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

Officer Dryer, while I didn't know you personally, I live very near your service area. My family and I are eternally grateful to you for your dedicated service over the years, and are deeply saddened by the tragedy that took your life. As an EMS provider, I have always had a huge appreciation for all police officers, because you guys took were always there beside us, making sure that "the scene was safe." Your family and fellow officers are in my prayers. Again, thank you for all you've done. Rest in Peace.

Heather, Paramedic

December 19, 2011

My most sincere sympathies go out to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Officer Dryer. I am deeply saddened at such a tragic loss. I am just so sorry for all of you and pray that Officer John 'David' Dryer may rest in peace with the Lord. Take care.

Leslie Miller
Concerned and grateful civilian

December 19, 2011

God bless Officer Dryer and his family. Thank you for your service in Law Enforcement.

Sgt. Det. Robert M Spinney Jr. Ret.
M.B.T.A. Transit Police Department Massachsuetts.

December 19, 2011

john dryer i know in my heart the good lord is rewarding you for your service i know you are standing with other officers from around the world on the right hand side of the father. as peace keepers your shirts pressed boots shined along with the gleaming badge on your chest as a badge of honor you so proudly worn. in all of our hearts we as law enforcement are tasked with the job that many cannot do. but we all share that common goal as peace keepers for the lord. god bless you we all will meet again

dave landry ret. deputy/chief of policeo
san bernardino county california

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace Brother John.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

December 19, 2011

Officer Dryer, 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.

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police department

December 19, 2011

May God bless you n your family, your backup
was a well trained all around Hero!

Retired TFC- PSP
Pennsylvania state police

December 19, 2011

My heart goes out to Officer Dryer's family. I didnt really know officer Dryer as a polceman, I knew him has my dogs vet. He saved my dogs life and for that I will never forget him. He will be sadly missed.

Honored to be a Chestnut Vet Patron

December 19, 2011

Beyond sad, our prayers to family & friends.

Rest in peace Police Officer John David Dryer.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda CA. Police Department

December 19, 2011

Lord Jesus, our Redeemer, You willingly gave yourself up to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life. Listen to our prayers; look with love on your people who mourn and pray for this family member, friend and public servant. Lord Jesus, You alone are holy and compassionate; forgive Officer John Dryer sins. By dying you opened the gates of life for those who believe in you; do not let Officer Dryer be parted from you, but by your glorious power give him light, joy, and peace in heaven where you live for ever and ever. In Jesus name Amen.
Lord God, our Heavenly Father! We implore Thy eternal compassion for the other Officer who was wounded. Be Thou nigh unto them in their affliction. Comfort them with Thy grace and with the hopeful assurance, that, though kindred and friends maybe far away, Thou art ever present and nearest even the faintest sight of all who seek Thy succor. If it be Thy pleasure, restore to them their former health and vigor. Help them to bear their pains without murmuring against Thy grace. Give them patience and strength and faith in Thee. May they rest assured, that Thou wilt never leave nor forsake them. Deliver them from the assaults of the enemies of their souls. O God and Father in heaven bless them and all of us, and may we ever seek those things that are acceptable to Thy sight. Forgive us our sins, not because of any merit or worthiness in us, but solely because Thou art merciful for Christ’s sake. And to Thee, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, be glory and honor forever. In Jesus name Amen.
Almighty God we pray to you in heaven up above Watch over our dear police officers and protect them with your love. Please guide them as they keep us safe both day and night and hold them firmly in your care should danger come their way. Give them true strength and courage as they serve till duty's end And one more thing to ask dear Lord Protect their family and their friends. In Jesus name Amen

A Brother in the Lord

December 19, 2011

Officer Dryer, May you rest in peace. Thank you for your service and keeping the rest of us safe. My heart breaks for your family and friends. May God Bless them and help them find peace. You will be missed by many but never forgotten.

Diana C
Fairmont, WV

December 19, 2011

Such a terrible waste of a wonderful human life. There are no good times to have a loved one taken away but it just seems more painful during the Christmas season. I pray and will continue to pray that the pain in the hearts of his family, friends and co-workers will easy quickly. Knowing full well that whole in their hearts may heal but the scare I left behind shall never go away.

James Patrick Reilly

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Secretary James P. Reilly
Greater Cincinnati Pipes & Drums

December 19, 2011

Thank you for your dedication and service to your country. You shall always be remembered and honored. May God watch over your family and protect them. Brother, we now have the watch. Godspeed and Godbless.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews E.O.W. 9/30/2005

December 19, 2011

Rest in Peace brother. We've got the watch.

Police Officer Matthew Bigoss
Maui County Police Department

December 19, 2011

This stupidity has to end soon, while protecting us he gave his life.

Sarah M. Urban
Widow of a San Antonio Police Officer

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace my blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

December 19, 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."

Author Unknown

Jamie Blayney
Washington County Resident

December 19, 2011

Father in Heaven reach down to Officer Dryers family and bring the love ,peace, contentment and the understanding to accept what has happen. His co-workers need you as well. For they are hurting and filled with angry. Help them oh Lord as well as the family to find forgiveness in their hearts. Remeber his friends who love and cherished John Dryer. For these things we ask,in Jesus name, Amen.

He died a hero doing the job he enjoyed. A coward ruined it for him. This coward can seek God for forgiveness but he must pay the price here on earth as did Officer Dryer wrongly paid. A hero among the ranks of this nation. Rest in Peace. Someone else is taking the watch. You have a new watch where you are at safe and secured. God bless.

William Pennywitt
Former Sheriff's dept. affiliate

December 19, 2011

I sincerely hope that the suspect is not a former officer -- sheepdog turned wolf. Praying for our brother's family and colleagues -- and for full recovery of his partner.

Det. Sgt. & Chaplain M.C. Williams
Fairplay PD

December 19, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer John Dryer. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace John.

Corporal Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

December 19, 2011

Ofcr. Dyer, may God bring peace and comfort to your family in this season of holiness. May God grant them and your fellow officers that peace which only God can offer to a broken heart and spirit. Be welcomed into that hallowed hall of eternal rest and know you will not be forgotten.

Chaplain Jerry Steele
Coquille, Oregon Police Department

December 19, 2011

Rest in peace Brother John, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for our service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Carl Wortham Assistant Chief (retired)
Sand Springs PD OK

December 19, 2011

With saddened hearts we say good bye. May you rest in peace and may the great spirit watch over those who came to love and appreciate you.

Civilian Bloodhound Handler
North Star K9 Training Association

December 19, 2011

I remember meeting Dave with his Bloodhound at the LEBA seminar in 2003 in Grantsville, MD. He had an infectious smile and was full of knowledge, and so willing to share it. May God bring comfort to your family, friends and co-workers, and justice to the killer. Rest in Peace, Dave.

Amy Binder, Retired C.I.
Boyertown Borough PD, PA

December 19, 2011

God bless our brother, R.I.P.

Sheriff Steve Clark (retired)
Franklin County Sheriff's Office Kentucky

December 19, 2011

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