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 will not be forgotten, Brother.

NLC, Special Agent

March 14, 2011

Thinking of you on this Christmas Eve.


December 24, 2010

It is so hard to believe that ten years has gone by since that horrible Christmas Eve night. Just wanted you to know that many people remember you and think about you.


December 24, 2010

It's been 10 years brother and you are still remembered. R.I.P. Aubrey. I miss you.

Inv. James Burns
Dallas County D.A.'s Office

December 24, 2010

I always think of you and your family at Christmas time. Though I never knew you, I remember the terror felt throughout the state when the "Texas 7" escaped, less than 2 months after my father was killed in the line of duty. And then I saw your family at the Texas Peace Officer's Memorial in Austin the following May. For these reasons, I have always felt a connection with you and your family. May Texas never forget your sacrifice in your work to keep us safe from evil.

Fellow Texan

December 20, 2010

I was just thinking of Ofc. Hawkins, his family and friends. I know this is a tough time each year. God Bless you all.

AZ Narc

December 5, 2010

A hero to more than he knows. (c)2004

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/03

September 19, 2010

I just saw your photo again on the always remembered section. I remember when it all happened. I had been a police officer for only about six months and was deeply saddened by your death. It's been almost ten years and we will not forget the sacrifice you made.........

Officer Jeremy Anderson
Portland Police Bureau (Oregon)

September 18, 2010

Aubrey, Last Wednesday, while standing at attention at the graveside service of Cedar Park Police Officer Leonard Reed, my thoughts turned to your graveside service, funeral and to our friendship after high school. Each Christmas brings some sadness knowing that your family hurts so much more. I regret that we lost touch, you were a fine young man and it was an honor to be your friend. Rest In Peace.


August 28, 2010

Thank You officer Hawkins. I never met you but I feel like you are my brother. You were my mirror image and it is an unusal feeling to know that you gave your life in the line of duty. It gives me a strange sense of pride to know that you lived. It makes me sad to think your life was taken in the way it was. God bless you Aubrey.

Eddie Hagler, Doppelganger

July 29, 2010

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. To the family of Aubrey, Your fathers, son and husbands sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Cpl J E Stokes #1604
Montgomery P.D. AL.

May 26, 2010

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February 11, 2010

To the family of Aubrey, I was just reading his page again today and want you to know your husband, father, and son will not ever be forgotten. His gentle spirit and larger than life heart will remain with us at Irving PD. His picture hangs solemnly in our lobby to remind us of his ultimate sacrifice. I was working off duty that night and still remember vividly Aubrey's response and the following radio traffic. Our hearts were broken along with yours. I say a prayer every Christmas eve for his family and hope to see him in heaven one day. Rest in peace, my brother.

Officer Naya Pope
Irving PD

December 29, 2009

On the 9th anniversary of Officer Hawkins' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Hawkins is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

December 24, 2009

Mrs. Hawkins, no I unfortunately have not had the pleasure of meeting you. I am from Paris TX. I followed the case where you lost Aubrey very closely. It broke my heart to read about him. I think of him often even though I never was lucky enough to meet him. I know I will meet him in another life when this one is done. He has served as an inspriration to me when I think I don't want to continue in this profession. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts particularly at this time of the year. God Bless you all.

AZ Narc

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas, Aubrey. May your family find peace this holiday season.

Corporal Sean DeGrilla
Orange County Sheriff's Office, FL

December 24, 2009

I was thinking of Aubrey this morning and the sacrifice he made nine years ago today. It doesn't seem possible that much time could have passed since we were working together at the Irving Police Department. Since my retirement from the IPD I've met a lot of fellow law enforcement that are familiar with Aubrey's story. I always take the time to tell them he was a fine young officer. May God continue to bless his family.

Special Ranger Doug Hutchison
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

December 24, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Hawkins

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

December 23, 2009

AZ Narc... I knew most of Aubrey's friends... Do I know you? ~ Lori

Lori Hawkins-Acosta, Aubrey's Widow

December 23, 2009

It's hard to believe that you've been gone almost nine years. I didn't know you then, although I knew your name and had seen you a few times. We worked the same beat, although on different shifts, and I still remember your fateful night well. I had just put on my uniform to go to work when one of the dispatchers called me to work early with the horrible news. No one will ever forget your sacrifice and what your family endured. On the night we celebrate Christ's birth, your earthly life ended and you began your life in Heaven with Christ. One day I hope to join you there and we can talk. Until then, the rest of us will keep up the good fight.

Jason Rodgers
Irving PD

December 15, 2009

I think of you often but this time of year makes those thoughts much sadder. Please know that we haven't forgotten you.

AZ Narc

December 4, 2009

You are remembered........

Police Officer
Mesquite Police Department

November 24, 2009

Hey buddy, just thinking of you. Rest easy Aubery!

McKinney Police Department

November 2, 2009

Officer Hawkins:
As I watch the televised documentary of your EOW day I feel the need to thank you for the self-less ultimate sacrifice you made for your community. I pray that your family will one day find peace and continue to watch over them. Thank you once again...To officer Hawkins family: May God Bless you and guide you with continued strength!!

Aileen Rios
Daughter of Fallen Officer Ray Rios Jr EOW 9-4-05

May 13, 2009

To the Son of Officer Hawkins:

Please know how much all of us appreciate the sacrifice made by your father. He had so much courage and gave you so much to be proud of. We all thank him for what he gave up to protect all of us. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you until the day you and your father get to embrace again and continue your eternity as father and son.


A Citizen Protected by Officer Aubrey Hawkins


May 5, 2009

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