The Baltimore Retired Police Benevolent Asociation writes a heartfelt letter in honor of fallen Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter.
The letter shared sentiments from the association and highlighted the beautiful life of the 18-year Baltimore Police veteran.
"After a scant 2 years in Homicide, Detective Sean Suiter received another transfer,
this one to Heaven.
On November 16, 2017, Detective Suiter’s heart failed him. During his life, it never,
ever, failed anyone else. He devoted his life to others, as a husband, as a father, as a
member of the military and as a member, in a variety of assignments in which he always
distinguished himself, of the Baltimore Police Department. His departure broke the hearts
of his families – immediate, extended, military, doctors, nurses, so many citizens he
helped and police, both active and retired. Everyone experienced an incalculable loss
and profound sadness.
At the same time, we feel immense gratitude for his life. We so appreciate his
sacrifices, the lost family time, the missed birthdays, holidays and other events. Those
who had the privilege of working directly with him recall his smile, his personality, his
contagious enthusiasm, his competence and his dedication. Everyone who wears, or
wore, the badge can take pride in the knowledge that Detective Sean Suiter wore a badge
too, that he displayed it in West Baltimore on November 15, 2017 when a coward with a
gun killed him.
Eighteen years ago, when he graduated from the Police Academy, Sean Suiter
swore an oath of faithfulness and true allegiance. He embodied that most sacred pledge
until his very last breath.
May he rest in peace, and may all law enforcement, both active and retired, honor
his legacy in the way we conduct our lives."