Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Eric Alan Eslary

Ligonier Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Reflections for Lieutenant Eric Alan Eslary

Rest in peace Lt. Eslary.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 16, 2020

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

August 31, 2018

A crystal angel will be sponsored by Bethlen Communities Home Health & Hospice and placed on the Remembrance Tree at 210 W. Church Street, Ligonier, PA on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5:30pm.

Theresa Thomas-Administrative Assistant
Bethlen Communities Home Health & Hospice

November 30, 2015

Rest in Peace Brother

Sgt. Paul Moeller
Joliet, IL. Police

October 6, 2015

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

To the Eslary family, fellow officers, and all who call Eric 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. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lt. Eslary gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 5, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 23, 2015

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant.

Lt. Eslary's wife had this beautiful tribute to him produced by a local photographer.

Eric Steinhardt
A Friend of The Job and Retired EMT

August 12, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy
IPA US (Associate)

August 2, 2015

God bless you all. I am so sad for him being killed by a wrong way driver, incredibly sad.

Martha Brothers
Fort Worth ISD

July 3, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and department. Rest in peace brother, and thank you for your service.

Officer D. T. Dabbs
Aiken Dept. Of Public Safety, Aiken, SC

July 3, 2015

I saw a post of several pictures on Facebook of your wife and K-9 partner. I had to look up your story. I was glad to see your K-9 is doing well. Thank you for your service. RIP.

Lieutenant Kent O'Donnell
Yellowstone Couty Sheriff's Office, Blgs MT

June 30, 2015

We miss you my friend!

Cpl Jeffrey Stahl
City of Jeannette Police Dept

June 19, 2015

Brother Eslary, Rest easy, fellow sheepdog. You have earned your place in paradise and we will cover the watch from here.

To the family of Lieutenant Eslary; I sincerely hope that the memories of your husband and father, and the knowledge that he devoted his life to serving others may help assuage the anguish of your loss. You and he deserved better. No words can take away the pain of such a loss. Remember him as he lived. A hero, a husband and a father.

Officer Joseph Walker
Niobrara, Nebraska Police Department

May 31, 2015

The law enforcement community is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Lieutenant Eric A. Eslary. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, friends, and coworkers of Lieutenant Eslary. We thank him for his service, may his soul rest in peace.

Zone Five Academy Session 58
New York State Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Re

May 25, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. Thank you for your service. R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, Military Police, Trafic Unit

May 25, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Lieutenant Eric Eslary during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Rest in peace, Lieutenant Eslary.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 24, 2015

Oh, my gosh ... what a tragedy.
My Family sends prayers for Eric's Family, Friends, Department,
Community, & Countrymen...
Prayers for Canine partner & others injuried.
So hard for anyone these days to be safe on the roads.
RIP Eric, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, Psy & LE ,Grad
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton, SD

May 19, 2015

I am so very sorry to read this.
Family and Friends of Lt Eslary - You have my most sincere sympathy. You are in my thoughts. May your many memories ease the loss.

Heather McAreavy
PSP spouse

May 13, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

May 13, 2015

On May 5th,2015 the LawEnforcement Community lost Lt Eric Eslary due to a Van driven by an individual who was from the same town as Lt Eslary, the driver of the Van was going the wrong way,and also more than likely Drunk.
I was Honored to have worked with K9 Officer Lt Eslary and his two K9 partners Ando and Blek through his many school functions and through my work in the Sheriff's Office, Lt Eslary was always there to lend a hand. And what an Honor to be a part of his Funeral Service and the Processional to see the many men and women from LawEnforcement Agencies from all over the state and out of state, what Pride that shows from the LawEnforcement Community and all the people who lined the streets and placed there hand over there hearts, waved flags,saluted us as we drove by PRICELESS. LT Eslay, gone from this Earth, but never from our Hearts. I want all who knew Lt Eslary To place there own hand over there Hearts, because as long as our heart is Beating We will feel his because that is where he is now and we will always have him with us until we walk the Beat that he is now with The Heavenly Father. Rest Brother Eslary,We will take the watch from here. God Bless, Believe, and See You Soon.

Sergeant Scott Pfeifer
Westmoreland County Sheriff's

May 12, 2015

Rest In Peace Lieutenant Eslary

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

May 12, 2015

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Eric Eslary. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

May 11, 2015

God's peace and speed Lieutenant Eslary. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

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

May 11, 2015

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Ligonier Township Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!


May 10, 2015

Rest in Peace my brother it is our watch now.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and all my brothers and sisters of the Ligonier Township Police Department.


Officer B. Ruth
Baltimore County Police Department

May 10, 2015

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 four 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 10, 2015

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