Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Alberto "Albert" Vasquez

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 22, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Alberto "Albert" Vasquez

Dear Dad
This is the first time that I have seen this page, and it makes me smile knowing so many people loved you and thought the world of you. It is almost 19 years now since I lost you. There has never been a day where I don't think about you. For whoever is reading this that has also lost a family member in the line of duty or even a father, I want you to know it gets easier to talk about it. Remember we honor our fallen families by the way we live and hold ourselves up.

Beto Vasquez

March 25, 2020

Albert-O , I still think about you often

Eric " Bart" Simpson
Hpd sr p.o. retired

March 18, 2020

This is the first time I’ve ever written about this. I remember this evening vividly. You asked me to work with you, Rick, and Major. I declined because it was my last night at Westside, before transferring to Beechnut. I was on my way home when I got a terrible phone call. I drove straight to Ben Taub, to give you all my love. Bro, like it’s yesterday I remember you, your smile, and the love you and Rick showed me when we were beat-mates. ‘Til we meet again, I’ll always wonder, what if. Te quero mucho, hermano y Dios te bendiga. Te miro al rato.

Joel ‘JRod’ Rodriguez
Beat mate

May 17, 2019

Albert -

Today is the first day I have ever seen this page. It brings my heart joy to know that Patty and your boys can find a little comfort knowing how much you are missed and thought of still by friends and family. We think of you often, and I know Cary will forever mourn the loss of you here with us.

Lisa Hafer (Cary’s wife)

June 28, 2018

Your still in my mind mihijo not a day goes by that I don't remember you love you

Jerry Vasquez

May 20, 2018

Thought of you again bro. Looking forward to you meeting me at the gates to Heaven.

Detective HPD Narc
Houston police

March 30, 2017

I just discovered this site and I think is great that we have the opportunity of expressing our feelings for such a wonderful human being. You were my first friend when I came to the USA, with my only goal of becoming a Police officer. You gave me my first duty belt and my first bullets proof vest. Next to you almost every night, when you were taking care of our community on 6363 Beverly Hills, I learned a lot about professionalism and ethics as a police officer. And as a friend, beside all the time that we shared,as neighbors, at the celebration back to back of the Houston Rockets, at the Astro World parks, etc...I also took from you advises that later on, I applied working as a cop. I still can not believe that my first assignment was to represent my department at your funeral. I was still training with a supervisor, when I got the terrible news. Brother, I always kept your belt, your vest and your unconditional friendship from where I learned how to be a real police officer without been mean to the people around you. God bless you and your family for ever, and don't worry, we will get together again in the next life.

Guillermo Blanco.
Former U.H.P.D.officer/ Friend.

September 13, 2016

I've been thinking a lot about you lately. We were neighbors on Beverly Hilll St. and you worked off duty security at our apartments. We talked a lot when I would come home late from bars/clubs. You were always telling me about the dangers all around me. Kinda like a big brother. I told you I was thinking of moving off of Gulfton when my lease was up because the apts. were cheaper. You told me absolutely not!! You told me how bad that area was. I listened to you, I always listened. You were the nicest cop I'd ever known. You were so proud of your family and your sons. When I heard that someone had taken your life from you, my spirit was crushed. And that it happened in the area you had warned me of. I remember driving past your funeral on Westheimer and there were so many people. You were definitely on of the good ones. I know you're playing it sweet in Heaven.

Melissa Mattingly

August 7, 2016

Sweetie, it has been 15 years since your departure, our family chain is broken and nothing is the same. Today was a special day we honored you at your station - Westside, it was a beautiful ceremony; your son Andy and Beto were so proud and humble by this ceremony. Now your picture and name its in the Wall of Honor, it was a bittersweet moment for me. Te Amo.

Patty Vasquez

May 27, 2016

Rest in Peace Police Officer Alberto "Albert" Vasquez. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and the men and women of the Houston Police Department. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue the scum that murdered you. May he know no peace on this earth nor in the after life. May his grave be infested with thorns and weeds. May he burn forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

May 22, 2016

I miss you and think of the times you helped me in a narcotics investigation. I could always count on you. Thank you so much for your friendship

Mark Boyle police officer
Houston police dept

November 27, 2015

I am retired now but think about Albert often,,good thoughts....

hpd sr off ret. Bart Simpson

November 27, 2015

Sweetie, just thinking of you and how much still miss you, a lot going through my mind and speechless to see how people use your name for their benefits....only you and I know what is the truth..... as you always told me: "Don't sweat the small stuff" I still have the book you bought me.
Te Amo.

Patty Vasquez

August 19, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 22, 2015

Hey Dad,
I know i don't write here much, but i miss you and this helps. As you know i'm currently at Baylor getting ready for finals and nothing brings me more comfort than looking at the Father and Son K9's figures, i was given when you passed. Just wanted to tell you how happy i am to call you my dad. Love you!

Andrew Vasquez
Hero's Son

April 30, 2015

Just thinking of you as always..... miss you Sweetie!

Patty Vasquez

March 28, 2015

after 14yrs since your accident you are still in my mind since like you were a l little kid son I still miss you a lot love you always son

not an officer olny his uncle
uncle from laredo texas

February 27, 2015

Bro! Did you see me showing off the picture on my office desk again, the one I took of you and Rick on duty driving down 610 in your shop. Nice smile Bro! as I surprised both of you on your right, you riding shotgun remember. You did see that picture when I had it in my POV visor, then on my refrigerator door, and now again in my office. Good Bro! No need wondering why, it's because there will only ever be one Alberto Vasquez and you my Bro! were a great husband, father, son, partner to my brother and friend. Yes I know your in Heaven but I just want you to know I miss you on Earth.

Frank Duharte
Ex-Officer/ and one of his BRO's

January 8, 2015

Missing you and thinking of you, Thanksgiving was one of your favorite holidays, I know you are having a blast now that your mom is with you in heaven..... I miss her too.... Te Amo!

Patty Vasquez

November 30, 2014

I think about you all the time, Albert. Thanks for your friendship.

Jimmy Boyle
Sun & Ski

January 23, 2014

Heroes live forever, Officer Vasquez, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

May 22, 2013

Still missing you Albert!

Carol Hafer

February 15, 2013

Another year is going by, another day without you..... Missing you with all my heart..... Love always!!!

Patty Vasquez

January 13, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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 who was murdered in 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 22, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Vasquez. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

May 22, 2012

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