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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


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

Roger, This doesn't get any easier. Every year I attend the Memorial at Tropical Park along with my husband (Disabled) Captain from the Hialeah Police Department. I spoke briefly to Debbie and saw your son's at their mom's side. Debbie is such a trooper she smiles and greets the colleagues that I am sure you and she knew together but I could see that she is so trying to stay strong for them and herself. She is to put it mildly an amazing woman and Police officer. Being a LEO wife for many years I have also experienced the loss of many friends and co workers. you were taken much too soon Roger I believe that you are looking down on her and the boys and thinking GREAT JOB as she reflects back on your lives together be sure of one thing. SHe misses you and loves you with all her hear and soul. RIP Roger We will meet again in the Kingdom of GOD

Lea Ann Weatherford
wife LEO Disabled Bruce Weatherford
May 14, 2014

Three years without you feels like an eternity. Love you forever and a day.

Your wife,

Ofc. Debbie Castillo
Miami-Dade PD
February 11, 2014

Remembering all the good times we had riding together and working on the same squad. Today on the 3rd anniversary of the tragic event that took you away from us, I still think sometimes that it was just a nightmare. myself and my family remember you and Debbie and the Kids constantly and are always thinking of you guys and always pray that your family stays tough! And remember that you were an excellant father, Husband, Friend And one hell of a good cop. Never forget you Roger !

Retired officer Albert W. Fernandez
Miami Dade Police Dept
January 20, 2014

Went through HQ thursday and immediately thought of you and the times in Carol City. My thoughts and prayers to Debbie and the kids.

Retired Police Officer Gregory Kral
Miami-Dade Police Department
November 16, 2013

I came across your name and that of your partner and wanted to visit your page and leave a message. Thank youf or your dedicated service to others and to law enforcement. I have no magic words to offer to help those that love your dearly and have to live with the broken hearts that may never heal. Continue to watch over them, wrap your wings around them and help protect them and ease their grief. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
September 26, 2013

As I'm sitting here today reading posts from family and friends of other officers that have also died in the line of duty, one thing is clear. The boys were so fortunate to have had you in their lives 15, 12 and 9 years. Some kids never got to meet their dads and know them only through stories and pictures. You left such a mark on them and I am forever grateful to have met and married such a wonderful man and father to my boys. I've been "strong" as people say but, deep down I am and will always be devastated by your sudden departure from this world. I know that I have to live my life and I do so with a heavy heart. I miss my normal life and family but I have to adjust to this "new normal" as everyone calls it. I know that if you could communicate with me right now, you'd say "I'm so proud of my wife". Everything I've done until now has been knowing that I'd have your blessing. Every new event that happens, you are the first person that comes to mind....Anthony with his first girlfriend right after you passed, his ring ceremony, getting his drivers license, his first car and now becoming a senior. Mikey also having his first girlfriend right after you passed, going into high school, playing basketball, getting much taller than you and me (which is not hard :)) soon getting his learner's permit. Bryan being a little version of you, loving as always but a handful, almost my height, going into middle school, playing basketball. So many new events and you are present in our hearts and minds everytime we have one. So many more memories to make without you. It hurts. I really believe that my dad gave you my message when he met you in heaven. We miss you now, always and forever.

Your wife and soulmate
July 4, 2013

remembering all the fun times we had riding together as partners, the jokes,the teasing and making fun of each other,the ventrilaquist act you would do with the defendants.very fond memories of our time as partners.We did our jobs,But you would make it a fun day! I miss your calls of Oye whats going on in the bureau. After you transferred to warrants. I miss you alot and constantly think of you and debbie. take care my friend. Al

retired officer Albert W. Fernandez
Miami Dade police Officer (retired)
February 10, 2013

HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero, continue to rest in peace Detective Castillo.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
January 20, 2013


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