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Police Officer Alex Del Rio | Hollywood Police Department, Florida Hollywood Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Alex Del Rio

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Reflections for Police Officer Alex Del Rio

 

Alex you were one of the best that I've ever been privileged to know. You always had a smile on your face and a joke to tell. I can't believe that you were taken from us so soon. I was remembering when you used to call me bored out of your mind on your off nights, not knowing what you wanted to do so you would call me to go get coffee together. I just talked to you a few weeks ago. It’s been hard keeping in touch with me livin so far away. I always loved getting calls from you since I moved. We always had the greatest conversations. And no matter how horrible my day was you could always make me laugh. Who’s gonna make me laugh now? I miss you so much already. I miss your face! I miss your smile! I miss your great sense of humor and your love of practical jokes! I miss how you could always bring me out of the funk of a bad day even in the shortness of a 5 min phone call! And I can’t help but think of the fact that the next time I come home to visit Hollywood that I won’t be able to call your cell and hear you say, “Hey stranger, where you been hiding…wanna go get some coffee or something and catch up?” I know you would kick my butt for all the cryin I've been doing the last few days I just can't help it. I can’t believe you’re gone. Now who am I gonna have coffee with…I can’t even get Osio to pick up the phone half the time! Ha ha ha I can just see you laughin with that one. I don't know what I’m gonna do without you. You will truly be missed! Love ya Alex.

CT2 Patricia Palmer
Friend
November 26, 2008

Alex,

The right words don't come easy for me. Going to your viewing today was not easy. I was always taught that tough things become easy after a while. Well..... they don't.
I wish none of this was real but it is. Just know that you will not be forgotten.
My thoughts are with you and your family.

See you again one day brother.

Brian Dodge
Fort Lauderdale PD
November 26, 2008

Another sad day in law enforcement. Officer Del Rio, God bless you and your family. You will not be forgotten. God bless all of our fallen officers and their families.

Sgt. W. Farraj
Miami-Dade Police Dept.
November 26, 2008

Thank you, Officer del Rio, for your service to the people of Florida and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, HERO!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas
civilian

Janice Brown
civilian
November 26, 2008

God Bless you.

Rick F.
Ret. Co
November 26, 2008

Words can not express the loss of a true hero,our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department.

Rhonda Hembd
Surviving Sister
6/17/04
Heroes Live Forever

Rhonda Hembd
November 25, 2008

Everytime I saw Alex Del Rio he had a smile on his face. He was a great officer and showed great morale for his co-workers and people related to police work. He will truely be missed. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers Alex, and never forgotten. You are a hero.

Rest in Peace..

Explorer Sergeant JoAnna Richards
Hollywood Police
November 25, 2008

Thank you Alex for your many great years of service to Florida and this Country!! You are a true hero enforcing and upholding the laws of your State and Country!!! God Bless you and your entire family and may you RIP and watch over your brother and sisters!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! AND YOUR SERVICE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!!

SA
FBI

SA
FBI
November 25, 2008

No one ever knows were danger lurks in law enforcement. You gave your all on that tragic day. You will never be forgotten. May God watch over you and your family.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
November 25, 2008

You will be truely missed by everyone. You were a great officer. rest in peace alex and you will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous
November 25, 2008

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THANK YOU OFFICER DEL RIO

DET. CHARLES FREITAG
NYPD 23 PCT. DET. SQD.
November 25, 2008

A great man made the ultimaie sacrifice in service and protection. Alex gave his life doing what he loved. He always had a smile on his face, and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. This was a horrible tradgedy that happened to a great guy. Alex will be missed by all. It was a priveledge to serve with him. Rest in Peace Brother, Rest in Peace.

Officer Joe Pendergrast #2671
Hollywood Police Department
November 25, 2008

God Bless. You will always be remembered from the officers before you to the ones after. Godspeed. We will say a prayer for an officer 10-7. Jim.

Retired officer James A. Brown Sr
Lake Worth P.D.
November 25, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND PROTECTION. YOU ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE A HERO. GOB BLESS AND GODSPEED.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN
November 25, 2008

God bless you my brother. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I pray for your family during these difficult times. I will give thanks to your sense of duty and honor this holiday season.

Lt. K. Wilson
Portsmouth PD
November 25, 2008

REST IN PEACE.

OFC PATRICK KENNY
WEST MELBOURNE PD
November 25, 2008

Rest in Peace Sir, GODSPEED and watch over us as we continue on.

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Dept. NH
November 25, 2008

Police Officer Alex Del Rio,

None of us know when we go to work and put on the uniform if it will be our last tour-of-duty. Each of us simply dons our equipment and begins our shift. What happens next unfolds in a series of adventures accompanied by an assortment of risks. Suddenly we are callled to make a decision. To chase or not to chase. To shoot or not to shoot. The average working person does not make such decisions this vital in their lifetime, if at all. We do. When the worst happens it will be second-guessed by many. It doesn't matter. It simply does not count. As law officers we make decisions and live by them. Sometimes we die by them. Alex Del Rio made the same call many have done and will continue to do. He died not because of any mistake. He died because he was a cop who did not hesitate to to his job. He died doing his job. This alone makes him a hero among heros. To those he was close to we have not the words that can soothe. We have not the words that can bring understanding. And we have no answer to the question..why? We can only stand silent while each of you, in your own way, honor him as a husband, a son, a father, a relative, or a friend.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police
November 25, 2008

Rest in Peace Alex <3

Rocio
November 25, 2008

Rest in peace brother...you are a true Hero to all those who know you.
You will never be forgotten, and the Lord will open Heavens Gates to you....

Deputy TLE
Berks County Sheriffs Dept
November 25, 2008

As an extended member of our Sweetwater Police Department Family (Officer Del Rio is nephew to SWPD K-9 Officer Saul Fernandez). We feel a tremendous loss and emptiness and there are no words or actions that can diminish this. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Officer Del Rio - but as an extension of SWPD K9 Officer Fernandez I may say that a wonderful young man has again been taken way too soon..Blessings and Godspeed Officer Del Rio, Thank you for your service.

Mercy Marticorena - Administration
Sweetwater Police Department- Miami-Florida
November 25, 2008

Officer Del Rio, Thank you Sir for your service to your community and country! You will never be forgotten brother! Rest In Peace. We'll take it from here.

Officer D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)
November 25, 2008

Rest in peace my brother. My condolences to the Del Rio and HPD family. God Bless!

Deputy Jesus Manresa
Broward County SO
November 25, 2008

Rest in peace Officer Del Rio, you will not be forgotten

Ptlm Michael Kane
Boston police
November 25, 2008

Officer Del Rio, I know I have never met you, but I am no less sadden by your passing. Thanks for doing a great job in your community. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department
November 25, 2008

 
 

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