Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Justino Tudela Arriola

Northern Mariana Islands Police Department, Northern Mariana Islands

End of Watch Sunday, February 14, 1982

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Reflections for Captain Justino Tudela Arriola

Your incredibly selfless and heroic actions probably saved lives that day. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 14, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 14, 2020

Rest in peace Captain Arriola.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2019

Captain Arriola, on this 33rd anniversary of your murder I wish to thank you for your service. I applaud that you prevented your murderer from ever harming anyone else and yet mourn what it cost. After all this time, no doubt your family sometimes feels like it was just yesterday. I feel in my heart though that they never really lost you and that you are there on this Valentines Day, watching over them and they know it.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 14, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 23, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 14, 2012

My heart goes out to all who missed having you in their lives. You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 14, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and care for you.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 14, 2008


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

January 15, 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

December 31, 2007

Captain Arriola you are a hero. Thank you for your service to the citizens of the Northern Mariana Islands. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

June 12, 2007

Captain Arriola,

Thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens you were sworn to protect... You are a true HERO and will not be FORGOTTEN for the sacrifice you made...... May you continue to rest in eternal peace warrior!

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt

July 15, 2006

I was still in my teen, when this incident occured, as I was part of the L.E.E.P. Now, I have joined the same P.D. that the late Capt. has once served and it is a honor and I am grateful that everytime I walk into the building and I see the names of those brave men in Blue.

Sgt. Sylvan M. Rangamar
Northern Mariana Islands PD

March 14, 2006

No man will ever go unnoticed before G-d.Thank you for your service.

February 14, 2006

I am honored to be the first person to leave a reflection on your behalf. 24 years ago, you gave your life. We may not know why, but we know that you did it in honor. May you rest in Peace.

McLearen, Aaron
Clare County Sheriff Department, Michigan

December 20, 2005

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