Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Bernabe Salazar, Jr.

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 16, 1978

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Reflections for Detective Bernabe Salazar, Jr.

Rest in peace Detective Salazar.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 8, 2021

I've always respected his reputation and have always wanted to know him

Aidan estrada
I'm his grandson

March 25, 2021

I know this mans grandson, hes kinda cool we play fortnite sometimes. rip I guess didnt really the guy. its pretty cool he busted drug stuff

Grandsons friend

March 25, 2021

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “The greatest love you can show is to give your life for your friends.” [John 15:13 GW]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 5, 2021

Rest in peace Detective Salazar.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 21, 2019

Det. Salazar,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Antonio. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 16, 2018

RIP Detective. Your loss was not in vain. May your killer burn in hell.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 13, 2018

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will forever be remembered.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

November 3, 2015

Every November I think about this.
This date was my first day as a television news intern and this was my very first destination.
It was awful and sad. And I've never forgotten. To the Salazar family, and to all the other families living with the loss of a loved one who made such a costly sacrifice, I say: you are not alone. There are plenty of people like me who hold you in our hearts. And always will.

Sue Calberg. Journalist
KENS 5 Eyewitness News

November 6, 2014

I still think of you often, you were my brother in-law and one of the smartest persons I knew. Always wondering how far you would have gone in the dept. Thank you , for all you gave up. My sister Gilda missed you so much as did the kids. But even today when I speak of you , I hold my head up high with pride and a full heart and tell everyone my brother in-law was with the SAPD.

Kelley H Perez
sister in law

December 15, 2011

Bernie Salazar is still thought of today,time has passed but he has not been forgotten.
SAPD lost one of the finest that day.
We love you bernie,
Mrs.Lucy Torres Alvarado.

Mrs.Lucille Torres Alvaradi
family friend

August 30, 2011

We still remember Bernie and his family,my husband worked with Bernie,we would get together with the families go to his house and have cook-outs,i remember his wife so well and children,much time has passed but we still remember Bernabe,his promotion and the good times our families shared,the kids were small,we were so young.
SAPD lost one of the finest.God Bless,we always remember Bernie.
Lucy Torres Alvarado

Mrs.Lucille torres Alvarado
Friends of Long Ago

August 30, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 16, 2010

"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

February 25, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 2007

Your son is my friend; thank you for your life.

jesse urias

September 24, 2007

Detective Salazar Jr. on the 28th Anniversary of your last watch,

Heroes and the sacrafice they make will never be forgotten. I am outraged that your killer has been set free, but we can be assured that he will be delt with by a higher authority. Thank you for your service and continue your beat on Heavens streets.

Salem, Va

November 16, 2006

Detective Salazar,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of San Antonio. I have to agree with the previous reflection-how come this piece of scum didn't serve his full 30 years sentence?


November 16, 2005

How is this perp free? God bless us one and all for what we do every day. God and St. Micheal protect us. I pray for you and your family, warrior.


February 2, 2004

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