• Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    Athens, GA
Brought to you by
Elmer "Buddy" Christian
Print   Close
March 17, 2012
As we near the anniversary of the day Buddy died, we continue to pray for all his family...He will not be forgotten and we look forward to seeing him again in Heaven someday.
September 02, 2011
We are thinking of you and may the lord jesus christ be your saviour and give you courage stronger faith to go on anoint you bless preaching of the word of god
May 05, 2011
I read the article in the SC Baptist Courier on Buddy Christian. His life made such an impression on me that I forwarded this article to my family members. My heart goes out to Mr. Christian's family and may they feel peace from God. What a legacy to leave to many...may his story of goodness and faith be continued through others.
Phala Burleson
Orangeburg, SC
April 10, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you strength more each day.
April 10, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to SPO Officer Buddy Christian,family Mother,Father,Wife and Children Our son is a SPO Officer for Athens Clarke County PD he would always bring or call them over for lunch if they were on duty at Thanksgiven or Christmas.We had the HONOR of meeting Officer Christian at this time,He was a very nice young man.As a mother of an Officer my heart is broken over this overwhelming sense of loss.May God Bless the family Our Prayers are with youal. The Thomas Family Leonard and Phyllis Thomas
March 31, 2011
We are so blessed to have known such a wonderful man as Buddy Christian. Please know that all of the Christian Family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers.
March 31, 2011
My heart aches for you and your loss. I hope you find comfort in God's love and it will ease your grief. You have a guardian angel watching over your family. Hold tight to your memories and Buddy will live forever in your hearts. God Bless the family and friends left behind.
March 31, 2011
To the Christian family...I'm so sorry to hear of your great loss..sometimes bad things happen to good people but there will be a time in the near future when God will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more Rev 21:3,4. My sincerest sympathy goes out to your family and you will be kept in my prayers.
March 31, 2011
My family did not know your...but our hearts ache for you..God can heal all pain..and you will see him again..God Bless the family left behind.....
March 30, 2011
What wonderful photos of Buddy. Although I didn't know him, I feel as if I did by looking through the photos. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in prayer. God bless your family.
March 30, 2011
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal. Love and Prayers for your family. R.I.P. Buddy
March 30, 2011
To The Family Of Officer Christian;
My prayers are with you and your family. No one knows how deep your sadness is,
but, I do know that you have lost a Father, a husband, and a dear friend. Your husband was a very giving person, in the fact that he worked for The Police Dept. He knew that He had to be the one to maintain a sense of order in Athens, Ga. What a loving and caring husband, father and friend. May the God of comfort, continue to be with you and your family. The scripture at 2 Cor. 1:3,4., has brought me comfort, it says;

 3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort
 4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Sincerely,
Ann
March 29, 2011
You may be in your final resting place but you will always be alive in our hearts
March 29, 2011
He will always be in our hearts
March 29, 2011
While his death has torn a family apart, it has also brought together thousands across the country. You know a man's worth at his funeral. There were people willing to stand hours to say good bye to this man. How many of us could say that will happen at ours. Wow, what a life.
March 29, 2011
Prayers of comfort and peace for all Buddy's loved ones and friends. The weight he carried on his shoulders to protect others is a weight many could never bare. We're so sorry about the loss of such a great man. May god be with the family and with all of the lives he touched.

Angela Riley-Higgins
(Athens Native)
March 29, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Christian family. While the loss of a true " Angel Hero" has devasted the community and cities throughout the USA.

May God pour down his blessings on your wonderful family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace knowing he was a chosen "Angel Hero" that will never be forgotten.
March 28, 2011
Thank you for sharing your son, husband and father with our community. He went above and beyond his duty and was a caring and honorable officer. May you each find comfort in memories of time spent with him. There is a new angel in heaven looking over and protecting his family, friends and those he served. RIP SPO Christian.
March 28, 2011
i worked with Buddy's mother ,Carolyn at Baker and Taylor my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness....MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU HE WAS A HERO....
March 28, 2011
Melissa, Callie, Wyatt and Family,
God's love is with you in the thoughts, the prayers, and the hearts of those who care and share in your sorrow. Praying the Lord's presence is especially real to you today as He brings you the comfort and peace that only He can give. May you be reassured of God's unfailing love for you now and in the days ahead.
Our Prayers, Love & Sympathy ~
Athens Christian School, Inc.
Faculty, Staff & Students
March 28, 2011
The entire Christian family, ACCPD, and other law enforcement agencies have been in my thoughts and prayers since this terrible tragedy happened last Tuesday. I remember Buddy & Melissa from high school when I taught there. And I am now the mother of a law enforcement officer myself. Buddy was and will be remembered as a wonderful example for his children, other young people, and law enforcement officers. God be with you all and give you strength to get through the days ahead.
March 28, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family!
You don't know me but I am a distant cousin and I loved your Grandfather, "Elmer". I use to go to their home when I was a little girl. My sister, Louise, was married to Grandfather Elmer's brother at one time.
My Love and Prayers to you all,
Betty J Phillips Peeples and Family
March 28, 2011
Buddy, thank you for all that you've done to protect and serve. You are the definition of a genuine hero. You and your family are in my prayers.
March 28, 2011
May God Bring Comfort to the family. Our prayers are with you.
March 28, 2011
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
May GOD bless and comfort you now and always until you are reunited in Heaven.
March 28, 2011
My heart is heavy for your family and for all that you have endured this week. I have fond memories of playing with Buddy as a child and of him being such a kind person all throughout school. I keep all of the family in my thoughts and prayers as you find your footing during this difficult time....may you find peace.
March 28, 2011
(Luke 23:43) 43 Jesus said to him, "“Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”" RIP SPO Christian.
March 28, 2011
Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss. You may not remember me, but I attended UGA adult college with you about 7 or 8 years ago. Words cannot express my feelings, but I remember you as a very strong and committed Christian and this will get you through. Your children are truly beautiful and they will be a great part of your strength. My heart goes out to you and your family in the loss of your wonderful husband.
March 27, 2011
My sympathies and condolences for the Christian family.
March 27, 2011
May your memories give you some peace..
Rest in Peace Buddy
March 27, 2011
R.I.P I HEARD SO MANY GOOD THING ABOUT HIM AND HIS KINDNESS HELPFULL NATURE THAT I THINK THAT EVEN GOD NEED HIM MORE THAN US
I PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY THAT GOD GIVE STRENGTH TO HIS FAMILY AND BLESSING
MY HEART GOES OUT FOR HIS FAMILY
GOD BLESS U AND HIS FAMILY
AMEEN
March 27, 2011
May you rest in peace brother, and may the Lord watch over your family and bring them comfort and understanding as to why this happened. You are truly a HERO in our eyes.
March 27, 2011
May God comfort your family
March 27, 2011
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Psalm 23:4-7
God bless all who have been affected by this terrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 27, 2011
Your service was appreciated.
March 27, 2011
sorry for your lost you and your family are in my prayers
March 27, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 27, 2011
May God's peace and blessings be upon you during this time of sorrow.
March 27, 2011
GOD BLESS continue to stay strong keep the faith and we will keep your family in prayer!!!!
March 27, 2011
Melissa,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! "God will make a way when there seems to be no way."
March 27, 2011
Rest easy Buddy; your watch is covered here.
March 27, 2011
Our hearts have been broken this week with the loss of Buddy Christian. I pray that his family and friends will receive the strength they need to get through this tradgedy.
March 27, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss.We know he was protecting the people in his county. and will always be remembered. our prayers are with the family of this fallen hero.
March 27, 2011
March 27, 2011
R.I.P.
March 27, 2011
Buddy's up on the mountain now not in the valley, God only takes chosen ones, I pray for his guidance for his family and let;s not forget the other officer, let;s pray for his recovery.


