Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Reflections for Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod

Stan, thank you for all that you taught me. Thank you for having my 6 and know that we now have your 6 covered.
Thank you for your faithful service to this department and the date of Georgia.
Most importantly, thank you for your love of family and giving terminally ill or life-threatening illness children the chance of a lifetime hunting or fishing trip through "The Outdoor Dream Foundation."
Your heart was bigger than any man I knew and your DREAM lives on. Those of us that know you, miss you brother.

Chief James Davis
Franklin Springs Police Department

January 14, 2021

Cant believe it’s been 4 months today. Still doesn’t seem real. Miss you and think about you every day.

Major Stephen Adams
Georgia DNR

January 3, 2021

Rest in peace, brother. My condolences to your loving family.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 30, 2020

Rest in Peace Stan.

Cpl Jesse Cook (Retired)
Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Law Enforcement Division

October 28, 2020

Thank you Captain Elrod for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Georgia. 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.


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

September 27, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Captain Stan Elrod. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

September 22, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod and the extended law enforcement family of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia.

End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 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 Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 20, 2020

“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

September 18, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Captain Elrod. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 14, 2020

Dear, Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod,
Thank you for your service! I am saddened by the loss of your life due to a drunken driver. I pray that God Blesses you Mightily.

You are loved and missed and my prayers for your family, the Department and Community.

Rest in peace
Love, Kim

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

September 14, 2020

CPT. Elrod,

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

September 11, 2020


Retired Patrol Cpl. Thomas Lanning
Carroll county sheriff's office Ga

September 11, 2020

I had the honor of having Captain Elrod work with us at the City Of Franklin Springs Police Dept. Part time several years until he was promoted to Captain With DNR. There was no more deserving officer with DNR to get this promotion. He was always very professional in all his interactions with the public. This great man, officer, friend, husband and father will be so dearly missed. There will forever be a void in the lives of all that knew him. Rest in peace my friend !

Chief Daniel Ankerich
Franklin Springs Police Department

September 10, 2020

You will be forever missed my brother. You will always be a hero of mine. None of us will ever be the same without you around. Watch over us and continue to keep us safe. Love you Stan.

Blake Elrod (Proud cousin to Captain Stan Elrod-GA DNR)

September 9, 2020

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,

September 9, 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

September 9, 2020

Captain Elrod, thank you for your service to the citizens and natural resources of the great state of Georgia. May you rest in eternal peace and may you live on in the hearts and actions of your fellow officers. You will never be forgotten!

Noah Green

September 9, 2020

So very sad. Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

September 9, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

September 9, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Captain Elrod.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

September 9, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

September 8, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Captain Elrod and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources during this time. Thank you, Captain Elrod, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 8, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod 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 Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod.

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

September 8, 2020

My condolences to the family and GA DNR of your loss. May the Lord bless you all.

Patrol Captain W.A. Young
USFS Law Enforcement & Investigations

September 8, 2020

Thank you for your dedication to the protection of Georgia's natural resources and the individuals who enjoy and reap the benefits they offer. Your sacrifice and steadfast commitment will be remembered for generations to come. Rest easy Captain Elrod, we'll take the watch.

Warden Nathan Cristofori
Plymouth Division of Natural Resources, Plymouth, MA

September 8, 2020

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