Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Corey D. McElroy

Garrett County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Corey D. McElroy

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy McElroy. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Garrett County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 13, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Corey McElroy. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy McElroy will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

January 12, 2023

“Marines”

You can have your Army Kakiis,
And your Navy Blues,
But here’s a different fighting man,
I’ll introduce to you.
His uniform is unlike,
Any you’ve ever seen,
The Germans called him “Devil Dog”,
His title is “Marine”.

He was trained in Parris Island,
The place that God forgot,
The sand was fourteen inches deep,
The sun was blazing hot.
He awakened up one morning,
In front of his rack he’ll stand,
And in through the doorway walked,
A giant of a man.

He turned and faced this young Marine,
With eyes as cold as steel,
He said, “I am your DI,
And this is for real.
I’ll make your life as miserable,
As miserable as I can,
And when you finally leave this place,
You’ll be a fighting man.
You’ll be a rifle expert,
You’ll know your weapon well,
And when you encounter the Viet Cong,
You’ll send their souls to Hell.

Now gather around you young Marines,
And lend me all your ears,
And I’ll tell you of a few things,
We’ve conquered through the years,
We fought at Iwo Jima,
The land of fire and Hell,
We killed all those Japanese,
And took their land as well.

Now you can tell your ladies,
And this my Lad is true,
To get herself a young “Marine”,
There is nothing he can’t do.
He’s peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds,
Then you’ll find him in the slopchutes,
A soaking up the suds.

And when he gets to Heaven,
St.Peter he will tell,
Another “Marine” reporting Sir.
I’ve served my time in Hell.

Written and copyright by: David Lee Bell
1968

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1968 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

January 8, 2023

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

January 8, 2023

Rest in peace.

J.R.

January 3, 2023

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

January 3, 2023

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy, Corey D. McElroy, from complications of a vehicle accident. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy succumbs from injuries due to a vehicle accident. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Deputy McElroy for his service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 30, 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 #050
Nevada Department of Public Safety

December 30, 2022

RIP, braveheart. You kept us from harm, you kept us safer. The world is less without you. May God bless you and your family.

Patricia Harrison

December 30, 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

December 30, 2022

Rest in peace

Police officer (retired) Ronald Graef
Nassau County police department

December 29, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

December 27, 2022

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

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

December 27, 2022

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

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

December 27, 2022

Blessed are the peacemakers...Rest in Peace my brother.

Sgt. Doug Galluccio
City of Goose Creek (SC) Police Department

December 27, 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, D.Div, NCCA
Christian Chaplain Ministry - Merrimack, NH

December 26, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det.Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

December 26, 2022

Rest In Peace Deputy McCleroy, 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 we have the watch.

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

December 26, 2022

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

December 26, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Corey D. McElroy. Please know we are eternally grateful for Corey’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Sheriff McElroy, 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 Garrett County Sheriff's Office in Oakland, Maryland for Corey’s partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 also 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 Deputy Sheriff Corey D. McElroy’s family.

Also sent to the McElroy Family was a Forever Grateful Military Challenge coin to honor Corey’s career in the United States Marines.

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.

Respectfully,

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]
214-908-2617

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

December 26, 2022

RIP Deputy Sheriff McElroy. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Garrett County

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

December 26, 2022

Rest in peace, Deputy McElroy. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

December 25, 2022

Deputy McElroy, I thank you for your service to the citizens of Garrett County, Maryland and for your service to the citizens of the United States while serving in our beloved Corps. Semper Fi, Marine.

Patrick Libby
U. S. Marine Corps

December 25, 2022

Rest in peace Deputy McElroy. Thank you for your service. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow deputies during this time.

Sgt Wm C Elliott (retired)
Campbell County Sheriff's Office VA

December 25, 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)
Civilian

December 24, 2022

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