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Police Officer I Ivorie Gerhard Klusmann

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer I Ivorie Gerhard Klusmann

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the DeKalb County Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

August 11, 2013

May the Lord bless you and your family.

T W Martiinez YCS3

August 11, 2013

Rest in peace, my brother...

Sgt. J. Sawyer A7979
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

August 11, 2013

We have lost a good man. May his children remember their father as a hero of the Thin Blue Line.

Stan Jefferson

August 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and fellow officers!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

August 11, 2013

Rest In Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police (Michigan)

August 11, 2013

Rest in Peace Sir......................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

August 11, 2013

On behalf of Session #55 of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in Schenectady, New York, please accept our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Police Officer Ivorie Klusmann, and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. His courage and sacrifice was a true credit to our profession. May he rest in peace.

Session 55
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

August 11, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Klusmann. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Klusmann Family and the Dekalb County PD.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Department Paterson, NJ

August 11, 2013

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

August 11, 2013

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

August 11, 2013

May you Rest in Peace My Brother

Retired Officer /Detective
Atlantic City Police Department

August 11, 2013

May God be with you and your family Officer Klusmann. We know he had other plans for your life. Thanks for the time you served. As stated prior, you are a hero.

Sergeant McFarlin
Georgia Ports Authority Police Dept

August 11, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer Klusmann. Thank you for your service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, DeKalb County PD and many law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed and God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

August 11, 2013

RIP thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the DCPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward. Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

August 11, 2013

RIP Brother, our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for your sacrafice. God Bless.

Lt. Robert M.Petty (Ret)
North Bergen N.J.P.D.

August 11, 2013

You are a hero & an angel God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

August 11, 2013

My prayers are with Officer Klusmann's family, friends and the DeKalb County PD. Losing an officer is a tragedy we cannot (and should not) ever be used to; but an officer so young in life and career makes it especially difficult. Only God can bring peace and strength during this time of confusion and pain. I pray the Lord's strength and comfort for law enforcement officers and their families everywhere.

Officer DH Watson
Henry County Police Dept., Georgia

August 11, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Klusmann's family and the DeKalb County PD. R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP

August 11, 2013

Rest In Peace Officer Klusmann.

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

August 11, 2013

Hearts weep all over America. May swift and final justice prevail. God Bless


August 11, 2013

Deepest condolences to Ivorie's family, friends and fellow officers. While we lose a good friend, man and father, find solace that Ivorie realized his dream and finally became a police officer.
Gone much too soon my friend...
God bless his soul.

Manny Lopez
Old friend

August 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Klusmann's family and to his coworkers at the DeKalb County Police Department. Your loss is felt by all those in the law enforcement community.

President Greg Johnson
FOP Lodge 263, IL Dept of Corrections

August 10, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Klusmann. 10-42. God be with his family at this time of loss.

Det. JP McGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Dept., New York

August 10, 2013

america and Georgia lost another Hero. May GOD bless the family and friends. you sir died a hero. go rest now. we have it from here. R.I.P. Officer Klusmann.


August 10, 2013

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