Cleveland, Ga.
March 27, 2011
May his family find peace in knowing how much this gentleman meant to others. Just by being who he was seems to have been a blessing to many. May God bless and keep his family
March 27, 2011
U. Gone but never forgotten r.i.p Elmer Christian.
March 27, 2011
You are a true hero! May your family be blessed in life knowing that you were a good man! We are thankful everyday for those who protect this country. Prayers are with you and your family! God Bless!
March 27, 2011
Your family and police brothers and sisters are in our continued thoughts and prayers. This is a truly tragic loss.
The Kaiser Family ~ Margaret, Eric Willem & Ewan, Atlanta, GA
March 27, 2011
We Mourn with you the lose of Officer Buddy.My the love of God Surround you all during this time of sorrow.You'er all in our thoughts and prayers. The Love of God will sustain our broken Hearts <3
March 27, 2011
Tons of thanks to this man for serving so respectfully in my community. Folks like you make Athens one of the greatest places in the country! God Bless you, and God Bless your family. To the family of Buddy Christian: This man is a true hero. Don't ever believe otherwise.
March 27, 2011
I want to say that the family and friends of Buddy Christain. we have lost a wonderful human being In this true man of God. May you walk Heavan's beat my fallen friend.
March 27, 2011
Deeply Sorry For the lose of this great person , who is loved so, he touched so mini lives. God Bless.
March 27, 2011
AS A PEACE OFFICER MYSELF, WE ARE LINKED BY THE THIN BLUE LINE. YOU MAY BE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. WE WILL ALL LOOK AFTER YOUR FLOCK IN YOUR ABSENCE. FIR NA DLI
March 27, 2011
To the Christian Family,

I am sorry for the death of your husband, father, son and brother. We had a loss of a police officer here in Massachusetts. I will be praying for you and thinking of you in the days to come.

Heidi A. Dietrich
Massachusetts
March 27, 2011
Thank you Officer Buddy for trying to protect Athens. My thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs. Melissa. The vet school is here if you need us.
March 27, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 27, 2011
My The God of Heaven. Comfort You and your Family.Love is a strong tower.
March 27, 2011
May GOD bless all of you,our hearts and prayers go out for the family.
March 27, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Christian family.
March 27, 2011
"To him we belong, and to him we return" Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. You are, and always will be, a true hero.
March 27, 2011
Many prayers go out to this loved man and his family. Thanks for all you did here on this earth "Buddy"! May God Bless your family, and children. We Love You...
March 27, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
March 27, 2011
We mourn Buddy with you. We will never forget his service to ACC.
March 27, 2011
We are so sorry for your incredible loss. We are thankful for men like your husband (and daddy) who protect us every day. He is the ultimate hero. Our prayers are with you all-
March 27, 2011
The "GOOD" they die young.. Rest in peace my brother..
March 27, 2011
March 27, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers going to this family!
March 27, 2011
Rest in peace my brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
March 27, 2011
God bless family and friends of this fallen officer. These are our brothers and sisters in blue who risk their lives everyday for us. My deepest condolences to the family.
March 27, 2011
March 27, 2011
RIP L.E.O. Brother
March 27, 2011
2 Corinthinans 12:9 ~~ "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength IS made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

Praying for the Christian Family
March 27, 2011
May God bless your soul
March 27, 2011
March 27, 2011
Sorry for your lost and your family will be in our prayers. Just take one day at a time and know that it is okay to cry.

Sending GODLY Love,

The Willingham Family
March 27, 2011
I pray that peace surpasses all understanding.
March 27, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Christian family. You have given the ultimate sacrifice for our safety as a community and as a nation. Thank you!
March 27, 2011
My prayers and thoughts are with the Christian family.I would like to express my sorrow on your loss.
God Bless You.
March 27, 2011
I wish I had met you at some point in life, but I look forward to the day when I can meet you face to face and say "Thank you" for what you, and others like you, have sacrificed for the safety of the general public. God Bless, and I hope you are celebrating the new life you've recieved.
March 27, 2011
You will be forever remembered in all of our hearts. We thank you for all you did for us. You will be missed as an officer, a husband, but mostly as a father. Rest in peace Buddy, your family will see you again some day.
March 27, 2011
May God Bless your family from my family OFFICER Howard and the Fulton County Sheriff Department
March 27, 2011
He was a true hero, and our city is a better place because he was here. I am so sorry for your loss, and hope God comforts you during this difficult time.
March 27, 2011
Prayers sent from a fellow Law Enforcement Officer! Family is in our prayers as well!
March 27, 2011
My prayers are with you in this time of crisis.

