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Police Officer Chad Swanson

Manhattan Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, October 4, 2023

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Reflections for Police Officer Chad Swanson

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 sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

November 12, 2023

I am praying for Officer Swanson's family, and his brothers and sisters behind the badge. Thank you for your dedication to service of your community. My son, a motor officer from Portland had the honor of attending your service with his motor. My daughter in law grew up in MHB.

Gerald D. Burn, CWO4, USN (RET)
Emergency Communications Grp & CERT program, Canby Fire Dist, Canb

October 28, 2023

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

October 22, 2023

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 20, 2023

Chad always had a smile on his face, which you just couldn't help but smile right along with him. His positive enthusiasm as well as his drive to help others also was just as contagious. Watching him grow professionally and personally was a joy to witness. I will miss his goofiness in the breakroom while talking about his family in the mornings and the gatherings we all went to. I will miss you Chad, god speed and I will remember you always.

Barbara Rosenberger, Records Manager
Manhattan Beach Police Department

October 20, 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

October 19, 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

October 18, 2023

Rest in peace Chad! I miss you everyday. We got it from here.

Sergeant Andy Abreu
Manhattan Beach PD

October 18, 2023

May God rest his soul and comfort his family.

Ret. Det. Sgt. Louis J. Savini
Second Squad NCPD

October 18, 2023

There but for the Grace of God
go I. RIP my Brother. Maybe one day we can ride together on the streets of Heaven. God Bless and watch over his wife and daughter

Motor Officer Jim Bragg
Greenville City Police Dept.

October 17, 2023

Until Valhalla Brother

SSG. C. Clemons

October 17, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

October 16, 2023

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain (Ret.) Bernard Flint
Department of Defense / Police Division

October 13, 2023

Rest in Peace

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

October 13, 2023

My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Swanson. May his soul forever rest in peace.

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

October 13, 2023

Rest easy brother. We will hold the line. Until we meet again!

Motor Officer Michael Boyes
Manhattan Beach PD

October 13, 2023

Thank you for your service, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife and children. Lord, give them strength and help them heal.


October 13, 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

October 12, 2023

RIP good sir. Sincerest condolences to your family both blood and blue.

Inv. Paul DeCillis, retired
New York State Police

October 11, 2023

God bless you Officer Swanson. You are the epitome of the dedication to the badge, and a hero. You’re bravery at the Route 91 concert shows your dedication, and bravery. Rest in peace, your watch is done. Blessed are the peacemakers for they are the children of God.

Police Officer retired Brent Wagner
Henderson Police Dept. San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept.

October 10, 2023

RIP Officer Swanson. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Manhattan and Hawthorne

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

October 9, 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 Chad Swanson. Please know we are eternally grateful for Chad’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Swanson, 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 Manhattan Beach Police Department in Manhattan Beach, California for Chad’s Myiesha’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also sent three Folded Flag Necklaces 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 Chad Swanson’s wife and parents.

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

October 8, 2023

Thank for your service. R.I.P. Brother!

Former Deputy Richard Thompson
Richmond County Sheriff’s Department , Augusta, GA

October 8, 2023

Officer Swanson, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 8, 2023

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