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

God Bless, Rest in Peace

Chief George Yaccich
Rochester Township Police, Pennsylvania

January 15, 2010

May our Heavenly Father be proud to have this mighty warrior to protect His Kingdown and his earthly children. Paul gave the sacrifice. May God hold Carrie and his children in the palm of His hand so that they may never feel alone.

Thank you for the love you have given us all. Until we meet again...Rest in Peace knowing your brothers will continue your watch.

Police Officer's Prayer to St. Michael

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,
who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises
of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional
eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for
investigation and wise judgement.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and
law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores,
strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences
with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not
always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so
pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the
devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your
heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the
throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all
the people. Amen.

wife of a Trooper
PSP Troop E

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace Troop'. My thougths are with your family, friends and the members of the PSP during this most tragic and difficult time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace Trooper Richey, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


January 15, 2010

For the family and friends of officer Paul G. Richey.
I know that he is in the hands of the angles as are you all. This time is a tough one, know that you are watched each moment by our Father in heaven and are also in his loveing care.
May God bring you His Peace.
My heart is with you all.


January 15, 2010

God Bless your family and your fellow officers

Lt Jerald Wheeler
Southaven Police Department

January 15, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the brothers and sisters in uniform across the State of Pennsylvania and the nation. We share your grief. May you always rest in the arms of the angels, Trooper Richey. Thank you for your dedicated service, sir. We will not forget.

Peggy Parker
Texarkana, TX

January 15, 2010

Trooper Richey, you will always be remembered. What a senseless act by a coward. Rest in Peace brother.

Retired Major

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace Trooper Richey, my sincere condolences to your family and your fellow officers. Godspeed. Terry zech


January 15, 2010

On behalf of New Jersey Sheriff's Association I would like to pass along our heart felt condolences to the Richey's family and the Pennsylvania State Police.


Frank J Provenzano
Sheriff - Somerset County,
President & Executive Director
New Jersey Sheriff's Association
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, N.J. 08876
Office : ( 908) 231-7135
Fax : (908) 575-3931
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Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano
Somerset County Sheriff's Office, NJ

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace, Trooper. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


January 15, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Yet another brother has fallen in the line of duty. One more warrior gone from this place. My heart goes out to your family, may the Lord wrap them in his loving arms and comfort them in this terrible time. To the family, know that Paul was a true warrior and gave the ultimate sacrifice for us hear. I am sure he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace my brother.

MPO T.G. Vincent
Asheboro Police NC

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace brother. May God bless you and your family.

PSP Hazleton

January 15, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Trooper Richey and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Trooper Richey for your dedicated service to the people of Pennsylvania and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace Trooper Richey.

Patrolman, PA

January 15, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman #166

January 15, 2010

Rest Easy Trooper; you have made us all proud. Through your sacrifice you will be forever remembered as a Hero. Rest now for we will take the watch from here. My prayers are with your family and fellow officers.

Officer Matthew Catherwood
Bethesda, MD

January 15, 2010

On behalf of the New York State Police, our prayers are with you, your family and all the Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police. May you Rest in Peace...

New York State Police

January 15, 2010

R.I.P. Trooper and thank you for your service and dedication to the thin blue line. You are a hero and although your watch has ended we will stand tall and continue to serve and protect each and every day. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, and the Pennsylvania State Police. You will never be forgotten.

Cpl. J. Hataway

January 15, 2010

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.

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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Thankful Citizen
May God Bless

January 15, 2010



January 15, 2010

May you rest in Peace Trooper Richey. My prayers are with your family and to all of the law enforcement family.

Kathy Kinterknecht
Spouse of Sgt. David Kinterknecht EOW 07/25/2009

January 15, 2010

Trooper Richey, May you rest in peace Trooper and God be with your family and all law enforcement while they watch over the public.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

January 14, 2010

On behalf of the men and women of the NYS Park Police I commend you for your bravery and service to the people of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and this great country.

Police Officer Nelson Marti
New York State Park Police/Taconic Region

January 14, 2010

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Trooper Richey and fellow Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police. You will be in the thoughts and prayers of my family and I on this tragic loss, god bless.

Trooper Kevin Bodge
Connecticut State Police

January 14, 2010

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