Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Philip Anthony Rodriguez

Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, April 21, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Philip Anthony Rodriguez

To the family and loved ones of Deputy Philip A. Rodriquez and his fellow officers with the Mojave County Sheriff's Office:

On behalf of our family, I want to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Deputy Rodriquez was tragically killed. In reading the reflections, I can see Philip was an amazing young man who touched many lives in a positive way. I can see that he is so loved and will be missed by so many.

To his parents, I share your agony in losing a cherished child and know that the lives of everyone who called Philip beloved have been forever changed. To all his family members, I pray that you find comfort in your faith, each other and your friends as you struggle with this devastating loss. May you be embraced by your law enforcement family and other police survivors who share this journey with you.

May Philip's spirit continue to soar and his memory continue to inspire. May God hold Philip and his family in the warmest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul. Heaven has another hero today.

Our family lost our cherished Larry when he was ambushed and fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two robbery suspects on April 23, 2005. Our family was supported and comforted by the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement, and that wonderful community will be there for you. Nothing takes away the pain of your loss, but the comfort of the law enforcement community will help you endure what will seem at times unendurable.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Philip gave to his community and the citizens of Arizona, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 21, 2007.

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

April 28, 2007

To the Rodriguez Family and the extended family at the Mohave County Sheriff's Office,

I wanted to express my heart felt sympothies at your recent loss. When we loss a fellow brother in law enforcement, not only is the loss felt by his family and his community, but as a law enforcement community as a whole.

In time the emptiness that you feel now will gave way to tender fond memories that you cherish.

This was left on the hood of our Lieutenant's patrol vehicle after he was killed by a drunk driver.

.....And when we lay down our nightsticks, Enroll us in your Heavenly force, Where we will be as proud to Guard the Throne of God as we have been to guard the city of man!

Rest in Peace Deputy Rodriguez, We'll take it from here.

Ofc. Michael Cavett #697
Gainesville Police Department

OFC. Michael Cavett
Gainesville Police Department

April 28, 2007

Just wanted to take a moment to put into words the impact that you have made on my heart and my spirit. Thank you for adding more life to an already lively place. Your enthusiasm for the job is heartwarming and I will always remember the opportunities we had to talk. I can only find comfort in that God must have needed you more. We will miss you dearly and you will not be forgotten. Rest easy, your brothers will carry on. Thank you, Deputy Sheriff Rodriguez, for your desire and service.

D2 Friend

April 28, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Philip A.Rodriguez,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Philip. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputy Sheriff Philip A. Rodriguez is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

April 28, 2007

Our department sends our deepest condolences to the family of Deputy Rodriquez. We will keep him and all of his loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

April 27, 2007

Hey will be missed..though you are in Heaven I wish the Lord wouldn't have taken you so soon..10-7 at his 10-42

Tim McComas ex J182 for MCSO Jail
Kingman Airport Authority

April 27, 2007

Our prayers are with you.

Captain Don Reichling
Princeton University Campus Police

April 27, 2007

To the friends, family, and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Rodriguez; know that you are not alone, your family in blue grieves with you. Deputy Sheriff Rodriguez's sacrifice will never be forgotten. God Bless you and Code 40 D/S Rodriguez, we'll take it from here.

Ptlm. M. Roush
Toledo Police Dept.

April 27, 2007

I miss you, Phil.

I'm truly glad you were able to reach your dreams of becoming an officer and you did a hell of a job. I know you will continue to watch over and protect us.

You were taken from us way too soon but you will never be forgotten.

My prayers to your family and friends.

April 27, 2007

God Bless you Angel in Blue. You are one of the very best and gave your supreme sacrifice. Thank you to the family and friends of Officer Rodriguez, you made him what he was. Bless each officer in the thin blue line. Be careful and God Bless.
CO Springs Mom

CO Springs Officer's Mother

April 27, 2007



April 27, 2007



April 27, 2007

Deputy Rodriguez,
May you rest easy for you are one of god's angles. We will always honor you. You may be gone but you are NEVER forgotten!!!
The Hernandez Family

escambia county s/o fl

April 27, 2007

Once again I kneel and pray,
For friends and loved ones grieving today.
May God and the Angels comfort our hearts
let us lean on each other, that's where it starts....

R.I.P'll be missed...never forgotten

Kari McComas C20 Dispatcher
Kingman Police Department

April 27, 2007

Rest in Peace Deputy Rodriguez. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time of sorrow.

PFC K.L. Huddleston #243
Fairfax County Sheriff's Department (VA)

April 27, 2007

Your time with us may have been short, but your contribution was immense. Rest in peace brother, we have the watch.

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."

George S. Patton

Det. Turney
Glendale Police Dept.

April 27, 2007



April 27, 2007

Phil was my future son-in-law, whom I loved deeply, and actully hand picked for my daughter, and low & behold, to my delight,they feel in love. He is irreplaceable. We miss him so badly, and will forever. I wrote to the network for "cops", cause that was his most favorite show, and he was bound & determined to get on it. That is not possible, but I was lead to this site, and for that I am grateful. What wonderful reflections and prayers. I will make sure his mother, and sisters, and my daughter also reads these. Thank you so very much, for being such a family support group, that you all are. God Bless, & be safe......Donna

Donna Thies

April 27, 2007

Rest in peace, thougths to your family and department.

Officer Glendale PD
Glendale Police

April 27, 2007

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

Aloha Deputy Sheriff Philip A. Rodriguez,
Thank you 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 last year 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 sacred 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.

Deputy Sheriff Philip A. Rodriguez, 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 will NEVER be forgotten.

--"Your life is more important than you can imagine."-- Maya Angelou

** 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)

April 27, 2007

As I look at your picture posted I can't help but smile. I know with all my heart that you made this world a better place to live. I know that you have family who loves you, and will continue to share you with others.

As long as there is one person who remembers us... we will always be around. Just know... "Deputy Philip Rodriquez" it will be a pleasure to get to know you, because your Aunt Melody is my best friend, and I'm sure we will spend many a day reflecting upon you, and the young man you grew up to be. May you now protect the "Gates of Heaven" and know that one day it will be a pleasure for me to give you a hug, but until that day... I'll never forget your beautiful smile.

Gina Gippner
Friend of Relative

April 26, 2007

Rest in peace my brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Officer Eric Golz
Long Beach Police Department

April 26, 2007

Rest in peace my brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Officer Eric Golz
Long Beach Police Department

April 26, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Philip A. Rodriguez. R.I.P

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

April 26, 2007

Dear God,
Before I read these many heartfelt words of love for Deputy Rodriguez, I shed tears. I shed these tears for the people that would never know him. Now I shed tears for every person leaving these words. They do know him. They know of his bravery and his heart of gold. They know the sorrow his family and friends suffer. They know the sacrifices he made. They know he’s a hero. The reason they know these things are because they see him in every police officer, deputy and law enforcement person they have ever met. He will live on forever in every badge and shield worn. We will carry him with us. I have never been prouder to be a police officer. God, bless these people, bless Philip’s family, bless his friends, bless CARLOTA Class 95 and thank you for sharing P-Rod with us.

Officer Debbie Neckel
St. Johns Police Department

April 26, 2007

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