Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Adrian Castro Cordova

Calexico Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 1, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Adrian Castro Cordova

May you continue to have peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 1, 2017

The Imperial Valley Law Enforcement Memorial remembers Calexico Police Deparment Officer Adrian Castro Cordova, who died in the line of duty today in 2007.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Officer Mike Boston, IVLEM Vice Pres.
Imperial Valley Law Enforcement Memorial

November 1, 2015

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 17, 2015

The Imperial Valley Law Enforcement Memorial remembers Calexico Police Officer Adrian Castro Cordova, who died in the line of duty today in 2007. Fallen Not Forgotten

Officer Mike Boston
IVLEM Vice President

November 1, 2014

Sempfer Fi Brutha!

Immigration Enforcement Agent
Immigration & Customs Enforcement

November 28, 2012

Knew many of the Calexico Officers well when we lived in El Centro. May the love of Jesus surround you as you sit and remember the good times you all had with Officer Adrian Cordova. His face shows the love he had for life & his job.

Cynthia of West Monroe, LA
Civilian Survivor (40+ yrs)
May God bless and protect each one of you.
WMPD are always at the top of my prayer lists

June 10, 2012



calexico police department

July 10, 2011

Semper Fi Marine......God Bless..

STO W.M.Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol/Susanville Police Department

August 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also
your fellow Marine so I must by bid you Semper Fi.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 6, 2009

To Officer Adrian Castro Cordova, his family and his fellow officers with the Calexico Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

November 1, 2009

I will always love you nino and you will always be in my heart=)♥

Adrienne Taylor

September 30, 2009

Rest in Peace, Officer Cordova. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009


It has been some time since you died and I know you rest in peace with the Lord. I still remember you coming over to the station to talk explorer stuff with us. We were part of many of your career firsts and I am proud to say that you were an excellent officer. We will always miss you and remember you as a Calexico Police Officer. Rest in peace brother.

Fire Captain Cedric Cesena
City of Calexico Fire Department

April 20, 2008

Officer Cordova, Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I will be riding in your honor this year with the Police Unity Tour. Godspeed and rest in peace.

Patrolman Robert Stober
Branchburg Police Department (NJ)

April 9, 2008

Officer Cordova was a father to us he was owr post leader and also our guide to law enforcement will miss you sir

A. Sanchez Calexico Police Expolorer
calexico police expolorer

February 9, 2008

I am saddened to find out so many months later that Officer Cordova has left us. I served with him in the Marine Corps for two years. He was an intelligent, dedicated, and reliable Marine and I along with all his brothers from 2nd Platoon MCSFCo. Bangor will miss him. I offer my deepest condolences to his wife and children, his parents, and his fellow Calexico Police Officers.

"If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines" He is back on the job. Semper Fidelis.


Jacob Peeff

Sergeant Peeff, Jacob A.
Unite States Marine Corps

January 22, 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 Cordova. 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 Adrian, 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 Adrian's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Adrian's life was about so much more than the way he died. Adrian will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Cordova, 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)

January 1, 2008

Officer Cordova, I can't thank you enough for all you have done to protect and serve. You are a hero I will never forget. I am praying for the Cordova family. May God give you much grace to get through this great trial. You have my deepest sympathies. Calexico PD, I pray for you as you have lost a family member also. Thank you all for all that you do. Romans 13:4!

Traffic Officer Tom Williams
City of Los Angeles DOT

December 10, 2007

Rest in Peace Officer Cordova. It was an honor knowing you. My prayers are with your family and to all who knew you. God Bless.
Carolyn, daughter of Richard Romero EOW 10/24/88

Correctional Officer Romero

November 14, 2007

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your entire family and friends. "A Hero does not become a Hero by their death, but by how they lived their life." God Bless!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Police Communications 911 Center

November 13, 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

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Officer Cordova, 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

Wife of a CSPD Officer

November 11, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Dept.

November 10, 2007

We will keep you, your family and friends in our prayers. You are a hero. Job well done. Go with God.

Corporal Timothy J. Zuniga
UC Berkeley Police Department

November 10, 2007

Rest in Peace, Adrian. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Trooper Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement—Rockwall

November 10, 2007

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