Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Roger Castillo

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Reflections for Detective Roger Castillo

On Saturday 1-20-2018, I lit two candles, one for officer Castillo, and his partner officer Haworth, I said a prayer for both and cried a few tears for both. I remember during their wake on that chilly Sunday night, that I kneeled in front of his Mom and said to her (Lo siento muchisimo, no todos somos malo, being black and Hispanic, I felt a need to apologized for the actions of an evil one, she smiled, held my hand and said to me Gracias.. I walked away in tears, but with the assurance that she held no hate in her heart, and as the consoling words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. still resound, judge me by the content of my character and not the color of my skin. Thank You..

Fed. Sec. Ofcr. (ret) Rodolfo Paula

January 22, 2018

Remembering Ro and Amanda. RIP.

Sgt. Bob Sisley, Retired
Miami-Dade Police Department

January 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 20, 2018

Rest in peace my brother on this your 7th year. Bless your loving family always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 20, 2018

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 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

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