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

RIP Brother
You are in God's hands now.

Stephen Bruet, PPO II
North Carolina Deparment of Public Safety

November 23, 2013

Bless you and God Speed....

Wayne State P.D.

November 22, 2013

I had the pleasure of working and training with Ross on a number of occasions. He was top notch. God Bless you Ross you will be missed but never for gotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family especially your wife and 3 daughters may God Bless them. Until we meet again brother rest in peace.


November 22, 2013

Rest in Peace, Marine, we've got the watch.

SgtMaj D. de Hagara
USMC (ret)

November 22, 2013

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

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

November 22, 2013

Ross, ever since Wednesday when my plane landed in DC and I turned m,y cell phone back on and my cell phone started blowing up with text messages from Troopers telling me that you had died, I have felt like I have been punched in the stomach. I still can't believe that we had just talked on Monday and that you agreed to play TAPS at our annual Candlelight Memories Vigil on Tuesday, December 3rd. You were so excited and honored to ba able to play TAPs as a way to honor the fallen and now instead you will be one of the fallen. The half hour talk we had just sharing different things in common and getting to know each other, I feel like I have lost a close firend. I have already started hearing some great stories about you from your coworkers. Just know that you, your family, and coworkers are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/Genesee Valley C.O.P.S.

November 22, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, fiends and coworkers of the New York State Police. May you rest in peace.

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

November 22, 2013

Angels from Heaven were Heros on Earth .....your Daddy will still be your Hero and now he'll be the angel watching over you. Thank you for sharing him with all of us that need an angel like your Daddy to watch over us as well.

Lisa / NH
November 22 2013

November 22, 2013

Semper Fidelis

Sgt. M.R. Frost
Lexington Va Police

November 22, 2013

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of another one of our brothers Trooper Ross Riley. May the Lord comfort and bless his family and friends.

JCOS TW Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

November 22, 2013

My prayers are with everyone touched by this tragedy.

Kelly / NA

November 22, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service to this Great Country in the USMC. My condolences to your Family and the NYSP.

Sgt Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

November 22, 2013

RIP Trooper Riley. So Sad.

Richard L Fisher, Trooper retired

November 22, 2013

My wife and I were recently at Letchworth State Park, the rock cliffs are huge and we commented on how dangerous it could be if someone tried to make the climb.. Godspeed to the troopers family and friends..

Ptlm. Gary A. McCarty (Ret.)
Corning City Police NY

November 22, 2013

May God bring comfort, and peace to Trooper Ross Riley's Wife and Kids, fellow Troopers, and family. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.

bob sott
Friend of Heidi and her family

November 22, 2013

I hate hearing this news as do we all. It’s bad enough at any time, it cuts deeper for me when it’s a Marine. You get that empty feeling in your Stomach and a huge sense of loss. We are all in a fraternity of sorts, Policing and or Military and are affected in a most profound way because of our Fraternal relationship and deeply sadden by this unfortunate accident and loss of Trooper Ross M. Riley. My Sincerest Condolences SEMPER FI,

Ron Waters (MLEO)
Niagara Falls Enforcement Services/CALEO

November 22, 2013

Trooper Riley, thank you my brother for your service and sacrifice to your country and your community. To the family this hero leaves behind, I pray God gives you strength and comfort during this time of great loss.


November 22, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Riley's family and everyone at the New York State Police. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

November 22, 2013

RIP Trooper Riley. My thoughts and preys to your family.

Lifeguard III Daryl J. McDonald
SDF-Rescue/ Cliff Rescue Instructor

November 22, 2013

God Bless

Officer Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

November 22, 2013

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your dedicated service to our great nation and to New York. Your legacy will last forever. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Trooper Ross during this time of tragic loss. Please, let's all be careful out there.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

November 22, 2013



November 21, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

November 21, 2013

May God bring comfort, and peace to Trooper Riley's family, fellow Troopers, and family. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace,

Jan Taylor, Det, Retired
Dallas P. D.

November 21, 2013

RIP Brother.


November 21, 2013

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