Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal John Ray Kendall

Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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Reflections for Corporal John Ray Kendall

Cpl Kendall,
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 USMC during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

August 9, 2021

Thank you for your service

Nick mottola

August 9, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 9, 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 18, 2018

Thank you so very much for your sacrifice & service. Men like you who fight the daily crime to ensue our Saftey. R.I.P.

Citizen of Shreveport, La. Who cares wha

August 9, 2015

Cpl. Kendall,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as an LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in Vietnam. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

August 9, 2013

Thank you for all your service Sir, A true american Hero you were, RIP Now.

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

February 23, 2012

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

Corporal Kendall, 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 :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 14, 2011

To the family and friends of Corporal John Kendall, his fellow officers, and most especially to John:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and to your country as a Marine ,and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace. Semper Fi.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when John 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. My son was also his brother in green as well as in blue.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service John gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana , and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 9, 2011.

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

November 25, 2011

I would like to say on behalf of the Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police, our prayers and thoughts are with you, your friends and loved ones. God Speed Brother……AC

Pennsylvania State Police

October 23, 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

October 7, 2011

Big John, I miss the nights we worked together. I'm sure you are embraced in God's arms.

Sgt. JeremyPolozola
Baton Rouge Police Department

September 29, 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 Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

September 18, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Department

September 13, 2011


You are an insperation to many who served with or knew you. God speed, you will be missed.

Lieutenant Jason Bettis
Jacksonville, NC Police Dept

September 9, 2011

Cpl. Kendall,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Louisiana. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 5, 2011

Rest in peace, Corporal Kendall. May your family, friends, and extended law enforcement family at the Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police, find comfort during this terrible time.

Reserve Sergeant L. Brown
Rainier Police Department

August 24, 2011

God please be with the family, friends, and loved ones in these very difficult times. Rest easy my Brother in Law, as your watch on this earth is over.......

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

August 22, 2011

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and close friends during this difficult time. Thank you for such a long career dedicated to helping others. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 18, 2011

RIP Cpl. Kendall thank you for your service. Thoughts and Prayers for family and fellow officers.



August 17, 2011

Cpl. Kendall, for all the service you have given to the citizens of Louisiana, you are truly a hero. Though you are gone from this life physically, you will nevery really leave so long as those who know and love you keep you alive in their minds and hearts.

Rest in Peace, Brother, and may God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 16, 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

August 16, 2011

Corporal Kendall RIP. Thank you for a career in protecting others. May God Bless your family and friends. RIP friend.

Angie Farris
former Indianapolis PD

August 16, 2011



August 14, 2011

Rest in Peace my friend. You will always be remembered by your brothers in Blue. God bless you and your family.

Retired Detective Frank DeMarco

August 14, 2011

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