Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Police Officer Christopher James Driver

Rocky Mount Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Reflections for Senior Police Officer Christopher James Driver

Officer Driver, I met your parents a Walt Disney World in Florida. Rest in peace brother.

Jeff Hollon
Scott Co (Ky) Sheriff's Office (Ret.)

December 13, 2019

Rest in peace Senior Officer Driver.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 18, 2019

While I never knew you or your family, I am very close to many Rocky Mount Police Officers who worked with you. When you passed, I grieved with the RMPD family as they had lost one of their own. I saw them come together as a one, to support one another and to support your family. Despite having never known you, your department and friends spoke very highly of who you were as a person and an officer. How you brought humanity and humor to this profession. In hearing about you, I knew that RMPD and your community lost a great officer who believed in his calling to serve...for that, I applaud you.

On May 6, 2019, it will be my privilege to ride in your honor this May as part of the Law Enforcement United "Road to Hope" bicycle ride. Myself, along with 60+ other officers, survivors and support personnel will depart the Raleigh Police Memorial in Raleigh, NC and wind our way to Chesapeake, VA. Once in Chesapeake, we will link up with the rest of Law Enforcement United (500+) on May 10 and continue to Washington, DC. Each of us will carry with us a name of a fallen law enforcement officer as a reminder of the sacrifice that was made in the line of duty. It is just a small way to keep your memory alive and support the surviving family and co-workers.

Good speed Officer Driver, your legacy lives on with those who put on the uniform each day and choose to serve communities across the country and around the world.

Major Ian Kendrick
NC State University Police Department

April 9, 2019

I have waited nearly four months to write this reflection brother. I still can't believe it, why? why are you not here? Why were you taken so soon? You were one of my best friends, I just don't get it. Those are questions I often ask myself and I hate it. It wasn't by choice we all know that. I will forever cherish the memories inside and outside of work, the laughs, the football games the bonfires, the list goes on and on. The world definitely isn't the same without you here. Keep looking down watching over us brother, we love you forever Chris.


Senior Officer Foxworth
Rocky Mount Police Department

October 3, 2018

I hope everyone can 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 see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 14, 2018

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

To the Driver family, fellow officers, and all who call Chris 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. North Carolina is the state I was born and raised in, and I know that Rocky Mount is a small close community so this loss will be felt by all its residents.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 23rd, 2018.

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

July 27, 2018

Officer Driver,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 24, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Senior Police Officer Christopher Driver . May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort to overcome their tragic loss. Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer (retired)
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

July 18, 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

July 15, 2018

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.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

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 Christopher'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

July 11, 2018

Rest easy brother. We have got it from here.

Naval District Washington Regional Police

July 10, 2018

Chris Driver,

You were such a great friend and every time I saw you, there was laughter. I will miss our going back and forth with each other when football season comes back around. It is a hard time but by the grace of God, we will take each day as it comes, always remembering you. I hope you are enjoying patrolling the streets of heaven with Alan as we now have two angels watching over us. Until we meet again brother! RIP Batman

Detective Chris Whichard
Rocky Mount Police Department

July 8, 2018

Rest well, my brother, and thank you for your service.

Correctional Officer I Chris Bonham
Colorado Department of Corrections

July 7, 2018

Rest easy my Brother.

Retired. Ron Buchholz
Santa Fe County Sheriff. NM.

July 3, 2018

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

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

July 3, 2018



July 2, 2018

Brother, your loss is as much a tragedy as anyone's. Every time we lose a Brother or Sister, a piece of us is lost. How on Earth, with all we've lost, do we still survive? It's your spirits that keep us going. For every part we lose, we find strength to carry on.

God Bless you Officer Driver and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 2, 2018

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Javier Cornejo, Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee WI

July 1, 2018

Rocky Mount PD truly appreciates the outpouring of love and support from all the surrounding agencies near and far. The many well wishes received are a strong evidence of how loved Chris Driver was in this community. He had a big heart and personality.

You will be missed, Chris. RIP.

Officer Heather Rauen
Rocky Mount Police Department

June 28, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Corporal (Ret) Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

June 28, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.............

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD

June 28, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Donna, Texas

June 28, 2018

You were such a great joy to work with. Never a dull moment and that’s what I will always remember you as. RIP my brother.

Senior Police Officer Janil Baez
Rocky Mount Police Department

June 28, 2018

Driver we have always joked with each other and even got on each other nerves. I am going to miss you coming into the communication center asking me if I want coffee because you know my response would be “now you know I don’t want no stinking coffee” you would laugh and say "I know that, but I really didn’t want to go get you anything anyway, lol". I will miss you, your laughter and of course your dancing.

Telecommunicator Supervisor Ebony Lyons
Rocky Mount Police Department

June 28, 2018

Driver you will be deeply missed my brother. The way you can light up a room and bring a smile to anybody's face. You were truly an inspiration to me and all I can do is pray to be half the man you were and just to touch a small percentage of people I come into contact with as you did. Even though it hurts now we know brighter days are to come and that you are smiling down on us. I just ask of you Batman that you help to protect your families as we attempt to move forward. It will be hard but by the Grace of God we can endure anything. We love you Driver. From Jones and your RMPD Family.

Officer D.M. Jones
Rocky Mount Police Department

June 28, 2018

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