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

Rest and be at peace, dear heart. Go in safety always. Shift is over... Meems

Paula Rice (ret)

April 5, 2009

REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF E.J. MORRIS
RANDOLPH MO P.D.

April 5, 2009

May God bless you and your family during this tragic time and may you rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten. "For there is no greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for his friends." John 15:13

Lt. Matt Canfield
Laconia, NH Police Department

April 5, 2009

You are a hero. God Bless you for coming to the aid of your boys. This is a sad time for your profession and our nation, when we lose our Peacekeepers. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families.

A. Maier
LEO wife

April 5, 2009

Officer Eric Kelly

Go rest in peace brother, for your job here is done.
May god rest your soul and bless all your loved ones.

Det Cst Simon Moussa
Ontario Provincial Police

April 5, 2009

It seems like everytime I turn on the TV i'm hearing about another Officer who gave his life in the line of duty. Not even a month ago it was 4 in CA, now we lost another 3...in my opinion there seems to be a flaw in the CJ system because these thugs are killing the Men who are protecting us....well, a bullet for a standard issued pistol is a lot cheaper than life in prison for these a$$holes who kill Officers in the line of duty - execute all cop killers-
Officer, Try and rest in peace, your brothers all accross the States have the watch from here. You will be missed by many. Thank you for your service. You join a fine group of Police officers who have fallen before you - "...go walk a beat on Heavens street, you've done your time in hell.." rest easy Son. You will be missed.

Anonymous

April 5, 2009

Brother your arrival in Gods Police Department was not expected by your brothers and sisters left behind but was welcomed by those already serving in the ranks of our Lords elite police body. Know you are well received there and that you will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters left behind. Your years of service to Gods children in Pittsburgh will never be forgotten by them and will always be cherished by brothers and sisters left behind. Your family will be cared for and your service will be missed. God speed, rest in peace brother. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

April 5, 2009

God Bless you my brother, may god watch over your family.

Sgt Thomas Meaney (Ret)
Scarsdale Police Department

April 5, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Eric Kelly. Officer Kelly died a hero trying to save his partners. It is a sad day in America when any police officer dies. God Bless Officer Kelly his service to the Pittsburgh Police Department. Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

April 5, 2009

When God Created Police Officers

When the Lord was creating police officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."

And the Lord said, "Have you read the specs on this order? A police officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform. He must be able to sit in an unmarked car all day on a stakeout, cover a murder scene that night, canvass the neighbourhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day. He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands... no way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," said the Lord. "It's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, 'May I see what's in there, sir?' (when he already knows) Another pair here, in the side of his head, for his partner's safety. And another pair here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, 'You'll be all right ma'am,' when he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching His sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."

"I can't," said the Lord. "I already have a model that can talk a 250-pound drunk into a patrol car without incident, and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck."

The angel circled the model of the police officer very slowly. "Can it think?" she asked.

"You bet," said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crimes; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time that it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop... and still, it keeps its sense of humour."

"This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim's family, and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the police officer. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model."

"That's not a leak," said the Lord. "It's a tear."

"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.

"It's for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to the job, for justice."

"You're a genius, Lord," said the angel.

The Lord looked sombre. "I didn't put it there," He said.

unknown author

DETECTIVE
NYPD

April 5, 2009

Rest in peace kind officer. Your family remains in my prayers. God bless your soul, Sir.

Janet Watson
None

April 5, 2009

Officer Kelly your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you now rest in peace and may God look out for your family and friends during their time of need.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 5, 2009

God Bless the families of the fallen Pittsburgh officers. It is such a great loss to our family. We all do our part to Protect and Serve and but the ones who give their life for that cause are true heros. God bless the families, the department, and the friends of the officers who gave their lives. Rest in Peace. Mark Peterson

Chief Investigator Mark Peterson
Wise Co. District Attorney's office

April 5, 2009

My heart is heavy. Thank you for your years service. You will never be forgotten. RIP

Harry E Wilkins
Civilian

April 5, 2009

Our prayer for the peace that passes all understanding goes out for this famiy and the Pittsurgh Police Department.

Chaplain Tom Frederick
Hampton, VA. Police Division

April 5, 2009

May The peace of God surround the family friends & Co workers. Another Hero have fallen, God be with you!

Chief Deputy Sheriff

April 5, 2009

Rest In Peace our prayers our with you, your family and friends.

Jeremy C
Cass County SO Michigan

April 5, 2009

Few men get to live their dream- you did! You tried to make a difference every day, and the world was a better place, because of you. Our prayers go out to your friend, family, and co-workers......they will be hurting forever! My thanks for your dedication, and being a "street cop"- that is the best title any man can have!

Capt Keith Eremea
Ark State Police

April 5, 2009

God Speed
Brother

Detective Rodney D. Shoeman Sr.
Harrisburg Bureau of Police, Harrisburg, Pa.

April 5, 2009

There are no words that can be said to help understand why, but may the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Kelly know that a hero has been taken and we will never let him be forgotten. God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

Anonymous

April 5, 2009

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, and department. Thank you for your service. God bless you.

Trooper E.D. Brown
Virginia State police

April 5, 2009

RIP MY BROTHER!!

ADAM T
MIDLOTHIAN IL PD

April 5, 2009

You will never be forgotten by your Police Brothers and Sisters. Thank you for your service to your country and to your community. Rest in peace Brother.

A part of your country has died

Somebody killed a policeman that day
And a part of your country has died...
A piece of your country he swore to protect
Was buried with him 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 your nation won't still fly at half-mast
To his name they will add a gold star.
The suspect that killed him will stand up in court
With counsel demanding his rights,
While the officer’s family, are left to grieve
And spend many long, lonely nights.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman that day...
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 rookie's side;
He answered the call... of himself gave his all,
And a part of your country has died...

D/C COLIN DAVIES #6745 (Ret)
Toronto Police Service (Canada)

April 5, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and fellow officers. You are a true hero and the sacrifice you made for your community will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

April 5, 2009

thoughts and prays to the familys, pittsburgh police ,community this will take a long time to heal be strong

chief dan kessner
pa security services

April 5, 2009

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