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

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

June 24, 2012

Seven years ago you were taken from us. It feels like it was just yesterday. Time passes but the wounds stay the same. You are missed.

Please continue to watch over Chela and us.

Tyrone Laces- friend

June 24, 2012

First of all once again I thank you, all your brothers and sisters who wear a badge, and most of all your families that supported your choice to protect all our families.

I hope your family finds comfort in knowing you're starting your 8th year patrolling the beat in heaven.

Although it was seven years ago today you, one of El Monte's own who answered the calling to serve others, were taken from us. Your sacrifice, and that of your family, has not been forgotten.

Joseph John Moniz, citizen

June 24, 2012

7 yrs. have come and gone, but the pain remains the same. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Jerry, you are missed by many. Love you brother. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." -Matthew 5:9


June 24, 2012

My husband (Lalo) misses you so was such an honor for him to be your best man. We miss your smile and laugh. Thank you for calling me on my first Mother's Day. I never got a chance to thank you....
May you continue to rest in peace......

S/R Deputy Tricia Del Rosario

June 23, 2012

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

Time does not heal all wounds. You are missed beyond belief. I love you.


October 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Jerry....memories of you live on forever.

Rachel Gomez Rosen
Childhood friend

September 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Jerry. May God continue to watch over your family. You are greatly missed.

A High School Friend

September 16, 2011

In honor of Jerry Ortiz I would like to personally express my condolences to his wife and family. I just made it to 15 years 2011, like Jerry die, but he paid the "Ultimate Sacrifice", he laid it down to protect the community. Jerry made an impact on my life but most importantly my work ethic. Many lessons were learned from this tragedy and I too worked South Bureau Gangs and know the dangers. In remembrance of this great "Man", I pass on my knowledge to those I work with. Go code-six, have a tactical plan either oral or written, talk about it first before it happens, role play sceneros, look where you stand, and yes supervisors must ensure in partners work together on a follow up and never, never, again go alone. I am sick to my stomach when I think how this tragedy could have been avoided, but that is my opinion. God Bless you Jerry.

15 year veteran

September 9, 2011

I would like to give THANKS to all that have been leaving reflections to my Brother & our family on either this site or in your Prayers. May GOD BLESS you & your family in return.

Jerry not a day goes by that i don't think of you as i pass by the frwy sign in your Honnor on the way to & from work.
Well here comes another USC Football Season that i will be going to without being able to invite you to join me at a game. I know that some how you are there with me in Spirit. THANKS for all you continue to do for us all. GOD BLESS & as always "FIGHT ON"! ! !


Javier "ART" Ortiz
LA Co. Probation

August 8, 2011

God Bless You Jerry. You are missed but never forgotten.


June 24, 2011


It's been 6 long years since you were taken from us.
It's seems like yesterday that you and the rest of us on the "Overlaps Crew" were roaming the streets at night doing what we were bred to do and having the time of our lives.
I miss you and I miss those times, I will never forget!
Thanks for being a part of my life, teaching me a thing or two, throwing punches with me and sweating it out in the ring, and making me laugh, even in the face of danger at times.
I know God has a plan and a design that I will never understand. I know you're in a better place.
Walk among us brother, we still need you!


Detective Scott Matlock
LASD/ Century Station

June 24, 2011

Six years without you. I miss you so much. PWOMMA. I love you.


June 24, 2011

I think of you everyday Uncle Jerry... I can't believe it's 6 years.... You are missed so very much.... I love you


June 24, 2011

Wow Deputy Ortiz, you sure were an awesome human being, it is truly an honor to follow in your footsteps. I hope we can meet some day up there and don't worry, in your memory I will along with my partners follow the " Tradition of Service " with great pride.

Deputy Sheriff

June 14, 2011

Jerry, I road in the 2011 Police Untiy Tour in your honor. We rode a total of 250 miles over four days. We started in Somerset, New Jersey, and ended at the Police Memorial in Washington D.C. To honor the fallen police and fire who gave there all on 9/11, we rode to Ground Zero. The entire ride was amazing. The entire experience was amazing, and I plan to ride every year to honor all law enforcement personnel who have paid the ultimate price. The Police Unity Tour has a motto that reads; "WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED." It was an honor to ride in your name. I know your were watching over me throughout the entire ride. Thanks and keep watching over us. Al

Sgt. Al Garcia

June 7, 2011

I know you're happy about it. And, I received the message. Love you.


May 2, 2011

Hi Bro all is going OK down here. I want to say , THANKS for watching over our family, friends & LEO's. Continue the watch. LOL you Big Bro ART

Javier "ART" Ortiz
LA Co Probation

February 14, 2011

I may not come on this page as much as i did before but you know i have always kept you & your boys in my Prayers. So our football teams are having a bad season this year but our COWBOYS will get better soon & as for USC. FIGHT ON n BEAT the BRUINS ! ! ! That will make the year a better season. Continue the watch over our family, friends & all LEO's. LOVE your Big Bro.

Javier "Art" Ortiz
LA Co Probation

December 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Jerry!! You will always be remembered. May you continue to be a guardian angel to your loved ones.


September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, my angel.

I love you.


September 16, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY!!!! This date never goes by without me thinking of you and remembering you. I was able to visit your gym a couple of months ago. You were an amazing person. May you be celebrating your birthday with Jesus today. :)

Rachel Gomez Rosen
Childhood friend

September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Jerry! God Bless your Kids, Wife and Family. I'm sure they miss you more than words can explain.


September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Uncle Jerry.... I know your celebrating in Heaven... I asked all the angels to please hug you so tight for me... I miss you so very much and love you always...


September 16, 2010

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


July 1, 2010

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