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

I met Autumn and Shawna today, as we, along with Carlos, headed to pay our respects to Phx PD Officer Cortez. It is so evident that you live in their hearts every day, as every little thing reminded them of you. Going to the service today made me think of you, and how short this precious life can be. I know you are smiling down still at your family, as they feel your love. Continue to watch over all of your fellow officers.

Mandy
MCSO

August 4, 2007

Phil
You were one of the sweetest and nicest men I have ever met. Working with your Mom and hearing how you were going to the police academy, something you wanted to do for such a long time, made me smile with rememberance of the passion of the young. You achieved the dream you had held so dear for so long and I was proud of you.
I didn't know you for a very long time, but you made such an impression with me, that I was proud to have known you. I will miss that smile of yours, the one that filled your whole face, the wonderful sense of duty you had toward your mother and your sisters. I felt the grief you had when your gramma passed and wished I could have done more to comfort you but you were strong for your mom and your sisters. You were such an inspiration to many of the young boys in the area.
You will be sorely missed but we can count ourselves lucky to have known you. I count myself blessed to have known you, even if for such a short time.
May you continue your patrols in heaven and keep an eye on everyone here. R.I.P.

Pam Johnson
friend

July 18, 2007

We are saddened to learn of Deputy Rodriguez's death. May his family find the strength they need to cope with this tragedy.

We are grateful for you service; may you find the peace that you deserve.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls Police Department

June 25, 2007

Philip always had a spark of life in him. I remember meeting him in the 8th grade and knowing he was going to do somthing special in life. I wish th best for his family and fiancee. You will be missed so much Philip. Thanks for all the memories.

Tessie Garner
friend/classmate

June 7, 2007

I have waited for just the right thing to be able to say before leaving my reflection.
I still cannot find the right thing to say.
My heart hurts so much at knowing that I will never hug or get a hug from you again in this life.
How your passing has left such a gaping hole in my heart as well as the hearts of all whose lives you have touched is unbelievable.
Rest in peace sweetie, and know how much you will be missed by all of us.
Forever in my heart.. often on my mind. Jo-Anna

Jo-Anna Thies

June 5, 2007

My continued condolences to your family, friends and Department. To all whom I have met and befriended at Mahave County, rest assured that Philip has taken post with St. Michael, and watches down upon us; that we may go home safe another day.
God Bless.
Neart, Gra agus Onoir (Strength, Love and Honor)

Crime Scene Specialist K. Martin B1162
Scottsdale PD

June 1, 2007

Philip, as I sit here thinking of all the wonderful things I can say about you I fight back the tears. I still can't believe your gone. God must have needed someone special to guard the gate for him. God please watch over his mother and sisters in their time of need. You were such a fine young man. You were so driven. I know no others at your age that had the dedication and direction that you had. I will miss your always smiling face. You were always happy. You made Thanksgiving last year a real special time here. Thank you for that. I will miss you at the Nascar parties at the casino. You were becoming a real fan.
Philip, as a father I can only say that you were a dad's dream for a future son in law. You were everything that I could have asked for my Shawna to have in a husband.
I will miss you forever. Please watch over all of us now.
Rest In Peace Philip.

Bob Thies

May 25, 2007

Phil, you were always so happy and full of life. I was so blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for all that you showed me. You had so much to offer every individual that you came across and you left an imprint in everyone's heart. I know that you are up in heaven watching over all of us. I will always remember your bright smile and kind heart. I will always have beautiful memories of you. I will love you always!

Sarah

May 22, 2007

phil we all at the explorer post will deeply miss you and we will never forget you may you rest in peace and always watch over us as a post and a brother hood we love you brother.

explorer alan durst

May 19, 2007

Deputy Rodriguez thanks for your service. You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your community--you will be greatly missed.

Commander Scott Lekan
Sergeant Bruce Walls
Officer James Cousins
Officer Charles Kunde
Officer Steven Larsen
Officer Keith Christie
Officer Norman Bacon
Officer Jonathan Spann
Officer Anthony Wolfe
Officer Daniel Ortiz

Peoria Police Honor Guard
Peoria Police Department

May 18, 2007

Deputy Philip A. Rodriguez,
Your time with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Explorers was brief, but your personality and professionalism left an impression on me. I was pleased and happy for you when I heard that you made Deputy and deeply saddened when I heard the news of your passing. The Law Enforcement community has lost a fine Deputy and a great person. I pray that God will comfort your family and friends. Watch over your brothers and sisters in blue. This is only bye for now; until we meet again. I will miss you brother.

