Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer J. Christopher Kilcullen

Eugene Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, April 22, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer J. Christopher Kilcullen

"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." Thanks for your dedication and service to law enforcement. You will be greatly missed.

Rachel Panter
Bandon Police

April 25, 2011

I started my public safety career 20 years ago as a 9-1-1 calltaker and police dispatcher with the City of Eugene. I have many great memories of ride-alongs and just day-to-day interactions with Eugene police officers which eventually led me to enter law enforcement. The folks who knew and loved Chris Kilcullen will never know how many people his life positively affected, as those EPD officers did for me years ago. Our agency has had its own share of tragedy in the last several years, including losing a young trooper to gunfire this past December, so the numbing effect of an incident like this is well-known to us. Sincere condolences to EPD and Chris' loved ones, and a big "thank you" to Officer Kilcullen. 3-7-77

Trooper Toman L. "Toby" Baukema
Montana Highway Patrol - Billings

April 25, 2011

Ride on, Motorman.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family.

PFC William G. Brett
Fairfax County Police/Motor Squad

April 25, 2011

Chris was an inspiration and a truly good person. As so many have witnessed, he was down to earth and approachable. He had kind words for everyone, even if others were critical of him or the department he served. He was one of the reasons I was able to keep my head up in so many situations. He had a way to make you smile when skies were grey and everywhere he went, his face was radiant with joy. His demeanor displayed a character that had no bias and he treated everyone with dignity. Oh world, what a loss! The heavens will be getting a righteous warrior. To the family (EPD and immediate), claim God's promise found in John 14:1-3, which reads, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also". Rest in love, borther in Christ! Aloha, Keith Autele.

Keith Autele

April 25, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Kilcullen today and always. Rest in Peace Sir!

Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 25, 2011


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


Author Unknown

Rest in Peace, Motorman…

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano Pd Plano, TX

April 25, 2011

God Bless Off. Kilcullen. My thoghts and prayers to Officer Kilcullen's family, friends, and department. Rest In Peace Brother. Thank You for your dedicated service to your community.

Sgt.Eric Whitman Toledo,Oh P.D.

April 25, 2011

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Kilcullen. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

April 25, 2011

Thank you for your ultimate service! God Bless and God's Speed my brother!

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

April 25, 2011

Prayers go out to his family and fellow officers.

Ofc. George Burton
Columbus (Oh.) Police Dept. motorcycle unit

April 25, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

April 25, 2011

Rest in peace brother, may the Lord be with your family and friends. You are a warrior keep up the battle from above

Asheboro Police NC

April 25, 2011

Godspeed to Officer Kilcullen and may the Lord be with your family, friends and co workers during their time of great need.
Thank you for your service!

Judith L. Mock, widow

April 25, 2011

Officer Kilcullen,
Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

April 25, 2011

RIP Officer Kilcullen. Praying for Family, friends, and fellow officers.


April 25, 2011

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Chris Kilcullen, and the Eugene P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Kilcullen, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

April 25, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

April 25, 2011


K. Brooks
Houston PD

April 25, 2011

Heros will never be forgotten.

Cpl Cole Britton
Lincoln County SO Sheriff's Office

April 25, 2011

To the friends and family of Officer Kilcullen we would like to express our deepest sympathies and condolences. Officer Kilcullen's dedication to service will not be forgotten.

Session 50
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Academy

April 25, 2011

Rest in Peace my brother. Go walk the streets of gold. Thank you so much for your sacrifice. You were a great man!

Sgt Dan Cheadle
Oblong Il Police Dept

April 25, 2011

to the family of officer chris kilcullen, there are no words to express how i feel for your huge loss..please know that he is always with you..also,my heart is with mrs kilcullen and her two children,, and parents of the officer,, may god bless and comfort you at this very hard a person that grew up with police officers in my family and have the utmost respect for your husband officer chris kilcullen's line of work. im no one you know just someone that was deeply moved by this tragic story. my heart felt simpathies too your family..judy f.

judy f

April 25, 2011

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

Officer Kilcullen, 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 eight years and 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)

April 24, 2011

Officer Kilcullen, rest in peace. May your sacrifice never be forgotten.

Michael Long
Criminal Justice Student

April 24, 2011

God's blessings to Officer Kilcullen, his family and the Eugene Police Dept. Our thoughts and prayed are with you...

D.B. Schram, Parole Officer
Josephine County Parole/Probation

April 24, 2011

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