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Patrol Officer Elieser "Eli" Colonroche

Sanford Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Elieser "Eli" Colonroche

Rest in Peace

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

April 1, 2022

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Colonroche.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 5, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered and honored. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 5, 2020

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 22, 2018

The promise: Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful.

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

July 5, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 24, 2012

To my great friend and mentor SSG Eli Colonroche,

I am indeed truly sorry to read this epitaph for you.
It was a real honor to have served our country with
you at Ft.Bragg and in Lt.America. Thank you for the
recommendations, and showing me the ropes as a
young NCO in an airborne unit. For those who never
knew you as a para, I can attest to your bravery and
pure love of jumping out of military aircraft, often under
less than optimum conditions.

As it seems, you were a real hero as a police office in NC
too. But then again, that is who you were ... never gave
up, never backed down. Thanks for watching my 6 in
Panama, bro!

En paz descanse, mi amigo!

Marty Parsons
21st MP Co (Airborne)

January 31, 2012

To the family and friends of Officer Eli Colonroche, his fellow officers, and most especially to Eli:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and to your country for your military service in the US Army. You will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Eli was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Eli's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

This was your family's first Christmas without you. They are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Eli gave to his community and the citizens of my home state of North Carolina, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 5, 2011.

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

December 28, 2011

SSG Colonroche I am so sorry that this had to happen. You were always the guy with the ready smile and the eager expression back in the day at the 118th. You were a joy to know and my life was a better place for having shared just a small slice with you. Take care brother and may God bless your family.

SGT Jeff Garren
118th Military Police (Airborne) 82'-83'

December 17, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance 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 Colonroche. 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 Eli 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 Eli's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Eli's life was about so much more than the way he died. Eli will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Colonroche, 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 fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half 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)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 7, 2011

Dad you showed me alot of great things in life. You showed me how life was supposed to be lived. I will follow your example and hopefully teach my children the same life lessons you taught me. Thank you for everything. I love you so much and i miss you. Rest in peace now dad you deserve it.

SPC Eliecer W. Colonroche

December 6, 2011

Dude out times on the road, were times that i will never forget. We love you and we miss you! Rest in Peace!

Deputy Karlik Hill
Lee County Sheriff's Office

November 11, 2011

I served with you in the 118th and I remember it well. Thank you for your life long dedication and service to this great nation we call America. There is a place for you in the sky with the Greatest Master Blaster of all times. RIP Jumpmaster...

Sgt. Douglas Borst
118th MP Co. (ABN)

September 13, 2011

Bless you my Brother-In-Arms. May you rest with the Angels.
Served together @ Ft Bragg, NC in the 118th MP Co in the late 70's early 80's. R.I.P. my friend

Sp4 Mark Williams
US Army retired

September 13, 2011

Best friend the new guy at the unit (529th MP CO)could ever meet RIP Brother you will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family

Raymond Riley
529th mp co.

August 16, 2011

Officer Colonroche,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community-but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 3, 2011

Your tour is over. May you rest in peace. Proud to have served with you at Bragg. You were one of the best friends I had during my military time and I will never forget you. Your family will be in our prayers.

Sergeant Michael Kyrouac
Illinois State Police

July 31, 2011

God Bless, Our thought and prayers are with you, your Family and fellow Officers of the Sanford PD.

MSG E.L Hall
US Army

July 30, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2011

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer II Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

July 15, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

July 14, 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

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Officer Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

July 13, 2011

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