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Corporal Alfredo Banos

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, January 20, 2001

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Reflections for Corporal Alfredo Banos

19 years and still seems like yesterday, I miss you pop.

Corporal A. Banos Jr.
Thomas County S.O.

January 20, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Banos.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 19, 2019

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

Thought about you today just reflecting on all the violence in the world today. You were taken too soon from us, and I miss you dearly. I still pray for your family and of course for you. Just knowing that your in a better place now and your protecting all of us here makes me feel better. I'm so blessed to have met you way back, when you touched so many lives. You definitely touched mine.

Retired Detective Gina Knight
Lee County Sheriff's Office

July 20, 2016

Miss you so much

Deputy Alfredo Banos Jr
Thomas County Sheriffs Office

January 20, 2016

Love and miss you dad.

Deputy Alfredo Banos Jr.
Thomas County Sheriffs Office

January 20, 2015

You would be so proud of your son. We talk about you all of the time. I am so blessed to have met you before your passing. We love you dearly.

Daughter-in-law Nikki Banos

January 20, 2014

To my hero, I miss you so much. Love you Dad.

Deputy Alfredo Banos jr
Thomas County Sheriffs Office

January 20, 2014

HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero, continue to rest in peace Corporal Banos.

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

January 20, 2013

Rest in Peace, Corporal Banos. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. As I read the refections of your co-workers , I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 20, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all and you sir are a hero.. Continue to rest in peace Corporal Banos.

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


January 20, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us. HEROES do live forever. Continue to rest in peace.

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


January 20, 2011

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 25, 2009

The Latino Officers Association Florida, would like to express our condolences. We ask the Lord to comfort the family and agency members in their time of need.

"I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” May the Lord bless all.

"In God We Trust".

Latino Officers Association Florida

July 30, 2008

We all miss you like crazy. I know you are waiting for us and helping other officers to cross over but we would do anything to have you back. We are so proud of you and speak about you often!! Love you lots.

victim advocate
Collier County Sheriff's Office

May 22, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

March 30, 2008



January 12, 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 14, 2007

On behalf of the Latino Officers Association Florida we wish to express our deepest condolence to the family and the rank and file.

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for
his friends." John 15:13

God bless

President LOA-FLA

Alexander Martinez

Ofc. A. Martinez
Miami Dade Corrections

October 29, 2006

Al, it has taken me almost 6 years to write this but the big old freight train misses his little Cuban friend. I just remember the good times we had in Bonita chasing te bad guys. Rest in peace little buddy!

Corporal Michael Callaway
Lee County Sheriff's Office

October 28, 2006

Your loved ones will be in my thoughts, as they remember the day 5 years ago, that forever changed their lives. I hope those five long years have brought some healing to them.

Norie Haas
Mother of Brian Haas
E.O.W. 4/24/04

Norie Haas

January 20, 2006

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you today, you will never be forgotten.
My prayers are with your family left behind, to let them know I'm thinking of them also. Everyday is hard, some are just harder than others.

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

January 20, 2006

Although I only knew him for a short time I knew I had met someone special. I can't tell you what a wonderful person he seemed to be but then again from reading these reflections I guess I don't have to. He was a great officer and a wonderful person and for all of you just like him, God Bless you and your families for what you do.

Collier County Florida

February 11, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, may God continue to grant you eternal peace and bring love, comfort, and peace to your loved ones.

January 20, 2005

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