Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Marlon Francisco Morales

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Wednesday, June 13, 2001

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Reflections for Officer Marlon Francisco Morales

Life is like a stream.

Life is like a stream
Rolling threw the hills
Sometimes the gap is narrow
Sometimes the gap is wide

Life is like a stream
Rolling threw the hills
Sometimes water is lost
Like loved ones along the way

Life is like a stream
Rolling threw the hills
It doesn't matter which way it flows
It will all be together one day.
God Bless


Family Friend

August 10, 2007

Marlon,

I never had the chance to meet you but I know you. I know you though the life that you lead and the impression you left on you family and co-workers. I had the opportunity to meet your family Police Week 06'.Meghan is beautiful...I've kinda got a soft spot for Daddy's and daughters. My little girl Claire is 3 years old. Jennifer is a rock of strength. Most of all I knew you through Officer Anthony Mendoza. Tony and I were fraternity brothers in college. He still holds a special place for you as we all do for fallen brothers-in-arms. Marlon there is so much I want to say but just don't know where to start. So I will close with God Bless and God Speed....

Patrolman Rickey Edwards
Bogalusa Police Dept. Louisiana

June 14, 2007

REMEMBERING OFFICER MORALES TODAY.
MY SON WAS ALSO IN THE GULF WAR BUT THEY BOTH CAME HOME AND GAVE THEIR LIVES HERE ON AMERICAN SOIL. THEY WERE SOLIDERS HERE PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM.

MOTHER OF A FALLEN DEPUTY

June 13, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Morales on the anniversary of his passing. May God continue to comfort you all.
Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

June 13, 2007

G-d Bless you and yours.

June 13, 2007

I was a classmate of Marlon's in B section during the Academy. I still think of Marlon on lots of occasions. Every time the song " One More Day " plays on the radio I stop whatever I am doing and think of his funeral. I will never know the loss it was for his family but know that he will always be in my heart. He will always be my Brother.

Kurt Dove
Academy Classmate

March 31, 2007

Hello Mr. Morales. My name is maddie. I met your wife and daughter yesterday. They are amazing people. Your daughter Meghan is beautiful. She looks a lot like you. Your wife is beautiful also.. I see a little of her in Meghan also. I wanted to let you know that you are a true hero and romodel for other younger officers. You're a great man Mr. Morales

Maddie Hannan
Dads friends husband

January 16, 2007

Warrior.

Anonymous

October 21, 2006

On this the fifth anniversary of your passing, we pause to remember.
May your family know that we do not forget, and we carry on in the memory of Officer Marlon Morales.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

June 13, 2006

I had the opportunity to meet Marlon's daughter today during the C.O.P.S. Kids event at the FBI National Academy. As I was handing out pins to some of the kids, she handed me a pin that she said was from her dad's department. This was a wonderful gesture on the part of such a beautiful young lady, and brought a smile to my face on what was a very emotional day. I will treasure this gift and know that Marlon must have been a wonderful person, and I take great pleasure in having this chance for a rather small interaction that I will always remember.

Lt. Dan Weisberg
Clarkstown PD

May 14, 2006

God bless sir, we will not forget you.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

April 5, 2006

Marlon, I can hardly believe the impression your life and passing has had on so many... you truly were an amazing man. Not only did you put family first you never regretted it. I will always remember your easy smile and love for your family. We all miss you deeply. This past year has been so difficult, I keep waiting for everything to feel normal again and I know that will never happen. The kids and I went to stay with your parents for Christmas again this year - I know it's the best Christmas gift I could ever give them - time with the kids... I wish the boys still had your guidance... they need an honest, trustworthy, and loyal leader in their life. Jeramy changed so much after your death and he is slowly growing back to the kid he was before, but he could really use a man that is as uncompromising and upstanding to guide him. Josh is still growing... he has your personality and could also use a man that is ready to teach him about life. Meghan... wow what an angel! She told me the other day that you gave her a Dora Bingo game and it was her favorite and that you liked to play it too! I love to tell her stoies of when you were with us and what I think you would do or say in a situation... I hope I'm getting them right!

We all still love and miss you... watch over us...

Jen

January 3, 2006

OFC Morales and family,

At the time of your death, I was not yet in law enforcement. I had just graduated High School, but your funeral was held at my parish church. I remember getting a call from our rectory staff asking if I would be willing to serve a funeral. As an altar boy for many years at that point I agreed thinking it would be a regular funeral. I remember being told to show up at least an hour early due to the problems with parking. Your funeral has caused many a milestones in my life. I have since dedicated myself to a life of service as an officer. I never have seen anything as amazing as the show of support for your family from the LEO community.

As I said there have been many a funeral I have been to as an altar boy. Your's was the first one in which I actually cried on the altar. Your family, department, friends and everyone were so moved that it still reverberates in my head. Not a day goes by that I don't pray for you and your family. At the same time I also thank you for giving me the direction in my life to serve my community the same way you served yours.

Three years after your passing, I was in our academy. We hosted COPS Kids day. It was a fun but yet such a sad day. To sit there and play and joke with these kids was fun but then to realize why they were there struck something deep inside my soul. I remember walking down one set of stairs and seeing two brothers standing there. I immediately recognized them as your children. I almost broke down and cried. I held it together because these kids were here to have a break, a happy day. But as their bus left our complex, there was not one dry eye in the line waving goodbye. Thank you kind sir for your sacrifice. Every Sunday at mass you are in my prayers. I wish your family all the best

David Ziants
Brother in Blue

OFC Ziants
FCPD

December 25, 2005

Brother Marlon....Just thinking about you. I was one of the first three offciers that arrivied to your aide.

