Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Aubrey Wright Hawkins

Irving Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Aubrey Wright Hawkins

You are not forgotten.

K. McGee
MPD, TX

April 22, 2009

When I have seen enough of man's inhumanity towards each other or I see a filthy house with kids and dope and I think I don't want to do this job anymore, I think of Ofc. Hawkins and others like him. I remember the price they paid for the badge they wore and the ideals they believed in. After that my burden does not seem so big anymore. I know you are missed by your family and friends. I want you to know you are missed by many more people than that. Bless you.

AZ Narc

April 8, 2009

Every so often I read the reflections of those remembering Aubrey. Though your kind thoughts tug at my heart, it reinforces the legacy which is so important to me. Many of you know he left a son behind...my only grandson. He is 17 now and looks and acts just like Aubrey. He is approximately 6'1" with size 14 shoes. I don't know when he will stop growing, but I know he should at least equal Aubrey's 6'3" frame in order to fill in those 14" shoes. Thanks for your reflections.

Aubrey's Dad

February 12, 2009

Aubrey, I had the honor to meet your fellow officer, Jennifer who was with you that fatefull night, and hear your story. You are an honorable man and officer. RIP knowing you were protecting your community. My condolences to your family and children. I am sure they have loving memories of you.

Robina Browne
Mother of a fallen son Deputy Daniel Browne-Sanchez 2/10/07, Hawaii

January 6, 2009

Just know that you are thought of and missed on this eight anniversary. Rest in peace brother.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

December 25, 2008

I just wanted the friends and family of Ofc. Hawkins to know that even here in Louisiana you are not forgoten. God Bless all of you. May you serve us all now as a guardian Angel and protect all who serves. To the family, Thank you for the man that you gave to the world.

Sgt. Mike Szempruch
Bossier City Police Dept. Bossier City Louisiana

December 24, 2008

Aubrey, it has been eight years on Christmas Eve that you taken from your family. I know they are thinking of you tonight.

Anonymous

December 24, 2008

I think of you and your family most every day but particulary this time of year. You will never be forgotten...........

AZ Narc

December 12, 2008

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

August 20, 2008

Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing Officer Hawkins, I have become to know him through friends and family. One word that always seem to be a common value is dedication. I will not forget the service and dedication he gave. I will think of Aubrey,Lori,Andrew and all his family from time to time and will continue praying surviving family and friends find peace within their hearts.

Chief Tommy Duncan
Seymour Police Department

August 19, 2008

Two down and five to go. Your death will be avenged. Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

August 17, 2008

I am thinking about you, your family, your fellow officers and friends.
WE ARE STILL HERE, WE HAVE YOUR BACK during this difficult time.

Officer PJ Carr
Grand Prairie

August 15, 2008

Justice is starting to be served, more will come.

Nick

August 15, 2008

Aubrey, as I began my shift at 6pm on 8/14, your family was in my thoughts and prayers. Remembering how you were stolen from them and from us as fellow officers was hard. I can not imagine the hell your family, friends and loved ones have endured the past 7 years and 8 months. I can not imagine that today was any easier or that pain or sorrow is somehow diminished with the sentence that was carried out.
I will continue to pray for your family and friends and department as they have another series of days like today. May God grant them His everlasting Peace.

Miller
CPPD

August 15, 2008

Two down..........five to go Brother.

AZ Narc

August 14, 2008

One of your killers was executed tonight. The others will follow. Rest easy.

Cpl. K. McGee
Murphy PD, TX

August 14, 2008

Aubrey,

I know you are up there still looking over us. I remember the first time I met you. I was on a traffic stop when I worked for Watauga DPS. You stopped on your way home to make sure I was okay. I later came to your house to take a lost/stolen report from you and Lori. I want your family to know, I have not forgotten that day. I was dispatched to your house, to give Lori the bad news. I didnt know what to say to her since I had just met yall. I was relieved I didnt have to give the news to her. You know I spent days with your family. I heard so many good things about you during that time. Your son, is the greatest. I know he was proud of his father.