Sergeant A.B Williams, DKPD
March 27, 2011
Many prayers go out to this loved man and his family. Thanks for all you did here on this earth "Buddy"! May God Bless your family, and children. We Love You...
March 27, 2011
My salute to a fine young law enforcement officer . My prayers will continue to be with his family.
March 27, 2011
R.I.P.
March 27, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Christian family. We don't live in the area, but we have heard such great things about Buddy and what he stood for and as hard as it is, you can take comfort in knowing he is with God now. May He Bless and keep you in this time.
March 27, 2011
Rest in Peace "Brother" Christian! Our thoughts and prayers will forever be with you and your family! You did what we are all sworn to do in our profession...protect and serve..no matter what the cost. In our eyes you truly are a hero!!
March 27, 2011
I ask God to comfort those affected by this tragic loss. Know that one day the Christian family will once again be reunited with Buddy. He will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who loved him. Please continue to keep all law enforcement officers in our prayers.
March 27, 2011
As a former Athens-Clarke County police officer, I know of dangers you faced everyday. The ultimate sacrifice of your life will never be forgotten, nor the love ones you have left behind. Rest in peace Officer Christian, and my God bless your family all the days of their lives.
March 27, 2011
All the family, friends and co-workers are in our thoughts and prayers.
"Thank you, Buddy, for all you did for us, you will be missed."
Special Thanks go out to all the officers from all the participating counties that help bring this to an end. Your efforts will be remembered, just as Buddy will ALWAYS be remembered.
Our Deepest Sympathy to his family.
March 27, 2011
MAY GOD BE WITH THIS FAMILY
DEBRA SMITH
March 27, 2011
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Family, God Bless you all!
March 27, 2011
The family of Frankie Lane and the family of QueenJean Taylor family of Athens would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Officer Buddy" Christain III. Thank you for your years of services with the CCPD, and a job well done we must say. To the family and friends keep your head up to God, may he releive all your pain and confort you.
March 27, 2011
Our prayers are with all of the family of Buddy Christian. May God wrap his arms around each family member, friend and fellow officer and give you strength in the coming days. He will always be a HERO. We are so sorry for your loss. Barry and Angie Roper (Athens, GA)
March 27, 2011
What a testement of a life! Thank you for serving and protecting our community. To the Christian family, our prayers are with you. To all of our police officers, firefighters, etc. thank you!
March 27, 2011
"I am so very, very sorry for the way Officer Christian was taken from you. I offer heartfelt sympathy and prayers for you, his family, friends and officers, during this very difficult time."
March 27, 2011
My sincere sympathy to the family of Buddy Christian. May God's love sustain you at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda Autry
March 26, 2011
RIP Buddy. I'm a better person because you came into my life for a season.
You are truly a HERO to me and ALL who knew you
March 26, 2011
Heartfelt sympathy & prayers for you sweet Melissa, your beautiful children, the Christian family & all those involved in this tragedy. May the Lord comfort you with his peace and surround you with his love!
March 26, 2011
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of the family of Buddy Christian.And to all of his fellow Officers and friends our thoughts and prayers are with each of you the days ahead.Buddy was a great man and enjoyed what he did for everyone.He will always be a HERO.His life ended so soon but his is Gods HERO now and watching over each of you..May God give you all strength and be with each of.
March 26, 2011
My thoughts & prayers are with the family of Officer Christian. I am so sorry for your loss.
March 26, 2011
Praying for your family during this very difficult time,

The Howell's
March 26, 2011
God didn't promise
days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun
without rain, but He did promise strength for the
day, comfort for the tears, and light for the
way. may god bless... rip buddy..
March 26, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 26, 2011
We pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit to envelope you during this time of tragic loss.
March 26, 2011
My sincere sympathy to the Christian Family. The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him. Nahum 1:7
Prayerfully, Olivia B. McKinney, ACC Retiree and your Sister In Christ
March 26, 2011
We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please accept our deepest sympathies, prayers are with you & the family
March 26, 2011
SPO Christian, Enjoyed working with you at the PD. Always walked with a smile and kind heart. Prayers for your family during this most difficult time.
March 26, 2011
Please know that you are in our prayers.
March 26, 2011
I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around each of you and bring you the comfort and peace that you need now and during the coming days. Officer Chastain has left such a wonderful testimony and my prayer is that God will touch lives by this tragedy and people will come to know Jesus. I will be praying for all of you as I know this has to be so hard on you...but just remember that as Christians this just a temporary separation and the reunion will be eternal!
March 26, 2011
I am so sorry for this great loss. May you some day find comfort, and peace. Thank you for your service Officer Christian. I am sorry we had to lose you.
March 26, 2011
We are so sorry for your lost; our hearts go out to your family. We will keep you in our prayers.
March 26, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Christians family.
March 26, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 26, 2011
I would like to express my condolences to the Christian family in the untimley death of Mr. Christian. Many join you in mourning your loss , and will continue to do so in the days ahead. He lived the life of a hero and certainly died a hero. His absence will remain in the lives of many. God's comfort, peace and blessings to this entire family.
.
Debbie Colley
March 26, 2011
Buddy fought the good fight, and throughout he kept the faith, now his race is done. Yet he will live on through all that he accomplished and in the hearts and souls of his family and children. May God bless you all with the strength to endure this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rick Allen
Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency
March 26, 2011
Melissa, we are so very sorry to hear about what happened to Buddy. He was a very sweet guy and I know you and y'alls children are going to miss him terribly! Y'all are in our prayers!
March 26, 2011
Buddy was truly a Hero. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him.
March 26, 2011
I cannot imagine how you all must be feeling but my prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Let God be the shoulder you lean on and each other.
March 26, 2011
May Christ himself give the family and friends of Buddy an overwhelming peace and comfort during this time. My heart goes out to all of you being a retired Sheriff's Deputy myself. Thank God for Buddy and for the people he protected.
March 26, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of SPO "Buddy" Christian.
March 26, 2011
God bless the family and friends during this painful loss. Praying that God will give you the strength you need to get through this.
March 26, 2011
Our heart and prayers go out to his wife, parents, grandparents and especially the children. I pray that God gives you the strength to get through this tough time. Thank You for your service to the Athens community.
March 26, 2011
my prayers are with the whole family.may god blees ya.


shirley holloman
lexington,ga
March 26, 2011
So sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
March 26, 2011
I never had the pleasure of knowing this very brave and courageous man... but he is a HERO and my heart goes out to his family. May GOD help them through this time of sorrow..... I know he will still be protecting and guiding from above.
March 26, 2011
R.I.P.
March 26, 2011
God Bless and comfort your family, in this sorrowful time. May the sweet Lord Jesus hold you in his arms forever. Praying for comfort for the family left on earth.
March 26, 2011
So Sorry For Your Loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of officer christian. God bless you all.

The Hudson Family (Mableton Georgia)
March 26, 2011
We send our deepest sympathy to all of his family. Especially to his wonderful wife and children. May God be with you each and every day and hold you in his grace through the tough times ahead.
March 26, 2011
Deeply sorry for our brother. May God be with the family through these difficult times. Brother you will be missed. "Sometimes there is just us" - God Bless!!! G. Ciorciog Gwinnett Sheriff Departmetn, GA
March 26, 2011
God Bless you all..... My deepest sympahty goes out to you and your whole family...
March 26, 2011
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
March 26, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Christians's family May God's love and peace be with you at this time.
March 26, 2011
May God give you strength during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
Mr and Mrs Timothy Phillips and Family
March 26, 2011
May God Bless All of You.We are Sorry for your Loss
March 26, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 26, 2011
May God be with your family during this difficult time. I am praying that God comfort you at this time. God Bless!!!
March 26, 2011
Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. He is watching over you from heaven . Keith and Vikki Brand Centerville Ga
March 26, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Christian family. It truely saddens me to hear that a fellow brother in Law Enforcement has paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting the community.

