Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ramón Manuel Ramirez-Castro

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, August 24, 1998

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Reflections for Sergeant Ramón Manuel Ramirez-Castro

No los olvidamos. Pronto recibirán su recompensa en el reino de los cielos.

Victor M. Verdejo E-5
US Navy

June 23, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 24, 2020

En paz descanse mi hermano. Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 24, 2017

Hace (17) años exactamente Puerto Rico, despierta con la triste noticia que el pueblo perdió (2) hombres del honroso cuerpo de la PPR, gracias por su valor y coraje serán recordados por siempre a su familia y amigos Paz en su corazones no es fácil cargar con ese dolor.

Agte. Armando Maldonado

Agte. Armando Maldonado
Policia de Puerto Rico

August 24, 2015

May both of you rest in peace. I showed the video to my class today. Brothers you did not pass in vein. You are every law enforcement and security officer's heros.

Sgt. Ret.

February 11, 2015


Lt Felice

January 13, 2015

Officers Crespo and Colon,these final moments of your lives show the dangers that officers face every single day, even if the danger is not obvious for the men and women in uniform it is always there,your courage and sacrifice should be admired and never forgotten.These days where officers are scrutinized for their actions in the performance of their duties it is easy to forget that in an instant an officers life can end.I hope that your sacrifce serves as an inspiration for people all over the world to respect your brothers in blue and that people support police officers and thank them for their courage,may you both rest in peace and may god bless your families,you both wil live for ever in my heart.

Felipe Soler
Whirlpool Corp. Field Qlty MGR

December 11, 2014

RIP Sergeant Ramirez-Castro. May God bless your family always. May they always know and remember that your courage, self-sacrifice and service will never be forgotten. May they know and learn of the loving kindness, grace and peace that passes all understanding, from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jaime Spencer Roman
Farmington Volunteer Fire Department, Farmington, NY

September 8, 2014

By William Butler Yeats
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.


April 11, 2014

If you look at the video tape it shows the officers had no knowledge a crime is being committed. Before the cops enter the perp sees the cops pulling in and asked the cashier if the officers frequent the store, she replied all the time. As soon as the first officer arrives he asks for juice then and only then the cashier signals to the officer the guy is either carrying something or that she's being robbed.
I feel for these officer and their families. May they continue to rest in eternal peace.
Its a tragedy when officers who are there to serve and protect get taken down by thugs just for a couple of bucks .

Retired NYPD cop

January 23, 2014

Good Men Confronting Evil...

Joe Riley

August 2, 2013

This was a tragic, cruel and senseless murder of a true Hero. My condolences to his family, friends and fellow officers.

Paul, civilian

June 21, 2013

Today is a sad day not because a Hero is honored but because of the way he fell. It was completely heartless and sensless. You Sir are a true Hero and will never be forgotten and I pray for your child now without a father. A lot has been learned from the video as it may have saved countless lives of your brother and sisters. You didn't fall in vein. RIP Sir you served well.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 25, 2012



August 16, 2012

A Hero may fall but shall never be forgotten. You Sir were a Hero and served well. I have watch the video of the incident and just got sick. How could anyone stand over someone who is no longer a threat and do this? Thank you Sir for your service. My prayers are with your child. RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 29, 2012

Estuve junto a ti en el hospital y me toco informar la triste noticia de tu. Muerte jamas olvido ese momento cuando tenia la esperanza de verte con vida.

jessica melendez
ex agente

March 15, 2012

May God bless them for their ultimate sacrifice, as for the other brothers continue the good work so that their sacrifice was not in vain. RIP. Que Dios los Bendiga!

Department of Homeland Security

December 17, 2011

Sergeant Ramirez-Crespo,

When we look at your last days on earth we get saddened by the violence you suffered, but it would be selfish of us to believe that god did not want you in heaven with him. Well, he called you on that day because he needed you to patrol the streets of heaven and from what I can feel you are doing an excellent job. Que dios llene a su familia de paz y ilumine sus caminos al saber que tu los estas vigilando. Gracias mi hermano por su sacrificio.

Cpl Jose Irizarry
Mount Dora Police Department

October 22, 2009

Sgt. Ramirez-Castro,
Hoy vi el video de lo que paso en esa panaderia por la septima vez. Cada vez me pongo mas triste y lloro por ti y tu companero. Fue una verdadera lastima y tristesa ver como tu y tu companero fallecieron. Ustedes dieron sus vidas para proteger a esos mismos imbeciles que los mato. Este video debe de servir para mostrar le al publico que los policias no son gente que deben odiar si no gente que estan ahi para protejernos de los malos del mundo. No te llegue a conocer pero espero que Dios te guarde porque ya tu pasastes por un infierno!! Hasta que te vea en los cielos...Cuidate Angel !!!

Arlene LLORENS, C.O.

June 1, 2009

Sir, I am a Border Patrol agent and one of my classmates from the academy is a former Puerto Rico Police Officer. He knew both you, and your partner who were tragically killed. He shared with us the video of your murders. It really struck home the type of work we do on a daily basis. May you rest in peace. We have the watch.

Agent Robert Powell
US Border Patrol

November 1, 2008

I have watched the video of you and Sgt. Colon-Crespo's last moments of life in that bakery. Myself and thousands of other law enforement officer's in the nation want you and your families to know that you did not die in vein. We have learned so much from this incident, and I am sure it has saved the lives of many brother and sister officers since 1998.You guys desirve a lot more than just a few reflections. May your souls rest in peace.

Deputy D. Cruz
Martin County Sheriff's Office (fla)

August 21, 2008

I happened to be on a police videos web site and I watched the video of your shooting and was shocked. I only hope that the men involved will rot in hell. May god bless your family as well as your partner's family.

Police Officer Garcia
Los Angeles Police Department

June 7, 2008

A los policias que sacrificaron sus vidas para proteger las vidas de los puertorriqueño, les doi un saludo de corazón. Cuando tu y el Sgt. Billy Crespo murieron, yo tenia 6 años. Lo malo es que ya no estan con nosotro. Lo bueno es que capturaron al que los mato, "Landy". Gracias por proteger mi vida y las de los demás puertorriqueños.

Sgt. 1cls. Eric Borralí ( plc. 20385)
Fuerzas Urbanas Juveniles de Rapida Acción

September 8, 2007



August 25, 2007

May you rest in peace Hero.

911 Dispatcher

August 25, 2007

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