Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Paul Garmong Richey

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Reflections for Trooper Paul Garmong Richey

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 11, 2024

Tpr. Richey the loss of such a wonderful man and hero certainly shook our tight knit community. Twelve years later I still remember the radio call, the transmissions, the sirens and the looks on everyone's faces as we all responded that day thinking, "Is this real? Is this really happening right now?" You responded with honor, courage and integrity just as you had for your entire career that day. I remember the events that unfolded in the following days watching your wife and children as they walked into your funeral and how my heart was crushed for them. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and protecting our community.

FF/EMT Benjamin Whitehill
Seneca Fire Department

May 10, 2022

RIP Brother

Lt. Gary DyJack (retired)

July 18, 2020

Trooper Richey,
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 Pennsylvania. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 13, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Richey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 9, 2020

Tonight at roll call the Greenville, SC Police Department 200 Platoon honors your memory. It is our job to remember those who gave their all so that they may never be forgotten.

Sgt Hammett
Greenville, SC Police Department

January 13, 2019

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 5, 2018

May you continue to rest in perpetual peace brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores

January 13, 2018

My salute to you. You have demonstrated what is a true hero. May God continue to bless you and your loving family. BLUE LIVES MATTER.

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

January 13, 2017

Hard to think it has been six years

We were close in age; it seems like only yesterday we were running around playing together as little kids

Continued prayers for your family

Mark Krizon SFC (Ret) / Lead Officer
Army / VA Police / and cousin

January 14, 2016

Hard to think it has been six years

We were close in age; it seems like only yesterday we were running around playing together as little kids

Continued prayers for your family

Mark Krizon SFC (Ret) / Lead Officer
Army / VA Police / and cousin

January 14, 2016

A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

January 13, 2015

Just downloaded this app and was sadly reminded of the tragic loss of an old friend. Prayers continue for family.

Field Training Officer Jason Walter
Surprise Police Dept. Arizona

October 24, 2014

Rest in Peace, fine servant. The race is run, the battle won. Know we are praying for your family and loved ones as we reflect on those that give the ultimate sacrifice in the protection of others. Rest n Peace.

Terence Whalen, Trooper
PA State Police, Retired

September 13, 2014

Just stopped by today to remember a loving family man and all around good guy! You are missed.....

Franklin Station

August 29, 2014

Gone but never forgotten...

PSP Classmate 91A

September 12, 2013

Another tragic loss of a good man and officer. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children.

PCO April Waller
PA State Police Uniontown

January 13, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to PSP...such a tragic loss and so senseless...heaven has another guardian angel

Cpl. Amy Babb
Colebrookdale Twp Police

January 13, 2013

Trooper Richey,

You are not forgotten...We carry on everyday in your memory from Harrisburg to Erie, to Pittsburgh to Phiadelphia, remebering you and others before you gave every last bit of devotion...

Civilian Employee
Pa. State Police

January 20, 2012

A very sad day 4 alot of people.

Sgt. Eric W. Thomas
USAF Veteran

January 14, 2012

I remember when Ted Wolfe, a Maryland State Trooper was shot and killed after stopping a car on I-95 around 0300 hours. The sacrifices that police officers make every day are what makes us so special.

I will be praying for your family, friends, and fellow troopers. Your memory as a hero will live forever.

Tim Porter

Retired Sgt. Tim Porter
Howard County Maryland Police Dept.

May 17, 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

One year ago today you selflessly gave your life protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We will not forget. May GOD be with your family and friends as they reflect on this day and every day hereafter until they are with you in Paradise. We will continue our prayers for you and yours. Thank you! GOD Bless!


January 13, 2011

To Trooper Paul G. Richey, his family and his fellow officers with the Pennsylvania State Police:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

January 13, 2011

Paul is an example for the rest of us to follow during our shifts. Never shy away from our duty, wherever it may take us. God Bless you Paul and your family as well.

Frank Gaus
Pennsylvania State Police

December 10, 2010

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