Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Damacio S. Montano

Valencia County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, October 6, 2002

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Damacio S. Montano

Today on the anniversary we wish to remember you and thank you sir for your service

Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 6, 2007

I love and miss you soooooo much!

Stephanie Brewer
Ridgecrest, CA

June 12, 2007

I remember you from when you were growing up in Socorro. You were a good guy and easy to like. I remember playing with you in the Pig Bowl and the party we had afterwards. I remember you being a fun person, always laughing. You had a good heart and I never heard you say anything bad about anyone. I was shocked and saddened when I heard about your death. What a waste of a good man, and by all accounts a great deputy. I wish you could have stuck around and raised your family and served your community for much longer than you were allowed to. I'll always remember you fondly. May God be with you and your family.

Lt. Bill McNeil (RET.)
Dona Ana County Sheriff's Dept.

May 10, 2007

Moss, I am past the sad and hold and anger so deep I need to work at controlling it. The world, not just your family and I were cheated. We have lost a good cop, a great man and the type of friend that legends are made of. I pray for you and your family daily, and know as you often told me "we will see each other again". You had so much to give, one of the smartes people I have ever met, wis beyond your years. Your sense of duty and responsibility made me admire friend. I miss you.

Chief of Security 46TG Holloman AFB
Department of the Air Force

April 30, 2007

This year will be five years since your passing. Life hasn't changed much it still moves much slower without you. Many have followed after you in this world and I know you would of felt the sorrow as I do. I still think of you daily, and miss you very much. Your friendship is highly missed and leaves such a empty spot in my heart with your absence. I would like to think you were right Moss, perhaps we will see one another again soon. Save a spot for me. Your friend and partner always and forever.

Former Deputy Simon Heffron/Lee
Valencia County Sheriff's Dept, NM

January 22, 2007

The day of your funeral still runs through my mind as if only yesterday..... I wish I knew you better than I did. But knowing that you went the extra mile to make the streets a little bit better makes me feel better when I sleep at night. I was asked on behalf of chief Rubin to attend your funeral I was honored to say the least. I am soon to be applying with VCSO to help make the streets a little safer... I owe it all to your memory.I know I will never be able to fill the shoes of a man like you but I will give my all to the cause. RIP my brother in public service. May your family stay strong and proud to know that you gave your all and died doing what the lord has asked of you.

Julian Richetti
FMR Rio Grande Estates Fire Dept

January 6, 2007

May you rest in peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

October 6, 2006

Remembering you today,and praying for your family.

The family of Austin Police Officer Amy Lynn Donovan
E.O.W. 31 October 2004

October 3, 2006

Rest in peace my brother. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

May 23, 2006


I'll always remember your smile and laugh. I still miss those haircuts you gave me in the little metal shed beside your house when we worked together at Artesia P.D. In fact, I've never gotten as good a haircut as you gave. It's still hard to believe what happened to you. It is supposed to happen to other people, not those you know. I pray that Lena and the kids have continued to go on with their lives no matter how difficult that may be. RIP.

Michael Pitts Law Enforcement Specialist
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia NM

April 5, 2006

Deputy Montano,
I just could not leave this site without writing something. I was looking at the site for our recent fallen brother and could not help but look at yours. You probably will not remember me, but I grew up along side you and became a brother when I pined on the badge. I've been working now for six years and had the wonderful opportunity to work along side your brother during the trial of your killer. I know the streets in heaven are safe with both you and Deputy McGrane. Gob Bless you brother and 10-48

Deputy M. Wheeler
Socorro County Sheriffs Department

April 1, 2006

May God always bless you in heaven.You were an excellent person and will never be forgotten.We had a few good laughs together.I will always be thankful for those times.When fellow officer's were quick to criticize me on a personal level,you always stood up to defend me and remained my friend.Thank you Moss for always being there for me and never losing faith in me or giving up on me.I hope to see you in heaven again someday so you can tell me some more of those great stories.God bless you always Moss and remember "Hot Tamales".
Love In Christ, Kenny A. Crowe

Former Deputy Sheriff Kenny A. Crowe
Valencia County Sheriff's Department

December 25, 2005

were still here we still Miss u lots and keep u in our hearts we C ur babies always Lina and kids miss u they r so big Just Like thier daddy I know ur there with us Thank U we couldnt do with out U Love and miss u always

your cousin Joe fran Kids

December 14, 2005

On your day, we remember you. R I P


October 6, 2005

Moss, It has been a long time. I have always been afraid to open your memorial and see your picture. Afraid of the tough guy suddenly becoming weak. Not a day has gone by where I don't think about the impact you had on everyone at the S.O. when we were all there together.The things you used to tell me that helped me get through hard times and help me become a better father. Carrying you on that day was the hardest thing I have ever dealt with in life . I still miss you and that laugh. Keep watching over us my brother.