Former Explorer Captain Gabriel B. Vela
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

May 17, 2007

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. s.L. Coffman #15174
CHP

May 16, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside, CA. PD

May 13, 2007

May the Lord strengthen your loved ones during this time of loss. You have joined the Thin Blue Line of Heroes who still watch us from above. God Bless you and keep you. Rest in Eternal Peace. You will never be forgotten.

Amy Uribe
Daughter In Law of Fallen Hero PPD4276
Proud Wife of PPD7357

Amy Uribe
Daughter In Law of PPD4276

May 8, 2007

P-ROD WE GREW UP TOGEATHER ALWAYS TRYING TO OUTDO EACHOTHER WHEN WE WENT UP IN RANK IN EXPLORERS OR BEATING YOU TO THE JAIL YOU TOOK YOUR MOVE AND BEAT ME TO THE STREETS TO PROTECT AND SERVE MOHAVE COUNTY AND SADLY OUR RACE COMES TO AN END BECAUSE YOU BEAT ME ONCE MORE TO PROTECT THE STREETS OF HEAVEN . I WILL MISS YOU BUT I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU , YOU LEFT AN IMPRESHION ON OUR LIVES AND OUR HEARTS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN P-ROD ILL SEE YOU AT THE FINISH LINE LOVE YOU BRO

DETENTION OFFICER J.LANCASTER
MCSO DETENTION

May 8, 2007

You made the ultimate sacrafice. Watch over the rest of us as we work to make this world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

P-Rod you will be missed very much, you were the one I thought would make Sgt. before anyone from are class. You had what it took to be a great cop. R.I.P. P-Rod I will be visiting you often on this site to keep you alive in my heart. Your friend Brady.

Deputy Robert Brady
La Paz S.O.

May 5, 2007

May god bless your family and friends.

Brian Benenhaley, Dispatcher
Pinal County Sheriff's Office

May 5, 2007

It is very hard to find the words to express how a dispatcher feels at the loss of a fine officer. I met Phil as an explorer when under the guidance of Sgt. Rooks, he came into dispatch. He was so eager to learn and expressed how he could not wait to be one of our deputies. I enjoyed his youthful cander and he was always a gentleman when he called into dispatch. For the dispatchers who were working on the night of his accident, I applaud their excellant performance that fateful night.
Phil, you will be greatly missed. We will never know the extent of your career as it was cut so short. So may I offer you one final dispatch.
"2P35, COPY TRAFFIC. RESPOND TO HEAVENS GATE AND MAKE CONTACT WITH YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR. YOU ARE REQUESTED TO BEGIN YOUR SECURITY WATCH IN HEAVEN." "REST EASY, KNOWING YOUR WATCH HERE IS DONE." "2P35 YOU ARE NOW 10-7!"

May you rest peacefully, and I, with all the other dispatchers will watch over your fellow officers.

YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND WE HAVE LEARNED YOUR NUMBER, "P35" , WILL ALWAYS BELONG TO P-ROD.

Marilyn Stoneberger
Mohave County Dispatch Center

May 5, 2007

Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here.

Dep. Hardy
Ada Co. Sheriff's Office (Boise, Id.)

May 4, 2007

Hey P/Rod you will be missed. We have lost a true friend. RIP

John Ragan
Husband of a MCSO Detention officer

May 4, 2007

God Bless your family. You will always be remembered.

Dispatcher
Pinal County Sheriffs Office

May 4, 2007

P-Rod,

You had such a positive outlook. I enjoyed having you on ride alongs when you were an Explorer. Congrats on making deputy, you deserved it. Rest easy, we'll take care of things. Watch over us bro.

Deputy Thien
Mohave County Sheriff's Office

May 4, 2007

Deputy Rodriguez,

I was fortunate enough to have meet you as a young Explorer, But I regret I did not have the chance to work with you on the street. From all I know and have heard, you were an outstanding Deputy, Son, Friend and Brother to us all. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Dan Webb
WPD

May 3, 2007

I couldn't believe my eyes when I read of Philip Rodriguez funeral in the online edition of the Mohave Daily News. What a tragedy to have the life of such a fine young man snuffed out at such a tender age.

I am a Canadian who winters in Mohave County and Philip came into our lives very briefly this spring to do an accident report. There was a mix up in the paperwork and he called us early one Saturday morning and admitted to us that the mistake was his fault and that he had been a trainee when he had first taken the report. We were quite taken by his candor and humbleness and very impressed that he wasn't afraid to admit he had made a mistake.

My father-in-law who was a career RCMP memeber once told me that police work was a vocation and the impression that Philip made on my wife and I convinced us that he had the vocation.

So to Sheriff Sheahhan, Lt. Sonier and Sgt. Wilson, you have lost a fine young Deputy and to his family when your sorrow eases I am sure that your pride in such a fine person will gradually fill your hearts.

God bless;

Frank May

Frank May

May 2, 2007

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