Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David J. Fahey, Jr.

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer David J. Fahey, Jr.

When I saw Officer Fahey on this website this morning, I had to take a breath and found it didn't really have a lot of effect on the hollowed out feeling in my chest and in me, I was in a hit skip one night during a sudden snow. It was a much larger vehicle which had slammed into my little red Mazda. He was just kind, he didn't have to be but he was. That doesn't really happen with people and I remember we talked for a few seconds as I was just gathering the chaos of everything that had been secured in a bin in the backseat. I had just gone through my divorce and I had been married to a police officer, some of the items that were all over included a cop cookie jar, motion activated, ordering whomever sets it off "This is the police! Step away from the cookie jar!" It's where we kept the treats for our many animals. Officer Fahey was helping me put my stuff back in the bin and the cookie jar went off and said what it says and he just looks over at me and says: It wasn't me!": We had a laugh at that but I really needed that humanity and he is going to leave an enormous space in the world and the lives of those people he touched when he was here living his own.n There are not any laws that the police have to be kind to you, he just was a special kind of person who unexpectedly reignited my faith in people because it was not a good winter for me that year, which I realize now was to be the last Northeast Ohio winter Officer Fahey would spend on Earth. What a great loss to see this. God bless you, officer and all who have given the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect the public. God bless all our first responders. responders

Pepper McGowan

January 25, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer David J. Fahey, Jr. of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 52 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 24, 2021

May God and St. Michael watch over you in Heaven.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins

January 24, 2021

As a firefighter that worked on a lot of highway accidents, it’s extremely dangerous out there trying to clear the scene and prevent further accidents! I ask anyone who reads this to repeat that to someone and ask them to tell someone else. Do this in honor and memory of David J. Fahey, Jr.

Lucky Graham, Retired Battalion Chief
Cleveland Fire

January 26, 2020

Our lose is heavens gain. While his family now has a hole in their life, it is hoped that they live in the glow of his honorable service. And find strength in the LORD.

Keith Jimison

January 24, 2020

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

We honored Officer Fahey at the annual "Walk to remember" our fallen heroes and those who passed in 2017 yesterday. My son proudly carried his name during the walk. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Private citizen Margaret Zampini
Sister of Jersey City NJ law enforcement Det Ed Dolan

April 29, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer David J. Fahey, Jr. of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 24, 2018

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget. He has served well both his community and our country.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Retired
Cincinnati P.D., Ret.

October 2, 2017

May you rest in peace officer Fahey. Thank you for your years of dedication and thank you to the family.

Recruit Ana Gomez
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department

September 17, 2017

Your passing was a shock to all of your family and friends. May your soul rest with your father in Heaven. Rest in Peace my friend.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Dvoroznak
Cuyahoga County Sheriff Office Ohio

May 30, 2017

very sory for the loss of a police officer RIP brother may your killer be brought to justis and learn from his fatale mistake and for your family may you always remember that god has your back and that officer Fahey will be in heaven when its your turn to meet your creator may Officer fahey Rest in Peace thank you for your dedacated service Officer Fahey

Cilvilan, Chance L.

May 27, 2017

Rest in eternal peace my brother. May God bring comfort to your family for the rest of their lives.

Sgt. K Ford.
NYPD (Ret)

May 20, 2017

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 FrankKapusta
Mohawk PD

May 4, 2017

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

Travis D. Bird
Spotsylvania CA's Office

March 10, 2017

Thank you for sacrifice, your service to the citizens of Cleveland, OH, and your prior service to the country. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow Officers of the Cleveland Police Department, OH, during this very difficult period. Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of VA OIG-CID

February 21, 2017


Sgt Doug Hettinger
Jasper PD

February 21, 2017

RIP brother

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

February 14, 2017

Officer Fahey, you lived the Spirit of the Badge until the end--and it still lives on in the hearts of those who knew you. My thoughts are with loved ones, friends and members of the CPD.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

February 11, 2017

Rest in peace

Detective David Roberts
Chicago Police

February 8, 2017

Rest in peace my naval brother, may God keep you and comfort your family. You are a man among men!

Geoffrey Edmonds JO3 USN Veteran
United State Navy

February 4, 2017

Officer Fahey, thank you so much for your dedicated service to citizens of our great country. Rest in peace sir.

Agent Mike Tamez
South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force

February 4, 2017

Fair winds and following seas, Sir. R.I.P.

MA2 Matthew A. Westfall #030
U.S. Navy Security Forces

February 3, 2017

May David Fahey's soul rest in peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

February 3, 2017

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Nebraska 9815 Terri Van H
Rock County Sheriff's Office

February 3, 2017

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