Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant Christopher Dan Kelley

Hutto Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Christopher Dan Kelley

"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."

Res. Sgt Jae Sonick (Retired)
Columbus Police Dept. OHIO

June 24, 2015

Thank you Brother for your service. RIH

Deputy Jason Long
Berrien County Sheriff Department

June 24, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 24, 2015

Tragic. Rest in Peace Brother

Corporal B.P. SULLIVAN (Ret)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

June 24, 2015

Rest in peace, Brother. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Detective Steven Polianos
U.S. Park Police

June 24, 2015

RIP brother we have the watch

Sgt Ralls
Peachtree City PD, Ga

June 24, 2015

Officer Christopher Kelley, sir, it is with honor that I tribute you with my sincere sympathy in your loss to your family, agency, and many friends, as well as Fellow Brothers and Sisters in blue. I know you have finished your watch, but brother, I also know that one day when God extends to me: Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant, we'll unite again in the satin pillars of the Sky. Thank you for your endless unselfish sacrifice during your service to the great state of Texas!

Michael Rayford Powell.

We Salute Our Fallen Brother

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 brothers’ departure from here
He’ll leave behind a family and those who hold him dear
In a career he served where all give some, yet he gave his all
He leaves this earth behind as he received his final call

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

Don’t worry our brother 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 mankind
You stood your watch and kept the faith of one so hard to find

We Salute Our Fallen Brother for the impeccable job he 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 brother with taped badges we honor you this way
A symbol of a fallen brother that graced our presence everyday
We’ll always salute the job you performed before you went away!

Copyrights © 2009 by: Michael Rayford Powell
Dedicated to: A Police Officers last Call

Sergeant Michael Rayford Powell
State of Arkansas

June 24, 2015

Sgt Kelley, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

June 24, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and God bless you for your sacrifice.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

June 24, 2015

R.I.P Sgt Christopher Kelley. Hutto P.D. Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
In the performance of your duty, you lost your life today. Today we lost another Brother. Please give my best to those men and women, those angels that have gone before us. Thank you for your service Sir.

Chief of Police, Retired

June 24, 2015

Rest in Peace Sergeant Kelley. Thank you for your service to the great state of Texas. Prayers go out for your family and friends. You will not be forgotten.

Senior Trooper Bill McLean
Texas Department of Public Safety

June 24, 2015


Medic Seth Sivells

June 24, 2015

Thank you Sergeant Kelley for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 24, 2015

Sgt. Kelley,
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.

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

June 24, 2015

Rest easy brother! My prayers are with his family.

Sergeant David Caldwell
Carter County, TN Sheriffs Office

June 24, 2015

I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Benson
Survivor of Chief James Leonard Speer

June 24, 2015

JOB WELL DONE !! May he rest in peace! Thoughts and prayers going out to his family, coworkers and friends.

Nora Lavery Petrash
sister of fallen Officer Peter J. Lavery Newington, CT EOW 12-30-2004

June 24, 2015

And Now We Say Goodbye

Great sadness fills our hearts today
as pipes and drums, in slow march play.
A comrade’s fallen by the way,
And now we say goodbye.

This hero to the very end
Was more than just a casual friend,
Who would a stranger’s life defend,
And now we say goodbye

But we shall cherish, all our days,
The character this life portrayed
With sacrifice so freely made,
And now we say goodbye.

The hand salute, o’er Stars and Stripes,
And distant skirl of highland pipes,
Give last farewell with hero’s rights,
And now we say goodbye.

While here on Earth, you gave your best.
Now in the Master’s arms you rest.
T’is by your memory we are blessed.
And now we say goodbye.

Howard Garrison Yates
@ July 2006

Oklahoma Heartland Chapter of the AFSFA
Brother Sky Cop

June 24, 2015

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck, Ret. Officer

June 24, 2015

Rest with God Sgt. Kelley. Your dedication, devotion, and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

Retired Police Offier Bob Lester
Midland, Texas Police Department

June 24, 2015

May you rest in peace and I pray that God watches over your family in this difficult time.

P.O. Lara
Greenburgh PD Westchester County NY

June 24, 2015

Rest in peace

Retired Officer Bruce Langos

June 24, 2015

Rest in Peace Sergeant Kelley. 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

June 24, 2015

Rest my brother u served ur country and gave all! It's time for u to rest in peace.

Detective Charles Earle
Bladensburg Police Department

June 24, 2015

Rest in Peace Sergeant Kelley. GOD bless your family.

Sheriff (Retired) Kenneth Moore
Fannin County Sheriffs Office

June 24, 2015

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