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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

 

God bless your family and your life's dedication to the hardest job on earth...To protect and to Serve. It is with honor that you served, and it is in honor of your memory, that we honor your life. God bless your family.

Private citizen
January 1, 2008

Ofc. Somohano,

I am a private citizen who never had the honor, privilage of knowing you. Nonetheless, your departure has made a real impact on my life. I am an aspiring police recruit and I cant help but think about how brave, selfless, and committed a police officer you were. By reading the preceeding reflections, and hearing the word around town, one thing is crystal clear: You are were a person of enourmous character and contribution and you will be so missed forever. Rejoice in all the virtues of an eternity in heaven.

Private Citizen
December 28, 2007

It has been almost 2 months since his passing and I still wait for his phone call. One of my last conversation with him was a few days prior and he asked me if I was still sick. He said stop eating crap and take vitamins. I still can't believe he is in Heaven. This whole drama has not settled in yet, deep inside I know I will never be able to hug him like I did in August 2007 during my last visit with him. Unfortunately, I distanced myself when I joined the Army. I hope he knew why, yet there isn't a day that I wish I never did. My tears are dry now and my heart is attempting to heal, yet I still feel the void of my big borther gone, but never forgotten. He loved his job, no his passion. He never saw his job as a job, but as his life. I am extremely proud of him and I too wait for the day when he greets me in heaven with our old dog Duke. Pepito you will always be remember. I am sorry for eveything and I will strive to be at least half the man you are. I love man.

Hubert Somohano
Brother
November 10, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Jose Somohano, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Jose, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Jose's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jose's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jose will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Somohano, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)
November 3, 2007

Rest in peace.

P.A. Wingar Dupont
Irvington P.D/NJ
November 2, 2007

I can't explain how his death affected my live. I feel really sad. I was there where he was killed 1 hour after the incident and I was there in his funeral services. I made many projects about him and how dangerous a police work can be, but if you email me now at [email protected] u'll get a surprise. God bless his family. Please, Be careful and take care how u're carring out your assigment and duties. Have a nice Day.

Yaimary P
Criminal Justice Student
October 26, 2007

This past month when one of our own was shot and killed.
i was ashamed of what some people do to try and get away with stuff. so thats why today we work harder and harder to make miami dade county a safer experience...

Explorer Henrry Gomez
Hammocks Police Station
October 23, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer
October 15, 2007

Jose will be missed greatly. He was a great person with a big heart. Jose was my DT partner in the academy and from the begining anyone could tell that he was very driven and passionate about being a police officer. Any one who knew Jose could tell from first glance that he was going to be a great cop which he made very evident as he progressed his career. I remember going home with many a bruise and pain from having him as a partner but I thank god he was, he taught me more than I would have ever learned from anyone else. Thank you Jose, you and your family will be in my heart forever.

officer Melissa Nair
Miami Beach PD
October 13, 2007

Honor Them As Heros, Love Them As Brothers........this phrase is very true. everytime an officer is lost in the line of duty we honor them as heros. but we ALL love them as brothers. i went to your memorial and its was incredible the part that really got me and i believe everyone was when the dispatcher went on the radio and said your information and then took you out of service (09 / 06). god bless you and your family.

Explorer LT R.Munoz
South Miami Police Explorers
October 10, 2007

Rest in Peace,Brother. To all the officers of the Miami-Dade Police Department,please accept my condolences.


Sgt.B.R.Sexton
Okla.Dept.of Corrections


October 7, 2007

Officer Somohano, I never had the pleasure of knowing you and yet, I've mourned your death for 3 weeks today. I've cried over your death many times and it has hurt me more than I ever thought a stranger's death could. And yet, you are no stranger. My husband is a police officer too, and because of it, we are all part of the law enforcement family.

I went to your memorial and had the heartbreak of being within clear view of your lovely family the entire time. I watched your young son acting strong so that your wife could cry on his shoulder, and worst of all, I watched your little girl sob when her Daddy's picture came up on the big screen. I HAVE NEVER seen anything sadder.

My heart goes out to you and your family. I know you miss hugging them and they miss you more than words can say I'm sure. I pray that God gives them the strength to get through this terrible time.

God bless you, may you rest in peace.

Police Officer's Wife
City of Miami Police
October 4, 2007

Thanks for doing what you love to do!

Your courage and determination is an example to be followed by all of us---

Please watch out for us from above

OPD Officers
Orlando Police Department
October 4, 2007

Rest in peace Jose. May your family find the strength to make it through this difficult time.

