Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Chelsea Renee Richard

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 3, 2014

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Reflections for Trooper Chelsea Renee Richard

RIP; never to be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 1, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 3, 2020

Chelsea was like a zone partner to me (and a great one at that!). I work in Sumter, which was one of her counties. We talked many nights about life and family. She loved her little boy, and always tasked about him. Don't let her stature fool you, she was a pistol and didn't take anything from anyone! I miss you girl! You were a great friend, partner, and person!

Sgt. Joey Mooneyham
Sumter County Sheriff's Office

May 3, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 3, 2019

Trooper Richard, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 14, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

Condolences to the family of Chelsea R. Richards. I just learned of her loss from her brother while on a vacation. Thoughts and prayers forever.

Senior FAM Randolph Jones Jr
Federal AirMarshal Service

June 28, 2018

Again, my deepest condolences to the family of Chelsea Renee Richard. Trooper Chelsea R. Richard will never ever be forgotten. May her soul rest in Heaven. Thank you Trooper Richard for your services to protect all motorist who travels via highways in the State of Florida, especially those who travel on I.75.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 17, 2018

Rest in peace Trooper Richard. Your bravery was appreciated. You and Trooper Kimberley Hurd have probably been having conversations with your angelic heroes and heroines now shielded in God's loving embrace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2017

Rest well my sister. God bless you and your loving family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 3, 2017

God Bless you Trooper Richard for your dedicated service. May God continue to watch over you and your family, friends and co-workers. You might be gone but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Sgt. Kristine Schmittgens
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

May 3, 2016

Although I did not know Chelsea, I knew her father well as I worked for him. From the previously read reflections, I can see she - like her father - was highly motivated, extremely dedicated, deeply appreciated, and 100% on point at all times. My heartfelt condolences to Bruce and the rest of the family and to the FHP for the unrecoverable loss of a true hero.

Senior Investigator Scott T. Paladini
Department of Public Safety, Islip, NY

June 4, 2015

You are not forgotten and your family is still prayed for.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

May 3, 2015

You are in heaven now

Gilbert Alvarez JR
Just a friend

December 29, 2014

You are now with god and the angels protecting us all god bless you and keep you.


December 25, 2014

Trooper Richard, you have given the ultimate sacrifice. You are a true hero! My prayers are with your family, Now go Guard the heavenly gates Trooper. God Speed.!
Thank you for your service.

Police Officer # 7124
City Of Miami Police Dept

September 25, 2014

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2014

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Trooper Chelsea Richard and the Florida Highway Patrol during this time. Thank you, Trooper Richard, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 2, 2014

God Bless and keep her in his/her arms as comfort is given to her family, friends and coworkers

Ret, Detective Gregory Gecewicz
NYPD - Retired Disability

May 31, 2014

sad loss for us all. may she rest in peace, and may her son grow to know what a hero his mom was.

SSG Ed McEvoy
Florida Army National Guard

May 27, 2014

God Bless you sister... Praying for your family, son, and fiancé.



May 23, 2014

Rest in eternal peace, Trooper Richard, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powerrs
Philadelphia Prison System

May 23, 2014

R.I.P SISTER Richard!!!

Nebreaska Police Officer

May 16, 2014

Trooper Richard,

You have joined the Heavenly ranks of others who chose to "Protect and Serve". 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.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

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

May 14, 2014

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

To the Richard family, fellow troopers, and all who call Chelsea beloved, 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 Trooper Richard gave to her community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on May 3, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 14, 2014

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