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Lieutenant Eric Lewis Shuhandler

Gilbert Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Reflections for Lieutenant Eric Lewis Shuhandler

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 5, 2018

There are no Old and no Bold Warriors. Bless you and all of your loved ones. Wings of angels my friend. Rest in Peace w/ all of the angels that care and love us all.

Jude
US Navy Seabee
State of Arizona
November 27, 2017

Howard/Krum
State of AZ/Phoenix Police Department

November 27, 2017

It's crazy how often I see the numbers 747 in my daily activities. Continue looking over us and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. 7 years has gone by fast.

Police Officer

August 12, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

January 29, 2017

This was the first funeral I attended as a newer Police Officer. This still holds very close to my heart as I watched his two daughter from a distance. At the time I was also a single father of two little girls. It hit me very deep and I often think of Eric. Even though I did not know him personally the memory of this day stays with me to keep me coming home to my daughters. Rest easy Sir. We have the watch from here.

Officer Justin Deaton
Payson Police Department

March 13, 2016

Everyone wishes we would wake up and that this was just a bad dream. It isn't and the reality still haunts us. Gilbert remembers.

N/A
Father of Gilbert PO

January 28, 2015

Thinking of you today as I listen to radio traffic of the pursuit of your killers. Rest in peace my friend.

Lieutenant Tim Bedwell
North Las Vegas Police Department

November 1, 2014

Had occasion to pass by your final resting place today while at the cemetery for other business. You great sacrifice is remembered. May you rest in peace.

PKS
n/a

September 11, 2014

Those two suspects should of been killed in that gun battle instead of wounded. Big disrespected shooting an officer. RIP Lewis.

Security

December 6, 2013

shalom to you and your family. you did your best, now time to rest.

wish i had known you as another Jewish police officer. shma yisrael adoni elahanu

detective retired martin greenberg
newark nj police department

October 2, 2013

Even though the time has passed by, I never forgot the efforts of the lieutenant to carry out his duty. Rest in peace brother
May God continue to comfort your family. Sholam

Marty Greenberg, detective retired
Newark, NJ Police

April 16, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 27, 2013

Eric

I always enjoyed working with you. You were truly an inspiration, you always were willing to help any way you can. Always great memories with you down at the ALEA. You made this world a better place to be. Whenever I'm on a high mountain or difficult trail, your memory is with me. We will never Forget!

Ofc Paul Hermans
Peoria AZ PD

January 16, 2013

Shu--not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts. Thank you for what you did and who you were. You were definitely one of a kind.

473

March 12, 2012

Dear Eric,

I never met you, but wish I had. I have heard all about you as I am the proud father of a Gilbert Police Officer.

They remember and honor you everyday with their actions and thoughts. They wear your badge number on their uniforms, some have tatooed it on their arm.

More importantly they honor you with their work ethic, and dedication to duty in serving the community.

While all were heroes on January 28, 2010 as some of your brothers tried to save you and others hunted and captured your killers, they all wish it was a bad dream.

Gilbert remembers, your brothers in blue remember. You will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Father of Gilbert PD Officer
Parent of Gilbert Officer

January 29, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today

.Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 28, 2012

Eric,

I saw that today was your birthday, and reading the birthday
wishes from your family and other friends at GPD, actually brought tears to my eyes.
Their sentiments are a tribute to the great person and officer you were.

It was an honor knowing and working with you for a few years before I ended up on disability.

I hope you're having one heck of a party up their with the other Angels.

Gone from this world, but forever in our hearts.

Sam Samora
Gilbert PD

July 27, 2011

We think of you every time we are at that intersection. Gilbert remembers.

Gilbert Resident

April 1, 2011

Another hero remembered. You are not forgotten sir.

Anonymous

January 28, 2011

To Lt. Eric Lewis Shuhandler, his family and his fellow officers with the Gilbert Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Lt. Shuhandler’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Lt. Shuhandler and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

January 28, 2011

Gilbert PD and the EV's officers did you proud today with their showing at the sentencing of the driver. Rest well - they won't let you down

Friend
Tempe PD

October 15, 2010

I was browsing blutube when I came across audio of the night you passed. I listened to the radio traffic and 911 calls as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice you have made for your brothers and sisters in blue and the community you served. Though we have never met in person in a way we know each other. We have it from here, RIP Sir.

Officer Wells #1258
Scottsdale PD

October 7, 2010

Eric,
You were the kind of friend who made all of us laugh.You looked out for me anytime I was in trouble or needed someone to watch my back.Yiou had the best sense of humor.
You will be truly missed by all.I will miss you and you will never be forgotten.
sincerely,Becky

rebecca
college friend

September 7, 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 Lieutenant Shuhandler. 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 Eric, 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 Eric's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Eric's life was about so much more than the way he died. Eric will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Lieutenant Shuhandler, 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 27, 2010

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