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

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

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago P.D.

December 30, 2011

It always saddens me to hear of another tragic death of a fellow law enforcement officer. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.


December 29, 2011

Rest in Peace and may God comfort your family and department. May you walk the beat above and watch over us.

PFC Joseph H Coxon
Havre de Grace, Maryland

December 28, 2011

If this man should fall,who will lift the flag and carry on? Thank you for carrying the flag Officer Dryer.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriffs Office(Ca.)

December 26, 2011

Godspeed to you Officer Dryer, may you rest in peace. Your gifts to our community will never be forgotten, prayers to your family. Your law enforcement brothers and sisters will take your watch from here.

Brenda Saver Corrections
Washington County Correctional Facility

December 24, 2011



December 24, 2011

John & family - we mourn your terrible loss! We will continue to help officers adapt to the threats they face on the street in an effort to prevent the murder of our heroes!

Chief William Baker
FBI LEOKA Instructor

December 24, 2011

My deepest sympathy for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Theresa Riendeau
Daughter of a retired police officer.

December 23, 2011

Brother Dryer - Rest in peace my brother, your fight is over and will we will proudly take your watch from here. May God Bless & Keep your son and parents as well as your fellow Brothers & Sisters in Blue. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Officer Roy L. Shriver
North Enid Police Department, North Enid, Ok.

December 23, 2011

Go easy, brother... we'll take the watch from here. My heart goes out to the friends and family of Officer Dryer, and to extended law enforcement family of the East Washington Borough Police Department. May all of you find peace during this terrible time.

Reserve Sergeant L. Brown
Rainier Police Department

December 23, 2011

Officer Dryer, thank you for your service and protecting the City of Washington, PA. My thoughts are with your family and the City that you gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect. May your soul rest in peace.

~Tanna~ #368
ACO- City of Atchison

December 22, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Officer John Dryer. God Bless him for his service and the sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace our brother in blue, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

December 22, 2011

Rest easy my Brother in Law, as your watch on this earth is now over.......

Sgt John L Gulledge (Ret)
Escambia County FL. Sheriffs Office

December 22, 2011

May God carry you on your final patrol, rest in peace faithful servant.

Barry Small, FP&F Officer - DHS - CBP

December 22, 2011

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Deputy Christopher R French
Wharton County Sheriff's Office, Wharton Texas

December 22, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, 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 shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got 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 an unmanly tear.
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 often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

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May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

December 22, 2011

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Officer John's family. A terrible act of violence. RIP

Robina Browne, Hawaii
Mother to Dep. Sheriff D Browne Sanchez - EOW 2/10/2011

December 22, 2011

May Officer Dryer's son & parents be a bit warmed in the fact that they were loved by a true American hero. A selfless hero who gave his all to his community will NEVER be forgotten. God bless the friends of this man, the Department & all the brave who put on a bade to protect & serve.

Mother of a Sargeant
Colorado Springs PD

December 22, 2011

To the family of Officer John Dryer... Most can't begin to comprehend the pain and anguish that you suffer. May you can find some little comfort in knowing that that he gave his life doing what he loved. I didn't know Officer Dryer, but knowing that he served several communities as a part-time police officer says everything. For reasons we can't understand, the Lord saw a need to call him home...perhaps he was called to be someone's guardian angel.

Rest in peace, Officer John Dryer. We will continue your valiant cause and will never forget that you are a true hero.

Ptlm R Baustert
Gilpin Twp Police Dept

December 22, 2011

John thank you for your service. May you be at peace now and forever.

WCO Jason Kelley
Pennsylvania Game Commission

December 21, 2011

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this officer. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

December 21, 2011

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