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Police Officer Susan Louise Farrell

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Susan Louise Farrell

Officer Farrell,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Des Moines. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 26, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

March 26, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 26, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 26, 2019

Rest in peace sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 26, 2019

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 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 26, 2018

I will be talking about you in my speech and debate class to day ma'am recognizing you and to remember your story.

explorer Herrera
Temple station

September 25, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your Honor today Ma'am. you are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

March 26, 2017

Susan, It's been almost a year. I have to drive by that damn place almost every single day and every single time is hard. We had a lot of good times together. We Walked through a lot of sh*t together too. But mostly we spent a lot of good times together. Miss you friend.

Sergeant A MN
Polk County Sheriffs's Office

March 13, 2017

Words often are given help in conveyance of deeper meaning by becoming lyrics of a song: I hope these do

(ERIC BOGLE) (1976)
Well, how'd you do, Private Willie McBride, [any soldier]
D'you mind if I sit down down here by your graveside?
I'll rest for awhile in the warm summer sun,
Been walking all day, Lord, and I'm nearly done.
I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen
When you joined the glorious fallen in 1916,
I hope you died quick and I hope you died "clean,"
Or, Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?

Did they beat the drum slowly, did they sound the fife lowly?
Did the rifles fire o'er ye as they lowered ye down?
Did the bugles sing "The Last Post" in chorus?
Did the pipes play the "Floors1 O' The Forest"?

And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
And, though you died back in 1916,
To that loyal heart are you forever nineteen?
Or are you a stranger, without even a name,
Forever enshrined behind some glass pane,
In an old photograph, torn and tattered and stained,
And fading to yellow in a brown leather frame?
Well, the sun's shining down on these green fields of France;
The warm wind blows gently, the red poppies dance.
The trenches have vanished long under the plow;
No gas and no barbed wire, no guns firing now.

God Bless you and your family and friends Officer Susan
May God keep you close by as you enjoy the red poppies dance

Retired/Dis'd Ptlm Chuck McNeely, PO
Disabled in line of duty Ocean City PD

January 6, 2017

Ofc. Farrell,

I think of your sacrifice often. Rest In Peace Sister. God Speed.

Ofc. D. Abbott
Nashville Metro Police Dept. (TN)

November 15, 2016

Rest in Peace,

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

November 6, 2016

Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

November 6, 2016

We love you and miss you everyday friend! There isn't a day that goes by that Jess and I don't think about you or talk about the memories we have of you. I will never forget the night you passed away, I wont forget taking the call from the people who stopped to help you immediately after the accident occurred. I knew it was a bad accident from the second I started getting the information from them. Little did I know at the time how bad it was going to be.I remember getting the confirmation that you were in that squad car and the feelings that came with it.
Susan, Jess and I are so proud to have known you and call you friend. You served the citizens of Polk County, Pleasant Hill and Des Moines with honesty and integrity. Rest in peace sister, we love you and miss you and pray for your family daily.

Dispatcher Brian Albright

September 8, 2016

Still missing you friend.

Polk County Sheriff's Office

July 23, 2016

God's peace and speed Officer Farrell. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Sister.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.

June 27, 2016

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

To the Farrell family, fellow officers, and all who call Susan 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.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Farrell gave to her community and the citizens of Iowa, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on March 26, 2016.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 11, 2016

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 2, 2016

I'm currently in the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department academy and just wanted to send prayers to the family of this inspiring fallen officer. As a female coming into law enforcement I know that this is a tough career, and I hope that I can be just as brave as officer Susan Farrell. Respectfully, Recruit Ketterling

Recruit Francine Ketterling
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

April 19, 2016

I am currently a deputy sheriff trainee, class 413, for the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. I just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and Officer Farrell. Her memory will forever live on and never be forgotten. Rest in peace Officer Farrell.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Erynn Silva
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

April 18, 2016

RIP Sister. Tragic loss of life, forever a Sheepdog

Police Officer Bruce Grosssman
Yonkers PD

April 18, 2016

Very sorry for the loss of such a brave and dedicated woman. Our nation was truly blessed to have her. RIP Officer Farrell

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 16, 2016

Prayers for you and your family. Rest in peace brother.

Dep. Jason D. Cole
Allegany County Sheriffs Office

April 15, 2016

Rest In Peace Sister

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

April 13, 2016

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