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Deputy Sheriff Maria Cecilia Rosa

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Maria Cecilia Rosa

Deputy Sheriff Maria Cecilia Rosa,

I am a current recruit in class #437. As I looked at the memorial wall along with the rest of my class, your name stood out to me. After reading your story my heart hurts. You were only a year older than me when your life was robbed from you. I can’t imagine what your family went through.

Although it’s been 13 years since you left this earth, I admire your work and want to thank you for putting your life on the line to make this world a better place. As I strive to become a Deputy Sheriff for Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, I will keep your memory alive and will remember your story. You were strong, courages, hard working and a great leader. If I can speak to you in person, I would tell you that you are a role model to many, including myself, a young Latina. I pray your family is doing well and that you are at peace.

Very respectfully,

Sarah De La Roca.

DST De La Roca

April 5, 2019

Deputy Rosa,
As I read more about you and the tragic incident that led to your demise, it fuels my desire to strive to be better. You never give much thought to your everyday life activities but its real when you see how easily your everyday activities can become your last. You dedicated your life to the community and the community recognizes and it was not in vain ma’am.
I am glad to have read about you and have someone to strive to be like. I want to dedicate my commitment to be great and do my best, to you. I’m sorry your life was taken from you, but I promise to work hard and carry on with your goals for the community. I hope to one day have at least an ounce of your courage. May you continue resting in peace ma’am and thank you for everything.

Recruit Razo
LASD Class 437

DST Razo Rivera
LASD

April 4, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Maria Cecilia Rosa,

I would like to say THANK YOU for your selfless service and dedication to duty. I would also like to say THANK YOU to your family/loved ones and offer my deepest condolences for their loss.

In my opinion, it takes a true patriot, a true hero, a truly selfless person to put on any law enforcement agency's uniform. To know that there is a potential threat lurking around every corner, and still without hesitation suit up to defend and protect our communities. To know that we may be faced, on of off duty, by the evils that corrupt our society. I am forever grateful, knowing that you had done this for (6) years. Although there is no true reparation, I am glad the suspects were brought to justice.

I am currently attending the LASD Academy at the Biscailuz Center. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting you/serving along side you, I do look forward to carrying on your legacy as a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff. Again, THANK YOU for your service, commitment and contribution to the community and the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.

DST KRISTOPHER ROUSE
LASD ACADEMY, CLASS 437

April 4, 2019

I was standing in front of the memorial wall today, and your name stood out to me. I knew at that moment I would chose you to write a reflection for LASD Class #437. Not only because I your name stood out to me on the memorial wall, but also because I see your name every single time I’m driving on the 710 freeway in Long Beach. I am currently the same age you were when you passed away. Your life was shortly lived, but your legacy will live on forever. I will push myself so much harder in the academy and I will keep you in my mind as an image of someone, I can hopefully one day become.

RECRUIT
LASD

April 4, 2019

Deputy Rosa,

I am a recruit from DST Class #437. I stood in front of the Los Angeles County Peace Officers Memorial Wall, your name stood out to me. As I stood in that marching formation, your name was illuminated and I knew I had to write to you. When I had visited this website long before, on my own accord, you resonated with me because not only were you a female deputy, but you were my age when a coward took your life. I thank your family for allowing this world to get a glimpse of a wonderful soul who chose to serve the community and I thank you for your bravery, service and sacrifice.
Your story and all of your achievements are an inspiration to many, including myself. Although I never had the honor of personally knowing you, your story lives on within us and you will never be forgotten.

Recruit Shin
LASD Class# 437

April 4, 2019

This breaks my heart to see this young sister leave this Earth by two heartless individuals with no regards for their actions. May you both burn in hell. May my sister keep having peace and watch over her loving family always.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 28, 2019

I got a T-SHIRT which is In Memory Of Deputy Maria Cecilia Rosa E.O.W. 03-28-06. I wear this shirt on that day every year. If on duty under my uniform shirt if off duty out where all can see. I pray for her family and that she will watch over me as I do my duty. Retired and now work for School District.

Dennis Rankin, Uniformed Security Office
Tucson Unified School District

March 3, 2019

Rest in peace ma'am. Your fighting spirit and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

DST Travis S
LASD

May 14, 2018

Blessings and prayers for you. Please continue to watch over your brothers and sisters, whether they wear tan and green, blue or whatever color, keep a watchful eye my friend.

Class #313
"The Might 5th"

Sergeant Jonathan Yepes
Anaheim Police Department

March 28, 2018

Blessings and prayers for you. Please continue to watch over your brothers and sisters, whether they wear tan and green, blue or whatever color, keep a watchful eye my friend.

Class #313
"The Might 5th"

Sergeant Jonathan Yepes
Anaheim Police Department

March 28, 2018

May you continue to rest in God’s arms my friend.

Sergeant Libby Carter
LASD

March 28, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 12th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 28, 2018

“The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found.”

Prayers and Blessings
LASD Class#425

DST Recruit
LASD

September 17, 2017

RIP Deputy Rosa. You will never be forgotten. It is the 10th anniversary of your passing. Hard to believe time has passed so quickly. Every day strengthens our oath to protect this great nation from all enemies.

