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

Thank you for your service. Prayer's for your family and your department. God bless you. You have served your country and community well. Go rest high on that mountain your work is done.

Lancaster police department

September 26, 2022

Rest In Peace, Master Officer Owens-Riley. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

September 26, 2022

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your family and your department.

Sgt. Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

September 26, 2022

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 26, 2022

RIP Brother! You served well!

Detective Rtd)

September 26, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort for family, friends and coworkers. With deepest sympathy,

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

September 26, 2022

You served your community and nation with honor.
Rest In Peace!

LT Steve Becker (Retired)
Bossier City PD, Louisiana

September 26, 2022

Master Police Officer Tyrell-Owens Riley, I am saddened to read of your untimely death here. I thank you for both your service to our Military and to your Police Department. We have all lost a good man. May God open His arms to you and grant you a seat beside Him. My deepest condolences to your family, friends and to your Department.
Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

September 26, 2022

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

September 26, 2022

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

Frank Spears Chaplain
Blue Knights NC II

September 25, 2022

Rest in Peace brother. Semper Fi

Lieutenant Gregg Gaby
Dayton Police Department (Retired)

September 25, 2022

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (ret.)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement

September 25, 2022

God rest your soul, Officer Owens-Riley. May your family, friends, colleagues, and community find the strength and will to carry on in your physical absence and continue to spread the goodness and commitment to which you were so selflessly dedicated. You were the best humanity has to offer. Your good deeds and sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

Investigator Christopher Port (Retired)
CHP, Valley Division MAIT

September 25, 2022


Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

September 25, 2022


Sergeant Felipe Hernandez
Napa County Sheriffs Office

September 25, 2022

Thank you for your service to our great nation, and to the people of your community in South Carolina. May your soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant (Retired) Thomas Webb
New York State Police

September 25, 2022

God of Justice, I am grateful for the lives and sacrifices of all America’s Peace Officers. They died serving us. Help us never forget. Help us celebrate their lives and honor their sacrifices. Be with the families of these fallen peace officers. Comfort them and give them Your strength and peace. Guide us as we seek to take care of the families of these fallen heroes. May we care for them with integrity. In commemorating the deaths of these fallen heroes, help us also to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition from this earthly life to the heavenly life yet to come. This assurance was guaranteed to all believers upon the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. We look forward to that life to come with joy and anticipation. Thank You, Lord God, for hearing this prayer. In the mighty and holy name of Christ Jesus, Your dear Son, I pray. Amen.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, IFA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Outreach Christian Clergy
Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

September 25, 2022

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer

September 25, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley. Please know we are eternally grateful for Tyrell’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Master Police Officer Owens-Riley, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Columbia Police Department in Columbia, South Carolina for Tyrell’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

September 25, 2022

Rest in Peace Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley! Thank you for your 7+ years of service with Columbia Police Department, in South Carolina and for your service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran. 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

September 25, 2022

Walk with God my Brother.
Semper Fi

Sgt Steve Selby
Rock County (WI) Sheriff’s Office (ret) USMC

September 25, 2022

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal Phillip Odom
South Carolina Department of Public Safety / State Transport Police

September 25, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Owens-Riley. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Columbia Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

September 25, 2022

We pray for the soul of this young officer, for his family and for his friends as they mourn for him. It is a terrible thing that neither the world nor his family will ever know what great things that he might have accomplished in this world and on the job, as well as the lives he might have touched in a positive way as a Police Officer. We are confident that even now he has taken his special place of Honor along with the other fallen Officers, Sheriffs, Agents and Troopers in our Lord's Honor Guard. It is time for Law Enforcement Administrators across the nation to re-evaluate the unrealistic training programs inflicted upon existing and aspiring police officers that are killing them. POST Training should NOT be the Marines and it should not have all of the yelling and degrading of officers and applicants, and it should not have elements that can take their lives. Any degrading or hazing by Cadre Officers must cease at once so that young men do NOT die needlessly before they even get an opportunity to be shot at.

Dr. Jerry W. Leonard, [Retired] SAC
[Retired] Special-Agent-in-Charge, US ACI; Former Chief Deputy Sheriff

September 25, 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 25, 2022

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