ask you this question after your heroic act---I was not being a hero, but just doing my job, and doing what HAD to be done.

I sense your pride and honor in the job, and it is shared by almost all of us who do it. Due to misfortune, yours is now on display in a very public way. You speak for all of us who do our best to do the right thing, and to do it well.

My most heartfelt sorrow is felt for your family, friends, and co-workers during this difficult time. The world is a lesser place without you.

I would have been proud to have served alongside you on that fateful day---we would have taken that monster down together, or I would have been proud to fall beside a man as honorable as you.

You epitomize the essence of the sense of service that all of us who do the job honorably share.

Thank you for your service, and ultimate sacrifice.

Salute.

Police Corporal-Michigan

Anonymous

April 7, 2009

Rest easy my brother.

Ofc. Ryan Thomas
Howard County (MD) Police Department

April 7, 2009

God Speed, R.I.P.

Patrolman First Class
Taneytown Police Dept.

April 7, 2009

My heart and Prayers go out to this Family...Personal and Proffesional..Though I live in fear ,I also live in Awe and Respect and no words can reflect the grattitude to those chosen to protect and serve for our safety...Thankyou and May God Bless you with a comfortable place to retire.

Katrina Luzier
Mother of sons in training

April 7, 2009

My sister is also a fellow officer, and I cannot imagine the pain and grieving that your family must overcome. I offer my deepest heartfelt sympathy, and keep you and your family close in prayer. Thank you for your courage and bravery!

Jaclyn and Jorge Alvarez
pittsburgh resident

April 7, 2009

my heart cries with you. may God help the family and friends through these tough times.

Anonymous

April 7, 2009

Rest in peace.

Det. Hunt#7169
Dallas PD

April 7, 2009

The Pastor, Session, Officers, and Congregation of Hazelwood Presbyterian Church would like to first thank Officer Eric Kelly for his faithful service in the City of Pittsburgh and for his sacrificial act for his comrades. Please know that we offer our prayers and deepest sympathies to his wife and children, family and friends. We also pray for a powerful wall of God's comfort and protection around his children and wife for these hard days ahead.

'Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.' ~John 15:13

Rev. Leslie Y. Boone, Pastor
Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, Pastor and Session

April 7, 2009

Your Family is in my thoughts and prayers with overwhelming sorrow, along with the entire city who lost a hero.

May God hold you in the palm of his hand

wife of retired officer

April 7, 2009

The following is a Fallen Officer's Prayer that was found while a Pueblo Police Officer visited the N.Y.P.D. Museum & Ground Zero in 2005 Officer's Prayer

Fallen Officer’s Prayer

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 To 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 A Heavy Heart And Bended
Knee, I Ask For All Here From The
Past...
Dear God, Let My Name Be The Last.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Canon City, CO

Mariyn Robinson
KWLF RADIO

April 7, 2009

Blessings on your family through this dark and heavy time of great sadness. I mourn for you all and am lifting you up in prayer that God will cover, sustain and hold you close as you grieve for your loved one who was lost through such senseless tragedy.

Karla Winslow
Twin sister of Deputy Kurt Ford EOW;4/9/05

April 7, 2009

Officer Kelly,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Ofc. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept., La

April 7, 2009

Thank you for your service. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. May God's Peace comfort us all during this tragic time.

Friend of Michael Weigand - EOW 09/14/08
Gettysburg PA

April 7, 2009

May God Bless, comfort and grant peace of heart to every family member, fellow officer and friend during this most difficult time. Thank you Officer Kelly for your service and commitment. From all of us at Bean Station Police Department. Go with God.

Cpl. Bryce Justice
Bean Station Police Department

April 7, 2009

Sir you are a hero. You will not be forgotten by the thin blue line. You have served your community and country well. Rest in peace.

ofc. Charles Robson (ret)
ORMOND BEACH POLICE DEPT.

April 7, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Kelly, his family, friends and co-workers. May God give you the strength to get through this difficult time and the comfort and courage to persevere in the future. Because of the special person he was, Officer Kelly will never be forgotten. He is a true hero.

Peggy Lonett
Citizen

April 7, 2009

Eric, Rest in Peace. God bless you and your family and all the members of the Pittsburgh Police Department. I will remember you all in my prayers.

Det Dan Dugan
Robinson Township Police

April 7, 2009

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