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

Rest in peace Trooper Richey. God bless your wife and children. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer (4783)
US Veterans Affairs Police (MA)

January 31, 2010

Though we've never met, you are my hero. The Richey family is always in our thoughts and prayers. God bless them forever. And you, brother, may you rest in peace.

Together we stand.


January 28, 2010

Richey family, words are not enough to ease the pain but in due time you will know how much you are loved. We may be strangers but in the eyes of God, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. We ache and hurt with you, as we have lost a brother. Seek Him though, and you will all find strength in Him. Thank you for allowing Paul to serve the community. He didn't die in vain. He and all officers are heroes each and every day.



January 28, 2010

PSP core values: Honor, Service, Integrity, Respect, Trust, Courage and Duty,

A Trooper recognizes that “courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.” They stand firm in the face of danger, and will confront all threats to the safety and security of the communities with intelligence and vigor.

To the Richey family, no words will fill the hole left in your hearts, by the loss of your husband and father. Though remember each day that our world is safer because of the courageous sacrifice your husband and father made. The thougths and prayers of all his brothers and sisters of the NYSP are with you.

Trooper Richey rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten


January 28, 2010

Rest in peace TROOPER RICHEY, you are a hero for us all to look up to. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times.


January 27, 2010

Trooper Richey,
Thank you for your years of dedicated service. My deepest condolences are extended to your family. You truly are a hero. Rest easy sir, you will not be forgotten.

New Jersey State Police

January 27, 2010

May you rest in Peace. May God watch over you and your family and give them strength.

R.R. Carvalho Trooper II
Texas Highway Patrol-Austin

January 27, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

January 26, 2010

Trooper Paul Richey, you are remembered today and everyday. I thank you brother for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, the pain of the loss will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your family.

Detective M. Marks
Pittsburgh Police Department

January 25, 2010

May God be with your family at this sad time. May God comfort them and be with them.


January 22, 2010

Rest easy Trooper. Thoughts and prayers to your family and PSP

Virginia State Police

January 21, 2010

My family and I have Trooper Paul G. Richey and his family in our prayers. This was such a sensless uncalled for, just horrifying. Our heart aches for this young, upstanding Trooper just out there doing his job....waiting to get home to his family. Our sincere and deepest condolances to his wife and two young children. Brother, YOU gave it all. Rest in peace now. We in LE will take it from here. God bless all who loved, missed and cared for you.

Sergeant *Anonymous*
Allegheny County Police

Sergeant *Anonymous*
Pittsburgh Allegh. County Police (SWAT)

January 21, 2010

Rest in peace brother, you will not beforgotten by the thin blue line. You have served your community and country well. Our prayers go out to you, your dept. and your family.

Ofc. Charles Robson

January 21, 2010

On behalf of the officers of the Tampa Police Department we send our deepest condolences. Trooper Richey's loss leaves a void with us all.

God Bless the family and the members of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department, Fl

January 21, 2010



January 21, 2010

This is so sad a life cut short. The picture on the news of his young son with his Daddys Trooper hat on broke me up so bad. I will pray for this family and this young mother of two children. God bless Trooper Richey and all the State police they are all very special people and I thank them for the job they do protecting the people.


January 20, 2010

All of heaven hushed when God announced his arrival.


January 19, 2010

Rest in peace brother, god bless your family.

Patrolman Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Northumberland, PA

January 19, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 19, 2010

Thank you for your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.


January 19, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Paul Richey, and the Pennsylvania State Police. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Trooper Richey, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

January 19, 2010

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

January 19, 2010

May you rest in peace brother. Know that your fellow brothers in arms will continue to carry your torch in all that they do and that your life and memory will never be forgotten.


January 19, 2010

Tpr. Richey,

You are a Trooper's Trooper. Your passion for family, friends and fellow troopers has and will forever be second to none. Rest now as your brothers and sisters in grey will continue to carry on the fight you fought so selflessly and courageously.

As we came together through tragedy just seven months ago, we come together again - saddened and shocked, but steadfast in our neverending goal of ensuring your loved ones are cared for. We will also remain resilient in upholding our sacred Call of Honor - something that you never swerved from leading through your last day on the road.

Godspeed Paul.

You are sorely missed.

Pennsylvania State Police, Troop N- Swiftwater

January 18, 2010

God Bless this man and his family. Thank You for doing a job few would do. I will pray for your family.


January 18, 2010

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