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

Rivera rest in peace sir. God bless your family and us that are still on the watch. see you in heaven brother.

Senior officer
BOP MDC Guaynabo

July 4, 2008

To the family, and Loved one's of Jose Rivera,
Our prayers go out to you, and May God give you the strength to get through this tragic loss. Evil cowardly men took the life of a good man, and although we did not know Jose personally, many tears are being shed because of this senseless act of violence! Let us Never Forget Jose Rivera, and Let us take Action to Let it be known that immediate changes must be made to ensure back up will be there for our fellow Officers when needed! Rest in Peace brother, and May God Bless you Eternal....

C.0. Gutierrez
FCC TUCSON

July 4, 2008

To the family, co-worker and friends:
We lost one of our own on June 25, 2008, at the hands of an inmate. The pain is unbearable ate times. Please know that Jose will rest in the hands of God, he will watch over us, and await our return.

To Jose:
It's time to take your beat on heaven's streets.
Watch over us with a ready sword.
You are at peace now and have a watchful eye over us that carry on.

cathy LPN
TOMOKA CI FLORIDA

July 3, 2008

To the Rivera Family
I am sorry for your loss but I want to assure you that earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Be encouraged by the time that he spent with you while he was here was not in vain.

SBPA Sherman
USBP/ FBOP FCI Tallahassee

July 3, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother. You and your Brother Correctional Officers fail to receive the praise, recognition and gratitude y'all deserve. We are proud to call you Brother. May God Bless and comfort your loved ones during these sad times.

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights VA-XVIII

July 3, 2008

May you Rest In Peace Brother,Your Watch Is Over

Senior Officer
BOP-MDC Brooklyn

July 3, 2008

Officer Rivera,

You and your family will be in my prayers this sunday.

SDDO J Trinidad
DHS-ICE Former CO BOP

July 3, 2008

Rest in Peace. You are now assigned to the streets of Heaven. God bless those that are left behind.

Det. R. Castelhano 160
Mount Vernon NY PD

July 2, 2008

I JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW DEEPLY SORRY I AM FOR YOUR LOSS. THIS BRINGS TEARS TO MY EYES JUST LOOKING AT THE PHOTO OF YOUR SON AND THINKING ABOUT HOW HE PASSED AWAY. I PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY THAT YOU WILL BE AT PEACE SOMEDAY, ALTHOUGH I KNOW YOU WILL NEVER STOP REMEMBERING AND HURTING. I HOPE THE INMATES INVOLVED GET THE WORST POSSIBLE PUNISHMENT. GOD BLESS YOU AND BE WITH YOU ALWAYS.

BEVERLY HOSKINS, CASE MANAGER
FMC, LEXINGTON, KY (BOP)

July 2, 2008

We thank you for all your years of service.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, family, and co-workers of Officer Rivera.

Police Wives Online

July 2, 2008

May you rest in peace and may God grant peace to your family and coworkers. I never met you Jose, but even as a young Officer, so new to the Bureau, you have walked one of the toughest beats in the Country. Not many realize that brave people like you are called to walk among the most violent criminals on a daily basis with only your wits to protect you. It was a cowardly and evil act that took you from the world and from your family. I pray that the Justice system will see to a very quick and final resolution to this crime.

Frank Finch, UNICOR Foreman
FCI Milan, FBOP

July 2, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss. God rest Officer Rivera. Thank you for your service.

Laura
Philadelphia, PA

July 1, 2008

RIP sir, you made the ultimate sacrifice working America's toughest beat.

BPA J
USBP/Former BOP

July 1, 2008

Jose,

I will miss you bud. But i will never forget the times we were in the navy together. You have a big place in my heart. Its weird i just talked to you not to long ago. My deepest sorrows go to you family and your friends. I will miss you my friend. I will see you up there in time.............................NEVER FORGET

Officer Ryan Mccarthy
goverment

July 1, 2008

To the family of Jose Rivera:
The pain and the sadness that I feel right now is nothing compared to what you are going through and feeling. I will mourn and pray over your loss. His soul is welcome in the Halls of the All Mighty God Jehovah. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Senior Officer A. Igartua
F.C.C. Coleman Medium

July 1, 2008

You are a hero to all of us officers. May you rest in peace and somehow your family finds comfort in knowing that you are in heaven and that you are a true hero. God bless you and your family.

Shannon Engelmann
FCI Pekin

July 1, 2008

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Rivera,

My deepest sympathy goes out to each of you. Officer Rivera was and is a hero. Our nation is a better place because of warriors like him. Rest in peace my brother, knowing you have fought the good fight. We know you will be watching over us from above.

God Bless you and those that sting from your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Justin "Jay" C. Thompson, U.S.P.O.
U.S. Probation, Southern District of Iowa

July 1, 2008

God Bless you my fellow C.O. and God be with your family at this difficult time.

Correctional Officer B. Phillips
FBOP/Victorville, CA

July 1, 2008

My prayers are with your family. May you rest in peace knowing you will not be forgotten.

MHS Danny Gregory
FCI-TRV

July 1, 2008

Officer J. Rivera
I was in Atwater on the day of your service, and worked a post so that your fellow officers could attend your service. The look of your fellow officers faces after the ceremony is something i will never forget. It is sad to say that our agency is so negligent to see what is truly going on here. I truly hope that one day these people in suits that have never worked a quarter in a unit or shu. will take proper judgement and take care of there line staff istead of being concearned about a bonus. Officer J. Rivera, rest in Paeace, I will pray for you and your Family.

S.O.S.
FBOP

July 1, 2008

It is a honor and privilege to have known and graduated in the same FLETC class as Officer Rivera. The BOP has lost a great Officer and the Country has lost an even better man. Rest in Peace, you will never be forgotten.

CO J. Henson
ADX, FCC Florence

July 1, 2008

May you rest in peace, the job you did will never be forgotten

June 30, 2008

To the Jose Rivera family,
My heart breaks for you today. Seeing that Jose being
so young and only in corrections for such a short time period.(My nephew was 20 and served 10mths with SJSO in Fl.) I am sure he has impacted many lives around him. You will never realize how much until now.
You are now part of a family that will remember your son forever. Let them love and take care of you!
They are the best caregivers you will ever have. Law enforcement families are truly a god send in times like this.
God bless you and your family

Tammy Ruis
AUNT OF DEPUTY JOSHUA BLYLER EOW 5-02-04

June 30, 2008

I would like to send a sincere condolence to the Rivera family. I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless.

Dante Armour
Federal Bureau of Prisons

June 30, 2008

Lo there do I see my father
Lo there do I see my mother, my brothers, and my sisters
Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the begining
Lo they do call to me, they bid me to take my place among them
In the Halls of Valhalla
Where the brave may live forever.

May peace be with your family and loved ones. Rest well for we will be along soon.

Bear
FCC Butner

June 30, 2008

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