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 Phil, I will greatly miss your eagerness to aid in our job as dispatchers. You had a magnetic personality that made people like you. You were very new on the streets but I new you would have been a cop for a very long time. I have seen many deputies come and go, this is never the way I want to see one of my "boys" leave us. I will always remember as being one of your dispatchers on your parting day. Phil, take care of all our other boys, whether with you or still with me.

To Phil's, fiancee, mother and family, My heart goes out to you all. I wish you all had many, many more years to enjoy his time on this planet. I am sure Phil will be watching over every one of you, holding you in his embrace. Your family will always be in my thougts and prayers. I will miss your son/brother/boyfriend and am sorry we all couldn't get to know him better.

Marie Benoff

Marie Benoff
Dispatcher Mohave County Sheriffs Office

April 26, 2007

"Kid"/P-Rod- My heart aches-Its so hard dealing with the fact that one of our CARLOTA 95 family members is up on that wall.... Even though we all went our different ways after graduation I still thought of you everyday as I prayed every morning that everyone in 95 would go home safe that night.

I will always remember your smiling face and the 1 armed push ups you would do in the back of the classroom when you were trying to motivate me to do more pushups!

I know you will always be with us/watching over us-we all now have our guardian angel.

You will forever be missed-
Diana Hernandez/Coolidge PD
CARLOTA 95

officer Diana Hernandez
Coolidge Police Department

April 26, 2007

My condolences go out to Deputy Rodriguez' family, friends, and fellow Deputies. It's tremendously heart wrenching when you read about such a young officer losing his life. We are a poorer country for losing such a promising officer.

"Rest in peace brother. The watch is ours."

Officer
Tucson Police Department

April 26, 2007

Rest in peace brother.

1773P
CSPD

April 26, 2007

Thank you for protecting our community! You are appreciated. God bless you and your family.

tracey citizen
kingman, az

April 26, 2007

Deputy Rodriguez,
Thank you for serving the state of Arizona with honor and committment. My thoughts are with your family, friends and the Mohave County Sheriff's Office at this time.

Pennsylvania citizen

April 26, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Rodriguez, we have the watch...



”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Officer
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

April 26, 2007

R.I.P. Thanks for making the world a better place.

Officer
Columbus Division of Police

April 26, 2007

May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God hold you in a special place and watch over your family forever....................AC

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

April 26, 2007

Rest In Peace.

D. Paul, Special Agent
FBI

April 26, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and sibling officers of Deputy Rodriguez. May you rest in eternal peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

April 26, 2007

I remember when I first met Phil, he was six years old. He was such a sweet kid! Then he grew up so fast into a strong, handsome, sweet man. At 21 years old you were so mature, established in an admirable career, and incredibly independent. The news of your passing is a shock to me. A tremendous loss to those who loved you, and those who knew you. I am honored to have known you, and am proud of who you became in your short but cherished life. Everytime I ever see a baseball game it will definetly remind me of your love for the sport. May you rest in peace, Phil.

Toree Stover
Friend of Family Southern California

April 26, 2007

My sincerest condolences to Deputy Rodriguez's wife, sister and fiance. Though his time on earth was short, I am sure he touched many lives and made many differences in the county. From reading reflections of those who knew him, it is obvious he was a very dedicated deputy and a great man. Many looked up to him. In this time of sorrow and grief, know that we are thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers. God speed Deputy Rodriguez!

Candi, 911 Dispatcher
Gila County SO

April 26, 2007

Another officer has fallen Lord. You must have had a reason unknown to us. Deputy Rodriguez is now standing his watch in Your Kingdom. He watches and now protects ALL of us. God bless you Deputy Rodriguez and thank you for all you time of service and God bless your family for allowing you to serve. Dear Lord take care of him, you have another fine officer.

Inv. Carl Rockefeller
Richmond Va DSS Fraud Unit

April 25, 2007

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

April 25, 2007

To the family of Deputy Rodriguez-

The loss you must be feeling is tremendous. To lose a loved one under any circumstances is hard; when they are so young it is even more difficult. The World is a better place because of Philip's time on it. Thank you for sharing your son with those of us in public service. Although his time was short, his legacy can live on.

Sergeant
Edgewood, Florida Police Department

April 25, 2007

Growing up with "lil Phil" as we called him sometimes was a time of fun, adventure and surprises. I will deeply miss my cousin and seeing how life progressed for him, but I know he was doing what he loved to do deep down in his heart when he left our family....Serving and protecting his community as a Deputy....Proud, strong, and vigilant in the Line of Duty. We will all miss you Phil.

Senior Airmen James Blaz
United States Air Force/ 1st Cousin

April 25, 2007

REST IN PEACE!!!!!

DISPATCHER GRETA M HUFF
KY STATE POLICE HAZARD POST 13

April 25, 2007

THE FIGHT IS OVER MY BROTHER, REST NOW IN PEACE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A HERO TO YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

DET D. HUNT
LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE

April 25, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Deputy Rodriguez, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Erin
Wife of a CSPD Officer

April 25, 2007

We pause to mourn the death of Deputy Rodriquez and honor his memory. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies, go out to his family, friends, and all the members of his department.

May God comfort each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

April 25, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother. My God keep His guiding and comforting hand with your family. God Bless.

Teresa Brightbill
Wife of a Corrections Officer

April 25, 2007

Rest In Peace Brother. Your family and friends are in my prayers.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, KY

April 25, 2007

My deepest sympathies to your family and his fiancee. The tragic tale of your officer is all to familiar. My brother served as long as Philip, and it is tragic they only got to do what they loved for such a short period of time. Keep eachother close and your memories of him closer. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Katie MacDonald
sister, Owen D. Fisher EOW 7/16/05

April 25, 2007

My deepest sympathy is extended to the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Rodriguez. May God grant you comfort in this sad time. Thank you for your service, D.S. Rodriguez.

A citizen

April 25, 2007

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