Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant Christopher Dan Kelley

Hutto Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Detective Sergeant Christopher Dan Kelley

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 7, 2018

Thank you for your service Detective Kelley. May you rest in peace. My prayers to the family and friends. Sandra and Barbara he will be know as a hero and will never be forgotten.

Rolando Jimenez, Retired Associate Warden
DOJ Federal Bureau of Prisons

March 16, 2018

It was a hard, emotional week, but in the end, the jury made the best decision possible. I think you would be proud of how strong Mom, Dad, and Michele all were as they took the stand to talk about how much you were, and still are, loved and missed. I love you.

Sandra
Sister

November 16, 2017

As the trial begins, I pray for justice for you and your family.

Christina Gernale
Sister Patrolman Conrad Gernale EOW 9-6-02

November 7, 2017

You are missed by many. I pray for you and your family.

Ed
USAF 28th BW

October 27, 2017

Well, the trial has been postponed...again. I want justice for you. We miss you so much. It's so hard to get through each day with you gone. I love you.

Sandra
Sister

August 15, 2017

The trial date is fast approaching. I am so sick at heart. We love you and miss you always.

Sandra
Sister

August 1, 2017

Today marks two years. We love you and miss you.

Sandra
Sister

June 24, 2017

Two years ago today, you were taken away from all who loved you. We miss you so much, nothing has been the same. You touched more lives than you ever knew, but to me you were always and remain my baby brother. I love you. Please watch over us all. I'll see you a little further down the road.

Sister Sandra Davis

June 24, 2017

I never met Sgt Kelley but I wish I could have. I am going to the Hutto Police Department and I hope that one day I can be a fine officer like he was.

Hutto police CADET
Hutto Police Department

June 22, 2017

It is 11 days from your 2nd EOW. The pain, loss, and sorrow is as strong today as the day we lost you. I miss and love you.

Sandra
Sister

June 13, 2017

What would have been your 40th birthday is just around the corner. It seems like every day gets harder. I miss and love you.

Happy Birthday in Heaven.

Sandra
Sister

March 16, 2017

As we approach Christmas, your loss is tangible. So many things remind me on a minute-by-minute basis that you are gone. I miss you, we are doing the best that we can. I love you.

Merry Christmas in Heaven.

Sandra
Sister

December 22, 2016

It was about this time in 2009 we got to Afghanistan. Man, that sucked. But you being Chris Kelley found a way to make fun of as much of the experience as possible. I laughed at your outrageous sense of humor and wit. Although I only worked with you for a couple of weeks, I wept at the news of your passing. I don't think you would want the attention, but on my first day volunteering at a small PD in California I looked at a thin blue line American flag hanging on the briefing room wall and told my new colleagues that I would do my best to serve them and the community in honor of you Chris and your family. Nothing can ever change the positive impact you made in my life in the brief time I got to know you. Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers whenever I see the thin blue line.

J. Payne (USAF OEF IX Veteran)
US Mint Police San Francisco, CA

December 10, 2016

One year ago today, I received a call I never expected and never wanted. My husband called me at work to tell me I needed to come home, my brother had been killed in the line of duty. I don't know how I've survived this last year. My heart hurts. I love you, baby brother, and I miss you every second of every day.

Sandra
Sister

June 24, 2016

Rest In Peace Sergeant Christopher Dan Kelly, your Brothers in Blue will take it from here. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Hutto, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on your murderers sorry carcass.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 23, 2016

Being friends with your officers, Sarge, has given me the greatest opportunity of getting to indirectly watch your beautiful family grow. We know you are there. Rest easy, we've got the watch Sergeant.

Officer Keely Adcock
Taylor Police Department

February 12, 2016

At 2 Timothy 3:1 it mentions we are living in "critical times". There is no regard for human life. My prayers are with all who knew Sgt. Kelley, especially his wife and two young children. In the bible, God has outlined a wonderful prospect for our loved ones that have fallen asleep in death. 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." Please accept my condolences.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 7, 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 Christopher was killed.

To the Kelley family, fellow officers, and all who call Chris 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 Sgt. Kelley gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 24, 2015

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 6, 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

OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THIS FALLEN HERO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.

Officer Edwin Lara / Division 9
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

July 15, 2015

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

July 12, 2015

"The Thin Blue Line"

There is a line
the color of the sky
on a clear afternoon

There is a line
the hue of the ocean
on a bright sunny day

There is a line
the purest shade of a newborn's eyes
awakening for the first time

There is a line
that protects us from harm
in all we do
whether day or night

There is a line
no one can penetrate
no one can alleviate

There is a line
made of those who choose
to follow a calling many do not hear
and still more do not comprehend

They choose to walk
the path of fear, hate, and mistrust
taken by so few
but marked by so many

And when one leaves this line
they leave a legacy
but the line does not break
for the remaining must still protect

There may be emptiness
a loss, or sadness
but never a hole
not in this line

This line that holds
the ghosts of the souls who have gone
and the souls of the ghosts who will be
The Thin Blue Line

Kimberly A. Erb

Sergeant Craig Gripentrog
Williamson County Sheriff's Office

July 12, 2015

RIP Sergeant Kelly. You're a hero and served protecting our country and community. My prayers to the family and friends.

Mr Greg Call
Little Rock AFB

July 12, 2015

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.