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

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

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the East Washington Borough Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Department

December 19, 2011


Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2011

May you and your family find peace in this time of grief.

Ofc. S.E. Gibbs
Blount Island Police Department USMC

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace Dave ,we have the watch now.I'll miss you.

Ptlm George S. Galish
Smith Twp. Police Dept Washington Co.

December 19, 2011

RIP Officer Dryer, thank you for your service.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

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.

Joseph Lucas FF/EMT
Claysville VFD - PA

December 19, 2011

May you lie asleep in the arms of the Lord until we are all together again. Deepest condolences from Texas.

Deputy Chief Dan Gabehart
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, TX

December 19, 2011

May You Forever Rest in Peace Brother.

Sergeant Matthew Mendenhall
Berks County Sheriff

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Dryer. Deepest condolences are extended from my family to yours.

A. Harrison, SrPO, County of San Diego
and mother of SDPD officer

December 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer Dryer. Thank you for your service.

Officer S. Kosanovich
Scott Township Police Department (PA)

December 19, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Dryer, his family, friends, and the entire East Washington Borough Police Department. Thank you for your service Officer Dryer. We've got the watch from here.

Fredericksburg Police Department (VA)

December 19, 2011

Je correspond par Facebook avec John Mandarino policier à Monessen J'ai 58 ans 34 ans de police derriére moi et en retraite depuis 4 ans Malheureusement en France, peu de gens prennent vraiment conscience de la mort d'un policier
J'espére que ce n'est pas la même chose aux USA En tout cas,
j'ai une pensée profonde pour ce policier et des projets de priéres pour lui sa famille et ses amis

Brigadier-Chef Yves COLIN

December 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother.

Alvin Dumas

December 19, 2011

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 got 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." - Author Unknown

God bless you and your family and the rest of us who serve and protect.

Police Officer Pampena

December 19, 2011

I read this in such sorrow for this officers family, and friends. As one of your countless brothers in Blue, as I work the interstate everyday. I know you will be looking after all of us down here from the heavens. Peace be with you.

Lieutenant T. Guillot
Washington Police Department, Louisiana

December 19, 2011

My prayers to the family. This perps action has forever changed this time of year for his family. No more will it be a happy joyous time of year, Xmas will always be the time where we lost our Dad, Husband and good friend. God Speed on your journey home Brother.

Lt. Mark J Dempsky

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace Brother. We'll take it from here.

Officer Craven
Silver Spring Township (PA) Police Dept.

December 19, 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

December 19, 2011

So many senseless deaths, I will miss you Dave, My thoughts and prayer go to your parents and son. I am sure you are up there patroling the golden roads and taking care of all the animals souls. RIP

A. Harton

December 19, 2011

May God be with you and your family in this time. Thoughts and Prayers from Virginia Tech Community.

J.W. Miles

December 19, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer John Dryer, his fellow officers, and most especially to Officer Dryer:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and 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 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. To John's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share his parents anquish in losing a beloved child which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service John gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 19, 2011.

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

December 19, 2011

Another senseless killing of a peace officer at Christmas. May the good Lord watch over you and protect your family and friends as they pass through these dark days ahead. Thank you Officer Dryer for your sacrifice and selfless service to us all.

Karen Highbarger
Mom-Officer Christopher Nicholson EWO: Dec. 19, 2007

December 19, 2011

Thoughts and prayers to the family of Officer Dryer and also to his fellow officers. Rest in Peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice.

James W. Chabalie, 911 Telecommunicator
Allegheny County 9-1-1, Pittsburgh, PA

December 19, 2011

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