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Police Officer Santos Valentin, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Santos Valentin, Jr.

Miss you forever my little bro. God Bless.. Thank you for all you did to save the USA. Wish you were here...


September 12, 2019

Hi There Papo…I miss you.. Happy 18yrs in Heaven with our Lord. Ghissy got engaged. Jo went back to school. We have 4 grandkids on Toms side. I wish you guys would have met. You are two peas in a pod. This Sep 11 th brings me to 2001 when we lost you. I wish things were different and you were alive to tell us of all your ventures including saving lives.Mom is 90 in 2 months. Wari just got Married. May you rest in Peace little bro. Will always miss you. Ill always love you.Your Big Sis... Big Al...

Older Sister

September 12, 2019

Officer Valentin your bravery, dedicated service will never be forgotten. Your service forever honored. Thoughts are with your family today.

G. Birkholz Mother of
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

September 11, 2019

Today is 17 Years seems like yesterday. Miss you our angel.

Ella Milazzo Warnock
One of his best friend

September 11, 2018

Hi Papo its 17 years I don't believe you are gone. I miss you more and more each day. I wish you were here unharmed and enjoying our family as we had enjoyed you year afteryear.Happy Anniversary in Heaven. Please say hi and my love to.. Daddy.. Augie and my Sunflower. I love and miss you . Your Big sis Al

Alida Valentin Silva- young

September 9, 2018

My Dear Papo,,, Happy 16 yrs anniversary in heaven. Say hi To Dad. I miss you so much each and every day,,, so does Mom and our entire Family. I wish you were here and sense your presence often. May you rest in peace. Please continue to be our Guardian Angell. Your big sis Alice.

Alida V Silva Young

September 11, 2017

papo, 15 years have come, and the wound is just like yesterday. Your new nephews and nieces know what a Hero you still are. Mom is OK Give Dad a big Hug. There are to angels up there watch them for us. God Bless miss you Love you, Wish you were here with us enjoying the new additions.!!!! Love RoeRoe


September 11, 2016

May you rest in peace my brother, because you are a true hero for your sacrifice. May God bless you and your family. Until we meet one day.

N.Y.PD. Lt.(Ret.) Ray Flores

September 11, 2016

Think of you every year on this day and how we lost a true hero


September 11, 2015

We will be keeping your special intentions and your family in our prayers today. Thank you for rushing in when others rushed out. Thank you for the lives that you saved that do not even know your name. GOD bless.


September 11, 2015

Rest in peace PO Santos Valentin, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Ret Det Catherine OConnor

September 11, 2014

Santos, I treasure the memories of you as a friend and brother officer. Our time in Street Crime to our time in ESU. Thank You for the time you bandaged my leg in Brooklyn. I will continue to pray for you and our friends who are watching over us all now.
Mrs. Valentin, I am sorry for your loss as your son was a GREAT officer and I am proud to have known him. God Bless you and your family.


October 20, 2012

You as always are remembered today

Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Papo , You will always be in my heart and my prayers ! Love ya , Katrina


September 9, 2012

Dear Papo in heaven:
For 10 years I have been so said for your mom and dad each anniversary of 9/11. As my brohter Donald said, you were always the boy scout until the very end. You were always thinking of helping and saving others, never once comtemplating your own safety.
I am so proud of you and know when my day comes, we will be dancing salsa together in heaven.
Love you and miss you always, Darlene

Darlene Kearns

September 11, 2011

Hi Papo happy tenth anniversary in heaven. We miss you each day more and more thank you for all you did to save so many.. I will be reading your name tomorrow. I love you. God bless. mom and day miss you so much and pray the rosary and light a candle daily. God bless little brother....

your sister alida(alicea0

September 10, 2011

Hi Papo happy tenth anniversary in heaven. We miss you each day more and more thank you for all you did to save so many.. I will be reading your name tomorrow. I love you. God bless. mom and day miss you so much and pray the rosary and light a candle daily. God bless little brother....

your sister alida(alicea0

September 10, 2011

You will always be remembered and loved by all of us in this family. You were a brave and honerable man and i love you with a ll my heart. May god bless you and keep you in in arms forever.....


April 10, 2011

I am forever in debt to the 23-37 and the 343. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten. You are a true hero, Thank you for your service Sir.

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County, Florida

September 11, 2009

Officer Valentin,
Sir, on today the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all the other LEOs who were killed that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 11, 2009


Eight years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. Your heroic actions are not forgotten.


September 11, 2009

The anniversary of 9/11 is coming up in a few days as you well know. I just wanted you to know that you have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace...

Sergeant Chris Ditoro

September 8, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.


Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 12, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Valentin and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 12, 2009

"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

January 3, 2008

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