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Criminal Warrant Officer Arturo E. Rodriguez

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 14, 1982

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Reflections for Criminal Warrant Officer Arturo E. Rodriguez

RIP, Sir. I hope your wife finds peace.

anonymous

December 14, 2014

Cielo Verde, You've been gone 31 years but to me it is an eternity. The loving memories you left me will sustain me until we are together again, Love You
Your barely surviving wife, Rose

Maria R Rodriguez
Wife

December 15, 2013

I still see you as you laid in the hospital bed. The most horrific injuries imaginable. But you went doing what you did best. In service for your fellow man. Whether in uniform or not, you were always looking out for others. On your anniversary, I want to say Thanks for the being the kind of Dad that any kid would be proud of. I Love and miss you so.

J. Neal
Daughter

December 15, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 14, 2011

"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
Sergeant
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

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 8, 2007

05/21/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Rodriguez.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 21, 2004

No officer is without reflection. Thank you, brother, for your service to our country. As with all heroes, you are not forgotten. Walk the beat in Heaven as your time here is done. God bless your family and help to watch over those who continue for you down here.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

November 12, 2003

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