Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Adam Joseph Menuez

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Wednesday, July 4, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Adam Joseph Menuez

Thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

July 4, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 3, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 25, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I miss you so much... we remained friends through our trials. You were one of my best friends and I will never forget you.
One day we will be together again and you will tell me something funny that will have me spraying soda from my nose in heaven. Until that day I will look back with a smile and not think of you with tears but rather with love and gratefulness that I had you in my life for many years.
Rest now Adam and I will see you again one day.

SAR Marie Pichler
N.S.S.A.R. Wa, CA, OR.

October 7, 2011

Adam "Ox" Menuez was one of the first friends I made at Fort Myer. He took me under his wing and took care of me. He was always charitable, funny, and brave. It's hard to imagine someone so full of life being taken from us but these things happen. Rest in peace.

SSG Jacob Garrard
US Army

July 10, 2011

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Menuez and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Menuez, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Menuez is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

It was their duty to serve; it is ours to remember.

Special Agent
FBI New York City

August 6, 2009


I kept my word that I would too come and see you with in two years of your departure to visit your sister and Grand parents. It was rather late in the day when I found you. I was there on July 5, 2009 at about 6:30 your time. I prayed like I have never prayed before. Rest in Peace.
I love you and miss you.

Vincent Don Menuez

July 13, 2009

To Officer Adam J. Menuez, his family and his fellow officers with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Menuez’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Menuez and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

July 4, 2009

I had the pleasure of working with Officer Adam Menuez. Adam was a truly professional law enforcement officer. He treated the public with respect and was treated with respect in return. I was first to make contact with Adam during rescue efforts in the early morning hours on the day he lost his life. Adam's professionalism was a credit to his agency and to all of law enforcement.


Deputy Mel Jabines
Churchill County Sheriff's Office- 1st to contact during rescue effort

April 15, 2009

I miss you. I miss your laugh, your weird eyebrow thing you did. I miss your stories. I miss your courage. I wish Matthew could have known you better. We lost you way too soon. At first I was angry, angry because you had gone. Now I am just sad, just sad that I will never again see you. Sad that the last time I saw you I barely remember it because of the c-section. I am filled with regret, that I could've saw you one last time but I didn't. Sometimes I still refuse to admit that you are gone. That you are no longer here, and I call you just to hear your voice. Just that little bit. I am so glad I got to know you. I would have missed you even if I hadn't met you. I love you like a brother man. I will always remember you, never will I forget the fact that you were a true American Hero.

Nichol Nickles
Honerary Sister in law

May 26, 2008

Adam,,You will be missed. Conversations with you always made me laugh. You made the time spent in Iraq go by much quicker with your humor. Rest in Peace, Brother.

SSG Michel J Colwell
US Army Ret

April 18, 2008

Adam, it seems like yesterday we where all in the sandbox wishing we where home. You might be gone from here but you are not forgotten.


February 24, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Menuez. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Adam, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Adam's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Adam's life was about so much more than the way he died. Adam will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Menuez, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 30, 2007


I did not really know you but I am a very proud man that you are my son and the things you have accomplished in your short life, if I could I would trade places with you.

There is not a day that I do not think about you, you are now with your sister, I hope one day too see you both again. The world will never know how I feel, the pain I go through every day. Rest in Peace. My son!

Vincent Don Menuez

Vincent Don Menuez

December 5, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007



October 30, 2007

My brother!!!! You will be remembered forever. I will never miss the conversations that we had in Iraq.
God keep you and I will see you again.
Papa Bear

SSG Gamboa, Alejandro
US Army

October 25, 2007

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep
though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
for the judgment of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
you’ve born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you’ve done your time in hell"

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, thank you for your service and dedication to the law enforcement field, its men and women like you that make everyday a better plac to live.

911 Dispatcher
Franklin Park Illinois

August 18, 2007

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

August 3, 2007

Hero's are not made by how they die but by how they lived. Godspeed and rest in peace.

I am sure you will be standing by the side of our fallen brother Kelly Fredingburg, Say hello for us.

You and your service to your community will never be forgotten

Deputy Steve Polanski
Marion County Sheriff's Office (OR)

July 30, 2007

God Speed Brother

Tina/Reserve Deputy

July 23, 2007

Dear Adam,

I did not realize how diffucult this would be. Sending you a simple statement of just how much I loved, admired, and respected you seems so Insufficient now.

Watchihg you grow up from the little bundle of joy Mom and Dad brought home from the hospital to growing up into the man you became was one of the greatest joys in my life. I only wish there had been more time. Know that even when were had our strongest disagreements I never left off of loving you nor did I ever lose any of my respect for you. Knowing the man you were and are still I know you would not have changed a thing and neither would I.

Know that losing you was one of the most terrible losses I have ever felt. I take comfort in the knowledge that you died as you lived: Doing the right thing. I will love you to the end of my days and beyond.

Until the time when God reunites us all, I will honor you in my thoughts and prayers and strive to live by the example you set for me. Even older brothers can learn from the finest example possible. That is you in my case.

Until we are again together: I Love You Little Brother!!!

James Sebastian Menuez: A Patriot
Elder Brother

July 20, 2007

Dear family and fellow officers of Officer Menuez: Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolances. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

July 20, 2007

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