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

Rest in peace brother.

Special Agent

June 24, 2005

Jerry, although we did not know you, our prayers are with you and your family. May God bless each and every person that knows you and help them to find some kind of comfort in the days to come.

Rest assured that your family in "blue" will take care of your immediate family from here.

Rest easy, sir we have the watch from here.


June 24, 2005

Rest in peace Jerry, thank you for your sacrifice and dedication.

Officer MAtthew Jones

June 24, 2005

Thank you Deputy Ortiz for making the ultimate sacrafice. May God bless you, your family, and your family at LA County Sheriff's Dept. Rest in peace.

Mary Schumacher
Joliet PD, IL

June 24, 2005

What a tragedy that we have lost another fine Officer. As we watched on T.V. this afternoon, and were told of some of the details, our hearts went out to Officer Jerry Ortiz and his family. May God comfort his wife, children and co-workers. We will continue to lift you up in our prayers.
You have served us well.

Lyndell & Elizabeth Taylor
Parents of
Deputy Sheriff
Morris Lyn Taylor (Roseburg, Oregon)
EOW 9-14-02

June 24, 2005

Our prayers go out to the family, friends and fellow officers of Deputy Ortiz. May God grant them comfort and some understanding during this tragic time. Rest in peace Sir.

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

June 24, 2005

Dear family and fellow deputies, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers. May God watch over you all.

Chaplain David Copeland
White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

June 24, 2005

how sad it is to hear of this senseless death. only a coward would do this, and gangs think they are so brave.\we extend our sincere sympathy to the family, friends, and los angeles county sheriff's dept.
GOD bless all OF you.
and again we shed a tear for the thin blue line is diminished.

mary mc intyre pres, & nat. trustee
alabama state fraternal order of police auxiliary

June 24, 2005

rest in peace brother

Deputy Harvey

June 24, 2005

I had known Jerry for the past 15 years and boxed with him on the LASD Boxing Team. I am going to miss him and that smile of his....Till we meet again my friend, David

Sergeant David Infante

June 24, 2005

This is now the 7th officer this year in California that has been taken from us. Something is wrong with our society when we continously lose such wonderful, dedicated people to such senseless tragedies. I am a gf of an officer, who loves his job, would go a mile to protect and save someone but yet thees tragic killings continue. My sympathy goes out to Officer Ortiz's wife and children. I did not know Officer Ortiz but I do know many fine officers and I am sure he was a dedicated officer as well as a wonderful husband and father and will be missed by many.

June 24, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Jerry, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

June 24, 2005

My most heartfelt sympathies go out to Dep. Ortiz' family, friends and colleagues. Another tragedy! Will it ever end?!

God Bless you and keep you. Thank you for taking this job and doing it well while facing the dangers out there. I will pray for your family. Please protect us from above.

L. Ambrose
Wife of BPD officer

June 24, 2005

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