Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Jaime Primera Rodriguez

Andrews Department of Public Safety, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 16, 2002

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Reflections for Sergeant Jaime Primera Rodriguez

I miss seeing you at church old friend when I go and see my parents in Pecos. I've seen Diana, Jessica, and Jayme there, but I always tend to think your sitting back there. I miss talking to you and remembering our old times at Sul Ross. We laughed at the memories. We always finished talking wih "be careful". You worried about me and I worried about you. My words could never tell you how much I enjoyed the privilege of working with you and being your friend. You are always in my heart. Be at Peace with our Lord and I pray we will see each other again.

Sergeant Albert R. Martinez
Dallas Police Department

November 8, 2005

Jaime was a good officer and a mentor to many. A lot of good things can be said about him and all will be true. But above all, Jaime was my friend. I attended the funeral, I've visited the memorial wall in Austin and his picture is on my desk. I will always carry him in my heart.
Con Dios, Amigo
Ross L. Bates

Trooper I Ross L. Bates
Texas Dept. of Public Safety

July 13, 2005

Tomorrow, May 12 the Alpine Police Department and the Brewster County Sheriff's department will observe our third memorial service for Jaime, his family and his service at the Alpine Police Department at 12:00 p.m. We will take pause to reflect and remember Jaime's love for his family, his concern for his community and his friendship with his fellow officers here.
Sincerely,
Ray Bullock
APD and BCSO chaplain

Chaplain Ray Bullock
Alpine Police Department, Alpine Texas

May 11, 2005

God Bless

SPA Timothy C.Wilson
U.S. Border Patrol

January 14, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

October 28, 2004

To the Rodriguez family, we are truly sorry about your loss. Jaime was a great friend to many of us in the Border Patrol. We will never forget him.

302nd Session United States Border Patrol FLETC Glynco, Ga.

Pablo Hernandez Jr.
U.S. Border Patrol

September 30, 2004

All of our shifts today are dedicated to the memory of Sgt. Jamie Rodriguez. Two years ago this day he gave his life in the never ending pursuit of justice. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers. Sgt. Rodriguez is a hero and he will never be forgotten by us.

OMY/COP/WPD
5/16/04

Chief of Police / Olen M. Young
Wauneta PD Nebraska

May 16, 2004

Little Brother,
It's almost a year ago that The Lord took you home, but not a day goes by that you are not thought of. I see Your face,
Your "Look" and your playful spirit in your daughter, Jessica.
She is such a strong young woman, but I'm sure you know that. She is so much like you. Jayme Lee is trying to be the
man of the house as you asked him to be, but with a broken
heart. Jaime, your children and Diana, your wife have been
such a source of strength for all of us. Diana's wisdom never
ceases to amaze me. She is wise beyond her years, I know
why you admired and loved her so much. I pray my brother
that you may be resting in peace but remember to keep an
eye on your family that no evil may befall them.
I love you and miss you. Your sister,
Lisa Rodriguez

I never personnally met Jaime, but through the words of his close friends and love ones, he is a person not forgotten and goes on living in their hearts, a person so very much loved. Some people knew him longer and some a short time but the time he gave to each one was meaningful enough to leave a lasting memory that lives on with each passing day. A true picture of this heroic person is so very vivid in my thoughts and my prayers are to his loved ones and the persons who were blessed to have been a part of his life. He is trully missed and grieved beyond words and he will always live in the hearts he touched and loved.

Not a day goes by that he is thought of in someones memories.

Gloria Castillo, Midland, TX

Jaime, we frequently remember the times we shared with you, and it is hard for us to move on without you. But we think back and thank god that we were able to share some time with you. I remember when we worked undercover together we had the greatest time. I will never forget I could always count on you.

Sergeant Jeffery Baeza
Trans Pecos Drug Task Force

To Jamie, a friend and brother, since first grade. I still remember our baseball years, boy were we good. I never had a brother and you and Mark filled that void. Chicho, I want to thank you for all the unforgettable memories. I will always treasure them until eternity. If there is a baseball team up there, tell the coach I want to be in your team. Rest in peace my brother, "mi chicho", my hero.

Tony Herrera

Jaime, I can't help but remember the last time we got to talk. We were parked just a block from where that tragic event took place. You got out of your car and was listening to the "CHiPs" theme song. Cpl. Moore and I still laugh about that day and the nickname of "Ponch" that we gave you. Thanks for all the nights on IH-20 when you were my only back-up. Sorry I couldn't have been there for you. Keep the Heavens safe Brother.

Trooper Phillip Breeding
Texas Department of Public Safety

My thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and co-workers. May the comfort and strength of the Lord help them each and every day. Those of us who have walked this path of sorrow will be here to help them.

Stephanie Hires Duplantis
Metroplex Chapter COPS

Dear Jaime, I enjoyed my days & night of working "with you"-"Shoulder to Shoulder" as soldiers do-Against the War on Drugs. My Brother as you watch over us-We "Will" continue to fight the war in your name and for the sake of humanity-

Rest In Peace

Paul

Paul Boothe-Chief
Fairview Public Safety

Jaime, You were a great officer and especially a great friend. Enjoyed the times we had and look forward to meeting up with you again. God Bless your soul.

