Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Cadet Patrick Donelle Dupree

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, September 8, 2022

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Reflections for Trooper Cadet Patrick Donelle Dupree

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

February 12, 2023

Father in Heaven Bless the eternal soul of this thy servant Trooper Cadet Patrick Donnell Dupree. Bless and care for his family ease their sorrow. This we ask in thy Holy name, Amen.

George E. Martin, Sr.

October 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

October 14, 2022

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of Trooper Cadet Patrick Dupree. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. God's Speed Patrick!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 12, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Trooper Cadet Patrick Dupree. I am so sorry for your loss. Cadet Dupree will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

October 10, 2022

Trooper Cadet Dupree,

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 9, 2022

R.I.P. sir. We will continue to hold the line here in Georgia.

Trooper Tommy Bond

September 25, 2022

Thank you sir for your service and for your sacrifice. Rest assure your brothers in blue will take it from here. BIG BLUE BIG GRAY GEORGIA TROOPER ALL THE WAY. RIP

Retired S/TPR JOHN THREAT #318
Georgia State Patrol

September 23, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Cadet Dupree. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Georgia State Patrol.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 23, 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

September 21, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon send our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your Trooper Cadet, Patrick Donnell Dupree, from complications while participating in a physically demanding weapons retention course recently. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Trooper Cadet succumbs from a health issue. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Trooper Cadet Dupree for his previously service in Law enforcement.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2022

We send our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Trooper Cadet Patrick Dupree. May your fond memories of him provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time.

~ Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2022

RIP Trooper Cadet Dupree. Thank you for your service to the state of Georgia

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 19, 2022

Sorry for your loss. I definitely understand your hurt and pain but God will be there to give you comfort and strength in your time of needs.

Adrienne Smith
Wife of the late Captain Reggie Smith

September 19, 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

September 19, 2022

Rest In. Peace Brother.


September 19, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

September 19, 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

September 19, 2022

Rest in Peace Trooper Cadet Dupree. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family, friends and co-workers at this difficult time and always.

Corporal Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office
Wheaton, Illinois

September 19, 2022

Rest In Peace.
God bless your family as you await the time you are together forever in heaven.

Beth Powell

September 19, 2022

Trooper Cadet Dupree, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. 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 loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 18, 2022

We honor Georgia State Police Trooper Cadet Patrick Donnell Dupree for serving his community. Rest in peace brother.

(Ret) Sgt Thomas McCarthy

September 17, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill

September 17, 2022

Condolences to the family, friends and fellow Officers from Blue Knights NC II

Frank Spears Chaplain
Blue Knights NC II

September 17, 2022

I’m praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine, mother
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

September 16, 2022

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