Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer David Lamar Curtis

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Reflections for Officer David Lamar Curtis

My thoughts and prayers are with the family , friends and coworkers of Officer Curtis. I did not have the pleasure of knowing him personally , but from what everyone is saying he was a great officer, father, husband.
Rest in peace sir....

ann greco

July 2, 2010

You have paid the ultimate sacrafice, for that I am thankful and sorry at the same time. This event is just another sad example of how nothing we do is routine.

The spirit of a hero never dies, so live on and watch over all of our brothers in blue. We need you now more then ever. Take care brother...

Police Officer
Detroit Police Deptartment

July 2, 2010

May God bless your soul for your service to the community. I pray your family and fellow officers are comforted knowing others care and are remembering you and them in prayer.

Deputy from Washington


July 2, 2010

Officer Curtis,

You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace brother. My prayers go out to you, your family, and the Tampa Police Department.

Deputy J. Kroening
Monroe County Sheriff's Office Florida Keys

July 2, 2010

As we lay you and Jeff to rest on Saturday know that your family in blue will be here for your family forever. Watch over everyone out there hunting for justice for you both. Rest in peace and thank you for your sacrifice.

Officer Jamielynn Pope
Tampa Police Department

July 2, 2010

David and Jeff,
To two amazing officers who kept myself and my partner Koda very busy on the night shift. Until we meet again my brothers.

Sandy and Koda

MPO K9 Sandy Learned
Tampa Police Department

July 2, 2010

Rest in peace,your work here is done. May the lord protect your family and The Officers of Tampa.

Sgt. Robert Martin #87

July 2, 2010

RIP my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 1, 2010

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten..............

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

July 1, 2010

Line of Duty
There is a hole in the Blue Line today
We lost a dear family member in gray.
Down in the “Line of Duty” he went
His full time here not yet fully spent.

His family and friends, they now gather near
To remember how it was, when he was here.
With sliding tear and trembling smile,
We know we won’t see him again for a while.

We reminisce and laugh a bit
At the thought of him not getting into it
With other gray brothers and sisters too
Chasing the bad ones and catching them too.

Now the Bagpipes are silent and the quiet descends
We know that our time with him never truly ends.
We feel him near on our daily patrols
Sitting there watching as our day unfolds.

But we know as we go along driving our beat
There is an angel there in the passengers seat.
Guiding our thoughts and our hands through the day
Keeping us clear of harm’s deadly way.

There is a hole in the Blue Line today
We lost a dear family member in gray.
Down in the “Line of Duty” he went
His full time here not yet fully spent.

Deputy A. Gates
RCSO -011704

Deputy A. Gates

July 1, 2010

Thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice. Your courage will never be forgotten. I pray you rest in peace. Go with God, my brother. Peace be to your family and friends.

"When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge." Proverbs 14:32

Deputy Alaina Thompson
Columbia County Sheriffs Office

July 1, 2010

Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Sgt. G. T. Martin
Collier Co. S.O. (FL)

July 1, 2010

May your sleep be sweet, May your loved ones know the comfort of The Lord and may your children know that their daddy was the bravest and the best.
Thank you for your service


July 1, 2010

My prayers go out to you and your family. You will never be forgotten by the thin blue line. Rest in Peace

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

July 1, 2010

You were a dedicated professional taken far too soon. Your heroism will not be forgotton. Rest in peace. Our sympathy goes out to your family in this time of tragedy.

Sergeant Tim Bedwell
North Las Vegas Police Department

July 1, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Jeffrey David Curtis and the Tampa Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Curtis, for your service.

national police wives association

July 1, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Curtis. My sympathies to your family and coleagues.

SFC William L. Farrell
US Army Military Police Ret.

July 1, 2010

Mrs. Curtis and kids,

Please know that as I watched the news unfold my heart broke all over again knowing that another family would go through the senseless tragedy that we continue to live. Chad and I were married for 12 years and have two sons, CJ age - 9 & Caden age- 5. Chad always told me if something happened that we would be okay, but I didn't understand the brotherhood of law enforcement until after he was shot.

There are very few days that someone from the department doesn't check on us to see how we are doing or if we need anything. Not many people can actually say I understand and truly grasp the reality of the statement, however, I truly understand the heartache you are going through. The scumbag who shot your husband and daddy should never have been released from prison. There is something seriously wrong with our justice system.

I know words are only words, but I truly mean this - if you need anything, please e-mail or call me anytime. July 14th will be 6 months that Chad has been gone and yet it seems like yesterday. Just remember to take things very slowly and only worry about one day at a time putting one foot in front of the other.

The shock has worn off for us, but the ache remains. We are managing to try to get back to as normal a life as possible, but it will never be the same. Again, my heart just breaks for you and the pain you are feeling. No one can describe that pain unless you have felt it. However, I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ and through prayers from many and prayers of my own we are walking in faith. God did not bring us this far to turn his back on us. We must continue to be faithful servants.

Chad and I always found hope in Psalm 27:1-14 and our pastor preached Chad's funeral based on John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." Remembering this has given me hope.

Please call me if you ever want to talk or to let our kids play. Kids don't always know how to verbalize pain, but they can communicate well with other kids - especially those who can truly relate to their situation.

With sincere love and prayers,

Holly Reed
Widow of Captain Chad Reed, Sr.
E.O.W. 1-14-2010
54-6 "Our Hero - Forever in our Hearts"

e-mail: [email protected]
ph#: 352-498-7621

Holly Reed
Widow of Capt. Chad Reed, E.O.W. 1-14-2010

July 1, 2010

Our pryers to our brothers and sisters in Tampa and Officer David Curtis,s
family. He will never be forgotten. God bless each and everyone of you.

Lyndell & Elizabeth Taylor
Parents of
Deputy Sheriff Morris Lyn Taylor
EOW 9-14-2002


July 1, 2010

Rest in peace, brother.

Just A Cop

July 1, 2010

Rest in peace brother....To Officer David Curtis I render a final salute.

North Greenbush, NY PD

July 1, 2010

Rest in peace brother, you will not beforgotten by the thin blue line. You have served your country and community well.

Ofc. Charles Robson (ret)
ormond beach police dept.

July 1, 2010

Rest in peace and thank you for your decision to serve and give of yourself so that others might safe. You, your family and your fellow officers are in my thoughts and prayers. I have also felt your pain and take comfort in the thought that we will all be together again.

MPO M.O. Miller #2263
Dekalb County PD, Georgia

July 1, 2010

On behalf of the 6,183 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Curtis’ family as well as the members of the Tampa Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

July 1, 2010

May God comfort your family and friends during this tragic time. Your service will never be forgotten. RIP.

Deputy Alonso

July 1, 2010

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