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Detention Guard Adrian Salazar Aguilar

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 30, 1985

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Reflections for Detention Guard Adrian Salazar Aguilar


I don't know if you would still be alive and reflecting over me, or if you and I would never be having to think about this if I was in the vehicle with you that night. You see, that faithful night, I was going to ride back with you, but I wasn't able to contact my wife by phone in time, so I stayed at the hospital having to wait for my wife as you drove back, alone. That bullet may have been meant for me. I will never know. I still think about it. Sadly, I didn't find out about you being shot until the next day while I was guarding the same prisoner and watching the news. It startled me and I had to hold my emotions in so that the inmate wouldn't see me crying about your death. All these years, I have kept this to myself. Adrian, you were my friend and I will never forget you!

Master Peace Officer Gerard LaGrange
Former Partner and Friend

January 21, 2021

While your assailants have never been caught and faced justice here on earth, they surely faced a higher court and justice somewhere else. Thank you for your service and please know that sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

Rest in Peace Detention Officer Adrian Salazar Aguilar. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Bexar County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the souls of those responsible for your murder.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 30, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

You will always be with me.

Evelyn Aguilar
Your wife

June 5, 2013

Adrian you are my hero. I miss you so very much. I always think of you, always. You are never forgotten. My heart still aches after all these years. I was just a kid when this happened. But I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember dad coming and waking me up and telling me what happened to you that Friday night. I asked him if you we're going to live and he started crying. You know dad never cried. I knew it was bad. They did not let me see you in the hospital. I resent them for that. But one day I will see you again. I love you Adrian.

Chris Villarreal

May 20, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 17, 2012

We grew up together 2 houses apart. You'll never be forgotten. So many memories, I always think of you my friend. One day justice will be served and that coward will answer. I miss you......

Officer Marc Gallardo

July 19, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother, as we walk the halls we pass as you watch over us, your name, photograph and story always remembered

Sgt Rick Esqueda
Bexar County Sheriff's Office

May 24, 2011

On this day, 24 years ago you were taken from us in a brutal and cowardly way. I just want your family and brother/sister officers to know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. The coward will face swift and sure judgement in His court...if it hasn't been dealt with already. God bless you and keep you on your eternal watch.

Sgt. Robert Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

June 30, 2009

you are not forgotten and may your family always know they are our family too , rest on dear brother we contiue the watch from here..............

officer val pickens
b'ham p.d./b'ham , al

December 1, 2008



November 16, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 31, 2008

Keep the faith, "Greater is he who's in me, than he who in the world". May God Bless the family.

Peace officer

August 22, 2006

May you Rest in peace knowing than man may escape punishment on earth but He will not be denied.

June 30, 2006

You will always remain in the hearts of your family, and the hearts of your brothers and sisters in blue. God bless you and may you continue to protect and serve in heaven.

Officer Steves
H.V.S. tactical bike patrol division

March 9, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Adrian, you are a true hero and will not be forgotten

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

September 28, 2003

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