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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


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

May god bless your family on this second year of your passing. Please know that our Agency and coworkers will always continue to look out for your family. Watch over us and bring us home safe everynight.

Lieutenant Steve Czyzewski
Miami-Dade Police
September 13, 2009

To Officer Jose Somohano, his family and his fellow officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Somohano's tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Somohano and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff
September 13, 2009


I attended training with you throughout your career. You were always such a respectful and sweet man. Always talking about your wife and your two children. As a woman in law enforcement, I admired that. I remember when you were a Detective for DCPS and then when you were first applying with MDPD. You were so excited to work for the county. Then shortly after you were hired, you once again became a Detective. The day you were shot changed my life in so many ways and made me realize what was truly important in life. I saw your wife at the St. Michael's Feast about a year ago and I was FINALLY able to tell her how sorry I was for her loss and what an amazing husband and father I thought you were. Without a doubt you are in heaven my brother in blue. I know you watch over all of us. God bless your family! Till we meet again...

August 15, 2009

Still today you are are not forgotten. Know that you will live in memory of all your fellow officers.

Friend of Law Enforcement
Retired, MDPD
April 4, 2009

when I heard there was 4 officers down I couldn't believe it... then when I heard one was killed I was in disbelief it was a horrible day. you will forever be remembered.

police explorer munoz
south miami police
March 27, 2009


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