Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Chad Wesley Pritchard

Overton County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Chad Wesley Pritchard

In Honor And Respect, Deputy Sheriff Chad Pritchard, Sir, Thank You For Your Dedicated Service To Law Enforcement And Your Service To Our Country, United States Army... How You Left This Earth Is So Tragic And Devastating !!! You Were A Warrior Of Courage, Bravery, Honor And Greatness... The World Needs More Men Like You Deputy Chad Pritchard, You Are Honored And Remembered Today, Sir... Peace And Blessings To Your Family And To Those Who Knew You... May You Rest In Eternal Peace, Deputy Chad Pritchard...

Gail Mercado

April 6, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 10 anniversary in heaven. Thank you for you service

Mark Mottola

April 6, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Pritchard,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Iraq. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 6, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Pritchard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 24, 2019

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

Thank you so much for the nice things you have said about my uncle over the years. I miss him very much each day. It means so much to me that you guys world write such nice thoughtful things about him. He truly was a kindhearted man. I was young when I lost him but our memories still live in my mind and heart each day.

Kassie Brown

January 27, 2016

gone but never forgotten i will always remember you and i still wear the band with your name on it while i am on duty as reminder how quick and sad life is that i was talking to you before you went out on the search in the squad room rip brother

deputy with overton county sheriff department

March 17, 2014

Hey Pritch,

Just looking over our pictures from our deployment. You and your bald head haha... I miss you buddy you were one hell of a guy and a great friend. You are missed everyday. From the day i got to the unit in May-06 you showed me the correct way to be a soldier. Then our deployment together and you always stealing my computer while i was on guard and using all the battery life! Then roommates once we returned back. I love you man. Miss you brother. Always a hero in my eyes.

SGT Hood
US Army

January 9, 2014

Chad was a great guy, he was my partner and best friend. He was a great addition to the department and tried his best at all he did and was good at his job the short time he was with us on the road. Chad had a attitude that was needed in this line of work, I miss him dearly and wished that we could work one more beat together. It has been 3 years but his memory still lives on along with his achievements in life, I pray that one day I'll see you again my brother in blue, my side kick, and now my guardian angel.

Rest In Peace.

Deputy Ashley Tharp
Macon County Sheriff's Dept /Partner

July 15, 2013

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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 7, 2012

No words can express our sorrow for a great friend and fellow Solider. Friends are not giving, they are earned. To call Chad a friend is a honored. We one of the lucky ones to know you. We had alot of laughs together. We miss you brother

E-6 Livingston
Fellow soilder and friend

March 11, 2012

It's been a long time since our trips up and down Route Malibu during OIF 06-08. I definately remember watching all the UFC fights on the computer with you. You were a great Soldier and great friend. All that time in Iraq and you didn't get a scratch and then this. Miss you keep em straight up there.

1SG Chris McMillian
United States Army

March 8, 2012


Its been a long time. I remember OIF 06-08. I remember you helping me change the engine, transmission and transfer case in your truck. We could have talked for days about old cars. I remember coming to recover you after your IED strike, and you helped be rebuild your truck after that too.

Crazy how we made it through all of that crap, just for this to happen. Words cant express my sorrow. Thank you for your service, my friend. Know that you are missed, and I wish we had a hundred thousand more like you in the service.


SPC(P)Joshua C. Morrison
United States Army

March 8, 2012

To Deputy Chad Wesley Pitchard, his family and his fellow officers with the Overton County Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

April 6, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Pritchard,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in Iraq as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 27, 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 Deputy Pritchard. 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 Chad, 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 Chad's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Chad's life was about so much more than the way he died. Chad will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Pritchard, 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)

October 11, 2010

Thoughts and prayers to the Pritchard family for your tragic loss. As a parent I do know how you feel and please have comfort knowing that my heart felt prayers are with you. Condolences to the Sheriff's department, Overton County Community, family and friends.
God Bless
THP Father


August 4, 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

To the family and friends of Deputy Chad Pritchard and his fellow deputies:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Chad tragically died.

To the Pritchard family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Chad gave to his community and the citizens of Tennessee, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 6, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 25, 2010

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Pritchard,

Please accept the most heartfelt condolences from the men and women of the United States Border Patrol, Douglas, AZ station.

We will not forget Deputy Pritchard, and will continue in his stead, fighting evil for a better world. When one of us falls, all of us stumble, but we carry on in honor and memory of the fallen.

Chad, all is Code-4. Rest in peace, sir. We have it from here.

Douglas, AZ Station
United States Border Patrol

May 4, 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

May 3, 2010

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Chad Pritchard~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, Deputy Sheriff Pritchard.

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

May 3, 2010

Thank you for your service here and abroad. May God grant you eternal peace. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they will need during the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

May 2, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy Pritchard, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


April 25, 2010

Thank you for your dedicated service to our Great Nation and to Overton County. Your Family, Friends and the Overton County S/O will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in Peace Deputy

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office (FL)

April 23, 2010

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