Senior Constable J Booker
Queensland Police Service Australia
March 26, 2011
:((
March 26, 2011
Praying that the Peace that passes all understanding will be yours through these difficult days.
March 26, 2011
Buddy- we are sad to see a great officer of your stature leave us! Thank you for what you did everyday that most of us were not brave enough to do! Athens will forever love and cherish the memory of who you were! May God forever bless your wife and children! love ALWAYS
March 26, 2011
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
March 26, 2011
As the daughter of an Officer, my deepest sympathy goes to Officer Christian's Family and Friends. May God be with you through these difficult times, and may He comfort you and bring you peace.
March 25, 2011
WE here in Lagrange,GA.Send our sinsere condolences to the family in this time of greif.May God's Holy Spirit comfort all of you.We will hold you up in our prayers.
March 25, 2011
May God bless you all during this time. So sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers.
March 25, 2011
My deepest sympahty to Officer Christian Wife, Children, Parents and his entire family. I pray God will manifest Himself through His Grace and Love today and in the coming days. Officer Christian will always be remember and honored for his sacrifice and service to his fellow man. He will never be forgotten.
Lendell Vogt, wife of fallen officer Lt. Michael Vogt, Fairburn, Georgia
March 25, 2011
Melissa, I probably haven't seen you since high school but I just wanted to let you know that my heart goes out to you. My prayer is that God will provide you and your family with exactly what you need right now. May His love surround you. Buddy was truly a hero.
March 25, 2011
My heart goes out to the family !!!!
March 25, 2011
Rest in Peace Officer Christian...they caught your killer. Prayers for all the family.
March 25, 2011
May the Lord comfort your broken hearts surrounding Buddy's death. Thank you for loaning him to a grateful public and state leadership.

BURKE DAY
Chaplain
Tybee Island Police Dept
(former Chair of House Public Safety & Homeland Security committee)
March 25, 2011
God has you and you will be free of pain.We all love and feel for all family and friends.
March 25, 2011
My heart and prayers go out to his wife, parents, grandparents and especially his children. I pray that God give you the strength. Thank You Buddy for your service to the community.
March 25, 2011
MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU DURING THIS TIME OF NEED. I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.
March 25, 2011
Melissa, Bud, Carolyn and family,I am so sorry for the sorrow that has come your way in the unexpected passing of Buddy.
Carolyn, I cried with you as I saw your interview on the news and you talked of how much you miss him already. Having buried my lovely daughter, Erin, in 2006, I truly feel your mother's heart and pain. I am a cousin to Bud. Please call if you would like to talk in the coming weeks and months. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God's comfort just surround you all.
March 25, 2011
May God be with you and bless you all during this most difficult time. Our hearts ache for your family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
March 25, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 25, 2011
March 25, 2011
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Christian Family during your time of sorrow.
March 25, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time.
Family of the late Trooper Jimmy Jordan #382 LaGrange, Georgia
March 25, 2011
I don't even know where to begin-My heart and prayers go out to you(Mrs,Christian)and your family! May you find strength in God and friends too get you thru this terrible time.May he rest in peace!God Bless
March 25, 2011
Many prayers for your family. My children went to school with Buddy. My heart goes out to you all.
March 25, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 25, 2011
This is so sad ! Many Prayers to the family ! He was a Hero, trying to protect an serve .
March 25, 2011
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF OFFICER CHRISTIAN.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
BROOKE E. KING. UGA SENIOR.
March 25, 2011
You are all in our hearts and prayers. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful person with us all. Mary, Bill, James, Luke and Belle
March 25, 2011
May each one of you be blessed.
March 25, 2011
To The Christian Family. May The Lord bless each one of you.
March 25, 2011
We are so sorry for your lost. God Bless You....Wilford And Kay Howington
March 25, 2011
You are in my thoughts and I am so sorry for all the pain everyone is having to go through at this time. May G-d Bless each and everyone of you.
March 25, 2011
Our prayers go out to the Christian family. We pray that God will give you the strength and peace needed to make it through the most difficult of times.
March 25, 2011
TO THE FAMILY OF A FALLEN HERO, YOUR FALLEN HERO IS NOW STANDING IN THE PRESENTS OF OUR LORD- HE MAY NOT BE PHYSICALLY HERE WITH YOU, BUT HIS LOVE FOR YOU WILL GO ON THROUGH HIM AS YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL: FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS YALL ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.
TABITHA TURPIN & FAMILY- NICHOLSON GA.
March 25, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Christian. May God comfort you during this most difficult time!
March 25, 2011
my heart goes out to u and your family,im sorry for your loss.. I dnt knw buddy but from what ive read and heard he seemed to b a very kind hearted and loving person. he was truly a blessing..
March 25, 2011
Tears are flowing as I look at the beautiful pictures of your Buddy. My Stepbrother was Trooper Lecroy who was killed Dec. 27th. My heart aches for your family as our family knows your pain. Buddy looks like the kind of guy Chad would have liked very much. They were both Family men who loved their jobs. I am praying for your family and I know Chad and Buddy are watching over all of us. I am so sorry for your loss.
March 25, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 25, 2011
Godspeed Buddy...
Prayers to the Christian family, Buddy was a good man.
Lt. M.Bennett
ACCPD
March 25, 2011
Hearing this tragic event and the life this young hero, husband, father, son, brother, Officer lived makes my heart to go out to his wife, children, parents and friends. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family pictures and my deepest prayers go out to each of you during this time. May the example that your son/husband lived inspire each of us do our best to all mankind. May the Lord comfort each of your hearts.
March 25, 2011
To the Family of "Buddy" Christian, There are no words that we could write to you that will ever make it okay that your beloved Son, Husband, Father, and Brother is not here with you. We pray that you are comforted in the knowledge that so many people, known and unknown to you, are standing with you in mind, body, and spirit as you begin this phase of your lives without his physical presence. May God continue to give you comfort, strength, and guidance. With Deepest and Sincerest Sympathies
March 25, 2011
THE TASK AHEAD OF YOU IS NEVER AS GREAT AS THE POWER BEHIND YOU.
Much thoughts goes to the family and friends of this hero of a man. May God keep you in his arms and carry you when you can't go on.
Love and Prayers
March 25, 2011
Melissa, Callie, Wyatt, Bud, Carolyn and Jason,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Buddy was always very special to us through the years and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. We look forward to seeing him again one day in Heaven.
Love, Alan, Amanda, Amber and Ansley Lapczynski and Larry, Evie and Allen Hart
March 25, 2011
The special man thats life has been taken will be dearly missed. Buddy, was a wonderful Christian man, husband and father. He took great pride in the position he stood for not only with his job but also with his faith. I have no doubt he is walking the streets of gold with another saint. Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over us all. Buddy will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
March 25, 2011
To the Christian family,
My heart goes out to you. I did not know him, but reading of what kind of person he was, he was blessed. God is taking care of him now and He will be taking care of all of you as you go through this very difficult time. My husband was a police officer and deputy and was well thought of too. Buddy is in Heaven with him right now.You will be in my thoughts and prayers and always tell your children that their dad was a 'hero'. Memories will get you through this most tragic time and he will live forever in your hearts.
My deepest condolences, Jan M. Hughes
March 25, 2011
Buddy, you lived your life as a example for us all. I grieve for your family, but rejoice in the knowledge that you have made it Home. You will be greatly missed by your friends, family and the entire community. I pray that God will be with Melissa & the kids through this time of sorrow and I look forward to seeing you again in Heaven.
March 25, 2011
Dear Christian Family:

I was so sorry to hear of Buddy's tragic passing. Know that I will be in prayer for you all and know that the God of all comfort will hold you in His mighty arms.

