Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Paul Hubertus Pino

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, December 30, 2003

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Reflections for Officer Paul Hubertus Pino

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Thinking of your service and sacrifice on this eigth anniversary of your death. I hope that treasured memories offer your family and co-workers some comfort. RIP Officer Pino.

M. Walker
Spouse, CHP Lt. Mike Walker EOW 12-31-05

December 30, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

I learned of your passing soon after it happened from your beautiful daughter. Although I never met you I am proud to know that a man like you was out there protecting us from harm. I pass through your home town often and every time I say a prayer for you. May you rest in peace and watch over us from above, you will never be forgotten even by those of us that never got to know you in person.

John McLean
Citizen

December 22, 2009

Rest in Peace, Officer Pino. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Officer Pino,

Today I honor you for the sacrifice you made for the people of the State of California. We will never forget. Rest easy, brother.

Senior Officer J Anthony Sandoval
Kingsville Police Department

March 22, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 29, 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

November 21, 2007

When I think about you, Paul, I cannot believe that iy has been almost 4 years since you were tragically taken off this earth. You would be so proud of your girls, and also your grandkids. I miss you. You and all of the family are always and forever in my thougths and prayers!!!

Stephanie Odum
Family Friend

August 1, 2007

For Officer Pino's Family-
Please know that on this 3rd anniversary we have not forgotten the sacrifice your husband and father made-nor have we forgotten you- we hold all of you close in our hearts-

The Family of Deputy Dave Grant/EOW/5/31/04
Tuolumne Co.Sheriff's Dept.
Sonora, Ca.

December 29, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 30, 2004

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM HEAVEN

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

(Author: Unknown)

December 26, 2004

Thank you Officer Pino for keeping us safe from bad. God bless you.

Renny Kassel
California Citizen

January 26, 2004

It is because of officers like you that I enjoy arresting operators under the influence.

Rest In Peace My Brother

Anonymous

January 18, 2004

I am very saddened that we have lost another Brother In Blue. Officer Pino's family and the California Highway Patrol will be in my prayer.

TROOPER
GEORGIA STATE PATROL

January 8, 2004

Rest in peace brother in blue.
The watch is ours now.

God bless your family and your department.
Thanks for your dedication and service.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

January 7, 2004

To our fellow Trooper....
You will not be forgotten.

TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

January 6, 2004

I am a member of An Garda Siochana stationed at Irishtown Garda Station in Dublin , Ireland . I wish to express my profound sadness at the news of the death of this fine officer .
I will remember him in my prayers .

Kenneth Harrington Garda
An Garda Siochana , Ireland

January 5, 2004

Carol and family,

I was so sorry to hear about Paul. My heart goes out to you in this very tough time. Paul was a great person, with a good heart and soul. He will be sorely missed.
I will remember the good times, at the academy and being neighbors on Speier Lane.

Paul is a hero, may he rest in peace.

Love, Dawn
CTC-4/80

Sergeant Burlingame P.D.

Dawn M. Cutler, Sergeant
Burlingame P.D.

January 5, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Paul, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

January 5, 2004

God Bless you and you family.

Agent Geronimo
US Border Patrol

January 4, 2004

Day is done,
gone the sun.
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Godspeed to you and your family

LT. JAMES A. WILLIAMS
N.Y.P.D.

January 4, 2004

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Paul did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Paul be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Pino's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Paul is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Paul was well respected and well loved.

Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiance Dennis for me.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Drakesville, IA)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

January 4, 2004

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Officer Pino for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

Anonymous

January 4, 2004

To the wife, daughters and co-workers of Officer Pino:

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God gives you comfort and strength in the weeks and months ahead.

I know the loss you are feeling and that there are no words that will make this pain any less. I lost my dad, Ptl. William B. Bell, on 11-19-02. He was assisting a disabled motorist when he was killed. The man who killed him was a 4X repeat offender who tried to use his "disability" as an excuse for his actions (he was driving without a licsense and was DUI for prescription drugs for epilepsy), and so I know the pain that such a senseless crime can cause.

You will find that this law enforcement family is like no other. You will receive such love and support, and it will help carry you through this. When my dad died, the love and support from my dad's co-workers and friends and from our community was overwhelming. I never realized how much the LIFE of my father affected so many people than his death did. It was truly beautiful to see that his life and his service did not go unappreciated or unnoticed. And you'll find that your loved one will have made a similar impact on the lives of SO many people. The love that you shared with him and the service he gave to his community will be of great comfort and pride.

(To his daughters: Please always remember your father's love for you, and the joy that he had in making you into the beautiful people that you are. Never forget all of the love that he has for you will never go away.)

Again, I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Valarie Bell Wright
Daughter of Ptl. William B. Bell
EOW 11-19-02


January 4, 2004

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