Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg, Jr.

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, March 13, 2015

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Reflections for Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg, Jr.

Rest in peace brother. We'll take it from here.

Assistant Chief of Police Chris Chandler
The Colony Police Department

March 15, 2015

RIP Young Man.

DET LT TOM BRAWLEY,RET.
COCONINO CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE, FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.

March 15, 2015

God Speed, Trooper.

Sergeant Daniel Burlingame
Town of Camillus, New York

March 15, 2015

Trooper Fredenburg,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

March 15, 2015

Rest in the Peace of God our Leo brother. It is with great sadness to say
Farewell . Till we all meet again . Condolences to the whole Fsmily, friends,
And co-workers.

Police Officer M Blas
Guam Airport Police

March 15, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Thank you for you service brother.

Sergeant
USSS/UD

March 15, 2015

Rip brother.

Trooper Jk Jones
Georgia State Patrol

March 14, 2015

Rest in peace Trooper Fredenburg. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold.

OFC TERRY F. ZECH (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

March 14, 2015

R.I.P. Trooper Fredenburg, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the New York State Police in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you, and may God keep you in his loving care my brother. Thank you also for your service to our great nation as well " Semper Fi ". " We remain Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

March 14, 2015

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Trooper Fredenburg and the New York State Police during this time. Thank you, Trooper Fredenburg, for your service.

Administration
National Police Wives Association

March 14, 2015

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

March 14, 2015

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD
Colorado

March 14, 2015

IN MEMORY OF TROOPER DONALD R. FREDENBURG

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, one hundred and twenty-seven state troopers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of New York. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg, of the New York State Police; who suffered a fatal heart attack, in the line-of-duty, on Friday, March 13, 2015, while participating in his Academy Class’ morning run at the New York State Police Academy.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of the State of New York, help them to faithfully equip their state troopers with the best tools to protect their state. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of the State of New York to remember to pay their state troopers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of the State of New York to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their state.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.

Now, Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police of the Nashua NH (USA) Police Department
Police Chaplain of the Merrimack NH (USA) Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

March 14, 2015

RIP & Semper Fi Trooper Fredenburg, may God ease your loved ones grieving.

Deputy Sheriff Don Sicura (Ret.)
Philadelphia County Sheriff

March 14, 2015

Your path to heaven is wide open so go my brother and join all that have given All prayers are with you

Retired Chicago Police Dept Roger Sowins
Chicago

March 14, 2015

RIP......(Salute)

Retired Trooper A. Dezso
NCSHP

March 14, 2015

Rest in pease my brother Our prayers are with you and your family

Retired Chicago Police Dept Roger Sowins
Chicago

March 14, 2015

Chicago

Retired Chicago Police Dept Roger Sowins
Chicago

March 14, 2015

Though your tour was shot here on earth, your now have a more awesome one in heaven. Rest with God Trooper Fredenburg. Prayers for your family at your home going.

Retired Police Offier Bob Lester
Midland, Texas Police Department

March 14, 2015

Rest easy brother. Godspeed.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

March 14, 2015

Trooper Don. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From a retired NYS Trooper & a former U.S. Marine.

Inv. Gerald Tiernan (Ret)
Ass'n. of Former NYS Troopers, Inc.

March 14, 2015

You said you were the best when you raised your hand and decided to be one of the few. You then showed you were the best when you earned that Eagle,Globe and Anchor. As if that wasn't enough you became a State Trooper. Yep that makes you a hero in my book. My respect Marine. Semper Fi.

K-9 Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

March 14, 2015

Rest in Peace Trooper Fredenburg. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

March 14, 2015

Our prayers to the Fredenburg family at their loss. May GOD be with them through this difficult time.

Retired Sergeant Charles Carty
Benton, AR Police Dept.

March 14, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the New York State Police. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

March 14, 2015

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