Lori, you know I was there for you during a really bad time for you and your family. I hope you know I still think and care about yall. I tell the story of Aubrey to all the rookies I train now. Seeing what you went through has changed me. I will never forget the talks we had, the crying we both did, and even the smiles. I know if something should ever happen to me, you will be there for my family. Miss having our talks. Just so you know its really me, I havent been back to shrevport since we went just before the trial of Rivas.

Steven
Argyle PD

August 14, 2008

Aubrey and family,

So many people are thinking of you right now. One of Aubrey's murderers will be executed within the hour. God bless you and keep you strong tonight. I know Aubrey is watching over you, Lori. I hope you and your son will feel his presence until you meet again in heaven.

TK, APD

August 14, 2008

Officer Hawkins: One of you killers will be executed Thursday. But that can never bring you back or Trooper Manspeaker. RIP Officer Hawkins.

Tim

August 11, 2008

God Bless Aubrey Hawkins and his family. You are in my prayers.

Sgt. Richard Taylor
mendocino county sheriff dept.

August 10, 2008

This is copied from an E-Mail sent to TMPA.

"July 9, 2008

Chris,

My name is Lori Hawkins-Acosta. I am the widow of Irving Officer Aubrey Hawkins. He was killed in the line of duty Christmas Eve, 2000. At the time of his death, he was an active member of TMPA.

I'm sure yourself and organization are aware that the remaining so called "Texas 7" were all convicted and sentenced to death. In the recent months, one of the "criminals," Michael Rodriguez, requested an early execution. That request was signed by a district judge in Dallas County and an execution date has been set for next month, August 14, 2008 at 6:00pm in Huntsville.

I would greatly appreciate your help in notifying all TMPA members... Aubrey would want them to be aware. Any and all support during this time of justice would be greatly appreciated. I am asking that any officer available on the above date and time make their presence known in uniform at the Huntsville prison in honor of Aubrey.

In my opinion , and I know it would be Aubrey's as well, this is the first step towards final justice. Feel free to pass this message and my email address on to any officer intrested in the execution.

Sincerely,

Lori Hawkins-Acosta
Brothers and Sisters in Blue are always in my thoughts and prayers!"

Three other officers from my department and I will be there to see a cop killer executed. I hope there are more cops than can be counted there. Rest in peace Officer Hawkins.

Detective Robert Powers #6S22
Santa Fe Police Department
Santa Fe, TX

Detective Robert Powers
Santa Fe, TX Police Department

August 2, 2008

My own father passed away on October 18, 2007. He grew up in Ft. Smith, AR and his first cousin was this officer's grandfather, Wright Hawkins. When our family heard about this news, we were absolutely heartbroken to learn that this officer was a distant cousin.

Aubrey's grandfather and my father grew up together in an innocent time and in a place where crime was rare. Such a sacrifice this officer made, but he will always be remembered and I believe he is now in Heaven with God. There are no words to describe what this officer gave up to try and make this world a better place. Aubrey was his name and though I never personally knew him, I love him for the sacrifice he made for his country, state and county.

The Hawkins were and are wonderful people and their personal faith and calling to God, country and community will prevail.


Cousin

April 24, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

March 6, 2008

Lori -
Every Christmas Eve I think of Aubrey, I think of how John would talk about him after his death and how greatful I was that Aubrey and John were such good friend.
When John was murdered, the first person I though of was you... never could I have imagined the whirlwind of emotions that you had gone through until I felt them. I know John and Aubrey are looking down on us, so proud of our strength.
My son Jordan Aubrey asked me once if he was named after his daddy's brother.... I paused and smiled as I answered, "They were great friends and close as brothers". He knows that they are in heaven together.

Michelle & Boys

Michelle
John's widow

February 24, 2008

Thankyou for you service and sacrifice OFFICER HAWKINS. You are a true hero to us all and will never be forgotten

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

February 20, 2008

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