Love, Syble Phillips Elliott
(Marie's aunt)
March 25, 2011
Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to the Christian family, friends, and fellow police officers at this and all times. Officer Christian was truly a hero and served God with the utmost dignity. May God comfort and guide you all.
With deepest sympathies,
Lynda and Carlton Powell
Ila GA
March 25, 2011
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYS GO OUT TO YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY. I DID NOT KNOW HIM BUT DO KNOW THAT HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL OF HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY
March 25, 2011
Thank you for your years of service and the role model you will always be for others. Now you are SAFE in the Arms of Jesus.
March 25, 2011
To the Christain Family: I just wanted to say that iam very sorry over the loss of your loved one SPO Officer Buddy Christian and my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.May God bless you all.
March 25, 2011
I mourn for you and your family like I knew you because it seems for you there were no strangers. Thank you for your service. To all of you everyday that put on that uniform and go out there and protect us because you are sometimes our only hope. I will never take you for granted and I will never let my family take you for granted. May God be with the many that mourn your loss today and always.

HEY BUDDY, thank you sir. Another hero lost.
March 25, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 25, 2011
As a fellow Police Officer from Texas, I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to the Christian family. We are all thinking of you here. God Bless.
March 25, 2011
My Heart goes out to BUDDYS family..This is such a terrible tradegy..Too young to die..Did not know Buddy,but from what i've heard in the news he was such a wonderful person..May god hold his hand as he passes into heavens gate..He certaintly want be forgotten for all he gave in his LIFE..Prayers are going out to his family..God bless!!! MARY PERRY
March 25, 2011
Our prayers are with the Christian family. Hope you will find comfort in knowing that one day you will be reunited with your loved one for eternity.God Bless.

Athens,GA
March 25, 2011
Our hearts go out to all the family of this fallen officer. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 25, 2011
Our deepest condolences to the family, freinds, and co-workers of SPO Elmer "Buddy" Christian on the loss of your loved one. Thank you Elmer Christian for your service to the Athens community. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

George and Denise Jones
Bogart, Ga.
March 25, 2011
May God be with you during this difficult time. Unfortnately, I have walked in Melissa's shoes. Holding on to family and friends and your Faith will get you through the days ahead. The Christian family is in our thoughts and prayers.
March 25, 2011
Only HE knows why and when things will happen. I pray you feel the embrace of our Heavenly Father as my mere words are so inadequate. I pray, too, that justice is sure and swift. May this tragic loss also serve to remind us of the danger and sacrifices all Law Enforcement face without warning and without fear. Thank you, all Law Enforcement communities, and thank you Dear Officer, for your service. May you rest in peace in the arms of the Father.
March 25, 2011
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this fallen officer. I remember Buddy from school as one of the nicest, most polite gentleman that you will ever meet.I pray that God will offer His comfort as only He can in the very difficult days to come.
March 25, 2011
What a beautiful testament to a life lived serving the lord and others. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
March 25, 2011
The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.
March 25, 2011
Our hearts goes out to the family. You will continue to be in our prayers. God bless and keep you in His Loving arms. We are so appreciative of all of our Officers for keeping us safe.
March 25, 2011
RIP, Our prayers are with u and your family. i pray that u are in gods arms, you are truly a hero,

The Duckworth Family
March 25, 2011
My prayers are with you and your family.You are not alone at this time of need. Sandy Rogers, Hull,ga
March 25, 2011
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for God to give you the strength to endure this pain and suffering. There is no way anybody can know how you feel except The Good Lord above. God bless you all.
March 25, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 25, 2011
Florence ' Tot' Irvin & Charlotte R. Davis (granddaughter)
Our prayers are with you all in this time of great sorrow & loss.
March 25, 2011
the family has our deapest sympathy.
March 25, 2011
My deepest sympathies go out to your family during this difficult time. You are a hero that will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to Clarke Co. May you rest in peace.
March 25, 2011
May the love of God surround you and his peace comfort your heart. You are in our prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss, may the blessing of God be with you
March 25, 2011
May our God of peace lift you up and carry you through this difficult time. Our family is praying for yours, now and in the days to come.
March 25, 2011
My deepest sympathies to you. As a police officer's wife, the pain in unimaginable. You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I first heard. Buddy is truly a hero and will always be remembered as such.
March 25, 2011
Words on paper just can't begin to express feelings at this tragic time in your lives. Buddy took time for others and did it because he wanted to make a difference in those peoples lives. There are so many wonderful memories that will flow in our hearts to help with the hurt,anger and loss we all are feeling. Know, Christian family, that prayers of encouragement and support are being raised to our Heavenly Father every second for you.
March 25, 2011
We are blessed to have known an outstanding, Godly man such as Buddy. His work was a special calling that surely earned him a "Well done, thou good and faithful servant," from our Lord Jesus. Buddy's light shown before men. They saw his good works, and glorified his Father in Heaven. (Matt.5:16) We are praying much for Melissa, his brother, parents and children. Our hearts cry with you.
March 25, 2011
Our heart and prayers are with
Buddy's family and friends. What
a hero he was in the life of so
many. You will be missed greatly!

Terri & Scott Jones
Athens, GA
March 25, 2011
You have my deepest sympathy
March 25, 2011
"A Buddy to all" pretty much sums him up. Great guy! RIP friend.
I'm praying for his family, friends, and our community.
March 25, 2011
May God bless Officer Christian and his family. Know that God is there in these terrible times. May God bless Athens.
March 25, 2011
Our heartful sorrow to the Christian Family. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
March 25, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time and the months ahead. He was definitely a hero and I am thankful for men & women like him who protect us everyday!
March 25, 2011
My family and I are deeply sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you all.
March 25, 2011
Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
March 25, 2011
The true heroes in this world seldom receive recognition or rewards. Officer Christian has now received his highest reward, a crown from God and eternal life. May this comfort those who loved him. Thank you for the sacrifice he and his family made.
March 25, 2011
May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. May he give you the strength that you need and love that will help you through life and comfort you and your children.
March 24, 2011
my husband and i are so sad for you, we love you and we pray for you and your family. GOD BLESS A Viet Nam Vet and her husband.
March 24, 2011
May God bless this fallen hero. I hope you find comfort that he is in the presence of our Heavenly Father.
March 24, 2011
Bud, Carolyn, Jason, Melissa and children, Debbie, Amy, Martha and all the Christian family, there are no words to convey the sorrow I am feeling for your family right now. Buddy grew up with my boys and Bud your mom was my babysitter for years. I remember his blond hair and him running around the house playing when I came to pick Tommy and Timmy up. As a mother that has lost a child myself just 2 short years ago, I understand the pain of losing a child. It is the most heartbreaking thing a parent can experience. Please know that I am praying for you all and that I love you all. Athens has lost one of it's finest. Buddy was the perfect example of what a Godly man, husband, father, son, brother and friend should be. His life was a life well lived. Be proud Bud and Carolyn, you did well. I am so thankful that I had the privelege to know Buddy. He died a hero...
March 25, 2011
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
March 24, 2011
This is a very painful event for your family and our community. Our deepest sympathies are extended to your family and to the ACPD as you grieve this senseless loss. May you each be sustained by Officer Christian's legacy.
Patrick and Carolyn McKeown
March 24, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May God provide comfort to you, Mrs. Christian, and your children.
March 24, 2011
My deepest sympathies and warmest thoughts for your family.

