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Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia

Norfolk County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia

Deputy Tvelia, it has been 12 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 11 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 11, 2024

Deputy Tvelia, it has been 11 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 10, 2023

Deputy Sheriff Tvelia,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Norfolk County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A former Norfolk County resident

United States Border Patrol

April 10, 2022

Thank you for your service, Deputy Tvelia. God Speed.

Jeffrey Leonard

August 15, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 8 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

April 10, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace always my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

April 10, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Tvelia,
I would just thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Norfolk County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 7, 2013

Dear Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia: May you rest in peace. I never did stop thinking about you. I knew of your struggles and how lost you once were. I was lost too. ("How did you get here") We just met at the wrong time thats all. But look how much you had overcome and accomplished as a result of that. You found a great love and you stayed close to your children while making something big of yourself. I am proud of you Ryan. Not many people could leave the mark you left behind in this life. You were such an amazing person. I will never forget you. God Bless you & your family. My heart is heavy & breaks for each and everyone of them


June 24, 2013

Love is being happy for the other person when that person is happy, being sad when that person is sad, being together in good times and bad. Love is the source of strength. Love is being honest, faithful and respectful of each other. Love is accepting that person just the way he or she is and not trying to change each other. Love is the source of Unity. Love is sharing experiences and future. Love is the source of success. Love is Planning, and doing things together Love is the source of Passion. Love is the calm of the Rainbow which was there the day you were married. Love is being patient with nees and desires. Love is sharing. Love is knowing that the other person will always be with you even when he is gone and always near in heart at all times. Love is Security - Love is the Source of Life. Ryan and Diana had it all, so sad the could not grow old together, but they will always Love each other and be the best for each other. Happy Anniversary to Diana and Ryan.

Rosemarie Matus

May 8, 2013

Ryan we think of you every day and of the supreme sacrifice you made for a career that you loved. Our strongest memories are you as a father, and how devoted you were to your family. We were always very proud of all that you accomplished on the job, and at home.

Love you,
Mom and Dad

Associate Dean, retired
Father and Mother of Officer Ryan Tvelia

May 3, 2013

You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and close friends. Thank you for your dedicated service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 10, 2013

Hi Dad,
i wanted you to know i am so proud of you for everything you have done. you have always ben the best dad and i know that your kids were the most important people in your life. some people write things on here to be hurtful but i know the truth. i miss you so much buddy
I love you dad.


March 28, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations - HSI

December 30, 2012

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 3, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

July 17, 2012

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his police family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Ret., Cincinnati P.D.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

June 27, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia and the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Tvelia, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 18, 2012

As a concerned Citizen of Norfolk County, I feel that deputy Tvelia's death was not caused by an accident, but rather a careless individual. Gods speed officer Tvelia. You will be missed.

Jeff Leonard

May 30, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

May 4, 2012

Semper Fi Motorman....Thank you for your sevrice and I know just how much you loved riding with your department. A motorman is the cream of the crop of every department and you will be missed but never forgotten....From one motorman to another you will be missed....

State Traffic Officer Mike Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol

May 1, 2012

My Son-in-law Ryan was such a great Husband and Father. Raising Ryan and Joshua and having Diana as a wife was the only thing he cared about other than his job, as he told me many times. I miss talking to him, asking advice, I just cannot believe I will never speak with him again.
Ryan and Diana raised two glorious boys. They were so caring and so wonderful to both of them, and they were always there for them, Dentist, Doctors, Sports, School, just everything. God only knows if it wasn't for them, where these boys would be today. It was a challenge, but they both succeeded in always helping them to do the right thing.
I know Ryan is looking down at all of them and is so proud of his accomplishments with Ryan and Joshua and somehow he will let Diana know how much he misses her and Loves her. They were so happy, and Loved each other like no other.
I just hope and pray Joshua and Ryan will stay the way they are. I have faith that they both will follow in there Dad's footsteps, and become the men their Dad would want them to be.

Rosemarie Matus (Rosey)

April 29, 2012

Thank you for your service fellow motorman, my prayers are with your family.

Retired Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Motorcycle Division

April 25, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Tvelia,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Norfolk County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer. My cousin Dennis Casey worked with you and he had nothing but good things to say about you.

Mike Casey
U.S. Border Patrol-El Paso Stn

Michael Casey
u.s. Border Patrol

April 25, 2012

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