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

Sgt. Wride, you are a true hero. The thing who murdered you will be missed by very few, if any, whereas you have left behind a grieving family well beyond Utah County. So long as those who know and love you best keep you alive in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone. Thank you for all your service to this county.

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

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

February 3, 2014

Words cannot express the sadness felt when we lose one of HEROS. Prayers to his beautiful wife and family.

Wife of Austin police officer
APD, Austin TX

February 3, 2014

Well done Cory, we got the watch. To your family. Families are forever!!

Sgt. Dan McCary
Benton County Sheriff's Office Wa

February 3, 2014

We hope knowing you are thought of in a kind and loving way helps ease your sorrow. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Director Govt Relations
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

February 3, 2014

Sergeant Cory Wride, during your tour of duty you served your community and county with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will take it from here. To the family of Sergeant Cory Wride you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Utah County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Fair Winds and Following Seas Warrior

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

February 3, 2014

My heart is broken over the loss of a hero who lost his life. I pray the Lord bless and comfort your family Sergeant Cory Wride as you now start your new patrol duties in heaven.

JCOS TW Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

February 3, 2014

RIP Brother

Lt A Anon
UPD

February 3, 2014

Rest in Peace brother. Thank you for your service.

Trooper D. Gallo
Florida Highway Patrol

February 2, 2014

To the family of Sergeant Cory Wride, friends, Sheriff James O. Tracy and the Utah County Sheriff's Office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now & always. John 15;13

A.S. (Scott) Batson
Cherry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

February 2, 2014

The most accurate word, is not a word at all.
It is the feeling we all feel,
in our chests and our stomachs,
when we come to these pages.

With great respect and sadness.
With prayers for strength to family,
friends and department.

Picked up a badge,
picked up a gun.
Sometimes I feel like;
I’m the one, on the run.

I work at night,
sleep in the day.
Wouldn't have it,
any other way.

I gave it my all,
gave my life in the end.
To made a difference down there,
I would do it all again.

To stand together we chose,
my blue brother,
because there are those,
that would harm another.

The most important thing
is to do what is right.
I would have never got in the ring,
if I didn't like the fight.

There are smooth roads
and the ones paved with ruts.
We drive the distance
because we have the guts.

Please finish your tears
and smile again.
We had some great years
my dearest, dearest friend.

We always do our best,
win, draw or fail
and I’ll see you all again,
at the end of trail.

Please don’t weep for thee
as your sadness saddens me;
as I look down from above
and we feel each others love.

Love is timeless.
It transcends all things.
Time, space and even our passing.

I am always near you.

citizen

February 2, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all of your fellow officers!!!! We love, respect and honor all of you.

Steve and Kimy Ahlgreen. Father and Mother of fallen Laurens County, GA, Sheriff Officer Kyle Dinkheller, EOW January 12, 1998. Also Ambushed.

Steve Ahlgreen
Father and mother of a fallen Sheriff Officer

February 2, 2014

Thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. Cory will forever live in your hearts and memories and that can never be taken away.

Officer Chris Schroeder
Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake

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

This man was an amazing officer, but we knew the father he was. We will miss him greatly. My youngest son (19 months) saw a picture of him on our computer and got really excited about seeing grandpa. He will be missed by so many. As a family we want to thank everyone that has sent a condolence, meal or silent prayer to us. The outpouring of support from friends and the community has been and is nothing short of amazing!! Thank you all.
The Wride family-

Wride Family
Immediate family of SGT Wride

February 2, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother. Keep watch over you fellow Deputy, who was also shot by the same subject, as he continues to recover. My condolences to your Family and the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

Sgt Fred Nordt Jr.
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

February 2, 2014

It was heartbreaking to hear the news of Sergeant Wride's untimely death at the hand of an evil person. As the mother-in-law to a fine LEO I pray every day for these fine men and women who put their lives on the line for us. May the Comforter be with the Wride family to carry them through the difficult days ahead. And may they know with certainty that they will be with their father, husband, and grandfather again some day in a better place where only goodness, peace, and love abound.

Jana Fowers
citizen

February 2, 2014

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

February 2, 2014

A piece of our hearts go with you. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. Comfort and prayers for your family and all that grieve at the loss of you. Thank you Sgt. Wride. You are a hero to all.

Gena Bertelsen
Wife of another Hero/mother of one of your dispatchers.

February 2, 2014

Rest in Peace Warrior know that the evil that took your life was returned to the Devil from where he came. Prayers for Peace and Comfort for your family,friends and co workers

R Eberhart friend and partner to
Royce Anderson HCSO eow 10/26/81

February 2, 2014

Rest in peace brother officer

Constable Martin Eder
Australian Federal Police

February 2, 2014

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RIP Cory. Your service, kindness and friendship will never be forgotten.

April Huntsman
Utah Valley Dispatch

February 2, 2014

I did not know Sgt. Wride personally, but I was given the honor and privilege to stand watch over him as an honor guard detail at the funeral home. What a humbling experience. May god welcome you home brother, you served with honor and distinction. We will take it from here.

Sgt. A. Bryson
Bountiful Police Department

February 2, 2014

Our heartfelt sympathy for Sergeant Wride's family. There are no words to fully express our appreciation to him for his ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and to his family for the sacrifice they also have given.
May you all be comforted by the many prayers which are being offered in your behalf.
We experienced a similar situation 12 years ago and understand the heartache you are going through. May Our Father in Heaven bless you always.

Thad and Rosemary Adams
Parents of Officer Joe Adams, LPD EOW 7/4/2001

February 1, 2014

My hear breaks for Sgt. Wride, his family, brothers and sisters in blue, and the entire Utah 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 Draco
Pontiac, IL PD
EOW 10/30/13

February 1, 2014

A disgustingly needless crime. Rest in Peace.

A.P.O. Zack Magee
Nassau County Police Department.

February 1, 2014

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