Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Corporal Lorne Bradley Ahrens

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 2016

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Reflections for Senior Corporal Lorne Bradley Ahrens

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 8, 2020

5 years after the shooting that tragically took the life of 4 DPD officers and one DART officer. Rest Easy brothers.
REST IN PEACE
BLUE LIVES MATTER
BACK THE BLUE
THIN BLUE LINE

William Jin
Boy Scout in Troop 737, Walnut CA

June 27, 2020

Today, I will not answer the radio call that you boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again. Today I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school. Today I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized. Today I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murder or a car theft. Today I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident. Today I will not save your child that you locked in the car or the child you were to busy to watch who went outside and fell into swimming pool. No, today I will not do that. Why? Because Today I was killed be a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway. Today I was was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they has taillight out. Today I was killed in traffic accident rushing to help a citizen. Today I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a know drug dealer. Today I was killed be a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was to busy. Today I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery. Today I was killed doing my job.

A chaplain and a officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or mother or father I won’t be coming home today. The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast but most people won’t know why. There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps will be played as I am laid to rest my name will be put on a plaque , on a wall , in a building, in a city somewhere. A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will morn.

There will be no cries for justices. There will be no riots in the streets. There will be no officers marching , screaming “no justice, no peace.” No citizens will scream that something must be done. No windows will be smashed, no cars burned , no stones thrown,no names called. Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.
I was a police officer

Kaitlyn Lengel

May 29, 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 Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

July 7, 2018

Rip

Rip Jeff Harrison
Corpus Christi State School Police Department

October 12, 2017

I had the pleasure of meeting Cpl. Ahrens' mother and brother here today in Charlotte, NC. I am glad I got to have conversation with and hug his mother and hopefully help her cope with this horrible loss.

Rest in Peace Brother!

Officer Chris DePriest
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

July 15, 2017

To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Ahrens: On this 1 year Anniversary of such a tragic loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank You for your sacrifice. A true HERO ALWAYS! God Bless you All!

- Allie Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

July 8, 2017

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

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

July 8, 2017

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 8, 2017

Thank you for all you did to keep the citizens of Dallas safe. You are truly missed and you'll be never forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

July 7, 2017

I will never forget you big man. It was an honor to have known you. You were a warrior and great cop. Rest In Peace brother.

Sergeant Larry Blunt
Rockwall PD

May 29, 2017

RIP my Brother. I'll be riding for you in the Police Unity Tour. Will never forget our time together at Lennox Station

Sergeant Frank Ramirez
LA County Sheriff's Department (Ret)

March 14, 2017

R.i.p

Sig Jeff Harrison
Jjs

March 1, 2017

Rest In Peace. You won't be forgotten.

11171 L. Zacarias
Dallas PD

December 9, 2016

Lorne was extremely dedicated and always made the safety of the deputies the priority when I worked with him at Lennox. Knowing that he was on the other end of the radio, reassured the field deps that help was en route.

To Lorne's Family, friends and partners - We share your loss. Be assured that he was a hero in L.A. as well as in Dallas!

Brad Brody, Sgt.
LASO

November 9, 2016

Miss seeing you come in to the jail damn never every day. I know we spoke often but I'm sorry I never got a chance to truly know you. Like with Z, I wait for you to come into jail like none of this ever happened, like it was all a dream.

Lieutenant Michael Magiera
Dallas Police Department

November 7, 2016

Dear Lorne:

So I have to ask, where is all the anger and protests for your life being taken? Or for your family left to deal with shattered dreams and heartache? Maybe I missed it. But what I didn’t miss, is the fact that you made the ultimate sacrifice to stop an active shooter, vermin hell bent on killing innocent people, fulfilling our sacred oath, “To Protect and Serve”.
The dust settles, the news fades away…but the pain lingers for your family, the Dallas Police Department, and a nation of fellow officers who know too well the sick feeling when one of us goes down. Yet, day after day, we strap on a gun, pin on the badge, kiss our family so long, never knowing if this is actually “goodbye”, and live on the streets with vermin such as this. We drive by residential neighborhoods where we see families enjoying dinner together, safe and warm, enjoying the American way of life. A life that we swore to protect at all costs, everyone’s life because all life matters…even ours.
This has been a horrid year for law enforcement officers dying in the line of duty. The mayhem and carnage seems to know no end, as does the criticism by a select few, very few, and of course, the media. The same media that has yet to cover a story of a fallen officer’s family life in coping with the loss.
Thank you for your service, your dedication to duty and professionalism. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. ... Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ...John, 14:1-3
Rest in peace my brother ,we have the watch.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

October 26, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

October 6, 2016

Gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace, brother.

PO 10738
DPD

September 28, 2016

In Loving Memory
Restless & Alone
A weary Soul has traveled Home
What am I to do
In a world without You

I don't want to believe
I turned around & you're gone
All the Sweet Memories
Of Loving You for so Long

Sometimes it's hard
Most times I Cry
But God Holds this Heart of mine
He feels the Pain inside

Broken & Undone
You were the One we counted on
You taught us how to say I Love You
Then You showed Us how to Pray

I don't want to believe
Lord No ...
I turned around & your gone
All the Sweet Memories
Of Loving You for so long

Sometimes it's Hard
Most times I Cry
But God Holds this Heart of Mine
He Heals the Pain I Hide ...

And He said, "Come unto me
All you who are heavy laden
And I will give you rest
For My yoke is easy
And My burden is light. "
Michael Tate CD Empty

"In the end, a person is only known
by the impact they have on others."
Jim Stovall
And The "Blue " have touched the Hearts of The World ...
May the God of Peace & Comfort be with Dallas ...

Thank you Lorne,Brent, Michael S. , Michael K. ,& Patrick for your Brave & Unselfish Service.
RIP Lorne,Brent, Michael S. , Michael K., Patrick, Sons of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, PSY. LE. GRAD.
EAGLES WING BAPTIST CHURCH, SD

July 21, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Senior Corporal Lorne Bradley Ahrens and the extended law enforcement family of the Dallas Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 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

Rest in Peace brother.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, retired Officer
El Cajon Police Department

July 18, 2016

RIP brother Lorne.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Investigator D. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

July 18, 2016

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Ahrens, we have the watch...



”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Police Officer
Seattle Police Department

July 18, 2016

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