Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Steven Eric DiSario

Kirkersville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, May 12, 2017

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Reflections for Chief of Police Steven Eric DiSario

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 12, 2020

Rest in peace Police Chief DiSario.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 18, 2019

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

To the DiSario family, fellow deputies, and all who call Steven 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. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Chief DiSario gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 12, 2017.

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

September 11, 2018

I hope everyone will find comfort in Acts 24:15 - "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again on an earthly Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 24, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police Steven Eric DiSario of the Kirkersville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 47 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 12, 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. You are a true hero Chief DiSario.

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 God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall. And this one was a terrible loss. A man who without care for his own safety did such a noble thing. I hope his family will find some type of peace during this time of mourning. God will not let them down. Keep Faith and know he is in a better place.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

September 6, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Police Chief Steven DiSario during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Chief DiSario.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 19, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain S. Yancey
Forest Hill Police, Texas

August 10, 2017


No words of mine, or anyone else, will ever reverse this horrific act, or heal the pain your family endures. But my words, I hope, will echo in the ears of every American, that our law enforcement officers give so much, to so many, for so little. But so do their families, broken forever. A child that will never get to know its Dad. A woman who lives life now without her soulmate. And five little children who can't share stories, piggy back rides, vacations, weddings...ever, with their Dad.

The bastard that did this, though he is dead, I hope rots in hell. But enough about that street vermin. This is too sacred a site to besmirch it with any more mention of him.

Your actions exemplify what American law enforcement officers are all about. Professionalism, dedication, sacrifice. All done in the hope of protecting our American way of life; while I military does it overseas, awe do it here in the Homeland, everyday.

I pray that Almighty God eases the suffering and pain your family is faced with, and that He blesses you as you patrol the streets of Heaven. I am certain that as you entered the Gates of Heaven, St. Peter greeted you by saying, "Welcome Home, Steve". And I pray Almighty God bless all our law enforcement officers, their families, and God Bless America.

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

July 25, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

PO Chip Marcks (Ret), PD Mariemont,Ohio/PD Easton,MD

June 28, 2017

Your bravery is "Why" our therapy dog Molly and I do what we do!!

Our therapy dog Molly "Live and In Color at Paducah, KY 911 dispatcher center sharing God's eternal live through the unconditional love of a dog!:)

Training our volunteers nationally to use their faithful canine companion to bring joy laughter, and comfort to our first responders and 911 dispatchers. I also work with over 600 volunteers across the nation dispatching therapy dog to police, fire, and first responders when called upon!

Chaplain Ron Leonard
Canines For Christ

June 18, 2017

Your Dispatcher advised you that the suspect was armed, but you never hesitated. You had your village to protect, and you answered the call. You will always be remembered as a true hero, and a warrior. RIP gave everything that you had to give.

#293 Steven Williams
Tutelo Nahyassan Tribal Nation

June 4, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Steven's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

June 3, 2017

To the family of Chief of Police Steven DiSario, friends, and the Kirkersville Police Department.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police, NC

June 1, 2017

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

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

May 27, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Chief of Police Steven Eric DiSario. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please try to take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when we will see our loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

May 26, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Chief DiSario. My deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters with the Kirkersville Police Department. I hope and pray your family is well and I know you are watching over them in Heaven.

Brother in Blue
Dayton (OH) PD

May 25, 2017

Rest in Peace, Hero. May God wrap His loving arms around your family, friends, and co-workers. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. God Bless You....

Noranne Stubbs Lenox
Arizona Department of Public Safety

May 24, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Chief DiSario. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Kirkersville Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

May 23, 2017

As a 16 year old looking to get into law enforcement, your sacrifice means allot to everyone in the law enforcement and civilian community. May you rest in peace as you made the ultimate sacrifice for your community. Thank You for your service.

Teenager Robert Faulkner
Mount Hope High School

May 22, 2017

I stand in this crowed alone and think,
What a humbling and sad thing to see.
What act of hate had brought us to this,
A sea of red and blue lights and sobs and sniffs

I watched them carry a flagged draped box,
Past the heroes family as they sat and watched.
Knowing he had given his all for all those years,
And now his families eyes are filled with tears.

Traveling this highway, Honoring another who has gone home, thinking about their family and their loved ones. There are things that we just can't fix. There are things we know that just aren't shown. Like the tears in the cars following a brother home.

They placed him in a carriage to go,
The line that followed him was long and slow,
There were lines of people along that longest road,
Salutes from kids and families that showed.

We watched them place him over his final resting place,
As his family and his friends and the angels sang,
All of us were there in spirit or uniform,
To honor our brother who has gone before.

Traveling this highway, Honoring another who has gone home, thinking about their family and their loved ones. There are things that we just can't fix. There are things we know that just aren't shown. Like the tears in the cars following a brother home.

As we mourn for our brother please think about this,
Today we cry but we know that we just can't quit.
We have such an important job to do,
So tomorrow we will be back out on the roads for you.

Traveling this highway, We just honored another who has gone home, thinking about their family and their loved ones. There are things that we just can't fix. There are things we know that just aren't shown. Like the tears in the cars following a brother home.

Wrote by Patrolman Jason Gadrim for the family of Fallen Officer Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario.

Thank you to Lt. Anthony Byram for representing our department at his funeral.

This was wrote to express the feeling of being in the line that follows a fallen brother that both Byram and I have been in a few times. It is always an honor to be there for the families but as you can all imagine it is not the easiest thing to do.

Lieutenant Anthony Byram
Logan Police Department (Ohio)

May 21, 2017

Like many other heroes. You went running into danger and gave your life. Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.

Desoto county Florida

May 21, 2017

Rest in peace Chief. May God hold your wife and children in the palm of his hand. Your children will know of the hero you were. They will know of your courage .They will know you were fearless when confronted by those who would do the innocent harm. They will know, as we all know, that their dad was a HERO.I thank you my brother for protecting my family in the most nobble of all professions, Law enforcement.

Sgt. K Ford.
NYPD (Ret)

May 20, 2017

Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

May 18, 2017

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