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Patrolman Joe Orduño

San Luis Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, April 3, 1986

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Reflections for Patrolman Joe Orduño

In Memory Of Patrolman Joe Orduno, You Are Remembered Today... May Peace And Blessings Be With Your Son & Family... May You Rest In Eternal Peace, Patrolman Joe Orduno...

Gail Mercado

April 3, 2023

In Honor Of Patrolman Joe Orduno, Sir, Thank You For Your Dedicated Service To Your Community... To His Son Jose, Family And Friends Of Patrolman Orduno, May Peace And Blessings Always Be With You, In His Memory... I Am Sure Your DAD Is Proud Of You Jose, Watching Down From Heaven... May You Rest In Eternal Peace, Patrolman Joe Orduno...

Gail Mercado

April 3, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 3, 2020

Officer Orduño, during my tenure with the San Luis Police Department I would constantly be reminded of your memory each and every time my patrol unit passed Joe Orduño park, which is named in your memory. I was honored to have met your Mother, who approached me after a traffic stop and had so many great stories to tell about you and know that she misses you so...Rest in peace, brother.

Caryl J. Thompson
Criminal Investigator
Homeland Security Investigations

November 14, 2019

Officer Orduno, you would be proud of the San Luis Police Department today, we carry on in your memory. RIP.

Sergeant Marco Santana
San Luis Police Department

August 24, 2015

Pepe, thank you for your service. I remeber when I was in Gadsden Elementary School in one of my classes you gave a presentation with your uniform. That gave me the motivation to be in Law Enforcement. The People from San Luis and Gadsden liked you so much. And your name was well known. God bless you and you are in our prayers. Thank you for keeping us safe.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Jesus Cordova
United States Marshals Service

January 16, 2015

Dad it's been over 28 years since you left; more than I've been around. I don't talk about you that much; so it's strange to leave this. We never met, we never talked, we never saw each other; yet people say that I'm a reflection of you; in the way I talk, walk, and act.

I regret that we never met but I am thankful that you were my Dad; because of you I'm alive, I have a name that you gave me. I hope that you could have seen me grow up; I hope that I made you proud and lived up to what you expected of me.

Jose T. Orduno

April 21, 2014

"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 3, 2013

Pepe, it's been 26 years since you left us, but to us it's like yesterday. You truly loved the City of San Luis and it's residents, but you cared most for it's youth. Coaching baseball little league was something that brought you so much joy. Baseball was your first love, but being an Officer was your ultimate dream. A dream that tragically ended too soon. Yes you were young but you had an old soul. We were blessed in having you for only 22 years and you made those years really count. So much so that you can still make us laugh and cry. We, your family are truly proud of you for following your dreams and for letting us be part of them. I know I will see you again and we will laugh and cry together as we used to so many years ago. Rest in Peace, I will forever Love you and Miss you.

Cecilia Orduno-Siruno

April 11, 2012

Pepe, 24 years ago you gave your life serving and prtecting us. We still remeber you and your ultimate sacrifice. Watch over our the SLPD as we enter into a new chapter. God Bless you and rest easy brother.

Marshal Ernie Lugo
San Luis Municipal Court

April 3, 2010

Pepe it's been 23 years this month and your sprint still live's on to many of us. Just they other day I had a ride along and he asked me about the park that was named in your honor. I told him why this park was named and how to date we still tell new officers why this park was named in you honor.

Pepe keep watching over us Pepe as you have all this time, and keep us safe out there on the streets.
Senior Officer Figueroa #387.

Senior Officer Figueroa #387
San Luis Police Department

April 16, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace, Joe.

I hold your family in thought and prayer today.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 3, 2009

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Orduno. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 17, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 2008

"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

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

November 18, 2007

Officer Orduno or Pepe like most friends and family knew you as, just to let you know that you are not forgotten after all these years. Rest easy Officer Orduno, Pepe

Det. Figueroa #387

Detective V. Figueroa
San Luis Police Department

August 16, 2007

Joe, I never had a chance to know you, but I know that kike all our brothers and sisters in uniform you were courageous and fought crime for the residents of San Luis, AZ. God Bless you and your loved ones.

Detective Mike Sanchez
Yuma PD

February 28, 2007

Senior Officer Joe Orduño, you gave your life protecting our community. We will never forget you. God Bless You!

Sgt. Ernie Lugo
San Luis Police Department

August 16, 2004

I did not know Officer Orduno but I can tell you that he is still remembered. His sacrafice was not in vain. Rest easy, Brother.

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office

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