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Police Officer Jose Lazaro Somohano | Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Jose Lazaro Somohano

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, September 13, 2007
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Reflections for Police Officer Jose Lazaro Somohano


I remember being on the floor at the Communications Bureau when this incident began. To watch the dispatchers at work with something like this is truly seeing training and professionalism in motion. It seemed that the ENTIRE force of the MDPD was out looking for the subject and the dispatch floor kept track of it all. After going home that night I learned from televised news that the subject was found near the pool of an apartment complex in Miramar and was shot and killed in confrontation.
To this day there is a small memorial outside of the roll call room at the Cutler Ridge Station where Jose was stationed.
Rest In Peace Jose. God Bless you and your surviving family and loved ones.

Police Records Specialist 1, Maria Muino
Miami Dade Police Department
September 14, 2016

RIP Brother. Thank you for your service. God Bless.

Deputy Kevin Burnam L27
September 14, 2016

RIP my brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Frank Armendariz
Miami-Dade Police Department
September 13, 2016

Gone but never forgotten. Many football games we worked together out in the parking lots 11/12. You always had your lunch that your wife had sent with you. We chatted about life and mostly about family. I had my son 3 weeks before you were murdered. In disbelief, I cried. I attended your funeral and you and your family will always be in my heart, as well as the others that were injured. Til we meet again to continue our talks about family, somo, R.I.P.

Officer Lymarie Zayas (Aponte)
Miami-Dade Police Department
September 13, 2016

I Am Not Gone
(An Inspirational Memorial Poem by Injete Chesoni)
I am not gone
I remain here beside you
Just in a different form
Look for me in your heart
And there you will find me
in our love which forever lives on

In those moments when you feel alone
Look for me in your thoughts
And there you will find me
in sweet memories that burn strong

Every time a tear
Forms in your beautiful eyes
Look up to the heavens
And there you will see me
Smiling down from God’s glorious skies

Lieutenant mauricio Rivera
Miami-Dade Police Department
September 13, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 7, 2016

8 years and I still feel the emptiness. I miss you. I love you. Can't wait for the day I hug you again. Words are just empty shells. Unable to describe my need to be with you. You're more than an older brother to me. You're the figure that I imagine when shits happens. I see you in crowds, but I know its not you. I know its you who I'm thinking about. Forever in my mind and heart. GOD's love will reunite us and till then I try to follow in your steps.

Love you always your younger brother
H. Somohano

Hubert Somohano, brother of Ofc Jose Som
Somohano Family
September 2, 2015

As we near the seventh anniversary of that tragic day my heart and prayers go out to your friends, family and brethren. RIP Brother.

(Retired) Police Officer Gregory Kral
Miami-Dade Police Department
September 4, 2014

Officer Somohano,
On today, the 6th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Miami-Dade. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
September 13, 2013

Thinking of you and your loved ones today. Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
September 13, 2013

Miami-Dade Public Schools Police Department. was the best school officer there was . made me change my life love you much man and always thinking of you ,miami southridge sr for ever love you big brother see you when god call me home too !!!!!!!!!!! r.i.p

darryl hodges
January 15, 2013

Thinking about you and your family today like I do almost everyday.

Rest in peace brother.

September 13, 2012

We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your entire family made for all of us, may you continue to rest in peace Officer Somohano. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
September 13, 2012

As September 13, 2012 approaches my memories of my brother still lingers in mind. I remember all the car shows he took me, all the movies we saw, and even the time he took me to Taco Bell after seeing "Bat Man". I will never forget such simple, yet monumental moments in my life. I have learned to deal with his loss even during times I know I do need him the most. Seating back in my chair, reclining, I remember the last time I saw him, a month before his passing. I was visiting the family and was packing my car to head back to my home (Alabama) he stood there watching me and told drive safely. He hugged me. The silly thing about the moment is I remembered the pair of shorts he was wearing and after his funeral I bought a pair and still to date I have them. Of course, 4 sizes to small now, but I still have them. I wish I would have spent more time with him, but as I reminisce the time I spent was quality time. I thank GOD for that. I will never forget him and I do plan the day that the GOOD LORD calls me and I stand in front of my brother, with mist in my eyes, I will hug him and never let go. Maybe then I will treat him to Taco Bell.

September 7, 2012

Seran 5 notas que escribo a nombre de Jose ( PEPE )..y nadie responde.. ó será que se olvidaron de el...MI NOMBRE ES DAVID TRONCOSO LUCERO, CHILENO, AMIGOS DESDE COLEGIO DE MACARACUAY, CARACAS, VENEZUELA....4° B..YO AHORA CON 40 AÑOS...EN SU EPOCA FUE 4° GRAD0 BASICO B....

David Troncoso, AMIGO
June 16, 2012

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

Officer 11169
February 14, 2012

My prayers are with the family left behind to pick up the pieces and move forward, may God be with you today. Officer Somohano, may you continue to rest in peace, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 13, 2011

Officer Somohano was my SRO at my highschool in Miami. He exemplified what a true law enforcement professional is. May he rest in peace!

MCPD New Orleans
August 11, 2011

You are still remembered, Jose. BLE, 203, Heart Soul and Dignity.

Detective Mitchell
July 6, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Somohano, your bravery will never be forgotten. I attended the 2011 police memorial and your partner Officer Wright addressed the crowd. her bravery and recovery cannot be forgotten either. Thank God Mr. LeBeet was taken out for killing you and nearly taking your partner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
June 28, 2011

To the Somohano family, your loved one is not forgotten... We will never forget.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 13, 2010

Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace brother in blue.

January 16, 2010

Somo, you are missed greatly by all of us at MDPD. I think of you almost every day. I often pray to you and I believe you hear me. You are a true hero in my book and you will never be forgotten...

Sergeant Tony Nair
MDPD / Friend
December 20, 2009

Praying for your Family on your EOW anniversary...

Rest easy brother...

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County Florida
September 13, 2009

This was an incredibly hard day for MDPD and all involved. It was senseless for our brother to have died because some scumbag coward used an AK47 to mow down a husband, father, son and brother officer...........SOMO may you rest in peace and may God watch over your family until you are all together again.................

September 13, 2009


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