Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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



April 24, 2012



April 24, 2012

My Love and thoughts of you will always be in my heart.
From the first day I met you, I knew you were a good Father and would be a wonderful Husband to Diana, and you always were. You were Loved by everyone in our Family, and they will also miss you very much, Sister-in-Laws, Brother-in-Laws, Nephew, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins. The best Family you could have ever had.
You and Diana were both always together and Loved each other with your whole heart. Something not many will ever know or care about. Unfortunately you were hurt and abused by your past, something that you didn't deserve. Fortunately you no longer will have to deal with that.
Finally you met someone that cared and would give you the best life you could have ever had and deserved. This life was taken away from you but you will always be safe in Heaven with a wonderful Father In-Law who I know was proud of you and happy for his daughter.
Diana is strong, kind, Loving and hopefully will find strength without you to go on. I Love you both, and I will always be there for her. I was always there for you when you needed to talk, and I will always be there for her like you would want me to be.
May you rest in peace my wonderful Son-in-Law I Love you and you will always be in my heart. (Rosey)

Rosemarie Matus

April 22, 2012

My condolences goes to the family and friends of Deputy Tvelia. Thank you for you service to Norfolk County you will never be forgotten. From your brothers and sisters in the Boston Police Department REST IN PEACE BROTHER IN BLUE, we'll take it from here.

K9 Police Officer Rene Sanchez

April 22, 2012

God's peace and speed Deputy Tvelia. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

April 20, 2012


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


Author Unknown

Rest in Peace, Motorman…

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

April 20, 2012

Deputy Tvelia, my deepest condolences to the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office and all your co-workers there. No doubt the loss is difficult. Your agency does a difficult yet vital job and we all sometimes tend to forget the dedication you show until something tragic happens. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of the citizens of Norfolk County and the Commonwealth as a whole.

My heart and my prayers go out especially to those closest to you, who know and love you most. May they always keep you alive in their hearts and minds and you will never be far from them. I know you will always be there for your kids as they grow up and they will always know you're watching over them.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 20, 2012

Ryan, It was a pleasure to have known you and an honor to be part of your memorial services. On behalf of the Town of Avon and the Blue Knight's law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.
Thank You for your service, God Bless your family.
Rest in Peace

Blue Knights MASS. I/ Bob Brady
Avon Selectmen

April 20, 2012

I'd like to extend my most sincere condolences to Deputy Tvelias's family and the members of the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. Another sad day for the Massachusetts law enforcement community.

Stephen D'Amato, Deputy Sheriff
Suffolk County Sheriff's Dept., MA

April 19, 2012

Sending Condolences to Officer Ryan Tvelia's family and to my friends at the Norfolk Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Jim Minnelli
Middlesex Sheriff, MA

April 19, 2012

Rest in peace brother. One tragedy compounded by another. God bless all associated with both losses.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Seminole County S.O. Oklahoma

April 19, 2012

Rest in peace

My heart goes out to the family, friends & fellow officers, Make these officers be safe each year.

Samantha from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

April 18, 2012



April 18, 2012

To the family,friends and co-workers of Deputy Tvelia, I am truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. God Bless.

Jarrod Cook and Family

Former NCSO Correctional Officer

April 18, 2012


Foxboro pd

April 18, 2012

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Deputy Tvelia. Our hearts break for them in this tragic time. A good man giving his best. May the family realize they were loved by a true hero. God bless the Department & all who wear ble providing protection & service to their communities.

Mother of a Sargeant
Co'orado Springs Police Department

April 17, 2012

Our deepest condolences to the dear family and children of Deputy Tvelia. God Bless him for his service and dedication to the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace motorman, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

April 16, 2012

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

April 16, 2012

Sorry for the tragic loss. We mourn him and honor him. Our prayers go out to his friends and family.

Constable Kevin Rayan
SC State Constables

April 15, 2012

Deputy Tevlia your unselfish dedication to the people of Norfolk County and your fellow officers will never be forgotten. The members of the Boston Police mourn your death with their brother and sister officers of the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office. You will never be forgotten. RIP

Detective Michael Kane
Boston Police Department

April 15, 2012

Thank you for your dedication to law enforcement and assisting a fellow officer. You will never be forgotten.. Rest in Peace

Officer Carlos Moran
Nevada Department of Corrections

April 15, 2012

"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

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wy Police Dept.

April 15, 2012

Deputy Tvelia, during your tour of duty you served your community and county with honor and dignity, we will carry on from here. To the family of Deputy Tvelia you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will be by your side. To the men and women of the Norfolk County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Fair Winds and Following Seas Motorman.

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

April 15, 2012

RIP Deputy Ryan. My heartfelt condolences to your parents and family and department. A tragig loss.

Robina Browne
Mother to Dep. Sheriff D Browne-Sanchez. EOW 2/10/2007 Honolulu, HI

April 15, 2012

Rest in peace brother. May God bless you and your family.

Officer Kevin Lorberau
Tacoma Police Dept, Washington

April 15, 2012

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