Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ramon Molina Rios, Jr.

Douglas Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, September 4, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Ramon Molina Rios, Jr.

Rest in peace Officer Rios.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 16, 2019

Hi Ray,
Was just thinking about you while sitting in my Law class. I remember you and my father always working together when I was little, and always seeing you in the gas station when my dad and I would stop and get donuts. I hope you and my dad are having a good time in Heaven just as you did here on earth. I found the hat that was made for your memorial. Just made me think of you! I hope your family is doing well and you are watching over all them. God bless your family and you.
-Rianne McBride (Tim McBride's daughter)


March 30, 2018

Hi dad! You wouldn't believe how much has happened since you've been gone. I look back and can't believe it's already been over 12 years. I guess over time, it gets a little more easier to accept the fact that you're gone. I see myself changing and becoming a better person everyday. Becoming just the man you wanted me to become. There was a quote I came across, "My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it." I definitely had a great role-model to look up to. Until we meet again dad.
Love you!

Aaron Rios. A&P Specialist FHU

March 1, 2018



September 6, 2015

As we prepare to honor your 10th EOW year I am not sure exactly how to feel. I know I miss you tremendously and I know I ache to see, touch, smell and hold you, I just somehow imagined my life completely different than what it is today. Our kids have grown into fine upstanding young men and women and our grandson is wonderful :). I see so much of you in him ESP when he talks to you and laughs saying he sees his Tata Ray. I am proud of the person I am today, I am proud that I raised the boys to be who they are today but I miss you and love you so much, I still hurt so bad. :( and I can't help but wonder WHAT IF??????

Christy Rios
Wife of Fallen Officer Ramon M. Rios Jr. EOW 9/4/05

August 12, 2015

Just dropping you a line to say HI! The world has definitely changed a lot since we worked the streets of Cochise County. Blessings to your family as you continue watching over them from up above.

Edwin Torres

August 26, 2014

My thoughts are of you and all of your loved ones today. I know they think of you every day and hold those special memories of you in their broken hearts. Continue to keep watch over them and know that they will never let you be forgotten.

"Gone is the face we loved so dear,
Silent is the face we loved to hear.
Too far away for sight or speech,
But not too far for thought to reach.
Sweet to remember him once here,
Who, though absent, is just as dear."

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 4, 2013

8 years ago today God took my soul mate to Heaven. 8 years ago God took our children's father, our grandson's grandpa, and our rock of strength. 8 years ago your mom lost her baby son, and your siblings lost their baby/spoiled brother. Not one day goes by that we don't miss you, or long to have you hold us, or hug us, or just talk to us. We miss you so much and we love you. Like the song says ONE MORE DAY.... IS ALL I PRAY FOR. But God had his plan and I know one day we will be reunited again. Love you 520....soooo much. <3

Christy and Kids

September 3, 2013

Been a long time Ray.... we still think about you..
This profession can be a rough way of life..
I`ve been at it for a long time now, and have seen alot
of tough times.
By far..the most difficult time to date was the day that I
folded your flag.
Rest in Peace Brother

Deputy Sheriff Michael Beck
Cochise County Sheriff`s Office

April 24, 2013

Ray, I know I haven't been on here to write you in a long time. Doesn't mean for ONE second I forgot your beautiful smile with your warm eyes. Been busy as you know with mom, and now of course getting ready to become a Grandmother. My heart aches every time I try to get excited knowing you will never be able to hold our sweet grandson and whisper sweet little expressions of love into his ears. You left me with a huge job once again Ray. I will hold our grandson and love him for both of us, and I will share stories with him and most importantly I will take him to your Memorial and talk with him about what a "Special" kind of man his Tata was. It is so hard Ray still trying to raise the boys all by myself especially when they look so lost as to what their future plans will be. I know you are always with us but we still miss you so much. NOT A DAY GOES you so much ALWAYS AND FOREVER..

Christy Rios
Wife of Fallen Officer Ray M. Rios DPD 520, EOW 9/4/05

November 18, 2012

Miss u Fez u were a great guy to be around and to have fun with. Its been 7 yrs and I still can't get over the fact that you are gone. Everyone has had some awesome times with you and has shared so many laughs with you, You always knew how to put us all up when we have been down. We love and miss you Ray (Fez).

Maria Atwood & Samantha Chavez

November 5, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 6, 2012

Ray, I went by the DPD today and was so overwhelmed I had to stay in the van for a minute before I got off. Seems the memorial is coming up pretty fast now. Nothing stopping us now Babe. So so happy, as I know you must be. Xavi is enjoying his internship and I know it must have broke his heart the other day to have to ride in Car #3, but we raised him right and so he put his head up and thought of the many many good things people are telling him about you..his FAV line is "YOU RAY'S KID.....WELL YOU GOT SOME PRETTY BIG SHOES TO FILL." He seems to know exactly what he wants and as Gilbert told me yesterday if he has the same heart Ray did he will make a dam good many good things said about you it makes so much sense we have such kind strong loving kids. Aaron will be heading to Tucson to continue to out world! The girls well as you can see they are doing very well for themselves. All the kids miss you so much more everyday, never thinking it would be possible but it is. We love you Ray....Watch out for the kids ok and for me cuz I'll be pretty lonely without them around....Love you

Christy Rios

June 7, 2011

Happy Anniversary Honey, I love you today as much if not more than I did on Feb 24, 1979. Thanks for the many wonderful years we spent together as husband and wife. For over 25 years you gave me unconditional joy and love and made me a better person sure beats what lots of people have in their lifetime. You were a great man Ray, and a wonderful father. I miss you so bad, sometimes I can just close my eyes and feel your presence next to me. Keep watching over us Ray....Love you Honey....


