Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer I Kelly Bernard Rolando

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 2023

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Reflections for Correctional Officer I Kelly Bernard Rolando

RIP sir.

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

December 1, 2023

May God bless you and give your family strength. Thank you for your years of service to our country and community.

Never Forget

Adrienne Smith
Wife of the late Captain Reggie Smith
EOW 1/7/22

Adrienne Smith

November 28, 2023

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

November 24, 2023

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

November 21, 2023

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

In reflecting on the life and sacrifice of Correctional Officer I Kelly Bernard Rolando, who lost his life in the line of duty while serving the Missouri Department of Corrections, we are reminded of the profound dedication and courage exhibited by corrections professionals. Officer Rolando's commitment to maintaining order and security within the corrections system is a testament to the selflessness required in this demanding profession.

Officer Rolando's service reflects the core values of the Missouri Department of Corrections and the broader law enforcement community. His willingness to face the inherent risks of his role underscores the gravity of the responsibilities shouldered by corrections officers. In the pursuit of justice, Officer Rolando demonstrated a level of commitment that goes beyond the call of duty, ultimately making the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of his colleagues and the community.

As we mourn the loss of Correctional Officer I Kelly Bernard Rolando, it is crucial to recognize the profound impact of his contributions to public safety. His dedication to maintaining order within the corrections system contributed to the overall well-being of the community, and his memory will endure as a reminder of the challenges faced by those who serve in this vital capacity.

The loss of Officer Rolando serves as a somber reminder of the risks inherent in corrections work and prompts us to acknowledge the sacrifices made by corrections professionals daily. His memory must be honored not only through mourning but also through a renewed commitment to the well-being of those who continue to serve in similar roles. The community and the Department of Corrections must come together to support Officer Rolando's family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time, ensuring that they are not left to bear the weight of their grief alone.

Correctional Officer I Kelly Bernard Rolando's name will be forever engraved in the history of the Missouri Department of Corrections, a poignant reminder of the bravery and dedication exhibited by those who stand guard within the prison system. As we remember Officer Rolando, let us collectively strive to create an environment that recognizes and supports the sacrifices made by corrections officers, ensuring that their commitment to public safety is met with the respect and gratitude it rightfully deserves.

Michael Bomar

November 15, 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

Rest in Peace my brother.

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

November 7, 2023

RIP Brother! We have the watch from here!

Former Corrections Officer Jeremy Sherri
Indiana Department of Correction

November 6, 2023

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

Chaplain Jesse White
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D

November 4, 2023

Rest in Peace Brave One
Retired Parole Officer Wayne Entress. New York State Parole 41st Precinct So. Bronx

Ret. Parole Officer #1257
New York State Parole

November 2, 2023

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

November 2, 2023

God bless and thank you

Detective Tim F
Chicago PD

November 2, 2023

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 31, 2023

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Retired #8046 Jerry Matalone
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

October 31, 2023


Inspector Robert McCowan
Department of Homeland Security (FPS)

October 30, 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 Correctional Officer I, Kelly Bernard Rolando, from complications of a motor vehicle accident. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Correctional Officer I succumbs from injuries due to a tragic accident. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your Community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 30, 2023

RIP Officer Rolando. Thank you for your service to the state of Missouri

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

October 30, 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 30, 2023

Rest Now Brother

Officer/EMT Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

October 30, 2023

On behalf of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy we express our sincere condolences.

Session 21

October 30, 2023

Rest in Peace Officer Rolando. Thank You For Your Service. My condolences to his Family, Friends and colleagues.

Fire Crew Officer J.Ross

October 29, 2023

So tragic,

Former COI

October 29, 2023

So tragic,

Former COI

October 29, 2023

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

October 29, 2023

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