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Deputy Sheriff Luke Ryan Gross

Hancock County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Luke Ryan Gross

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Luke Ryan Gross and thank you for your service.

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

November 2, 2021

Thank you for your service brother. RIP.

Deputy Rich Alexander
Okaloosa County Sheriff Office

October 22, 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

October 18, 2021

Deputy Gross,

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

October 17, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Gross. 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

October 14, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

October 4, 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

October 4, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Gross.
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 1, 2021

RIP Deputy Sheriff Gross. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Hancock County and Sabattus

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 30, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother

Det Andreoli
NYPD -Retired

September 29, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Luke Ryan Gross and the extended law enforcement family of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, Maine.


End of Watch Thursday, September 23, 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

September 28, 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

September 28, 2021

Luke, thank you! Thank you for your service. Thank you for your guidance. But, most importantly, thank you for friendship! We love you!

Officer Jeffrey Turcotte
Maine Marine Patrol

September 28, 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

September 27, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

September 27, 2021

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 26, 2021

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Rest in Peace Brother

Prayers for you and your family

GOD BLESS

Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

September 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)

September 25, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Luke Gross. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Gross will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

September 25, 2021

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Our prayers are for his family left behind and all the LE community.

Jaron McFarland
Maine State Police Chaplain, Troop B

September 25, 2021

Rest in peace brother

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

September 25, 2021

You and I spoke about a month ago concerning an incident which occurred on land I'm responsible for. You were an upmost professional and were very helpful. You died a few miles from my house and were serving and protecting the community I live in when you died. Thank you for your service to our community and paying the ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Special Agent Brian Engelhard
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement

September 25, 2021

Sheriff Gross, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

September 25, 2021

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your dedicated service. Thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and colleagues.

G. Anne Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

September 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Luke Gross! Thank you for your 18 years of service with Hancock County Sheriff's Office in Maine. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to you family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your son, and your daughter during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

September 24, 2021

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