Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Eric Keith Chrisman

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Reflections for Trooper Eric Keith Chrisman

Praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine Clifford, mother
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

June 23, 2021

Rest in peace Trooper Chrisman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 2, 2020

I live right next to your resting place. I went to school with this man. Our community still mourns for your passing a memorial flag has been put up in the cemetery in your honor. Thin Blue Line, rest in peace.

Correctional Officer Cameron Robinson
Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center (KCPC)

December 1, 2018

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

I met Eric’s Father Randy recently and haven’t stopped thinking about their sacrifice since. It’s unspeakable to lose a child and a burden that never leaves your heart or thought. Cheers to you Eric for your service and your ultimate sacrifice.

Police Officer (retired)
Columbus, Ohio PD

April 25, 2018

Met this Troopers PROUD father today in Washington D.C. He will not be forgotten.

Sgt Matthew Hicks

February 26, 2018

I miss him a lot, he was brother by the badge, a best friend, but mostly like a dad. I hope you are doing okay, I love you.

Daughter of officers
family by badge

February 20, 2017

My condolences to Trooper's Chrisman's family and the KSP. Revelation 21:3,4 reads "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray that God's promise of reversing death and mourning bring comfort to all.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 7, 2015

We put your quote up on the wall today at Post and it made me think about you just a little more than yesterday. We miss you like crazy brother! You and Cam both are talked about and remembered every single day. Can't wait to see you both again some day!

"God first - Family second - Everyone is family" Tpr E. K. Chrisman, U/800

Intel Analyst Gary Fraser, U/1497
KSP Post 1

November 18, 2015

Thoughts and prayers for your parents and family, friends and coworkers. Rest in peace Trooper Chrisman.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, E.O.W. 3/20/11

October 25, 2015

Eric, Mom and I are at our first COPS parents retreat. We really don't want to be here...... because we just want you back. We love you so much.

Randy Chrisman ( dad)
Father ( pops)

October 22, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

August 12, 2015

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

To the Chrisman 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 Trooper Chrisman gave to his community and the citizens of Kentucky, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 23, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 6, 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

August 2, 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 Ched Miner
Powell PD

July 24, 2015

Rest in Peace, Troop'.

Captain Chris Miller
Christian County Sheriff's Office, Hopkinsville, KY

July 13, 2015

My the Lord welcome you into God's Kingdom. May we cherish your devotion and duty to the State of Kentucky.

Sgt Richard C. Doty (retired)
New Mexico State Police

July 12, 2015

R.I.P. May God comfort your family and friends. Thank you for your service.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police

July 5, 2015

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

Zone Five Academy Session 58
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Academy

July 3, 2015

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


July 2, 2015

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 1, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

July 1, 2015

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

July 1, 2015

Rest in peace Brother we have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


June 30, 2015

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 BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

June 30, 2015

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