Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Roberto Luis Calderon

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, December 7, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Roberto Luis Calderon

I can not believe that it has been 21 years. I hope you and Bill are in heaven riding your mountain bikes...

Rest in peace my brother.

Kenneth Van Velsor
Bureau of Fire, Arson and Explosives Investigations

December 7, 2020

Has it really been 20 years? Your son has grown to be kind and gentle like you, but also has the inner strength that you had. Your daughter is brilliant, beautiful, and loves her family with all her heart, though can be shy (sound familiar?

Mrs Jessica Calderon Ashbrook

December 9, 2019

Still thinking about you Brother. I remember talking to you at the pumps a couple of hours before it happened. You were in a great mood and looking forward to the weekend. I can still see you smiling as we passed each other at Hibiscus and the bus way. You were heading out to your last call and I was heading home. I remember the phone call, the disbelief, I had just seen you, it couldn't be true. I can still remember your funeral, so quite, so still and the only voice heard was your son saying "I want my Daddy back!". You were one of the finest Officers I have ever known. Tonight, I am on call so I will give a toast to you with ice-tea and say, "May there never come a day when people like you, fail to stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves".

Detective Ken Van Velsor
Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigatons

December 7, 2016

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

Continue to rest in peace Officer Calderon, we will never forget...

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

December 7, 2012


I remember the day you passed away. Yesterday, I met a wonderful lady in Odgen, Utah. Turns out, Lys is your sister. I had a wonderful time talking about you, your dedication to the brown gown, and your life in South Florida. Meeting your sister was meant to be.

Rina Slade, Sergeant
MDPD 1992-2004

October 24, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Robert, I have been thinking of you a lot this week, as I often do in December. I pray you are at peace and enjoying the beautiful kingdom of heaven! I miss you, but I know I will see you again one day. You will never be forgotten!

Officer Annie Starnes
Miami Dade Police Department

December 8, 2011

Continue to rest in peace Officer Calderon and you sir are a hero we will never forget.

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


December 7, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Calderon, your commitment will not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2011

Time does not heal the pain in our hearts, but it does make it easier to get up each day. We will never forget...

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


December 7, 2010

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 7, 2009

True Heroes Never Die; You will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace brother.


June 19, 2008

Rest in peace brother.

Capt. Davis
Miami-Dade Corrections

April 4, 2008

You will never be forgotten. May you rest in eternal peace.

Detective M. Owens
DFS/Fraud Div. & BLE Classmate

February 6, 2008

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments take our breath away. Memories Remain. ~ ROSES *NEVER* FADE ~


January 13, 2008

Eight years have passed but you have not been forgotten as true heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

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

December 7, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 4, 2007

Robert, had you in my thoughts tonight while mourning the loss of another friend, Jose Somohano. I just wanted you and your family know that you are not forgotten. You were an A+ individual with so many qualities. Although you are missed, we know you are in a better place. God Bless you.

Lt. C. Fernandez

September 14, 2007




August 12, 2007

Say hi to Bill and give him a hug for me. Still ridin'!

Det. R. Enos

August 1, 2007

I miss you buddy.

Det. R. Enos
Alachua County Sheriffs Office

July 31, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Calderon and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer Calderon has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends of Officer Calderon, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Calderon is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

SA Thomas Doyle
FBI New York City

March 9, 2007

Robert (papucho as I would call you),words could not express how special you were to me. We became friends in the academy(1994) and partners our first two years on the job.We worked area 2 in Cutler Ridge district (3p-11p)and developed a stronger bond as we rode together,you became like a brother to me, I really miss that! You always made me laugh and see the brighter sides to difficult situations, you made my day go by quicker and safer, you were my guardian angel out there on the road.Thanks for all you did. Remember how you used to detail your green & white and put that slippery stuff on your seats and make me slide everywhere as you drove, especially on sharp turns or running a "two" or "three"? I would get so mad and you would get a kick out of it. Like those I have many more memories to reflect on. You were a great husband and a wonderful dad, your family was very lucky to have you. The last time I saw you before that horrible day of your demise I backed you up on a "341" in area 2 which you were working in order to have the same days off as your wife, Jessica. As always you want to have the same days off as Jessica to spend as much time with your family as possible.You were a great man and will always be a sweet memory to me. Everytime I think of you being gone I choke up and get teary eyed cause I can't believe you're no longer here.It was very hard getting your Honor Guard uniform together for your viewing, I still think about it and it does'nt seem real. The phone call I got from the station that night to give me the horrible news sticks in my mind until this day and will always. I love you and miss you my friend. Grisell (mamucha, as you would call me). P.S. I still remember how you would always pinch my elbow to greet me, it hurt,but I loved it! Until we meet again in that wonderful place they "Heaven". See ya when I get there.

Police Officer, Grisell Ferandez-Izquier
classmates in the academy and partners for the 1st 2 years on the job

February 7, 2007

The Policeman's Last Roll Call....

The Policeman stood and faced his god, which must always come to pass. He
hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass. "Step foward
now Policeman. How shall I deal with you ? Have you always turned the other
cheek? To my church have you been true ?"

The Policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I haven't.
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a Saint. I've had to
work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been
violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that
wasn't mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just
got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with
fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept many unmanly tears. I know I
don't deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around anyways,
except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me Lord, it needn't be so
grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As
the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward
now, policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's
streets, you've done your time in hell."

Offcr. C. Casiano
Miami-Dade Police Dept.

December 19, 2006

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