Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Ross M. Riley

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Reflections for Trooper Ross M. Riley

For the Riley family I am so sorry for your loss, may the lord bless you all and keep your family safe and strong.
Rest in peace Teufelhunden!

Semper Fi
Cpl. Rodriguez, USMC

S.O.S. Rodriguez
Federal Bureau Of Prisons

November 26, 2013

Rest in peace. You were a true professional and a great family man. You will be missed. May God bless and take care of your family.

City of Olean police

November 26, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

November 26, 2013

A portion of a letter from the pen of President Abraham Lincoln, printed in the Boston Evening Transcript on November 25, 1864.

“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic (he) died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln”

Officer M. Reuss
Eagan MN Police Department/MN TF-1 US&R

November 26, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Ross Riley and to the entire New York State Police Department. Thank you and your family's sacrifices, and your dedication, and honorable service to your community and country. God Bless you all.

Officer Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

November 26, 2013

Thank you for your service not only as a New York State Trooper, but also as a United States Marine. There are Sheep, there are Wolves, you were and will forever be the Sheepdog. Godspeed and rest in peace sir.

Mr. Logan Crooks

November 25, 2013

R.I.P. my friend. You won't be forgotten.

Lieutenant Gary Campbell
Pigeon Forge Police Department

November 25, 2013

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

Sgt. Kevin J Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police (Michigan)

November 25, 2013

On behalf of the 4,662 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Trooper Ross M. Riley, as well as, the members of the New York State Police. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Barbier
President, American Association of State Troopers, Inc.

November 25, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Riley's family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

November 25, 2013

God Bless Trooper Riley

God Bless Trooper Riley's Family

God Bless The New York State Police

New Jersey State Police

November 25, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

November 25, 2013

During this very difficult time, we wish for you peace and comfort. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

November 25, 2013

Rest in peace my brother. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Officer Edgemon
Public Building Authority

November 25, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Trooper
Ross M. Riley as well as to the New York State Police. Rest in peace Trooper Riley, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

November 24, 2013

What a tragic loss. As you trained to help people who put themselves in dangerous situations, you ended up in a dangerous situation yourself. You essentially gave your life so as to save the lives of others which makes you a true hero.

My heart goes out to, and my prayers are with your wife, your three daughters and all who know and love you best as well as with the New York State Police. So long as you remain in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be far from them.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 24, 2013

Extremely heart breaking news. R.I.P and personal thank you for your service. My deepest condolences to your family during these difficult moment.

(Future Police Officer) Ruben Acosta

November 24, 2013

To the Riley Family: My daughters and I offer you our deepest condolences. "May you see God's light on the road ahead even when the road you walk is dark. Even in your time of sorrow may you always hear the singing of the lark. When times are hard, may your heart(s) not turn to stone for when the shadows fall, take comfort that you shall never walk alone". Godspeed Trooper. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

M. P. Mulcahy, JPO Ret.
Comm. of MA

November 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Riley family as Ross is laid to rest. May God bless you always.

The DelNagro Family
NYSP SP Canandaigua

November 24, 2013

In appreciation of your bravery and committment to protect the citizens of New York and your country, thank you Trooper Ross Riley, and God Bless you, your family and colleagues.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

November 24, 2013

Rest in peace, brother. We will take it from here.

Lamar PD

November 24, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department, WY

November 24, 2013

Rest In Peace, Brother.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

November 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Kelly Jr., Supervisory FAM
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 23, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Trooper Riley. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God bless.


November 23, 2013

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