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.

RIP brother David.

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

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

January 24, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer David Fahey during this very difficult time. May moments from the best bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal your aching heart. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Police Officer Fahey.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

January 24, 2017

The State of Ohio is safer today with your killer in the regional lockup.

Special thanks to Lorain, Ohio Police for their help today.

Cleveland, Ohio

January 24, 2017

Sorry for your loss. We thank you for your service. Prayers for you and your family and fellow CPD officers.

Officer Gary Ribich Cleveland Clinic Police Dept
And sons
Officer Nick Ribich Westlake Police Dept
Officer Chris Ribich Brecksville Police Dept

Officer Gary Ribich
Cleveland Clinic Pokice Dept

January 24, 2017


Stephen Bruet PPO II
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

January 24, 2017

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2017

May prayers be with your family and the CPD. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to your service not only to this community, but to your country. May God be with all of us and especially with you - as you join the lord above. A servant that did what was called upon - you will be missed but never forgotten.

Retired USAF SMSgt Brian L McDonald

January 24, 2017

A Prayer for Police Officer David Fahey:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer David Fahey, of the Cleveland, Ohio Police Department, was taken from us in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer David Fahey, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs." [Matthew 5:3-10 NLT]

"For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." [John 15:13 NLT]

"Well done, my good and faithful servant." [Matthew: 25:21 NLT]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

January 24, 2017

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

January 24, 2017

R I P Brother

Ret. Officer Herbie Buck

January 24, 2017

Officer Fahey, your devotion to the nation and your community was evident by your service in the United States Navy and the Cleveland Police Department. Thank you for your service. May your family be consoled by your love for them and the community that led you to be a peace officer, and placing you in harms way daily. My condolenses to your family and fellow officers over your loss. You will be greatly miss by all.

Sergeant (retired) Richard H. Sullivan
Calvert City, Kentucky Police Dept

January 24, 2017

My deepest sympathies go out to the family of one of our finest, Officer Fahey. Officer Fahey, you went above and beyond the call of duty to protect us here at home in Cleveland and through your service as a Navy Veteran. I will always be grateful to you. It takes a special type of person, one who deeply cares about other people, to serve as you did and you will never be forgotten.

To Officer Fahey's family, if I could put my arms around you and take away some of the pain you are feeling, I would gladly do so, I truly would.

CJ Nash SFC (U.S. Army, Retired)
Cleveland resident & Law Enforcement Supporter

January 24, 2017

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

January 24, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. You will not be forgotten.

Sgt. B. Esper
Brooklyn Police Department

January 24, 2017

Rest with God Officer Fahey, your dedicated serviced and tragic loss of your life will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

January 24, 2017

Yours was a life that mattered and your skin color didn't! The sacrifices of you and your family were to a very grateful nation! R.I.P.

Chief of EMS Operations (Retired) Daniel
Medina Life Support Team

January 24, 2017

Rest in peace brother

Deputy Dunlap(ret)
Dallas Marshal's Tx

January 24, 2017

So sorry to hear about officer Fahey's death he served this community well and will be missed. Condolences to his family and fellow officers. Ours prayers go out to the family.

Forensic Psychologist Whitney Polen

January 24, 2017

Rest in Peace Officer Fahey. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Fahey Family and the Cleveland Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office Wayne, NJ

January 24, 2017

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

January 24, 2017

God bless you brother, so sorry that you lost your life so tragically. God be with you and your family

Garland Bell Retired Corporal
Riverside County Sheriff's Department

January 24, 2017

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Fahey and the Cleveland Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Fahey, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

January 24, 2017

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

January 24, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-108 pct

January 24, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 24, 2017

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