Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Andrew J. Camilleri, Sr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Reflections for Officer Andrew J. Camilleri, Sr.

Bless you and your family. RIP !

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

December 28, 2017

We pray God will give your family peace; but we will NEVER forget! Rest In Peace our brother!!

Officer Matt Clark
California Highway Patrol

December 28, 2017

On behalf of the 17,000 members of the FBI National Academy Associates, representing over 130 countries, I wish to express the thoughts and prayers of our membership to the Camilleri family and the members of the California Highway Patrol

National Chaplain, Jeffrey Kruithoff
FBI National Academy Associates

December 28, 2017

Thank you for your service.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

December 28, 2017

A. Camilleri,

The first time I met you was during the applicant preparation program at the CHP Valley Division. Soon after, we went through the CHP Academy together and made it through as III-16. Every time we spoke, which was daily, you always talked about your kids and wife. I knew you were a true family man. Rest in peace, brother.

Officer (Anonymous)
California Highway Patrol

December 28, 2017

RIP Sir. You are my hero!

A Warden
TDCJ

December 27, 2017

To short a career, so many could have helped and saved, such a brave hero in today's dangerous world just being there.

Trooper Tim Fischer
New York State Police (ret)

December 27, 2017

As a jailer for the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department I work side by side with the CHP and I know how dedicated they are to try and keep our highways safe. Thank you for your service Ofc. Camilleri.
Ofc. Steven Contreras

Ofc. Steven Contreras
L.A.S.D

December 27, 2017

On behalf of the members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Office Andrew Camilleri, as well as, the members of the California Highway Patrol. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Barbier, President
American Association of State Troopers, Inc.

December 27, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Andrew Camilleri and the California Highway Patrol. May God Bless All Law Enforcement. RIP Brother.

Sergeant Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, TN

December 27, 2017

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the many days ahead.

With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

December 27, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

December 27, 2017

Your career and more importantly, you life was far too brief. We all mourn your loss and pray for those you leave behind. So long as they keep you in their hearts and minds, you'll never truly be gone from them.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 27, 2017

May God welcome you with open arms and may God hold your family in his embrace. Thank you for your service. My respect Sir.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

December 27, 2017

I lived in California for 27 years. I have always admired the strength and courage of all CHP. The death of any in law enforcement is truly a sad day. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Deputy Kincaid.

Deputy Kristine Kincaid
Cheyenne Wy Sheriff's Dept.

December 27, 2017

R.I.P. my brother..may God bless and comfort your loved ones.

Deputy Sheriff Glen Allison (RET)
Tarrant County Sheriff Dept. Ft Worth, Texas

December 27, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Camilleri!!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

December 26, 2017

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

December 26, 2017

God bless you brother. Thank you for your service.

Retired Lieutenant Jim Spillane
San Francisco Police Department

December 26, 2017

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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 26, 2017

Thank you for your service.

Timothy Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired) 5342

December 26, 2017

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Officer Andrew Camilleri who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. May the healing power of God's Grace be your strength and hope in the days and years to come.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

December 26, 2017

Rest in peace.

Retired Detention Officer Rudy Liggins
El Paso Co. Tx. Sheriffs Office

December 26, 2017

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the CHP during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

December 26, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great. Your family is in our prayers.

Investigator, Q. Warren
Alaska Atty Gen. Office, Office of Special Prosecutions

December 26, 2017

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