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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

Words cannot explain the sadness and anger that is felt right now. We are losing too many Officers. My prayers are with the family, both blue and blood. Thank you for your years of service and dedication. RIP my brother in blue!

Patrolman - Robert Lusk
Spring Garden Twp Police- York, Pa

December 19, 2011

I am praying for Officer Dryer's family and co-workers.

Sergeant Tim Stringer
Dewey, Oklahoma Police Department

December 19, 2011

"Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called sons of GOD." Matthew 5:9

SPO A. Goldman
Austin Police Department (Austin, Texas)

December 19, 2011

Officer Dryer,
Well done my friend. You have given the ultimate sacrifice but you defined a true hero with your dedication and service. It's a great pain to find another brother has fallen and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family and colleagues. The law enforcement brotherhood has physically lost another one but have gained an angel to guide us each day forward.

Rest easy, brother. Rest easy.

Officer A.J. Lombardo
East Hempfield Twp. P.D., Lancaster County, PA

December 19, 2011

My heart breaks hearing this news. My sincere prayers go out to each and everyone.

Chaplain Don Hipple
Virginia Beach Police Dept.

December 19, 2011

My heart breaks hearing this news. My sincere prayers go out to each and everyone.

Chaplain Don Hipple
Virginia Beach Police Dept.

December 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Sir..............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Police Dept. Tx.

December 19, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Dryer during this tragic time.

Rebecca Guenther
U.S. Probation Officer, Pittsburgh, PA

December 19, 2011

To Officer Dryer's Family:

There are no words of comfort, I am so sorry that this senseless act had to happen to all of you. May John now let you know that he is safe from harm and watching over everyone, as I believe that my husband did the same for me.

To Officer Dryer:

I am saddend and in tears about the way you had to leave this earth. May you punch a hole thru this world to let your family know that you are ok and will be watching over them. I know you can do this.

I salute you Sir for your years of service and bravery. GodSpeed...

Lisa from Western MA.
Caring and Supportive citizen to all Hero's and their Families

December 19, 2011

Rest In Peace. God Bless your family and friends.

Concerned Citizen
PA resident

December 19, 2011

May you rest in peace. My prayers go out to the entire community and your family.

Parole Agent K. Williams
Pa Board of Probation and Parole

December 19, 2011

RIP brother.

Shelby County TN

December 19, 2011



December 19, 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

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Timothy J. Barbusio, Sr.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2011

Officer John Dryer, words cannot even begin to describe the devastation your family is going through. May the good Lord be there for comfort as you watch over them. Rest assured, your fellow brothers and sisters of law enforcement will carry on in your honor. Thank you for your dedication and passion to our profession and your community. Rest in peace brother.

Ofc Michael Bernard
Richfield Township Police Department, Davison MI

December 19, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother Dryer. May God's speed be with you and your family, and colleagues as he guides you through this tragic and senseless loss.

Cpl K-9 Dan J Martin
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2011

R.I.P dear sir. Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice. Your death is not in vain. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the EWBPD and your family at this troubling time.

Chaplain Paul Grady
Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN

December 19, 2011

My wife and I want you to know that our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Officer Dryer's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. Rest In Peace Officer Dryer for you were taken from us far too soon but we will carry on for you…

SGT Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

December 19, 2011

God's peace and speed Officer Dryer. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

December 19, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the East Washington Borough Police Department. May you rest in peace.

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

December 19, 2011

God bless you, brother. May God also bless your brethren and family during this trying time.

Gregory Kral, Police Officer (Retired)
Miami-Dade Police Dept. FL

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your fellow officers.

PO Retired James J. Scanlon
North American SWAT Training Assoc

December 19, 2011

To the Family, Friends, and Colleagues of Officer Dryer,

Please know that many, many people respect the work that Officer Dryer did not only in his professional life but also in his personal life.

This is a terrible tragedy!

People who hear this story pray for his family.

(And without question also to the other Officer who was injured.)

Best Wishes!

Rick Johnson

Dr. Richard G. Johnson
Concerned Citizen

December 19, 2011

Your community will forever feel your gift of valor and desire to keep them safe. GOD, through the Holy Spirit, will take you, in your peace, to a far better resting place........Thank-you for your Honor

Don Sutton(aka Horr)
Son of Fallen Officer David Horr

December 19, 2011

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