Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Jose Rivera

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, June 20, 2008

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Jose Rivera

Officer Rivera,
You made the ultimate sacrifice as a soldier and as a peace officer. For that, we are proud of your courage, loyalty and your dedication to your country. You will always be remembered. God bless and say hi to my partner..Manny Gonzalez (EOW: 01/10/05)...Take care of eachother.


June 29, 2008

Each day I think about what you gave for all of us you left behind. You are remembered.

Senior Officer K. Hall

June 28, 2008

Correctional Officer Rivera your service will never be forgotten. I pray Justice comes much quicker for you and your family then the last brother we lost. You did a job every day few have the courage to do or even try. You gave your all. We have the watch now and will take it from here. Rest in peace Btother and watch over all of us that walk the tiers and concrete halls. May God bless you and your family as well as your friends and co-workers during this dificult time.

Correctional Worker
Federal Bureau of Prisons/ USP Lee

June 28, 2008

My deepest and warmest sympathy to Officer Jose Rivera's loved ones. I extend my admiration and graditude to you, rest in peace to our fellow Officer.

Correction Officer A. Reyna
MDC Los Angeles

June 28, 2008

God Speed Brother.

Officer R
Pentagon Force Protection Agency

June 28, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Correctional Officer Jose Rivera,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Correctional Officer Jose Rivera. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Correctional Officer Jose Rivera is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

June 28, 2008

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand
- an Irish Blessing

Thank you for your courage Officer Rivera. God Bless.


June 27, 2008

Jose Rivera: Thank you for serving in the US Navy in an effort to protect others during war time. Thank you for electing to join our BOP family where we quietly protect the public. Often we forget that our Correctional Officers arrive at the BOP with experiences in law enforcement, military service, 2 or 4 or more years of college or other notable backgrounds. Our Officers are the best - and they do not hear that enough. To the family of Officer Rivera -he will live thru our hearts forever. His contibution towards making this a better world is appreciated.

Daphine Andrews RN
FMC Butner

June 27, 2008

My sympathy to all of Officer Rivera's family and friends. My prayers are with you all including our fellow brothers and sisters and USP Atwater and throughout the Bureau. A precious life taken so soon... but with gods help and strength we will continue his work.

God Bless, and Gods Speed
RIP Brother Rivera

C.O. Ernie Freas
USP Allenwood

June 27, 2008

I'm sorry to hear what happened, you are a true hero who will never be forgotten. May the Lord bless your family, friends, & co-workers get through this difficult time of mourning. I will be praying for ya'll. Lord Bless You!

SOS Oscar Arvizo

June 27, 2008

My heart goes out to your family and loved ones. I have often thought of your family as I prayed for them, since the incident.

God bless you,

(Chaplain) R. Apollo

(Chaplain) R. Apollo
FCI Bennettsville

June 27, 2008

"They that love beyond the world, cannot be separated. Death cannot kill what never dies. Nor can Spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same Divine Principle; the Root and Record of their Friendship. Death is but crossing the world, as Friends to the seas; they live in one another still."

You will be missed my friend.

Border Patrol Agent
DHS/USBP- Friend

June 27, 2008




June 27, 2008

God bless you for your service to our country and may he heal the broken hearts left in the wake of your death.

Captain Mark Sloat
SCSO (Jail)

June 27, 2008

God bless you for your service to our country and may he heal the broken hearts left in the wake of your death.

Captain Mark Sloat
SCSO (Jail)

June 27, 2008

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and
co-workers of Jose Rivera. May God give you the strength to go on. You are in my prayers.

T. Hughes
Unit Manager, FCI Fairton

June 27, 2008

Thank you Sir, We'll take it from here.

Lt. T. Geier
FCI Estill

June 27, 2008

I am sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. Weeping may indure for a night, but JOY comes in the morning. May God bless and keep you.

Officer B.Blair
BOP.FMC Lexington Kentucky

June 27, 2008

So sorry to hear of this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to C.O. Rivera's family, friends and co-workers.

D&A Treatment Specialist II
Pennsylvania DOC

June 27, 2008

May you rest in peace! God Bless you!

Lieutenant- Jeff Johnson
FBOP- Allenwood Pa.

June 27, 2008

Dear family of Jose Rivera:
My deepest sympathy to you.
Please find comfort in knowing that your loved one touched the lives of so many others and gave them the gift of many happy memories.

May God continue to bless your family.

Human Resource Developer, Earnestine Kin
Michigan Dept. of Corrections

June 27, 2008

My deepest sympathy goes out to Officer Rivera's family; God bless them and God bless Jose.
BOPB 755

Correctional Officer Charlie Cline
Federal Bureau of Prisons

June 27, 2008

We here at FCC-Coleman are sadden by our lost. We pray that God will continue to give you family, friends and love ones strenght.

C/O. Margaret Irving
FCC-Coleman, Fl.

June 27, 2008

Words alone can not express my heart felt sympathy. Your service to our country and to the Bureau of Prisons will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my brother.

Captain B. J. Johnson
FMC Lexington, KY

June 27, 2008

In the quiet moments, when the hurt is hard to bear. May love become your shelter and may the beauty of precious memories be your comfort. You are held in gental thoughts in all of our prayers..God bless you and God bless all of us.....

Lt. Charlene Stegall-Simes
FCC Butner

June 27, 2008

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