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

Rest in peace brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your friends and family through this toughest of times. You will not be forgotten.

Officer M.D. Whitlock
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

April 25, 2007

To the family and Fiance of Deputy Rodriguez, We share in your loss and grief. Please know you are in our prayers and hearts. Your son, brother and fiance was a hero and this is a huge loss to Mojave County and this profession. We will never forget his service however short! Rest in peace Philip.

Corporal Mihalik
Northern Arizona University Police Department

April 25, 2007

Hey p-rod, I had to drive by the site today. it made me think of our daily smoke break when i got back from kingman. when i switched the radio over to d-2 i kept waitin for you to say over the radio, "2p35 show me out with a 10-60 on camp mohave and hwy 95". it made me laugh because bro you always got that 10-35 return. were all hurtin down here but we all know your in a better place and watching over all of us. i pray for you and your family everynight bro. oh and p-rod keep the corona on ice man.
love yea bro

DO LR D-2 SUB
Mohave County Sheriffs Office

April 25, 2007

Rodriguez,

Hey P-ROD, It was an honor to serve and protect along your side. We will never forget your courage, service, sacrifice, and pride that you have shown all of us. We are there for you and your family. I know when any officer calls 906 you will be there watching over us. I know when i did, you couldnt had gotten there any faster. Our prayers are with you and your family. You are a HERO!! Your service as a Deputy Sheriff changed many lives for the better, You made a difference. We will never forget you, you and your family will be in our hearts every day. We are all family. Every day i wake up and put the badge on i will see your face. You are our gaurdian angle.

Your job is done, we'll take it from here.

Rest in piece brother.
NEVER FORGOTTEN

DEPUTY J. Goodwin
Mohave County Sheriffs Office

April 25, 2007

Dear Family,Friends and co-workers of Deputy Rodriguez,
My thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days to come, may God comfort you with His peace today.
Deputy Rodriguez,Thank you for your service to Mohave County, the state of Arizona and our Country. You will forever be alive in our hearts, as our Hero's live forever.
Family please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers for God to give you strength in the days to come.
Phil, keep watch over your loved one from Heaven's gates and you brother's and sister's in Blue.
With love and prayers, Mother-in-law of
SGT. JEFFREY T. HEWITT EOW 04-04-04
Carolyn Moore Ashevill, N.C.

Carolyn Moore

April 25, 2007

Rest in peace Brother.

Officer JJ Doshi #3560
Fort Worth Police Department

April 24, 2007

PHIL WAS MY FIRST ROOKIE AS A NEW FIELD TRAINING OFFICER. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR COURAGE AND MOTIVATION AS A NEW OFFICER.. I WILL ALWAYS HOLD OUR TIME TOGETHER AS BROTHERS CLOSE TO MY HEART AND REMEMBER THE TIMES WE SHARED. TO PHILIP'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER. I MISS YOU P-ROD.......

DEPUTY C. DARLAND P56 (FTO)
MOAHVE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

April 24, 2007

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down
his life for his friends. John 15:13. May God comfort
and keep your family during this difficult time.
Rest in peace brother

Lt. R.T. Ernie Willis, Ret.
Cleveland Co. Sheriff's Office NC

April 24, 2007

P. Rod, I will miss you and will never forget you. Your competative attitude made working with you a challenge. Just so you know, you won. In my memories, thoughts and prayers forever.
P 72

Deputy Sheriff J. Hampton
Mohave County Sheriff Office

April 24, 2007

Rest in peace sir, God bless you and your loved ones.

Ofc. Aaron Sparks
Gilmanton N.H. Police Department

April 24, 2007

our prays and thoughts goes out to the family left behind may god be there to comfort you at this time..
its a great loss..

dianna williams emt/fire fighter
grapevine mesa fire and medical

April 24, 2007

You were taken from us all too early in your life, but your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. May God bless you always.

DE
St. Louis City Police

April 24, 2007

Rest easy brother, your job is done. We'll take it from here...watch over us from above.

ABrother Officer
Winston-Salem Police, NC

April 24, 2007

For Deputy Rodriquez's mom and sister my thoughts and prayers are with you. Just remember the family chain is never broken and his watch did not end on this day he is now Eternally On Watch from Heaven.
Family Chain
We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly.
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day god called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as god calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Deputy David Abella's mom E.O.W.4/21/04
Hillsborough County Sheriffs Florida

April 24, 2007

Phil:

Life with you gone, will never be the same. I will allways miss you. You were an inspiration to me, and many other people, from elementary school, till the day you passed. I will allways remember all of the great times we all had. You allways had a smile on your face, and made every one happy. It is a shame, we cannot witness the bright future that you would have surely achieved.

My prayers to you, and every one you left behind. I take comfort that you are now watching over all of us from above. Your service was short, but you will allways be a hero to me, and many, many more people, Rest easy, and thank you, brother.


May you walk with angles.

-Koty-

Koty Flink
A long time friend, a brother.

April 24, 2007

Phil:

Life with you gone, will never be the same. I will allways miss you. You were an inspiration to me, and many other people, from elementary school, till the day you passed. I will allways remember all of the great times we all had. You allways had a smile on your face, and made every one happy. It is a shame, we cannot witness the bright future that you would have surely achieved.

My prayers to you, and every one you left behind. I take comfort that you are now watching over all of us from above. Your service was short, but you will allways be a hero to me, and many, many more people, Rest easy, and thank you, brother.


May you walk with angles.

-Koty-

Koty Flink
A long time friend, a brother.

April 24, 2007

My heart simply aches for the family of this young man, who was cut down in his prime. Anytime an Officer is killed it is bad, but when they are so young and eager to begin the career they have so wanted, it's especially upsetting. My prayers for the family are that God gives you strength to endure this terrible time and peace in your heart.

LEO's Daughter
Montgomery, Alabama

April 24, 2007

To the family and department that Officer Rodriquez left behind: Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chaplain
White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

April 24, 2007

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Rodriquez:

The men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service extend their sincere condolences for the tragic loss of this young officer. He died doing what he loved most and for that we can find some comfort during a difficult time.

David P. Gonzales, U.S. Marshal
U.S. Marshals Service

April 24, 2007

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU WILL BE MISSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION, SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. MY SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND DEPARTMENT.

Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

April 24, 2007

Phil was AWESOME!!! He was always such an example to me. He was always so friendly to everyone and had such a positive outlook on life. He always had a great attitude, was way super determinded, professional and hardworking and was an awesome friend and easy to talk to.. Im gonna miss you buddy!

Jolene
Friend

April 24, 2007

To Phils mother and sister, I am so sorry for your loss. Your son and brother's work will not be forgotten. We are praying for you and your family.

Lisa
Wife of a NC Officer

April 24, 2007

What a terrible tragedy to lose someone so young. May the Lord bless you and peace be with your family.

HPD Wife
Houston Police Dept

April 24, 2007

R.I.P. Brother
My heart goes out to you and your family. You will always be in my heart.

J. Hernandez
Former Imperial P.D.

April 24, 2007

To the family of Deputy Philip A. Rodriguez. I felt compelled to leave this poem after reading how Philip came to be a "BROTHER" to many of us. Philip may you have eternal life and rest in peace and to your family our prayers are with you.


"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, 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.


Manuel Flores, Jr
UT Systems Police Officer IV

Manuel Flores, Jr
UTHSCSA

April 24, 2007

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