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


Wow, your wife is so wonderful. I hope you knew just what you had while you were here. I never got the pleasure to meet you, but then if I had I would never have met Jennifer. You died protecting the residents of DC and may they never forget. You sons are wonderful young men, and your daughter is beautiful. My daughter is 1 year older than her and the plan is for them to grow up knowing each other and being able to comfort each other as they grow in knowledge of just what they have missed. I know the trial is approaching for your murderer. God will bless and watch over Jennifer and I will be avl to talk to her at any time. She is a good friend that I will always treasure. God Bless,


Tammy Jacobs (The Widow Jacobs)
Riverside PD, 13th club

January 12, 2004

I am saddened by our loss. Another fine Officer has been taken from us all.
He lived and died a hero.
My prayers are with all of the surviving family and friends.
You must survive and carry on his legacy. In you and through you, he will live forever.
You, as well as your hero, are in my heart and in my prayers...

Terry Macias, Retired
Cleveland, Ohio, Police Dept.

I had the fortune to meet Ofc.Morales last month while attending Law Enforcement Memorial week in DC. To his family and fellow officers, I pass on our condolences. Rest in peace brother

sgt john blair
taylor michigan pd

To the Morales family: Marlon was a bright spot in B section at NVCJA for our six months of training together during session 103. He gave his training his all and graduated proudly. I will always remember his smiling face, how hard he punched, how excited he was to become a cop, and how extremely excited he was to become a father again. His loss is deeply felt across all of the agencies in the Washington D.C. area. I am blessed to have known Marlon, even for a short time. Please accept my prayers and condolences.

Officer Jennifer Mogford
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department

Mrs. Morales,
I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I, too, lost my husband to a senseless murder on 8-8-00. Like you I had a small son (17 months), and was pregnant with twins at the time. It breaks my heart to kow that my children will never know or remember their father, but I take comfort in the fact that at least they will never feel the pain that we have had to endure. Keep your husband's memory alive by telling stories and talking about him daily. By doing this we will be able to create wonderful "memories" for our children. God bless you and your family!

Michelle Stanze
St. Louis PD Widow

Michelle Stanze

To the Morales Family, there are no words that I could possibly say to help you through your grief. As a fellow classmate of Marlon's at the NVCJA 103rd, I can only say that we will all miss his friendly smile. Marlon was an exemplary person and will be deeply missed by us all. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Ofc Mindy Thompson
Arlington Co PD

To the Family, Friends and to the Metro Transit Police Dept.
My heart goes out to all, as just a month ago we lost one of our own. Time heals but we never forget. May Officer Morales rest in Peace with the rest of our Brothers and Sisters who have given their lives in the line of duty. "We will Never Forget" them. Rest in Peace Brother. And bring comfort to your loved ones!

Deputy Belia Fessenden #112
Pinal County S.O./Az

To the Family, Relatives, Friends, and Fellow Officers of Officer Marlon Morales,

We extend our sincere sympathy in the earthly loss of Officer Morales. Our prayer for you is that God's might arms of love and protection will surround you now in in the days to come.

In His Name,

Chaplain Jack h. Lanier, Jr.
Longview Police Department

Longview Police Department (TX)

Rest in peace my fellow Brother in Blue. You and your family are in our prayers.



patrolman GREG MERCADO

I'm friends with many metro transit Offciers in DC and I'm sure they are devistated by the senseless murder. May god bless you sir, your tour is over. Please watch over us now. your family will be watched over by the good lord.


I've learned HERO'S are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done,regardless of the consequences. At God's Speed...

The Armstrong Family
Colorado State Patrol

I joined the the MTPD in May 2000 with Officer Morales. I spent the last year together in training with him, and through out this time the class became very close. We have shared good times and bad times, deaths of parents and the birth of children. We now face the most difficult experience of being an officer, the death of one of our own! I think I can speak on behalf of Class 54 and say the Marlon was the true meaning of an officer. He dedicated his life to police work. I can't begin to imagine what his wife and children are going through. Please know that your extended police family is there to support you now, and will continue to be there in the future. Marlon may be physically gone but his spirit lives on in all of us, because he said "The class will always stay together!" I am proud to have known him, to call him a friend, and a commorade. Marlon you will never be forgotten, you and your family will always be in our hearts and prayers. God Bless.

