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Police Officer Aréanah M. Preston

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Reflections for Police Officer Aréanah M. Preston

You were taken a year ago, but your spirit and sacrifice are eternal. We will never forget you, sister.

J. Luchtenburg
US NPS #176

May 6, 2024

Officer Preston,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 6, 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

As the first female officer to be felled in Chicago's police history, one hundred and seventy years after the first officer was killed, you will not be forgotten.

15 September 2023.


September 15, 2023

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

June 29, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Preston. Young, heroic and beautiful!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 13, 2023

Rest in Peace sister in Blue.

Officer M. Robinson, ret
Upland PD CA

June 6, 2023

Rest in Peace Officer Areyanah Preston. This saddens me that you were on your way to a bright and promising future. Thank you for your service. I will speak of you with the utmost respect you deserve

Sylvia Alvarado

June 5, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Preston. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Chicago Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 25, 2023

Police Officer Aréanah M. Preston, I am so sorry to hear of your murder at the hands of these coward criminals. May God Bless you and your family. He will hold you in His arms now and keep you safe. Rest In Peace, Sister.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

May 23, 2023

An absolute travesty and crime against humanity by meaningless individuals who will no doubt be defended as the REAL victims.

Officer Preston, your career was never given a real chance. You no doubt were destined for great things and now, the City of Chicago, the Chicago PD, your family and friends are without you, and for what? NOTHING.

God Bless you, Sister and all those who will personally feel your loss, though, so long as your kept in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone from them. Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 23, 2023

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.
Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC)
Orlando Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 22, 2023

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant, Officer PRESTON.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Officer Alan J Laatz (Retired)
Oak Brook IL Police Department

May 21, 2023

To the family and friends of Officer Aréanah M .Preston, my deepest condolences . She had so much potential and was/is a positive force in this world. Continue to carry on her love and legacy.

Sgt. Daryl l. Gaston ( Retired)
Rochester Police Department- NY

May 21, 2023

Way to fight until the end. R.I.P. sister.

Former Officer 1st Class Daniel Zimbler
Columbus (GA) Police Department.

May 21, 2023

Rest easy Officer Preston. Deepest condolences to your family and colleagues. Read of some of your accomplishments in your short time on this world, taken away way too soon. Till Valhalla sister in blue.

Officer Kevin Jefferson
Gulfport Police Department, Mississippi

May 17, 2023

Rest In Heavenly Peace

1st. Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980 (Retired)
Prince Georges County Police Deparment, Maryland

May 17, 2023

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

Session 20
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy

May 16, 2023

I am so very sorry, Police Officer Aréanah Preston, to learn of your tragic loss of life. Thank you for your service.

My prayers of love and support for your family, the Department and Community.

May HE bless and rest you until that Day.

God Bless you,
Kim Durham

Kim Durham
Christina Giannone, daughter & police office City of Davis

May 15, 2023

The Lord has her now and he will hold her in his arms may her family be comforted in knowing that she was called to do good and now it was time for a loyal servant to come back. My prayers fir the department and family.


May 15, 2023

May God's hand of peace and comfort be with the surviving family and the rest of the Department.

Chaplain Jesse White
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D

May 15, 2023

Rest in peace, Officer Preston. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

May 14, 2023

Rest in Peace young Peacekeeper.

Kevin Farrell
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2023

Areanah we love you. You are a true hero. The city of Chicago has loss a true leader. The city of Chicago and the entire CPD family especially the 005th District will always love you. Rest in paradise our Angel

SGT Vivian Williams
Chicago Police Department

May 14, 2023

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

May 14, 2023

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