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Police Officer II Filberto Henry Cuesta, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 9, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer II Filberto Henry Cuesta, Jr.

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13
On August 9, 1998, Officer Filberto (Fil) Henry Cuesta, Jr. of the LAPD was assassinated by a worthless cowardly weakling. Thank you for your service and sacrifice Fil. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your lovely daughters are a legacy that any father would be proud of.

Paul Philipps Chief (Ret.)
Parsippany Police Department

August 9, 2019

Fil, we are still here doing the Lord's work. We are always grateful for your time with us. Though you were taken way too soon from us in God's plan, we are glad for the time you spent. Memories never end and your spirit lives on forever. God has recently called up some of our partners to work alongside you. Show them around.

Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles
County Sheriff

August 9, 2019

My Dearest Filly

Our little Chayita (Sierra Rose) is 21 now. I can’t believe we have two adult daughters! She has such a wonderful time at her birthday party. Im a few days it will be 21 years without you.
You remain alive in our hearts and conversations.

Sylvia Cuesta
Wife

August 7, 2019

My Dearest Filly

Can you believe our baby girl has graduated from College???Our baby girl has earned herself a Bachelor degree...she is working towards her goal to become a PA. It was such a joyous moment to see her in her gown . I wish you could have been there to share this moment with your Chama . I know you are as proud as I am. I’m doing my best without you here . So many wonderful things have happened to us.
Sierra went through the interview process to be a lifeguard supervisor and she was offered the position . Our little Sierra works hard. She bought herself a black pant suit and created a patient assessment card set in Spanish and English to help communicate with injured people at the beach. Missing you always...

Sylvia Cuesta
WIFE

May 30, 2019

Rest In Peace brother !

P3 J . Gonzalez
LAPD / CENTRAL

September 21, 2018

A hero deserves being remembered, and your memory is so bright in the hearts of so many. Your wife's love for you is a testament to the special man you were. Death ends a life, but not a relationship and you remain the cherished husband, father, beloved family member, brother in blue, and friend that you were during your brief time in this realm. Holding your family in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 12, 2018

My Dearest Filly

I can’t begin to express how much I have missed you these past 20 years. Today along with your friends and family we honored you. Sammy and Sierra were able to experience the love everyone has for you. Throughout every milestone in the girls lives our family and friends have been there by our side. As I look back to the past 20 years I see beautiful memories filled with the Lords blessings in the midst of it all. What I have learned throughout these years is that love never dies . You were taken away from us that night but your love lives on in our beautiful daughters and your family in blue. Fight on Shepard dogs....you have been our protectors throughout the years. My heart is filled with gratitude

Sylvia Cuesta
Wife

August 10, 2018

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13
We lost Officer Filberto (Fil) Henry Cuesta, Jr. of the LAPD, on August 9, 1998. His life was stolen by a worthless coward, leaving his lovely young wife and daughters devastated and alone. Thank you for your service and sacrifice Fil. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Police Officer II Filberto Henry Cuesta, Jr.
Los Angeles Police Department, California
End of Watch: Sunday, August 9, 1998

Paul Philipps Chief Ret.
Parsippany Police Department

August 9, 2018

The fateful day that God called you to his kingdom is seared into our memories. Your service on earth touched many lives, even to this day. Watch over your brothers and sisters left behind on earth. Until you greet us inside the gates of heaven.

Deputy Sheriff LASD

August 9, 2018

Fil, I can't believe it's been 20 years today since God called on you to protect the
gates of heaven.
I think often of all the good times we had during the summer months and your mom taking us to Biola to go swimming.
Almost every Friday night staying at each others houses and riding dirt bikes when we got older.

We are forever in your debt for your sacrifice that kept the citizens of Los Angeles safe.

Mike Serrano
Childhood Friend

August 9, 2018

20 years ago, we lost a great light in the lives of everyone at the LAPD family. Today we remember Fil for all the good that was in his heart, and celebrate the joy that lives on in Sylvia and the girls.

Maryjane Cundiff
Wife of late LAPD Officer John K . Cundiff, class 3-94

August 9, 2018

Today marks 20 years since you were called home. So much has happened since , some bad, some good. Such is life. There are still times when I remember the vigil at Cedar Sinai that horrible morning you were ambused. The hallways were full of your LAPD family, immediate family, and friends. I couldn't wrap my mind around what happened. I have finally let go of all the anger, but the sadness remains. Your beautiful daughters are now grown young women. I know you've watched over them and I know you are so proud.

In 2017 I had the honor of meeting our Sherrif of LASD, Sherrif McDonnell, who just happened to make a stop at my current assignment at LASD. As soon as he walked into my office, he noticed a picture of you that I have framed on my bookshelf. He said "You know him"? I proudly said, "Yes sir, that is my Cousin Filbert Cuesta, Jr" . As I was telling him what happened, he stopped me and said, " I knew him well, I was his Commander when this happened." Immediately, I felt a bond, a connection. He spoke of how to this day he still sees your Dad from time to time. He talked about times they've gotten together for breakfast. I shook his hand and thanked him for everything he did during that time in support of our entire family. What a small world this is. All my co-workers were blown away by the fact that no matter how many years have passed, you touched so many. I have met many law enforcement personnel who remember you and still to this day pay their respects for our loss. My Hero, Cousin Fil.. you've touched so many... and you are never ever forgotten.

