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Police Officer Floyd East, Jr. | Texas Tech University Police Department, Texas Texas Tech University Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Floyd East, Jr.

Texas Tech University Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, October 9, 2017
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Reflections for Police Officer Floyd East, Jr.


Dear Floyd:

What seems to be a re-occurring event every week, again I write a reflection to a fallen brother. I thank you for your service, and as a fellow brother in blue, I am proud of you and the sacrifice you and your family have made. “Protect and serve”. Yes folks, it IS a code we in law enforcement live by, not an overused cliché.

Yes folks, this outstanding American gave his life to protect you, all of you, even a spoiled, mediocre talented, disrespecting football player who refuses to stand for our National Anthem and our flag honoring Floyd and the 20,000 law enforcement officers who gave their all. Or those who hate police because, they just are full of hate for a group of men and women who do a job VERY few can do, for very little financial reward. And the vermin that committed this horrific act of cowardice, part of me would have liked seeing you die in the gutter from which you came, but, since I am in a fraternity like no other, respecting and believing in our judicial system, I looked forward to the day when the Lone Star State sends you to hell. “For the candle of the wicked shall be put out forever”.

Our way of life in America is under attack every day, not only overseas, but rather here in the Homeland. OUR Homeland, our sacred Homeland. The same Homeland that our forefathers promised we can live in peace to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Your supreme sacrifice further enhances that promise. But these freedoms are not free. Unfortunately, a price is paid, a very heavy price. Not only by the officer, but is or her family as well. We can never repay you, Floyd, or every other one of us that have made the supreme sacrifice, except to commit to keeping your service and your memory alive.

Rest in peace, Floyd, and smile knowing you are in Heaven now, as you spent your time in hell.
God bless you, your family, and God bless the United States of America.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, (Retired)
October 20, 2017

RIP brother. I had no idea the path you took but it was righteous and I am proud of you. A friend and brother in blue, I will miss you.

Deportation Officer
October 17, 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 Officer, Floyd East, Jr. in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office
October 16, 2017

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

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)
October 16, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Floyd East, Jr. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police
October 16, 2017

We have the watch from here rest in peace

Chief Amosmicah Mccormick
Toro security international
October 15, 2017

We have the watch from here rest in peace

Chief Amosmicah Mccormick
Toro security international
October 15, 2017

Rest in Peace Police Officer Floyd East, Jr. and thank you for your service to your community and our country.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R. Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection
October 15, 2017

Floyd it was an honor to work with you and for you. How my heart hurts. You will never be forgotten for no other has been such a gentle man. Prayers for your loved ones.

PA Andrukat
Texas Tech Police Dept
October 14, 2017

I am so very sorry to learn of this uncalled for passing of an officer. It is my fervent hope that the perpetrator(s) are brought to justice and the most severe punishment be inflicted on them.

Rest in peace and may God ease the suffering of your family

Bill Yardley
Former Trooper with Tennessee Highway Patrol
Former Officer with the Gatlinburg Police Department
October 14, 2017

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the Peacemakers
Godspeed Officer Floyd East Jr. E.O.W.

Retired Sgt. Michael Clifton
Redondo Beach Police Dept.
October 14, 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 Floyd'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
October 14, 2017

I too am a fellow campus police officer, so this hits close to home. RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.
October 14, 2017

On Behalf of the Avon Police Department in Avon, Colorado. We extend our condolences to our Brothers and Sisters of the Texas Tech Police Department. Our prayers are with you and Officer East's family and friends. You are not alone, we are one family protecting and serving our communities.

Rest in Peace Officer East knowing we will continue your watch.

Officer Al Zepeda
Avon Police Department, Avon, Colorado
October 13, 2017

Bless you and RIP my friend..peace and prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers..another sad sad day..Marty Mooney retired Det NYPD and son Alex active NYPD..Blue Knights XIX Rome/XXXII Syracuse NY.

Det Marty Mooney ( Ret )
October 13, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.
October 13, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

Firefighter/EMT Robert Migliazza
Holmdel Fire Rescue
October 13, 2017

Rest with God Officer East. Your dedicated 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
October 13, 2017

Praying for the family in this time of need, God will give you all strength to come through these hard times.

Cpl. Willie Mackey
Lubbock County Sheriff's Office
October 13, 2017

On behalf of the Tahoka Police Department and the City of Tahoka we would like to express our condolences to fallen fellow TTPD Officer East, his family, friends, and TTPD. May God bless our law enforcement community.

Chief Reyna
Tahoka Police
October 13, 2017

The DeKalb Illinois Police Department sends their deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with the family and friends of Officer East. Rest in Peace.

DeKalb Police Department
October 13, 2017

Rest in peace.

DFC Brooks
October 13, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER East!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
October 13, 2017

Rest Easy Brother. We'll hold the line.

Lieutenant Geoffery Weise
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
October 12, 2017

Words are inadequate to express our condolences. What a terrible occurrence. We grieve with the family of Officer Floyd East.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
October 12, 2017


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