Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nicholas Daniel O'Rear

Kimberly Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Nicholas Daniel O'Rear

Nick was one of the best (and funniest) people I’ve ever met. That guy knew how to joke around and keep the morale high during our academy days! I think about him from time to time and just how much he is truly missed.

You will never be forgotten! We love you brother!

Officer William Preston
Winter Springs Police Department

May 9, 2021

Nick was one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! He always had a smile on his face and if you didn’t...he was gonna make one on there! I went through the academy with Nick. You will never be forgotten brother!! Miss you man!

Officer Browning
Calera Police Department

February 5, 2021

This is tragic....People are all to quick to criticize law enforcement until they are in their time of need and need the Police..So many forget the sacrifice so many officers have made for just doing their job, and serving their communities. Rest in piece Sir.

T W C Hawes.

November 16, 2020

My deepest condolences!

Dawn Tarlip

September 28, 2020

Nick it was honor to know you and serve alongside you. At the time of the incident myself along with by brothers in red were on shift at the fire station. At 10pm we got the call for an officer down. As we arrived on scene, I saw it was your car. I am glad now that i was there knowing in the long run i was there from start to finish. NO REGRETS something you taught me.

Brother I miss you everyday, love you brother

FF/EMT Jackson Abbett
Warrior Fire and Rescue

September 6, 2020

Please accept our deepest regret for our hero, Police Officer Nick O'Rear, 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. Hugs to all and please stay safe.

Estrella, A
US Navy, Disabled Veteran

August 20, 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

Officer O’Rear,

Your honor and sacrifice is a true testament to the badge and what the meaning to protect and serve stands for. Rest In Peace and God bless your family.

Officer Derek DeBarge (Ret.)
Ludlow PD (MA)

June 8, 2020

Officer O'Rear,

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

Officer O'Rear, a truly tragic and infuriating situation that took you from your loved ones. I pray justice is done in your name.

So long as you are kept in the hearts and minds of those you leave behind, you will never truly be gone from them. Your youngest children and especially the one on the way WILL know you through stories, photos and your very presence.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 29, 2020

Peace and blessings to you and your family

Karlene Dunn (civilian) Karlene Dunn

March 22, 2020

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

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

March 19, 2020

You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of Police Officer Nick O'Rear.


March 16, 2020

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.
Author Unknown

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

February 22, 2020


Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

February 20, 2020

To the family of Police Officer Nick O'Rear, family, friends, Police Chief Ricky Pridmore and the Kimberly Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your heart's and mind's through Christ Jesus now and always! Thank you for your service!
"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Paslm 34:18
" For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

February 18, 2020

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Kimberly Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc

February 18, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

February 13, 2020

A great Officer, a great man. To Nick's beautiful family, Kimberly PD, Warrior PD, Morris PD, Trafford PD and all of the Fire & Rescue / EMTs my deepest sympathies. Rest easy brother...

Officer C. Carlisle
Bessemer PD

February 11, 2020

Rest In Peace brother. God bless you. Thank you for your service.

#TheThinBlueLine #BoysInBlue #HeroesEveryday

Justin Hsu

February 10, 2020

Honor and bravery shown I heaven now he will now serve for heaven has called him home we have the watch from here

Corporal John Biggins
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office TN

February 10, 2020

To the family and friends of Officer O'Rear I extend my sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time and in the times ahead. May his memory live on in your hearts.

Officer (Retired) Jim Dowling
California Highway Patrol

February 9, 2020

Rest Easy Hero. Thoughts with his family and colleagues. RIP.

Ian Danks
UK citizen

February 9, 2020

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special place
for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.

Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

February 8, 2020



February 8, 2020

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