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 Bless you sir.

rick fehr
Ret. Co

April 4, 2009

You and your Department are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Anonymous

April 4, 2009

RIP brother Eric.

May God bless your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Ptlm Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

April 4, 2009

God help us. Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

April 4, 2009

The Final Inspection

The policeman stood and faced his God,which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?
The policeman squared his shoulders and said.
"No, I guess I ain't because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a Saint."
I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk is rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got to steep.
And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand"
There was a silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman.
You've borne you burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.
You've done your time in Hell" (Author Unknown )

What a tragedy. thank you for your sevice to this country and the state of Pennsylvania. May your family find comfort during this time of unrest. May you know your death was not in vain, you've made the world a safer place. We are forever in your debt. Thanks

PO J Bell, 6826/350
SLMPD

PO J Bell 6826/350
St. Louis Metropolitan Police

April 4, 2009

Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. You are and will always be our hero! God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

April 4, 2009

May God be with you and your loved ones in this time of need. We will one day get to meet and I will be able to thank you for all that you do.

Officer Opie
HPD

April 4, 2009

Rest in peace brother, God bless you and your family.

Patrolman
Honesdale Boro PD, Pa

April 4, 2009

Officer Eric Kelly,

My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and three daughters may they take solace in the fact that you gave your life trying to save another family member, a brother in blue. YOU ARE A TRUE AMERICAN HERO. May you Officer Stephen Mayhle, and Paul Sciullo III Rest in Peace

PO
44pct NYPD

April 4, 2009

Dear Officer Kelly,
My prayers are with your Family and Friends. Thank you for your service and protection. Rest in Peace Officer, you will never be Forgotten!
God Bless

Jim Biggs - St. Louis
Brother of Sgt. William Biggs EOW 2-7-08

April 4, 2009

Thankyou for your service, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family and fellow officers during these tragic times.

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

April 4, 2009

Our hearts are broken once again! we grieve with all that knew and loved these Brave Officers! We will keep the families and the PPD Family in our prayers. May our Lord stay close and comfort all! Hero's are NEVER FORGOTTEN!!

Kathy Stevenson wife of
Sgt. Howard Stevenson EOW1/9/2005

April 4, 2009

Your actions has proven police work is not an eight-hour shift but a full twenty-four hour commitment. In the face of adversity, your example of bravery while attempting to save your fallen brothers is a path that we all should follow. Rest in peace, brother.

Officer Vernon Sullivan
Miami-Dade Police Department

April 4, 2009

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Eric Kelly. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are full of grief for everyone involved in this unbelievable tragedy. With Chritian Love, Patti & Kirby Decroo Jr.

Patricia & Kirby Decroo Jr.

April 4, 2009

I didn't know Ofc. Kelly, but what I do know is that he is a Hero and his fellow Officers that went down with him on this day are a band of Hero's. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

A. Markowitz
City of Miami Police Department #4379

April 4, 2009

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

May God be with everyone!!!!!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

April 4, 2009

I am so sorry to read about this latest tragedy. Thank you, Officer Kelly, for your service to the people of Pennsylvania and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, HERO!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas

Janice Brown
civilian

April 4, 2009

Thoughts and prayers to the families and my brothers and sisters of Pittsburgh P.D. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God...

POIII D. McCarthy
Gaithersburg, MD. Police

April 4, 2009

Thank you for your brave service and sacrifice.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

April 4, 2009

Sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

April 4, 2009

My heartfelt thoughts go out to your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest in Peace brother Kelly.

Officer Mary Cate Hottenstein
Hampden Twp. PD (Pennsylvania)

April 4, 2009

Rest in peace Officer Kelly...

Lieutenant
Genesee County, Michigan

April 4, 2009

Officer Kelly,
My heart aches for your family, friends, and the department. Thank you for never swerving from the path of duty. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, and your family will always be in my prayers.

CS
Wife of a California Highway Patrolman

April 4, 2009

4 officers perish in Oakland,1 is wounded in North Carolina stopping a killing spree heroiclly,and now 3 slain in an ambush in Pittsburgh.....its a war out there and unfortunetely these brave men and women are on the front lines.

Thank you for your service and your sacrafice to protect us from the criminal element that appears with each day to be getting more daring and deadly.

There is no more honorable of a human being that has laid down thier life for the common good and well being of there fellow men.

Caring and concerned citezen

April 4, 2009

Somebody killed a policeman today and a part of America died. Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

April 4, 2009

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