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 Officer Dryer

Detective Richard A. Yochus, Jr.
City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

December 19, 2011

May you rest in peace and god bless you brother in blue

Lt J.P.

December 19, 2011

May you rest in peace my brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and fellow officers.

Ptlm. M. Krocsko
North Strabane Township Police

December 19, 2011

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace and condolences to your parents and son and all of those who knew and loved you.


December 19, 2011

The Final Inspection

The Police Officer stood and faced his God which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now you 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 shoulders and said No Lord I guess I ain't,
Cause those of us that carry guns can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was tough
And sometimes I've been violent Lord cause the world is awful rough.

But, I have never taken a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
Though I've worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just too steep.
And I've never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, oh my 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 fears.
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 a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Officer waited quietly
For the judgment of his God.

Step forward now you Police Officer
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's Streets.
You've done your time in


Sgt. R. Goodson, Retired

December 19, 2011

Fayette County Emergency Management Agency would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer John David Dryer, and the East Washington Borough Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that many grieve with you. Officer Dryer, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Susan Griffith
Public Information Officer
Fayette County Emergency Management Agency/911

December 19, 2011

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer Gary Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 19, 2011

Rest in Peace brother. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to your family.

Blacksburg Police Department

December 19, 2011

Officer Dryer, RIP - We Thank You for your service to the community. In God’s peace my friend, you deserve it. Prayers to your family and friends!

Jim Plunkett JR.
Grateful Citizen of Washington PA

December 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother.....May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon You?...

Liquor Enforcement Officer
PA State Police Liquor Enforcement

December 19, 2011

Officer Dryer, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

December 19, 2011

God will be on your family's side May you rest in Peace. May god take care you you and your fellow officers and family.

Civilian Tyler Denman
Gap Inc. Pancake Skate "N" Whirl

December 19, 2011

Rest in Pease Brother.....*1*

Trooper Erik J. Bohin
Florida Highway Patrol

December 19, 2011

our long and loving service to Gods children in your community will never be forgotten. Those brothers and sisters in law enforcement left behind wil care for your family and wilkl keep your history of love, devotion to duty, integrity and heroism alive for generations to come. Gob belss, rest in peace, In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

December 19, 2011

We will continue your fight brother "Rest in Peace"

Douglas W. McCroskey Jr. Humane Officer
Ohio County Dog Wardens Office

December 19, 2011

sorry for your lost .

wife of a police officer in wa

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. May God help ease their pain. Though we serve in counties at each end of the State, I still feel as if I lost a blood brother.

Officer Matthew Waltersdorff
Hanover Borough PD

December 19, 2011

Officer Dryer, may the good Lord be with you and your family. thank you for your dedicated sirvice sir.

Court Security Officer Richard Wishin

December 19, 2011

God Speed... We will take it from here.

Special Agent Nicole Ferry
CSX Police Dept.

December 19, 2011

Rest in Peace brother. God bless your family.

Corporal RA Zona
Pennsylvania State Police

December 19, 2011

Rest In Peace..

Johnstown, PA Police Dept

December 19, 2011

My prayer's go out to the family of Officer John Dryer. RIP brother and may God welcome you with open arm's. God please watch over this family in their hour of sorrow.

Sergeant Richard Smith
Lake Worth police Lake Worth, Texas

December 19, 2011

Dear Father,
It was only a moment,
In that moment a madman walked in
In that moment the world was changed.
In that moment countless lives, were utterly altered.
In that moment our hearts began breaking.
In these moments we speak names previously unknown:
With reverence, we speak his name, Chief Painter
In a moment our line of BLUE stretched out across the nation.
That hard, fast and steady line of BLUE has been breached.
In these moments help us as we have all become a part of the
line of BLUE.
Dry our tears, comfort our broken hearts, strengthen our weaken knees, cure our confusion.
May the line of BLUE draw a circle around us pulling back our hope.
May the line of BLUE be a shield before us.
May the line of BLUE carry us into the moments of our future.
A future made sure by their sacrifice in a moment.
It was only a moment and they were gone but
we and the line of BLUE go on…

In honor of the fallen.
By Chaplain Chuck Boman

from the book, Cops on the Street

Chaplain Chuck Boman
Chaplain for: Lake Oswego PD, Milwaukie PD, Oregon City PD, West Linn

December 19, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD,NJ

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace my brother. I always tell my guys. The call ain't over til you leave the scene. People out there are unpredictable.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Dept/

December 19, 2011

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