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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

Officer Callahan, may you rest in peace our brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

December 18, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this wonderful young officer. My son began his career at age 20 and I pray every day for God's protection for him. May God comfort you and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Patricia Ridgeway, Smyrna GA
A police officer's mom & m-in-law

December 18, 2012

so sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers go out to his family. also to his fellow officers.


December 18, 2012

Hardest of all is the realization that the Hero's among us are often the youngest of us. Rest in Peace Brother.

Major Bryan L. Woodie
Fayette County Georgia Sheriff's Office

December 18, 2012

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

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

December 18, 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

December 18, 2012

To our Brother in Arms.
May God Bless you and hold you in the palm of His hand.

1st Deputy Superintendent Patrick McGee
Cicero, Illinois Police Department

December 18, 2012



December 18, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Callahan Thank you for your service


December 18, 2012

The condolences and prayers from the men and women of the City of Waterbury Police Department are with the co-workers and family of Officer Callahan today. The thin blue line has become a little thinner today.

RIP my brother.

Sgt. Charles Sampson
Waterbury Police Department, Waterbury, CT

December 18, 2012

R.I.P. Officer Sean Callahan. God Bless you and your family. I'm proud to call you brother! May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Det Hoffmann

December 18, 2012

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Clayton County Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc (NASTA)

December 18, 2012

Rest In Peace my brother, for it is our watch now. My thoughts and prayers are with the friends, family, and co-workers of this brave young man. May he watch over the rest of us who must continue to carry on the fight for peace in this great nation.

Officer B. Ruth
Baltimore County P.D.

December 18, 2012

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

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 18, 2012

RIP BRother

Officer Ray Barrett (RET)
Brentwood,Tn Police Department

December 18, 2012

Thank you for your service to your community. All the people who support their police officers are usually not the people you come in contact with regularly. We are the silent majority. We sleep safely in our beds while you protect our streets. Rest well. Job well done.

Wife of Lt Danny Ballard (retired)
Hamilton Police Department, AL

December 18, 2012

My prayers go up for his family. I cannot imagine the turmoil they must endure. We may not have known eachother personally, but you were " one of my guys" R.I.P.

911 dispatcher Chrystal Lurry
Clayton County Police Department

December 18, 2012

Dear God, so young. Thank you for service and say hello to all of your brothers and sisters in God's resting place.

Trooper Philip D. Caponi, retired
Pennsylvania State Police

December 18, 2012

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Team Texas

December 18, 2012

Thank you for your dedicated service. God bless your family and departmental members. RIP brother

Trooper Matthew J. Demny
Michigan State Police, Rockford Post

December 18, 2012

Such a tragic loss for this young rookie so eager and ready to answer the call to serve. God bless his family and the men and women of Clayton County Police Department who must carry on without him.

Officer Naya Pope
Irving Police, Texas

December 18, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice in to protect the good citzens!

COL. Marcelo Goncalez
Brazilian Army - ret.

December 18, 2012

May you rest in peace

Gavin F. Price II (retired)
escambia county sheriffs dept Pensacola Fl.

December 18, 2012

Rest In Peace Brother. Another one lost whose time as one of the Blue was short. None the less, you were still one of us. My condolences to your Family and the Clayton County Police Department

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

December 18, 2012



December 18, 2012

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