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Detective Roger Castillo | Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida


Roger Castillo

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, January 20, 2011
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Reflections for Detective Roger Castillo


Thinking about you and remembering all the great times. " El Gato Volador" We hold you very dear in our hearts my friend and will never forget you, Albert

officer Albert Fernandez (Retired)
July 12, 2017

A COP an Man

MIAMI DADE PD Former squad member
January 23, 2017

Imagine if I was given one moment just a single slice of my past.
I could hold it close to me forever and that moment would last forever.

I'd put the moment in a safe place within my hearts abode.
I could open it when I wanted and only I would know the code.

I could chose a time of laughing and a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me through everything I've done.

I sat and thought about what moment would always make me smile,
One that would always push me to walk that extra mile.

If I'm feeling sad and low if I'm struggling with what to do,
I can go and open my little safe and watch my moment through.

For me to only pick one moment, to cherish, save and keep,
Is proving really difficult....as I've gathered up a heap!

I'm building my own little library embedded within my heart,
For all the moments spent with you before you had to part.

I can open it up whenever I like....pick a moment and watch it through,
My library is my promise I'll NEVER forget You!!!

This is a little prayer and poem that I wrote for you, as I befriended both you and Roger. I often pray and think of you,
Pray God will see you through...

Love always your friend,

Lillian Boone

Miami Dade Police Department
January 21, 2017

You will never be forgotten. R.I.P.

Officer Lymarie Zayas (Aponte)
Miami-Dade Police Department
January 20, 2017

Roger, just to let you know we'll never forget you, my brother. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace.

Luis Perez ( Retired)
Miami-Dade Police Dept.
January 20, 2017

Missing you every day of my life.

Debbie Castillo
Your wife and soulmate
December 28, 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

Hey Roger, Just thinking about you buddy. you are always in our minds and prayers as well as your family. spoke to Debbie a couple of months ago . Do me a favor papo take care of my Dad while your up there. we love you brother Al

Officer Albert W. Fernandez (retired)
Miami Dade Police Dept
July 11, 2016

Another year marking the date you left us, and We miss you like if it were yesterday. I still remember your jokes and your antics and sometimes i'll just laugh by myself remembering things you would do. I sometimes wish you would have stayed on our squad and maybe things would be different. Its amazing how we take our friends for granted. Because of you i learned to love life and live every moment to the fullest. and to tell your family and friends you love them while you still have them. I thank God for having you and Debbie as my partners and as my friends. I miss you buddy and will never forget you. Love you and Debbie always

Albert W. Fernandez
Retired MDPD
February 8, 2016

Thank you Brooke, that was so beautiful. Those days are such a blur. Some things I remember and some things I have to be reminded of . I've been told it's a way of our minds protecting ourselves from such deep pain. Reading this give me peace. I'm sure we've met before but I would hate for you to be around me one day and me not acknowledge you as Beooke. I'm pretty absent minded lately so please don't leave without saying hi and saying "I'm Brooke"! Thank you so much for being by his side. He was an amazing man, husband, son, father, friend etc... The list is endless. Thank you for your words. Although your words are not nearly as beautiful as your heart. Xoxo!

January 25, 2016

I sat with Roger the entire day of his wake. I was his assigned guardian officer that day. I was there to protect him. As I sat there looking at him all day, I cried for him. I cried for his wife and children. I prayed for him, and I prayed for his family to endure a strength I knew I did not have. I had never met him in life but learned so much from him after his passing. And I thank him for that. I never left his side that entire day. I remember as we went downstairs with him, I remember feeling the anxiety of his wife and children coming. I had no words to make any of them feel better or make the pain stop. I could not concieve of anything worse. When his wife and children walked into the building, I took a deep breath. At that point I could feel how much he was loved and how important he was and it gave me peace. He mattered and his life mattered. I know how greatly he is missed and I also know how proud of his wife and kids he would be. I hope you rest in eternal peace and continue to look after your fellow officers, your wife and boys. May God bless you all.
~Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God Matthew 5:9~~

Brooke Gonzalez, Officer
Miami-Dade Police Department
January 22, 2016



Ret. TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga State Patrol
January 21, 2016

"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure" Continue to rest in peace my love.

January 21, 2016

Rest in Peace Detective Roger Castillo. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderer. Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX
January 20, 2016


Civilian Barbara Bain
January 20, 2016

No matter how much time passes...

Jim Loftus
Miami-Dade Police Department (ret.)
January 20, 2016

You are remembered.

December 26, 2015

Thank you to all that have left messages recent and throughout the years. I may not respond to each one individually but, please know they are being read and greatly appreciated.

Debbie (wife)
October 19, 2015

Going on five years since you've been gone and missing you as always. Sometimes I still can't believe this happened. The boys are becoming men and it hurts so much that you are not here with us to go through all the changes, from boyhood to manhood. What keeps me going is believing that we will all be together one day again. I can't imagine never seeing you again. You will always be in my heart and very soul. Loving you forever....

Your wife and best friend.
September 23, 2015

Roger, you are always on our minds. My family always remembers your smile and laughter. I keep in touch with Debbie and see how the kids have grown! You would be proud . On days like this i miss you very much and wish i could pick up the phone and talk to you. I could always count on you to make me laugh when i was having a bad day.Now reflecting back on my career i see how good our squad was and realize you were a big reason for it. myself and my family will never forget you my friend. rest in peace.

Albert W. Fernandez
Retired MDPD
June 24, 2015

Miss and love you Roger my friend. I will always stay in touch with Anthony.

Arthur Adler
May 10, 2015

Badge#55 Sgt. BPD Explorers

Thank you! I am Debbie Castillo's first cousin and the family appreciates your reflection. Roger was definitely someone to pattern our lives against! We have a hole in the family for sure. Tomorrow marks 3 years since he was taken from us. Thank you!

Mari Cou-Martin
Debbie Castillo's cousing
January 19, 2015

Badge#55 Sgt. BPD Explorers

Mari Cou-Martin
Debbie Castillo's cousing
January 19, 2015

I come back to this memorial often to see if any recent reflections have been posted; no surprise that every time I see one that your wife, Debbie left, I am brought to tears. She writes beautifully, and with such raw emotion. You can feel her hurt and you know how deeply and just how much she misses you.

I didn't know you personally, in-fact, I don't even live in Florida. But I remember first hearing about you from HBTB documentary, and ever since then, it's not rare that I think about you; or Amanda. And especially not rare that I think of both of your families; and say a prayer.

You are not forgotten, and Debbie, if you're reading this... Remember you are never, ever alone.

Una Stamus forever, and Merry Christmas.

Badge#55 Sgt. BPD Explorers
December 25, 2014

Last night in North Miami Beach, Florida, there was a memorial for a Rabbi killed August 9, 2014, Major Plascencia who runs the Intercoastal District was there. Her husband, Det. Oscar Plascencia, killed the man who took your life and your partner, Detective Haworth. Rest in peace Detective Castillo. Your valor, commitment and honor won't be forgotten. Hope your wife and family are doing well.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
September 10, 2014


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