Sgt.J. Hogan
Bosque Farms Police Dept.

August 19, 2005

Moss U are in our hearts every day, we haven't visited the web page in a while but even then we love and miss u all the time, we think of u every day, we see u in your kids faces, and in thier manners, we hear u in thier voices, they are beautiful just like u Thank u for leaving such a wonderful gift, love & miss u always fran,joe & kids

your family Joe fran & kids

February 15, 2005

Moss its now been two years and not a day goes by I don't think about you. I left the department shortly after your passing, life just hasn't been the same since. Not sure what to say except, I do miss you more then you will ever know. Thanks for always being there for me, best friends aren't sopose to part this way. Your not forgotten brother, not by me, not by those who knew you. You touched my heart, and that can never be replaced. Life just isn't the same without you bro. Love you always.

Former Deputy Simon Heffron/Lee
Valencia County Sheriff's Dept, NM

October 8, 2004

Moss, just thinking of you on this day your Anniversary, and of course your daughters birthday, Moss you are always in our thoughts and in our hearts, We miss your laugh & big Smiles:) but we know you are watching over us all, again your wife and kids love and miss you sooooo much, but like I said you live within us, so we keep on going. as we know U would want us to. p.s the Red Skins are doing so great.
Moss your in good hands, we love u always Joe, Fran and kids

your cousins

October 29, 2003

Remembering you on the anniversary of your death. May God comfort
all those who are still grieving your passing. Life is difficult at times
and the Lord Jesus wants to help carry our burdens. He gives us many
beautiful promises in His Word to help us through our valleys. I pray you
will feel His presence and know His peace. God bless!

Lynn Kole
Washington State

October 8, 2003

It's hard to say good- bye but we have to remember that you are in a better place. You served us with your honor and your charm. You will be missed. May God take care of you and all who serve in Law Enforcement. Miss you man.

David Roybal Training Sgt.
Guadalupe County Corrections

Demacio was more then my best freind he was like my brother. Demacio always thought of others before himself. When I joined the Marine Corps 14 years ago he drove me to the airport said "be careful." When I went to Saudi Arabia in 1990 he told me "keep your head down and your eyes open. "When I went to somalia in 1991 told me over the phone "don't be a hero fred." When I got Married in 1996 he said with a chuckle, "now your in for it bro." When I became a Drill Instructor his words were "don't forget were you come from." When my wife was diagnosed with Cancer he said, "we'll light a candle and our prayers are with you guys." Well bro I kept my head down my eyes open and never forgot were I came from. You were and always will be a great influece in my life. You may no longer be here but the memories are. Rest assured your children will know their father was a good man in and out of uniform. God bless you Moss. Fred.

Ssgt Vallejos
11th Marine Regiment

Our Pro-Force family here at Sandia Labs would like to offer sincere condolences to Officer Montano's family and any support we can give.

Lieutenant Martina R. Baldonado
Sandia Nat'l Labs Protective Force

To my little brother, who i know is 10-8/on duty patroling the streets of heaven and who God knows I Miss very much. Moss, it's hard going to work without you by my side, without my backup and no-one to call to assist me. But I know you would have gone to work without me because of your sense duty, honor and strength. Lil brother it's getting harder for me.Dear God I Miss you so much. Lil Brother I promise I will stand tall with honor and dignity until we go 10-8 again patroling the street of heaven. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sr.Plmn Eric Montano
New Mexico State Police

"Moss" We love and miss "U" very much, not a day goes by that we dont think of you, we know that you are in the hand of the good lord, and you are safe there,we thak god for the many special times we spent together,especially our last get together on the day you were chosen to be one of gods angels, we miss your silly smile, your god son thinks of you often,moss know that your wife and kids are being well taken care of, you had some good friends, we miss you so very very much
moss always loved...never forgotten...

joe fran carrillo & kids

Well Moss as I look back on that very awful morning when I heard about the shooting I went to dispatch to pick up some info for that day I remember Mary calling on the cell to see if it was true. I said with a crack in my voice yes he is gone I remember her asking how is Eric I said I don't no I have a call I will find out more later and call. later that day I was assisting on a homocide here in our county I so badly wanted to see Eric but you know as well as anyone our job is never done I remember trying to put it in the back of my mind but brother you were in the for front of it. what a coincedence the lady that got murdered was armendriz as well as your shooter. I can't believe just the week before we were laying your uncle to rest. Well brother we all know you are in a better place we love you and miss you everyday god bless your two little one's and your wife and entire family Love Richard Mary and the Kids

Deputy Richard O. Vallejos
Socorro County S.O

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