On behalf of the Toledo Police Vice/Narcotics Bureau, I want to express our gratitude to the citizens of Toledo and the surrounding communities. We have been comforted by the outpouring of care and concern that you have shown since Keith s tragic death.
To the hundreds of people who lined the procession to his gravesite the police officers from 35 states saluting as we passed, citizens holding American flags, the Bedford students and teachers standing in the cold with hands over hearts, and our brother Toledo Fire Department fire fighters standing at attention for hours you have our deepest gratitude.
To the volunteers at Bedford Chapel, Mt. Carmel Church, the Toledo Police Patrolman s Association and Command Officers Association, the Toledo Fire Department, and the Erie Street Market your efforts were so very much appreciated. We have been comforted by your warmth, care and concern.
To our fellow Toledo Police officers we are all traveling this painful journey together. Your support has strengthened us and made it possible for us to get through this past week.
To Danielle and the Dressel family we are your police family and will be there for all of you. Keith is with us and guiding us by the example he set. We will never forget.
Sgt. Carol Connelly
Toledo Police Department