Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ruben Orozco, Sr.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 17, 2005

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Reflections for Sergeant Ruben Orozco, Sr.

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 17, 2020

Sgt. Orozco,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

September 17, 2020

RIP Deputy & Marine. You served with pride.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 12, 2018

I find myself moving up the chain of command in your honor. I know you watching my six from up top warrior. Love you Tio!

LT. A. Orozco

February 23, 2018

I love you and miss you so grandpa! I wish you were still alive with us all. I didn't know you that long and you passed when I was 2. But I feel like I've known you forever. Mom still tells me stories about you and we both cry together every time hehe. I am 13 and doing good in school and have all A's. I think you would be proud. We all love you and miss you. I'm crying right now just writing this. I love you so much grandpa.


September 17, 2016

10 years ago this day Tio you are far from forgotten.


September 14, 2015

You are not forgotten Tio! There is another Sgt. OROZCO in the family and protecting the public just as you did but these days in Arizona. I hope one day be even close the Sergeant you were! Oooraah Marine continue to rest. Semper Fi!!


July 24, 2015

Sergeant OROZCO, I serve proudly daily wearing the badge and holding the title of a Police Officer in your honor. I strive to one day be even as close to a great Officer as you were. This Christmas 2014 you are far from forgotten. Continue to Rest in Peace Tio.

Officer A. OROZCO

December 23, 2014

8 years ago today, the Thin Blue Line got a little bit thinner.

Officer Orozco, we have not forgotten, and your sacrifice was not in vein. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy brother.

D/S Clendening
Glades County Sheriff's Office(FL)

September 17, 2013

To Sgt. Ruben Orozco Sr, his family and his fellow officers with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Sgt. Orozco‘s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Orozco and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 17, 2009

Thank you for your service Sarge...

Deputy and Firefighter
Southwest Florida

September 17, 2009

Hey Tio just wanted to tell you I miss you everyday and I thanks for watching down on us! Love you!

Chris Cordero

May 17, 2009

Sgt. Orozco served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who
knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. We never know when our lives on this
earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a
place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
(John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ. John 3:16,17.
You were a credit to the uniform, Sgt. Orozco. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 17, 2008

To the family and friends of Sergeant Ruben Orozco Sr. and his fellow officers in the El Paso County County Sheriff's Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Ruben's memory on the third anniversary of the day Ruben so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and other police survvors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the e years of service Sgt. Orozco gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 17, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05


September 17, 2008

"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
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

February 6, 2008

Sergeant Orozco,
Today is the second anniversary of your EOW. I am thinking of you and the sacrifice you gave to your community. It takes a special kind of person to choose this profession that is so precarious every minute on the job. As a native El Pasoan, I am sure that many other proud El Pasoans salute you today for your courage.

Pennsylvania citizen

September 17, 2007

May God bless each family who has lost a loved one in the law enforcement community. My daily prayers in the morning and evening for each officer on patrol or off duty.

Fr. Martin Cordero
La Mesa, New Mexico

Father Martin Cordero
First Cousin

August 5, 2007

I went to the Capital today to honor you and your family. May God keep you close as I pray for those you had to leave behind.

Terry Donovan,spouse of Amy Lynn Donovan EOW 31 October 2004

May 7, 2007

SGT, I miss your fun-loving approach to work no matter the task or the situation. I work with you for 5 years when I was assigned to Metro. Although I was deployed to Iraq at the time. Your loss was felt by all. God bless

SFC Jeffery R. Lewis
Texas National Guard

December 15, 2006

Like you used to, I also wear a uniform to serve this country, but I am in the military. It is funny how they say that people in the military risk thier lifes for this country. But that is only when deployed or in a time of war. I was in the last war operation iraqi freedom and operation enduring freedom, but you know what, it is people like you that keep us safe here locally along with our families when we are not here. You are the ones that risk your lifes every day. Orozco family you should be very proud of this man that was a husband, a father and a son. My condolences to this wonderfull man and his family. I will keep you in my prayers and god bless you.

Army SGT.

September 29, 2006

Sgt. it's been a year since you were taken from us. Not a day goes by that I dont remember your jokes or seeing you at all the part times. Sgt. you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless and i miss you!!

Deputy Valdez

Deputy Armando Valdez

September 17, 2006

My thoughts are with your family on this first anniversary of your end of watch. There has not been a day this past year that they have not thought about you at least once every hour of every day. You will never be forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

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

Bob Gordon

September 17, 2006


September 17, 2006

May you rest in Peace and may Our Lord comfort and strengthen your loved ones, friends and co-workers.

September 17, 2006

"Please Always Think Of Me"

A year ago I left your world
Not by choice you see
I Love you all so very much
Please always think of me
I'm way up here above the clouds
My spirit is alive
I wanted to stay a little longer
God took me by surprise
He said He had a plan for me
Much bigger and brighter things
He gave me something gold and white
Called guardian angel wings
I wear them very proudly
God made them just for me
I'll always take good care of you
Please always think of me

Copyright ©2006 Randy Layne Raulston

Detective Randy Raulston
El Paso County Sheriff's Department

September 11, 2006

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