Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Carlos Concepción-Quiñones

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Saturday, August 14, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Carlos Concepción-Quiñones

Rest in peace knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 14, 2020

Rest in peace because you are a hero and will always be remembered as such.

N.Y.PD. Lt. Ray Flores

August 14, 2016

You have not been forgotten. Thinking of you on this day. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 13, 2008

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 3rd anniversary of your EOW. Continue to watch over those you loved so dearly. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 14, 2007

Officer Concepcion-Quinones,
Today is the third anniversary of your EOW. We thank you for your heroism and dedication. You will always be remembered.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 14, 2007

God Bless your family. Rest in peace. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher

August 14, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Officer Carlos Concepcion Quinones and his fellow officers with the Puerto Rico Police Department:

On this the second anniversary of Carlos' tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Carlos' valor and courage will never be forgotten.

I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Carlos was robbed of his life so young and so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

In reading different memorials on ODMP, it seems that Puerto Rico suffers so many of its law enforcement getting murdered. I am sorry that Carlos who devoted twenty-seven years to law enforcement suffered this fate.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Carlos gave to his community and the citizens of Puerto Rico, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 14, 2004.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 14, 2006

May God be with this brave officer's family and may he rest in peace. Jesus loves you.

Ptl. Velez
Cambridge PD

February 27, 2006

May you rest in peace mi amigo de la unidad. Siempre te recordare.

Officer Francisco E Zapata

February 16, 2006

Thank you for protecting others. A hero will never be forgotten. Rest in peace

October 23, 2005

May the lord provide your family with the wisdom to understand, the nature of our job and always remember you as great police officer,and a great friend. may you rest in peace. We will always remember you!

Agent/ Magin J. Ruisanchez

April 5, 2005

27 years of service.... Brother thank you for your devotion to duty. My condolences to the Concepcion-Quinones Family. The rest of us will continue to honor you. Rest in Peace brother in blue.

Officer II Jorge Pacheco
MD Transportation Authority PD

September 15, 2004

Thank you freind

September 9, 2004



September 6, 2004

Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 1, 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 Concepcion-Quinones 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 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.

August 28, 2004

May you rest in peace my brother for you did the right thing. Watch over us from above and keep your family safe.

Boone County Sheriff Dept. (INDIANA)

August 27, 2004

Me apena mucho saber de la muerte del Oficial Concepción. Ruego a Dios proteja a su familia, amigos y compañeros de trabajo y les de consuelo en estos momentos tan tristes.

Oficial Concepción, descanse en paz. Nunca olvidaremos su sacrificio.


Rosa Waters
Madre de Michael Waters
EOW: September 11, 2003

August 26, 2004

You are a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you, your family and brother/sister officers.

Pennsylvania State police

August 25, 2004

Que Dios bendiga la familia del Agente Carlos Concepcion-Quinones. Descansa en paz hermano.

Detective Carlos D. Ortiz
Northlake, IL. Police Department

August 24, 2004

El mas sentido pesame a la familia del agente Concepcion. Un a vez perteneci al policia de Puerto Rico y sin usteds la vida seria mas dificil. Recibe los honores de un heroe pues no es facil el trabajo, y solo aquellos con vocacion son los que deveras son los heroes. Estoy seguro que el Agente Concepcion fue uno de ellos. Dios bendiga a la familia y los ayude a salir a delante. Dios es la verdad y la vida.

Cadet Rodrigo Godoy
St. Petersburg Police Department

August 24, 2004

Because of your title "Police Officer," you were called upon by those who viewed you as a "savior" or a "knight in shining armor." In answering the call, the ultimate sacrifice happened-the giving of your life to protect those in need. Rest in peace my brother of the thin blue line. My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Carlos.

Patrolman, Mike Cruze
Edinburgh, Indiana

August 23, 2004

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Carlos did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Carlos be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Concepcion-Quinones' family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Carlos is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Carlos was well respected and well loved.

Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiance Dennis for me.

Peace, Love, Luck, Health, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

August 23, 2004

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

August 22, 2004

Rest in peace sir.

concerned citizen

August 21, 2004

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