Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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.

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

Thank you, Ofc. Santos Valentin, for your dedication to God, your family and, ultimately, your country.

Your sacrifice was not in vain, and you will never be forgotten.

God speed and God bless. Rest in peace, Ofc. Valentin.

God Bless America.

LRVirgil, Civilian
Texas - Law Enforcement Supporter

September 30, 2007

You are not and will never be forgotten. You and the other brothers we lost that day are HEROES and will be remembered forever! Rest high on the streets of Heaven!

Deputy Brant Pewitt
Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept TN.

September 11, 2007

Thank you for your sacrifice and all the lives you saved that day. It takes a brave officer to go into a burning building. Rest in peace.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 11, 2007

This reflection`is written to you, in your honor, and in keeping my promise to all of you. The promise that each of you, who gave so much, have their own reflection from me.
What kind of man runs into a building to save others, knowing that the building is about to collapse? A hero, that's what kind of man would do that. And you, sir, are every bit a hero. Your sacrifice, and your actions, helped to spare the lives of so many others, that were facing certain doom. They, and the rest of us still here, are forever in your debt.
As the Christmas holiday is approaching, I would like to convey to your family, my utmost respect and sincere wishes for them, that they feel the love and respect of ALL Americans for the sacrifice you made. I pray that their pain and sorrow will be eased this holiday season with the knowledge that you are in a better place, smiling down on us.
As you patrol the streets of Heaven, may the Lord keep you close to him. Though your absence has left our sacred blue line a bit thinner, the line has held. Rest in peace, brother, and Merry Christmas in Heaven. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

December 13, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Officer Santos Valentin and his fellow officers with the New York Police Department and most especially to Santos:

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the fifth anniversary month of the tragic devastation wreaked upon our nation, those brave men and women who lost their lives safeguarding others are remembered and revered.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the distinquished service Santos gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 11, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Department, CA; eow 4/24/05

September 28, 2006

a hero lives forever.....

September 12, 2006

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this tragic day in history. You will never be forgotten and will be forever a hero.

Nicole Burdette
Wife of Deputy Alex Burdette EOW 3-12-05

September 11, 2006

Hi Papo, As we remembwer 911 5 years ago it seems like yesterday. You were a boyscout, alterboy, always a great kid at home. you became a ESU police officer, always making us proud. Now you are gone and we are left with the memory of you. We miss you love you and will meet you someday. Save a spot for us siblings(5) and Mom and Dad. We will attend Church and visit the cemetary tomorrow, 9/11/06. We will spend the day with Mom and Dad, they are so hurt and lost without you. We love and miss you. PS Jo has her BA and Ghis her Masters Degree. Yo are Our True Hero.....Love Sis AL

Alida Valentin Silva

September 10, 2006

HERO! Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

July 17, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

April 27, 2005

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.

You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because God honors it.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for your fellow man, while serving, defending, and protecting others in your community.

Thank you for your service to America. Your efforts saved thousand that horrible day.
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. You will be in our hearts forever.

September 11, 2001---Gone, but Never Forgotten.

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

I tried to attend as many funerals as I could during these darkest of days as my way of showing respect to families and coworkers of all of my brother and sister Officers and Firefighters. I cannot find the words to say how sorry I am that we have lost these great heroes. I cannot express my thanks enough for your bravery and sacrifice. My prayers are with you and all of your families......................AC

Pennsylvania State Police

September 15, 2003

I was one of the 340 officers who attended the 911 memorial in manhattan NY 2002.
I like the rest of my fellow officers paid tribute to every officer who lost their lives at the world trade center 9 11 2001.

whilst at the NYPD museum in manhattan i was touched by the bravery of the officers of that fateful day in 2001.
God Bless you all .

Many regards to their families and colleagues ,
on behalf of the U.k. police officers..

In respect of all who perished ,a Ground Zero flag which was given to Sc 7061 Boyce at the 911 memorial 2002 .
Has now been donated and is now situated at the
in Bridgend , South Wales .u.k.

Sc 7061 Dave Boyce ,
South Wales Police force ,

sc 7061 boyce
south wales police , uk

I did not know this officer or the others who lost their lives on September 11th. They are TRUE AMERICAN HERO'S. GOD bless the NYPD and all of the families associated with them.


Recruit Don Reichhardt
60th Crater Criminal Justice Academy
Prince George, Va.

Officer Don Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

It was late one Tuesday evening,
Before a mother could sit down,
To tell her only child about
The terror that hit downtown.

She looked into the eyes of her son
God, she loved him so,
She felt her heart begin to break
And the hurt begin to show.

She gathered all her strength and courage,
as her story she began to tell.
"Baby don't cry, but I'm afraid daddy
Might be under a building that fell."

The boy looked back at his mother,
His eyes made not one blink.
And the mother's tears began to fall.
What would her baby think?

You see, his dad is a Policeman,
And his hero from the day of his birth.
He loved his dad more than anything else
That could ever inherit this earth.

The mother's head began to drop,
Her forehead resting on palm.
She thought her son would be upset.
Instead, he was very calm.

The boy leaned over towards his mom,
And put his hand upon her head.
In her ear he began to whisper,
And this is what he said:

"Mommy please don't cry,
I knew daddy wasn't coming home.
I talked to him just a while ago,
But it wasn't on the phone.

He told me that he loved me,
And he promised we'd meet again.
He told of his new home,
And the job he was to begin."

"God is building an army,
And there are many angels needed.
That, is where daddy and the others went.
They weren't all defeated."

It was then, the mother lifted her head.
The tears streamed down her face.
And she could feel her husband's presence,
As it filled her heart with grace.

It was then she knew her son was right.
He was in God's great army now.
She also knew her son was safe,
That he'd be kept from harm somehow.

So, evildoers of the world beware.
An army is on the way.
Bolstered by new angels,
Who left the towers that day..

Their commander has never been beaten.
His power has never been matched,
And if evil thinks He was almighty before......
Well, the surface has just been scratched!

9-11-02 - 1 year anniversary
We will NEVER forget!




I prayed on 9/11 for your safety and the safety of others, but you were taken away from all of whom you meant so much to. You were a friend for so many years, and I will never forget you. I will remember the days that you would protect me when we bumped into each other on dangerous calls. Telling me to stand behind you, since you were the one wearing the vest. I will cherish all the memories of you especially the annoying sounds you would make of the Three Stooges. I for the longest since 9/11 could not watch them. Because it would only remind me of you (all of the Nuck Nucks and Why Certainly). I look up to the stars at night, and know that you are shining down over us probably with a cig in the mouth, and a cold beer. Santos I know one day we will meet again, until then you will never be FORGOTTEN. I ask you of one favor Please tell my grandmother that I Miss her Very Much.
Miss You Dear Friend

You died when you tried to save other people and lost your life, you did the ultimate sacrifice and im proud to know that some officers dont just loose their life by getting shot and dont be able to do anything.

Rest in peace now collegue and if you meet Robert and Olof my dear collegues that I lost 1999 say hello for me

Patrolman Peter Herta
Stockholm police department, Sweden

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