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

As you celebrate this, your first Thanksgiving without your loved one, please be aware that his service and sacrifice where not in vain. Though these words are small comfort on a day such as this, his brothers and sisters in law enforcement shall ensure that he and you are never forgotten! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, may GOD bless you and keep you on this and every day!

Deportation Officer

November 25, 2010

Trooper Richey, I am counting you among the best of the best. Thank-you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

September 15, 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 Trooper Richey, 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 Paul, 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 Paul's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Paul's life was about so much more than the way he died. Paul will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper Richey, 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

Evil is always there with us.

It is BRAVE people like Trooper Richey that try to protect us from it.

We can never forget the sacrifices of the fight, we can never forget why they have died.

It was not for their family, NOR their Country Lord.

It was for all, Alpha and Omega, for the end.

God, I know these men are with thee as great warriors, you choose the very best of all of us.

They will be Deputies of your return, Angels of defiance, Warlords of the End Times.

Lord, Thank you for choosing such honorable men.

LORD, please give comfort to there earthly loved ones, AMEN


May 18, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Trooper Paul G. Richey,

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. Trooper Paul G. Richey 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

Sixteen years of service! What more can be asked of you? May God bless your family during this difficult time of grieving. And my you rest in peace...

Tpr. II David S. Perschy
New Jersey State Police

March 16, 2010

Rest in peace brother

P.O. Ronald Clayton #1554
Cleveland Police Dept.

March 15, 2010

Rest in peace, Trooper Richey. 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

Trooper Richey,
Sir, 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.



March 9, 2010

You are in my thoughts everyday. Carrie is amazing. I know you are proud of her and her strength and selfless nature. Rest well my dear friend. You are loved and missed.

Wife of Cpl Latshaw: PSP

February 24, 2010

Rest In Peace.

DWCO Steve Sproull
Pennsylvania Game Commission

February 17, 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

Rest in peace brother. I never met you but we have many connections besides both being State Troopers. Our father's attended the same masonic lodge, my aunt currently lives in Franklin and my father graduated from the high school your funeral took place. You're in a better place Trooper Richey and you will never be forgotten.

Tpr. Gramlich
Ohio State Highway Patrol

February 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Rest In Peace and I'll see you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen

Don P Jensen
Milwaukee Wisconsin Police, Retired

February 15, 2010


Dare County Sheriffs Office, NC

February 11, 2010

Thank you Paul for your friendship and service. May God bless your family in their time of sorrow and may you know, we will all watch after them as you did us

Ptlm. Melissa Bingman
Franklin Police Dept.

February 8, 2010

I know this is late, but I just returned to work from a car accident and wanted to extend my condolences to his family, co-workers, and friends. God's peace and blessings to you all.

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

February 8, 2010

Connor says, "My Dad was very kind and helpful. He always took other calls that weren't even his. That is why he is a hero. He was my hero because he would go to my baseball games and cheer me on. I love him and miss him."

Catherine says, "My Dad was a very nice man. He would work to get the bad guy in jail. He also built us a nice house and took me to gymnastics. He was a good dad. I love him."

Connor and Catherine Richey
Paul was our dad

February 7, 2010

Rest easy brother for your watch is over. Your service will not be forgotten as you join a long list of PSP heroes in heaven. Your family will always be a large part of the PSP family.

Sergeant Bradley Hershey
Pennsylvania State Police

February 7, 2010

Paul, We will miss you. Truly you followed our call of honor. Our condolences to your wife and children. Rest in Peace, brother.

Retired Trooper Terence A WHALEN
Pennsylvania State Police-Retired

February 3, 2010

Regretfully, we have all attended too many law enforcement funerals. However, your tragedy has had profound emotional consequences that have humbled and changed many of us forever. Your family was blessed to have you, such a devoted husband and father. Loving memories of you will keep them grounded and whole. The Pennsylvania State Police was superbly represented as you professionally impacted thousands of citizens and visitors of the Commonwealth spanning nearly two decades. I will never forget our many financial conversations, PSP Milton comparisons and hearty laughter. Though nothing will ever compare to your presence, your family will be loved and supported by so many who have been inspired by you. May God bless and keep you and your family always.

Sgt/Pilot Rob Hidinger
PA State Police, Retired

February 3, 2010

On behalf of the entire Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Pennsylvania State Police Department and the family and friends of Trooper Richey. Our hearts and prayers are with you all as you honor one of our nation's true heroes. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Lauren Yanez
Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

February 2, 2010

Trooper Richey,

From what I heard, you were an exemplary Trooper. Your honored service will live on as your legacy. We mourn with your brothers.

Officer J. Owen
California Highway Patrol

February 2, 2010

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