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

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

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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

Hard to believe we are going on 2 years next week. Not being able to talk to you or hold you. Thank you for the beautiful dream last night...your message was received. The boys and I love you and miss you forever and ever. Keep us safe honey, till we see each other again. XOXO!

Det. Debbie Castillo

January 14, 2013

I miss you so very much....

Your wife xoxo!

November 21, 2012

So many things have happened since you left to heaven. The boys are growing up so much. We really did a great job with them. I'm sure you are looking down from heaven with a smile. Miss you babe. Think of you everyday. Moving forward as you would have wanted me too but keeping you in my heart and soul forever and ever.

I love you forever!
Your soul mate and wife <3

October 5, 2012

It was an honor and a pleasure working with you in central. Debbie and the kids are in my thoughts. God bless.

Rachael Jezierski - Retired

August 20, 2012

Happy fathers day roger! Your three boys could not wish for a better father! Never forget you,Al

retired officer Albert W. Fernandez
Miami Dade police dept

June 17, 2012

Today I ran in memory of Roger Castillo in the National Police Week Memorial 5K in DC. It was even more special because my husband ran in memory of Detective Castillo's partner Amanda Haworth. It was a special opportunity to run in honor of such an accomplished hero who ended his watch far too soon.

MAJ Amanda Groth
U.S. Army (active)

May 12, 2012

Thank you for all you have done. You will never be forgotten. May god be with your family. RIP.


May 5, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Castillo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

A hero may fall but shall never be forgotten, RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

Today is a sad day. However, I will never be able to think of you without being reminded of the wit and humor you displayed in NW (Sta. 1). Also remembered will be your selfless heroism, that will serve to steel the resolve of your brethren in the law enforcement community. My heart and prayers go out to your family and friends. God bless you and may you rest in peace, brother.

(Retired)Police Officer Gregory Kral
Miami-Dade Police Dept. FL

January 20, 2012

Today marks the one year anniversary of you being taken away from us, Not one day goes by that we dont think of you,whether in a sad way or laughing at one of your stunts!We miss you so much! I now realize what a privilege it was to work with you and to have you and Debbie as our friends. My family and I will never forget you and your family,and will keep you in our prayers, Love you my brother. Al Fernandez

Albert W. Fernandez
Miami Dade police Officer (retired)

January 20, 2012

My heart and prayers are with Mrs. Castillo and the boys of this hero as they face your EOW. May God be with each of them as they continue to have heavy hearts. We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. It is true that HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero..

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


January 20, 2012

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