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Police Officer Jose Manuel Ortiz

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, September 21, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Jose Manuel Ortiz

Halloween, your favorite Holiday, twenty years later. Remembering you today and always. Mom in law, Arlene

Arlene McMahon
Mother in law

October 31, 2020

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

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

September 21, 2020

Remembering 9/21/2000 - 20 years later. Rest In Peace, Pete.


September 20, 2020

3/5/2020 would have been Theresa and your twenty-fifth Anniversary.

Mother in law

March 4, 2020

Thinking of you during this Christmas Season. Twenty years next year.
Never forget!!

Arlene McMahon

December 9, 2019

9/18/2019 I rediscovered this site today of all days.
Pete, Nicole graduated from college, is working in her chosen field and is continuing her education to obtain her Masters in 2020. You would have been such a proud dad at her graduation!!
Thinking of you. We will never forget.
Mother in law, Arlene

Arlene McMahon

September 18, 2019

Thinking about you today through the 21st, your EOW. Many benefited from your Gift of Life that day.
Keeping your memory alive. Rest In Peace.

Arlene McMahon
Mother in law

September 18, 2019

The first time I met you, you were chasing after a bad guy on Allegheny Avenue. You were a great cop and man. you are remembered and well thought of by many!

Chief Inspector Keith Sadler (ret.)

May 1, 2019

Your family never forgets you Pete. Can’t get on site to write any more. Rest In Peace until we all meet up again.

Mother in law

March 28, 2019

Thinking of you onFather’s Day! ❤️Arlene McMahon mil

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Mother in law

June 17, 2018

Thinking of you today and during this Holiday Season.
We still keep your memory alive to Nicole.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

Arlene McMahon

December 13, 2017

En paz descanse mi Hermano en azul. Rest in peace my brother in blue.

N.Y.PD. Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

September 22, 2016

Happy birthday Uncle Pete. I love you and forever miss you. I had my baby boy on 9/21/15- I WILL LET HIM KNOW ABOUT YOU WHEN HE IS OLD ENOUGH.. 9/21 is a sad day for our family, but we will always have you in our hearts. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY UP IN HEAVEN WITH THE ANGELS.

Magalie Perez

March 1, 2016

Your family remembers you on this day, your 15th Anniversary, 9/21/00 eow.
Your niece Maggie had her baby boy today - so nice to have some joy on this day. Bet you are up there smiling down on her!

Arlene McMahon

September 21, 2015

I had the pleasure of living on the same block as Pete and remember how he looked forward to becoming a Philadelphia Police Officer. I still think of him from time to time. I remember him as a kind and generous person. I believe that he was a person that his daughter would be proud of.

Sergeant Frank Paz
Neighbor / DRPA

September 12, 2015

On September 21st it will be fifteen years since you were taken from your wife, daughter and family. Nicole has just started her first year of college. She has blossomed into a beautiful young lady and you can be proud of her.
Keep watching over her - especially now that she drives a car!!!! ♥ love, mother in law, Arlene

Arlene C. McMahon

August 26, 2015

Wow, it's been FOURTEEN years! RIP Brother, i do my best to help others as you did once for me. Sorely Missed, But Definitely Not Forgotten!! ~4206

P/O Jose L. Cartagena #4206
Philadelphia Police Department, 25th District

September 21, 2014

Thinking of you as your fourteenth anniversary nears (9/21/2000.)
Please watch over Theresa and Nicole and keep them safe and out of harms way.
Until we all meet again.
mom-in-law, Arlene

Arlene C. McMahon

September 10, 2014

Dad, How much I wish that I could remember. The days, months, and years go by and I wish I could remember. I wish I could remember what it was like for you to hold me, your smell, details of you. There's not a day that goes by that I don't wish that I could remember you, that I could know you. Your wife became the best mother you could have ever possibly wished for. She is my rock, she does and provides for me everything she has. I wish she'd realize just how much she means to me, and how proud I am of her. She has stuck by me through everything that has happened in my life, even if she doesn't agree with me or my choices in life, she loves me unconditionally no matter what. Recently, I have become aware of just how important it is to be loved unconditionally, and I've also become aware that not everyone is fortunate enough to have that. And I am incredibly lucky. She, Nana and PopPop, and Titi Mimi have done so much to try to keep your memory alive. And make me realize, just how much I meant to you and how much you loved me. They have also done an amazing job at reminding me of what an amazing man you were. How many lives you saved, and how you will always be remembered. Even though I don't remember, I am so incredibly proud to be able to call you my father. You will forever be in my heart.
Love always,

Nicole Ortiz-Siffel

September 8, 2013

I do my best every chance i get to keep your memory alive Brother. Your memorial plaque at the 25th District never looses it shine as far as i can help it. I go forward everyday knowing you watch over us continuing to do what you did best, helping the unfortunate and seeking out the predators of freedom. It breaks my heart knowing you were taking away so soon. A stolen car in your name, on your anniversary, hopefully i'll make you proud! Your Brother In Royal Blue, ~Jose 09/21/2012

P/O Jose Cartagena #4206
Philadelphia Police Department

September 21, 2012

how time passes and every corner remind me of my bestie where i always use to see him with that big smile looking at me damm how i miss you today i pass autozone where the last time i saw you smiling at me and waving bye to me..

friend from high school

September 12, 2012

Remembering you on your eleventh anniversary, Pete. Your family never forgets you.
love, mother in law,

Arlene (Bloomer) McMahon

September 20, 2011

Tio Pete-

Thinking of you today (and always), the 10 year anniversary of your passing. We were all fortunate to have known you, even if you were taken away from us too soon. We can still hear your contagious laugh.


Rubi Pacheco-Rivera

September 21, 2010

RIP brother.


November 24, 2009

Your birthday just past and for the first time since the day you were buried I witnessed your baby brother cry for you. Remembering the times that you held each other together as only brothers could. He misses you so much. There is not one day that goes by that we don't think about you. I remember over 16 years ago when I started dating your brother, how you always cracked jokes about the house on Mascher Street and when you made it into the academy how you always tried to take someone down at a family party or holiday get together or the time you scared the life out of me by jumping out of the coffin on halloween. You left us all with wonderful memories. We will keep your memory alive and hope to become half of the person you were.

With Love,
Your Sister-in-law

Monica Ortiz

March 4, 2009

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