Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant David Kyle Elahi

Sterlington Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 2016

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Reflections for Sergeant David Kyle Elahi

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

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor (on the anniversary of your sacrifice) I justnget the chance to post yesterday. You are not forgotten.

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

July 4, 2017

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

To the Elahi family, fellow officers, and all who call David 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 Elahi gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 3, 2016.

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

December 14, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, Texas

August 22, 2016

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

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

August 18, 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

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Moahwk Police Department

August 8, 2016

On behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA, our prayers are with the immediate family of Sgt. David Kyle Elahi and the extended law enforcement family of the Sterlington Police Department. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13). Thank you for your service Sgt. Elahi.

Paul Lee (Ret. Capt. Chattanooga PD)
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA

August 2, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sergeant David Elahi. 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

July 20, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant David Kyle Elahi and the extended law enforcement family of the Sterlington Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Sunday, July 3, 2016

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 19, 2016

Thank you for your service to the citizens of Louisiana. Your sacrifice is very much recognized and appreciated. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of Sterlington Police Department during this very difficult period. Rest in peace Sir.

KS,Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-OIG CID

July 12, 2016

RIP Brother. God has gained another angelic guardian.

Cpl. Field Operations Division James Ouz
Richmond County S.O. Augusta GA

July 12, 2016

Thank you for your service, Sergeant Elahi. My thoughts and prayers are with your fiancee' and the rest of your loved ones. My heart truly breaks for all of them. Praying they feel God's love and peace that passes all understanding.

Lynn Harwell
Fiancee' Det. Terry Melancon
E.OW. 8-10-05

Lynn Harwell

July 11, 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

July 11, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

July 11, 2016

God Bless you our Brother in Blue. Prayers sent out to all of your family, friends, and co-workers. Rest in Peace Sir.

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

July 10, 2016

The Monument

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last

Sgt. George Hahn L.A.P.D. (ret)

Used by permission of the Sarge

May the entire family find comfort in knowing they will be reunited with David when the Lord calls them home as well.

Cynthia Ann Starr
Suvivor of my HERO 1971

July 10, 2016

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

July 9, 2016

Glad to have had the pleasure to know David personally...One heck of a Great Guy!!!

Dy. Mark D. Parker
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office
Monroe, LA

July 9, 2016

Sgt Elahi, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

July 8, 2016

RIP BROTHER

Stephen Bruet, PPO II State of North Car
Department of Public Safety

July 8, 2016

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne/Retired
Jersey City PD

July 8, 2016

May the Lord be with all of the man and women that pins a badge to their chest. May he keep them safe while in harm's way. May their come home to their family so they can keep the streets safe tomorrow.

Bo Upton
NYPD Ret

July 8, 2016

RIP brother!!

Police Officer Jeremy Thorndyke
Garden City Police Department

July 8, 2016

R.I.P. Brother

Security Officer A. Babin
HealthEast

July 8, 2016

"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
Sergeant

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 7, 2016

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