Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Steven Edward May

Modesto Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Steven Edward May

To Sgt. Steven E. May, his family and his fellow officers with the Modesto Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Sgt. Steven E. May’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Steven May and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

July 23, 2010

To the family of Sergeant May:
I live in nearby Sonora and I am the daughter of Deputy David Grant who was also killed in the line of duty. I am so sorry for your loss and wish I had the words to help you through such a difficult time in your lives. On May 7th, I will be in Sacramento to honor Sergeant May with a song. I will be thinking of Sergeant May and your family. It is an honor to sing in memory of him.

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Dep. Grant EOW 5/31/04

April 12, 2010


You passed away this summer. We just came to Cali. when you let go.. I think of you often... Rest in peace brother.... I remember the times we spent together and the time you spent recruiting me for MPD over CPD.... I remember you working the TPU and I working for CPD...Go Rest High brother!!!!


February 8, 2010

Merry Christmas Sgt. May,
I know this is the first Christmas that your beautiful wife and family are forced to spend without you. My heart breaks that the miracle we all were praying for did not come to pass. I know that God in His Great Wisdom knows why he needed to bring you home! I keep your family in prayer and am thankful that they are believers and know in their hearts that they will see you once again in perfect love. My God watch over all of us that are waiting for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Thank You once again for your brave sacrifice We will never forget you.
love Howard's family

Kathy stevenson wife of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

December 26, 2009

To the Family and Frieds of Sgt. Steve May:

I recently read of the death of Steve and I would like to express my heart felt sympathies over his passing. As a former director of the Criminal Justice Trainnig Center and POST Police Academy in Modesto, I hired Steve as an adjunct faculty member on the recommendation of then Sgt. Al Petrides. It was an excellent decision. Steve was an excellent police officer, instructor and role model to recruit and veteran officers alike. I morn his passing.
I pray that the many wonderful memories of Steve you have in some way assuage the grief of his family and friends.

May the Lord's love embrace and protect all of you.

Dr. Ron Martinelli
Temecula, CA

Dr. Ron Martinelli
Fmr. Director Modesto POST Academy

November 12, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sergeant Steven May,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Sergeant Steven May. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Sergeant Steven May is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Co-Founder of Survivor Help Network


September 26, 2009

To Sgt. Steven May, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I was sorry to learn of Steven's death and extend my sincerest condolences sn the grievous loss you have suffered. Words are insufficient to describe the sadness I feel for the May family. May you find comfort in your faith and the support of the law enforcement community.

There are many police survivors who share this same journey with you, and that community will be there to support you. Steven's memory will be forever honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Steven gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 23, 2009.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD, eow 4/24/05


September 8, 2009

Sgt. May,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Modesto. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 28, 2009

Rest in peace Brother Steven, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs OK PD

August 13, 2009

I grew up in Modesto and I come to think that you, Sergeant May, were working the beat in south and west Modesto, protecting and serving the community so I could make it this far. Thanks for your hard work. God bless your family.

Small world.

Border Patrol Agent Gabe Pacheco
US Border Patrol

August 12, 2009

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

August 10, 2009

The members of the Slidell Police Department would like to extend our condolences during this time of need.

Alayna Wilcox
Slidell Police Department

August 7, 2009

To all the officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, God bless you. Thank you all for the work you have done and are still doing. I don't know any fallen officers personally, but my prayers are always with you all. And not just to the fallen heroes, but to all who risk your lives on a daily basis, I thank you with all my heart. GOD bless you all.


August 4, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz

August 3, 2009

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Steven May. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

August 2, 2009



August 1, 2009

Rest easy brother in blue. I lived in Modesto when you were injured. Thank you for your service to our community. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Mark Coxen
Phoenix, AZ

Mark Coxen

July 31, 2009

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

July 31, 2009

I want to offer my condolences to this truly dedicated Officer and his family. It's a shame to hear that another officer has paid the ultimate sacrifice. We protect our communities from harm but take the risk of not coming home. I appreciate the service you have given us.

(10-7) Sergeant Steven May " You Will Deeply Missed And Never Forgotten.

Chief Jack F Harris
Phoenix Police Department

July 30, 2009

How sad. My thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. May's family and friends.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

July 30, 2009

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L Gulledge(Ret.)
Escambia Co. Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

July 30, 2009

Today you were laid to rest...We stood by Your family with tears flowing freely down our faces, as you were given a Hero's Final Tribute. Thank You for your years of service to this community. You fought hard the last 7 years and now you are forever alive and well in a perfect place with our perfect Lord. I know you are so proud of your Diana, your beautiful Children and your parents and siblings. They are a inspiration to all of us. We will keep them close and pray Our Lord Jesus will continue to pour His grace over them. You will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
With Great Thankfulness

Kathy stevenson wife of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05 CPD

July 29, 2009

Rest in peace brother. A place awaits hero's in heaven. God Bless

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

July 29, 2009

Our prayers are with the family.... RIP

Officer Jason Hensley
Manteca PD

July 29, 2009

"We Remember the Officers"

We remember the officers who changed our lives,
The men and woman who protected us day and night,
People who respect for their dedication to the cause,
For when faced with danger, they never even pause.

We remember the officers who always stood true,
Whatever the color of uniform, brown gray or blue,
With pride and integrity they say "To serve and protect",
For the giving of their life, we offer our respect.

We remember the officers who we never really knew,
Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,
With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,
There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.

By Brad Miller

My deepest sympathy goes out to Deputy May's family, friends, and co-workers. As a department that has recently felt the pain from losing a fellow brother in blue I send my condolences. May you rest in peace you will not be forgotten.


Dispatcher Stephanie Huff
Chambers County Sheriff's Office

July 29, 2009

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