Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Raul "Rudy" Dimas

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, May 24, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Raul "Rudy" Dimas

Many years have come and gone since you were taking from us. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. We are so proud of you

Baby Sister

May 24, 2022

Rest in peace Deputy Dimas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Dimas,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Collier County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 24, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Its been 17 years ago when God decide it was time for you to go home an still it seems like just yesterday. who would have thought that the dance that we shared would be our last I can remember your precious smile so happy as always I will always cherish the moment and the laughter that we shared but most of all I will always carry you in my heart may you rest in peace I will always Love you your baby sister.

Victim Advocate

May 24, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

To My Hero...My Best Friend. ..To My Pops...

Good Bless You...Thank You For All You Have Done In This World...

My Kids Have Never Meet You...But Heard All About You....

I Am So Proud Of What You Gave Me...& Nobody Can Take This Away

From Me Or My Kids...OUR LAST NAME "DIMAS"...When I Hear The

Name "DIMAS"...I Raise My Head Up High And Tell Myself. .."THAT'S US"

And I Won't But My Head Down For No One..Just The Way You Raised


Court Room Is A BIG Joke)


Jose Daniel Dimas

Number 1
My Hero

May 3, 2014

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Dimas. We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 24, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Another year has come and gone since we said goodbye, not a day goes by without in my mind, I miss you so dearly wish you were here, I need my big brother.

Love Always,

your sis

Hendry Co SO Sister

July 30, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the tenth 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 hold your family in my heart's embrace today and pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya


May 26, 2009

Rest in peace my brother. You, your service and sacrifice is not forgotten.

Sgt. G.T. Martin
Collier Co. S.O.

May 15, 2009

You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten.


October 11, 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 10, 2007

G-d Bless.

May 24, 2007

Another year has come and gone and still is seems like it was yesterday. We Love You and Miss You


May 3, 2007

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you,so much happiness that you brought into our lives and then in
seconds your gone without a goodby not knowing why. you tought me so many things, the good and the bad

Alicia Campbell
HCSO Sister

October 24, 2006

You live on in the memories of all who love you. Your family will be in my thoughts tomorrow, as they remember how their lives were forever changed, six years ago.

Norie Haas
Mother of Brian A. Haas
E.O.W. 4/24/04

Norie haas

May 23, 2005

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

April 22, 2004

So may years have passed

since the day he donned a badge

He chose a life of service

  to share the love he had

    Rudy chose to Protect

  those who did not know him

   Courage cleared the path

  allowing him to serve them

Unuspecting people prayed at

  night for God's protection

     Never knowing who

   Followed his direction

    He put on the Grays

  securing his vest tight

   Stepping into forever

    Fighting Gods fight

     No one knew when

this heroes life would end

    Except for the God

Whose people He died to defend

  Dep. Raul (RUDY) Dimas, 0328

January 7, 1949 - May 24, 1999

Dodie Canova '99

In memory of a friend

We miss you Rudy

Collier County Sheriff's Office

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