Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Deidre Irene Mengedoht

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 2018

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Reflections for Detective Deidre Irene Mengedoht

May God welcome you with open arms. Thank you for your service. I am truly sorry.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

December 26, 2018

Detective Mengedoht may you rest in the arms of the Lord and watch over your family, as well as, your family in blue. Your service and sacrifice to protect and serve will never be forgotten.

Detective Lisa Wells
Cobb County Police Department

December 25, 2018

Very sorry to hear of this tremendous loss of a police officer and.mother serving the community.

Charlie Howard-Gibbon
Friend of first responders

December 25, 2018

I’ll miss you, D. You were a great officer and even better person. Heaven gained an angel yesterday. Thanks for your friendship and service.

Officer K Ferrell
New Albany Police Department

December 25, 2018

Rest with God hero. Pray your young son remembers how you lived. Pray he remembers your sacrifice for all of us. Prayers for all touched by this senseless tragedy.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Tx Police Department

December 25, 2018

Mengedoht family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Officer Mengedoht thank you for your Dedicated Service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

December 25, 2018

You were always an officer that I was excited to see at work. You are very deeply missed. Watch over us from the beat in heaven. We'll take it from here.

Field Supervisor Jeff Haworth
MedStar Ambulance (MA)

December 25, 2018

Sincere prayers to Det. Mengedoht's family...not only her immediate (related) family, but her police family as well. It's so easy to forget how dangerous this job really something as mundane as a traffic stop along a stretch of interstate on a Monday afternoon can change everything.

I only had the pleasure to know DeDe for a brief time while teaching at the academy when she was a recruit, just prior to my retiring.

We all try to say words that we hope will somehow ease the suffering of her family and friends...and maybe in small way, they will be comforted by all of our thoughts and prayers.

In today's society, law enforcement seems to be in everyone's crosshairs (literally and figuratively), but always remember there is strength in numbers, and one aspect of this job that hopefully never ends is the bond between the brothers and sisters that put their lives on the line every day. That's a bond that not many people will understand until they put their lives in the hands of their partners and vice versa.

May Det. Mengedoht's family and friends take solace in the good things that she accomplished through her service, and the positive impact she had on her community.

Rest in Peace, Sister.

Detective G.T. Craig, (Ret.)
Louisville Metro Police Department (KY)

December 25, 2018

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle

December 25, 2018

So very sorry to Detective Mengedoht’s Family. May she Rest In Peace.
Thank you for your service.

John M. Young
Civilian Supporter

December 25, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your department, family, and friends. Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Albany Police Academy Session 3
Albany Police Department, Albany, NY

December 25, 2018

Thank you for your service & sacrifice dear sister. You were taken away from us much too soon. God Bless you and those you leave behind. We will always remember you for one who gave it all. RIP

Lt. Norman R. Hale(Retired)
Miami Police Department, Miami, Florida

December 25, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 25, 2018

Rest in peace, God bless you, your family , co-workers and friends.

K. Littlefield
LMPD Retired/ Nelson County Sheriff's Dept.

December 25, 2018

Thank you Detective Mengedoht for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Kentucky. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my sister.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 25, 2018

Extraordinary service to your community by an ordinary citizen with a desire and calling to give back.
Watch over your fellow Officers, no matter what capacity or where they serve. Rest assured your son will be protected, loved and guided by your fellow Officers, as they would one of their own children. Rest in eternal peace, Detective.

T. Huber, TSgt, USAF (retired)
Air Force Security Police Law Enforcement/Corrections (retired)

December 25, 2018


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…

This inspiring poem was written by Jim Weaver, a retired LAPD Officer and former Idaho Sheriff. It is submitted with his full support and approval. We feel ceremonies such as this actually occur in the Heavenly Realm. We can all gain a glimpse at… …with the faith building book by Pastor John Burke, and his NDE interviews with credible individuals granted such Near Death Experiences. Both my Pastor and Family Doctors feel many such instances are fully valid. Indeed, “Do nor fear…for it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:32). May the Family, Friends and Department be comforted as Magnificent Reunions truly await all Christians!

Joe Lanier
A former Asst. Chief with the Jasper Texas PD

December 25, 2018

May God let you rest easy now for your watch is over may he keep your family safe. We will take the watch from here. God Bless you our Sister in Blue.

Officer D. Wilson

December 25, 2018

Detective Diedre Mengedoht, thank you for your service and sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers go to you, your family, department and community.

In sympathy,

Mike Tusken

Chief Mike Tusken
Duluth, MN Police Department

December 25, 2018

As a member of the Thin Blue Line family,my heart aches for this sister's untimely death. I know she served with honor & commitment. Rest well my sister,rest well.

Daughter of Charles F. Stodghill. (Ret)
Vincennes In. Police Department.

December 25, 2018

I am so sad to learn of the passing of a sister and a true hero in Detective Deidre Mengedoht. I strongly feel our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home into his loving arms where she will now patrol the golden streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to her family, friends and peers.

T W Martinez, Retired and FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

December 25, 2018

I am saddened to see the senseless death of another good police officer. I pray for the family of Detective Mengedoht and LMPD that they find peace as soon as possible.

Sgt. James R. Carson (Retired)
Richmond (VA) Police Department

December 25, 2018

Rest In Peace sister.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

December 25, 2018

Rest in Paradise Sister Officer. Prayers to your family. Thank you for your service.

M/Sgt - retired Lisa Ditzler
Illinois State Police D-16

December 25, 2018

A tragedy at Christmas and a Fine Law Officer taken too soon. thank you and may God watch over your family

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point Ga P.D.

December 25, 2018

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