Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Yamil Baez-Santiago

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, June 7, 2002

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Reflections for Patrolman Yamil Baez-Santiago

It has been 20 years since I last saw him. During those 20 years, my brother and I have grown, matured, and have been working towards our bright futures. I am officially 23, the age dad was when he passed away. Through him and our tragedy, I have been blessed with beautiful people and experiences. I wish he was here to see me pursue my medical career.

God bless the families of the fallen and those who put their lives on the line. Miss you dad.

Yamilex Báez Rivera

March 11, 2022

Patrolman Yamil Baez-Santiago is remembered today as both he and Patrolman David John Scott will never ever be forgotten. May Yamil's soul forever rest in peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 21, 2021

Thank you for your service, military as well as police, and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 7, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Santiago.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 2021

Yamil you were only 23 (which is the age I am now) you had your whole life ahead of you and then you were gone just like that because of a monster

Cara-Marie Askew

November 12, 2020

Still in our thoughts and prayers as you will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

October 15, 2020

Rest in peace.


June 8, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

June 7, 2020

Officer Yamil Baez-Santiago will never ever be forgotten. RIP. May God continue to bless his wife and their two children.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 26, 2020

May the peace of God continue to be with his children, and may his soul forever rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

July 9, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Santiago.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 5, 2019

To the family, friends and colleagues of Patrolman Yamil Baez-Santiago: I proudly emailed my “NO Parole Letter” yesterday.
I am so very sorry for your loss! It’s so unfair that you have to keep reliving your pain, with each new parole board hearing.
To Patrolman Yamil Baez-Santiago: Thank You for your service to our country; your sacrifice for your community. You are Not Forgotten!
God Bless You All

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

October 10, 2018

I am a member of Law Enforcement United. I am working food support for the bike riders who will be traveling from Chesapeake, VA to Washington DC in May. I have the honor of wearing a bracelet remembering Yamil. My thoughts and prayers are and will be with you.

Tammy Brown-civilian
Isle of Wight Co Sheriffs Office, VA

March 3, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Patrolman Baez-Santiago.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/06/02, Union County SO

June 7, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 5, 2014

I just wanted to let you and your family know that I mailed my No Parole letter in this afternoon.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 10, 2014

I was a young man who got into trouble in high school and you had talked to me and I was proud to show that I had joined the airforce and became someone . R.I.P an May your children grow up knowing that you had a positive impact on the community .


September 8, 2014

Love you and missu dad never will forget you

christian yamil baez rivera

October 26, 2013

Yamil baez santiago aka dad,

Even thougth i dont remeber you i have heard the besy of things about you and respect your name. I am jealuse of every body how has a father how gets to play sports with him how have chance to treasure him but still thay dont thay ignore him. If i had my father i wouldnt leave him alone for a second i love my second dad but nothing will change my love for patrolman yamil baez santiago its hard growing up without a dad but now i have my second dad how is showing me how to be a man love dad sooooooooo much and rest in peace

christian yamil baez rivera

October 26, 2013

My heart and prayers are with this heroes family today and always, time will never heal the pain in their hearts. Continue to rest in peace Patrolman Baez-Santiago, we will never forget.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

June 7, 2013

Yamil fue y sera el hijo mas querido por toda su familia , por lo diciblinado cariñoso, amoroso y por ser buen padre. que Dios lo tenga en su regazo.

Benjamin Baez (Yamil Father)

Benjamin Baez

June 9, 2012

Yamil and I went to the academy together and graduated this month back in 2002; it’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years now. Yamil was the best student in our class, and that is the pure truth. All of us knew that he would make an exceptional police officer and I felt that Clarksville PD was fortunate to have him.

Yamil was extremely fit, very intelligent, and he always spoke to others in a very respectful and unpretentious manner…….I never once heard him use a curse word or get angry during the academy. That speaks volumes for both his character and his beliefs as a Christian.

I would run into Yamil frequently in the latrine inside the academy barracks where we were staying; he was very meticulous about the appearance of his hair. I used to joke with him that he could moonlight as a hair model and that he was “wearing out our mirrors” because he’d comb his hair so much.

When I returned to my department after the academy, we lost contact with each other…….. it was the nature of the beast. We were all new police officers and we were busy learning our trade, and those first few months on the job allowed very little time just to be with family, let alone friends.

I felt like I’d been hit by a bus when I was told that Yamil had died and I didn’t want to believe it. We hadn’t been out of the academy long and surely it was a mistake. When I received the terrible confirmation, the savage injustice of it broke my heart. This was an outstanding police officer, family man, and friend who was taken from us far too soon. I was blessed to have known Yamil for the short time that I had.

Dios los bendiga, mi amigo. Te recordaré siempre!

Mike Hainey

April 2, 2012

every time i hear the ssong "daddy's little girl" i get so emotionnal thinking of my father and the things i will not get to do with him. Also every time i hear kongas it reminds me of him when he played them in the chruch. Sometimes i feel jealous of my friends becuase they get to do what they want with their dad and i wont get to because he is in heaven, most girls dont appreciate what they have even if their parents are devorced they are so lucky that their dad is still alive. Now i got a second chance and have a second dad, a second chance( as i out it) and i love him so much but i wont change my dad for anything both of them r me fathers.

yamilex baez rivera

March 2, 2012

even though you were not in my life for that long i loved you. you were the light in my eyes. you were a great father i love you so much.i miss you and i wish you were here celebrating and rejoicing with me by my side. we all love you, me, mami , and chris.......
Te amo mucho.

yamilex baez

September 12, 2011

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