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

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 29, 2009

I wish I could find the words to ease your pain. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my family and I are thinking of you.

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

July 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

Anonymous

July 28, 2009

REST IN PEACE WITH GOD. MAY TE LORD ALSO GIVE COMFORT TO THOSE LEFT BEHIND.

Det. Castelhano
Mount Vernon, NY PD

July 27, 2009

Thank you for your years of selfless service. May God welcome you home and be with your family today and always.

Anonymous

July 27, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Sgt. May. God Bless him for his service to the Modesto Police Department. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

July 27, 2009

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

July 27, 2009

Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 27, 2009

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"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

July 27, 2009

Rest In Peace, Sergeant May.

Lt T Carr
NYPD

July 27, 2009

I am deeply saddened by the LOD death of Sergeant Steven May. The heartfelt appreciation of a truly grateful American citizen goes out to his family and friends. He served honorably and faithfully, answering the call of duty when he was needed. His suffering is over, and he can rest in peace.



I'd like to express my sympathy and deepest condolences to his family, and that they are in my prayers during this time of grief. I hope his family knows that people all over the world recognize him as a true hero. I hope the fact that he is honored by so many people bring them some comfort in this time of loss. I hope they feel the comfort and love from across this nation embrace them and hold them up during this difficult time. We will not forget him and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. His family are in my prayers.



The officers of the Modesto Police Department are in my prayers during this dark time as they continue the mission of making our world a safer place. To each of you I say a big “Thank You” for doing what you do everyday. Thank you for going into “the office” when you don’t feel like it. Thank you for standing out and directing traffic in the rain. Thank you for working the night shift when we are safe in bed. Thank you for putting on that uniform everyday. Thank you for going through doors, even though you know what is behind them. You are all heroes. I don’t know how often you hear it, but I’m certain it’s not nearly enough. You are in my prayers.

Dr. Mike Crain I, D.Min.

July 27, 2009

You fought the good fight, Sgt. May, now it is your time to rest peacefully. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service, it will never be forgotten. My prayers are with your family that they may find peace as well.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

July 27, 2009

Rest in Peace Sir.......

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

July 27, 2009

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy

July 27, 2009

Rest in peace bro', we'll take it6 from here

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

July 27, 2009

SGT MAY, Rest in peace after your valiant fight to overcome your injuries. May you family know peace and my sincere condolences to them. Terry Zech

OFC TERRY F. ZECH (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT DETROIT, MI

July 27, 2009

Thank you for your service to your fellowman. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 27, 2009

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Sergeant May during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol
FCPD, VA

July 27, 2009

May God Bless you and your family during their time of need. May God look after your family, friends, and co-workers. Thank you for your service!

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

July 27, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother

Sgt. R. Gregson
BART Police Department, CA.

July 26, 2009

To the family and friends of Sergeant Steven May:

My sincerest sympathies go out to all of you, having to endure this tragedy. I'm sure there is some wonderful reason that Sergeant May hung in there for so long.

May he rest in peace.

May you all turn to God to help you get thru your loss and to help you find peace also.

Jaclyn Pocceschi Mosley
Fallen Officers Remembered

July 26, 2009

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Sergeant Steven May~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you and rest in peace, Sgt May.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

July 26, 2009

My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and Agency. May you sleep easy with God, Steven. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement-Garland

July 26, 2009

Steve, you fought a good fight. We'll take it from here. Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 26, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

A tribute to your sacrifice- an American Hero!

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 26, 2009

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