Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Nikolai Emilio Vidal-Perez

Cataño Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Saturday, October 16, 2004

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Reflections for Agent Nikolai Emilio Vidal-Perez

To all Family, Friends, and Co Workers of this Officer:

On Behalf of myself, and the Family of Police Officer Daniel Starks (Ft Myers Fl, E/O/W 10-25-03) we want you to know that you are all in our prayers! The Lord will sustain you as you go through this difficult, and trying time, but just remember your loved one is being cared for in Heaven, and is now eternally safe. We hope that you all remain as strong as possible, and know that we are all thinking of you. No words are quite ever adequate, but Police Officers make the ultimate sacrifice everyday, and our hope, and prayer is that they will always be remembered for their heroic efforts, and kind hearts.
Blessings Always,
Jessica Ruhl (Daniel’s Fiancée) & the Family of Officer Daniel Starks

October 26, 2004

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Agent Nikolai Vidal-Perez and the Cataño Municipal Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Nikolai... 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 Vidal-Perez and to the 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 Vidal-Perez'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 Vidal-Perez, your duty here is done.

Deputy Sheriff
Butte County Sheriff's Office

October 24, 2004

Rest Easy Brother Nikolai, 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 of Agent Perez my prayers are with you. There is nothing that anyone could say at this time to help you through this, I wish there was.
The one thing that helped me through, was knowing that Clint loved being a police officer and would not have traded places with anyone.
Agent Perez your family will miss you everyday, but we will never forget you.
Look Clint up tell him we still think about him and miss everyday.

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

October 24, 2004

Dear Agent Vidal-Perez,

You are in our prayers dear one. May your wings fly you high. Now you can release the surly bonds of earth and reach out and touch the face of God. Thank you for your protection, love and care for your fellow man. We will carry on down here and pray for your loved ones that they can get through this terrible tragedy and get on with their lives. They will make you proud just as you have made all of us proud of you. We love you dear one. Please protect all of us from your home above. We will meet some day.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 23, 2004

My thougths and prayers are with Agent Nikolai Vidal-Perez's children, family, friends and co-workers. We will never forget!! 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 (United States)

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 Nikolai did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Nikolai 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 Vidal-Perez'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 Nikolai 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 Nikolai was well respected and well loved.

Thank you Agent Vidal-Perez 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 Nikolai's 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 Vidal-Perez. 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 Nikolai Vidal-Perez. 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

Rest in peace my brother..we are proud and grateful that you are one of us. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we are only a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

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

October 22, 2004

Our condolences to the family of Agent Vidal-Perez. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. 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- Louisiana
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 Vidal-Perez 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 Vidal-Perez, nuestros 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 Nikolai Vidal-Perez'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

Pride Integrity and Guts

Some of you may know my face, but not my name. Most of you have seen me around the city and some have even met me, but not always under the best of circumstances. Some of you have even spoken to me on the phone, when you called me while I was working.

Most of you have an opinion on how my job should be done, but would never take my job if it was the last one on earth. And some of you who don't even know me, hate me because of my job. But when I go to my job, I go to make a difference and so I can fight what everyone else fears.

When most would be running away from danger, my job requires me to run towards it. I do this in the hopes of making a difference for someone else I don't even know. Most people say I make too much money, because my pay is published in the newspaper. But don't think twice about hearing about another sports player sign a 20 million dollar contract for 6 months a year of playing a "game."

Since my job's base pay isn't the best I must work extra to pay the bills. Including working extra shifts on holidays, and pick up side work at construction sites as well on my days off, most still complain thinking I am greedy, but don't they realize that I to must pay taxes, have a mortgage car payments and kids in collage as well?

Don't they understand that I am not paid for what I do, but for what I am willing to do for them? After all how can you properly compensate someone to risk their own life and face danger everyday they go to work?

And when I go to work I am punched, kicked, spit on and called every name in the book for doing my job. And every night I leave my house to go to work I realize I may not come back home in the morning. Because when I go to work I can be stabbed, shot, drown, fall, be electrocuted, or die in a car accident rushing to help you.

My job also requires me to carry special "tools" to help me do my job. Sometimes even while doing my job I have to defend myself from someone attacking me. Although, the newspapers will report to you that I "beat someone down", and not that I defended myself from an attack.

While at work I must also carry a gun to protect you, but should I have to use it, the media reports to you that I "gunned someone down" or that I "shot and killed" somebody, and not that I defended myself. Don't they realize that I shoot to live and never to kill?

Also when I go to work I wrap a protective vest around me to help keep me safe through my shift. I use this vest so that I will be allowed to live to the end of my work day. And hope and pray that should something bad happen that this vest helps keep me alive so that I will be allowed to see my children grow.

When I go to my job, I will see more pain, sorrow, agony, death and destruction in one month than most of you will see in an entire lifetime.

And to the ones who don't know me, I unforunetly will meet most of you at the worst times in your life.

You often will call me to come help you out with a problem. But if you have a really big problem you can get me at a special 3 digit number and me and my coworkers will race to your house, just to help you no questions asked. All you have to do is call and we will be there for you, no matter what time, day, night or holiday, rain shine or blizzard.

Sometimes my job also requires me to deliver lectures, babies and even bad news. I am also the one required to ring your doorbell in the middle of the night, swallow hard and advise you that a loved one will not be coming home tonight, then I spend the rest of my shift wondering why I ever took such a job.

Some people even refer to me as a "pig," but when I hear that word called to me or one of my coworkers I think of Pride, Integrity and Guts, which everyone in my profession needs to do this job.

Me and my coworkers must be able to have muscles of steel, have a sense of humor and put ourselves into dangerous situations and face danger head on all in a days work.

We must act in a second and make a decision in the blink of an eye, and spend the rest of our life hoping we made the right choice in that split second. If not we can be arrested and charged with breaking a law, be sued for violating someone's rights, or end up with even a worse fate.

My job requires me to take an oath to be their and to risk my life to protect you. And it is an oath that me and my fellow coworkers have taken and is one that we will not break.

What, you ask is my job, I am your local police officer. And what do I ask in return of doing all this and risking my life for you, nothing at all because it is my job and my hope, of being the one who makes the difference.

Officer David Carroll
Choctaw Oklahoma

October 21, 2004

To the family, friends and coworkers of Agent Vidal-Perez 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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