Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Eric O. Meier

Crawford Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Reflections for Sergeant Eric O. Meier

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

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

September 21, 2015

Rest in peace Sergeant Meier. I ask our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Crawford Police Department. Thank you for your dedication and service to your community. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Dept.

September 21, 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

September 21, 2015

R.I.P Sergeant Meier, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Crawford Police Department in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and may God keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fl.

September 20, 2015

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2015

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

September 20, 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

September 20, 2015

God's peace and speed Sergeant Meier. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 20, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 20, 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...
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Coral Springs Police Department, FL

September 20, 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

Our hearts go out to Sergeant Meier's family, friends, community and his extended family The Crawford Police Department. You are all in our family's thoughts and prayers. Although, we do not personally know Sergeant Meier we consider him a hero and we are grateful for his service. Blessings and gratitude to Sergeant Meier and the Crawford Police Department from a grateful family in California.

Anna Whitener and Family
Civilian

September 19, 2015

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

September 19, 2015

RIP Brother

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police, Va.

September 19, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Eric Meier. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Crawford, New York will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.


May the sons of Sergeant Meier know that their Dad is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us, Sergeant Meier. Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria, Kentucky Police Department

September 19, 2015

I am very sorry to read about this fine officers untimely passing. Please accept my sincere condolence at his death...May he rest in peace.

Jack Mrozinski (Retired Deputy Sheriff)
Portage County Sheriff's Dept., Wisconsin

September 19, 2015

Thank you for your service. Praying for your family and your department

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

September 19, 2015

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 19, 2015

Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

FTO D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 19, 2015

he's a good cop

Mr. nea itiso
Usa

September 18, 2015

Rest in peace Sergeant Meier, both you and your family will always remain in our prayers. We saw you working tirelessly to make society a better place that was no to be. With tearful eyes we saw God take you to His loving home. Although you worked tirelessly society remains headed in an ever delinquent way. Thus, God made your golden loving heart stop beating and hard working body rest. God broke our hearts to prove to both society and to us, he only takes the best.

Timothy Dailey, Retired - Juvenile Proba
Allegheny County Juvenile Probation

September 18, 2015

My Brother, Your lifetime of service to your fellow man will never be forgotten. May your eternal slumber be in the peace you so richly deserve. And the angels of comfort be with your family.

MSgt Donald Enloe
Colorado State Patrol

September 18, 2015

Eric was an outstanding police officer. He taught in the academy and was a field training officer. He also served on the board of education in his community for 13 years. He was the PBA president, and organized a senior dinner. Eric really contributed to his community in many ways. Eric was also a good friend and I will miss him. The hurt right now is fresh but I have many good memories of fun times. I will have Eric and his wife, and two boys in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you Eric

Daryl P. Carr Retired
Village of Walden police

September 18, 2015

I have many great memories of SGT Meier from my time as an EMT with Pine Bush Ambulance. A solid officer and great guy. He will be sorely missed. God speed brother officer.

Health Systems Administrator Gerard Trav
Federal Bureau of Prisons MDC Brooklyn

September 18, 2015

Rest in peace Sgt. Meier. Prayers for his family and fellow Officers.

Det. James P.cGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Dept., NY

September 18, 2015

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