Sgt. Felipe Fierro Jr.
Alpine Police Department

Jaime,
You were a great officer,respected by many people. You will be missed. May God Bless your family. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers!
Always,
Trooper Oscar Villarreal-Lubbock, Tx.
and wife Leigh Ann Villarreal

Trooper Oscar Villarreal
texas dps

On behalf of the National Drug Interdiction Association, I would like to express my deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Sergeant Jaime Rodriguez. Nobody can ever be prepared for the unthinkable. We will all miss you fallen hero. Rest in peace brother, rest in peace.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

Douglas R. Wright / Board of Directors
National Drug Interdiction Association

To Jaime,
Just as we were getting close you were taken away from us. I'll always remember that I never saw you angry or sad. You were always smiling and joking around. Every time I pass by the bus station I feel anger and pain. You will always be a hero to me. You never hesitated to put your life on the line to save others. For that you are a true HERO. You will never be forgotten brother. Thank you Jaime.

Deputy Fernando Valenzuela
Reeves County Sheriff's Department

Deputy Fernando Valenzuela
Reeves County Sheriffs Office

We lost Scott April 24th, 2002. We hurt with you and your family. My husband was 37. You are not alone...May God give us the strength to make it.

Vicki Monier
widow of Capt. Scott Monier

To My Father,
Jaime P. Rodriguez was a loving and caring man. He was both a great husband to my mom and father to my brother and I. It makes me proud to say he was our father, who died that tragic day. Out of this whole ordeal we shall stand strong with our heads held high knowing my dad died a heroic death. My brother and I are so lucky to have his blood running in our veins and to have him leave behind all those wonderful memories that my family shared together with him. No one can compete with that, or even come close to what special bond my dad had with us. He loved us more than the world and always made sure we knew. I'm glad he is resting now and is in peace, he is at home now. I hope to meet with him later on down the road; his memory will live on through my brother and I.
Love Always,
Jessica & Jayme Lee Rodriguez

Jessica Rodriguez

I can remember way back when I was first wondering if I should go into Law Enforcement. Jaime was one of the first officers that I got to know well and encouraged me to follow my dream. He was always polite, sincere, and encouraging. Now, over 10 years later, I must mourn his loss. Not only did we lose a good officer, we lost a good person. He will not be forgotten. To his family, I wish to express my deepest sympathy and want you to know as I type this I can look up on my wall and observe a plaque that states 'There is a special place in heaven for the family of a Police Officer.' I believe this to be true and that someday know you will be reunited.

Sgt. Melissa Porterfield
Sunset Valley PD

JAIME
Every morning I await your call to let us know where you will be working, I look out the window to see if you have arrived, I glance across my desk to watch you working in your office. I miss your "Good morning's" on the phone, I miss your smile when you walk in the door, I miss your long messages on the answering machine and believe it or not I miss you shredding paper when I am on the phone. I console myself with the wonderful memories and the signs you left us to let us know you are happy and at PEACE! I will keep a candle lit for you "JAIME" as a symbol that you are among us lighting our way. We will continue to work in your honor and make you proud! I will keep your office nice and tidy; your truck washed and cleaned; and your evidence in proper order as you would have done. Your screen saver messages are up and going except we added JAIME P. RODRIGUEZ "OUR HERO, OUR BROTHER AND OUR FRIEND".

WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!

GOD BLESS YOU "BROTHER" - QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA "HERMANO"

YOUR TASK FORCE FAMILY

SECRETARY, ROSALINA C. ALVARADO
TRANS PECOS DRUG TASK FORCE

JAIME,TO A GREAT FRIEND AND PARTNER, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A HERO FOR THE JOB YOU DID AND THE SACRIFICE TOU MADE.THE OFFICE AND THE JOB WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU. LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS TAKEN ANOTHER LOSS IN LOSING YOU. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO.

REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND

SGT.BURCH AND K-9 GUERRO

SGT. DANNT BURCH
TRANS PECOS DRUG TASK FORCE

JAIME YOU WERE A GOOD FRIEND, I'M GLAD I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YOU. WE WERE LIKE A FAMILY AT THE OFFICE BUT IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME NOW THAT YOU'RE GONE. ON MAY 16TH 2002, PECOS TEXAS LOST AN EXCELLENT, AND DEDICATED OFFICER WHICH CAN NEVER BE REPLACED. YOU DID YOUR JOB RIGHT TO THE VERY END AND THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOU ARE A "HERO" TO US ALL.
GOOD BYE FRIEND.

SGT. KEVIN ROBERTS
TRANS PECOS DRUG TASK FORCE

Mrs. Rodriguez and family,

I am sorry for your loss and I hope that through Christ your family will continue your lives. I have been in Law Enforcement now for two years and that is something that we all as peace officers have got to be willing to encounter. I know that your husband was a brave man. Anyone that will put themselves in that uniform is there for a cause and we all know that it is not the money. I Love everyday that the good lord allows me to serve the public and I know that your husband was the same way. Remember the good that your husband did and know that somewhere in his carrer that he did alot of good for people and that he has gone to a better place. If I can do anything let me know, you have got my E-mail address. Officer Britt Godsey

Patrolman Britt Godsey
Amory Police Department

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