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Patrolman Victor Pimentel

Hinesville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, February 22, 1997

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Reflections for Patrolman Victor Pimentel

Patrolman Pimental,
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 Hinesville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 22, 2022

Victoria was such a great guy and a good friend.

Holly Smith Crump

February 24, 2017

God Rest Officer Pimentel's Soul. May he never be forgotten. I pray his family is consoled by thought of those that honor his memory.

Robert Clark, Capt. (Ret.)
Flint Police Department

February 22, 2017

God Rest Officer Pimentel's Soul. May he never be forgotten. I pray his family is consoled by thought of those that honor his memory.

Robert Clark, Capt. (Ret.)
Flint Police Department

February 22, 2017

God Rest Officer Pimentel's Soul. May he never be forgotten. I pray his family is consoled by thought of those that honor his memory.

Robert Clark, Capt. (Ret.)
Flint Police Department

February 22, 2017

Always fair, honest and kind. When I used to work at Taco Bell, you always came in to get something to eat, and make sure everyone in the store was safe by patroling the parking lot as often as you could. I remember when you passed, and I saw your family on television crying. It broke my heart, even though I didn't know you personally. Thank you for being one of the few who was about your job, and your kindness. May you continue to R.I.P. and continue to watch over your city!

A Hinesville Resident

May 21, 2015

I knew Victor most of my life! He was a wonderful friend and had such a crazy since of humor! He is cherished, loved and missed every day!

Barbara Fowler-Dismukes

April 21, 2013

Victor was a great guy, I remember him when I served on the P.D. I just found this while on the internet and it deeply saddens me. May God Bless the family.

Rev. Donald R. Suggs
Friend

April 4, 2013

I met Pimentel at the hospital in Hinesville when I was 9 years old. As a little girl with a big attitude, I had instigated a fight at school with a boy and ended up injured. With an almost broken nose, my mother considered pressing charges and Pimentel was the officer who responded. He was able to convince us to stay out of court and work on my behavior. From the moment I met him until now, 15 years later, I admire Pimentel. When I needed a male role model in my life, he was there and right on time. My family and I were only able to share a little bit of time with Pimentel and his family and were shockingly heartbroken when we all lost him. I will never let the few memories with Vic, Tammy, Victor Jr, and Jennifer fade. We are all lucky to have known such a charismatic and compassionate man.

Brittony Perkins
Friend

May 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Pimentel. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 31, 2012

Thanks for your 5 years of services.

David

February 22, 2012

Vic,

We remember the days on patrol in Hinesville GA. We all miss you.

Gone too soon. Gone so fast. Gone but never to be forgotten.

Thanks for your professionalism. Thanks for your ultimate sacrifice.

Jim Bunger

Officer Jim Bunger
Wylie PD (TX), former HPD Officer 172

August 13, 2011

Victor I think of you and can still remember our police academy days and patrol days. You always had a great smile for everyone and always kept me laughing. I admired your dedication and love for the job and family. I was heart broken when you left us. I will always treasure the memories.

Johanna Aguirre
S.E.S. - US Border Patrol

April 1, 2010

Vic I was able to speak with your brother, mother, and father today. They are still so very proud of you; they love you and miss you dearly. Situations like this let us all realize how quickly our lives may change.
The new Police Academy in Savannah graduated a class today that was dedicated in your honor. The graduating class, along with your family, were presented with challenge coins made in your memory. There were several HPD officers there including the chief to receive this dedication with your family. You are still making an impact in lives so many years later. Rest in peace brother.

SSgt Andrew Altman
Darien Police (GA)

November 24, 2009

RIP,You are not forgotten.

Anonymous

November 26, 2008

You have never been forgotten for even a moment.

I just wanted to say that even though we have never met. I was still in High School when you passed, but HPD still holds your memory. As long as the PD stands and officers pass through, you will always be with us.

Anonymous

October 13, 2008

I still think of you often Victor and am thankful everyday I had a chance to work with and know you.

Trooper Joshua Stottlemyer Washington St
Former Hinesville PD

August 25, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

February 14, 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
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

December 27, 2007

A decade has passed since you were called away. You have not been forgotten nor will that ever happen. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 22, 2007

To the Pimental family:

On this the ninth anniversary of the tragic death of Trooper Mattaliano, I wanted to honor his memory. Rest in Peace, Patrolman Pimentel.

I am thinking about all of you today and saying special prayers for your family. I am lighting a
a blue candles today for Victor. His memory is revered today.

May God bless his family.

Victor's beaming smile in his memorial picture really shows how much enjoyment and laughter he conveyed to others as is written about in the reflections posted for him. I know he is still smiling down.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Patrolman Pimentel gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 22, 1997.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

February 22, 2006

What a sweet man! Your presence
is missed by all who knew and loved you! Time has not diminished your
sacrifice! Gone too soon, but not
forgotten!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 19, 2006

A great cousin, a loving man and what a joker. We had good times and memories of years gone by will never fade as time goes by. I couldn't believe you died that day and still feel like your here now. God, laugh with him... he loved laughter.

November 29, 2005

A Million Times

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would have never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

March 3, 2005

Victor, I remember meeting with you on February 21, at 1600 hours. We met at a residence to arrest a suspect on a hit and run case you had solved. The suspect was not there so we sat in our cars and talked about various things, our jobs, families, and life. I had to leave and will never forget my last words to you. "Be careful, I'll see you Monday". I never got to see you again. I was devastated to hear about the crash. Truly heart broken when I learned you had died. Victor, you always had a smile, a joke, a way to make a bad day seem all right. You were a friend, a god officer, a great accident investigator, and a pleasure to have a man of you caliber and knowledge to supervise. In your own words, when I commended you on your good work and investigations, "Dam I'm Good" will always be a memory I'll cherish. I know you're looking down on your family, me, and this agency, and I hope we've all made you proud. Keep us safe Vic.

Lt. Max McLendon
Hinesville Police Department

November 19, 2003

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