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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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

June 29, 2015

Rest in Peace Sergeant Chris Kelley. 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

June 29, 2015

Sergeant Christopher Kelley, during your tour of duty you served the citizens of this great county and then the citizens of Hutto Texas with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Sergeant Christopher Kelley you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Hutto Texas Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe. Chris we will honor your sacrifice daily by putting on the badge of our department and going to work the streets. Rest well young WARRIOR.

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

June 29, 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 Chad Miner
Powell PD

June 28, 2015

May you be the bright light among the stars and may your family and friends always feel your presence, warmth and love as they heal and remember you. Rest in peace. Peace and love to the Kelley family from our family.

Elena Novak

June 28, 2015

RIP brother Christopher.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

June 28, 2015

RIP

Detective Doug Teachworth
Lynnwood, WA

June 27, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Hutton Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

June 27, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of such a brave and patriotic young man. I will keep his family, friends and co workers in my thoughts.

Deborah Rushing
Civilian

June 27, 2015

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County Idaho Sheriffs Office

June 27, 2015

Thank you Sgt Kelley for your ultimate sacrifice. I am blessed to call this community you served for home for my family also. Our city will forever be changed and you will never be forgotten. May God bless your family and watch over them. Rest in peace brother.

Senior Patrol Officer Michelle O'Neil
Pflugerville PD

June 26, 2015

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Sergeant Christopher Kelley you're in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort and support from those around you. May God help heal your aching hearts. Rest in peace, Sergeant Kelley.

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

June 26, 2015

Rest in peace Sgt. Kelley

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

June 26, 2015

R.I.P. BROTHER Kelley!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

June 26, 2015

Sgt. Kelley, thank you so much for protecting and serving the community that my family and I live in. It is because of people like you that I chose to live in this small, tight knit town and I will forever be appreciative for the sacrifice that good men and women like yourself have given for the better of others by going into harm's way. Godspeed and may God bless your loved ones.

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8

SPO D. Hernandez #5640
Austin Police Department-Motor 44

June 26, 2015

RIP brother, we'll take your watch from here.

The men and women at the Hutto PD, friends and family of Sgt. Kelley, and the community of Hutto is in my thoughts and prayers.

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.
Cause those of us who carry a badge
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 awful tough.

But I never took a penny
that wasn't mine to keep...
Though I've worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got 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."

Detective McCue
Manitowoc PD (Wisconsin)

June 26, 2015

YOU HAVE LEFT YOUR COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE

And they would tell us:
"I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of that blue fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and hold that blue line. I will continue my watch from above."

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE GOOD YOU HAVE DONE HERE ON EARTH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO US ALL.


The staff of the Silver State National Peace Officers Museum expresses our deepest sympathy to the Hutto PD family and to the family of Sergeant Kelley in this horrible time of loss. May you all find comfort in the great good that he did here on earth. His memory lives on in the history of law enforcement.

Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV

June 26, 2015

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the selfless service, commitment and dedication you had for your family, community, fellow officers and a grateful nation will never be forgotten.

May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched.

You have served your time in hell, now rest comfortably in the arms of God - We'll take it from here.

Capr. James Moore, Retired
Gardner, KS Poilce a Department

June 26, 2015

Rest in peace Brother, may God be with your family during this difficult time.

Sergeant Charles Rockwell
Stillwater Police Department

June 26, 2015

My prayers are with your family. RIP

Officer Brandy Oliver
Cypress Fairbanks Police Department

June 26, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

June 26, 2015

RIP AND GODSPEED TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

PPO II Stephen Bruet
NC Department of Public Service

June 26, 2015

Rest in Peace Sergeant Christopher Kelley .... our prayers remain with you, your family, your Hutto PD family, and the community you served with honor and nobility. May our Lord grant you all comfort and peace through this time, we pray.

Chief Tom Mylett
Port of Corpus Christi Police Dept

June 26, 2015

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and those who have loved you in return.

Sean D. Creamer; Chief
TPSU, New Bern NC

June 26, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Kelley. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Hutto Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

June 26, 2015

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