Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nathan Michael Desjardins

Fryeburg Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer Nathan Michael Desjardins


M. Lyons
RETIRED: DHS, Oceanside PD, & USMC C.I.D.

July 3, 2023

Officer Dejardins , it has been 6 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 7, 2023

God bless you

Mark Mottola

June 6, 2020

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Nathan died so tragically young in the line of duty.

To the Desjardins family, fellow officers, and all who call Nathan 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 Officer Desjardins gave to his community and the citizens of Maine and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 6th, 2017.

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

September 3, 2018

I pray that everyone will find comfort in Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we can see all of our loved ones again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 21, 2018

I just want to say how sorry I am for the loss of Officer Desjardins. At this upcoming week, I have the honor to represent my agency at the Law Enforcement Memorial Service as a name reader for those lost their lives on duty this past year. In preparation of this I wanted to know more information on each of the names I am reading. Again - I am very sorry for your loss, to the family, to the community and to the department.

Lt. Gary Simacek
St. Croix County Sheriff's Office - Hudson, Wisconsin

May 11, 2018

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 Retired
Mohawk PD

September 9, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Police Officer Nathan Desjardins 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 Officer Desjardins.

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

"Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for another."

Air Force, Retired Msgt Robert Jordan
I am retired from USAF

June 30, 2017

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

June 20, 2017

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy.

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

June 17, 2017

To the family of Police Officer Nathan Desjardins, friends, Chief of Police Joshua Potvin and the Fryeburg Police Department. My deepest sympathies on the death of Officer Nathan Desjardins. A life and career cut short too young. Stand Together, Stand Strong.

SS/A Peter Mador
Maine Drug Enforcement

June 14, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the family, co-workers, friends, and every EMT, Firefight, LEO, Doctor, and nurse who had to live this senseless tragedy. I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, courage and commitment to the public. You will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

Fayetteville, AR Police Department

June 14, 2017

Very sad to hear of this incident.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current
former NYC Transit PD

June 13, 2017



Ret. TFC. Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol

June 13, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


June 13, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. May God give strength to your family during this time of grief.

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

June 13, 2017

We at the Oxford County Jail send our thoughts and prayers to the family of this hero. This young man made the ultimate sacrifice in order to help others, you are a true hero. To our brothers at Fryeburg PD, keep your heads up and march on.

Sgt William Grover
Oxford County Sheriff Office

June 13, 2017



June 12, 2017

My deepest condolences to Mr. and Mrs Desjardins. Your son died trying to help other human beings, and because of that fact Nathan will enter Heaven where his soul will forever rest in peace. To Nathan's brother, my deepest condolence to you as well. Your brother Nathan has done well in his life, and he died trying to help other people. Nathan is truly a wonderful person. Please be proud of him.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

June 12, 2017

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Elected Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff Office, Jerome, Idaho

June 12, 2017

To the family of Police Officer Nathan Desjardins, friends, Chief of Police Joshua Potvin and the Fryeburg Police Department.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

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

June 12, 2017

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY.

June 11, 2017

Prayers for Officer Desjardins' family! Thank you for your service sir! May you Rest In Peace!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

June 11, 2017

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