Give my love to our family members who have joined you in Heaven. I love and miss you all dearly.

Cousin Deb and Family Marquez/Campos

Debbie Marquez
Cousin

August 9, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 20th anniversary of your EOW.

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

August 9, 2018

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 21, 2017

Fil, just wanted to let you know I came across some pictures from our 8th grade trip to Disneyland and it was strange that I came across the pictures so close to your untimely EOW.
I saw your dad and of course he talked about going to Catalina and paying full price for my boat ticket because I told the girl at the window, I was 11years old.
You are missed by many and my dad always talked about you and how crazy we were when you'd stay over on Friday nights.
I think of you often and wish you were still here.

Keep heaven safe my friend.

Mike Serrano

M. Serrano
Friend

September 1, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother, you are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

August 25, 2017

NEVER FORGOTTEN!

On Sunday, August 9, 1998, when Officer Filberto (Fil) Henry Cuesta, Jr, of the LAPD left for work, he had a bright promising future ahead of him. He never made it home. Fil’s life was taken in a cowardly ambush by a worthless weakling, whose name is not worth mentioning. Fil was a dedicated, hard working police officer, a husband, father and a fine young man.
Fil, you, your family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. Your charming daughters are a gift that any father would be proud of. Your lovely wife, Sylvia, is a delightful woman who has done an extraordinary job as Mom and “Dad” since you were taken. Thank you for your service and sacrifice Fil.

"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Department

August 8, 2017

I am so sorry. I submitted a previous comment about Henry Questa Sr. bur I neglected to say how sorry I am for your loss. If you received my previous comment I was so wrapped up in my memories about Henry Sr. I am terribly sorry. I intended to express my condolences but forgot. I wish you & your girls well.

Mrs. Janet Caulfeild
A fan

August 6, 2017

My first date with my late husband was hearing Henry play at the Skyline hotel in Toronto. That was in 1971. We managed to see him several times after that when ever he came to Toronto. We also watched him on the Lawrence Welk show. I have very special memories of those times. My late husband knew of him but I didn't until we started dating.What a great talent. I still like hearing the sound of the clarinet & am reminded of Henry and those days years ago.Now they mean so much more since my Husband died in 2001.
All the best to you & your family.

Mrs. Janet Caulfeild
A fan

August 6, 2017

Dear Filly girls and I attended the blood drive at your station. All of your buddies were there it was beautiful. Your old partner Elaina made a beautiful thin blue line plaque and gave it to us. She said so many beautiful things about you. You were loved by so many. We miss you . Can you believe our babies are going into 2 &3 year of college? Please watch over us. Love your girls

Wife Sylvia Cuesta
LAPD

August 2, 2017

RIP Fil. You will never be forgotten by your family and the public you served.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295

August 10, 2016

Wow today marks 18 years. You will never be forgotten Fil. I got to hang out for a bit with Samatha and Sierra at your blood drive. They are awesome and beautiful young women. RIP

Sergeant Jerretta Sandoz
LAPD

August 10, 2016

Oh Cuz... I can't believe it's been 18 years since that senseless
Night that you were lost to us. I work for the Sheriff's Department and keep a picture of you in my office. It's amazing all the people (sworn/civillian) that remember you. To this day... You continue mto touch the lives of so many. I've heard wonderful stories from people that met you and the admiration for you its amazing. So much has happened These past 18 years. So many loved ones we have lost. The comfort I take with me is that you are reunited with my parents, your Mom and others. We miss you all so much. As I've said before here, not a day goes by that I don't think of you, of your smile, and all the wonderful holidays we all spent together. The fun picnics etc. it touched my heart to see Sylvia and the girls on TV the day your youngest graduated H.S. and seeing your friends keeping their promise to always be there for them and how they supported Them on that day. It brought tears to my eyes. Your beautiful daughters are something to be proud of. We miss you so much. Thank you for watching over us ..... You will always be my Hero. Love you Cousin

Debbie Marquez
Cousin

August 9, 2016

Fil,
It had been 18 years...
I still remember the night prior as a ride-along PO with you and Gabaldon, and code 7 at that Dragon Palace in K-town with the whole team including Fredy Arroyo and others. Although I was not present during the tragic last day due to a schedule glitch from my department boss, it was an eye opener shock to both me and my department as an unarmed gang PO routinely riding with sisters and brothers of LAPD at the time. Maybe that had been the reason that I was afraid to post any comment until this date.
Our department had moved on and started to arm specialized PO and made a good change.
What I still miss is your ready broad smiles that put me at ease as your unarmed ride-along partner in your backseat!

Deputy Probation Officer II Theodore Cha
Los Angeles County Probation Department, ride-along partner

August 8, 2016

NEVER FORGOTTEN!

"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

We lost Officer Filberto (Fil) Henry Cuesta, Jr. of the LAPD, on August 9, 1998. His life was stolen by a worthless coward, leaving his lovely young wife and daughters devastated and alone. Thank you for your service and sacrifice Fil. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Department

August 8, 2016

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