Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Christopher James Monica

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Reflections for Sergeant Christopher James Monica

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

To the Monica family, fellow correctional officers, and all who call Christopher 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 Sgt. Monica gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 13th, 2017.

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

September 3, 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

Greatly missed.

Tessay S Lewis COll
Ga. Department of Corrections

July 19, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of Sgt. Monica. It is my honor that I am representing my agency this year at the Law Enforcement Memorial as one of the name readers for those fallen Law Enforcement brothers in arms from this past year. I wanted to take the time to reach out to those that I am recognizing on this somber occasion. Again, I am sorry for your loss, to the family, the community, and your department.

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

May 11, 2018

To all of Sgt. Monica"s loved ones and friends, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you with comfort and strength.

Pam
wife of fallen officer

February 11, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Commonwealth's Attorney Travis Bird
Spotsylvania County

August 22, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Sergeant Christopher Monica 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 Sergeant Monica.

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

August 19, 2017

So proud to have fine and brave officers like these two that protect me as well as I try to do my job in the prison system. Continued prayers for their families .

Leigh Wiles
Georgia Dept. of Corrections

August 16, 2017

Never forgotten. Rest in peace brother

Ofc. Nuttall
Atlanta Police Dept

August 14, 2017

Every day, I come here to read the comments. Chris was my brother. We buried our mother just 10 short months (to the day) prior to his murder. I come here, I read, I cry, and I praise God that I know where he is now. The support of everyone here has meant so much to me.

Laural
Sister of the Fallen

July 26, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 10, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
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

July 6, 2017

Rest in peace Brother ....My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the GDOC during this most difficult and tragic time..

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

June 26, 2017

May God Bless his family in their time of sorrow and take his son to rest with him in heaven.

Cynthia Mason FSS
Department of Corrections

June 25, 2017

My deepest condolences to both the family of Officer Chris Monica and Officer Curtis Billue as well as the Georgia Department of Corrections. May both families fine comfort and peace thru God's loving hands, and may Christopher's soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

June 23, 2017

Thank you for your service RIP brother

CPL CHIRICHELLO/ CERT
LANCASTER PRISON,PA

June 22, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

God Bless

Investigator Q. Warren
Alaska AGO, Special Prosecutions, MFCU

June 21, 2017

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

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

June 20, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

June 20, 2017

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Corrections Officer, Christopher Monica, in the line of duty. The Corrections Officer position is a very dangerous job and the men and women who perform this duty are very important on what they do. Correction Officer Monica with his bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2017

RIP Sgt. Monica...still seems unreal but I found comfort in knowing you're with the "big" guy. I will miss you terribly.

Correctional Officer Melissa Downing
GDC

June 19, 2017

Rest with God Officer Monica. Your dedicated years of service and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

June 18, 2017

C.O. Monica,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

June 18, 2017

RIP Brother. In His Hands and my Prayers.

Inv Frank Vickery (Retired)
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
SA CID US Army

June 18, 2017

We got them brother... It wasn't for nothing. Praying over your family. Rest Easy.

Trooper J Clement
Florida Highway Patrol

June 18, 2017

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