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Police Officer Craig Gordon Story

Arlington Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Craig Gordon Story

Cpl. Story,
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 Arlington. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 13, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 6, 2018

Craig, thank you for your service! Thank you for marrying such a wonderful woman, Dani. She and many others have become good friends because of the loss of my Son, Joey. We didn’t ask to be apart of the loss of Law Enforcement, but without this family’s Wouldn’t be mentally where we are today. I can’t thank you both enough! Rest In Peace and we’re sure will meet you soon. Send my love to my son. I miss him so!!! We’ll be here for your family no matter what.

Mother Tammy Avent
Grieving Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) D. Barraza E.O.W. 4-18-16

February 8, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores

January 13, 2018

Thank you for your service my brother. May God continue to hold you in his hands, and watch over your loving family and colleagues.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 13, 2017

We will never forget you Craig. Proud to call you one of my closest and best friends I will ever know in my lifetime. I miss you dearly. We all do. I cant wait to see you again my brother, wish you all the love heaven can bring you.

Cpl. Cliff Elliott
Arlington PD

November 15, 2016

Rest in Peace, Brother.

PFC Jameson Hughes
Havre de Grace PD

January 13, 2014

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the times we had working the streets. I can see your smile and hear your laugh like you were right here next to me. You are and always will be an inspiration to me. You were a loving father, husband, and friend. You conducted yourself with honor and integrity and were a true warrior. I miss you brother.

Erik Brown #2114
APD 2002 to 2008

December 30, 2013

My dad served with Officer Story as a motors officer. They rode side by side on countless patrols and missions. I can tell you first hand he will be deeply missed by his fellow motors officers. My dad will never forget him and everything he stood for.


December 1, 2011

To the Story family,

Craig is truely missed. He was a wonderful man and I had the oppurtunity to work side by side with him on scenes and share laughs with him on the side. He was well respected and truely missed! I now he is guarding the gates of heaven and watching us from above!

Arlington EMS

April 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2011

To Officer Craig Gordon Story, his family and his fellow officers with the Arlington Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

January 13, 2011

To an excellent Officer, I remember our time in the academy
sitting outside under the shade tree eating lunch, and then
being apart of a class where the entire recruit class passed the final exam. (class #24). Take care my friend and may God give you the opportunity to police in his kingdom. May God always be your co-pilot.

Det. Sgt. Oglesby
MPD Georgia ex-coworker

December 31, 2010

Thank you Motor Man. Your service will not be forgotten. Rest Well.

Ret. Senior Motor Officer

August 31, 2010

May our Lord comfort your family,
friends and co-workers

R Eberhart Partner to Royce Anderson
EOW 10/26/81 HCSO Houston Tx

August 10, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Story, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Craig, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Craig's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Craig's life was about so much more than the way he died. Craig will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Story, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 26, 2010

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.
The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Mortal Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close to you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.
Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am content that with my life it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


May 21, 2010

The previous post is by my daughter and I couldn't say my thoughts and feelings better than she. I wish you healing and hope for the future.

Betsy Horn

May 14, 2010

My brother, Officer Andrew Horn of the Carrollton Police Department, is riding in honor of Officer Story in the 2010 Law Enforcement United Memorial Ride to Washington D.C. I found this page today, and saw that Officer Story left behind a wife, son, and baby on the way. I hope that his family has been able to find some healing and peace, and that the love of mother and children is holding the memory of Officer Story in their hearts. When my brother told us he wanted to become a police officer, I was both overwhelmingly proud and terrified. I am scared for him, and scared for those of us he would leave behind if he were to die. I cannot begin to imagine what life is like for Officer Story's family – I can only hold you in highest regard, and tell you that my prayers and thoughts are with you this week, as Team Texas rides to D.C. I know your love for each other and for 'Dad' is just as strong today as it was before he died, and I am humbled by the knowledge of his sacrifice and your courage. I wish you well.

Molly Horn

May 8, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Craig Story,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We wish we could be there in person to offer support. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. During the holidays remember those special moments you have shared together and the love you shared. 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. Police Officer Craig Story is a hero. He will live on through all of you forever.


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

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


March 28, 2010

God bless you for the job that you did. May you rest in eternal peace.

Deputy Doug Sullivan
Fresno County Sheriff's Office (CA)

March 22, 2010

Rest in peace, Officer Story. Thank you for your service to the community. You will be missed. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers & sisters.

Kathy Bubb
Caring Citizen

March 14, 2010

Officer Story,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Arlington. 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

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