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Police Officer Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya

Pearland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 12, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya

May he rest in perfect peace
Amen

Cyprian Oko
Human family member

September 27, 2019

Endy, it’s been almost three years since you left this world. We haven’t forgotten about you and we never will. Everytime I’m on or off duty and pass the intersection of Liberty and Broadway, I remember the ultimate sacrifice you made as a police officer. We started our LE career in the same year and I remember how enthusiastic, eager, and determined you were to complete FTO and hit the streets. Your spirit lives on in the City of Pearland.

Sergeant Watkins
Pearland Police Department

March 12, 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

Today I ran a hero's 5k in your honor Sir. You are not forgotten.

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

June 12, 2017

Rest in peace our Brother in Blue. God Bless you sir.

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

July 27, 2016

RIP Brother.

Officer David Zollinger
Goshen PD (Indiana)

July 7, 2016

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

Frank J Kapusta
Moahwk Police Department

July 2, 2016

May you rest in peace.

Sergeant Stephen Woodard
Texas Department of Public Safety

June 30, 2016

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

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

June 27, 2016

"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 Wyoming Police Department

June 23, 2016

I never meet you, and yet I am so saddened by your passing. I have heard, and read lots of great things about you. One of the good guys I am told, and I believe it. I will keep your sweet family in my prayers. I love you brother.

Elizabeth Cazarez
Human

June 22, 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

June 21, 2016

Rest in Peace, Police Officer Endy Ekpanya. 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

June 21, 2016

Most gracious Heavenly Father,

We thank you for our fallen brother. For his life, for his service. You never promise us answers as to why he was taken from us. We may wonder but truth is that the reasons don't matter. What does matter is our faith and trust in you that you are in control and that all things work together for good because you are on the throne. During these times we also place our faith in your promise to walk with us through the pain we feel in missing our brother. We pray we will find comfort in the fact that we have promise of seeing him again one day and while we await that day we trust in your loving comfort and knowing you are there.

In Jesus blessed name...AMEN

Having spent many years in public service via EMS, security and as a funeral professional I have dealt with heartache like this too many times. Having to deal with a loss is hard. Having to deal with the loss of an officer, firefighter or even a fellow Marine as a result of the senseless act of others is almost unbearable. It pains me deeply when someone dies protecting the lives and freedoms of others and we often get angry at God or the person responsible. We often wonder why the innocent one dies while the person responsible lives on. My thought is that it is God using our fallen hero to put this person in a place where she can be awakened to her need of Christ. God never promises us answers only that He will walk through the pain with us. I truly pray that the family of officer Ekpanya, both his natural family and his Pearland PD family will find comfort for his loss and forgiveness for the person responsible.

James M. Higginbotham
Naval Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

June 21, 2016

Very sad news to us all. Thank God for the great legacy and job well done. The Lord comfort his family and may his soul rest in perfect peace!

Pastor Christy Ogbeide
Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans(CANAN)

June 21, 2016

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa Burton
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LEO SUPPORTER

June 21, 2016

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

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

June 20, 2016

Our hearts are heavy and we do not understand how or why such a beautiful soul could be taken so soon.

I am lifting up in prayer the family and friends of Officer Ekpanya. May the Lord give you strength to make it through each day.

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalms 46:1

S. Jagrup
City of Pearland, Finance Dept

June 20, 2016

I met Endy when he was in training. He was very personable and professional with a wonderful attitude. I will miss seeing his contagious smile. I also had an opportunity to meet his beautiful fiancé and adorable son. My most sincere condolences to them, his mother, father, siblings and other dear family members. May God continue to comfort you all with love, grace, strength and beautiful memories. Endy will forever be in our hearts.

Nancy Chambers, Records Clerk
Pearland Police Dept.

June 20, 2016

May you rest in peace in the House of GOD. You served well.

Sergeant Adolph Saenz
Houston I.S.D Police Department

June 20, 2016

With saddened heart's End Ekpanya has gone 10-42........ Thank you for your services. You will missed but not forgotten.

Security Officer James Hallgrimson
Blue Steel Security Services

June 19, 2016

Rest in peace brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

Sgt. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

June 18, 2016

Endy, I'll never forget your smile and the joy with which you performed your duties as a police officer. D Squad was blessed to have you in our ranks. Rest well, brother. Your watch is complete.

Sergeant Corey Gray
Pearland Police Department

June 18, 2016

I saw Endy in the PD parking lot one evening walking to his car with his head down. I stopped him and said "I don't ever want to see you walking with your head down again" He replied softly but with a big smile "yes ma'am" The next time I saw Endy he had big smile on his face he stopped and said "Mrs. Dawn I remember what you said" We hugged and he walked away. A gentle soul will be missed.

Dawn Moore
Pearland Police Chief's Administrative Assistant

June 17, 2016

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

June 17, 2016

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