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

My first memory of Fred Posavetz was him swooping in with his K9 partner Nando to apprehend a career criminal who bailed out of his car I was chasing during my rookie year, 1990. My final memory is playing the pipes at his funeral service in 2021. In between those events, over three decades, Fred always greeted me with a genuine smile and spent time speaking with me. He was an excellent leader and a great man. Everyone misses him dearly.

Lieutenant James Disser #924 (Retired)
Mount Clemens Police Department

May 11, 2022

Thank you sir, for swearing me in May 15 2020. I can’t thank you enough for your guidance and leadership. In the short time I’ve know you sir, my favorite memory is you going out of you way to get to know me and my past experiences in law enforcement. Rest In Peace Chief!!

Officer Logan Davis
Clinton Township Police Department

October 16, 2021

Fred was a great chief and a cops cop. I know this because I worked with him for 30 years at the Clinton Township Police Department.

May he test in peace.

Stephen Rupkus (retired detective)

October 8, 2021

“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

May 18, 2021

Rest in Peace Chief Posavetz. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

May 13, 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

April 20, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

April 17, 2021

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

April 17, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Chief Posavetz. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Clinton Township Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

April 16, 2021

Chief Posavetz, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

April 14, 2021

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

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