Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Santos Silva-Laboy

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Saturday, July 17, 2004

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Reflections for Agent Santos Silva-Laboy

Thank you for all that you did and all that you stood for. You will be greatly missed by all of your brothers and sisters, who will try to fill the void left by your loss. Sleep well and hold your head high knowing that you did all you could and we will not forget your supreme sacrifice. God Bless.

Hampton Patrolman
Hampton Police Division

July 20, 2004

Rest Easy Brother Santos, the Watch is Ours Now and Yours was with Honor. Our Thoughts and Prayers are
with your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

APD #128
Altoona Police Dept. Altoona, Pa

July 20, 2004

GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY OFFICER LABOY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

July 20, 2004

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 20, 2004

Dios parado y hecho frente del policía,
Cuál debe venir siempre pasar.
Él esperaba que sus zapatos brillaran,
Apenas tan brillantemente como su latón.

"paso adelante ahora, policía.
¿Cómo tratar de usted?
¿Usted ha dado vuelta siempre a la otra mejilla?
¿A mi iglesia téngale sido verdad?"

El policía ajustó sus hombros y dijo,
"ningún señor, Conjeturo que no es I,
Porque los de nosotros que lleven una divisa no pueden siempre ser un
santo."

He tenido que trabajar la mayoría de los domingos,
y mi charla era ocasionalmente áspera,
y he sido a veces violento,
Porque las calles son terriblemente resistentes.

Pero nunca tomé un penique,
Ésa no era mina a guardar aunque trabajé muchos del tiempo
suplementario en que las cuentas consiguieron apenas demasiado
escarpadas.

Y nunca pasé un grito para la ayuda,
Sin embargo en el tiempo sacudarí con miedo.
Y a veces, El dios me perdona,
He llorado unmanly los rasgones.

Sé que no merezco un lugar entre la gente aquí.
Nunca quisieran que alrededor excepto calmara su miedo.

Si usted tiene un lugar para mí aquí, Señor,
No necesita ser tan magnífico.
Nunca contaba con o tenía demasiado,
Pero si usted no entenderé.

Había un silencio todo alrededor del trono donde los santos habían
pisado a menudo.
Como el policía esperó reservado,
Para el juicio de su dios.

"paso adelante ahora, policía,
Usted ha llevado sus cargas bien.
Caminata venida un golpe en las calles del cielo,
Usted ha hecho su tiempo en infierno "

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

July 20, 2004

What a tragedy to die so young, standing up for the rights and freedoms so many take for granted. Although you served a short time, your name will be forever remembered. You will be missed by all who wear a uniform. As I have been told for years "For those who defend it, freedom has a ring the protected will never know."

Ptlmn
Bartlett, TN PD

July 20, 2004

Rest in peace brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and fellow officers.

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

July 20, 2004

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Officer Laboy for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

July 20, 2004

You died a hero Officer Laboy and the citizens of Puerto Rico should honor you. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Laboy. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

July 20, 2004

Brother, may God bless you. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

July 20, 2004

I would like to extend my condolences to Officer Laboy's family and friends, and to the men and women of the Puerto Rico Police Department. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of tragedy. Rest in peace Officer Laboy, your duty here is done.

Deputy Sheriff
Butte County Sheriff's Office

July 19, 2004

On behalf of the men and women who serve and work for the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Santos Laboy's family, friends, and co-workers with the Puerto Rico Police Department.

Rest in peace our very young brother in blue. The watch is now ours.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

July 19, 2004

companero que dios te bendiga y te tenga en la gloria.

agente montesino
policia puerto rico

July 19, 2004

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