Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley

Columbia Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 2022

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Reflections for Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley

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

"Semper Fi"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 12, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Master Officer Owens-Riley. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Columbia Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 26, 2022

Father in Heaven, we ask thy Blessing on the eternal soul of this thy servant Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens Riley. Bless and care for his family, ease their sorrow. This we ask in thy Holy name, Amen.

George E. Martin, Sr.

October 20, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Owens-Riley to this country and the people of South Carolina will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

October 19, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.......

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village (OH) PD

October 17, 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

On behalf of the Leon County Sheriff's Office, our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family of Master Police Officer Tyrrell Owens-Riley, and the extended law enforcement family of the Columbia Police Department.

God Bless!

Sheriff Walt McNeil
Leon County Sheriff's Office

October 13, 2022

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of Master Police Officer Tyrrell Owens-Riley. May God watch over you all during this terrible time. God's Speed Tyrrell!!!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 12, 2022

Officer Owens-Riley, for many years, 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.
May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 9, 2022

Officer Owens-Riley,

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

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your constant and vigilant watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a grieving yet grateful 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

October 6, 2022

Living in South Carolina I am 754 that meant by the loss of the Columbia police department master officer Tyrell Owens Riley. He will always be remembered as a hero hero my condolences to the family the family and the department the department.


October 4, 2022

We send our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley. 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

October 4, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley. 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 Columbia Police Department, South Carolina.

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

October 2, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Owens-Riley. 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

October 2, 2022

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5: 9. Prayers to his or her family, fellow officers and friends! RIP and thank you for your service.

Correctional Officer (Retired)
Iowa Departament of Corrections

October 2, 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

September 30, 2022

Rest In Peace

Sgt Benjamín Rodríguez Bermúdez
Puerto Rico Police Departament

September 30, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother. God bless.

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

September 30, 2022

Requiescat in Paces

Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

September 30, 2022

RIP, Thank U & Semper Fi

Lt ( Ret ) Mason Rhodes
PD East Greenwich, RI

September 30, 2022

Prayers from the LowCountry. Blessings to your family my fallen brother.

Corporal Doug Galluccio
City of Goose Creek Police Department

September 30, 2022

Master Police Office Owens-Riley, Semper Fi Marine. You served your country faithfully and I am sure you served the citizens of Columbia, SC faithfully as well. You will be remembered for the many sacrifices that you performed in your duties, and I know you were saluted as you entered the gates of Heaven.

Patrick E Libby
U. S. Marine Corps

September 30, 2022

Go with God brother. Praying for your family.

PO Beasley
Florence PD

September 30, 2022

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

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

September 29, 2022

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