Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Orestes Julian "Oreo" Lorenzo

North Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, July 9, 2004

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Reflections for Detective Orestes Julian "Oreo" Lorenzo

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 9, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Lorenzo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 28, 2020

Rest in Peace

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 9, 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

July 15, 2015

Dear Orestico, though time has gone by. I would like for your dear family to know you are not forgotten. To this day myself and those who grew up with you at Walker Park remember you fondly and talk about all the great times we shared. In this world, it is not how long but how well you have lived. You enlightened us with your great smile and friendship dear friend. You will always live in our hearts. May God bless you and keep you by his side.

Det. Luis Rodriguez (retired)
Miami Dade PD (childhood friend)

March 14, 2015

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and close friends. I know not a day has passed that they have not thought of you. You will never be forgotten.

"You still live on in the hearts and minds,
Of the loving family you left behind."

Bob Gordon, Retired Deputy Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 9, 2012

My prayers are with the family of this hero today and always, may you know that we will never forget your hero... Continue to rest in peace Detective Lorenzo.

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

July 9, 2012

It's my first time coming back to Ft. Lauderdale since coming to see you. I just left your memorial on Pines Blvd. to pay my respects to you my friend. I think of you more than you know, and think of all of the good times we had. I pray for Yvette, and the girls very often, and hope that they are well. I miss you "Father". I know that you are still proudy wearing the Badge, and looking over all of us now, and know that you are sincerely missed.
Your Friend
Rick Rojas aka "Your Son"

Rick Rojas
Close Friend

June 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Lorenzo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Detective Lorenzo, I worked and lived in So. Fla for many years and remember this sad time. You are not forgotten. God bless you and your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson

October 6, 2010

My condolonces to the Lorenzo family. I was his oldest daughter's fifth grade teacher. He was a great man and a great father. I knew Oreo from the many times he would visit the school for conferences, and volunteer his time in school functions. I admired him for his service to the community, but more than anything for his role as an active father. He was a great role model for his daughters which he loved dearly. I'm sure they will carry on many of his great qualities. God bless him and his family.

Willy Diaz

August 1, 2010

Oreo, we think of you often and we pray that you are resting peacefully. May God continue to hold Yvette and your lovely girls in his hands and ease the pain in their hearts. We miss you and you will never be forgotten.

Ofc. A. Starnes/Ofc. C. Starnes

June 27, 2010

Miss you brother, thank you for looking after me.

K9 Ofc J Campos #213
Seminole Police Department

October 29, 2009

Miss you brother, thank you for looking after me.

K9 Ofc J Campos #213
Seminole Police Department

October 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


July 9, 2009

My dear Orestico,
Where do I begin! We became fast friends at the age of 11 and we spent our happiest times playing two-man ball and idolizing Johnny Bench and Pete Rose at Walker Park. I will always remember you as the kid with the quick joke and fearless attitude. As we grew older and moved on to Miami Springs Senior High we shared great stories and happy times. I last saw you in '86 when I was basically still a rookie and you quizzed me about becoming a cop. Though we lost track of each other and I never got to know you as a police officer, Iam touched to read all the stories told by your coworkers. Please know that I remember you fondly and that your friendship was always special. May you rest in peace brother.

Luis "Lefty" Rodriguez

Detective Luis Rodriguez
Miami-Dade Police Department

June 9, 2009

Oreo, I was just sitting here at a 59 and I couldn't help but think about all the good times we had working dayshift together (God Knows that there were plenty)!!! You were truly an amazing friend and the older brother I never had. We all miss you like crazy, this place has never been the same. God Bless you my brother, 143.


July 23, 2008

As the American pastor Dr. Vernon Johnson once said during the Revolutionary War “Be ashamed to die until you have done something good for mankind”. Oreo, just know that you can rest in peace, for you have touched so many of us in so many positive ways. You have made a difference in my life. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about you and your family. I know you are looking over us and guiding us through the toughest of times. You were loved by many and respected by many more. Brother take care and I hope to see you again one day.

Lt. Alex Carulo
Miami Beach P.D./ Friend/ Neighbor

July 12, 2008

"Oreo" May you rest in peace. My prayers are with Yvette and the girls. God bless you and your family.

Michelle Garcia-Medina

April 25, 2008

officer lorenzo i was born in the same hospital that you passed away in it's people like you that kept my former home safe and for that i thank you very much god speed your sacrifice for the community will not soon be forgotten again thank you sir and rip.

1st lt usmc michael p eisen

December 20, 2007

"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

December 15, 2007

Well Oreo, your dad must be smiling today from ear to ear, he left this earth yesterday to be with you. He was very proud of you, even though I never met you, I know about you from your wife and your dad, he was always talking about you and ever since you left he was very sad. Now you have each other to look after the rest of your family here.

say hello to Emilio for me.

God Keep you all together.

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

October 28, 2007

Another memorial softball tournament was played recently for you Oreo. I was remembering times when you would pick me up and we would play in hialeah. All those memories and others shared with you and your family constantly run through my mind. You would be so proud of us since we won the tournament this year on your behalf. We played Will and Abel's team and it was decided by Able and I running around the bases. It was a time well spent that day as I reflected of great times with your wife. We greatly miss you out there on the field as well as in our lives. In memory of you I presented your dad with the winning trophy. Until next year we continue to pray for your family.

Firefighter Jeff Suarez
Miami Dade Fire Rescue

October 21, 2007

Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing.

LEO wife

July 9, 2007

Oreo I think about you often as you lived close to me and I pass by daily where the accident happened. I remember the fun times when we both worked at the airline. May you be in peace and watching over your family..You are missed.

Deputy J Rodriguez
Broward Sheriff's Office

February 18, 2007

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