Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Ortiz

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, June 24, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jerry Ortiz

Touched by An Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

by Maya Angelou

Anonymous

July 1, 2010

Jerry,

Thanks for being you!!! You are gone, but will never be forgotten!!! God Bless you for all that you have done. Keep watch over your boys, siblings and family, Especially Your mom and pops.

Love you brother

Anonymous

June 30, 2010

Jerry,
It has been five years since you were taken from us. Chela and your friends continue to honor you and keep your memory alive. Please continue to watch over us.

Sadly Missed But Never Forgotten.

Anonymous

June 25, 2010

From a Dep who took a moment to pass through the area. I was overwhelmed at the turnout. LKD obviously lost a giant that day. May he rest in peace. We'll take it from here.

DW

June 25, 2010

On the 5th anniversary of Deputy Ortiz's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Ortiz is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

June 25, 2010

Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet dragonflies in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am in your thoughts and heart forever.

You will always live in our hearts. Continue to watch over Chela, the boys and your family..

Anonymous

June 24, 2010

Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet dragonflies in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am in your thoughts and heart forever

You will live in our hearts forever Jerry...Continue to take watch over Chela, your boys and your family.

Anonymous

June 24, 2010

It's so hard to believe that it's been 5 long years now... Uncle Jerry I miss you so very much... so much more then I can say I miss our talks, joking with you laughing even crying.. I know you are always near... Keep looking out for everyone especially Tia Chela.. I know we will see eachother one day in heaven. I love you always...
Angela

Anonymous

June 24, 2010

You were a good childhood friend bro, day growing up in the track were awesome. You died doing what you loved, our streets are safer because of you. Miss You Buddy

Zendejas
Friend

June 15, 2010

Jerry, I can't believe it is going to be five years since you were taken from your loved ones. Sometimes it feels like yesterday when we were driving to Starbucks to meet up with everyone. You are missed.

Anonymous

June 11, 2010

Five years my angel. I miss you so much and my answer is always yes. I will love you forever.

Anonymous

May 28, 2010

When a person you love passes away
Look to the night sky on a clear day.
The star that to you, appears to be bright,
Will be your loved one,
Looking upon you during the night.
The lights of heaven are what shows through
As your loved one watches all that you do.
When you feel lonely for the one that you love,
Look to the Heavens in the night sky above.

Anonymous

May 13, 2010

If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way,
Grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears,
But laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.

(I'd come - I'd come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song
Or see a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me be sad...
For I am loving you just as I always have...
You were so good to me!

There are so many things I wanted still to do -
So many things to say to you...
Remember that I did not fear...
It was just leaving you that was so hard to face...
We cannot see Beyond...
But this I know:
I love you so -
'twas heaven here with you!

By Isla Paschal Richardson

Anonymous

April 26, 2010

Just wanted to say thank you for continuing to be my big brother and watch over me. I love u and miss u soo much Jerry.

Mike O.

bro

April 25, 2010

Happy Easter Uncle Jerry! I love you and miss you so very much
Angela

Anonymous

April 4, 2010

Working out of my old office and today takes me back to another time. A better time. A happier time. I wish you were here. I love you.

Anonymous

March 17, 2010

I am just a civilian that wants to honor you in this small way. Thank you, Deputy Ortiz, for your service to our community. I am so sorry for your family that you were taken from this life too soon.

Anonymous

February 10, 2010

Just I love you and miss our talks so so much Uncle Jerry....

Anonymous

January 23, 2010

I miss u soo much bro...I love you Jerry.

Mike
brother

January 1, 2010

I miss you so much, my angel. Merry Christmas. I love you.

CO

Anonymous

December 24, 2009

Jerry,

I have been thinking about you a lot lately and I still can't fully comprehend that you are no longer with us. Continue to watch over Chela and your loved ones.

Anonymous

November 5, 2009

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

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday my angel. I miss you so much. PWOMMA. I love you always.

Anonymous

September 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Jerry. We all miss you more than words can describe. God Bless You Brother.

Your Friend
LASD

September 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Uncle Jerry!!! I saw lots of dragonflies today, I miss you and love you so very much...

Anonymous

September 16, 2009

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