Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer I Deriek W. Crouse

Virginia Tech Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer I Deriek W. Crouse

Thank you brother for your service. You are a hero that fought for our country and died to protect us on the home front. I will continue to pray for your family. May God comfort your family.

Corporal
UMBPF

December 10, 2011

Officer Crouse,
Thank you for you service and dedication to our country and the Blacksburg/VT community. Rest in peace, your brothers and sisters will take over your watch, and I know you will watch over them. The Hokie Nation will neVer forgeT you.

Stephen
VT Fan and Former Officer

December 10, 2011

May God grant you the ability watch over those that continue to protect and serve and may he give your family comfort during this holiday season. You did your job valiantly, we will take it from here.

Chad
Belk Loss Prevention

December 10, 2011

Officer Crouse,

Words cannot express how much respect and admiration I have for you, and now therefore your family. Although I never had the privilege of meeting you, I know that your service helped keep students, and citizens, safe. I thank you so much for that. I'm sorry that you had to lose your life in a senseless and heinous act of violence and I know that you are watching over us and your family from Heaven. Rest in peace, knowing that the Hokie Nation has welcomed your family into our lives and will continue to support your family.

Junior
Student at Virginia Tech

December 10, 2011

Officer Crouse,for your service to our country and law enforcement rest in peace you have earned it, for your family im so sorry for your loss, as a fellow campus police officer this is a numbing time.

Officer Vince Harlow
James Madison Police Dept.

December 10, 2011

Officer Crouse, rest in peace your service to our country and Va. Tech will not be forgotten, to your family i am so sorry for your loss, as a fellow campus police officer this is a numbing time, again you wont be forgotten.

Officer Vince Harlow
James Madison Police Dept.

December 10, 2011

Special prayers are being said for the family of Officer Crouse,and I send my heartfelt condolences to them also. Officer Crouse, thank you for your service to our Country, and for your service to the VT Community. Rest easy now, knowing you are a true hero. You will never be forgotten, and although I didn't know you personally, I am the Mother of a LEO, and cannot imagine what your family is enduring at this time.

Debbie
Proud Mother of a LEO

December 10, 2011

You will never be forgotten BROTHER. Thank you for serving not only your community but your country. Rest in peace.

Deputy P.S. Hobbs
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

December 10, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the dear family and friends of Officer Crouse. God Bless him for his service in the Military and the years of police service. Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

December 10, 2011

Thank you for protecting the Hokie Nation, one that I love so deeply. May you rest in peace and may your loved ones find strength in the difficult days ahead.

Mary D.
VT alum, Class of 2001

December 10, 2011

Thank you for your service Officer Crouse. Many think that there are no dangers for campus police but yet in the world we live in today, campus policing is just as dangerous as city or county policing.

Your brothers and sisters in blue have you and your family in prayers all across the world.

Thank you for protecting and serving others.

Chief
Tennessee

December 10, 2011

PRAYERS FOR YOUR LOVED ONES! REST IN PEACE BROTHER!

DETECTIVE
N.Y.P.D.

December 10, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer Crouse. All of us in public service can relate to the risks that are taken and daily we pray that none fall to them. Virginia Tech is a special community and the motto "Ut Prosim" is more than a slogan; it's a way of life for Hokies everywhere. God bless you and your family.

Assistant Chief Jim Talley (VT '85)
Shelburne Fire Department

December 10, 2011

God bless you and your family my Brother.

Francis Lindenbaum
Retired US Special Agent

December 10, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer Crouse. All of us in public service can relate to the risks that are taken and daily we pray that none fall to them. Virginia Tech is a special community and the motto "Ut Prosim" is more than a slogan; it's a way of life for Hokies everywhere. God bless you and your family.

Assistant Chief Jim Talley (VT '85)
Shelburne Fire Department

December 10, 2011

Rest in piece officer Crouse. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of god." -Matthew 5:9

J. Ward, Patrolman DSN 704
Leadwood Police Department

December 10, 2011

THE THIN BLUE LINE

Among us, sent down from heaven,
Are those that walk a Thin Blue Line, that's a given.
Like Guardian Angels to watch over me and you,
Are those that wear the uniform of blue.
We see them only as traffic stops,
We do not call them friends, just cops.
We pray we never have a chance meeting,
We never pass along a greeting.
But they are so much more than this,
They simply do not see the world as bliss.
But they look into the corners of our deepest fears,
They walk the beat, they wipe a tear.
They bring a message to our home,
When all is not well, and you are alone.
They come to us, no matter the need,
Handle the problem, complete the deed.
They lay their personal feelings aside,
They do their job, they have great pride.
And if one should fall, among life's things.
The badge they wear, turns into wings

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Katherine Raborn

Yvonne Henderson
Mother of VT student

December 10, 2011

Rest In Peace Officer Crouse. You are in Hokie Heaven looking down on us while continuing to keep a watchful eye out for things that may danger us. Thank you for all that you did for the Tech community, we are a better place because of it. You died while maintaining our motto of "Ut Prosim" and for that I am greatful. And just know that your wife and kids have all the support and prayers in the world from the strong and loving community that is Virginia Tech!

Leslie Broughman
Virginia Tech '11

December 10, 2011

Thank you Officer Crouse. You gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our campus, and for that we cannot thank you enough. As you join the Hokies in heaven trying to explain just what a Hokie is, we will always remember how you spent day after day protecting us from unseen threats. From the bottom of my heart thank you Officer Crouse!

A very thankful Hokie
Virginia Tech '12

December 10, 2011

Officer Crouse,

Words cannot express how thankful I am for your service to our students and community. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time, and the Hokies have gained another guardian angel to watch over us. May you rest in peace.

Jessica L. Beer
Virginia Tech Alum '06

December 10, 2011

The Final Inspection

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.

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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Lauren
Family of CCPD, Ca Ofc.

December 10, 2011

Officer Crouse, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.
REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police department

December 10, 2011

Officer Crouse,

Thank you for devoting your life to keeping us safe. Your service and commitment to the ideals of "Ut Prosim" are appreciated more than we can ever express with our words or our gestures. Our university and community will never forget the selfless sacrifices you have made to keep us safe. Your time on this Earth has passed, but know that your duty is far from over; you have become yet another person in heaven trying to explain just exactly what a Hokie is.

May you rest in peace.

Fellow Hokie
VT '11

December 10, 2011

Thank you so much for your service. I believe saw you an hour before, and you gave me such a genuine smile, even thought we have never met. Every time I think about this awful day, I will hold that vision close to my heart. I cannot express my gratitude towards you, VT police, Blacksburg officers, and every other person that risks his or her life to protect others. My heart goes out to the Crouse family, and you will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they know that they have an entire Hokie Nation to lean on, not just now, but for the rest of their lives. Thank you again. neVer forgeT.

VT Student, Class of 2014

December 10, 2011

To the Crouse Family, I am so sorry for your loss.
I hope you receive all the help you need to get through this rough time.

Thank you for serving VT Officer Crouse and keeping the people I love safe.

Girlfriend of VT Student

December 10, 2011

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