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Police Officer Jose Torres | Westfield Police Department, Massachusetts Westfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer

Jose Torres

Westfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Reflections for Police Officer Jose Torres

 

RIP brother Jose.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers or friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept
July 26, 2012

Rest in Peace Jose. In the short time that we worked together you always had a smile on your face and happy to help others. Your Family and fellow officers are in my thoughts and prayers.

Former Officer Joe Accetta
Westfield Ma Police Dept
July 26, 2012

Jose I worked with you for 15 years and you always had a smile on your face would do anything for your brother and sisters at the department and the best most dedicated father and husband. i cant believe you are gone, but i know you will be watching over us all. Words cant convey the impact you had on many lives. RIP Brother.

Patrolman
Westfield PD (MA)
July 26, 2012

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF OFFICER TORRES. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH THE LOVE AND PEACE OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST. OFFICER TORRES, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
July 26, 2012

Rest in peace brother, your tour of duty here is done. Thank you for the many years of service to your department and community. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Torres in this time of tragic loss.

Deputy Sheriff Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept
July 26, 2012

Heroes live forever,prayers to family and friends

BLR
Team Texas
July 26, 2012

For Officer Jose Torres:

Our duty as law officers entails handling all types of incidents, and least we ever forget that we work on one of the most dangerous of battlefields - a U.S. highway. We regret that our brother Jose would be the next law officer to lose his life while working in traffic.

We pray for Jose's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in time of need.

We are proud render Officer Jose Torres, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police
July 26, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
July 26, 2012

Rest well my brother, for your sacrifice was not in vain. As you take the watch in heaven we'll take it down here. May God grant peace and comfort to his family both physical and law enforcement.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
JCSO, Chaplain Fairview VFD
July 26, 2012

Officer Torres, may you rest in peace forever and always. As a fellow brother in blue you shall not be forgotten. Carry on, RIP.

Officer M. Kutz
West Springfield Special Police
July 26, 2012

Officer Torres:
Thank you for your many years of service and dedication to the community. Your contributions will never been forgotten. Your family, friends, and fellow officers are in my prayers.

Karen
Wife of Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff (California)
July 26, 2012

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)
July 26, 2012

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
July 26, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE IL POLICE DEPARTMENT
July 26, 2012

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office
July 26, 2012

Our condolences go out to your family and your Department. Rest in Peace, Brother. You will be missed.

Det Greg Pratt/ Honor Guard
Beaumont Police Dept Beaumont, Tx
July 26, 2012

Sorry to hear about your lose. Thank you for you service and bravery. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Godspeed my brother....

Reserve Deputy-Worcester MA-Mike B
Worcester County Deputy Sheriff-WCDSA
July 26, 2012

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas
July 26, 2012

Rest In Peace Officer Jose Torres. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and the Westfield PoliceDepartment.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, Military Police, Trafic & Escort Unit
July 26, 2012

IN HONORE CASORUM

Gone, but not forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and colleagues.
Continue to keep watch over us.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department
July 26, 2012

Thank you Officer Torres for your bravery and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in Westfield, MA. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!!

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon
July 26, 2012

Rest in Peace Officer Torres. Thank you for your service. May the Lord watch over your family and the members of the Westfield Police Department.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department
July 26, 2012

Rest in Peace Sir.............................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Police Dept. Tx.
July 26, 2012

GOD BLESS OFFICER TORRES, HIS FAMILY AND HIS DEPARTMENT.

DEPUTY ALAN W. MOFFETT 436
RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE (AUGUSTA GA)
July 26, 2012

May God hold your family and friends in His care during this time of grief.

Rest well, Officer....your watch is done.

Captain V Pacifico
Berks County Sheriffs Department
July 26, 2012

 
 

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