Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, April 12, 1980

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Reflections for Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Gone but not forgotten.

Colorado Springs Police Department

April 12, 2011

We think of you and your family each day and pray for them to find peace. Such a young life lost so long ago, but never, EVER forgotten. Thank you for your service and may God hold your family in his grace always.

Erin Gibson
Wife of a CSPD Officer

April 12, 2011



April 11, 2011

Ofc. Perreira, while it's true I never had the honor of meeting you I can tell you that I would have liked you. I know this because you wore a badge and because of all the things that have been said about you on this site. I was fortunate enough to ride through your city a year or two ago on a cross country trip. I met two CCPD officers there. They were very kind and professional. I have pain in my heart for your family and friends at your loss. But I am believing with all my heart that all of you will be reunited one day when their journey is over here. Until then, rest in peace my Brother.

AZ Narc

August 23, 2010

This marks the 30th year of my brothers death, and yet it seems like yesterday. His son is now 38 and a wonderful man, and father to his son who is 12. None of us go a day without missing this man we loved so much. We live in Arizona now, The loss of officers her recently brings it all back. I grieve for those families, so much, The one think I do know is that he was a remarkable and caring man and his memory will live on forever. We'll never forget the kindness of the law enforment agency, and the peple of Colorado as long as we love.

Terri Perreira

August 4, 2010

Patrolman Perreira - I've seen your photo many times while attending training at the CSPD Academy. Three weeks ago, I stood in the State Assembly chambers when your name was one of almost 250 read off during a motion regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten.

Thank you for you service to the people of Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (ret. LAPD)

May 7, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 12, 2010

You are not forgotten. Keep us safe.


May 15, 2009

It is almost another year come and gone. We rejoice in the life of Tim's life and that of his son and grandson. He would have too. We never forget him or his fellow officers in our daily prayers, and thank the people who come here to remember him as well. Peace to all.

Tehri Perreira

February 26, 2009

"If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end"


October 17, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

August 26, 2008

Remembering you today and always.

May 16, 2008

Another anniversary has come and gone, and our hearts are still full. We miss you, and think of you, and keep you alive in every way. We think of the fellow officers who followed you, and pray for their families.

Your sister in love

Terri Perreira

April 30, 2008

Patrolman Perreira, thank you for your service and dedication. Neither you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten. Continue to watch over your family - including your brothers and sisters in uniform. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

January 18, 2008

Timmy, your time with us was way too short. But what fun we had. Your smile made the rest of us smile. You were a good friend and a terrific cop. You are dearly missed, but your memory will go on in our hearts as long as we walk this earth. God bless you and your family always.

Retired Detective Peggy Cassel-Covey 024
CSPD - Friend

October 9, 2007

For twenty five years I have carried this last name and didnt really know why. Although I am not connected to you in blood, I proudly carry the name Perreira with me, and hope I can have at least half of the honor and duty you showed.

SPC Perreira-Jones, Marco D.
friend of family

October 4, 2007

We said a prayer for you today.
We sent you good thoughts, surrounded you with hope and faith and love.
We asked your guardian angels to protect you and keep you safe, and blanket you with joy and contentment and peace and prosperity.
We asked that you be guided with the wisdom to make choices to enhance your life and the awareness to make changes that are in your best interest.
We wished for a storhouse of apportunities, the ability to meet your goals, and the joy of your own approval and acceptance.
We wished for you your heart's desire, every need met every prayer answered, and every dream come true.
We prayed for you today.
We asked that you be prepared for whatever life handed or whatever you were going through.
We asked that your spirit be strong and lead you and guide you each step of the way down every path you took. We asked the universe to confirm for you that your someone very special.
We asked the earth to be good to you, and we asked god to show his perfect way.
We prayed for you today.

To you and to every family of every Police Officer

The Perreira Family

September 26, 2007

Tim, your sacrifice has never been forgotten. May God continue to bless you, your family, loved ones and all of our fellow officers.

"Fallen but Never Forgotten"

Sgt. Jeff Jensen Colorado Springs Police
Brother of Det. Jared Jensen, CSPD EOW 2-22-06

September 25, 2007

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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 24, 2007

Tim was a fine man. We will always be proud that he served his country, and the state of Colorado with honor. We miss him everyday of our lives, and know that we are not alone. Our thoughts are with every other family who has lost a loved one. My family will never forget the care and goodness of the Colorado Springs Police Department, the wonderful people of Colorado Springs and to Mr. Nolan. God bless you all.

Terri Perreira

September 21, 2007

Tim - You honor us. Continue to rest in God's hand.

Joe Vernier 146
Former CSPD Sgt.

August 10, 2007

Amazingly it's been 27 years since my brother was killed and it still sometimes seems like yesterday. I'll never forget the kindness that was shown to my family by the people of Colorado Springs and it warms my heart to know that he is still remembered there as well as here at home in NY. He was 28 when he died, and although young, he had an amazing life filled with a loving wife and extended family and a son who is now a father as well. His family and friends won't forget him and pages like this assure that his memory and sacrifice won't either. Thank you. Every comment is appreciated.

Toni Perreira

July 27, 2007

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. - Cicero

Officer Perreira, you served this city as a brave man and we thank you for your service and dedication to making it safer.

Wife of a CSPD Officer

June 26, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.. Rest in Peace..

Patrol Officer
W.P.P.D , Colorado

May 24, 2007

god bless you and your family. you were always a hero and now
you are in heaven. thank you for being my friend.
love,your friend douglas

douglas oneal

May 2, 2007

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