Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Investigator Kyle Lee Patterson

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Reflections for Senior Investigator Kyle Lee Patterson

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

Thanks for your service sir! Many prayers for your friends and family. Rest In Peace.

Sgt. Jordan Thigpen

Patrol Sergeant
Taylor County Sheriff’s Office

June 29, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 26, 2022

Rest In Peace Senior Investigator Kyle Lee Patterson. God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this tragic time. God's Speed Kyle!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Investigator Patterson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 22, 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 Senior Investigator, Kyle Lee Patterson, from complications of a motor vehicle accident. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Senior Investigator succumbs from injuries from a motor vehicle accident. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2022

Rest in Peace Investigator Patterson. 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

Prayers for you and your family. Thank you for your years of sacrifice and service to our communities.
Rest In Peace.

John Biondo
USMC MP K-9 Kennel Master ('83-'99)

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

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Senior Investigator Kyle Patterson. 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 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida.

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

June 14, 2022

Rest In Peace, Senior Investigator Patterson. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 14, 2022

I've known Kyle since 1999 his mother and I both started working at the Edgewood Police Department (FL). Kyle was a focused, driven, and youth. My happiest memories were hearing stories of him showing livestock etc., for FFA. He grew into a tremendous adult and public servant with FWC. He represented not just FWC in a positive light, but humanity in general. They don't make a lot of people like Kyle anymore. I will do my best to carry his legacy forward with every encounter I have from now and ever after. Godspeed brother.

Ofc. Scott Zane
Edgewood Police Department (FL)

June 13, 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 Investigator Patterson, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Fair winds and following seas brother.

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

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 Senior Investigator Kyle Patterson and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Recruit, M. Gootz
Zone Five

June 13, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog, May God bless and comfort your wife and children as well as your brothers & sisters with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

June 13, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

June 13, 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 13, 2022

RIP Investigator Patterson. Thank you for your service to the state of Florida

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 Senior Investigator Kyle Patterson! Thank you for your 15 years of service with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 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 wife and your children 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

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Senior Investigator Kyle Patterson. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Investigator Patterson will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

June 12, 2022

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