Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Dennis Edward Engelhard

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, December 25, 2009

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Reflections for Corporal Dennis Edward Engelhard

Hi Dennis,

You and I have never met but I got to know you through your love Kelly. We were unlikely friends who were bonded by our shared losses. As I got to know him it was easy to see why you loved him. He had such a big heart. Kelly shared with me many stories about you and your life together. Even across the miles it was obvious how much he loved you too. As much as I miss my friend, I take comfort in knowing that you two have been reunited and that you both sit at the foot of Jesus being accepted "just as you (both) are." I thank you for loving Kelly, for looking out for Zach, and for your service to the community. I pray that you have had a chance to meet up with my Dennis and some of the other "blue angels" out there. Please give Kelly, my Dennis, and all the angels a big hug for me and continue to watch out for us still down here as only you can.

Love and light,

Jocelyne Brar
Fiancee of the late Deputy Dennis McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

November 10, 2020

Cpl. Engelhard,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Missouri. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 25, 2019

Remembering you and your family and loved ones this Christmas Day.

David Lowery
Alabama Troopers and Birmingham Police Department

December 25, 2014

Rest in Peace, gone but never forgotten.

Carrie West
Fellow fiance' of fallen officer

December 26, 2013

Rest in peace sir

Officer Shannon Yates
University of Southern Miss Police Department

December 25, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones during this holiday season. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and protect them. You have not been forgottn.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family and loved ones are in my heart's embrace today. Kelly, thank you for sharing your love of Dennis with us.

I was saddened to see that Christmas Day is the eow for so many, many officers. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 25, 2011

Remembering you especially today brother. May you continue to Rest In Peace. Your service is honorable.

Police Officer
Saint Louis County MO Police

December 25, 2011

You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he has lived.You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all he's left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see him, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live... yesterday, or you... can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what he'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on


October 6, 2011

Thank you for all the wonderful and inspirational messages sent on Dennis's behalf. He would have been so honored to have so many folks from all over the country sharing their condolences. April 24th of 2011 would have been our 16th anniversary together. A day doesn't go by that I don't long to hear his patrol car come pulling up the drive way and have him come inside in a good mood asking me how was my day even when he would have worked overtime and put in over a 12 hour shift. He was always in a good mood and enjoyed his work with the Missouri State Highway Patrol so much. The second year of Police Week is approaching however this year I don't plan on attending do to financial and health reasons. I've been working through the stages of grieving and this week I've realized I've never come to terms with acceptance yet. This has got to be the hardest step to take.

I wish Dennis could be able to see Zachary graduate from high school this year and start his college years to Drury; but unfortunately this won't be able to happen. I wish when I was hospitalized twice this year and nearly died back in January I had Dennis with me to tell me "your going to pull through this, we will make it through this together" however this will not happen. Instead I'm faced with going through my remainder years here on earth without Dennis by my side.

I long for the day that we will be reunited one day in the presence of our God, until then I'll simply say a prayer and will tell you quietly beside your ashes at Christ Church Cathedral this Sunday "Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!". I'll shed a few tears, light a candle, say a prayer and cross his marker, kiss my fingers and touch the cold stone in the floor where my true love is buried in the small chapel inside Christ Church Cathedral. Somehow I know you'll be watching over Zachary and myself and will be looking down from heaven with love. I've never had anyone love me unconditionally as you had loved me, you treated me like an angel; now your the angel watching over us.

God Bless and Rest in Peace my love
Kelly Glossip

Kelly Glossip
Life Partner of 15 years

April 21, 2011

Once a hero always a hero. My thoughts are with you and Kelly.

Leanne Heggen-Eckstein
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC

March 1, 2011

To Cpl. Dennis Edward Engelhard, his family and his fellow officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

December 26, 2010

Dennis, a year ago today you left home and began what many of us hope will be a nice quiet Christmas shift. No doubt you had plans to celebrate with Kelly and his son after work. Sadly you never got that chance. On this one year anniversary of your passing, please know that your life has been an inspiration to many. And, please take comfort that you are now in a place that is free from prejudice, hatred, bigotry...where there is only love and peace everlasting. God bless your loved ones until that day you are all reunited. As for myself, I am looking forward to shaking your hands and calling you "Brother" forever.In the meantime, please watch over us from that Land Above

Sergeant Scott Robinson (Missouri Native
Metro Nashville-Davidson County, TN Police

December 25, 2010

God Bless you and your family sir. You will be in our prayers this holiday.

Officer Tim Thielbar
muskegon twp pd muskegon michigan

December 22, 2010

Rest in Peace, brother. We have the watch now. May your family find peace and justice that has been denied them.

Sr. Probation/Parole Officer Hoiland
Idaho Department of Correction

December 3, 2010

"I am the Trooper"

I have been where you fear to be,
I have seen what you fear to see,
I have done what you fear to do -
All these things I have done for you.

I am the person you lean upon,
The one you cast your scorn upon,
The one you bring your troubles to -
All these people I've been for you.

The one you ask to stand apart,
The one you feel should have no heart,
The one you call "The Statie,"
But I'm just a person, not to be hated.

And through the years I've come to see,
That I am not always what you ask of me;
So, take this badge ... take this gun ...
Will you take it ... will anyone?

And when you watch a person die
And hear a battered baby cry,
Then do you think that you can be
All these things you ask of me?

(Author unknown)


Trooper Meyer
Indiana State Police

May 28, 2010


Emory - Arlington, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/2003

May 19, 2010

Cpl. Engelhard,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrfice for the citizens of the state of Missouri. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 9, 2010

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

February 17, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss and know this is late, but I just returned from a car accident the day of our big snow here and wanted to send my deepest sympathy to his co-woriers, friends and family. God bless you all.

Rusty Cox,Information Clerkaaa
Asheville Police Dept., Asheville, NC

February 8, 2010

My heart goes out to Trooper Engelhard's family. My thoughts are are especially with Kelly Glossip, Dennis's partner. I can't even imagine the pain he and his son are going through right now. I just want Kelly and his son and the rest of Dennis's family to know that his sisters and brothers in law enforcement mourn support you.

Hilary Aydt, Patrol Officer
Indiana University Police Department

February 1, 2010

My condolences to Corporal Engelhard's family, especially his life partner Kelly Glossip. RIP Brother, your fellow officers have the watch now.

Retired Officer

January 29, 2010

Thanking you for years of service to the public. Your loss will be felt throughout the community. Sincere condolences to your parents and life partner Kelly. Wishing him strength at this difficult time.

Jeff M
Public Servant

January 29, 2010

I would like to give my condolences to his partner Kelly Glossip and his son, his relatives and his coworkers. My thoughts and prayers goes to all of them.

Mike Al

January 28, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother

Detective Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. PD

January 15, 2010

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