Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Eric T. Gunderson

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2021

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Reflections for Trooper Eric T. Gunderson

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen brother, Trooper Eric Gunderson.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

November 17, 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

Trooper Gunderson,

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 Trooper Gunderson. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 3, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Trooper Eric T. Gunderson and the extended law enforcement family of the Washington State Patrol, Washington.


End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 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

October 3, 2021

Rest In Peace Eric. I remember you and your genuine caring heart when you attended the funeral of my brother Karl Keesee here in Texas in 2015. Now you have answered the call yourself. I’m heartbroken. My prayers and thoughts are with your family and the members of the Washington State Patrol. Go rest high on that mountain Eric you’ve earned your place in Gods arms.

Texas State Trooper (Ret) Micheal Haley
Texas Highway Patrol Retired

October 3, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Trooper Eric T. Gunderson. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed hm home into his loving arms where 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 Washington State Patrol, Washington.

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

October 2, 2021

Rest in Peace, Trooper Gunderson. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow agents at this difficult time.

God bless and protect those that protect us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

October 2, 2021

Trooper Gunderson, 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
Civilian

October 2, 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)

October 2, 2021

RIP Trooper Gunderson. Thank you for your service to the state of Washington

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 30, 2021

Rest in Peace Trooper Gunderson. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Gunderson Family and the Washington State Patrol.

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

September 29, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

September 29, 2021

On behalf of the members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Trooper Eric. T. Gunderson, as well as the members of the Washington State Patrol. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Barbier, President
American Association of State Troopers, Inc.

September 29, 2021

Trooper Eric T. Gunderson, thank you for your 15 years of service to the citizens of Washington. To Eric's family, friends and coworkers, my deepest sympathy. Eric is in God's hands now.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 29, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

September 29, 2021

Trooper Gunderson is more than another name and another loss. I had known him growing up and he was always known as a great guy. He will be missed by so many. His two brothers and all those lucky enough to have known him. My prayers go to his family and so many friends.

K. B.
Friend of the trooper

September 29, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 29, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

September 28, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Trooper Eric T. Gunderson. Please know we are eternally grateful for Eric’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Trooper Gunderson, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Washington State Patrol in Olympia, Washington for Eric’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Trooper Eric T. Gunderson’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

September 28, 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 Trooper, Eric T. Gunderson , from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Trooper 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

September 28, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for his world, and therefore we come trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

September 28, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Trooper Eric Gunderson. I am truly sorry for your loss. You must be so proud of the contributions Trooper Gunderson made to the law enforcement community. His service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

September 28, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Trooper Eric T. Gunderson 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 Trooper Eric T. Gunderson.

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

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

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