Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Andrew C. Baldridge

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Reflections for Trooper Andrew C. Baldridge

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

September 30, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 4, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Andrew C. Baldridge of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 3, 2018

Thank you for having the depth of character to serve and to protect your community. I pray that you rest in peace with our Lord forever.

Mr. J Raymond

February 4, 2017

Went to my first Ohio State game at The Shoe this weekend. You would have loved to be working on those sidelines. Kim was with me. We miss you.

Dispatcher Jen Burns
Parma Police / Fire

November 23, 2014

You are not forgetten! In 2011 I did the police unity tour for you, was honored to meet your proud and beautiful mom. I wore the memorial bracelet with your name for 2 years and never took it off. It now sits displayed on my dresser so you are never forgotten!

Kim Wingard

September 18, 2014

Andy was a very good guy he made me smile when him and my brother Jeffrey laughed Andy brought love to people and the community i will not forget you Andy thank you for every thing you have done for us i just wish i could have been there so you and Jeffrey could have done guy thing together you were his best friend he loves you .you wont ever be forgotten i love you Andy to his mother and father your son was an amazing son you raised him the way he was thank you for bring him in this world .

jennifer lewis
friend of andy's

September 16, 2013

When my older sister told me he had died my heart felt like it had hit the ground like a bolder. I am a four years late on this, wish i would have thought of it sooner. I am so happy to see people still showing their support still. I remember goin' to IGA talkn' to him. Made me happy to see all the support for Andy. This is late I know but, my condolences go out to Mrs. Baldridge, Paige and all the rest of the Baldridge family and friends of Andy's.
And as Sgt. T. J. Jones of the Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio said. Gone but never forgotten.

Jeffrey Lewis
Good friend of Andy's

September 14, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

February 4, 2013

Had the privilige of being in the academy with this fine gentleman, always a smile and a kind word. And no one could sing cadence like Andy! Rest well Brother.

Lucas #66

January 27, 2013

Thanks for your heroism and service to the state of Ohio. God bless. You are a true hero. Godspeed

Ofc. D Walker
West Jefferson (Ohio) PD

May 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 2nd 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 who 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

February 4, 2012

I love you and miss you so much Andy. I am looking forward to our family vacation this year in "God's Country" (Lake Cumberland, KY) with all of your close friends and their families. I know it was your spot, but it will not be the same because you are not there. Please be with all of us during that emotional time.

This weekend your family embarked on a very emotional journey to DC to visit the memorial of fallen officers around the country. Sadly your name was added and although it was very emotional it is a great reminder of your passion and love for OSHP.

I thank God everyday I was able to embark on a journey with you and your love will be with me forever. You have truly made me who I am today, and I can't wait until we meet again. God gave me an amazing guardian angel, one that I know will be riding shotgun with me until we meet again <3 Love you heaps Andy, with my whole heart forever and ever!

<3 Paige

May 15, 2011

In just a little more than 3 weeks myself, my spouse, 5 individuals from my dept and one DNR officer will be enbarking on an awesome trip. We are joining approximately 400 other officers and family members in Chesapeake VA and riding to Washington DC to the Police memorial in rememberance of Officer like your son Who gave their lifes in the line of duty to others. We are part of Law Enforcement United and each of us has been given an Officer to Honor and it is my pleasure to be riding for Trooper Andrew C. Baldridge. We are assigned the names randomly and oddly enough I am orignally from Conneaut Ohio approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from Sandusky and I am so honored to be riding for him. I have a 20 year old son and can only image the amount of grief you must feel. I am hoping the family will be able to attend the detication of Troopers Andrew Baldridge on the Police Memorial. It would also be an Honor to be able to meet the family if possible. With condolences and deep sypathy I ride for Trooper Baldridge also with great respect and honor for his sacrifice of himself and his family.

Cpl Melissa Buck
Manning SC City Police

April 15, 2011

Rest in Peace Trooper.

Michigan State Police

April 3, 2011

Our families thoughts and prayers are with you, Andrew, your family, friends, and co workers at the Bucyrus Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Its unbelieveable that it has been one year already! May you rest in peace and may God give your family, friends, & co workers the guidance and peace that they need to move on. God bless you all!

Kylee Uran

February 5, 2011

The first anniversary of you being called away from duty has arrived. All of your loved ones and close friends are in my thoughs. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 4, 2011

To Trooper Andrew C. Baldridge, his family and his fellow officers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

February 4, 2011

Andrew, you are thought of often and missed very much. I wish you were here to brighten everyone's day especially that of your family. It hurts to see how sad they are without you. Tragedy has struck your hometown again. It just reminds everyone of their loss of you too.

Please keep looking out for us down here and help out those in Carey. Yuo will forever be missed. By all of us at Post 17.


July 8, 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 Baldridge. 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 Andrew, 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 Andrew's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Andrew's life was about so much more than the way he died. Andrew will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper Baldridge, 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)

July 5, 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



April 27, 2010

Trooper Baldridge,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Ohio. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 17, 2010

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire Ohio State Highway Patrol. May peace be with you all as you mourn the loss of Trooper Baldridge. We grieve with you and know that your hero will never be forgotten. To Trooper Baldridge's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lauren Yanez
Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

April 13, 2010

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, Courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

Rest in peace Trooper Baldridge, we will never know the reason of a life taken at such an young age we must just keep the faith.


April 1, 2010

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