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

Eric... Just when I was getting over this I receive the news about Trooper Joshua Miller. It just seems to never stop
You are missed

P.O William Huhn
Pittsburgh PD

June 8, 2009

To your fellow officers and families I pray that you all remain strong. I'm so sorry for your loss may you Rest In Peace!

Senior Officer Specialist, Rodriguez
MDC BROOKLYN

June 3, 2009

Hero! Thank you for your years of service and dedication to your community. May you rest in peace. We have your watch from here. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 3, 2009

Eric, my friend,

Your heroic actions that morning will echo throughout eternity. My heart is broken. There is a hole there that will never be replaced until I rejoice with you in heaven. You gave your life so that others may live and I cannot wait to see you again and thank you. You are my hero.

Sergeant Sean Duffy
Pittsburgh Police

May 21, 2009

To all three of you who lost your lives,

Your courage and sacrifice will not be forgotten

ian
cop

May 10, 2009

Amazing heroism was showed by Officer Kelly. He will always be remembered as a hero. God Bless you and all your family and friends. My deepest sympathy goes to all. God Bless you again.

Cadet N.S.
Escondido Police Department

May 6, 2009

My deepest sympathy for your family and friends you leave behind. We, Military Police and Civilian Police Officers do what we do to protect and serve. It is very unfortunate that we lose great people like these three fine Officers. They, like any other person who wears a badge, always serve with pride. Again, my condolences to all involved in this tragidy

MA1 Dee Pastor
U.S. Navy (Retired)

April 30, 2009

My heartfelt sympathy to Police Officer Eric Kelly family and friends and to the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Robert Wigton #9516
Patrolman
San Antonio Park,TX.

Patrolman Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police

April 30, 2009

I was sadden to hear the news of these fine men that lost thier lives in the line of duty... my prayers are with the families and friends.

On behalf your brother in Salem, Ohio - Rest in peace bro.

Officer Dan Means
Salem Auxiliary Police, Ohio

April 25, 2009

A True Hero who could have just gone home, but also was able to advise other officers about the suspect and the scene, good work my brother, you can rest now, we will take it from here.

May the suspect go to hell

Insp. Richard Alves
San Francisco Police Dept.

April 24, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Kelly. We understand your loss and you are in our prayers. Have faith in the lord, rely on the prayers of others, and you will find the strength you need.

Stacy Pokorny and Family

April 21, 2009

Dear Officer Kelly,

I cannot believe this has happened to you and two of your fellow officers. For you and for your family as well as the other two officers and their families, hope that justice is served to the one responsible. You, Officer Kelly, eventhough I never met you ( and I would have been glad to have met you! ) , are an inspiration to me to never back down when it's my turn be in the same situation, yes I am trying to become a Police Officer. And a fraction of the great officer YOU were, if I am lucky.

With %100 respect and thoughts for you and your family,

Josh Holcomb

Civilian

Josh Holcomb, Civilian
None

April 21, 2009

Officer Kelly,
Sir I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice to your fellow Officers and the citizens of Pittsburgh. You are a true hero-off duty and on your way home-you didn't have to go, but you did-that says it all about the type of officer and person you are. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

April 20, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

April 19, 2009

Officer Kelly was unselfish by giving his life to try to save the other officers, I am truly inspired by his actions and though I never knew him, believe he is one of the bravest officers I have ever heard of. God be with his family.

Detective Jeff Peach
Smyrna Tn Police

April 18, 2009

We know the ultimate price some are asked to pay.
We know it could be us,and yet we wear the badge another day.

We rush head long toward danger, without a second thought.
We fight, protecting freedoms those before us bought.

Each and every time, we hear another hero's down,
we stand with pride and honor, as they place him in the ground.

We hear the bag pipes blowing, salute the flags they fold.
As the heroes go to heaven to patrol the streets of gold.

Why do we keep on fighting with the dangers in the field?
Some say it's a calling, some the spirit of the shield.

By Tate Ledford

RIP Brother

Sgt. Tate Ledford
Cobb County Police, Ga

April 17, 2009

You're a Policeman

Dedicated to the Officers of the Pittsburgh Police Department.

When the hours seem long and the going, rough
When the pay seems small and the criminals, tough
Just square your shoulders and call their bluff
Let them be the ones to cry, Enough
You're a Policeman.
When the public scoffs and the papers rave
And blame you alone for a new crime wave
They'll change quick enough when there're lives to save
For deep in their hearts they count you brave
You're a Policeman.
When you bid your loved ones goodbye each day
Don't be too sure you've the harder way
You shoot it out with the crook at bay
They're the ones who sit a home and pray
You're a Policeman.
When you get back home dog tired at night
And wonder if life's really worth the fight
Your cares will vanish and burdens seem light
If you've done your best and your conscience's right
You're a Policeman.
When promotion comes, as it surely will,
If you do your job an dare loyal still
Don't forget soon in your new found thrill
Those others who are plodding up the hill
You're a Policeman.
When you leave at last this worldly din
And seek, like mortals, Paradise to win
Saint Peter, I trust, will o'erlook ev'ry sin
And say, Well done, my boy, come right in.
You're a Policeman.

On behalf of the members of the Tampa Police Department, we send our deepest condolences.

Officer Kelly's story will be told to police academies for years to come, as his act of bravery was a true inspiration. One can not learn courage and devoution to his fellow officer like that in any training class. It's something that either is there or not. His heroic actions to save his colleague's defined him as a person and as a police officer.

God Bless his family and the members of the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department, Fl

April 16, 2009

Thank you for your service and dedication to your city. You will not be forgotten.

THOMAS WALDEN
ROANE COUNTY E 911

April 15, 2009

I certainly do not know you or your family. I pray that there is comfort for you in Christ. I lost my husband in 2005 and I have not recovered yet. Take your time family seek comfort when offered by friends, family and outsiders. I am sorry for your loss. It is only the good who leave us so early. Thank you family for allowing us to have a portion of your husband's life to watch over us. P. S. do not go alone to the cemetary the first time. People tried to tell me that but I could not see that as a big deal. Believe me it is. It is such a hard smack of reality.

Once again thank you family for sharing your husband and father with the City of Pittsburghers. May God Bless and keep you always; and allow God to carry all of you now. even though you don't understand the point.

Anonymous

April 15, 2009

To the family of Eric Kelly, My condolences and prayers. I worked with Eric and he was a great officer along with a great human being. He will be sadly missed.

Detective Richard A. Yochus, Jr.
Pittsburgh Police Department

April 15, 2009

You are truly a hero, our prayers go out to your family and department.

Sergeant Lenny Thompson
Saint Tammany Parish Sheriffs Office

April 15, 2009

You could have gone home and turned the radio off like most people would have! But we are cops and never leave are brothers and sisters! God Bless You brother, I write this in tears.

Officer
Phoenix Police Dept

April 14, 2009

The loss of an officer is felt throughout his/her agency and across the entire law enforcement community. The loss of three at one time breaks through even the toughest shells we build around ourselves in an attempt to carry on through these difficult times. My condolences to the family & fellow officers at Pittsburg Police Department.

RIP Officer Kelly

Sgt. Jacques Boucher
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

April 14, 2009

Rest in Peace brother, watch over all of us in blue

Patrol Officer
Windsor Locks CT Police Department

April 14, 2009

I am heartbroken to read that three officers have laid down thier lives in the pursuit of keeping the peace in Pittsburgh. As a law enforcement officer in London and routinely un-armed we face this kind of call daily. There but for the grace of god go we. Our prayers and brotherly love to the families and frinds of our fallen brothers.

constable Paul Tickner

April 13, 2009

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