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

Rest In Peace Deputy Tvelia.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Dept.

April 11, 2012

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia as well as to the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Tvelia, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

April 11, 2012


Your family, friends, and community miss you deeply. We are so proud of you. Rest in peace.

Gail Roach

April 11, 2012

As an Austin Police Officer, who just had a funeral for one of our own today, I'm am saddened to learn of another brothers death. May the Lord grant you peace and bring confort to your family and children for years and years to come. RIP Deupty Tevlia.

SPO Brian Huckaby
Austin Police Department

April 11, 2012

Thoughs and Prayers with his family and friends, R.I.P. Officer Tvelia.

Capt. Larry Bryant (retired)
Santa Rosa Sheriffs Dept.

April 11, 2012

Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Prayers to your family and department

Jason Sederwall (Motor Officer)
Jefferson City Police Department Jefferson City Missouri

April 11, 2012

Deputy Tvelia
The Thin Blue Line is smaller with your passing but remains steadfast. Rest in Peace Brother we've got your watch.
God Bless You and keep You in His Arms

Special Agent D.M. Deaton
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control/Bureau of Law Enf.

April 11, 2012

Thoughts and prayers to Officer Tvelia's family. May God help you through this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Officer Tvelia.


April 11, 2012

Rest in Peace Officer Tvelia. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Tveli's family and the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office

Captain Michael Haley (Retired)
Worcester County Sheriff's Office, MA

April 11, 2012

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 11, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP. My prayers go out to your family, friends and childern during this time.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 11, 2012

Thoughts/prayers/condolences to Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia's family/friends/ and fellow officers at Norfolk Cnty.
MA Chapter One of The Blue Knights and its membership grieve with you in your loss of Ryan.

Edwward Gaibl, President
Blue Knights LEMC, MA-1

April 11, 2012

We were friends and co-workers for the past 11 years. Every one was an exercise in dedication and professionalism to law enforcement, that set an example for each one of us to follow. I was proud to call you friend, and even more proud that you chose to wear the same uniform as I did. I will miss your smile and your willingness to help all that asked for it. You served us well, and for me you will always be there. Rest in Peace Ryan, you are missed by all. Thank you brother.

Asst Deputy Supt R Boomhower
Norfolk County Sheriffs Office

April 11, 2012

We will pray for you and your family

Captain John G. LeLacheur
New Hampshire State Police

April 11, 2012

Ryan was not only a dedicated deputy. He was a loving and caring husband, father, son and nephew. We will always be proud of the man that he became.

Jim & Deb Kelly
uncle & aunt

April 11, 2012

What a sad day! Another Brother goes down because somone was not paying attention! R.I.P ,and may all your highways be clear in heavin,and the ridding good!

Sfc Binkley

April 11, 2012

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

April 11, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time.
R.I.P Motorman!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Trafic & Escort Unit

April 11, 2012

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

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

April 11, 2012

Your watch is over cousin, your family and law enforcement family we'll take over from here. I'll miss you. God bless your soul.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

April 11, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tvelia family. He will be remembered for his gentle smile and humble disposition.

Patick J. Clifford
USAir Conditioning

April 11, 2012

R.I.P prayers for this officers family and his dept

Gerardo A. Florers II
Sabre intelligence Group

April 11, 2012

May God Bless and watch over your family, friends and the NCSO. I send my heartfealt condolences, rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Traoy C. Santarlasci
Randolph Auxiliary Police

April 11, 2012

From one Winged Wheel rider to anther, please be our angle and watch over us. R.I.P. Brother, you will never be forgotten.

Ptl. Paul Patriarca
Framingham Police Dept. MA.

April 11, 2012

Rest in Peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Jack Garcia, Retired FBI

April 11, 2012

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