Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jonah Oswald

Fairway Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, August 7, 2023

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Reflections for Police Officer Jonah Oswald

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 20, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. "In valor there is hope."

Recruit N. George
Albany County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Institute Session 6.

October 20, 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

"Twice the Citizen"

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

October 12, 2023

Rest easy, Jonah. You were a solid dude and always the best back-up anyone could hope for. Fair winds and following seas.

Deputy Greg Barnett
Johnson County, KS SO / Prior Mission, KS PD

September 16, 2023

The Lord called you home. My prayers are with your family and department during this time. Your brothers and sisters will take care of those you love.


September 11, 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

September 5, 2023

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

Chaplain Jesse C White
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D

August 24, 2023

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 21, 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

August 21, 2023

Police Officer Jonah Oswald, I am so very sorry to read of your murder at the hands of these criminals. I thank you for your brave service to all of us both as a Police Officer and a Military Veteran. You have led a life of service and had so much more to do here. May God Bless you and your family. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

August 19, 2023

RIP Hero. May you forever spend your eternal life with our dear Lord in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all your loved ones. Our country is now a little less safe without you. Thank you for your service.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

August 18, 2023

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

August 18, 2023


D J Herbert Retired Officer
Toronto Police Service

August 17, 2023

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 13, 2023

Rest In Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

August 13, 2023

Res in peace, Officer Oswald. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

August 12, 2023

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Jonah Oswald. Please know we are eternally grateful for Jonah’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Oswald, 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 Fairway Police Department in Fairway, Kansas for Jonah’s partner and fellow officers. 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 Police Officer Jonah Oswald’s wife.

Also sent to the Oswald Family was a Forever Grateful Military Challenge Coin to honor Jonah’s dedication to the US Army.

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 (Retired)
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

August 11, 2023

My condolences to the family/friends' police dpt. This is such a tragedy I pray the Lord brings healing to the broken hearted. May the peace of God be with the family and friends. Police Officer Jonah Oswald you will be missed, you will always live in our hearts. Thank you for your service.


Danny Torres Chaplain
Chicago police dtp

August 11, 2023

To officer Oswald's wife, children, family, and the Fairway Police Department, my deepest condolences. I pray God gives you strength during this very difficult time. Know that officer Oswald died a hero protecting others. He will be dearly missed but NEVER forgotten. Thank you for your service officer Oswald, RIP.

United States Marshals Service (ret.)

August 10, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Oswald.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 10, 2023

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here. Thoughts and prayers for you, your family and your department.

Officer Tommy Thomason
Oklahoma National Memorial Museum Security

August 10, 2023

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Jonah Oswald and the extended law enforcement family of the Fairway Police Department, Kansas.

End of Watch Monday, August 7, 2023

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 10, 2023

My deepest condolences to Officer's Oswald family. May God watch over and bless his family.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 10, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Undersheriff Victor Manata
Union County Sheriff’s Office ( New Jersey )

August 9, 2023

RIP Brother

Det Dan Staple
NYPD/Brotherhood for The Fallen

August 9, 2023

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