Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Melvin Alan Keddy

East Kingston Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Thursday, September 7, 1995

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Reflections for Officer Melvin Alan Keddy

Thank you Officer Melvin Alan Keddy for making possible the lives of an entire family through the loss of your own. Without your sacrifice an entire generation of loving and devoted persons who include a Bustling Father who runs wild with his beloved Wife and 2 Children now growing and prospering in the footsteps you made possible. So much life and laughter cruise along the very land you served and protected with your life. Officer Keddy, You are a true living hero. ''Till we meet again'' Our absolute loving deepest respects. Daniel Joseph Lister sr.

Civillian
Survivors

September 4, 2019

Thank you for serving in our nation's police force. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

November 14, 2016

Some people may call this an accident, I call it a murder and the weapon was alcohol and a 2,000 lb vehicle which is just as lethal as a .357 magnum revolver. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten by those that love you. Thank you for your service to others and law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 7, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 24, 2013

My dear cousin, how I miss you still... Rest in peace dear Mel, and I will meet you in heaven one day with open arms.

You will never be forgotten and will remain in my heart forever.

April 2012

Cyn

April 16, 2012

You will never ever be forgotten. I can not believe it has been 14 years already. May you rest in peace and always be remembered.

Anonymous

September 13, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.


Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 8, 2009

Officer Keddy your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 27, 2008

Rest in peace sir and thank you for your son, he is a blessing to society

Special Agent
Il State Police

April 17, 2008

Rest in peace sir, never forgotten..

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury N.H. Police Department

December 17, 2007

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

Only 12 short years ago, NH lost another police officer, it continues to sadden this writer that more reflections are not left for you.

Today when checking this web site your name popped up on the screen and being a New Hampshire resident all of my life, I wish to let you know that you are remembered and hope that others will see this message and let you also know that you are remembered as another NH hero.

God Bless you, and your family.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 1, 2007

Rest easy Brother.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

September 7, 2007

Even after 11 years you have not been forgotten. My thoughts are with your loved ones on this day. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 7, 2006

Officer Kiddy time has passed but that has not diminished the respect and honor we hold for you. God's Blessings to those who still love and remember you.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

July 23, 2004

Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Anonymous

September 8, 2003

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