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Deputy Sheriff Paul Rein

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, November 7, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Paul Rein

Rest in peace and olav hashalom Deputy Rein. Thirteen years tomorrow and always fondly remembered.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 6, 2020

Rest in peace and olav hashalomDeputy Sheriff Rein. I have visited your grave at Star of David North Lauderdale.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 5, 2020

We will humbly honor your memory tomorrow on the Copservations Podcast show, 11/07/19, the 12 year anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice my friend. I remember that day and the search for the one responsible like it was yesterday. Rest easy Paul.

Anthony Galizia
Broward County Sheriff's Office

November 6, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

We will never forget... Continue to rest in peace Deputy Rein, you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

November 7, 2012

Blessed are the Peacekeepers for they are the children of God.

Detectice Jess Suelter
Palm Bay PD

August 29, 2012

Blessed are the Peacekeepers, for they are the children of God.

Detectice Jess Suelter
Palm Bay PD

August 29, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Rein. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Rein, we will never forget the sacrifice that you and your entire family made for us. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 7, 2011

Deputy Rein

On behalf of The FDNY and NYPD, We thank you for your service, and pray for you and your family. The FDNY is hiring Firefighter,but unfortunately I won't be taking it because they deem me at 46 to old. New York unlike the rest the country has age limits on hiring police officers and firefighters after 35. A few years ago I was applying for a sworn position on The LAPD at the age of 43. The reason I'am writing this because you had only twenty-years on as a deputy which made you 56 when you got hired! You are a major inspiration to alot people over 40 who want to enter a carrier in public saftey. You had one in common with Jack La laine when He was 76, NEITHER ONE OF YOU LOOKED LIKE YOU WERE 76. Again thank you for your services and Godbless

EMT Stephen F Brothers
FDNY EMS Division

EMT Stephen F Brothers
FDNY EMS Division

July 25, 2011

Thinking of you with reverence today. I believe your family still awaits justice and that whole waiting period is torturous as well. I hold them in thought and prayer and pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 7, 2010

To the Rein family, we will never forget your hero and the sacrifice he made for us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 7, 2010

To the Family of Deputy Rein:
I have left a reflection for other fallen officers and the senseless crime of murder which took your life. You were taken away from your family, colleagues and community. I often pass by where you lived at Wynmoor Village and have visited your grave at Star of David Cemetery. Each Friday afternoon, I drive by the pawn shop where your accused killer Michael Mazza was captured. I also drive by where you late colleague Sgt. Reyka was gunned down. I conduct services at ALFs in Broward County. My family happens to know detention deputy Daryl Ferguson. We have known him for over 40 years. My dad was one of NYPDs finest for almost 40 years from 1928 until 1966, when he retired. I also worked for the USPS as you did for over 11 years. My sympathies once again Deputy Rein to your family and you should rest in peace, knowing you were a true hero to your police department.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 9, 2010

Merry Christmas Deputy Rein


December 23, 2009

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.

You are loved and missed by many, especially your family and friends.

The pain and the pride are forever. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 7, 2009

To Deputy Paul Rein, his family and his fellow officers with the Broward County Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

November 7, 2009

Deputy Rein, you served well. Thank you for your service, dedication and Sacrifice.

The Security Department at (your community) mourns the loss of our resident and one of Broward's Finest. We continue to remember you, honor you and keep a close watch on your residence and the loved one(s) that still occupy it. Your Family and Friends remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace Hero

Security Officer
Your Community

September 28, 2009

Rest in peace Deputy

Deputy & Firefighter
Southwest Florida

August 11, 2009

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

May 7, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this first anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 7, 2008

To the Rein family. This year I am participating in the Police Unity Tour for the first time. We will bicycle from Jersey City NJ to Washington DC. Each rider either selects or is assigned a fallen officer to ride for. That rider wears a special bracelet with the fallen officers name on it and at the end of the ride presents the bracelet to the family if present. I am honored to have been assigned Deputy Rein as my honoree. I feel a special bond with Paul as I too have retired and joined another Law Enforcement Agency (Monmouth University)I hope to meet you in DC and present you with Deputy Rein's bracelet. Please feel free to E-mail me with any questions or info. God Bless..Bruce Johantgen

Ret. Det. Lt. Bruce Johantgen
Long Branch NJ Police Dept.

April 24, 2008

I am writing trying to contact the family of Deputy rein. I am riding in his Honor in the Police Untiy Tour leaving from Portsmouth Virginia riding to washington D.C. If you contact me I would like to speak with you. Thank you for your time and I am sorry for your Lost he was a True Hero.

Thomas A Workman
Norfolk Police Department

January 19, 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 Deput Rein. 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 Paul, 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 Paul's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Paul's life was about so much more than the way he died. Paul will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Rein, 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

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Deputy Rein -- The sacrifice you made for your community will never be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Deputy Rein -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

December 24, 2007

All honors to you Deputy Rein for your many years of service protecting your community. You have given the ultimate sacrifice, and you are a brave and courageous hero. The Broward County Sheriff's Office should be so proud to have known you, and to have had you around for so many wonderful years. God bless you and may you rest in peace.


PO Cathy Williams
Retired New York City Police Dept

December 12, 2007

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