Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Timothy P. Pratt

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Reflections for Trooper Timothy P. Pratt

Rest in peace.


October 26, 2022

As we approach Trooper Pratt's Day of Remembrance, we once again have the opportunity to acknowledge Trooper Pratt's contributions to the people of his community, and to his contributions to the New York State Police. Trooper Timothy P. Pratt will always be remembered.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 24, 2022

Rest in Peace, Brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 26, 2021

I drive from NJ to my camp in Adirondacks regularly and always think of a lost brother every time I pass under the bridge bearing Trooper Pratt’s name.

Lt. Rick Post
Montclair Police Department

September 23, 2021

Passed under your bridge brother and had to pay my respects to a fellow officer. RIP Trooper.

Lt. Jack Sullivan
Quincy Mass Police Dept.

August 15, 2021

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 26, 2020

Today we once again take the opportunity to reflect upon the life of Trooper Timothy P. Pratt, who passed away four years ago on this date. Trooper Pratt will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 26, 2020

Never to be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

January 29, 2020

Rest well my brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 26, 2018

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

RIP Trooper Timothy Pratt, you will never ever be forgotten. You're soul is in Heaven looking over your family. May God bless your daughter and two sons.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 31, 2018

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

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

October 26, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 26, 2017

God's peace and speed Trooper Pratt. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 17, 2016

Tim was a great leader and Trooper. He is sorely missed

Trooper David Saddlemire
New York State Police

December 11, 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
Mohawk PD

November 24, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may your rest in peace.

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

Rest in Peace, Trooper Timothy Pratt. 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

November 22, 2016

Sooo sorry to the Pratt family for your loss. I want to South High with Shane and as a fellow officer my heart hurts for you. May the Lord be with you during this awful time and I pray you lean on His strength.

SWAT MEDIC/Patrol Brandon Carta
Los Lunas PD

November 17, 2016

The Durham County Sheriff's Office BLET Academy 38 sends its deepest condolences to your family and department. Rest In Peace.

Durham County Sheriff's Office

November 10, 2016

The Albany Police Academy sends its deepest condolences to the Pratt family and the New York State Police. Rest in Peace Trooper Timothy Pratt.

Albany Police Academy
Albany Police Department

November 9, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

November 3, 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

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

November 2, 2016

My prayers to the family and may he RIP. I pass that all the time closing my house down for the winter and had to stop and say a prayer for my brother in blue.

Det. Frank Salamone (ret)

November 2, 2016

Rest in peace my brother in blue. I will say a prayer for you, and extend my condolences to your loving family, members of your entire department, and all your friends that will always know that you are a true hero.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

November 2, 2016

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