Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer III Cerilo Aganon Agarano, Jr.

Maui County Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Tuesday, November 9, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer III Cerilo Aganon Agarano, Jr.

Officer Agarano,
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 Maui. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

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

November 9, 2019

May his soul rest in peace, and may God bless his twin daughters and son.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

July 19, 2018

Thoughts to your family on the 16th anniversary, especially your brother who was one of the best partners I had at the FPD.


November 9, 2015

You saved me --- Thank you !!! Miss you !!!


December 11, 2012

Officer Agarano,
Sir, even though it's been 13 years since your End of Watch I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Maui County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 28, 2012

Bambi, I wanted to Thank You too... I remember You so well. I am so Greatful to have known You and all of Your co-worker's who I served at Chums. I Look Up to You (All) with Much Honor and Respect and Thankfulness! You Always smiled and was friendly to Me! I liked talking with You everytime I saw You. I miss You Bambi...Lyle C. 8/7/2012

Lyle Camara
Thankful citizen and Friend

August 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Agarano. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

Rest in Peace partner. I know your watching over us!


December 6, 2011

Rest in Peace brother!!


March 26, 2011

Officer Agarano,
On today, the 9th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Maui County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 9, 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 29, 2007

On the eight year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 9, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 5, 2007

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Police Officer III Cerilo Aganon Agarano Jr.,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum of the "ODMP Light". That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute.

People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer.

Every fallen officer is an hero. The ODMP serves as a place where that continuum of "LIGHT" can be seen through and within, the heart and soul of each and every person who honors our fallen heroes with a reflection and/or tribute. As we say in Hawaii, we are `Ohana. We are family.

May God comfort the family and loved ones who have lost their beloved Cerilo. May God also comfort those who have lost a fellow officer and friend that can never be replaced in this lifetime.

I wish you peace and love beyond all understanding.
May you rest in peace Police Officer III Cerilo Aganon Agarano Jr.
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana. Amen.

**I pray all find comfort in this Hawaiian prayer I leave you.**


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale (Private Citizen)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island

January 5, 2007



May 4, 2006

To the family and friends of Officer Agarano and his fellow officers, and most especially to Officer Agarano:

On this the sixth anniversary of your untimely death, please know that you are not forgotten. You will always be remembered and honored. Rest in peace, Officer Agarano.

May your loved ones continue to be comforted by the support of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors. Our family grieves with them and for them.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Officer Agarano gave to his community, and the citizens of Hawaii, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 9, 1999.

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

November 9, 2005

Rest in peace. Your shift is over. God bless you.

St. Louis City Police

June 13, 2005

May God continue to grant you eternal rest and bring comfort and peace to your loved ones.

January 12, 2005

Rest in peace blue angel.

S. Yates
concerned citizen

Bambi Agarano (no one ever called him Cerilo) was the senior officer on my watch when I first came on the "road" and I would work with him on duty quite a bit. I learned some things about being a beat cop from Bambi, he knew how to deal with different types of people, situations and was a real joker, always with a smile.

He was well liked in the department, I still miss him and his joking.

Aloha, Bambi

P.O.II William Melton
Maui County Police Department

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