Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Joshua E. Kristek

Medina County Juvenile Detention Center, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Joshua E. Kristek

Joshua, we think of you everyday as we walk the halls of the JDC. You are greatly missed by all! Thank you for being such a bright light and bringing so much joy to our lives. Until we meet again!

Assistant Superintendent Megan Millikin
Medina County Juvenile Detention Center

April 13, 2022

Officer Kristek,

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 3, 2022


There are not enough words to describe what an amazing person you were. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to work alongside you. I often miss your infectious personality and laugh. Thank you for the years of laughter you brought to our facility.

Officer Leann Vandeveer
Medina County Juvenile Detention Center

March 22, 2022

You were loved and respected by all who had the pleasure to know you. I hope you know the positive and profound impact you had on all the youth who were fortunate enough to come under your care. Your light still shines for all of us!

Teacher Wendy Chasar
Medina County Juvenile Detention Center

March 15, 2022

I am so glad I got to work at the JDC with you. You always encouraged me to be a better person, and see the light in dark situations.
I miss you and I will see you again one day!

Sergeant McKensi Cleckner
Medina County Juvenile Detention Center

March 14, 2022

When I first found out we were switching shifts around, I was unsure of how I would adjust. I remember coming in that morning and you immediately said, "Good Morning Frey". From that moment on, I knew I had nothing to be unsure about. Working with you was one of the greatest opportunities I experienced at the JDC. You were a very important part of our JDC family, and we all greatly miss you. Looking forward to seeing you again, Papa Bear.

Officer Melissa Frey
Medina County Juvenile detention Center

March 13, 2022


When I first started working at the MCJDC in March of 2019 I had the pleasure of being placed on the same shift as you. Over the course of the next four months while I was on your shift, you quickly turned into one of my closest friends at the facility. No matter how bad of a day that I was having, you always found a way to put a smile on my face and make me laugh. Even after I moved shifts and only saw you during briefing, you still found time to have conversations with me and share a laugh here and there. When I got the opportunity to attend your wedding, it was a huge honor to be there not as a co-worker, but as a friend and it is a day that I will always cherish. Thank you for all of the amazing memories, all of the laughs, and for being an amazing man, father, and friend.


Officer Adam Vogler
Medina County Juvenile Detention Center

March 8, 2022

You are missed greatly by everyone here. I was blessed to have as a part of my team. You were a hard-worker, always willing to help anyone out, and kept everyone laughing. Until we meet again brother!

Sergeant Jason Gordon
Medina County Juvenile Detention Center

March 6, 2022

Joshua- You were a kind and compassionate man. When I think of your laughter, I always smile. You are missed.

Reneé Tatara
Medina County Juvenile Detention Center

March 4, 2022

Kristek, I didn't know you as well as I would have liked, but from what I know, you were liked by everyone who knew you, resident and co-worker alike. You brought smiles to everyone and were always ready with a joke to brighten someone's day. You are sorely missed.

Officer Austin Clemens
Medina County Juvenile Detention Center

March 3, 2022

When we think of kindness, compassion, and integrity, we think of you. And your infectious laugh.

Superintendent Ron Stollar
Medina County Juvenile Detention Center

February 23, 2022

Kristek, your 49ers knocked my cowboys out in the first round of the playoffs and I couldn’t even be mad because I knew you’d love every minute of it! I miss ya buddy!!

Patrolman Shane Sams
Lodi PD/friend

February 23, 2022

Most merciful God, You hold each of us dear to Your heart. Hold all our nation’s law enforcement officers and their families, who are afflicted or affected by the COVID-19 Virus, in Your loving arms and tenderly draw them into Your life, together with all others who are living with the COVID-19 Virus. Assure them that they are not alone, and give them courage and faith for all that is to come. Strengthen those who care for them and treat them, and guide those who do research. Forgive those who have judged harshly, and enlighten those who live in prejudice or fear. Nourish those who have lost sight of You, and heal the spirits of those who are broken. We pray this in the mighty and holy name of Jesus Christ, who suffered and died, and then rose from the dead to lead us into new life, now and forever. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons (children) of God.” [Matthew 5:9]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, B.S.B.S., M.S.B.S., N.C.C.A.
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Global Outreach Minister
Ministry: Intercessors for America [IFA]

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

February 22, 2022

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