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

I would like to express my deepest and sincere sympathy to the Rivera family and his co-works!!! You will continue to be uplifted in my thoughts and prayers and may God be with you thru this tragic time. Rivera may you REST IN PEACE!!!

Wendy Holtzman
FCC Butner

June 27, 2008

I don't know who wrote this, but it's appropriate.

Just imagine the "beauty" of a loved ones soul leaving this earth to once again joing the stars; as they go, whispers can be heard saying "I remember you" as they welcome them home.

Another Federal Correctional Worker
FBOP

June 27, 2008

To the Rivera family the loss of your loved one has been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of this loss of another fellow brother in my career. My his loss not been in vain.

You are gone but not forgotten.

Gary P. Cady, Correctional Counselor
F.M.C. Lexington, KY FBOP

June 27, 2008

TO THE FAMILY--TRUST IN THE LORD ALWAYS, LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING, HE WILL STRENGTHEN THINE HEART. MAY PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF YOUR LOVED ONE HELP TO SUSTAIN YOU DURING THIS TIME.

ALETTA TAYLOR
LSCI BUTNER

June 27, 2008

rest in peace brother.

Special Agent
DOL OIG

June 27, 2008

God speed...rest in peace.

Karen
Fellow BOP Staff

June 27, 2008

My sincere condolences go out to the Rivera Family. I had the pleasure of serving with Officer Rivera while assigned to the USS NASSAU (LHA 4) and speaking with him on several occasions about a career in law enforcement. He served his country with honor and will be sorely missed.

LT(jg) Michael W Fisher
USS NASSAU (LHA 4)

June 27, 2008

Rest well Sailor, officer, brother, hero.

S/O
MDC Brooklyn

June 27, 2008

Rest well Sailor, officer, brother, hero.

S/O
MDC Brooklyn

June 27, 2008

Words cannot express the heartache I have for the friends and family of this brave man. As a fellow Correctional Officer, I extend my deepest sympathies to those who were close to Officer Rivera. Your watch maybe complete but your memory and sacrafice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my brother.

Correctional Officer Chris Stallings
DCSO, Nashville, TN

June 27, 2008

It's hard to put into words how sad I feel for you; the family and friends of officer Jose Rivera. When I heard of his untimely death, my heart was heavy. The Bureau is a family and Jose was my brother not only for being a fellow officer, but for being a war veteran of the U.S.Navy. I served in the Navy during Desert Storm. Jose will be honored now and forever and we will never forget his sacrafice. I am very sorry for your loss. May god be with you in your time of grief.
R. Derry S.O.

Senior Officer Rodney Derry
FCI Pekin IL

June 27, 2008

This is a time that words are hard to find. I wish you, your family, friends, and co-workers my prayers and health felt thoughts. Your dedication for your COUNTRY and the Bureau of Prisons will never be forgotten. God Bless and keep a watchful eye out for us from above.

Ofc. W. Jeffers
FCC Butner

June 27, 2008

God speed Officer Rivera! My heart is with you and your family!! You will be missed and never forgoten!!!

T.COLLIER
SOS BOP

June 26, 2008

I was floored to hear the news of his passing. Several of us (BOP Staff) were all out together the night it happened, when we received the text message telling us what happened. The entire mood changed. We were all devestated. I will never forget the feeling of losing one of your own. We are all family here. Though I didn't know him I feel like I lost a dear friend. You will be in all of our thoughts and prayers here at USP Lee. May God be with the Rivera family to get them through this tough time. You will be missed.

Correctional Officer
BOP Brother

June 26, 2008

Sir, Rest in peace. We got the watch.

RM Taylor
FCI Terminal Island

June 26, 2008

May God Bless the family of Officer Rivera. May they know that Officer Rivera is a true hero. A hero like more than 200,000 other heroes in this country who enter into prisons each and every day to provide protection for the society in which we live. Society as a whole will never know of the sacrifices of Officer Rivera or others who have gone before him. Those of us in the business always will. For the past several days I have been reading the many comments put on the officer down pages and I am very proud to be associated with staff who have reached out. Am I surprised, no, that is just the way we are. We recognize and realize but by the grace of God go I and realize that each day we go into the institutions and hear the slider close we are ourselves at risk. A life we choose. A life of honor. A life of service and sacrifice. A life where taking care of each other has real meaning as each and everyone who this job understood by few.

May the staff of USP Atwater know we feel your pain. We share in your grief. May God Bless each of you and help each of you make your memories of Officer Rivera good ones. Hold him in the esteem we know you always will. We all hold Officer Rivera's memory close and always will. We hope and pray this will be the last staff member whose name graces these pages.

Warden
Federal Bureau of Prisons

June 26, 2008

There aren't enough words to express the sadness I feel for loosing a brother officer. When I received the call I was with other Bureau friends and when I started to cry they asked me what was wrong. I told them that we had lost a fellow officer. I immediately saw the shock and dispare in their faces and could feel their pain as well. My deepest sympathy to all those effected by this tragic loss. We shall never forget your sacrefice Jose. Rest well my brother. EOW 6/20/08 @ 4:15 p.m.

S. Mastin, DATS
FCC Tucson

June 26, 2008

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy

June 26, 2008

I am grateful for Officer Rivera's service to his country and the BOP. May God comfort his family and the bureau family as we greive.

LT Katrina Redman, MT(ASCP) USPHS
FMC Butner

June 26, 2008

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, netierh sorrow, nor crying

Case Manager
Bureau of Prisons

June 26, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Rivera. You served your country, society and your fellow officers well and we are proud!

To the Rivera family,
I extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. I did not know him, yet he is my extended family. The family that enters those gates with radios and keys, and rely on each other for support each day, until we return home to our own families. He will be missed and we will never forget him. May God comfort you during this time.

Correctional Officer
BOP, FL

June 26, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Rivera. You served your country, society and your fellow officers well and we are proud!

To the Rivera family,
I extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. I did not know him, yet he is my extended family. The family that enters those gates with radios and keys, and rely on each other for support each day, until we return home to our own families. He will be missed and we will never forget him. May God comfort you during this time.

Correctional Officer
BOP, FL

June 26, 2008

I'm sorry for this great loss to the Rivera family. My thoughts and sympathy go out to this unforgotten hero. Its every officers nightmare to hear that a fellow brother did not make it out to see another day. I pray that the Rivera family will stay strong and know that though very young he's in a better place. I too started with the Bureau at that same age, thank you for your bravery Officer Jose Rivera.

Senior Officer G. Grimaldo
BOP FCI 1 Butner, NC

June 26, 2008

"WE LIVE BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT".
(PETER'S SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS)
CORINTHIANS II 5:7

S.C.O./F.B.O.P.
U.S.D.O.J.

June 26, 2008

Rest in peace brother..

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

June 26, 2008

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