"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God." ~Eileen Elias Freeman
March 24, 2011
I never met this hero but I want the family to know how sorry we are. God bless you all! Tommy and June Smith Cindy and Jeff Pursell Will and Jacob
March 24, 2011
Praying for the Christian family members.So sorry for your loss.May God Bless you all during your time of sorrow.
March 24, 2011
We are praying for all of the dear sweet Christian family members. We can't thank you enough for the protection Buddy gave us as an officer through the years. Much love to all of you.
March 24, 2011
Thank you for your dedication to our community! Praying for your wife, precious children and family! I just saw you last week walking around the mall with your wife and children in uniform. How precious it was! Rest in Peace!
March 24, 2011
Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock, Psalms 28.

May God Bless your family in your time of sorrow.
March 24, 2011
May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. II Thessalonians 3:16

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers will be with you in the coming days. God Bless and Keep each and everyone of you.
March 24, 2011
As a police officer's wife, I simply cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Christian family, please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and pray for the comforting peace that only God can provide. Also know that we are very appreciative of the service Buddy provided to his community. He will not be forgotten.
March 24, 2011
Melissa and Children, Bud, Carolyn and Jason - You are in my thoughts and prayers. Buddy was a kind, caring, and generous person who will be missed by everyone whose lives that he touched. May the following passage give you comfort in the days ahead.

THE BROKEN CHAIN
We little knew the day that
God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
but in God we put our trust,
In times as difficult as this,
faith is such a must.

You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
--Ron Tranmer
March 24, 2011
a brother loss a angel gained
March 24, 2011
My prayers are with you and your family. . He was a true HERO!
March 24, 2011
When I start my tour of duty God, whatever crime may be,as I walk the darkened streets, Let me be closw to thee,Please give me understanding with both young and old,Let me listen with attention until their stories are told,Let me never make a judgement in a rash or callos way,but let me hold my patience let each man have his way, Lord if some darkened dreay night, I must give my life Lord with your everlasting love protect my children and my wife...Amen
March 24, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time and the months ahead. He was definitely a hero and I am thankful for men & women like him who protect us everyday!
March 24, 2011
May the God of all comfort be near to you in your sorrowful time. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. (Phil.4:7)
March 24, 2011
When I start my tour of duty GOD,whatever the crime may be,as I walk through the darkened streets ,Let me be close to thee,Please give the the nderstanding with both the young and old, Let me listen with attention until the stories told, Let me never make a judgement in a rash or callos way, but let me hold my patience , let each man have his way, LORD if some dark and dreary night, I must give my LIFE, LORD,with your everlasting LOVE protect my children and my wife. AMEN
March 24, 2011
Offering our Prayers and Sympathy in your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. Law Enforcement has lost a great and dedicated man.

Georgia State Patrol, Post 37-Cumming
March 24, 2011
My condolences for the Christian family.
March 24, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, I pray the Lord's almighty love and strength to surround all family and friends of Officer Christian.
March 24, 2011
Please except my sympathy and please know I feel the pain as a police officer"s wife. The family left behind should know that he was a hero and always will be. R.I.P.
Christine Austin
(Peachtree City, GA)
March 24, 2011
My prayer's and blessing go out to the family and friends who know this fallen HERO. May God bring you peace. My brother in Blue "you will be missed".
March 24, 2011
My husband is a law enforcement officer as well. We feel so much sorrow for you at this time.
March 24, 2011
Though we did not know Office Christian, we do live in Clarke County. We now know that we have a wonderful police department and officers that care about people. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
March 24, 2011
My family's deepest concolences to you at this time. Being the wife of an LEO myself this tragedy really hits close to home. May God give you all the strength to carry you through this time of grief. God bless you all.
March 24, 2011
Rest in peace Elmer, and my prayers to Elmer's family. We have lost 5 officers in the Tampa area in the last few months. We know how y'all feel!!! God be with you all!!!!
March 24, 2011
You are in my thoughts and prayers, may God give you the strength you need in the days ahead, thank you for your service officer Chrisitan!
March 24, 2011
Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with you. It is a great tragedy when a protector of life has his taken for no reason. May God bless and keep you.
March 24, 2011
My prayers are will the family of Officer Christian in these difficult times.
March 24, 2011
March 24, 2011
My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the Christian Family, Friends and Men and Women in blue. May God walk with you and comfort you during this difficult time.
March 24, 2011
How proud you must be to have raised
such a wonderful son...someone who
touched so many lives. My deepest sympathy to the whole family and now to all police officers and fire fighters- thank you for what you do
March 23, 2011
Christian family, I can not imagine what you are going through. May God protect your family and heal your wounds. Prayers for your whole family especially you Melissa and the children.