February 24, 2011

Hey Dad,
Was listening to my favorite Tejano band the other day and heard this song. I had actually heard it a while ago and right away thought about you. These words give me hope that one day I'll see you again. Our band is doing great, me and Aaron are now playing in two bands; I know you would be proud! Love you Dad and miss you!

"Yo Seguire" Grupo Siggno

Tal vez mañana no vendra,
tal vez, no mirare la luz de mañana
pero yo se..., que yo seguire.

He visto el paraiso
en cada uno de mis sueños
donde el dolor no existe,
en donde no estoy triste
ahi todo es posible.

Tal vez cuando me busques no estare,
y si no estoy no llores volvere,
noooo llores por mi
tienes que aprender a ser feliz,
detras de lo que digo esta la fe,
al fin yo se, que yo seguire.

Xavier Rios

February 11, 2011

Hey ray well its another year that is gonna but your watchin over all of us.I know its been awhile since I've been on but times have been nothin has been the same since ur passin.well another thin just wanted to let u know I made thu high school but I gradurated early. Well ill on agin love n miss fez R.i.P


January 20, 2011


Christy and Kids

December 21, 2010

Officer Rios,
Today marks your 5th year anniversary. Your fund raisers were held today- I prayed today that you would continue watching out for your fellow bros and sisters. Always in my prayers, and Thank you for all you have done. God Speed 520


September 4, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace today for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 4, 2010

Ray, my mom and dad were here sitting with me and we were thinking about you and talking about you as usual and then my mom made the comment how time flies so fast......well now I really had to take a step back and think has it really gone by fast???? Hell no...I feel in my heart right now that it's only been a day since you left us. The other day as you saw Aaron and I had to talk at the Rotary Club and he broke my heart when he started talking about how rough life has been for him without you, the things he said he missed about you tore at my heart. I know the kids miss you so much and not one day goes by that they don't wish you were here with them even if it meant yelling at them to do their SHORES.....Well tonight they are all 4 in Phoenix with your help they are watching the exciting is that and I know they should be so happy but they feel an emptiness in their hearts knowing the BIGGEST WASHINGTON REDSKIN fan isn't there sitting right next to them in awe... miss you Ray....

Christy Rios

September 2, 2010

To the family of Oficer Rios: As the 5th anniversary of his tragic death approaches, I want you all to know that others in the law enforcement family still care 4 you & honor his memory. You are blessed by the love so evident in your family. This love is also a tribute to him.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of Leo's

August 31, 2010

Christy and family,

We are thinking of all of you this time of year and hoping that you are doing alright. Stay strong and proud, as always, knowing what a hero Ray was...And knowing what a great family he was a part of. Love to all of you.

T. Wolfe and family

T. Wolfe

August 28, 2010

Hey Ray, As you can see and imagine we are all out of ideas. We are all out of hope and all out of energy. It saddens me to no extreme to let you down Viejo. I know you see the total disappointment in your children's eyes and hearts. Xavi with his big heart had such a beautiful dream only to be shattered once again. It is so hard to get the agencies or any one to help us with the memorial. My only regret is wondering where the officers,your brothers, your fellow companions, your friends are such as the ones who walked you down the isle of the church confessing on camera their undying and eternal gratitude for you their fellow brother, their mentor, their confidante. The man who spoke so highly of you and said you were his BEST FRIEND, and he would dedicate his career to you, where are they now? Do they even remember they had a fallen brother? All I can say is when the time comes to erect whatever the kids and I decide to do I am so glad your mom, your 8 sisters, and your 2 brothers will be there to help us unveil it. Once again I am so sad Ray....and it breaks my heart to see our kids sad cuz no matter what.........they are still OUR kids....I love you....

Christy Rios and Family

August 9, 2010

Hey week once again we will be headed to Phx for the State Memorial and as you already know you have 7 of your fellow officers going this year. Man talk about overwhelming, I am so glad the Dept is able to send so many wish they could all go and see how special and beautiful the whole ceremony is. Not one second continues to go by Ray that I don't think of you or miss you. Always and Forever Babe. Our children as you know are doing well for themselves, I am forever amazed at their ability to live their lives to the fullest after the whole ordeal they have been thru. Aaron loves flying, I think he feels closer to you up there,also when he plays the darn keyboard he looks so much like you Ray he even stands like you. Xavi is enjoying NAU but struggles with his classes,I know you have an input with his studies :-),He loves playing in the band also. They are so talented with the talent running thru their bloodline. Alot of people couldn't believe the way they sounded at Tata's party. They were awesome. Lina is still enjoying her job and her part time singing with the boys in the band Sabor Latino....Legacy. Who would have known right Ray that the times you used to make them practise over and over would have paid off for them. LOL..Even Laura is part of that singing. I am so proud of them as I know you are. Sometimes late at night I feel you next to me and I hear what you tell me.......I love you too Viejo...


April 26, 2010

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 24, 2010

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