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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


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

RIP sir

corporal Jackie Robertson
Lewisburg police

July 12, 2015

Thank you for your service Sergeant. Rest easy in the arms of the Lord.

Ptl. Randy Pearce
Gloucester Twp. PD

July 9, 2015

Your family and department has lost a good man, but God's army just grew by one. You will be missed greatly here and may God Bless and comfort your family and friends. R.I.P.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police

July 5, 2015

The law enforcement community is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Sergeant Christopher Kelley. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, friends, and coworkers of Sergeant Kelley. 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

I served with Chris in 02/03. Great guy that loved his family first and foremost, loved his career and life itself. He loved to laugh and I will remember his smile. He will be missed and I pray for comfort for his wife and children. RIP Chris we got the watch from here.

Sgt. Todd Hall
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

July 2, 2015

Rest in peace Sgt Kelley my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.


July 2, 2015

Rest in peace brother ...

Officer Alexandro Cardoza
Federal Reserve Police

July 2, 2015

A terrible loss. I feel for your family, children and the Hutto PD. RIP we got it from here. Please be our protector while we are on Earth. We will meet again.

Sgt. Allan Jones
Leander Police Department

July 1, 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

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

We are all at a loss. You will always be missed. There are no words that can be written for you being taken this quickly. God bless your family and children. We will meet again.

Detective Sergeant Allan Jones
Leander Police Department

June 30, 2015

RIP BROTHER. May God bless your family, friends and department during these hard times.

Sgt Cody Davis
Lumberton, TX Police Department

June 30, 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

I was blessed to have know Sgt. Kelley. You will be missed my friend. May you rest in peace.

Becky Mitchell

June 30, 2015

Rest in peace my brother of blue.

Officer J. Rhodes
Maize Police Department, Kansas

June 30, 2015

Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

June 30, 2015

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

June 30, 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

June 30, 2015

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
North Bergen N.J. P.D.

June 29, 2015

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 29, 2015

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