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

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David was killed.

To David's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Sgt. Baldwin gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 26, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 4, 2014

Dave-I still can't believe that are gone. For people who didn't know Dave, he loved his M/C and never met anyone that didn't immediately become a friend of his. Dave was the kind of guy that never said a bad word about anyone, which is tough thing to do in this profession. The world has lost an awesome person. Dave organised charity rides and was a very giving and kind person. I pray that his wife and son carry on with the knowledge that Dave was taken doing something he truly loved doing. May you rest in peace sir, and may your family find solace and comfort.

Lieutenant J. L.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

March 9, 2014

Sergeant Baldwin, as a fellow blue suiter in the Air Force and a fellow police officer, thank you for a lifetime of service to your country and your community. May God be with your family, friends and fellow deputies at this tragic time.

Sgt D. Bowler
Los Angeles Police Department

March 8, 2014

Sgt. Baldwin - Thank you for your service to our nation, as a member of the Air Force. Thanks, too, for your service to the people of Jefferson County and the state of Colorado.

May your family find comfort in the aftermath of your passing. I ask that God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. K. Moreland
Arapahoe Community College PD (Ret. LAPD)

February 24, 2014

Sergeant Baldwin,

God has gathered in another of His children. Rest well.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over three years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

February 22, 2014

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

February 21, 2014

I had the pleasure of working with Sergeant Baldwin in the Detention Facility. I will always remember his professionalism and the way he led by example. Sergeant Baldwin was also very personable and possesed a quick wit.
I offer my heartfelt condolences to Sergeant Baldwin's family. I hope they can find comfort in realizing how much he was respected and admired by his co-workers and members of the community. R.I.P. Sergeant Baldwin, thank-you for your years of dedication and service.


February 13, 2014


"I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above."


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV

February 13, 2014

May God comfort your friends and family in their hour of need. God Bless and Godspeed, sir.

Lisa Burton

February 11, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 11, 2014

Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family of Sgt.Dave Baldwin. Dave spent a lot of time at Bandimere Speedway when training with the Motorcycle riders. He always had a smile, a very caring attitude and a great sense of humor. Dave was a man we ALL called our friend as he was a genuine gentleman." Dave you may be gone ,but the Family and Staff at Bandimere Speedway will never forget you! "

George Turner
Bandimere Speedway

February 10, 2014

Our heartfelt sympathy to the dear family and friends of Sergeant David Baldwin. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made keeping others out of harms way. Rest in Peace motorman, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

February 8, 2014

As I get older, there are fewer and fewer things that make sense to me. Kids make sense. Animals make sense. Caring for our elders makes sense and doing the right thing makes sense. A law enforcement officer spends their life doing the right the thing. 24 hours a day; every day; every minute. Protecting the weak, the elderly and the good people of this earth. The loss of a LEO is very painful for this reason. What about the pain when they are your loved one; your friend; your co-worker?

As a citizen, the only thing I can offer is to say that your pain is shared and understood by we that care so very, very much and I hope this eases your burden at-least a little. Please know that this is written in tears and in the deepest sincerity from the pain I feel from losing something so good; someone so good; a person that chose to serve and to fight for what is right. To not take the path that is safe, dry and perhaps more certain, but the one where the only certainty is the danger, the unpredictability and the disdain from those that choose the dark side, away from what is right and of what is good. There are though, other certainties and those are the respect, the camaraderie and the satisfaction of knowing you are fighting the good fight and are making it better down here. The satisfaction of knowing that to not fight; to not care; allows the darkness into our world that much more.

I know that our loved ones are saddened when looking down and seeing us sad. They would say ”Your tears sadden me; I know you know I never wanted you to be sad. Remember the good years we were truly blessed with and rejoice in those. Some people will never have that type of love and those memories; those are the people we should weep for. I am never truly gone or lost because I am never forgotten.”

Love is eternal. It transcends time, space and even our passing.

To all those in pain; please know that you are not alone.

Dear Almighty God; strength, understanding and togetherness is Your Greatest Gift to us at this time.

Civilian Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

February 8, 2014

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sergeant David Baldwin and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Sergeant Baldwin, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 6, 2014

Rest In Peace Sergeant Baldwin.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
High Point NC & Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Depts.

February 6, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

February 5, 2014

Thank you Sgt.Baldwin for yout faithful service to your community. May God bless this family in a mighty way and help them to ask God for his strength to carry on. Also bless his DEPARTMENT OF OFFICERS who worked with him. Lets look at the bright side of life, He is now directing Traffic in heaven. What a blessing

R./Capt. Wayne Blankinchip
Jacksonville sheriff's office, Jax. FL.

February 5, 2014

Thank you Sgt Baldwin for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agecy peace.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

February 4, 2014

Sgt. Baldwin, so long as you live in the hearts and minds of all who know and love you best, you will never truly be gone. Thank you for all your service to this country.

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

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

February 3, 2014

From The City of Richmond Heights ~We are sending our condolences for the families loss. He is in the arms of the angels now.

Court Clerk Julie McVey Kellerman
City of Richmond Heights, MO.

February 3, 2014

I just heard about Sgt. Baldwin's death this morning on KLOVE Radio. What an outstanding this man lived and gave for others. Thank you Sgt. Baldwin for your sacrifices to make life on this earth better for all. May God comfort your family and friends. You will be sorely missed.

Sarah-Warrior in God's Kingdom Army
In His Footsteps Ministries

February 3, 2014

I pray the Lord bless and comfort your family as he prepares a place in heaven for you to patrol Sergeant David Baldwin.

JCOS TW Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

February 3, 2014

Our sympathy with the family. We will keep you in our prayers.

Tom Witczak, Vice President
ALERT International

February 2, 2014

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

Bryce Stevenson
Son of fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 01/09/05

February 2, 2014

My hear breaks for Sgt. 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 to 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, so I do have hope. The LE community and COPS organization have been godsends to us. I will pray for you all to get through this with us and God gives us the strength for each new day. God bless you all.

Keri Jo Schmidt
Mother of Officer Casey Kohlmeier & K-9 Drac
Pontiac, IL PD
EOW 10/30/13

February 1, 2014

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