Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Petty Officer Travis Raymond Obendorf

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Reflections for Petty Officer Travis Raymond Obendorf

R.I.P. BROTHER Obendorf!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

December 27, 2013

Thank you for your service, Sir.

Deputy NC
Stanly Co So

December 27, 2013

God bless you for making the ultimate sacrifice so that others may live.

Patrol Sergeant
Metropolitan Nashville Police Dept.

December 26, 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

December 26, 2013

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest...deepest condolences to Petty Officer
Travis Raymond Obendorf family and friends ...we must continue to trust God even when things happen we dare not understand ...shall we pray ...Father in the name of Jesus we thank you now for your arms of comfort God you understand our every tear our every shi Thank you God on the behalf of the bereaved family and everyone through the blood of Christ in Jesus name amen ....{ here is a a poem Petty Officer
Travis Raymond Obendorf may have liked }

by Helen Lowrie Marshall

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways
of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun
of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.

theresa melody
someone who cares

December 26, 2013

RIP shipmate

Chief Petty Officer J. Nesdill

December 26, 2013

Rest in peace shipmate!!

PO2 Bizjak

December 26, 2013

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Boats. You stood your Watch in the highest traditions of the Coast Guard and for that we are all grateful.

Thank you.

Dr. Patrick Knowles
U.S. Coast Guard (vet)

December 26, 2013

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

December 26, 2013

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

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

December 26, 2013

Rest in peace my brother in L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

December 26, 2013

Fair winds and following seas, shipmate. We will never forget.

Petty Officer James Wolfer

December 26, 2013

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 26, 2013

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. You have served your time in hell, now rest comfortably in the arms of God. RIP, we’ll take it from here.

Capt. James W. Moore
Gardner Police Department

December 26, 2013

My condolences to your family and friends. You have made us all proud with your gallant service and bravery. May God now protect you and your family.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

December 26, 2013

Sincere thoughts and prayers to the family of Petty Officer Travis Obendorf. With gratitude for his sacrificial service.

Chaplain Sam Faraone
El Paso, TX Police Department

December 26, 2013

Few people understand that the Coast Guard is always in harms way-every single day. In times of war and peace they are out there. A very long time ago when I was a young man I was privledged to serve in the Coast Guard and ended my reserve time as a petty officer. The rules then were the same as they are today-"You have to go out, but you don't have to come back." Bravo Zulu shipmate-well done.

Inspector James Rice
Amtrak PD, FBI Retired-USCG Reserve Enlisted 1984-1992

December 26, 2013

Fair winds and following seas.

Ofc. Michael Kendall, BMC USCGR (Ret.)
Superior Police Department, Superior, WI

December 26, 2013

Thanks for your service. We will not forget. R.I.P.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

December 26, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Your brothers NYC Corrections Officers.

Officer Edwin Rivera

December 26, 2013

Eternal Father Strong To Save

God Bless this Seaman.

Major Retired, Jerome Ezell
Indiana State Police

December 25, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Petty Officer Travis Obendorf (BM3). Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of The United States will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute.

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

December 25, 2013

There's a legend in the Coast Guard that has been retold for centuries. While the places and circumstances may be altered through time, the legend remains the same.

One cold night a freighter was disabled due to high winds and towering waves. As the ship lay broken on the rocks they did the only thing they could the United States Coast Guard.

As the Coast Guard boat crew readied to launch, one excited civilian approached a grizzled surfman and told him that it was sheer madness to go out into such huge waves.

The Coast Guardsman gave a terse reply that has gone down into history. He simply said, "Regulations say that you've got to go out, but you don't have to come back."

Thanks "Boats" for keeping our nation safe. When confronted with you last call you did not waiver and bravely went out. You are a credit to all of us who have worn the Treasury Shield on our forearms. May you always have fair seas and following tides.

Semper Paratus

Paul Branaman
United States Coast Guard Retired

December 25, 2013

Shipmate, we have the watch. Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty.

To the family, shipmates, and friends of Petty Officer Travis Obendorf please know my most sincere heartfelt condolences go out to each and everyone of you. Godspeed.
John 3:16

CDR Russell H. Zullick (Ret)
Maryland State Police - Trooper 3

December 25, 2013

Rest in peace brother! We have the watch from here, but we know you have our six.

SGT T. Rhoton
United States Army Military Police

December 25, 2013

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