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 you and your family.


January 18, 2010

I thank you for your service and sacrifice. My hearts and prayers go out to your family, friends, and Pennsylvania State Police personnel. May you never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Trooper.

Trooper Jed Roffers
Wisconsin State Patrol

January 18, 2010

Yesterday,it was a great privilege to stand once again in formation to honor and show respect for another fallen hero. As I told your family at the calling hours, we are here for your family, including your family of Troopers and we always will be here for them.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance
President Genesse Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/President GV C.O.P.S.

January 18, 2010

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Trooper Paul Richey~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you and rest in peace, Trooper Richey.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

January 18, 2010

I am glad we had on last laugh together before you went on the call. God Bless you man. See you on the other side.

PSP Franklin

January 18, 2010

You are now the guardian angel that sits on the left shoulder, while Josh sits on the right. You two serve as my protection and guidance as I follow in your career path. You serve as complete motivation for all future troopers. RIP, we got it from here.


January 18, 2010

God bless you, Trooper Richey, for your sacrafice and dedication. And may God also bless your family and friends who love and support you. My cousin, Officer Keith Dressel, was taken from us in the line of duty in 2007, so my family has been where yours is today - and my heart aches to know another family in blue is going to walk this painful road with us. My husband is also a police officer - and our daily prayers are for him and all officers' safety in their duties. Our prayers and support continue for Trooper Richey's family and friends in their loss - and indeed, a loss for all of us.

Kim Dressel-Watson
Proud Cousin of fallen officer and Proud Wife of active officer

January 18, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal peace. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need in the rough days ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

January 17, 2010

Trooper Miller, ... now Trooper Richey. This is all so sad and breaks my heart. My husband was at the funeral today and said Trooper Richey's little boy was wearing his trooper hat. Our hearts go out to you - Just like Trooper Miller's wife wrote [p.8], let your PSP family hold and love you.
Trooper Richey's and Trooper Miller's families will forever be in our hearts :(

Wife of Pa State Trooper/Troop C/Ridgway

January 17, 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 work 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,
I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got 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 judgement 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."

Trooper Keir Dissinger
Pennsylvania State Police

January 17, 2010

All men die, yet not all men truly live.

Sincerest condolences to the family of this very well-respected man. Thanks and great admiration to all the members of the many brother agencies from all across the Commonwealth and the United States who turned out today for the service in some pretty ugly weather. Your support helped to give this Trooper the memorial he most certainly deserved. Thank you.

PA State Police

January 17, 2010

May God comfort your family and the Pennsylvania State Police during this time of loss. Heroes live forever in the hearts of those left behind.

Cpl. Jason L. West
Frederick County (MD) Bureau of Investigation

January 17, 2010

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


January 17, 2010

I truly enjoyed working with Trooper Richey. His professionalism was highly regarded. He had a unique gift of turning difficult situations into positive learning experiences for the students at Franklin High School. He will be profoundly missed. To Carrie, Connor, Catherin, and extended family, our prayers are with you. May you find peace in the Lord Jesus Christ.

David Reynolds
Asst. Principal Franklin Area High School

January 17, 2010

Trooper Richey, thank you for your service, sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Pennsylvania. May your family always know that you are, and always will be a HERO. Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.

Louisiana State Police (Troop C)

January 17, 2010

"Courageous was he, to lay down his life for one whom he never knew". L.G.

Rest in Peace Troop

Maine State Police

January 17, 2010

May God Bless your family with strength through this difficult time.... RIP Brother...God Speed

Cpl Sandor

January 17, 2010

Rest in peace brother and may god bless your family.

Ptlm. Travis Bremigen
Sunbury City Police Dept.

January 17, 2010

Rest in peace bro', we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

January 17, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother!

Fort Smith Police Department

January 17, 2010

The loss of this fine young peace officer reminds us once again that the call to respond to a domestic disturbance is one of the most dangerous calls we face.

Carleton . McClure, Lt.Col.Ret.
Colorado Mounted Rangers

January 17, 2010

May God bless your family in these trying times. You gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep others safe and secure. Now your tour of duty begins up above us...


January 17, 2010



January 17, 2010

Until we meet again...


January 17, 2010

Rest in Peace and may God Bless Law Enforcement Officers everywhere.

Lieutenant Dwayne Steinmetz
Undercliff VFC / Police Officers Son

January 17, 2010

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