Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Eladio Aponte-Rivera

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, August 16, 1985

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Reflections for Policeman Eladio Aponte-Rivera

My uncle Eladio Aponte was a kind loving man . He eas always there if anyone needed him. I often remember when i used to sit on his lap and take out his gray hair . He would give me a nickel for every hair i took out. Miss you tio .

Angela Trowell (niece)
Aguas Buenas P.R

December 16, 2016

To the officer from Tennessee I would love to meet this officers daughter. We did not know he has a child. I know my uncle would want us to take care of her and welcome her into the familia.

Maria Merced

May 11, 2015

My uncle Eladio Aponte Rivera we miss you and think of you often. We speak to our children about you, so you will never be forgotten.

Maria Merced

May 11, 2015

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. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 23, 2013

You will for ever be in my thoughts and my prayers primo, I am proud of your distinguished service and of your ultimate sacrifce, rest in peace for your remaining brothers in blue will stand your watch Vaya Con Dios.

Detective Alex Aponte
Attleboro Police Deapartment/ Cousin

November 20, 2010

Officer Eladio Aponte Rivera was my uncle. I could not be any more proud of such an oustanding,loving and respectful man. He will always be in my heart. We miss you. RIP,your loving niece, Mireya.


February 21, 2010

Everyday I talk with this man's daughter. It is an honor to know her. She never knew him. She was born in the spring of the same year. As an officer myself I only wish I could help her, knowing there is no way, with the desire to spend a few minutes with him. I respect and care for her deeply. I know the dangers of my job. She knows the dangers. Yet, She has dedicated her life to following in her fathers footsteps. She recently graduated the Coast Guard Academy and is actively pursuing a career in law enforcement. What I am trying to say is I know how wonderful she is and how much she means to me and that this one of many officers who have sacrificed themselves are not forgotten. That even though not much is said of this one man, his legacy lives on. That his life thrives inside the child that he never was able to spend her first Christmas with. So I thank you.


November 17, 2006

Officer Aponte-Rivera,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico.


August 16, 2005

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