Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant Randall C. French

Troy Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Randall C. French

RIP sir, you will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 11, 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

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

June 7, 2020

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

May 26, 2020

Rest in peace Sgt. French. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the TPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 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

May 21, 2020

To the family of Detective Sergeant Randall C. French, friends, Chief of Police Brian Owens and the
Troy Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you HIs peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4.....You are loved!

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

May 17, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 14, 2020

RIP Detective Sergeant French. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Troy

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 13, 2020

Our deepest sympathy. May God's peace upon our HERO, family and companions.

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

  Please read in your Bible: Malachi 3:16. But there is hope for our loved ones that have passed away. Please read Apocalypse 21:4 and Acts 24:15.

Petty Officer (Disabled Veteran) Angelo
US Navy Veteran

May 12, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Detective Sergeant Randall C. French and the extended law enforcement family of the Troy Police Department, New York.


End of Watch Thursday, April 30, 2020


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

May 11, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Detective Sergeant French.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 11, 2020

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

May 10, 2020

Thank you Detective Sergeant French for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of New York. 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 brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

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

May 10, 2020

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 9, 2020

Det Sgt French,

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

May 9, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Detective Sergeant French and the Troy Police Department during this time. Thank you, Detective Sergeant French, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 9, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

May 9, 2020

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

James & Donna Waggle
Civilian

May 9, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

May 9, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Detective Sergeant Randall C. French. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family friends and all members of the Troy Police Department, New York.

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

May 9, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Detective Sergeant Randall C. French during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Detective Sergeant Randall C. French.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 8, 2020

Randy, I had never met you, but you are a cousin who I had regular reports about from your uncle, Harold French of Stockbridge. I had met your dad, William, so I felt that I knew you through these connections and a fellow member of the French Clan. I followed your struggle with COVID-19, and always thought you would make it through, and then I could get to meet and know you and your family on our next visit to Stockbridge. What a shock it was when Harold reported that you did not make it, the horrible virus had claimed it's victim. Our prayers go out to your family, and especially to Danielle, and to your Dad William. I'll get to meet you in the next life, Randy, and we can exchange French family stories. Thank you so much for your service to the Troy community.

Ian (Toby) French
Cousin

May 8, 2020

RIP from the State of Florida FOP

President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodge

May 8, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

May 8, 2020

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