Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Rolando Alberto Tirado

Buckeye Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, May 1, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Rolando Alberto Tirado

Hey bro it’s been awhile since I wrote anything but I think about you daily. I know for a fact that you watch over me and my family from heaven above. I will always miss you but will never forget the time we had together. I’ve since moved back home and have met up with Greg to talk shit about you! We all miss and love you. I always considered you family. Friendship does not describe what you meant to me. I know when the time comes and God calls me back I will connect with you. Thank you for watching over me like you did when you were here. The Durante’s love and miss you brother. E

Eric
DEA

May 1, 2019

Brother T,

Today is a rough day for all of us who had the honor of knowing you. I think about you often and pray for your family and friends that miss and love you! I will give Eric a call later today and I am sure that we will have a few things to say about you and how we miss your trash talk. I love you and miss you brother!!!

Sgt. Greg Welch
Surprise PD

May 1, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 20, 2018

Semper Fi Brother. Rest In Peace.

SDS Mark McCormack
NYPD Retired

May 1, 2018

Rolondo Tirado
The HODGES FAMILY Love YOU & Celebrate YOU.
God has a bad-ass BODY guard
Tom Hodges
7720 AZ DEPT OF CORRECTIONS
USANG 1986-92 03-04

CO II
Father of 3 of his beloved students

May 1, 2018

Hey Bro,

Just thinking about you today on the anniversary of your passing. A couple of months ago my wife found a picture of you and it brought back a number of emotions and many good memories. Thank you for being my friend and watching over each of us from heaven above. You are loved and missed my friend! RIPHERO

Love ya bro!

Sgt. Greg Welch
Surprise Police Department

May 1, 2018

Heaven has received to many angels, but Roland between you and Mike I'm sure Heaven is a much better place.... we all LOVE AND MISS YOU DEARLY!!!! Love always
Jessica HALEY!!!!!

Jessica
Friend

May 3, 2017

Brother T,

I can't help but think of you on this day and reflect on the many good times that we had. It has been 6 years since that tragic day and I think about you often. You were a great friend and we all miss you very much. RIP HERO!!!

Love ya bro!!!!

Sgt. Greg Welch
Surprise PD

May 1, 2017

Hey Bro,

Yesterday was 5 years and I was thinking about you. Eric moved back recently and I told him that we needed to go have a beer in your honor. You were a great friend and we miss you. You are always in our thoughts and your family is always in our prayers.

Love ya bro!!!!

Sgt. Greg Welch
Surprise PD

May 2, 2016

Hey Brother! I was thinking of you just the other day. I remember when I had to ride with you because a certain sergeant thought that you should ride with an FTO for a while since you were in the SRO program for so long and were filling a beat during the summer months. You were a great officer, and I had a blast working with you and I miss your humor.

I see your badge number on a daily basis and talk about you all the time. I remember how bad a shot you were and how you worked on it so with the team guys until you were just a good a shot as anyone else on the team. I work up in Washington now and use your story all the time at the range....your missed so much.

Love ya bro!

Officer Bigler
Kent Police Department

December 26, 2015

Brother "T",

I cant believe that it has been a little over 4 years since you passed. I think about you often and know in my heart that you are in a better place watching over each of us. I look forward to the day when we meet again. RIP HERO!!!!!

Sgt. Greg Welch
Surprise PD

May 4, 2015

Rolando,
I remember working with you at The El Grand Mercado where this happened and I shall never forget you or how this happened, because today is also my 21st wedding anniversary brother. I was working for the Gila County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force at the time and was woke up by one of our Deputies that made the schedule for the Mercado informing me of your death at 0 dark thirty in the morning. My God Bless and keep you and bless your family that was left behind. May Saint Michael watch over the rest of us. Amen

Police Officer
Kearny Arizona Police Department

May 1, 2015

Tirado,

I was reflecting today about what happened that night and getting that call. My heart is heavy in this political chaos as someone else has lost a husband, father, friend, and son doing what he did best, protecting others. I pray you welcome him with comfort as he transitions into his new path with his Fallen Brothers.

Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. <3

1080

August 7, 2014

Brother "T",

This day weighs heavy on many hearts and is tough for all of us. I think about you often and the times that we got to spend together. I know that you, Eric and I will meet up again at some point and the smack talk will be on!!! Miss you bro.... RIP HERO!!!

Sgt. Greg Welch
Surprise PD

May 1, 2014

Officer Tirado,

Your bravery and ultimate sacrifice in keeping this community safer will not be forgotten.

Respectfully,

Commander R. Bayne #559
Scottsdale PD

December 13, 2013

Hey bro it has been 2 years since we lost you and I think about you often. I know you are in a better place and I look forward to meeting up with you later. Lord knows you will have plenty to say!!!! I am going to call Big D today and I am sure we will have plenty of stories to tell from when we were all on the streets together. Miss you and love you bro!!!! RIP HERO!!!!

Sgt. Greg Welch
Surprise PD

May 1, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 30, 2013

Rolando,

I was thinking about you the other day. I miss you everyday I suit up. I carry you in my heart. I charish the gift of having the honor to know and serve with you every day.

Master Officer Jason Washburn
Surprise PD

November 23, 2012

Brother "T",

Its been a year since we lost you and we miss you everyday!!! I know you are watching over all of us and protecting us from the evil's of this world. I look forward to the day when we all meet again!!! Lord knows you will have some smart comment for each and every one of us!!! Love you bro....RIP HERO!!!

Sgt. Greg Welch
Surprise PD

May 8, 2012

RIP Officer Tirado, I know it has been a year but you are still deeply missed.

Anonymous.

May 1, 2012

Thanks for your services.

David

February 22, 2012

RIP Sir, A Hero shall never be forgotten

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

February 17, 2012

he use to work at my school i was pretty close to him never got introuble with him

micaela souza
student at his job

February 9, 2012

To the family and friends of Officer Rolando Tirado, his fellow officers, and most especially to Rolando:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and to your country as a Marine. My son was also your brother in green so I must bid you semper fi. You will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Rolando was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Rolando's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

Yesterday was your family's first Christmas without you and we are also approaching your eow anniversary date. They are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service Rolando gave to his community and the citizens of Arizona, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 1, 2011

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 26, 2011

It is a bruise that never heals Tirado. The days at Youngker High School arent the same since you left. Everyday we just have memories of you walking around campus or breaking up fights. its even more sad to lose somebody that you've known since you moved to buckeye. I want to thank you for everything you have done and all the lectures throughout the years. We love and miss you.. Class of 2012

Sergio Coronel

November 22, 2011

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