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Deputy Sheriff Jerry Ortiz

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, June 24, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jerry Ortiz

I read this heavy heartedly. Dep. Ortiz was a brave man doing exactly what he was suppose to be doing. Unfortunately He was killed by a coward hiding from the law. My deepest condolences going out to Dep. Ortiz’s family. Your loved one died a hero, and even though gone, he is never forgotten.

DST Vargas
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

September 17, 2018

To the family and friends of Deputy Ortiz, I am a recruit in Class 433 and there is a memorial plaque in our classroom dedicated to his years of service. Our class also had the opportunity to research and report on the circumstances surrounding his death and we all walked away that day with such an appreciation, respect, and gratitude for his sacrifice. It is an honor to be pursuing a career where we get to wear the same uniform as men and women like Deputy Ortiz. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Recruit R. Jensen
LASD

September 16, 2018

Gone but never forgotten. You are always in our hearts. Continue to watch over Chela and your loved ones.

Tyrone Laces

June 24, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 13th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 24, 2018

Sir,

I never worked with you, but since my first day with the county I’ve heard of your legacy. I’m currently assigned to Lakewood Station the last place you called home. I just listened to the radio traffic from that tragic day and honestly felt saddened. We lost as warrior and heaven gained guardian! I will attempt to continue the legacy of your work for the rest of my days Sir. Traditions never die and from what I’ve learned you were the example of what a peacemaker really is. Blessed are the peacemakers. I’ll catch you on the other side brother. Watch our six.

BM

FTO
LASD\LKD

June 24, 2018

My god watch over you and your family, thank youfor your sacrifice. Your hard work and dedication to your partners and this department are still recognized to this day which speaks volumes of how much every one loves and admires you. I will be apart of the honor guard ceremony on Sunday and I’d like to say it’s an honor to be a part of this for one of our departments fallen heros.

Dep Barri
LASD

June 18, 2018

My god watch over you and your family, thank youfor your sacrifice. Your hard work and dedication to your partners and this department are still recognized to this day which speaks volumes of how much every one loves and admires you. I will be apart of the honor guard ceremony on Sunday and I’d like to say it’s an honor to be a part of this for one of our departments fallen heros.

Dep Barri
LASD

June 18, 2018

This weekend I am walking a prayer offering, what we call here at the border “pagando una Manda”, from the town of Imuris to Magdalena de Kino, Sonora MX. I am carrying a picture of Jerry and “petition de oracion”, a prayer request, for the soul of my brother Jerry.
I didn’t know Jerry well but he never left my memory. I was with him on that final day but I prefer to remember him as the kid with the forever smile, energy bursting from every pore, friendly to a fault. A soul of the finest gold.
Even though I was not close to Jerry, I cannot forget him. Yo estoy pagando esta Manda para Jerry y para mi alma. A encontrar Paz por los dos. D.E.P. Jerry.

Deputy Larry Swanson Srn
LASD - SEB

June 12, 2018

My condolences and prayers to the Ortiz family. His hard work and dedication to the job is still talked about to this day. He is an example to live by. To the Ortiz family, know that Deputy Ortiz will never be forgotten. Our staff talks of you and the great work you did for the citizens and their communities. I hope to do the same as you did. Thank you for you service and rest easy sir.

DST Blair, Joseph
LASD Class #429

May 12, 2018

To all of those that continue to keep my brother Jerry & our family in your thoughts and Prayers I'd like to say thanks & I return the Prayers to you & your family. May all of you new recruits have a long & Blessed career. Always listen to your veteran LEO brothers & sisters advice they give you. You will learn that they are your family & only want the best for you. For those who live near us come by to the Jerry Ortiz Boxing Gym & learn more about Jerry when he boxed for the LASD.
Thanks,
Art ( Jerry's big brother)

Probation Officer Javier Ortiz
LA County Probation

March 28, 2018

First and foremost, my heartfelt condolences to the Ortiz family. I am currently a recruit at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Class 429. I am proud to say that I live near the Jerry Ortiz memorial boxing gym in the city of El Monte. As I read Deputy Ortiz's information I felt an instant connection and admiration towards him, I can tell he was liked and respected by many. I only hope to one day reach Deputy Ortiz's position and make a lasting and positive impression on the community like he has accomplished. He was taken way too soon but his memory and spirit will never be forgotten, I will do my best to carry on his legacy and use it as a motivator when times get difficult. May you rest in peace and in paradise, Sir.

Recruit Bugarin
LASD Class 429
February 25, 2018

Recruit Bugarin
LASD Class 429

February 26, 2018

My condolences go out to the Ortiz family. I am current recruit at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Class 429. I want to take the time to thank you for your outstanding service and work you did while working for the department. You were a great Deputy and mentor for new recruits. You are greatly missed but you live in our thoughts and hearts. I hope one day I become a great Deputy like you were and make a difference in the community. Remember you are never forgotten. Rest easy Sir.

