Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Christine Peters

Greenbelt Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Reflections for Corporal Christine Peters

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

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

May 27, 2021

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Christine was killed in the line of duty.

To the Peters family, fellow officers, and all who call Christine 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. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Christine gave to her community and the citizens of Maryland and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on January 14, 2021

Phyllis Loya Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Corporal Peters. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Greenbelt Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 8, 2021

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

February 2, 2021

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

February 2, 2021

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

January 27, 2021

Rest easy now our sister. Use your powers now to protect those left behind. Gold Bless you for your supreme sacrifice.

Deputy Robert Dvoroznak (retired)
Cuyahoga County Sheriff Office Ohio

January 24, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Corporal, Christine Peters, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Corporal makes the ultimate sacrifice. Her bravery and courage to protect serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the University of Maryland Police Department where Corporal Peters had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

January 22, 2021

Rest in peace sister

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

January 21, 2021

Rest in Peace Master Police Officer Peters. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers for your Family both Blood and Blue.

Cpl. Terri Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

January 21, 2021

“He [God] will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of that has gone forever.” [Revelation 21:4 TLB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, OLCC, NCCA
Independent Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
07/05/1974 - 04/01/1998
Nashua Police Department
Nashua, NH 03060

January 21, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Corporal Peters.

Class 49-20 Basic Academy Recruits
Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office

January 20, 2021

Rest In Peace Sister!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

January 19, 2021

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF CORPORAL PETERS, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF CORPORAL PETERS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HER SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HER DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

January 19, 2021

Corporal Peters, I am so sorry that you lost your life while doing your good work. You have served your state and our country and I thank you for that. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you and all those that love and care about you. Rest in Peace, Sister.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

January 19, 2021

Rest In Peace Officer Peters. Prayers for her family and friends.

Father Steven P. Wetzel, OSFS
Michael the Archangel Ministry
Chaplain, Pastoral Care Specialist
Philadelphia Lodge #5, Fraternal Order of Police

January 19, 2021

Rest In Peace

Sgt. CCB (Ret)
USPP

January 19, 2021

Rest in Peace my sister.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

January 18, 2021

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

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

January 18, 2021

Thank you all you gave to your community Cpl. Peters. I hope your family knows how important you were to all of law enforcement. Rest in peace, we will take it from here.

Sgt. Doug Kazensky (Longview, WA)
Longview (WA) Police Department

January 18, 2021

"Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon her."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Fl Police Chaplain

January 18, 2021

Corporal Peters, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service that your community may live in safety. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

January 18, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

January 18, 2021

Prayers of comfort, hope, peace and strength for the family and friends who mourn Corporal Peters. I'm sorry for your loss.

Pam
Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

January 18, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Corporal Christine Peters 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 Corporal Christine Peters.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

January 18, 2021

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