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Investigator Ryan D. Fortini

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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Reflections for Investigator Ryan D. Fortini

Investigator Fortini,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 1, 2021

One of the many amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and the many days that followed. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 1, 2021

Rest in peace, my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I was there when NY State Troopers came to assist us at the site. I am sure we may have met because I made it a point to thank you guys. To your loving family, fiancee and all your friends, condolences and blessings for your great loss. Until we all meet again.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 1, 2021

May god bless your soul sir, thank you for your service to this country and the State of New York.

Civilian Devonta Crawford

December 1, 2020

God bless you sir and thank you for your service.

Det. Sgt. Tom Larsen
Ormond Beach Police Dept.

November 12, 2020

One of the many amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and the numerous days that followed. Rest in peace always and know that your sacrifice is always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 10, 2020

My deepest condolences!

Dawn Tarlip

September 27, 2020

Please accept our deepest regret for our hero, Investigator Ryan Fortini, family, friends and colleagues. Our words can never comfort loss of others. But just as
everyone else we also have experimented the loss of our loved ones. Where can we really find true comfort?

2 Corinthians 1: 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4. who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any [a]trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God" (New King James Version).
Where can we find true comfort? Through his words the Bible. Meditating in his word will help us fortify our relationship, faith and bring us closer to him. In addition, Matthew 6:10 "Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Part of his plan is to bring back and reunite us with our families. Jesus Christ showed how easy it would be in John 11: 23. Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24. Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Jesus and his disciples like Martha and Maria sisters of Lazarus believed in this miracle the resurrection also, they knew that Jesus had the powers to bring back to life those who have fallen. But what was Martha's response when Jesus asked her: " Do you believe this?” verse 27. She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

What they didn't know the surprise that awaited for them. He was not going to resurrect Lazarus right there and not as they were taught at a later time.

Please review with your Bible what happens next John 11: 38-44.

Did she thought he was going to bring Lazarus back to life? No. They enjoyed their brother once again. What can we learn from this? Martha believed in Jesus and recognized his was "the Son of God" verse: 27. Then he looked up and pray to his farther verse: 41 afterwards he simply said, “Lazarus, come forth!”
As we saw just as if someone was sleeping and someone cries your name and then you awaken. Reading the word of God can help us through these times. Hope this was comforting and assuring that we will see our love ones again. For more information please visit us at: You can look in the search engines any topic. For example, you can search for : resurrection, everlasting life, Gods purpose. Hug to all and please stay safe.

Estrella, A
US Navy, Disabled Veteran

August 19, 2020

On September 11, 2001, many lives were taken by cowardly swine with a grudge; thousands of innocent civilians, Firefighters and Law Enforcement personnel from numerous agencies perished. The animals who did this must have known in their evil pathetic hearts that the dying would not end on that day or even in the weeks that followed. It’s been almost two decades and still we lose our Brothers and Sisters from the fallout.

God Bless all have gone before and those who follow including Investigator Ryan Fortini and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful. Thank you Brother, for your service, ALL of your service.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 12, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten, hero.

Norine G Holland
Spouse, USN Ret.

June 7, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

June 3, 2020

Laying down their lives like angels in disguise
They're weak but always willing
They dare to do the hard things
And in the dark and desperate places no one else goes
You'll find the heroes
You'll find the heroes
(lyrics by Casting Crowns)
Merciful Father in heaven, surround Ryan's family with a hedge of protection and open the heavens and pour out blessings in her loved ones lives. Amen


May 29, 2020

May our prayers for peace and God's holy spirit be with all of Investigator Ryan D. Fortini's family and friends.

Soon God will once again display his love with all those who seek righteousness and peace like our Hero Investigator Ryan D. Fortini. There is no better place to keep the remembrance of our love ones, than in our Lords perfect mind.

Please read: Mathews 6:9,10 and Apocalypse 21:4
Also, Bible based hope, copy paste link below. Hope this may bring comfort and hope for families and friends.

US Navy Petty Officer-Disabled Veteran A
US Navy Disabled Veteran

April 24, 2020

Thank you for your service and bravery during a tragic time in American history.

Sergeant Steve Sloane
Western Australia Police Force

April 20, 2020

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace, Sir.

Citizen Tonya Lafarr

April 11, 2020

May God comfort your loved ones with the knowledge that our country is a better place because of your sacrifice. Thank you for giving so much to so many in such a short time. May others see your example and be inspired to make wise use of the time and gifts God has given.

Family member of a fallen officer

April 10, 2020

Investigator Fortini,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 30, 2020

Rest In Peace Trooper. God Bless you and your family.
Fidelis ad Mortem

Frank F
NYPD Detective-Retired

March 28, 2020

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Ryan died from illness resulting from his service in the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Fortini family, fellow officers, and all who call Ryan 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.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Investigator Fortini gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 1st, 2020.

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

February 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 6, 2020

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

February 5, 2020

Thank you for you service, bravery and strength.

Cindy Jean
Fellow American citizens

February 3, 2020

Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Deputy Director Michael Karnbach
GA Drugs and Narcotics Agency

February 1, 2020

I have not forgotten.
I ran 4 miles with the Thin Blue Line flag in his honor.
My condolences to his family, friends and the NY State Police for their loss.

Faith for L.E.O

January 28, 2020

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