Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Mary Katherine Ricard

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 2012

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Reflections for Sergeant Mary Katherine Ricard

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 26, 2012

RIP SGT. Ricard my prayers go out to you and your family and the members of thr Colorado Department of Corrections. May Justice rein on the coward that inflicted this tragedy.

Sgt. Mark A. Porter
St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office

September 26, 2012

Rest In Peace Sergeant Ricard.

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

September 26, 2012

Thank you for your dedicated service to the great state of Colorado. Our job is difficult and dangerous. You paid the price with your life on your day off. It shows how dedicated you were to your job. Rest in peace, Sgt. Ricard, we'll take it from here!

Cpl. John Goldsworthy
Allegany County (MD) Detention Center

September 26, 2012

THe Ricard Family and her extended Correction family,
My prayers go out to you all. This is the most dangerous job out there and we do it every day, knowing the dangers. Thank you for doing this and being part of the Corrections Family. God bless

Richard Hewitt, Ret. Lt
NYS Dept of Correction

September 26, 2012

My deepest heart felt condolences and prayers are with the family, friends and fellow co-workers during this sad occasion. Your service to your department will not be forgotten. RIP brave officer.

Commander Lionel O. Smith (Ret)
District of Columbia DC

September 26, 2012

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Mary Ricard. Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Colorado will not be forgotten. R.I.P

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service

September 26, 2012

Heaven is richer and the earth is a poorer place with your transfer. My toughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cpl James Caffey (retired)
Pueblo, Co. Police Dept.

September 26, 2012

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County Police Dept

September 26, 2012

Rest in peace my sister in blue...

Kristina Valdez COIII
CDOC

September 26, 2012

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and may you rest in peace Sergeant Mary K. Ricard.

Research Analyst Christopher W. Graham
Federal Bureau of Prisons

September 26, 2012

Rest In Peace Sgt. Ricard.

Officer C. Martin, Jr. #3136
Dekalb County GA Police Dept.
(Former Chattanooga, TN P.D. 1998-2011)

September 26, 2012

Rest In Peace Fellow Officer...We will take it from here. We will not forget!!!

Correctional Officer II
Georgia Dept. of Corrections

September 26, 2012

God full of mercy who dwells on high
Grant perfect rest on the wings of Your Divine Presence
In the lofty heights of the holy and pure
who shine as the brightness of the heavens
to the soul of Mary Picard who has gone to her eternal rest.

Her resting place shall be in the Garden of Eden
Therefore; the Master of mercy will care for her
under the protection of His wings for all time
And bind her soul in the bond of everlasting life.
God is her inheritance and she will rest in peace
and let us say AMEN.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

September 26, 2012

Rest In Peace, Sgt. Ricard. You will NEVER be FORGOTTEN!!!!

Police Officer Sergio Valdez
Chicago Police Department

September 26, 2012

Almighty God please give me the strenght and courage to follow you and realise your love for me.
In this world we live in, temptations to do the wrong thing are everywhere and difficult to get over.
Help me to see your goodness and love which is more than everywhere, help me to cope with lifes hurts and trials.
Help me to have the strenght to be happy with you always, in this life and the next.
Amen. R.I.P may you be with the lord and your brother and sisters have the watch now so rest we will miss you and the wonderful work you did for your fellow officers .

Captain Jones,R W
US ARMY USAR/NG Chaplain

September 26, 2012

Prayers to both families at this time of need.

SR Probation/Parole Officer
Probation/Parole

September 26, 2012

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF SERGEANT MARY K. RICARD.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family.
Though we may wear different uniforms and have different badges, shields or stars pinned upon our chest.
We consist of many diffferent agencies from across the nation, for we are Municipal Police Officers, County Sheriff's Deputies, State Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, county roads and state highways.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a law enforcement family, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will SERVE and PROTECT our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show PRIDE in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for law enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.

I commend you my fallen sister for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do........SERVING and PROTECTING your community with HONOR and PRIDE making a better and safer place for us all.

FINAL CALL
SERGEANT RICARD STATUS........SERGEANT RICARD STATUS........SERGEANT RICARD STATUS.......
ATTENTION ALL UNITS........COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SERGEANT MARY K. RICARD HAVING SERVED THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO WITH HONOR, PRIDE AND DISTINCTION IS NOW 10-42.
Rest in Peace my Sister, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN !!!

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

September 26, 2012

Sgt. Ricard, you are a true angel who served a greater purpose...protecting others while changing lives for the good. May you Rest in Peace.

Lt. Ervin Williams
Indian Creek Correctional Center. Chesapeake, VA.

September 26, 2012

RIP Sergeant Picard, I will be praying for your family and loves ones, I know that you have a special place in Heaven, while you wait for you loves ones.

I am a retired nurse.

September 26, 2012

I am grateful that there are brave officers like you who are willing to sacrifice their precious lives to protect us. Another "Hero" taken. Prayers to your department and most of all to your Loved Ones, you did not die in vain, you died doing what you loved and for that you are a REAL HERO! Thank you.
May you rest in Peace

K.L.Mellinger SAR 223
So. NYE, Co. Sheriffs Search & Rescue

September 26, 2012

Condolences to family, friends and co-workers

Capt. R.E. Dashner (Ret.)
Illinois D.O.C. 31yrs

September 26, 2012

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 26, 2012

Rest in peace Sgt. Ricard, Thank you for your service.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

September 26, 2012

Sgt. Ricard fought the good fight, she is a HERO to us all!
Our prayers go out for her family, fellow Officers and community. GODS SPEED

Corrections Officer/ Instructor
BCMDC

September 26, 2012

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