Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant David M. Baldwin

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant David M. Baldwin

My heart breaks for Officer Baldwin, his family, brothers and sisters in blue, and the entire Jefferson County community. He was a true hero and will never be forgotten. To the family, please lean on your LE family, as they will be your strength from here on out. I lost my 29 year old son and love of my life, Officer Casey Kohlmeier & his K-9 Draco, in the line of duty when a drunk driver killed them 3 months ago, on October 30, 2013, in Pontiac, IL, and I could not make it without their continued love and support of my family. Every day is a new challenge, and I will be honest with you, it still feels like yesterday. Everyone says the pain will be easier to bear in the days and years ahead, and tho it has only softened a bit, the LE community and COPS organization have been godsends to us. I will pray for you all to get through this with us and give us strength for each new day. God bless you all.

Keri Jo Schmidt
Mother of Ofc Casey Kohlmeier & K9 Draco, Pontiac, IL PD, EOW 10/30/13

January 27, 2014

May Gods love and peace surround you all.

Michelle Sommerfeld

January 27, 2014

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Sgt. David Baldwin. He was an honorable Officer who served God, his country, and the citizens of Jefferson County with dignity and purpose. God bless him and may God's presence be with this family that they might be comforted knowing they will meet again according to God's word and those in Christ Jesus. amen.

Margaret Hood (ret'd)
Citizen Watch

January 27, 2014

Anyone can slay a dragon he told me. But try waking up in the morning and loving the world all over again.....that's what makes a real hero. RIP, we've got the watch.

Patrol Corporal Ryan Adrian
Routt S.O., CO

January 27, 2014

RIP Sergeant Baldwin

A resident of Malden, Mass

January 27, 2014

My thoughts are with this brother Officer, and our deepest condolences and prayers, I was also a Motor for just over 5 years. May you enjoy your Post everlasting ride assignment, Amen

Sgt. Baker
State Of California

January 27, 2014

Rest easy motorman............


January 27, 2014

The members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association appreciated Sgt. Dave for his dedication to motorcycle safety, and for his unwavering support of our Motorist Awareness program. He provided hours in service to our organization, and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He will never be forgotten.

Colorado District Membership
Gold Wing Road Riders Association

January 27, 2014

Rest in Peace Sgt. Baldwin 10-42.

Det. JP McGrath(Retired)
Schenectady Police Dept., NY

January 27, 2014

To all those who knew and loved Sergeant Baldwin, I am sorry for your loss. Praying God will comfort you.

Shari Fleming

January 27, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. You may be gone; but not forgotton; nor shall you ever be.

Senior Master Sgt R.E. Wood (ret)
U.S. Air Force; Security Police

January 27, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 27, 2014

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

January 27, 2014

RIP, we will miss you and we will carry on from here

Det Bill Johnson
Arvada Police Dept

January 27, 2014

I am so tired of selfish, errant drivers seriously injuring or killing motor officers. They walk way w tears feeling bad, and we either don't, or get flown out with severe injury.
We lost a fellow motor 2 yrs ago because of a careless driver. It's hard....
My heart is so heavy for Sgt Baldwin's family because I went through a similar event myself, but thank my angels I survived. I cried when I read this. We can be the best trained motor officer in the world, run rodeos side-saddled, but it takes only one idiot's senseless actions.... Fly high above us brother and watch over the rest of us...

Motor Ofc T. Leman
Sanford PD

January 27, 2014

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 27, 2014

RIP Sarge!! Thanks for your service! Prayers for you and your family blood and blue

Senior Patrol Officer Riley Null
Irmo PD, SC

January 27, 2014

Rest in peace blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

January 27, 2014

RIP Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My prayers go out to your friends and family.

Colorado Springs Police Dept. Civilian

January 27, 2014

RIP brother, we have the watch.

Patrol Officer #2330
Broomfield Police

January 27, 2014

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle

January 27, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this horrible tragedy. You are Hero Sergeant Baldwin. Rest in peace Dear Brother. Thank you for doing your job. God bless.


January 27, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant David Baldwin. 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 Jefferson County, Colorado will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.
Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

January 27, 2014

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


Ron Walker

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Motor Officer Jose Quiles
McKinney PD, TX

January 27, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother

Corporal B.P. SULLIVAN
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

January 27, 2014

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