Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Trainee Cody Alan Olafson

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, May 20, 2022

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Reflections for Officer Trainee Cody Alan Olafson

Rest In Peace Officer Trainee Cody Alan Olafson. God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this terrible time. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Trainee Cody Olafson. I am truly sorry for your loss. Officer Olafson will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

June 24, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Olafson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Customs and Border Protection.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 22, 2022

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

June 14, 2022

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 State Police

June 13, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 9, 2022

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

June 5, 2022

Officer Trainee Olafson, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. But our Lord took you back to Him as you were just beginning your life, for reasons known to Him alone. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents and grandparents are experiencing over the loss of their son and grandson. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

June 5, 2022

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family, and the Customs and Border Protection. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 3, 2022

Rest easy brother thank you for your service may your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Retired #8046 Jerry Matalone
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

June 3, 2022

RIP Officer Olafson. Thank you for your service to the United States

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

June 3, 2022

“My goal is to achieve something bigger than myself, something that has more purpose to contribute towards my country in a way I’ve never been able to achieve. I want to push myself and improve my overall well-being and mindset of becoming a better person and to become a well-respected, open-minded, and a thorough CBP Officer. I’m going to push myself more than I have ever done to achieve that.”
- CBPO(T) Olafson

You'll be missed Olafson. Gone, but not forgotten. Rest in peace.

CBPO Hanson
DHS / CBP

June 2, 2022

Rest In Peace Officer Trainee Cody Alan Olafson! Thank you for your 4 months of service with the United States Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations- Pembina Port of Entry, in North Dakota. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your mother, your sister, and both your grandmothers during this terrible 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!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

June 2, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer Trainee, Cody Alan Olafson, from a medical issue in a training situation. It is always a huge loss when a Officer Trainee succumbs from a medical issue. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 2, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Olafson. 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

June 2, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 2, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

June 1, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and vigilant watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

June 1, 2022

I am sorry, Officer Trainee Cody Olafson, to learn of your tragic loss of life. Thank you for your service and for the years you would have served us. You are to be honored.

I pray for your family. May God rest you in His peace.

Kim

Kim Durham
Christina Giannone, daughter & police office City of Davis

June 1, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

June 1, 2022

On behalf of Session 72 from the Zone Five Academy in New York State, We send out our condolences to the friends and family of Officer Trainee Cody Olafson and United States Department of Homeland Security.

Session 72
Zone Five

June 1, 2022

RIP

First Sergeant (Retired) Thomas Webb
New York State Police

June 1, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Officer Trainee Cody Olafson and the extended law enforcement family of United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border.



End of Watch Friday, May 20, 2022



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.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 31, 2022

Rest In Peace, Officer Trainer Olafson. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

May 31, 2022

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

May 31, 2022

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