Deputy Sheriff (Class 295) LASD Deputy
LASD

March 28, 2016

Thank you for your dedicated service Deputy Maria Rosa.

A. Murphy

March 28, 2016

Ceci,
With great honor and love I stood watch at your memorial at IRC yesterday,as I do every year. As I stood there I reflected at our many encounters, I laughed and shed a tear. There was never a dull moment with you. Doing our little dances, talking about our hair (we had the same hairdresser) and talking about life in general. You are truly missed. You bring a smile to my face every time I pass your picture as I know you are looking down on all of us. Continue to Rest in Peace my friend. I love you

GLADYS E MADDIN, CUSTODY ASSISTANT
LASD IRC - MY FRIEND

March 29, 2015

Deputy Rosa,

I am currently a recruit in Class # 403, with LASD. My condolences go out to you and your family. As I was reading your bio, I felt a mix of emotions and I know now more than ever that becoming a Deputy Sheriff, is exactly what I want to be. Your life was shortly lived, but your legacy will live on forever. I will push myself so much harder in the academy and I will keep you in my mind as an image of someone, I can hopefully one day become.

Recruit Jaimes
LASD Class # 403

September 27, 2014

Deputy Rosa,
Today DST Class #403 will pay our respects to a fallen deputy and I knew at that moment I would chose you. Your story and your achievements are not unknown to me. Before starting the academy, I too worked IRC so I walked past your memorial often and heard nothing but great things about you and your success while in custody. On the 8 year anniversary of your passing, I had the honor of standing watch at your memorial and I hope to get the opportunity to do that again one day. You will never be forgotten. Although I didn't get the honor of knowing you, your partners continue to share your story which still inspires me today as it did the first time I heard it. You, your family, your friends, and your partners will continue to be in my prayers. Thank you for your bravery, honor, and service.

Recruit Rosario
LASD Class #403

September 27, 2014

I am a current recruit with LASD class 400. I did not Know Deputy Rosa personally but these past few days I have heard nothing but great things about her from all her fellow deputies. I realize that I missed a great opportunity to serve along side someone with great honor. Thank you for your overwhelming dedication.

Proverbs 31:29

Recruit Villalobos (LASD CLASS 400)

Recruit Villalobos

March 30, 2014

'Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.'
-George Orwell

Rest in Peace
Maria Rosa

Veronica
LASD

March 28, 2014

I often see your name on the 710 when I am headed home and I have always wondered about you. I too work for the LASD. To know the story behind your death is appauling. Why do so many people have a problem with law enforcement? All they set out to do is enforce the law. You were gone too soon. Now when I head home today from work, I can put a face with that name. Deputy Rosa, I know you are keeping heaven safe.

N/A
LASD

March 28, 2014

It is going on 8 years when my LASD family lost a sister. I have only been on 1 year, and let me tell you how amazing it is to know that your legacy still lives on. I read a presentation on you which described all you did throughout your custody time. It inspired me even more to work hard everyday and learn as much as I can. I, too, am apart of the IRC family so I pass by your memorial almost every day. Seeing the way the department has honored you proves that we may be going through rough times and changes now, but we stick together. You inspire me, Deputy Rosa. Not just because of the deputy you were, but the woman you were. You make me proud to be a woman on the department and all you've accomplished in your time on is admirable. I didn't know you personally, but I wish you were here to tell me all your courageous stories from what you did while you were on Non Comp, to Homicide, and even your days at Booking Front or Class Rear. To know that you were where I am now, and you accomplished all you did is motivation to keep going. Although I didn't get the pleasure of meeting you, you live through your partners and even 8 years later, they continue to spread your love and achievements. Thank you, Deputy Rosa, for paving the way for women on the department. Thank you for being the courageous deputy you were. I will stand watch on March 28 on the right side of your memorial with my head held high for my fallen partner. You will always be remembered. Your legacy lives.

-Anonymous
IRC

March 25, 2014

I would like to show my respect to Deputy Rosa who worked at the Inmate Reception Center for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Prior to joining academy class 400 I also worked IRC. I have a lot of respect for both Deputy Rosa and her family. I did not personally know Deputy Rosa but have learned that she was an awesome leader who really cared about her law enforcement family. She is great inspiration and motivation for everyone.

DST Franco
LASD

March 24, 2014

The moment an individual becomes part of Law Enforcement, they immediately extend there family. The lost of a sibling is an overwhelming emotion, and realization of how valuable life is. Siblings are an intricate part of out lives, who help make us who we are. Siblings and there death affects us in ways we could never imagine, until unfortunately they are no longer with us in life. Deputy Rosa you are proof of how you continue to live within the hearts and lives of your law enforcement family. Although I did not personally know you, it is obvious your presence positively influenced everyone of your brothers and sisters. Your story has thought our class and Im sure will continue to teach others, the importance of life within the law enforcement field. Life is valuable and never to be taken for granted, Thank You.

Class 394

June 22, 2013

Miss your beautiful smile everyday! Sleep well with the Angels my friend.

Sergeant, QB
LASD

April 18, 2013

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