Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Cory Blake Wride

Utah County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant Cory Blake Wride

He went to work that day and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Sergeant Wride, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police

May 4, 2014



May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2014

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

To Cory'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. Wride gave to his community and the citizens of Utah, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 30, 2014.


Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 4, 2014

I am a recruitt in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's academy Class #400.
I will keep your family in my prayers.

Recruit Molina
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

March 24, 2014

My condolences and prayers to the Wride family. I know Sergeant Cory Wride is a hero for serving his community and he will always be in the hearts of his wife, children and friends.

Abraham Ceja Recruit LASD
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

March 24, 2014

Sergeant Wride, thank you for your service both in the National Guard and as a police officer. We mourn your loss at the hands of a coward. God bless your family, friends and fellow deputies. Rest in heaven brother.

Sgt D. Bowler
Los Angeles Police Department

March 8, 2014

Sergeant Wride,

Thank you for your dedicated service. My prayers go to your family and your brothers at U.C.S.O.
God speed SGT Wride.

Officer Robert Wride (former)
Colfax PD Washington

February 27, 2014

Sergeant Wride,

Rest well in the arms of God.

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

DAD. You were there when i needed you most and will be greatly missed. your are loved and will be dad that i will forever look up to and to be like. you are a prime example of how i plan on treating my wife and kids, thanks for your example. I will forever love you and miss you. I am missing a piece of my heart that will never be replaced. GOD BE WITH YOU DAD... TILL WE MEET AGAIN.

Chance Wride. MY DAD...

February 21, 2014

In Matthew, Chapter 5, Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" I believe Cory is now at peace in the hands of our Lord. I also pray for the soul of his killer.

Lt. D. Gallahue (ret)
Pasco County Sheriff's Office

February 20, 2014

RIP Sgt. Cory Wride: You can stand at ease now. You rest with the angels now. Until the day we meet again. Operation Bald Eagle

Operation Bald Eagle

February 18, 2014

A senseless act. Another Brother taken from us way too ealry. Rest in Peace my friend. Prayers to your family.

--Thin Blue LIne--

Sgt. Gregg Crandall
Fremont Police Department (CA)

February 17, 2014

Rest in peace Brother!

Sgt. William Redfern #247
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

February 15, 2014

We are deeply sadden at the lost of our brother Cory. Our entire Staff sends our prayers to the family of Deputy Wride and our support to the members of UCSO. Your courage and sacrifice to your community and to this Country will always be honored.

Commander Griffin
MPS / DOPS Special Ops Chicago

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 the Lord bless your family with comfort in their time of need. Rest in peace following a job well done. God Bless and Godspeed, sir.

Lisa Burton

February 11, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 11, 2014

May Sergeant Wride's family find healing through the grace of God. Thank you, Sir for your service.

A Citizen who cares
United States of America

February 11, 2014

God's peace and speed Sergeant Wride. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

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

February 10, 2014

Rest in peace sir, thank you for your service. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Sgt Wride during this time of tragic loss.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) PD

February 10, 2014

As a citizen of Utah County, Utah..I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation for your service to this community. You served with dignity and gave respect to everyone, even the bad guys! You will never be forgotten Sgt. Wride, prayers to your wife and children. ~heros never die~ R.I.P. SGT. WRIDE!

grareful private citizen
Utah County, Utah

February 9, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Sergeant Wride. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others out of harms way. Rest in Peace Sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

February 8, 2014

My husband and I have never attended a funeral like this before.
I was touched by the story and wanted to go.
I sent Nannette a msg. After looking her up on Facebook and was touched by her reply to me.
She was truly married to a very Special man.
The funeral service was so tender and loving as was the man it honored.
The words were heart felt and so so full of emotion for Corey.
The musical numbers were sang so beautifully, so touching.
I was brought to tears several times through out the service.
The last two musical numbers really touched me and made my heart ache for the family.
I have ( either one of us ) never been to more tender and touching Tribute to someone who has passed away like this before. It was amazing.
I felt very honored to feel like we were part of it.
I wanted to wrap my arms around Nanuet the so much and tell her how sorry I was that this happened.

Janice Fisher, Clearfield Ut
No relationship. Just hope to be a friend

February 6, 2014

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

National Police Wives Association

February 6, 2014

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