Steve #433

Offier Steve Morrison
Metro Transit Police

To our brother in blue, may you rest in PEACE. My prayers go out to your family, friends and co-workers.

Officer D. Johns
Decatur, GA Police Department

I want to be the first to say to the family and friends how truely sorry I was to read of this tragidy. I was just out to DC for police week and really liked the city. My husband was killed in the line of duty on 10-5-2000. Please send my wishes to the family and best of luck to you in the upcoming days.

Susan Matteson
widow of Bradley Matteson, EOW 10-5-2000
Fort Wayne Police Department

Susan Matteson

From a trainee in the No Va Criminal Justice Academy, session 104 to a graduate of session 103...

Deputy Robert D. Bennett
Loudoun County Sheriffs Office

I would like to express my sincere sympathy for the officers agency and family. We have just lost an officer in the line of duty one month ago and I know what you are feeling. Your department will be in our prayers.

Chief Danny Russ
Bladenboro Police Dept.

As I read of the lost of yet another peace officer,I was reminded of my trip several weeks ago to DC for the Law Enforcement Memorial service.I noticed many of the DC officers and the great job they did and how they treated fellow officers from all parts of the country. I may have seen Officer Morales during my four day stay , but now when I come to DC next year I will look for his name on the wall. May God be with his loved ones and comfort them and may they know that officers from all parts of America have them in thier thoughts and prayers.

Vice Detective
Asheville Police

Officer Morales, I don't personally know you but we patrol the same area of Washington D.C., 13th and U Streets N.W. You will forever be remembered in our hearts and minds. My family prays for you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my fellow brother.

"A Police Officer's Prayer"

When I am needed for duty God, and
someone has to call, give me strength to
save a life, or soften someone's fall.

If neighbors need a helping hand or
just a friendly pat, fill me heart
with love--so I can give them that.

God, stay by my side with your holy light
and guide my footsteps so I
do all things right.

I want to fill my calling and give the
best in me, to guard my every neighbor
and protect his property.

At the end of each day let me look back
and fined, that I fulfilled my job
proudly with a satisfied mind.

And if, according to my fate, I am to lose
my life; please bless with your
protecting hand my family.


Christopher S. Watkins
Metropolitan Police Department Washington D.C.

On May 12th of this year our department lost a officer while in the line of duty. The lost of this kind can not be explained except that they all did what they loved doing and that was to help others and to make a difference. My thoughts and prayers are given to both Officer Morales family and fellow Metro Transit Police Officers. He is now in heaven with a much bigger chief ready to do another task.

Detective Michael Adkins
Bladenboro Police Department ,NC

There is no greater love....

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of Officer Morales. He has joined the ranks of heros, now walking a beat that has no crime. A Centurian in heaven at the right hand of God. Never to worry again, but to keep an ever-vigilant watch over us here.

Thank you Marlon.

Sergeant John Player
MARTA Transit Police

To the wife, children and family of Officer Morales,

I am so sorry for your loss. My husband is a deputy in Colorado, and being part of the law enforcement community, I feel deeply saddened for you. As soon as I heard of the shooting involving your husband, we prayed and prayed for him that he would be alright. I want you to know that there are so many of us out here that are thinking of you and your family and praying for you everyday. We will never forget your husband and all the other officers that have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe.
I have heard over and over again a saying that I feel is so approprate for your husband, "It is not how he died that made him a hero, it is how he lived."
He will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your children.

Renee Creek

Renee Creek
Wife of Boulder County Deputy

Officer Morales was a good man. I know that many other officers and I feel touched by knowing him during our police training. My prayers are with his family and with Metro Transit PD.

Officer Crystal Newcombe
Arlington County Police Department

You'r Department and fellow Officers are in our prayers

Hendersonvillle Police Dept

To the family of Officer Morales, I heard about his shooting and I pray for him to be ok and for his name not to go on The Wall, but than again only God knows why, My heart goes out to you and his friends and co-workers and don't ever forget that you are not alone..

God Bless you always

Terry Miyares
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hialeah Police Dept. Florida
killed in line of duty 11/6/86

Terry Miyares,
Hialeah Police Dept.

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