Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Ellen E. Engelhardt

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Reflections for Trooper Ellen E. Engelhardt

You fought the good fight my Sister. Now it is time to go home to your reward. God Bless you and all your family and friends.

Cpl. J. R. Howard
Montgomery County Police

June 1, 2011

May you find peace in knowing that she now walks with the angels. God bless!

Retired Sgt. Burns

June 1, 2011

Trooper Engelhardt:
I remember where I was on that sad day that the news came in about what had happend. I am saddend beyond belief that you were called to go Home. To have spent those remaining years in a coma is devastating, but I have to believe that you are in a better place now. Make your presence known to your daughter, so she knows you are allright. I know you can do this!!! Thank you so very much for keeping our highways and streets here in Mass safe.

To Your Daughter:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mere words do not help and even when you have warning the end is coming for your loved one, you still feel like you have been kicked real hard in the gut. Ive been there, twice, once was without warning and the other time I knew it was coming (that was with my husband) and it dosent ease the pain one bit whichever way the death goes down. Please take good care of yourself.

Lisa from Western MA
Caring supporter of all Officers and thier Families

June 1, 2011

My sympathies to the family of Trooper Englehardt and to her friends and colleagues. My heart goes out to her family. May she rest in peace.

SFC William L Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret/

June 1, 2011

Rest in Peace, Trooper, never forgotten, your journey over.

Marshal Randy L. Ford
Green Mt Falls Marshal's Office, CO

June 1, 2011

Rest easy now my Sister In Law, your watch on earth is now over. I pray God for His mighty hand to be on the family, and loved ones left behind.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County FL. Sheriffs Office

June 1, 2011

I knew Ellen when we both worked midnights and she was out of Bourne Barracks. We'd wind up at some of the same calls and always got on well.

I knew this day would come but it still was a shock to read it. RIP, my friend. 'Til we meet again...

Captain Charles Chandler
Plymouth MA PD (ret.); Univ So Miss PD (current)

June 1, 2011



June 1, 2011

Gods speed Ellen. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Hopefully one day the person that did this to you will pay more than they have thus far..

Cathy Porter Probation/Parole Officer

June 1, 2011

Bless you for service, security and dedication to your country. May God watch over your daughter and bless her. Godspeed.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews E.O.W. 9/30/2005

June 1, 2011

RIP Trooper Engelhardt... My prayers are with your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep your state safe... We have the watch now...

Reserve Deputy (GM2) Thao Barnes
Payne Co Sheriffs Office, Oklahoma (US Coast Guard)

June 1, 2011

Ellen was a good person to me. She helped me perform my Santa Duty's for Charity. Every morning she would see me should would wave and salute me with a smile. If i saw her in person she would say HO HO HO. When Rep Turner said to me that LT. Knott had requested that Exit 7 Ramp be named after her. We were so happy. The dedication was great. A True Tribute. As I close Ellen you are loved by all. You are true hero to me and to all. You will be missed i'm glad I knew you. Today I stopped by at Exit 7 today in Yarmouth and got out and touched your sign to say good by my friend. Your fellow troopers ill do my best to watch out for. Take care Steve

Stephen Boyson
U.S. Senator Scott Brown Constituent Services

June 1, 2011

For Trooper Ellen E. Engelhardt:

Our duty as law officers carries many risks and none is greater than working along side the highway where death or serious injury looms only a few feet away from passing vehicles. When an intoxicated operator slams into a patrol vehicle the normal tragedy has been compounded. No amount of criticism for offenders is ever enough, and neither is the punishment meted out.

We regret that our sister Ellen would forfeit her life in such an incident, and the long years of suffering and loss of joy among those who love her is yet another horrific consequence.

We pray for Ellen's family, friends, co-workers and all those who care about her. May they reach-out to one another in sharing their feelings. While our grief is intense our we can also rejoice that her suffering has come to an end.

We are proud to render Trooper Ellen Engelhardt, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

June 1, 2011

RIP sister Ellen.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

June 1, 2011

R.I.P. ELLEN. ALL MY PRAYERS FLY TO USA for YOU and your sister... I can guess theses last years were very difficult. Hope you find the Peace now. GOD BLESS you and your FAMILI - CO-WORKERS. SINCERELY Yours , Eric

principal Inspector Eric REMIENCE

June 1, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Massachusetts State Police. May you rest in peace.

Off. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

June 1, 2011

I have always been troubled by this incident. To my knowledge, this was her second incident of this type, and this time it took her life. She is a casualty of our system that allows someone to take someones life and walk away after doing what they call "doing time for the crime." In my opinion, not enought was paid for taking Trooper Ellen E.Engelhardt life! May God rest her in peace and comfort her family!.

George A. Andrade Jr., Captain
Middleborough Fire 'Dept.

Middleborough Fire Department

June 1, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you in these extreme times. May this dedicated officer rest in peace.

Firefighter Benny Craig
Wayne Township Vol. Fire Dept. Indiana

June 1, 2011

Watch over us sister as we carry on your beat here. God Bless you, and may God hold your family in his hand to heal.

Major Danielle Bradshaw-Lee
Maryland Transportation Authority Police

June 1, 2011

Our deepest condolences thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

May you now rest in peace.


June 1, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 1, 2011

Much love and prayers to Trooper Engelhardt's Family. She will now join a group of Heroes in Heaven. GSP Trooper LeCroy (EOW 12-27-2010) was there to greet her with his beautiful smile.

Priscilla Schuyler
Sister of GSP Trooper Chadwick LeCroy

June 1, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

June 1, 2011

Deepest condolences to Trooper Englehardt's family. She will be missed.

Officer Jeffrey Pullen (Ret)
Derry NH Police

June 1, 2011

You have served your community with honor, dignity, love and professionalism. Your huge heart and unfailing devotion will shine in Gods kingdom as you now serve with all of our heroic brothers and sisters who have also paid the ultimate in serving and protecting Gods children in their communities. Those left behind will care for your family and will keep your name and honor alive in memry for years to come. Rest in peace sister, give Jesus a hug for those of us still here. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

June 1, 2011

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