I did not know Buddy well, but I graduated with Jason. Thank you for your service to our county. Find comfort in God in this time of need.
March 23, 2011
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. He was a hero, and our hearts are broken for you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and offer you peace in your time of sorrow.
March 23, 2011
Rest in peace brother!
March 23, 2011
My wife and I are sadden to hear the news and know there arent any words that can take the pain and the feeling of lost that you are experiencing right now..just know that you are not alone in those feelings... people all across the state are right now praying for you...
March 23, 2011
Our son is an officer with the Athens CC PD. Our hearts break for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 23, 2011
Thank You Officer Christian for your services.
March 23, 2011
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
March 23, 2011
Rest in.peace! My deepest sympathy for the Christian family! Thank you for your service
March 23, 2011
Deepest sympathies to you, your family and the entire ACCPD. May God bring you peace.
March 23, 2011
My prayers go out to the family! May God rest and protect your soul as you protected us Officer Christian!
March 23, 2011
Buddy was a wonderful man that will be missed by so many. I pray that God will give you the strength to get through this terrible tragedy and the comfort you need to move forward. There are so many people that love you guys and will be here for you any time you need us. Hugs & prayers to you all!
March 23, 2011
Officer Christian walk your beat on the streets of heaven, you have spent enough time in this world thats going to hell. Rest in peace brother officer, we will walk that beat with one day.
Many prayers to the family, may God wrap His arms around for comfort during this time.
March 23, 2011
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. God bless you and bring you peace.
March 23, 2011
May God comfort and sustain your family during this difficult time.
With sincere gratitude for your dedicated service to our community.
March 23, 2011
All our sympathies go to the Christian family during this most difficult of times. May the Lord grant the peace of His presence as you endure the grief of your loss.
March 23, 2011
My heart is just broken, that the life of this hero was taken. I pray that his family, friends and co-workers have the peace that passes all understanding knowing that he is now sitting int he presence of our Lord Jesus. I will keep praying....
March 23, 2011
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers going out to the Christian family. Buddy will be always remembered and never forgotten. He was a fine man and officer and it was a pleasure working with him. RIP Brother in Blue.
March 23, 2011
Our hearts ache for the family. God must have really needed a great angel pronto, and he knew for sure he could count on Buddy. There are no words to heal the sorrow you must feel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 23, 2011
You will be forever remembered fighting to keep our counties safe. You are an angel. May God be with your family.
March 23, 2011
Your family is in our prayers.
March 23, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 23, 2011
Thank you , and all public servents. Praying that your family knows Gods comfort
March 23, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to the Christian family for their loss.
March 23, 2011
Our deepest condolences to the Christian Family. You have made the ultimate sacrifice trying to make our lives safer. Let us never take that for granted as humans and never forget our loss of a brother.
March 23, 2011
Sending my thoughts and prayers to your entire family. May God rest his soul.
March 23, 2011
Our deepest condolences to a fine man that stood up for what is right in the world. It is our job as humans to fight for justice and pray for the victims. Our hearts will never be the same now that a brother has fallen. God bless his family and friends who shall never forget.
March 23, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to the Christian family. Buddy you were truly someone to count on and a light to the community. We will carry on your service while you watch us from above. Take care brother, you are not forgotten.
March 23, 2011
This is a very painful event for your family and our community. Our deepest sympathies are extended to your family and to the ACPD for this tragic, senseless loss. May you be sustained by Officer Christian's commitment to his profession and community. He will be missed.
Patrick and Carolyn McKeown
Athens
March 23, 2011
May God bless you and your family..My prayers go out to your family.
March 23, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Christian family. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
March 23, 2011
Melissa, Bud & Carolyn (our cousins), and Jason and all of the Christian Family...
Our prayers are with you as you are going through this difficult time in your life. May the words of Psalm 23 comfort your heart today and give you peace.
Dr. Wayne & Kathryn Phillips
March 23, 2011
Please accept my deepest sympathy and regret at the tragic loss of your son, husband, father and brother. Mere words will never assuage the grief and sense of loss you must feel. Our Prayers are with you.
March 23, 2011
Thoughts and Prayers for all family members. God bless you all.
March 23, 2011
Our deepest condolences to the family. Officer Christian was an Angel then and an Angel now.
March 23, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends. I did not know Officer Christian but he was part of our law enforcement family. May he RIP.
March 23, 2011
May God be with your family and holding you tight in his arms. Our deepest condolences to your family and loved ones.
March 23, 2011
God bless you and I know you will be continue watching for us from the sky.
March 23, 2011
Your In My PRAYERS. <3
March 23, 2011
We send our deepest sympathy to the Christian family, especially the children...our hearts break for them. May God grant you all strength and peace to move forward each day...until you meet in Heaven again some day. Love in Christ to you all.
March 23, 2011
Did not know Buddy but we are praying for the Christian family.
March 23, 2011
Thought & prayers out to the family and his 'brothers in blue' - you now patrol the streets of gold and walk there with the best!
March 23, 2011
I cannot explain the sadness we feel for your family. We and many others are praying for Mr. Christian's family.
March 23, 2011
Your in my prayers!
March 23, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. May god hold you close to him and help you heal your wounds. God Bless. Thank you Officer Christian for keeping our communities safe.
March 23, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Christian Family. Thank you for your service Officer Christian and may God embrace your loved ones and bring them Peace as you wait for the day you will all be reunited.
March 23, 2011
God Bless you for your service, Rest in Peace.
March 23, 2011
R.I.P Buddy you will be miss
March 23, 2011
Our prayers go out to the Christian Family. Each law enforcement officer is like family in the Solicitor General's Office.
March 23, 2011
May you rest in gods hands now. For the time you where here with us you where a wonderful people officer. GOD BLESS !!!!
March 23, 2011
Thank You Officer Christian for your service... My prayers are with your family at this time...R.I.P. a job well done..
March 23, 2011
Words cannot express the overwhelming sense of loss and sadness my self, husband and community feels over SPO Christian's death. Though little, if anything, can bring comfort to the family and friends closest to him, please know, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless - Christina and Deputy Joe Williams (Oconee Co. S. O.)
March 23, 2011
Our prayers are with the Christian family. We will keep you in our hearts every day, Buddy.

Family of SPO Robert Dunlap, Athens Clarke County PD
March 23, 2011
My prayers and thoughts go out to the Christian family as well as all law enforcement families all over this country. When is the madness going to stop!!! One officer down is way too many..........I'm heartbroken about all of this. May God richly bless all involved in this tragic event.
March 23, 2011
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS DURING THIS TRAGIC TIME. THE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OF THE COBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES WILL BE WITH YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR ORDEAL.
March 23, 2011
Prayers to your Family from our Law Enforcement Family. God Bless You!
March 23, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this difficult time.

Bill and Tonya LeCroy parents of
Cpl Chad LeCroy EOW 12/27/10
March 23, 2011
CONDOLENCES TO THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY AND THE ATHENS POLICE.
March 23, 2011
Each of you, wife, and both children have guardian angels. May the peace of God and his Angels rest upon this family. Strenghten the Christian Family and ease the pain of sorrow. In the name of Jesus I pray.
March 23, 2011
May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. Thoughts and prayers with Officer Christians family, friends, and ACC police department.
March 23, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Gods comfort and love be ever present in this time of sorrow.
March 23, 2011
Thank you for your service. My deepest sympathies to the family and all the friends of Officer Christian. Rest in Peace.
March 23, 2011
My condolences to the family of Mr. Christian. May God comfort you in this time of need.
March 23, 2011
May your memories live on in the hearts of all who knew. The family of law enforcement has suffered a great loss.

