Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

First Lieutenant Arthur Adolph Green, III

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 9, 2015

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Reflections for First Lieutenant Arthur Adolph Green, III

Rest in peace

Nick mottola

August 9, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 9, 2020

Rest in peace 1st Lt Green.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 9, 2020

Art you are not forgotten, Wishing strength and comfort to your family this week and every day.

First Lieutenant Vence Woods

May 14, 2020

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

You are not forgotten...but very much missed. I pray you are resting in Peace. It was a pleasure serving with you.

Pamela Padavan-Paulin, Retired
Michigan Air National Guard - 191st SPF

May 15, 2017

Your service and bravery will not be forgotten. Thank you for serving your state and protecting its valuable natural resources. Rest in peace, brother.

Conservation Warden J. Sinclair
Wisconsin DNR

January 1, 2016

My condolences to Lt. Green's family, friends, and colleagues. I pray you find comfort in God's promise recorded at Revelation 21:3,4 "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." What a wonderful prospect God has outlined for a loved ones who have fallen asleep in death.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 9, 2015

Rest in peace my brother.

Conservation Officer Conservation Office
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

November 30, 2015

On behalf of the World Ranger Day Committee at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of 1LT Green.

Andrew Mizsak, Exec. Director
The Friends of James A. Garfield National Historic Site (USNPS)

November 3, 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

September 20, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

September 9, 2015

Godspeed go with you our prayers go out to your family and law enforcement family your service will never be forgotten rest easy my brother in blue

Chief WILLIAM. Wion
American Patriot Security. Ohio

August 31, 2015

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

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

August 29, 2015

Rest in peace sir, we have the watch now. Thank you for your many years of service to Michigan and to America. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Lt. Green during this time of tragic and sudden loss. Surely he will be missed by many people.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

August 27, 2015

RIP Brother. May God be with your family and loved ones.

Patrolman Steven Austin
Trenton Police Department (NJ)

August 27, 2015

Rest with God lst Lt. Green. Your devotion and years of dedicated service will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

August 25, 2015

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

To the Green family, fellow officers, and all who call Arthur 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 Lt. Green gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 9, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 23, 2015

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

August 22, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Prayers.

Ret. Deputy Sheriff's Tom and Diana Stri
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

August 22, 2015

Thank you for your service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your law enforcement family. You will not be forgotten. You will always be honored.... Rest easy...
-Police Unity Tour - Team CSPD
"We Ride For Those Who Died" PoliceUnityTour
Coral Springs Police Department, FL

August 20, 2015

Rest with God Lt. Green. Your dedication, devotion, and untimely death will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

August 19, 2015

Skip will be missed very much, he was full of life and I am Glad to have had the pleasure of knowing him,
Larry Burton.r

a long time friend

August 19, 2015

Rest in Peace First Lieutenant Arthur Green. 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

August 19, 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

August 18, 2015

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