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Correctional Officer David Torres-Chaparro

Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Reflections for Correctional Officer David Torres-Chaparro

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

September 8, 2017

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

September 7, 2017

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

August 22, 2017

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Torres-Chaparro and the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation during this time. Thank you, Officer Torres-Chaparro, for your service.

Administration
National Police Wives Association

August 22, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Torres-Chaparro. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

August 22, 2017

Thank you for your sacrifice and service. Our condolences to your family and co-workers.

Session 63
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
Schenectady, New York

August 22, 2017

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 21, 2017

Sending my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and department of our fallen HERO.
I am so very sorry for your loss.

Thank you for your dedicated, loyal and selfless service to your community. You will live on in the memory and hearts of all who love you.

RIP HERO..

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

August 21, 2017

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

August 21, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

August 21, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

August 21, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Torres-Chaparro!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

August 21, 2017

You died helping keep us safe. May you rest in peace in God's loving arms.

Ret. Patrolman Joe Neary
East Los Aangeles County.

August 20, 2017

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and to your department. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May they never forget your faithful service to your community and department and the brave HERO that you were. To the family, friends and co-workers, our heartfelt prayers and sympathies are with you now and forever. May God be with you all during this very sorrowful time. Words will never compensate the loss you have suffered. We pray that He now gives you all strength in your time of need. May you find peace in the thought, that we as friends in law enforcement, take this time to lift you up in prayer.

For your act of unselfish bravery and courage Correctional Officer Torres-Chaparro, we salute you. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Denise & Erin Hunter, Widow and Daughter
Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter, Grand Prairie (TX) PD, EOW: 6-18-04

August 20, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

August 19, 2017

Chaparro family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing.Officer David Torres-Chaparro thank you for your service to your community. Watch over your family and keep them safe. We have the watch from here.

Res.Sgt. Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept,Ohio

August 19, 2017

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

August 19, 2017

May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

August 19, 2017

Rest in peace.

Police Officer Eric BORGHESANI
San Francisco Police Dept.

August 19, 2017

May the good lord welcome yopu with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

August 19, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

Ret. TFC. Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol

August 19, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

August 19, 2017

A Prayer for Correctional Officer David Torres-Chaparro:

Lord God of Mercy, Peace, and Love, we remember before Your throne in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Correctional Officer David Torres-Chaparro, of the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the institution and territory in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. Thus, in our life, may he live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Almighty God, we ask that you grant us a deeper appreciation of the efforts of all police officers who serve our communities, counties and states daily. For their dedication to our security, order and peace, we give You thanks. May they be encouraged in their work which benefits us all. Help us to grow that spirit of community that will make their job both easy and fulfilling. And now may our fellowship together and Your blessing today bring a renewed sense of joy to each of us. Amen.
 
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." [Matthew 5:9 ESV]
 
"Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends." [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
Law Enforcement Chaplain
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
 

Captain Steven R. Closs #30
Nashua NH Police Department

August 19, 2017

Rest in peace CO Chaparro. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.

OFC TERRY F. ZECH (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

August 19, 2017

To the family of Correctional Officer David Torres-Chaparro, friends, Secretary of Corrections Erik Y. Rolón-Suárez and the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace at surpasses all understanding now and always. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department, NC

August 19, 2017

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