Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John David Dryer

East Washington Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 19, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer John David Dryer

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

December 19, 2020

I'll Never Forget Our Year Together At CAL-X Police Academy Nov.1999 -Dec.2000. We Always Ate Lunch Together, Several In Our Group Of Older Guys, 30's to 40's. You were So Helpful And Kind To Everyone In Class. We All Wondered Why You Wanted To Be A Cop, Since You Were Already A Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine. You Wanted To Help And Serve Your Community In A Positive Way Likely On A Part-time Basis. I Was Devastated When I Heard The News. I Will Pray For Your Family. God Bless You Dave.

Jay Stutler O.I.C
Retired From Point Marion Police Dept.

December 8, 2020

I hope that your family has some peace this holiday season. Please know that you are not forgotten ...

Cpl. James Hughes
Mt. Lebanon Police Department

December 19, 2019

Thinking of you and your family... May the Lord bless them this holiday season...

Cpl James Hughes
Mt Lebanon Police Department

December 19, 2018

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 20, 2018

I always think about you this time of year. God's peace to your family...

Cpl James Hughes
Mt Lebanon Police Department

December 20, 2017

Dave, Although I only saw you several times a year, We had some good discussions. I appreciate what I was able to learn from you.

Wm Wolverton, Sgt (ret)
Allegheny County Police.

April 11, 2017

Just reminding you and your family that we are still thinking of you and your sacrifice. I am so sorry that you were lost in such a way I hope you have found peace. Spes in Virtute...

Cpl. James Hughesx
Mt. Lebanon Police Dept

December 20, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Dave Dryer. Thank you for your service to this country and your community, and for your sacrifice. Your family, friends & department are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of deep sorrow.

David Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department

December 19, 2015

Officer Dave--
Most intelligent man I ever knew, most selfless man I ever knew--what a terrible loss your death brought. Watch over us from heaven and help us now as you did when you were here.


November 29, 2015

Rest in Peace Dave. Thank you for your service to this country and your community, and for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. Your family, friends & department are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of deep sorrow.

David Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department

December 19, 2014

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

December 19, 2014

Ofc. Dreyer,
As yet another holiday passes with your family having an empty seat at the table, please feel the love and loss of your Brother Officers, who are even now, as I write this, burying another brother Officer in the cold of Ligonier. PA. You are not forgotten...nor will you be. Spes in Virtute.

Cpl. James Hughes
Mt. Lebanon Police Department

December 19, 2014

As the anniversary of you death passed, I visited the Beau Street exchange, which has been named in your honor. Please know that your sacrifice was not, nor shall it ever be forgotten...
spes in virtute

Cpl. James Hughes
Mt. Lebanon Police Department

December 20, 2013

Thank you for your service Officer Dryer. May you rest peacefully and watch over your loved ones from above.


May 15, 2013

John, I got to meet your parents during Police Week along with your brother, sister in law and nieces and nephews. What a wonderful family you have. They'll be okay, we'll watch over them and be there to catch them when they stumble. They told me a lot about you....what an amazing man you were, giving so freely of yourself for your community. You'll always be remembered and never forgotten... A true Hero in Heaven.

Kim Weigand
Central PA C.O.P.S. Mom of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008

June 8, 2012

John, I never knew you, but you were a fellow deputy in the PA Game Commission. You were one of us, those unsung heroes who preserve and protect our birds, mammals and their habitats for current and future generations. In addtion, you served your community as a police officer too. We're all proud to have known you and worked along side you. I honor your memory brother. God bless your family and God bless the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

David I Wright
Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer
Pennsylvania Game Commission

Serving on the thin green line.

April 2, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

February 24, 2012

Officer Dryer,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of East Washington Borough. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

February 6, 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 Officer Dryer. 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.

Officer Dryer, 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 nine 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)

February 3, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer John David Dryer and the East Washington Borough Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Dryer, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

January 13, 2012

Your family and PD are in our thoughts and prayers.

Det Sgt Russ Closs
Perkasie Borough PD

January 12, 2012

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

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

January 6, 2012

Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten

Lauren, Ca
Family of LEO

January 6, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

January 2, 2012

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