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

Sweetie,
I know it has been a while since I visited the site and as you know there is not a day that goes by without thinking of you, or telling someone about you, or talking about your boys. You are FOREVER in my mind and heart. I am so excited that we are doing a Hero WOD in your memory this weekend. As I always tell people no matter how long it has been (21 years to be exact) that void it's still there but we learned to move forward and never forgotten about you. I miss your smile so much..... but I know one day will reunite again. Te amo.

Patty Vasquez
Spouse

September 19, 2022

It's being 21 years yesterday May 22 Mihijo And your still are in My Daily Prayers you will never be Forgotten

Jerry Vasquez
His Uncle from Laredo

May 23, 2022

You are missed brother. I enjoyed working with you and going to call out with you. Gone, but never forgotten!

Officer Tony Williams
Houston Police Department

May 19, 2022

Mihijo it has being lots of years but it is like you were here lots of love My Boy

Jerry Vasquez
Uncle

April 22, 2022

Jury was deadlock? They did you and us all no justice... But rest in peace, brother!!

Sgt S. A. Mohamad
20 year Texas police officer

September 16, 2021

Today I went to the same church where a prayer service for Alberto’s family took place. This year is 20th time. The pastor is very kind. He told us he has done this prayer service for Alberto family for 20 times. He will keep this service even on day he is in wheel chair. He told us he is 72 years old. He pray for every one of us, almost every one of us in uniform. Two commanders present.

20 years ago, I was a young officer with 4 years on. I worked at night shift while Alberto worked at evening shift. We chatted in the parking lot in front of the station a few days before Alberto was killed in the line of duty. Seem like last week. Alberto is very kind person.

Today I met Alberto’s son, his wife, his mother in law, and his old parter today. Glad to know his son in college. A fine young man.

In 2007, I was promoted to sergeant and was assigned to 18 district where Alberto and his partner encountered the shooting. My squad officers went to the same apartment complex often for call for service. I always made sure my guys had back up. I always checked by my guys there for disturbances.

Alberto, rest easy brother. We remember you.

Lieuenant
We worked at the same patrol station 20 years ago

May 25, 2021

Rip sir,
Godspeed to your family and friends.

Never forgotten

Police officer
Houston PD

May 22, 2021

From Laredo Miss You You Will Never Be Forgotten Uncle Jerry

Uncle
Newphew

April 10, 2021

Albert,

You are truly missed my brother! I will never forget working with you, going to call out, and the great guy you were. RIP Brother! Gone but never forgotten!

Tony Williams

June 28, 2020

Albert I always remember how good friend you were too us . You were Great person I'm sure ur son and Paty are so proud of you
Miss u a lot

Jeny
Friend

June 2, 2020

God bless you

Mark Mottola

May 23, 2020

Its a Special day today that goes Down in History the flowers bloom an today is your Birthday Son Alberto Vasquez you will never be forgotten My Angel In Blue

Jerry Vasquez
Your Uncle Jerry From Laredo Tex.

April 16, 2020

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
Son

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)
Friend

June 28, 2018

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

Jerry Vasquez
Uncle

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
neighbor/friend

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
Wife

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!

Amen.

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
Wife

August 19, 2015

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