Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Juan José Burgos-Vélez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, December 7, 2006

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Reflections for Agent Juan José Burgos-Vélez

Hermano Burgos, aprendí mucho cuando trabajamos juntos en Llorens Torres, excelente compañero y ser humano.Vuela alto amigo, siempre te recordare con bien..

Sargento Esteban Mendez
Policia de Puerto Rico

October 2, 2018

Hermano Burgos, aprendí mucho cuando trabajamos juntos en Llorens Torres, excelente compañero y ser humano.Vuela alto amigo, siempre te recordare con bien..

Sargento Esteban Mendez
Policia de Puerto Rico

October 2, 2018

Thank you for your heroism again Sir, RIP you are not forgotten.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

December 7, 2012

Nunca seras olvidado!!! 6to aniversario de tu partida, Gracias por tu servicio a nuestro querido Puerto Rico!!!

BPA Barreto

December 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 7, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this second anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/07/06

December 7, 2008


Sgto. Carlos Sanchez Ramos

December 5, 2008

QUE DESCANSES EN PAZ JUAN JOSE BURGOS... quiero hacer constar que este mensaje lo dejo ahora, ya que no fue hasta hoy que me entere de esta pagina...

Agte. Nadja Lugo
Policia de PR

January 7, 2008

Cuando este companero resulto herido, quien se dirigia a su escolta era yo... Por cosas del destino, no pude llegar porque un vehiculo me impacto de frente ocasionandome serias heridas, teniendo que ser llevada tambien al Centro Medico... Como resultado de este accidente, perdi mi pierna izquierda, pero saben que? perdi mi pierna, pero no se imaginan cuanto gane... Gane el carino y el amor de Gretchen y Juan Jose, dos de los hijos de este agente, gane el aprecio de la madre de estos ninos y tambien el de la viuda del companero... Gane muchas amistades desde otros pacientes amuputados, hasta personal de los hospitales del area de Centro Medico, mientras estuve hospitalizada... Pero, lo mas importante de todo, volvi a vivir... Hoy dia puedo gritarle al mundo que estoy viva, y no he cambiado para nada... lo unico diferente en mi es que me falta una pierna, pero, por lo demas, aqui estoy igualita que antes, jejeje... Pero, con toda la seriedad del mundo, DECLARO BENDICIONES PARA AMBAS FAMILIAS, TANTO PARA CARIDAD, GRETCHEN Y JUAN JO... COMO PARA LA VIUDA Y SU HIJITO... Y SABEN QUE ACA EN CAGUAS ESTOY A SUS ORDENES...

Agte. Nadja Lugo
Policia de PR

January 7, 2008

Hermano, descansa en paz, que DIOS bendiga tu familia por siempre, los verdaderos heroes, como tu, viven para siempre.

Sgt. Juan Padilla
Manati City Police Puerto Rico

December 9, 2007

Agent Burgos-Velez,

On the anniversary of your passing, I will say a prayer for your friends and family. God Bless.

Capt.David Platt
Payette Police Idaho

December 7, 2007

You have not been forgotten. My thoughts are of your loved ones today on this first anniversary of your EOW. Continue to watch over your loved ones and protect them.

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

December 7, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

mancahester, nh

December 4, 2007

............a poem..for all.......
JUDGMENT DAY FOR A POLICE OFFICER...The policeman stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining. Just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, Policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my Church have you been true?" The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord I guess I ain't, Because those of us who carry badges Can't always be a Saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my work was rough, and sometimes I've been violent, Because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny, That wasn't mine to keep, I worked a lot of overtime When the bills just got too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around Except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me here, Lord It needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand. " There was silence all around the Throne Where the Saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, For the judgement of his God. "Step forward now, policeman, You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell. "....i feel you pain.....god bless you all........jay

po jose vargas

April 12, 2007

A member of the Northern California Police Unity Tour Team will be riding in your honor during the May 2007 National Police Week. Please help keep us safe as we honor you. If contact is not made with your family or friends a bracelet of the event will be left by your name for them to claim. Thank you for your service and peace to all who were touched by you.

Oakland PD CA

April 10, 2007

Mis condoliencias a la familiares y a mis companeros de la policia de Puerto Rico. Mi gente tenemos que cuidarnos mas en la calle por que hay muchas personas que nos quieren hacer dano. Dios tiene un angel mas en el cielo. Dios le de la paz y la fortaleza a esta familia en tan dificil momento.cuidense mi gente

Samuel Reyes
class 188
badge #18142
ex Puerto Rico Police officer and currently federal officer in north carolina.

federal officer Samuel Reyes
dept of justice

February 17, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Agent Juan José Burgos-Vélez,
I have come back again to leave a tribute on your memorial page after facing death on 12/25/2006. I walked away with a renewed purpose in my life and it is being reflected below. I pray in the year 2007, I can successfully complete every Fallen Officer from as early as 1836 to the current 2007 by 11/26/2007 in honor of Steve Favela and his wife, children, and the Honolulu Motor Officers and Honolulu Police Department, he left behind. I was given a second chance. May God continue to bless those that serve and protect us. Amen.

I thank you again for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

Agent Juan José Burgos-Vélez, God Bless you. You are a hero. As we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are Family.” No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers, peace and love beyond all understanding. I honor you today. You have not been forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

January 22, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Agent Burgos-Velez, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Juan, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Juan's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Juan's life was about so much more than the way he died. Juan will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Agent Burgos-Velez, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been four years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

January 17, 2007

My prayers and thoughts to all who knew and will miss Agent Burgos-Vélez.

May God lay His healing hands upon the family.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

January 8, 2007

Day is done, gone the sun from the lake, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest. God is nigh.
Thanks and praise for our days 'neath the sun, 'neath the stars, 'neath the sky.
As we go, this we know.
God is nigh.


Beverly Hendricks

January 8, 2007

May GOD Bless you.


January 8, 2007

You fought the good fight. Rest in Peace my fellow brother. Someday we will all meet when God decides that our shift is over.

PO Kurt Kaner
Chicago Police Department

January 5, 2007

Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. Thinking of you today and always. Rest in peace we ask God to watch over you. Warm thoughts and hearfelt prayers are with you more often than you know.

Sergeant John Rodriguez
Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, new brunswick, New Jersey.

January 4, 2007

Mis condoliencias a la familiares y a mis companeros de la policia de Puerto Rico. Que esto nos motive mas para continuar nuestras labores como servidores publico y luchar contra la plaga que es el crimen.

Luis M Torres Diana
ex Puerto Rico Police officer and police in DVPD in georgia

January 2, 2007

Rest In peace office Thank you for your service

Jayson Mills

December 31, 2006

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