Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Rest in Peace, Ma'am. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Des Moines Police Department during this terrible time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Des Moines.

Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General-CID

March 29, 2016

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

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

March 29, 2016

Rest in peace.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

March 29, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Farrell. Thank you or your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

March 29, 2016

It seams the more we give the the more they take. God be with the family.

Liutenant Robert Merkle
Sharonville PD

March 29, 2016

My sympathies to the family of Officer Farrell and her colleague who also gave his life. She was to young to die such a horrific death. While we are not related, we share the same name and my wife is also Susan Farrell. rest in peace Officer Farrell.

SFC William Farrell
US Army Military Police Ret.

March 29, 2016

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

March 28, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Farrell. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department.

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

Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
Session #60
Schenectady, NY

Recruit Barber

March 28, 2016

Dear Susan, Kim, (your Sister-In-Law) has told us so much about you. How loved you are, what a GREAT Mom and wife. Our Dad transported prisoners at Ionia (Michigan) Prison until he retired. We feel like you are a dear friend as much as Kim loved you and talked about you. Rest in peace, you will be missed so much! Kim and Family, please know that you are in our prayers always!

Eric and Steph Burrows, Manistee Mich
Friend of Kim, sister-in-law to Susan

March 28, 2016

RIP Sister

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

March 28, 2016

My condolences to the family and friends of Officer Farrell's friends and family, as well as her brothers and sisters on the Des Moines Police Department. RIP sister.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County Sheriff's Office

March 28, 2016

Rest In Peace.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-108pct

March 28, 2016

Rest in eternal peace, sister, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System

March 28, 2016

Rest in eternal peace, brother, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System

March 28, 2016

To the family, friends and department of Officer Farrell,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
May God help you to find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Gone NEVER FORGOTTEN...HERO'S LIVE FOREVER...

Keeping you all in my prayers. God Bless.

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

March 28, 2016

Rest in peace sister. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Officer Farrell for your service and dedication to your community.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, KS

March 28, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Farrell. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Des Moines Police Department. Thank you for your service. God's speed sister.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department

March 28, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 28, 2016

Our deepest condolences to the families, department, and friends of these fine officers. May God give you all peace during this time. Farewells are not easy but rest assured they will not be forgotten.

Chief David J Ellis
Carson City PD, Michigan

March 28, 2016

Rest in Peace our Sister in Blue. Prayers for all of your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless you Officer.

Former Deputy/Jail Officer
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

March 28, 2016

Rest In Peace Ofc. Farrell & God Speed.

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

March 28, 2016

Rest with God Officer Farrell, your tour here is done. Thus you are home. Prayers for your family during your home going.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

March 28, 2016

God bless all who serve! My prayers are with your family and loved ones. Rest in Peace.

Patrolman R. Ives
Glenwood Police Department

March 27, 2016

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD
Colorado

March 27, 2016

Sincerest regards.
God bless you and your family.
Rest in peace sister.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

March 27, 2016

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