Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Christopher Nicholas Fariello

Tallahassee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Christopher Nicholas Fariello

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 1, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 26, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Christopher Nicholas Fariello: I am terribly sorry for your loss. God will watch over you now and in the future. God's Speed Christopher!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Fariello. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Tallahassee Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 22, 2022

I am a recent graduate of the law enforcement accademy here in Tallahassee. This hit home, as a class we went to the funeral and paid our respects. May officer Fariello rest in peace.

Kate Ard
Recent Graduate of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Accdemy

June 21, 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, Christopher Nicholas Fariello, from complications of a motor vehicle accident. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer succumbs from injuries from a motor vehicle accident. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Wilton Manors Police Department where Officer Fariello had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Fariello. 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

June 16, 2022

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

June 14, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

June 14, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Fariello. Thank you Sir for your service and sacrifice. God comfort your immediate family and fellow colleagues.

Former reserve Deputy ( OCSO) FL Eddie A
Osceola county Sheriff's office

June 14, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Christopher Fariello. 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 Tallahassee Police Department, Florida

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

June 14, 2022

Rest in Peace, Officer Fariello. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 14, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 13, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

June 13, 2022

Rest In Peace Officer Fariello , my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice saved lives of the oncoming traffic. Fair winds and following seas brother.

TERRY F ZECH OFC RET
Department of Veteran Affairs Police Department Detroit Michigan

June 13, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

June 13, 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

On behalf of Session 73 from the Zone Five Academy in New York State, We send out our condolences to the friends and family of Police Officer Christopher Fariello and Tallahassee Police Department.

Recruit, M. Gootz
Zone Five

June 13, 2022

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Fl Police Chaplain

June 13, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless and comfort your parents & brother, as well as your brothers & sisters with TPD. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

June 13, 2022

RIP Officer Fariello. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Tallahassee and Wilton Manors

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

June 13, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish commitment to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

June 13, 2022

Rest In Peace Police Officer Christopher Fariello! Thank you for your 4 years of service with the Tallahassee Police Department and for your previous service with the Wilton Manors Police Department, in Florida. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your family 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 12, 2022

R.I.P. brother.

Deputy Christopher Land
Macomb County Sheriff's Office, MI

June 12, 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 12, 2022

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