Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Fred Alan Posavetz

Clinton Township Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, March 22, 2021

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Reflections for Chief of Police Fred Alan Posavetz

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Chief Posavetz and the Clinton Township Police Department during this time. Thank you, Chief Posavetz, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

April 12, 2021

Chief Posavetz, I Thank you for your many long years of service to your state and to all of us. I am so sorry you lost your life at the hands of this pandemic that has taken so many of our brothers and sisters. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

April 12, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 12, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A, Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

April 11, 2021

My condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers

The Badge

John 15:13 A man that lays down his life for others has a great love.

The first respondents wear a mask;
"Why?" Some may ask.
Because we believe in humanity.
Each of us, who laid our right hands
Upon the Bible, took an oath,
To protect and serve, this was
Our solemn troth.
Not only do Law-Enforcement,
Firefighters, and EMT's wear these
Badges of valor, but all whose
Reflections shine:
These are the Doctor's, Nurses,
PCT's, our Health Care providers,
Techs, Social Workers,
On down the line.
All of these precious lives do matter.

We knew, when we strapped
On our belts, we might not
Come home after our shift;
Each day could have been our last.
We are the role-models
And must pass on the eternal torch
Of self-sacrifice to our next generation.
We have quieted the child with tears;
We've sat with those those whose spirits
Needed a lift; we've cried with those who've
Suffered loss so they did not
Have to alone bear their heavy cross.
Love is an amazing gift.

We've been called by every name
Known to man;
Talked down those who've sought to maim
Whenever and whomever they can.
We've witnessed atrocities,
Vengeful hearts,
Casting lots, and devising evil plots.

Yes, we lay down our lives everyday
To protect and serve.
We are the hero's ordained by God
Here on earth.
Say a little prayer for us,
And tell us you love us before
We walk out that door.

I am a retired police officer. I am eighty years of age and now reside in Troy, Ohio. I graduated, in North Carolina, February 19, 1984-1994

April 11, 2021

Chief Posavetz,

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

April 11, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

April 9, 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 Chief, Fred Alan Pasavetz, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Chief of Police succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 8, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Chief of Police Fred Alan Posavetz and the extended law enforcement family of the Clinton Township Police Department, Michigan.

End of Watch Monday, March 22, 2021.

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

April 7, 2021

Jesus Christ, during His Sermon on the Mount, proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God” [Matthew 5:9 ESV].

Pastor Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Associate Pastor with the United National Church

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 7, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

April 7, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Chief of Police Fred Alan Posavetz. I believe 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 Clinton Township Police Department, Michigan.

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

April 7, 2021

Posavetz family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Chief Posavetz thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept

April 6, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your decades of service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Chief Posavetz during this time of tragic and painful loss.

Donnie Meaders
Okemah (OK) Police Department

April 6, 2021

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Chief Posavetz lived a life of service to the people of Michigan and his life mattered. I will be praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

April 6, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

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

April 6, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

April 6, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

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

April 6, 2021

Rest in Peace Chief Posavetz. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Posavetz Family and the Clinton Township Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

April 6, 2021

R.I.P. sir. My condolences to your family and colleagues.

Deputy Christopher Land
Macomb County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

April 6, 2021

Chief Posavetz was a great chief and even better human being. He truly lived the servant leader model and, although long in tenure and greatly respected, displayed a humility that made him approachable to all. He was honest, forthright and yet considerate.
I’m blessed to have known him.

Chief Charles Craft (retired)
Troy (MI) Police Department

April 6, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

April 6, 2021

RIP sir. Thank you for your service to your community.

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

April 6, 2021

Rest in peace Fred

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

April 6, 2021

R.I.P Chief Fred Posavetz

Brian Molyneaux

April 6, 2021

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