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

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

March 27, 2016

Rest in peace, Officer Farrell. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

March 27, 2016

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.”

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.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five 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

March 27, 2016

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer Susan Farrell during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts and wrap them in his loving embrace. Rest in peace, Police Officer Susan Farrell and thank you for your service.

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

March 27, 2016

My Deepest Condolences to Susan's & Carlos's Families, Friends, Department, Community, Country.
Today's a Celebration of Life & a Symbol of Victory over Evil ... Easter.
May the Memories you shared with Susan & Carlos Warm your Hearts & Comfort Tears ... Bring to Life the Moments of Silence , where Their Voices , Their Laughter & Their Heartbeats were Heard ... to Continue ...
Thank You Susan & Carlos for your Unselfish & Brave Service.
Prayers of Comfort are sent to All Who lost Loved Ones that horrible Day.
We will Hold a Candlelight Vigil for Susan & Carlos , The "Purple Heart " Candle will burn for them & other Fallen Angels in Blue, For Military & Allies that have Fallen as well ...
A Blue Silk Rose for LE & A Red Silk Rose for Military & a White Silk Rose for our Allies & Victims of War & Crime, will be laid at the Vets Memorial , Jonesboro, AR. this Easter.
RIP Susan & Carlos , A Daughter & A Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, Psy & LE Grad.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, SD

March 27, 2016

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 Police Dept. NY

March 27, 2016

Thought and prayers to Officer Farrell's family, friends, husband and her little girl. I heard the awful news on our local tv station about this accident. As a former citizen of Des Moines, it saddens my family that another officer gone too soon.

Private Citizen, Tonya Stephenson
Indianola, Iowa

March 27, 2016

RIP- Susan And Carlos may they never be forgotten as the heroes the were and still are keep heavens streets safe.

Staff SGT Michelle Bradshaw
U.S. Marine Core

March 27, 2016

It is never enough to say you have our condolence or rest in peace or God bless when a loved one is lost and we in the law enforcement community all feel the loss too, when one of our own is lost! Only time takes some of the hurt away, but the loss is still there and they are always remembered. May we always keep them in our thoughts as we continue in our jobs for their time and sacrifice on behalf of the communities they served. Very sorry for your loss!!

Chief Ike Arnell (Ret)
Lyman Wyoming Police Dept

March 27, 2016

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT, POLICE OFFICER SUSAN FARRELL.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Police Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest.
Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to serve and protect our communities. We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
BLUE LIVES MATTER - If we don't respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject, or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired then who will?
OFFICER FARRELL
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in the City of Des Moines in the State of Iowa with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have served and protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my Sister!
I commend you my fallen sister for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do..........Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT, "LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW".
FINAL CALL
Officer Farrell status............Officer Farrell status.............. Officer Farrell status................Attention All Units............. Des Moines Police Department, Police Officer Susan Farrell having served the citizens in the City of Des Moines in the State of Iowa with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest in Peace my fallen Sister, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

March 27, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Susan Farrell. You are a true hero.

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

March 27, 2016

Thank you for your service and thank you for protecting us while you were here, and please look after us. Your family, and you paid the ultimate sacrifice. Real heroes never die. We have it from here. Rest easy sister.

Patrolman
Crescent Police Department

March 27, 2016

Thank you for your service and the sacrifice you gave for this country.RIP.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Dylan Feeney
Citizen

March 27, 2016

Thank you Officer Farrell for your service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Iowa. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. My you forever, rest in peace, my sister.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

March 27, 2016

Officer Farrell, thank you for your service to the people of Iowa. So long as those who know and love you keep you in their hearts and minds, you'll never truly be gone from them.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Sister.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 27, 2016

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF OFFICER FARRELL , AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF OFFICER FARRELL. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HER SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HER DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Ret Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

March 27, 2016

My Condolences for both. Rest in Peace Warriors. Your work is complete.

Sergeant Joseph Culbertson
Kokomo Police

March 27, 2016

Final Salute Officer Farrell, Thank You for your service. You are a Hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

March 27, 2016

Please accept my sincere condolences in Officer Farrell's untimely passing. May she rest forever in the loving presence of Christ our Savior.

Special Agent Ronald Forrest
Iowa DCI Retired

March 27, 2016

RIP Sister, thank you for your sacrifice and thank you for your service, may the lord watch over your family and friend, nay he guide you home in his welcoming arms, Rest!

Lieutenant (Ret) Robert Denault
Department of Defense Police

March 27, 2016

Rest in peace Sister Susan.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

March 27, 2016

R.I.P.

SGT JOSEPH NORDSTROM
UNION COUNTY POLICE

March 27, 2016

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 27, 2016

RIP Officer Farrell. Thank you for your service dedication & sacrifice to LE. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

March 27, 2016

RIP Sister. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

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

March 27, 2016

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