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

The highest of distinctions is service to others. -King George VI

Chief Mendoza -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Chief Mendoza -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

January 31, 2007

Chief Mendoza,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Needleville ISD. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 30, 2007

May you R.I.P Sir, Ernest V. Mendoza
You have touched alot of peoples hearts
and you will be greatly missed.
My prayers go out to the Mendoza family.

Valerie Lynn Reyna
Friend of Family

January 29, 2007

R.I.P Ernest.V.Mendoza
My Sympathy goes out to the Mendoza Family .. My prayers go out to all of you.. I didn't have the honor to meet Mr Mendoza I really wish I would of..

In My Mind
by Makala

Somewhere in my dreams tonight
I'll see you standing there
You look at me with a smile
"Life isn't always fair"

You say you were chosen for his garden
His preciously hand picked bouquet
"God really needed me,
That's why I couldn't stay"

It's said to be that angels
Are sent from above
I've always had my angel
My brother - whose heart was filled with love

Wherever the ocean meets the sky
There will be memories of you and I
When I look up at that sky so blue
All I see are visions of you

"While there's a heart in me, you'll be a part of me."


Christina Makala Reyna
Friend of Family ..

January 29, 2007

He had a heart of gold,
oh, and he was so bold.
It's hard to believe,
but this tragedy we must receive.
He was so true and pure,
he loved being a cop, we're sure.
He cared about all of us,
always dealing with the fuss.
We loved him from the start to the end,
but we will see him again.
He's in our hearts and minds,
because he had such a loving bind.
He was so fun,
and his face shone like the sun.
Oh, he was so cool,
always helping out at school.
He was so full of life
never really having strife.
He never even had to try
but he was a great and awesome person in my eye.
He'll start hes life over again,
in a beautiful and glorious place called heaven.

Celebrate him going to a better place.
You were so lucky to have him as a husband, father, friend.


January 29, 2007

While driving home,his car was hit.
There is sorrow now, but in future years
The happiness and memories will shine through the tears.
A good man was killed and the grief and sorrow
Will probably not be gone tomorrow.
But remember, while you are sad today
Death comes to us all someday.
And though the sadness won't soon be erased,
You know he is in a better place.


January 29, 2007

I am sorry for your father;
He was a great man indeed.
He loved you, son or daughter,
Just think of it - as his soul being freed.

He will go to the best of locations,
Where he will gladly live.
He's going to the greatest of great nations,
The place God said he'd give.

While walking on streets of gold,
He is waiting with all of his love,
So that when we become old,
We'll go and visit him above.


January 29, 2007

Chief may you find the new beat a true cops dream, Rest in Peace sir!

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

January 29, 2007

Chief Mendoza,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Ofc. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson PArish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. La

January 29, 2007

To the Students, Facility, School Administators,Polices Officers and friends of the Nation Of Needville, I'm so sorry for your your horrible loss of Chief Ernie Mendoza. Thank you for loving and respecting him. Thank for being his friend. I'm so sorry for your loss, but remember it just takes on person to make a difference you your world the USA has a great future look at all the students in Needville. Thank you for showing the Mendoza's such great love. Also the people of Wharton and Boiling, You're the best. God Bless all the Men and Women in Blue!!!

Dolores Mendoza Guerra

January 28, 2007

I miss you my big brother, all of us mom and our sister and brother miss you. We are hurting and are in pain, but we are depending on God's grace and strenght to pick us back up. Mother is so strong she said that God was her strenght, her salvation, her light her help in time of trouble. Ernie we will see you soon, you are in our future. You are with God the Father. And Ernie we forgive this man that killed you and the people that make the horrible mistake of letting him go the first time he was drunk driving. I will miss you, brother. It is well with my soul.

Dolores Mendoza Guerra

January 28, 2007

We need only to read the reflections sent from students and teachers alike to know the man you were. You made a difference in this world. God speed, my over those left behind. Our prayers are with your family and loved ones.

Lake Sam 4

January 28, 2007

I had the honor of working with Chief Mendoza for several
Years. We supervised together and i really enjoyed that time. I will miss him and his family will be in our prayers

Sgt. D. Goraum
Houston Isd police

January 26, 2007

Rest in Peace Chief Mendoza, and thank you for your service as a law enforcement officer. May justice be served.

Ron Bennett
Father of:
Deputy Shane Bennett, HCSO
EOW 6-12-02
"If love could have saved them; they would have lived forever"

Ron Bennett

January 26, 2007

Sometimes I take for granted the family that I am a part of, Cousin Ernests' death brought it all back to reality. He was the embodiment of everything our family stands for, and yesterday, as hundreds of people came to his funeral to pay their respects, I was humbled and so very proud. He touched so many lives and we will never be the same because we knew him. He was and is a hero, and he loved as much as he was loved. My heart goes out to his beautiful wife and children. We love you!

Samantha Marin

January 26, 2007

God bless your loved ones, both your immediate family and Police family. Even though these are sad times for your friends, family and brothers in blue. Know that they are truly thankful for every day, hour, minute that you were in their lives. Know that they will continue to think of you every day. Weather it brings to them a smile of happiness from a fond memory, or a sorrowful tear. Let them know your watch will never end.

Thank you for choosing to serve and protect, and for putting your life on the line for the safety of others. Thank you to your extended police brothers and sisters whom continue to serve and protect.
Thank you for your service !!!
May you rest in Peace.

On Behalf of us all:
Americas 911 Foundation
Supporting Fire Police and EMS

Americas 911 Foundation

January 26, 2007

It was an honor to know Ernie and count him as a friend. We're really going to miss his big smile and bear hugs...for now. How wonderful the promise of sharing eternity together someday!

We know "Ernie's Wave" will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

We love you,
Richard & Lynda Hood

Richard &Lynda Hood

January 25, 2007

Rest in Peace. May God be with your family and friends. You will not be forgotten.

SrA Steven Ledwich
USAF Security Forces

January 25, 2007

thank you for your services.god bless and r.i.p.

fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

January 25, 2007

thank you for your services.

fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

January 25, 2007

Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Heaven has another HERO today. Thank you, Sir, for your many years of service and dedication to the great state of Texas. Rest in peace.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

January 25, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the department.

Fallen but never forgotten.

Officer B. Laurie
Haltom City Police, Tx

January 25, 2007

God bless to the family, friends and co-workers of Chief Mendoza, RIP.


January 25, 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.

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

January 25, 2007

Rest in peace Brother.


January 25, 2007

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