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

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sgt E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

May 7, 2014

To Chelsea....and Jaime,
I volunteered to remove your gun belt and uniform insignia from you at the scene. I assisted in placing you in a black bag which was covered with an American flag by F.H.P. Honor Guard. My life has been forever changed. I've seen thousands of dead in my 27 years of service, but it killed me to see that F.H.P uniform with your body clad, dead under that tow truck. If you need anything, I won't be far away. To her family, mine prays.

Jaime, I promise I'll be there for you.

Senior Trooper Scott Ashley Howard
Florida Highway Patrol, Troop K

Senior S.A. Howard
F.H.P. Troop K Turnpike Orlando

May 7, 2014

I would like to offer condolences on behalf of my family and myself for the loss of this Fallen Hero. Her service was greatly appreciated and will be missed.

Cpl David Whaley
Marion County Sheriff Office

May 7, 2014



May 7, 2014

Trooper Richard thank you for your service and dedication to law enforcement. May you rest in peace. Deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and coworkers of Trooper Richard.

Sgt J Walter
Richmond PD Virginia

May 7, 2014

This was a tragic incident. May Trooper Richard Rest Forever In Peace. My prayers go out to the Richard family.

E. Alejo

May 7, 2014

There are no words which could accurately describe my grief and sorrow for her son and family. God Bless you, Trooper Richard.

Sgt. Chris Greeley
Holden Police Department (Maine)

May 7, 2014

Rest in peace Chelsea. Thank you for your service.

Sgt (ret) Ron Holt
Broward County Sheriff's Office

May 6, 2014

So tragic. Prayers for you, your family and your fellow officers. Thank you for your service to your community.

Ret. Sgt. Scott Ryon
Washington County Sheriff's Office, Or.

May 6, 2014

Deepest sympathy to the loved ones and co-workers of Trooper Chelsea Richard. May the grace of God bring comfort to you.

Chaplain Sam Faraone
El Paso, TX Police Department

May 6, 2014

May God comfort your family, friends and the Florida Highway Patrol. You are all in our prayers.

Mississippi Trooper
Mississippi Highway Patrol

May 6, 2014

RIP Chelsea, no words can help those left behind. Keep watch over Clayton & Nick & his family. You will never be forgotten.

Janet Stone

May 6, 2014

Our condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of this officer.
It's a very sad day indeed.
Rest in peace sister.....

Officer Brewer-retired
KPD (Washington State)

May 6, 2014

God Bless you, Trp. Richard, for your ultimate sacrifice. You are gone but never forgotten. My heart and prayers go out to all involved in this very tragic accident. Glod Bless your son and family.

Sandi Parrott
Florida Highway Patrol

May 6, 2014

God Bless you. We are praying for comfort and guidance for your son, family and friends- today and always. Thank you for your service.

K. Faircloth #5479 & C. Batts #5420
Marion County Sheriff's Office, Ocala Florida

May 6, 2014

May God Bless the family and friends of Trooper Richards. She is a true hero, not because of how she died, because of how they lived.

May God also bless the families of those that were lost with her and the Florida Highway Patrol.

Captain J. D. Connelly. retired
SC Highway Patrol

May 6, 2014

My heart and prayers are with this heroes little man, parents, family, friends and coworkers, may God be with each of you as you struggle during this time of heart ache. There are no words to ease the pain that you are feeling right now, but know that there are many prayers with you today and always. God called another angel home to help patrol the streets above. Rest in peace Trooper Richard, and thank you for a job well done.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/06/02, Union County SO

May 6, 2014

Our prayers and condolences to Ricardo and Clayton Valdes, as well as the Florida Higway Patrol Family, state wide. May the peace of God rest on each of you and console each of us during our time of loss!

Regional Duty Officer
Tallahassee Communications Center

May 6, 2014

When we received the call that a Trooper had been in a traffic accident, we prayed that you were not hurt. As our deputies rushed to the scene we prayed that you would be ok. When we were told that your live had been lost, we cried.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dispatcher II - Donna Hackett
Marion County Public Safety

May 5, 2014

RIP Sister

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

May 5, 2014

May the family, friends, and colleagues of Trooper Richard find solace and reassurance in the words of our Savior Jesus Christ, as he welcomes our sister into his Loving care. To our fallen sister, we give thanks for her devotion to the service that we all hold so dear. And I extend my deepest condolences to the members and family of the Florida Highway Patrol . God Bless and Stay Safe!!!

Trooper R. L. RICHARD #304
N.D. Highway Patrol

May 5, 2014

God Bless You!

Cpl. George Panagoulis #2455
Prince George's County Police Dept.

May 5, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

May 5, 2014

Chelsea was a personal friend from Patchogue she was very dedicated to Law Enforcement we shared war stories in the beginning of her career . I am very saddened at this horrific loss Chelsea was a true trooper and she will be missed by in her hometown Patchogue NY

FDNY PARAMEDIC Stephen T Anderson badge

May 5, 2014

My Final Salute

For I’m already being poured out like a drink offering,
And the time has come for my departure; I have fought
The good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness…2 Timothy 4:6-8.

The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will
Of God lives forever…1 John 2:17

Today we stand to salute our sisters' departure from here
She’ll leave behind a family and those who hold her dear
In a career she served where all give some, yet she gave her all
she leaves this earth behind as she received her final call

The risks she faced on this final tour was one of a unique kind
Her bravery surpassed her courage at last she leaves a world behind
Everyday she’ll be remembered for all the special things she did
She patrolled the streets as Gods chosen servant to her goodbye we bid

Don’t worry our Sister in blue you’ll always be a part of our mind
We’ll always recall the bright face you bore one that’s so very kind
The hours you spent making a difference protecting all of mankind
You stood your watch and kept the faith of one so hard to find

We Salute Our Fallen sister for the impeccable job she's done
You walked tall on duty with integrity second to no one
The beat you worked was like a battlefield in a society filled with change
Yet you never wavered in your commitment to a job that somehow was strange

The flag of our nation will not fly at half mast across the entire USA
But trust us dear sister with taped badges we honor you this way
A symbol of a fallen sister that graced our presence everyday
We’ll always salute the job you performed before you went away!

Copyrights © 2014 by: Michael Rayford Powell
Dedicated to: Trooper Chelsea Richard, Florida Highway Patrol

Retired/Disabled Training Coordinator
Arkansas State DOC

May 5, 2014

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