Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper William Moden

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, June 14, 2019

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Reflections for Trooper William Moden

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 Trooper Moden during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

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

July 9, 2019

Trooper Moden, for twelve years, you put your life on the line unselfishly so that others may be safe. Your reward in heaven will be abundant as all good deeds do not go unnoticed by our all-loving, all-generous God. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

June 29, 2019

I was very saddened to learn of your passing. The last 12 years of my career with the Adams County Sheriff's Office were spent in the eastern part of the county. Here we worked often with CSP and Arapahoe CO SO, so am very familiar with that section of I-70. My thoughts and prayers go to your family, the CSP family and those who were there during this tragic event. Rest in peace.

Reedy L.Lash / Sgt - retired
Adams County Sheriff's Office

June 27, 2019

Thank-you for your service and your sacrifice. My heart and prayers are with your family and friends.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

June 25, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

June 25, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Moden. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue!!

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

June 25, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Trooper William Moden on their loss. Thank you for serving our country and may you rest in peace my brother in blue.

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

June 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Trooper Moden. A speeding Mother with Infant on board brought you there to rescue, and another driver with equal disregard to life struck and killed you. My heart and soul aches with the selfish deadly disregard of laws by so many citizens on our Streets and Highways. My thoughts and Prayers are with your family that God will hold them in his arms and give them comfort and strength in their time of sorrow at so great a loss.
Gone to soon. Thank you for your selfless dedicated Service to all Citizens.

Kathleen Bailey
Mother of two Officers

June 21, 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

June 20, 2019

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and co-workers.
Rest In Peace My Brother in BLUE.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

June 20, 2019

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

June 19, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Moden!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

June 19, 2019

May God be with Trooper Moden and his family. May he Rest In Peace.

Ret. Off JR Neary
East Los Angeles

June 19, 2019

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

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2019

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

James P Waggle
Civilian

June 18, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Trooper Moden. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

Adella Melotti

June 18, 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 Trooper, William Moden, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Trooper 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

June 18, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Moden. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Colorado State Patrol.

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

June 18, 2019

God Bless Trooper William Moden.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

June 18, 2019

Thank-you, Trooper Moden, for your service. Thank-you for doing your job honestly, justly, and faithfully knowing that even a simple action such as helping others at the scene of an accident could be fatal. My heart goes out to your family and colleagues. Well done, good and faithful servant, well done.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

June 18, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Moden. May God accept you at the gates of Heaven.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

June 18, 2019

Final Salute Trooper Moden. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officer.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

June 18, 2019

THE MONUMENT

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

“In the line of duty” I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last
Sgt. George Hahn (LAPD, Ret)

Ann Foxton
Concerned citizen

June 17, 2019

Rest easy Brother. Prayers and condolences for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

June 17, 2019

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Trooper William Moden and the extended law enforcement family of the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado.

End of Watch Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

June 17, 2019

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