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 the New York State Police, our prayers are with you, your family and all the police officers of the Pittsburgh Police Department. May you Rest in Peace my brother.

Trooper
New York State Police

April 6, 2009

My heart goes out to the family, friends and coworkers of this fallen hero during this tragic time. The entire nation feels the pain of your loss.

Andrew / Narcotics Detective
Baltimore City Police Dept, MD

April 6, 2009

God bless Eric Kelly, his family and the City of Pittsburgh Police Department. My heart goes out to all of you. I sleep well at night knowing I have the best police force in this great county protecting me and my family. Godspeed Officer Kelly.

Kelly Crosby
City of Pittsburgh Resident

April 6, 2009

God Bless Officer Eric Kelly and family.


Susan
Allentown PA

Anonymous

April 6, 2009

Rest peacefully my brother in blue...Your selflessness can never be forgotten.

Godspeed to your family and to the men and women of the Pittsburgh PD

Captain Joseph J. Buyak, III
Hartford, CT Police Department

April 6, 2009

Officer Kelly. Off duty and responding to help two brother officers who were in trouble. You are a hero. May you and the two officers you tried to help rest in peace.

Deputy Sheriff IV
Alexandria Sheriff's Office Va

April 6, 2009

Words can not express the sorrow, sadness and frustration at this tragic death.
You always had a smile and a handshake for me.
It's been 14 years since we embarked on this 'tour of duty'
Nothing but respect for you, sadness and prayers for your family

RIP Brother, I'll miss you

"Greater Love hath no man than this; that he lay down his life for a friend"

Eric Margolin
PA department

April 6, 2009

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

Sgt. Michael Crosby
Massachusetts State Police-Retired

April 6, 2009

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

Sgt. Michael Crosby
Massachusetts State Police-Retired

April 6, 2009

REST IN PEACE BROTHER, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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 Kelly's Family
You are in my prayers and Eric 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 run 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

Deputy
SCSO - California

April 6, 2009

Eric, you are the definition of true hero! Every single brother and sister officer in the nation is in aw of your bravery. Your entire family is proud, yet saddened of your loss. No doubt you will hold a special place in Heaven. Your valor will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother, and may God bless your family.

Deputy D. Cruz
Martin County Sheriff's Offfice (FL)

April 6, 2009

Rest in peace Sir. Thank you for your service.
Phoenix, Arizona

Anonymous

April 6, 2009

Officer Eric Kelly better known by those on his personal level as "Guy", was a great Friend, High School Teammate, Family man and Father. I've known Guy since the 3rd grade, while growing up in Westgate Village and Guy growning up in Broadhead, we first met while playing Elementary School sports. Yes he was my competition. Nevertheless, I could not ignore the facts of his tremendous talents, we later became friends and have been friends ever since. We attended Greenway Middle School as well as Langley High School and ultimately Graduating together in 1985. Yes its been some years that we've had together. My condolences to the Kelly Family as well as all other lives that "Guy" has touched. We were all truly blessed by the presence of Guy. Guy was an individual that you could always count on no matter what the circumstances. I will miss you Guy, you will always have a valued place in my heart, mind and soul.

Much Love,
Mark Smith Sr & Family

Mark A. Smith Sr
Friend, Teammate & Bail Enforcement

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! Eric 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 you....in 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 going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998-2009

Lori
Citizen

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.

SA
USSS-NYFO

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 Kelly'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

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

April 6, 2009

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. You gave all to help your brothers. Rest in peace, 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 Kelly, his family, his friends, and fellow police officers. Thank you for your service Sir, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Police Officer
Ohio

April 6, 2009

Bod Bless Eric and his family. Heaven is waiting for our fallen hero.

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

April 6, 2009

To Officer Kelly's family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. And to all the men and women who protect us every day, Thank You.

John S, Churchin

April 6, 2009

Your courage in the face of grave danger, is a testament to all of us, who would hope to your honor your legacy. My condolences to you family and the men and women of the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Detective Rafael Ramos
New York City Police Department

April 6, 2009

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