We thought we were going to a toll booth operator shot. Little did we know it was a brother officer. I remember the strength you displayed on the platform thus giveing a discription of the suspect.

You will bee forever in my heart and mind as THE strongest man I ever known.

I went to your candle light memorial held shortly after your passing at 13th and U St's and remember seeing your family. As a father of six with a wife I love dearly, that was the hardest thing I ever saw was your absense from them.

To the Morales family and childeren I am truely sorry for your loss of a great father and husband and public servant and wish you the very best. God bless you. He will never be forgotten.

Officer Bob Hay 1380
Ex- M.P.D.C. 3D
Woodstock, Ga.

Officer Robert Hay 1380
3rd District M.P.D.C.

August 21, 2005

It has been 4 years and 3 days since you were taken away from your family. I know that you would be so proud of Jennifer and what she has accomplished. She is now the President of the Illinois Chapter of COPS and is working very hard to help other families who have loved ones lost just like you. I am so proud of her and wish that you were here with her instead but....unfortunantly we can not take back what we have lost. Meghan is getting so big and had her first dance recital and I was not there but she said into the microphone that she was also doing it for her daddy. The boys are doing very well and are growing so tall. I know Jen is doing a great job with everything. You would be so proud and know that you are not forgotten and are thought of very often.

Family Friend
Tammy

June 16, 2005

Throughout the reflections written I see a familiar theme: Professional, friendly, always ready to take radio calls, backed up his fellow officers, a dedicated family man. I know him and thousands like him. These men and women, though human and as such imperfect, are the very best we have. Rest in Peace Officer Morales and God's peace to your family.

RAIC
US Secret Service

June 13, 2005

Your family will not walk alone, and you will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.

Deputy Pattie Nagel
Cook County IL Sheriff's

April 7, 2005

I knew Ofc. Morales for a short period. The one thing I remember most is that he always had a smile on his face and said hello to anyone he met. I find it interesting that someone you meet for such a short period can remain in your memory for such a long period. You will not be forgotten.

Ofc. Tracie Black
Clearwater Police Department (former DC Metro Transit Police)

April 5, 2005

Just visiting Washington, DC last week reminded me of the time I road along with your shift while I was a Cadet with the New York City Police Department. Rest in peace brother.

P/O Maas
West Orange NJ PD

February 19, 2005

While it is easy to forget most things that happened before 9-11, I will never forget the sacrifice you gave to the citizens of Washington, D.C. I remember 2001 as my first summer in the district and when I heard the news of your death I was horrified. Now, 3 years later every time I travel to the U St Station on the way to work I always think of you and the sacrifice you made. God Bless you and your family

Tim Jones (Civilian)
No Agency-Grateful D. C. Resident

June 30, 2004

Marlon, 2 years ago when i visited Dc for memorial week, one of your colleagues gave me a T shirt, It was a Tshirt with your name on it. I wear it with pride. It matters not that i am from another part of the world, we are brothers!.

I was at police week again this year(2004), and visited your department and station, YOU are certainly loved and remebered, stay safe patroling the great railroad in the sky.
Rich

Detective Rich JONES
Wiltshire Police, England UK

June 14, 2004

I am so glad I visited the site again today. I can't believe I did not see anything on the news that they finally convicted the murderer. It's been a long three years! Jen, your family is always in my thoughts when I look at my children and hope they understand what other officers have sacrificed. My husband and I took them to the vigil for the first time this year and showed them the pictures children have to leave on the wall for their parents ... instead of on the 'fridge where they belong. May god watch over your little ones. Take care, and stay strong!

Officer Crystal (Newcombe) Nosal
Arlington County Police Department

May 29, 2004

Marlon,
What wonderful news today. Jen called me with the sweet words of Guilty Guilty Guilty. It is about time that Justice is served. Now maybe Jen and the rest of the family can get some peace and closure to a long long waiting process. I have prayed and prayed for this outcome and God answers prayers. My prayers are always with your family and rest in peace knowing that your Justice has been served.

Tammy, Family friend

May 24, 2004

There are days that I still feel you with me and I expect you to come home and hold me... and then there are days that it feels like you have been gone forever.

We are in the middle of the trial and I can't beleive that this 'puke' and his lawyers and sit there and make faces like this whole thing is stupid. I'm not supposed to show any emotion but they can do whatever they like. I'm so sick of the whole thing. I really need your help. I know when I got run down with work I could always count on you to help me out and take care of the kids for me.

There are days that I just want to hid in my room but I just can't do that... Meghan would come in and get me! She is such an angel. And even though she only got to spend 19 days with you she knows you. She tells me that her Daddy is in her heart and in heaven. It's hard enough to go on with life without you but when I look at her and see all the things that she does it makes me miss you even more. The other day she woke me up saying the sun was open - time to get up! You should see her shake her little behind dancing and doing the hula hoop! She's got her Daddy's moves! Now that she getting older I tell her that I'll meet her in our dreams and we will have Daddy meet us there... and when she wakes up she will tell me about the park!

I miss you terribly.

Jennifer
Your loving wife

May 2, 2004

Marlon,
Wow your trial has finally begun, but I believe you already know this as I feel that you are keeping a steady watch over your family each and every moment. I believe that you are with Jennifer and the kids and making sure that everyone is safe through their travels. I am positive that this is finally the time we have all been waiting for. To put away your murderer. I believe that you played a role in stopping that car in Philly and showing everyone who your murderer was. Now it is time that he is put away forever. My prayers and thoughts are constantly with Your family and I will always do what I can for them. They are wonderful and I am glad to have them in my life. Let justice be served.

Tammy (Friend to family)

April 11, 2004

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