Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Mariano "Rocky" Lemus, Jr.

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, May 6, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Mariano "Rocky" Lemus, Jr.

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Lemus.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 5, 2019

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

Rest in Peace, Deputy Lemus. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

You are remembered brother.

Hero in life, not death.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

May 6, 2011

We will never forget the sacrifice that Deputy Lemus and his family made for all of us. God bless you all, and remember we will never forget your HERO.... Continue to rest in peace Deputy Lemus.



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

Anonymous

May 6, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 6, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 6, 2009

My dear sweet Uncle, I miss you so much. My eyes still fill with tears when I look at your picture. Tonight is Christmas Eve and you will be missed more than ever. I know that you are watching over all of us and honestly, every now and then I get a sense that you are actually here with us. I would give anything to be able to hug you one more time and tell you how much I love you. When we do meet again, I'll be sure to entertain you with my famous rendition of "I'm gonna wash the gray right out of my hair!!" It's been a long time since I've been able to make you laugh with that song. My daughter, your great neice, Mazie won't get a chance to meet you here on Earth but she will definitely know who you are! Life has not been the same since God brought you home. I love you and I miss you tremendously. Merry Christmas to you in Heaven.

Carmen Lemus Coleman
Your #1 Niece!!

December 24, 2008

Thank you for your service and God Bless you. May you rest in peace.

Anonymous

October 5, 2008

Happy Birthday 8/22/2008

We Love you

Nella Medina

August 22, 2008

YOU ARE REMREMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 7, 2008

god bless you and may god watch over each and everyone of you. Keep the faith in our dear lord, don't ever let that fade, for we will see out loved ones one day. Time in our lifetimes is merley a blink of the eye of god. My heart goes out to Deputy Lemus, thank you for protecting us citizens of Orlando, keep watching out for our deputies to help make orlando a safer place to live, work and play. You are truly a hero! Rest in peace dear brother, and send god my love!

krissy

kristine wilton
cousin of officer Christopher Nicholson/smithsburg Md-eow:12/19/2007

January 31, 2008

Christmas,Noche Buena,December 24,2007

We all gathered at Mom and Dad's house as we do every year.

Missing are the 3R.
It has broken Lola and Lolo's heart.

Our sorrow is and always will be.
As a family we all stand together to heal each other through the Birthdays and Holidays.

May you look upon us and guide us.

Our toast to you as each year passes is not how you died,
But how you lived.

We love you
The Lemus's
all of us

Nella Medina
sister

December 26, 2007

God bless you Rocky, miss you man.

DFC. Daniel O'Donnell
Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL)

December 19, 2007

"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
Sergeant
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 15, 2007

Just to let you know I've met your mom at Parent Retreat. How I've wish to met her under difference situation. You and family will always be in my prayers.

mundo
louisville Ky

October 11, 2007

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE HAD ROCKY AS A TRAINING OFFICER AND A FRIEND. ROCKY WAS ONE OF A KIND AND THERE WAS NO WAY TO BE AROUND HIM AND NOT LAUGH OR LEARN SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU A BETTER COP. THE STORIES I GAINED IN SUCH A SHORT TIME ARE FOREVER IN MY MEMORIES AND SO IS ROCKY. THANKS FOR THE GOOD TIMES AND GOD BLESS....

DFC DON COMPTON
ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

April 9, 2007

I just found out what happened. I am so full of sadness for your family. You brought such joy to so many people. You brightened my office everytime you entered it. I have been gone from the agency for sometime know and have lost touch with most everyone. So many of my family and friends have passed on so early in life. It seems like everytime I think I can move on and am able to cope with the loss, someone else passes. I believe in the energy of the soul. I know that you loved your family so much and are watching over them. To me the measure of a man is how his family and friend remembers him. You are PROUDLY remembered.

March 26, 2007

Dad,

I can not believe it is your 54th b-day already so much time has gone by but yet i can still feel all the pain of losing you and seeing you for the last time like it was yesterday. to this day i can still not understand why you had to go and why this happened to you i dont think i ever will. and after going to all the memorials and seeing all the other families who are suffereing the same heartache we are it just confuses me even more. i have met soo many people who knew you and have heard of you it's crazy you seem to be pretty popular must be all the jokes you had :) i have soo many pictures of you on my desk at work and i will have plenty more in my new house i just got with Danny!! i am so sad that you are not here to see me getting older and even more sad that you cant be here for mom and you to enjoy the good years together ahh she misses you sooo much i can not even imagine how she must feel sometimes losing the love of her life things just seem so messed up. i hope and pray you are happy and in peace! i hope we get to see eachother again someday! REMEMBER WE WILL ALWAYS BE THE 3 R'S! (Rocky, Roybn & Racheal)I Love You!! Happy B-day!
"Faith will see us through"

Racheal Lemus
Daughter

August 22, 2006

Time has passed but the wounds have not healed. I still find myself waiting to see you, and listen to the jokes. Waiting for you ask me to tell you my troubles and listen to your advice. Never knowing that listening to you then would be the last time. Wishing we had spent more time together and crying because right now we can't. I miss you more as the time passes. Knowing we will be reunited one day, but not right now. I hope you know how much we all love you. Our lives are forever changed. I love you!

Kristal
niece

July 31, 2006

Your dedication and sacrifice have not been forgotten as you enter your second year in Heaven. You will forever be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEo wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

May 7, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 6, 2006

Rest in peace.May Our Lord continue to comfort and strenthen your family.

May 6, 2006

It will be one year that you were called away from duty. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. You will never be forgotten by those that love you. You are a true hero. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. Wrap your wings around those who have been left behind to grieve and help ease their pain. You have not been forgotten.

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

Bob Gordon

April 30, 2006

We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-03

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November 29, 2005

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