Former law enforcement officer
March 23, 2011
Love & sympathy, Christian family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 23, 2011
God Bless you and your family . May the lord give you the strenth to carry through these tough times .
March 23, 2011
he will never be forgotten. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
March 23, 2011
Prayers for Officer Christian's family. May the Lord give you strength and comfort during this most difficult time.
March 23, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Christian family during this time of sorrow.
March 23, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Christian & Howard families-may God's love and the love of family and friends bring comfort and healing...
March 23, 2011
All gave some ... Some Gave All ...
No greater love is there, than a man that lays down his life for his country.
March 23, 2011
Words cannot describe the incredible loss your family must feel. God must have needed an angel today. The city of Athens has suffered a great loss with your passing. You are a true hero. Your courage and loyalty to this city and its law abiding citizens will never be forgotten. May God Bless you and Keep You Always. *Rest*In*Peace*
March 23, 2011
March 23, 2011
Your family, friends, and co-workers are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 23, 2011
I am so sorry for what happened. BUt my PRAERS go out to your family. May you REST IN PEACE. You will be missed by many.
March 23, 2011
so sorry for your families loss. as a mother of law enforcement officer my heart breaks for you . in my thoughts and prayers
March 23, 2011
You truley are a hero! Thank you for the service you have provided to us. May you rest in peace at home. My heart goes out to this family, friends, and co-workers who have lost a great man today.
March 23, 2011
Thank you so much for your service you have provided to this community. You and your family has made a major scarafice for the saftey of us all. May you rest in peace.
March 23, 2011
RIP Officer Christan. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 23, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Christian. We thank you for your service.
March 22, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 22, 2011
Our thought and prayers are with you. So sad that it had to come to this. officer Christian RIP you made the ultimate sacrafice .Thank you for your dedication to keeping us safe.
March 22, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the families!! He was a very nice man and I met him this year and he was so nice. He was always at the mall where I work and would always stop and say hi. He will be miss!!!
March 22, 2011
thank you for all you did. my prayers are with your family.
March 22, 2011
For Buddy Christian I Salute You,,miss ya,man!!
March 22, 2011
Had the chance to know him when where kids and he was a smart young man who always made you laugh,what a great person to know,,R.I.P,,B.C.,,I salute you,,goodbye for now,,c u in heaven!!
March 22, 2011
My prayers are with the Christian family , you are truly a HERO
March 22, 2011
The Christian family is in my thoughts and prayers. Such a tragic way to lose a great person.
March 22, 2011
Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe. Prayers to the family, may God lift your spirits and bring you peace in this difficult time.
March 22, 2011
Only a few people have the courage to do what men like Buddy do. Thoughts and prayers go to the family
March 22, 2011
my prayer r with the fam... thanks for serving our community...
March 22, 2011
Prayers to the Family, co-workers, and friends. Heard about this from my daughter in Athens, I am in Savannah,Ga. and everyone I know will wear black tomorrow. God Bless you all.
March 22, 2011
Thoughts and Prayer's with this family. Thanks for everything Elmer did to make his community safe.
March 22, 2011
You are in our thoughts and our prayers and you will forever be in our hearts. May God bless you for your service to this community and its people.
March 22, 2011
March 22, 2011
Our Deepest Sympathy To The Family. May God Comfort You All In This Time Of Bereavement.
March 22, 2011
Thanking this officer and his family for their sacrifice to keep others safe.I will keep them in my prayers.May God bless them and give them strength and comfort.
March 22, 2011
A wonderful life cut tragically short. My prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time. I did not have the pleasure of knowing you, but I've been thinking of you all day. God's speed.
March 22, 2011
As a seven-year resident of Athens-Clarke County while in undergraduate and law school, my heart breaks for the community and for the fine police department which serves it so selflessly.
March 22, 2011
Thank you for your sacrifice so our city can live in peace you are a true hero.
March 22, 2011
Whom the heart of man shuts out, Sometimes the heart of God takes in, And fences them all round about, With silence ‘mid the world’s loud din.Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
March 22, 2011
Prayers are with the families of Officers Christian and Howard!
March 22, 2011
RIP Officer Christian. Your family and all the members of the Athens Clarke County Police Department are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 22, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Im sure you will be greatly missed. This man didnt deserve this at all!
March 22, 2011
Praying so hard for you guys. Can't imagine what you're going through. My heart is just breaking for you guys. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!
March 22, 2011
God Bless.
March 22, 2011
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Words are never enough in times like these. Much love and condolences in this hard time. Remain strong as Officer Buddy would've wanted. We are all eternally grateful for his selfless acts and for protecting us. Much love and may the pain be eased over time with God's love and healing.
March 22, 2011
May God's grace get the family through this. All of Athens is grieving with you.
March 22, 2011
In my thoughts and prayers with love to my friend and your family God bless
March 22, 2011
My heart and prayers go out to this family. Thank you for your service and you will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family.
March 22, 2011
may god comfort you at this tragic loss...about three months ago i had the chance to play a video game with buddy it best buy he was so funny and it was so much fun i joked with him and when i saw his picture my heart fell to the ground.please know you family is in my prayers and thoughts
March 22, 2011
A true hero in every right! My sincere sympathies to the family and friends.
March 22, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
March 22, 2011
I pray that you may find comfort and peace and this tragic time. As a wife and sister of law enforcement officers I am sadened by this tragedy. May God bless you and your family.
March 22, 2011
Healing prayers to Melissa and family.
March 22, 2011
To the Christian Family:

May God's peace and presence continue to comfort you during this time. Trust Him because He is able to provide whatever you may need.

You are in my prayers.
March 22, 2011
My heart and prayers go out to his family. We all have lost a brother.
March 22, 2011
Elmer: You served well and now rest with Jesus. May he comfort your family and co-workers in the trying times ahead. Even though we never met, as a police officer, I shed my tears in sorrow. God bless you and rest in peace.
March 22, 2011
Thank you for serving our city. Much love to you and your family. God Bless
March 22, 2011
Words cannot express our sympathy for your loss and our thanks for your service.
March 22, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 22, 2011
My family will pray for you.
March 22, 2011
Love & sympathy, Christian family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 22, 2011
May God comfort the Christian family during this tragic time. As a policeman's son, my heart breaks for you.
March 22, 2011
May God bless you for your service and sacifice.Our deepest condolences to your family and all who mourn your loss.
March 22, 2011
Elmer "Buddy" Christian was a Christian. He loved God, his family, his church, and his fellow man. When you talked with him it was if he had been your friend all your life.
"Buddy" I'll see you in heaven Cuz!

God bless all of the Christian Family
March 22, 2011
Another brave officer gives his life to protect others..... the ultimate sacrifice. RIP
March 22, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Christian. Words can not express the hurt that the entire Law Enforcement Community feels when "one of our own" is lost.
March 22, 2011
I am a mother of two UGA students and am touched and humbled by your loss. I pray for you and and children that they will know how you are revered by those of us who understand your sacrifice.
March 22, 2011
Warm Summer Sun

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.

By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
The Poetry Foundation
March 22, 2011
We honor you and your family's sacrifice and pray all will find peace in the days ahead.
March 22, 2011
Dont really know what to say...Im still in shock over this. We have just lost one of the best men ive known, and im glad to have called you my friend...Rest in peace Buddy
March 22, 2011
Many prayers for comfort and peace for the Christian family.
March 22, 2011
God bless your family at this difficult time.
March 22, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Christian. We all mourn the loss of this faithful public servant.
March 22, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 22, 2011
©2014 Legacy.com. All rights reserved. Guest Book entries are free and are posted after being reviewed for appropriate content. If you find an entry containing inappropriate material, please contact us.