Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Anthony Neri

Sanibel Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, May 6, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony Neri

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Neri during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

July 9, 2019

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

June 3, 2019

"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

May 28, 2019

You sir will be forever honored. Thank you.

Timothy White Lieutenant
ADOC

May 24, 2019

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Anthony Neri on their loss. May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort during this time of trial. Thank you fellow officer for your dedication and service to our nation and your community. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer (retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protect

May 24, 2019

Rest in peace Ofc. Neri. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the SPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 23, 2019

Thank you for your service

Adrian Murphy

May 23, 2019

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, Anthony Neri , from complications while performing in a Physical Ability Test. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer succumbs from injuries from a training exercise. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 22, 2019

Thank you for your service sir, GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

May 20, 2019

R.I.P. Brother Neri!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

May 19, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

May 18, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother

Joseph Hart-Bowley

May 18, 2019

RIP Police Officer Nero. Sincere condolences to his family and colleagues for their tragic loss. Salute and Respect

Constable. Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

May 15, 2019

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

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

May 14, 2019

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Officer Neri, may God bless you and keep you my brother. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the Sanibel Police Department. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother, and please know that you and your service will never be forgotten. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother as we remain Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen. We have the watch from here !!

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

May 14, 2019

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
12-25-2010

Officer Jim Weaver
Los Angeles Police Department retired

May 14, 2019

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

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

May 13, 2019

Officer Neri, you are now in a place where there are no more tears, no more pain, no more suffering, a reward for your long and dedicated service that others may live in safety. May our good Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

May 13, 2019

R.I.P. I Thank you for your life time commitment to law enforcement.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb,Retired
New York State Police

May 13, 2019

The Abilene Police Department is grateful for the many years of service which Police Officer Anthony Neri provided to his community & family. We extend our prayers to his family in this significant loss.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

May 13, 2019

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department

Sgt. Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

May 13, 2019

Blue Knights North Carolina 2 send our condolences

Frank Spears
Chaplain
Blue Knight NC II

May 12, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

May 12, 2019

I met this fine officer a couple of years ago while in Sanibel. His demeanor reflected a life dedicated to public service. Thanks for your service. I will always remember you.

Deputy A.J. Westrick
Charlevoix County Sheriffs Office

May 12, 2019

Officer Neri,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 12, 2019

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