Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Carlos Alberto Reyes-Rivera

Cataño Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Saturday, October 16, 2004

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Reflections for Agent Carlos Alberto Reyes-Rivera

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Agent Reyes-Rivera. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

October 28, 2004

My sincere condolences to the Reyes-Rivera Family and the Catano PD. Another brother gone to guard the streets of Heaven. God Bless.

Mis mas sinceras condolencias a la Familia de Carlos y a la Policia Municipal de Catano. Otro hermano en azul que marcho a hacer guardia en el cielo. Dios los bendiga a todos.

Officer J. Pacheco
Md Transportation Authority PD

October 28, 2004

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Agent Carlos Reyes-Rivera and the Cataño Municipal Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Carlos... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman and Pooky -Site Owners

October 26, 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

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

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 "


October 25, 2004

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

October 25, 2004

My condolence to the family of Agent Reyes-Rivera and to members of the Catano Municipal Police Department.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

October 24, 2004

I would like to extend my condolences to Agent Reyes-Rivera's family and friends, and to the men and women of the Catano Municipal Police Department. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of tragedy. Rest in peace Agent Reyes-Rivera, your duty here is done.

Deputy Sheriff
Butte County Sheriff's Office

October 24, 2004

Rest Easy Brother Carlos, 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

October 24, 2004

To the family, friends and co-workers my prayers are with you. There isn't anything anyone can say at this time to help you through this, I wish there was. The only thing that I thought about was knowing that Clint loved being a police officer, and would not have traded places with anyone.
Agent Rivera your family will miss you everyday, but we will never forget. Look Clint up for me tell him we love and miss him..

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

October 24, 2004

Dear Agent Reyes-Rivera,

It is with great respect and sadness that we write this to express our condolences to the Catano Municipal Police Department and to you and your fine family. God gives us great peace in allowing us memories of good times. Dwell on these good memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for your love and care of your fellow man. Please watch over us from above and pray for us. We love you, dear one, and we will meet one day.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 23, 2004

May God bless and comfort Agent Carlos Reyes-Rivera's family, friends and co-workers. Just shows how a routine patrol can end in tragedy. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

October 23, 2004

Rest in peace sir. Thank you.

concerned citizen

October 23, 2004

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in southeast Iowa. 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 Agent Reyes-Rivera's 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 Agent Reyes-Rivera 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, and Happiness!

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

October 22, 2004

We are deeply saddened at Carlos' loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

October 22, 2004

Rest in peace Agent Reyes-Rivera. You will never be forgotten.

Ashley Drury
Clare, Michigan

October 22, 2004

The members of the Royal Palm Beach Police Department wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Agent Carlos Reyes-Rivera. He has fought the good fight and has now gone to his reward. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten

Sergeant T. E. Murphy
Royal Palm Beach, Fl. P. D.

October 22, 2004

Farewell for now Brother. We are proud you are one of us. Rest assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

October 22, 2004

Thank you for youre service and sacrifice. You will not be forgotten. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

October 22, 2004

Thank you for your service, may your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

October 22, 2004

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. Thank you for serving and protecting,Sir. Rest in peace.

Shirley Roberts-La.
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-March 14, 2004

October 22, 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 Agent Reyes-Rivera 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.

October 21, 2004



October 21, 2004

A los familiares y companeros de el Agente Reyes-Rivera, nuestras oraciones y corazones estan con ustedes.

Dios Los Bendiga

terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL 11/6/86

October 21, 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 Agent Carlos Reyes=Rivera's family, friends, and co-workers with the Catano Municipal Police Department.

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

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

October 21, 2004

To the family, friends and coworkers of Agent Reyes-Rivera my heart and prayers are with you all.

A terrible loss your families and department has endured, may you find strength in God and each other.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

October 21, 2004

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