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Deputy Sheriff Patrick Thomas Rohrer

Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Patrick Thomas Rohrer

Dear Family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Rohrer, please accept my deepest condolences for this tragic loss. As the wife of a Corrections Deputy, this hits home. Deputy Rohrer, Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are a FOREVER HERO! God Bless You All!

- Allie Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

June 17, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc

June 17, 2018

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Patrick Rohrer, friends, Sheriff Donald Ash and the
Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:12-13 / Matthew 5:9.

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

June 17, 2018

Dear Patrick:

Some 240 years ago, a group of men set forth a way of life, unheard of before. A life where every citizen is guaranteed to live their life as they choose. A life where the citizens can live free, live without fear, enjoy the blessings of the Almighty and live in peace and comfort in their homes. This way of life has been threatened many times in that 240 years, both at home and abroad. The foreign threats were met with and eliminated by our beloved military, at a great price.

But the threat at home NEVER ends, and there needed to be a group, a very special group of people who would stand up for those who cannot protect themselves, to enhance the quality of life given to the citizens all those years ago. A special group of people who put others first and risk everything so those citizens may never know fear, horror or evil. And so this special group of people became known as American Lawmen. A very special and rare breed of people who take a solemn oath to Protect and Serve. Not a cliché, but an oath, an oath that they live by every day. An oath that has subjected them to ridicule, violence, shunned, and mistrusted. And yet, that special group of people, the American Lawmen, are out on the streets making certain that even the lawmen haters are safe.

They wear a badge of honor, and carry the burden of knowing every time they leave their families to do their job, may be the last time they see their families. They earn a pay that borders on insulting for the risks and tasks they perform every day. Most folks have a home that is covered in ivy or pretty flowers. Most of these lawmen have a house covered in mortgages and debt. But they still remain committed to their solemn oath, for it’s not money that motivates them. No, its’s the knowledge that today, somewhere, one of these lawmen located a missing child, gave CPR to a dying man or woman, helped an elderly person feel security and closeness, removed a violent criminal from the midst of the citizens they swore to protect. And, all too often, bury one of their own who made the supreme sacrifice attempting to guarantee those citizens their right to live free, free from fear and evil.

And there is their families. A child who wakes up one morning and asks his distraught and grief stricken mother, “Mommy, when is Daddy coming home?” And as the widow chokes back her tears, tells her child that, “God needed more police to help patrol the streets of heaven, so He asked Daddy to come help”. And the child sleeps with Dad’s pillow because it still has the smell of his cologne. The same families that will forever look at an empty chair at the dinner table.

So thank you, Patrick for your living our solemn oath to "Protect and Serve". Those of you who read this and have never been in law enforcement, these words are not a cliché's a code we live by. Your sacrifice, and that of your family, shall not be in vain. I cannot, and will not, sully this sacred site by mentioning the vermin that did this, except to say, rot in prison.

May Almighty God bless you, your family, our law enforcement officers, and God bless America. Amen

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, (Fl), Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

June 17, 2018

RIP, Deputy Rohrer. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 17, 2018

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

Officer Jim Weaver

June 17, 2018

Prayers for the deputy sheriff's family, friends and fellow officers.
Thank you for your service.
Rest in Peace.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

June 17, 2018

God bless you Deputy Rohrer your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten, rest in peace as God cradles you in his glory. God Bless your family and your collegues.

PA Police Officer/State Inv Ret

June 17, 2018

Rest easy Brother, we have the watch from here.

Deputy Daniel McMurray
Allen County Sheriff’s Office

June 17, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Patrick.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant Police Department
Nahant, MA

June 17, 2018

You've done your part my Dear Brother, thank you for your service and for keeping those animals off the streets. May our Dear God of all comforts grant your family, friends and colleagues the comfort beyond what is normal to bear this untimely departure as He grants you real peace from this ungrateful world.

Lt. G. Ekeke
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)

June 17, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

June 17, 2018

Rest in peace Deputy Rohrer, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. You ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.


June 16, 2018

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

June 16, 2018

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

June 16, 2018

may HIS light shine perpetual upon her face

Chief (retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

June 16, 2018

You and your partner were taken away from so many that will keep you alive in their hearts for ever. Rest well my hero may God watch over you and your family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 16, 2018

Miles glorious praesidii libertatis.

Chief Robert Smock (Ret)

June 16, 2018

Thank you for your service.
May the Lord comfort your family, friends and coworkers at this most difficult time.
Rest in peace.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2018

I'm sorry we were unable to protect you, as you have protected so many from harm over your years of service. May the broken hearts of your family and friends find comfort in their memories of you and may your spirit help carry them through the days ahead. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God Bless

Victor Newman
USAF RET MSgt/Security Police, Bellevue NE

June 16, 2018

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 whose 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

June 16, 2018

Sheriff Rohrer, thank you for your years of unselfish service. Our God, who sees everything, will reward you abundantly. May you rest in His loving arms, and may He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy.

Jess Espinosa

June 16, 2018

May our Lord Jesus Christ welcome him His Kingdom.

Ret. Sgt. Linda Bouc
Cleveland Police Department

June 16, 2018

May our Lord Jesus Christ welcome him into His Kingdom.

Ret. Sgt. Linda Bouc
Cleveland Police Department

June 16, 2018

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

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

June 16, 2018

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