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Sergeant Christopher D. Fitzgerald

Temple University Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 18, 2023

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Reflections for Sergeant Christopher D. Fitzgerald

Sgt. Fitzgerald,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 18, 2024

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 19, 2023

Rest well young brother!!! Bless the family for there sacrifices. We pray they heal in time.

Lt. Eric A. Williams

May 8, 2023

On behalf of session 20, we'd like to send our deepest condolences.

Session 20
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Academy

May 4, 2023

"Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court, with counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids and spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too, just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast, to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today, it happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street, and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all, and a part of America died."

Author unknown

E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

March 31, 2023

I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Christopher Fitzgerald. I am so very sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Fitzgerald will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

March 21, 2023


March 17, 2023

Thank you for your service Sgt Christopher Fitzgerald
My heart & prayers go out to the family & fellow officers
God Bless our Heroes

LE Family Daughter of A slain officer

March 7, 2023

RIP My Brother

Retired Police Officer Maria Alvarez

March 4, 2023

Hi, I am the mother of Christopher Fitzgerald, I want to ensure you have the correct information. Our son Christopher graduated the Philadelphia police academy in June of 2018 and began working for the Philadelphia Housing Authority prior to the Sheriff’s office. He served just under 5 years as a police officer and had been in LE since he was 20 years working as a jailer for Sugar Land PD TX and as a Lehigh County PA Corrections Officer. Not only is my Husband, his father a Police Chief so am I (his mother Pauline). Both my husband and I are also retired from the Philadelphia PD. Being a police officer is our family business.

Thank you for your post. We are so proud of our son and his career.

Be Safe!

Pauline Fitzgerald
Tarrant County Criminal DAO

March 3, 2023

Chris or "Fitz" as we all knew him was a guy of outstanding character. A great cop and a grear friend. In the short time I knew him he inspired me to always keep pushing forward despite the circumstances. His impact will always be treasured. We will never forget

Former P/O McClean, Jamal #2301
Temple University Police Dept

March 3, 2023

On behalf of the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA), I offer our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Fitzgerald. Christopher attended the IPMBA Police Cyclist Course conducted by Dave Dager in June 2022. In Dave's words, Christopher was "the best". Godspeed, Christopher. Keep on pedaling.

Maureen Becker
International Police Mountain Bike Association

March 3, 2023

Requiescat in Paces

Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

March 2, 2023

Rest in Peace Brother

Retired Sgt Frank VanBrunt

March 2, 2023

Each time I see that a law enforcement officer dies while protecting and serving. A huge part of my heart is lost. I pray daily that God protects them from danger. Thank you officer Fitzgerald for preforming your duty above and beyond your call of duty. My God’s love surround you and all those you have met and those you have never met.

Retiree peace officer
UNRPD Reno Nevada

February 27, 2023

Thank you for your service. Will pray for your family. RIP

DST Jason Luk

February 27, 2023

Thank you for your service.

Officer Anonymous Anonymous

February 27, 2023

Sergeant Fitzgerald, I want to say thank you for your service. You made a positive impact on the communities you served. Rest in Peace.

Recruit Michael Rondon

February 27, 2023

We sign up to do the things others are not brave enough to do.

Sergeant Fitzgerald you did something that no one else would have thought twice to do. You sought to make these communities better.

You are who I drive to be.

I now know your story and I’ll carry it with me.

Luis B

February 27, 2023

Rest in Peace my brother. May God watch over your family, friends, and fellow Officers. Thank you for your dedicated service.

Officer Julian Michel
Colwyn Borough Police Department (Pennsylvania)

February 26, 2023

Sgt. Fitzgerald,

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

February 26, 2023

Sergeant Christopher D. Fitzgerald, I am sorry that this occurred to you. Based on the biography provided I know you were a good man and it's saddening to hear this news. I thank you for your service and for giving the ultimate sacrifice to your community. I pray for your family and loved ones and may they know that there is a whole community standing with them. May the Lord watch over them and protect them. Rest In Peace.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Class 465
Los Angeles Sheriff Department

February 25, 2023

Thank you for your service. Additionally, thank you for aggressive patrol during this time in history where aggressive patrol has dwindled. God bless you.

Keith Heiser
Former officer

February 25, 2023

Rest in Peace my brother. May God watch over your family.

Officer Julian Michel
Colwyn Borough Police Department (PA)

February 25, 2023

Sergeant Christopher D. Fitzgerald, I am so sorry to read the details of your murder at the hands of this criminal. We have all lost a good man and I thank you for your brave service. May God Bless you and keep you. May our Good Lord help you to watch over your family and keep them safe. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

February 25, 2023

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