Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Sean Louis Callahan

Clayton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer Sean Louis Callahan

Hard to believe 11 years have gone by since losing you on this day. You're still in my thoughts as always, brother. Requiesce in pace.

Gerald Gifford
Academy classmate

December 18, 2023

Miss you buddy, think of you all the time. I remember my brother busting one of our parties in uniform joking around then asked for a beer after scaring off half the party. You had mentioned after that my brother inspired you to want to become an officer one day I thought surely that would pass. Heard on the radio one day why hwy 75 was closed for dozens of miles for a fallen officer Sean Callahan and was like hey I know someone with that same name (we hadn’t spoken in a few years having moved forward into our adult lives) but then they said to bring him home to Cobb county and I was like uh oh.. looked on your Facebook page and saw it was you, I didn’t even realize you had followed through til finding out you made it, read into your story and you were determined, even went out it pocket and out of preferred zone to gain experience. You were such a good human and determined officer and funny friend. When I was the new kid transferring mid year into Lassiter early 2000’s you welcomed me without having to haze me first like the rest. You got the jokes no one else did and silently laughed with an contagious smile. You were too good to have lost as a friend, and would have become the right kind of officer. There’s no happy outlook to ease this pain it was a tragedy that need not be diminished with toxic positivity for the comfort of the living. I miss you wish we could catch up.

Jon avren
Neighbor, friend

July 28, 2023

Miss you buddy.

Deputy Sheriff John Carter
White County Sheriff's Office

February 1, 2023

Your memory remains in my heart Officer Callahan. Rest In Peace.

Retired Joseph Shirley
Norfolk Southern PD

December 18, 2022

I always remember you although I never knew you personally. I helped escort you that day and rode with you in the elevator up to the operating room. I looked you in your eyes as you lie helpless. I knew the most tragic thing had happened to you. I remember your sacrifice till this day and will always remember you. I still remember the call over the radio of officer down which made my heart sink. My prayers and condolences to Officer Callahan and his family. You will never be forgotten.

Detective Colbert
Worked at CCPD at the time.

April 18, 2020

Sean, it's been 8 years since we graduated from the Academy together, and I still think of you, especially at Christmas. A special ornament hangs at the top of our Christmas tree every year. It has your badge number on a blue ribbon. I miss you very much, my friend. Godspeed.

Deputy Director, Gerald Gifford

December 18, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Callahan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 5, 2019

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

May you rest in peace, Sean. Our prayers go up for all the police officers in this serious time in our coutry.

Gr'parents of an officer friend of Seans

December 20, 2016

You will never be forgotten by your Brothers and Sisters in law enforcement God bless you and God bless your family and may you rest in peace.

Major JP Morgan
RCSO Retired

July 22, 2016

This day, November 1st, is set aside to honor of all the saints, known and unknown. In my humble opinion, you are deserving of the title. You followed in the foot steps of St. Michael, the Patron Saint of Law Enforcement...God's Glorious Commissioner of Police. Your brothers and sisters from the Reinhardt Police Academy will ALWAYS keep your memory alive.

Director L.W. Drawdy
Reinhardt University Police Academy

November 1, 2014

To the Callahan family as you go through this difficult time with the trial. Please know that there are those of us out here supporting you. I know you love Sean very much. The law enforcement community still feels his passing profoundly. I wish you all peace, prayers, and love.

SPO AE Soeldner

February 6, 2014

Sean, It has been 1 year ago today. Tonight your classmates, instructors, and friends at Reinhardt came together to remember the happy, smiling, quiet, and funny Sean we all remember. You are missed by all, but I want to thank you for watching over us as we continue the work we were born to do. Rest In Peace Warrior...

Lt. Dennis Valone
Alpharetta PD

December 18, 2013

Rest in peace Officer Callahan. My father said great things about you, while you were on FTO. You will not be forgotten as others have already stated.

Trooper Stephen Smith
Texas Department of Public Safety

June 20, 2013

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the RIGHTEOUS are bold as a LION."

-Prov 28.1

Rest in Peace, Officer Callahan.


June 7, 2013

It was truly an honor riding in this years Police Unity Tour in rememberence of Officer Callahan. May God bless his soul and ones that still mourn the loss. Rest in peace!

2Lt. Kevin Barrington
Fairfax County PD, Va.

May 15, 2013

God Bless you Officer Callahan. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

February 10, 2013

May the pain pass quickly, but let the great memories never end. Sean my young brother, you gave it all. May God bless your family and your agency.

Police Officer Edward L Legenza
Cook County Sheriff's Police Department Il.

January 10, 2013

Rest in Peace my brother for you are a true hero. May God wrap his arms around your family and fellow Officers in this sad time. Thank You for your service.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

January 7, 2013

Rest in peace brother; thank you for serving our beautiful Country as well as your community. God bless your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Brother, you died bravely and with dignity while striving to keep your community safe. My prayers are with you and the family you left behind. Again, thank you for your service. We will continue the watch from here.

Officer Luis Sarmiento
El Paso Police Department

January 6, 2013

Rest In Peace Officer Callahan. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Clayton County Police Department.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 3, 2013

Officer Callahan,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clayton County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 3, 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

Dear God. Please send strength to friends, department and family. Rest In Peace Officer. With respect and prayers.


December 30, 2012

Officer Callahan, Rest well in the presence of the Lord.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for 22 months. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

December 30, 2012

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