Secretary
Miami-Dade Police Department
October 1, 2007

MAY THE LORD PROTECT YOU AS YOU PROTECTED US. MAY THE LORD WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY AS YOU WATCHED OVER OURS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE SIR FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. GOD BLESS YOU


September 30, 2007

Officer Somohano, rest in peace. May God send angels to watch over your lovely wife and children.

Wilson Family-Citizen
September 26, 2007

As all warriors of peace that have served well on earth, we know that you are in Heaven watching over your fellow brothers and sisters. God bless you and your family.

Lt. Alex Diaz de Villegas
Miami-Dade Police
September 26, 2007

Rest in peace brother,God Bless your Family.

Deputy T Pena
Brazoria County Sheriff's Office (Tx)
September 25, 2007

Jose,

It has been almost a week since we lost you; it has been the hardest week of my career. You will always be remembered as an excellent, hardworking cop, family man, and an irreplaceable brother. You were a member of one of the first squads (1300) assigned to me in early 2004, I remember you as a smiling, dedicated employee. You were someone that could be counted on to lead the squad month after month, one that demonstrated incredible potential. You, above all, were a good friend, who could be counted on as such. It is rare to find a person who has such work ethic and such dedication to his peers. You came to me recently asking for leave for a family illness, and I told you not to be embarrassed in asking because family always comes first. You smiled because you knew this fact to be evident.

That sad day in September will never be forgotten. On that day we said goodbye to you. Your sacrifice brought all of law enforcement and the community together, we celebrated your life, and we felt incredible sorrow as we mourned our collective loss. You will not be forgotten.

You touched the hearts of the people that knew you. I know that you are in heaven patrolling and waiting for the rest of us to join you. Your family will always be our family, and my prayers are with them. Rest in peace, brother!!!

Miguel

Sergeant Miguel Maldonado
Metro Dade Police Department/Cutler Ridge District
September 25, 2007

Officer Somohano,
Many agencies work togther as one to target a certain task. Whether it's a gang problem, burgalry detail, robbery, etc. A lot of hard work is put into that particuler detail. You were doing what we (officers) enjoy doing day in and day out. KEEPING MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SAFE. Unfortunatley, your job was interrupted, and you were taken from us. On 09/13/2007 WE came together as ONE, for a very important detail. To make sure no one else gets hurt. I'm sure you were up above during the searches, singing "Bad Boys, Bad Boys. Whatcha you gonna when they come for you." MIAMI-DADE S.R.T. brought the detail to an end. As police officers we laugh together, we cry togther, but we never let each other go. God Bless your wife, your children and you. We will all meet again someday. R.I.P. brother.

K-9 Offcier
Homestead Police Department
September 25, 2007

Officer Somohano,
Many agencies work togther as one to target a certain task. Whether it's a gang problem, burgalry detail, robbery, etc. A lot of hard work is put into that particuler detail. You were doing what we (officers) enjoy doing day in and day out. KEEPING MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SAFE. Unfortunatley, your job was interrupted, and you were taken from us. On 09/13/2007 WE came together as ONE, for a very important detail. To make sure no one else gets hurt. I'm sure you were up above during the searches, singing "Bad Boys, Bad Boys. Whatcha you gonna when they come for you." MIAMI-DADE S.R.T. brought the detail to an end. As police officers we laugh together, we cry togther, but we never let each other go. God Bless your wife, your children and you. We will all meet again someday. R.I.P. brother.

K-9 Offcier
Homestead Police Department
September 25, 2007

Jose,
Words can't express how I really feel. Our station will never be the same, it's a very sad place to work right now. I hope after time that will change.....

They say time heals all wounds....I'm not so sure that our station will get through this, it's so tragic and the pain we all feel can not be described.

You brought light into my day whenever I saw you, always with a smile on your face, such a friendly, respectful guy.

You are truly missed, loved and respected.

PRS Grace Boyd
MDPD Cutler Ridge Station
September 25, 2007

I did not know you but I might have seen during my tenure with MDPD, and yet I feel such deep sorrow for you and your family. I pray for your family, and I hope they take some comfort that you were truly respected by your fellow officers. Rest in Peace knowing that MDPD officers and detectives worked countless hours to find your killer. Your family will be taken care of because now they have an angel in heaven looking out for them.

Liz Alvarez
MDPD-Retired
September 25, 2007

may the spirit of christ comfort you and strengthen you in this time of grief.GOD BLESS YOU .

PSO MOISES RIVERA
SCDMH PUBLIC SAFETY SC
September 24, 2007

May you rest in peace knowing that your brothers and sisters in law enforcement will be taking care of your family. They are not alone in their time of anguish. Your family is now our family.

Domingo Montoute-Howard
MDPD Retired
September 24, 2007

 
 

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