Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Lucille Cruz "Lucy" Ross

Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, October 8, 2004

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Reflections for Investigator Lucille Cruz "Lucy" Ross

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

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

October 8, 2020

I still remember Lucy coming to my class as a guest speaker for years. She was so giving with her expertise and experiences. When the students knew she was coming, it was a full class. No one was absent that day and I even had students from other classes sneaking in to hear her speak.

Pamela Teske
Science Instructor

July 5, 2020

Rest in peace Investigator Ross.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 8, 2019

It is your birthday today, Lucy. We ALL miss you and love you. Always remembered - never will you be forgotten.

C. Matthews Crime Scene Supervisor
Sarasota Sheriff's Office

April 25, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 8, 2018

Investigator Lucille Cruz Ross will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to the State of Florida. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 17, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 8, 2014

Continue to rest in peace Investigator Ross, we will never forget.

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

October 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Investigator Ross. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

HEROES live forever and you maam are a hero, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for us. Continue to rest in peace Investigator Ross.

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


October 8, 2011

Lucy, you are not forgotten. God bless you and your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson

October 8, 2010

To the Ross family, you are in my prayers today as you face another EOW, may you know that we will never forget your HERO....

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


October 8, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them and those still out on patrol. Thank you for such a long and dedicated career to law enforcement. You are a true hero.

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

October 8, 2009


This October will mark five sad years since your passing. I hope your family can find some solace that your commitment and passion for your job lives on through those who had the true pleasure of serving with you, and thus, learning from you. We will always remember your smile, laugh, and sincerity.

Honored to have known Lucy
Brevard County Sheriff's Office

September 14, 2009

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

May 7, 2009

To Investigator Lucy Ross and and her loved ones:

On this the fourth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Lucy. I am praying for solace for your family today and each day of their journey as survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Lucy gave to her community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on October 8, 2004.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of Pittsburg PD Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 8, 2008

Rest in peace blue angel. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 1, 2008

"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 10, 2007

On the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Investigator Ross for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 8, 2007

During this week of the second anniversary of your death, you are remembered and honored for your service and sacrifice. May you rest in peace in the loving arms of the One who created you and loves you for eternity.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

October 10, 2006

I know the pain is still in the hearts of your loved ones and that thought of you each and every day these past two years. You have not been forgotten nor will that ever happen. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still on patrol guarding the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

October 8, 2006

When I think of Lucy, I think of a gentle, kind and caring person with love unconditional.
She was their to give me support with my cancer and I prayed for her and family through her hard times.
I've known Lucy for years, but I had really gotten close to her and loved her for 8 months before she went to be with Jesus. She is an inspiration to all she left behind.
Someday I will see Lucy in all her glory in heaven with Jesus.
My prayer to the family is that you continue to keep Lucy's love and strength in your hearts and minds as you live your life to the best of your ability. Make Lucy proud as she loved each and everyone of you unconditionally. God Bless you always
Jeanne Van Zandt

Titusville Police Department

June 26, 2006


December 31, 2005

Merry Christmas Lucy, I bet Christmas up there is awsome!!


December 27, 2005

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