Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Peter John Aguirre, Jr.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 17, 1996

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Peter John Aguirre, Jr.

We just watched St. Bonaventure give out the Sgt. Aguirre Valor award and what was said on his behalf was beautiful. Thank you for your inspiration all these years later for being as brave as someone could have ever thought to be.

Battalion Chief
Ventura County

January 28, 2024

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Aguirre.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 22, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Aguirre,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ventura County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 17, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 17, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

July 17, 2018

Pete you are not forgotten, the day of this horrible incident my sister called me and told me about it. We grew up in that community that you protected. We were heart broken when we learned what happened. I used to do ride alongs at the Ojai sub station with hopes to become a Deputy myself and I knew a lot of the Deputies. Crazy thing is I moved to North Carolina and became a Deputy here and have been now for almost 17 years.

Thank you for your service to our community and country, you rest my friend.

Master Deputy H. Andrade
Union County Sheriff's Office NC

January 13, 2017

My dad has always spoken so highly of you and I wanted to say thank you for your service and all you have done.

. J.R. Hajducko
Son of senior deputy John Hajducko Ventura County Sheriff

May 6, 2015

Pete my parents have always talked so heroic about you and have always looked up to you I want to say thank you for your service and all you have done

Son of Senior Deputy John Hajducko Ventu

May 6, 2015

I obviously made a mistake in my previous reflection for you.
At the time, I wrote it was actually your fourteenth eow anniversary. This year it has been sixteen years since your tragic death. You were so young and I so regret that you were robbed of your life. I am fighting to preserve the death sentence that your murderer was given and the death sentences of each of the 43 cop killers now on death row.

I write this reflection with the utmost respect for the service you gave your community and the citizens of California and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on July 17, 1996. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

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

September 30, 2012

That was a terrible, terrible day. I think about you often Pete

Retired Sgt. M. Johnson
Ventura County Sheriff's Office-Ojai. One of Pete's supervisors.

July 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Aguirre. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and nineteenth 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 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 who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 17, 2010

On the 13th anniversary of Deputy Aguirre's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Aguirre is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 17, 2009

I had only graduated high school two months prior to this. It's been 13 years, today. To Deputy Aguirre: You are not and never will be forgotten. To the family and friends: I have tasted this same loss only last month, and this is as theraputic to me as it is honorable to him and you, those who love him. May he rest in God's peace, and may you find joy in your memories of him.

Officer Josh McCrary
Plumerville Police Dept, Arkansas

July 17, 2009

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

Police Officer

June 3, 2009

Deputy Aguirre your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 26, 2008

You will not be forgotten. Thanks for your service and commitment to helping others. God bless you and your family

Ralph Martinez
Ventura County D.A.

December 26, 2007

"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

September 20, 2007

I can not believe it has been over 11 years since that day, one that I will never forget. You will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. Your family is still hurting but we know that you are with God and free from the pain of this world. We love you Peter!


July 25, 2007

by Jon F. Hooper

I fight not for glory or fame,
For they are momentary.
I fight for those who can't.
I fight for Justice.
I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden.
And if I should lose my life for these just causes,
then I have no regrets,
For I serve to protect the innocent.
It matters not where or when,
For evil knows no boundaries.
Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny,
I will not flee.
Justice is my weapon.
Faith is my shield.
Hope is my armor.
Cry not at my passing,
For it was my Honor to fight for you.
Shed not tears of sorrow,
But tears of joy,
For now,
I stand with God.

Rest in Peace Brother. You served your community and country admirably.

CBP Officer - Port of Honolulu
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

July 22, 2007

Coming up on 10 years since you went to patrol heaven. Still think about you all the time, we miss you!!!

Sr. Dep. Anthony Aguirre
Ventura S.O.

May 3, 2007

Hey Peter, I really miss you a lot and I'm watching out for D and Gabi. You are not forgotten and your memories live on in us. May God bless you and your family my friend.

A. C. Quintero

February 20, 2007

It has been 9 yrs. and it seems like yesterday. Time goes so fast. you are missed PETE


June 16, 2005

Rest easy Hero, you are not forgotten

January 23, 2005



July 16, 2004

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