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Detective Greg Ferency

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, July 7, 2021

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Reflections for Detective Greg Ferency

Rest in Peace Detective Ferency. 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

August 11, 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

August 6, 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
one’s character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

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

August 4, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 2, 2021

"A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

July 30, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Detective Greg Ferency. 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 Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

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

July 25, 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)

July 25, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Ferency. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Terre Haute Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 20, 2021

Another "Hero" taken.
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

July 17, 2021

An Officer who paid the ultimate price for his service to our country. My Son, Brian, went to High School and later to Indiana State University with Greg. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Major George Ophoff (retired)
Arizona Rangers - Area Commander
Sahuarita. AZ

Major George Ophoff (Retired)
Arizona Rangers

July 14, 2021

Thank you, Detective Greg Ferency, for your service.
I am so very sorry to hear of your tragic death. Thank you for being there. May God rest you in His peace and reward your richly. My prayers are lifted for your family, the Department and Community.

God Bless and thank you,
Kim

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

July 14, 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

July 14, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Your courage and service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

July 13, 2021

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

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

July 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Detective Greg Ferency.. May his soul forever rest within the Gates of Heaven.

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

July 13, 2021

Dear brother officer...
My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May they find comfort... although I've never met you it's always hard when a fellow officer falls. I pray every day that God keeps his hands on each and every one of you...all military and emergency services...God bless each and every one of you for your service.

Marshal Charlie Vandeventer (Ret.)
Stinesville Indiana

July 13, 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

July 12, 2021

Rest In Peace and to your family I send my sincere apologies for you loss. God Bless my brother!

Deputy Tim Kiele
Whatcom County Sheriffs Office

July 12, 2021

So sad, RIP. Well done thou good and faithful servant. May God bless & comfort your brothers & sisters with THPD, as well as those on the Task Force.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

July 12, 2021

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Detective Ferency. I am truly sorry for your loss. Detective Ferency dedicated his life to the service of others and he will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

July 12, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Detective Greg Ferency. 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 Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana.

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

July 12, 2021

Praying for your family, friends and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine, mother
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

July 10, 2021

Detective Ferency, I Thank you for your many years of brave service to our country. You are a Hero and your murderer is a coward. I know that God has opened His arms for you and He will give you comfort now. You have a wonderful smile! I'm so sorry that was taken from this world. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

July 10, 2021

Greg you will be sorely missed by those of us at the Terre Haute Police Department. Your sacrifice was not in vain. We will overcome and continue the good fight. Thank you for your long career and service to our community.

Detective Brad Rumsey
Terre Haute Police Department

July 10, 2021

Greg, my friend! I am in a deep grief about to hear this message. The Lord makes you lie down in green pastures and leads you beside still waters....
My thoughts are with your family and your fellow officers!
Rest in Peace, brother!

First Captain Ingo F.
-SEK- Police of Lower Saxony/Hannover/Germany

July 10, 2021

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