Recruit Barco
LASD Class 429

February 25, 2018

I am a recruit for LASD class 429. I have seen your memorial at the Lakewood Sheriff Station prior to my academy class. My condolences go out to the Ortiz family and loved ones. Deputy Ortiz you are an inspiration to me and I hope to one day have a positive effect to the community the way you did. Rest in Peace Deputy Ortiz you are not forgotten.

Recruit Martinez, Josue
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

February 25, 2018

My heart and prayers go out to the Ortiz family. A few classmates and I recently did some research on Deputy Ortiz and together we will be doing a presentation in his honor. He was a great Deputy, Father, husband and son and he will never be forgotten. I hope that one day I can become a great roll model and positive influence on a community just as Deputy Ortiz once did and continues to do so.

Aguilar, Evelyn
LASD Recruit

February 25, 2018

I am a recruit for LASD class 429. I have seen your memorial at the Lakewood Sheriff Station prior to my academy class. My condolences go out to the Ortiz family and loved ones. Deputy Ortiz you are an inspiration to me and I hope to one day have a positive effect to the community the way you did. Rest in Peace Deputy Ortiz you are not forgotten.

Recruit Martinez, Josue
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

February 25, 2018

Deputy Ortiz ,

My name is Adrian Torres, I am currently a recruit for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. In 2004 , I graduated from the Sherriff's Explorer Program. The following year we lost a warrior and guardian. I remember the weeks that followed , the station I was assigned to began selling black t-shirts with with your name on them .The shirts had red boxing gloves hanging over your unit . I clearly remember wearing that shirt proudly because i kept hearing wonderful things about you at my station. I want to tell you that you are not forgotten and that your fight continues in me and in all new recruits Sir . Thank you for your service. Rest easy Deputy Ortiz !

Recruit , Class 429 / Adrian Torres
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

February 24, 2018

Dear Deputy Ortiz and Ortiz Family
I am recruit Sanchez and currently part of academy class 429 LASD. First off I want to say how much I appreciate you and your service as a law enforcement officer you are a true hero and it is deputies like yourself why I have the passion to become a law enforcement officer. I have heard countless great things abut you Deputy Ortiz, you were an all around great deputy and that you were an all around great person to be around and work with. Ive heard how great of an oss investigator, training officer you were, and that you were a very skilled boxer. I've also heard how you dedicated your time to help recruits like myself and taught us how to box.
You are a true inspiration to me and as well as many others. I send my deepest condolences to the Ortiz family. The stories of Deputy Ortiz live on and inspire and motivate recruits like myself till this day. You will never be forgotten Deputy Jerry Ortiz.

Recruit Sanchez
Class 429 LASD

February 24, 2018

Dear Deputy Ortiz and Family,

I am currently a Recruit in Class 425 for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. You were the first Deputy that we learned about in our class, but I knew who you were before. When my father was on the Department he took me to the boxing events when I was younger and that's where I first learned your name. I never had the pleasure to meet you or see you fight but I've heard plenty of stories of your success and love for the ring. I've also heard more stories about your drive, passion and love that you had for this Department. I respect and admire you and could only hope to be like you. My condolences to your family. Your name will live forever in this Department and I will carry it with me through my journey.

A Hero Remembered, Never Dies.

Sincerely,

Recruit Rodgers
Class 425 LASD

September 17, 2017

Jerry, I worked with you at CJ, and later in the field. During our custody careers, I'll always remember how kind, and how you would do anything for your Deputies. I also remember what a hell of an athlete you were, knocking out Marines and LAPD Cops in the ring for fun, lol. You were and are an absolute amazing individual and Cop. A Cops Cop! I still remember when you and your partner were flagged down by a carjacking victim in the city of Lakewood. You boys were able to locate the vehicle. During the traffic stop, a shooting occurred, where you dumped the gang banger, for your 4th kill in the field. Atta boy, Jerry! I miss the shit out you, Sir. I love you to death,

D

Detective Darrell McConnell
LASD Brother

June 25, 2017

It's been 12 years and you are still in our hearts. You are missed everyday. Please continue to watch over Chela and your friends.

Ty Laces

June 25, 2017

God bless you, your partners in arms and forever hold your family safe. So many years have come and gone, and we still think of you.

Ret. BGPD E.Steinbacher
LASD class 257.. Tackleberry

March 5, 2017

I never met you but you are a hero. Thank you Deputy Ortiz, for making Hawaiian Gardens safer for all of us today.

Hawaiian Gardens Resident

July 14, 2016

11 yrs have gone by. Seems like yesterday when we worked out at the gym and we talked shop. Until we meet again

Ernie
LASD Narcotics

June 25, 2016

You will never be forgotten. Keep watching over Chela and your friends. We love you.

TL

June 24, 2016

RIP Deputy Ortiz. We have not lost our grip on the reins and continue the mission. You are not forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295

June 24, 2016

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