Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Chad Allen Reed, Sr.

Dixie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Reflections for Captain Chad Allen Reed, Sr.

I heard the BOLO go out for this vehicle while on patrol. I heard the cancellation of the BOLO sometime later in the evening, and wondered how it worked out for everyone involved. I was sickened to hear another Officer was murdered by a coward. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family,friends and brothers and sisters in blue. To all that work the streets, things are only getting more violent, listen to those hairs that stand on the back of your neck. WE DO WHAT WE DO BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN WHAT WE DO!!! God rest your soul Sir, we have the watch from here.

OFC Clearwater,FL

January 15, 2010

Dixie County SO, we grieve at your loss. Captain Reed's sacrifice will not be forgotten. What a tremendous example of leading from the front and not being intimidated by danger. A cop is a cop regardless of uniform or rank. True leaders do what Napoleon stated, "...go to the sound of the guns..." That's where the battle is.

Your community is better for having had you serve them and there is solace in that no life given in the cause of freedom is in vain. May God bless your family and may you rest-in-peace. Your brothers and sisters of the badge will take it from here...

Dean S. Nyhart, Commander
Arizona Department of Public Safety; Arizona Highway Patrol

January 15, 2010

To the Family and Friends of Captain Chad Reed, our deepest sympathies for this tragic loss to your family.

The Final Inspection

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."

Author Unknown

Chris & Melissa M
Retired (Baltimore City)

January 15, 2010

I live in Polk County Fl, and I watched this story unfold yestersay. I remember hearing them say "that he would kill any law enforcement who got in his way" and I said to myself I hope they get him before he hurts anyone eles, Then i hear a deputy was shot and later died. I'm sorry for your families loss I pray God will be with them, Rest In Peace brother.


January 15, 2010

You were a true professional and
a young man with a long career
in ahead of ya.
Rest in Peace.
Your fellow Classmate of the FBINA 238.

Lt Mark A. Pacini
Ocean City Maryland PD

January 15, 2010

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