Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Ernest Valencia Mendoza

Needville Independent School District Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 19, 2007

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Reflections for Chief of Police Ernest Valencia Mendoza

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ may you rest in eternal peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross

January 21, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your department. May you rest in peace in the loving arms of the One who created you and loves you for eternity. You will never be forgotten. Heroes live forever in the hearts of those who care.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

January 21, 2007

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

January 21, 2007

Rest easy Chief Mendoza. You will be missed and always remembered. Heroes live forever! Thank you for you service. We will take it from here Chief.

Officer Shane LeClair
McKinney Police Dept, TX

January 21, 2007

My deepest sympathy to you wife and children for their loss. I want them to know that you are a hero and heroes never die and will never be forgotten. I hope that those in his department stay close to his loved ones, especially through the upcoming trial process with the individual that caused all this pain. I the case of my son, I was lucky that the DUI driver that killed him was also killed so I did not have to go through the trial. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol, you will never be forgotten.

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

January 21, 2007

God speed and rest easy. Thank you for your service. You left to early but made an impact on so many.

Deputy Williams

January 21, 2007

Godspeed Chief Mendoza. Your life and loss will never be forgotten. May God watch over your family, friends, and department during this dark time.

Detective D. Thompson
Colorado Springs Police Department

January 21, 2007

R.I.P Chief Mendoza, my prayers are with you and your loved ones, thank you for your service.


January 21, 2007

Yet another senseless tragedy that happens far too often. Our prayers are with your loved ones. Watch over the rest of us still on duty here on earth God speed, my friend

Lake Sam 4

January 21, 2007

Chief Mendoza,
I thank you for your courage to do the job you did in protecting the average citizen.
My thoughts are with you, your wife and children, family and friends, and the Needville ISD Police Department at this difficult time.

K Wanninger
Breinigsville, PA

January 21, 2007

Rest easy hero. God bless.

Cpl. K. McGee

January 21, 2007

"when one falls while serving others, the sound is heard throughout the world" Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chief Mendoza, his family, friends and fellow officers.

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Rockland Maine

January 21, 2007

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Chief of Police Ernest Mendoza as well as to the Needville Independent School District Police Department. Rest in peace Chief Mendoza, you are gone but will not be forgotten.

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

January 21, 2007

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.

Dispatcher Ted Smith
Martin, TN Police Dept.

January 21, 2007


Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

January 21, 2007

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

January 21, 2007

Rest in Peace my fellow brother. May your family find comfort in lives you have helped change and for now may you rest in peace for a Job well done.

Officer T. Janky
Saginaw Texas Police Department

January 21, 2007

Peace be with you always...

Natalie Jensen
widow of Detective Jared Jensen, EOW 2/22/06

January 21, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 20, 2007

Rest in peace Brother Ernest

Patrolman Ben Sleaford
Geneseo (IL) PD

January 20, 2007

To the family, friends, and co workers of Chief Ernest Mendoza you all are in my thoughts and prayers may God bless you all.

A friend of all Peace Officers


The Policeman stood and faced 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 quess I ain't,
because those of us who wear a badge,
can't always be a saint."

I've has to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk 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.
Though I worked alot of overtime
when the bills got just to 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 fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had to 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 noe Policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

Friend of all peace officers

January 20, 2007

Thank you for all you did. My prayers are with your family and friends in this difficult time. Rest in peace.

Melinda Rea-Dispatcher
Hope Mills Police Dept.

January 20, 2007

Dear Wife, Children,Family Friends and Co-Workers of Chief Mendoza,
My deepest sympathy and prayers come to you today for the loss of your loved one. May God surround you with His love and comfort only He can give.Your "Blue Line" family will forever remember your Hero. As Ernest was truly a Hero for each of us. Thank you Ernest, for service to your county,state and country for keeping our streets safe. We will keep you alive in our hearts forever. I salute you, Sir. May you rest in peace, as you keep watch over your loved ones left behind.
With Love and Prayers
Carolyn Moore, mother-in-law;
Sgt. Jeffrey T. Hewitt EOW 04-04-04
Asheville, N.C.

Carolyn Moore

January 20, 2007

Thank you, Chief Mendoza, for your service to the Needville ISD, the state of Texas, and the United States of America. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. As a middle school teacher I greatly appreciate you being in the schools and working with the students and teachers. Your family as well as the school district will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Hero!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas
teacher - Little Rock School District

Janice Brown

January 20, 2007

We know that it is hard for words to express the feelings we have at this time and to relate them to the family, friends, loved ones and all who wear the badge of law enforcement. We still try and we do keep you all in our prayers.
"A Letter From Heaven"
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just enternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and he said,'I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.'
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....In the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human they are bound to bring tears.
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you would not understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one step at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you to;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night...."My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low:
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free.
Remember you're not're coming here to me.
I will always be with you!
Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
Canon City Internet Radio
Canon City, Colorado

Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
Canon City Internet Radio

January 20, 2007

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