Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Osvaldo Pérez-León

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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Reflections for Agent Osvaldo Pérez-León

Always remembered!!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 10, 2008


Gracias por el esfuerzo, que has dado poniendo en alto nuestro compromiso de ayudar a los ciudadanos. En este caso, distes tu vida para salvar a esos childrens, mi familia ora por tu descanso y tambien para darle fuerza a los tuyos. Aunque no te conocia,para mí eres un héroe.

Que descanses en paz.

Agte. Vazquez # 26903
Puerto Rico Police Deparment

July 10, 2008

Rest in peace....


July 10, 2008

Please accept the condolances of the entire Liberty Police Department in the loss of a hero. Are deepest regrets with you through this terrible and sorrowful time.

Sgt Mark Davison
Liberty P.D. Liberty, Tx

July 10, 2008

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

July 10, 2008

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 10, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Agent Perez-Leon today and the difficult days ahead.. Thank you Agent Perez-Leon for your service and sacrifice you are a HERO and will never be forgotten... Rest in Peace Sir..

Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994 Henrico PD Virginia

July 10, 2008

Rest in Peace.

C.O. Stephen D. Celestino
Westchester County Dept. of Correction, NY

July 10, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Agent Osvaldo Perez-Leon and the men and women of the Puerto Rico PD. Sentimos su pérdida. May God bless you all.

Chief Russell Barnes
Zephyrhills PD - Florida

July 10, 2008

God bless you, brother. Rest in peace.

Captain Gary Graham (RET)
Denver Police Department

July 10, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out for the family and friends of Agen Osvaldo Perez-Leon. Thank you for your service and God bless all and be with you and bring comfort to those who love you.

Margaret Hood
Citizen Watch

July 10, 2008

Rest in peace brother. Your watch is over.

Master Deputy Dave Bradford
Wake County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit

July 10, 2008

Thank you for your willingness to help your fellowman. God bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 10, 2008

Duerme en la paz, mi hermano....

Badge 195
Winston-Salem Police, NC

July 10, 2008

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.


July 10, 2008



July 10, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

July 10, 2008

RIP mi Hermano. Nosotros llevara de aqui.

Robert Powell

July 10, 2008

When God Made Peace Officers
Unknown Author
When the Lord was creating peace officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one"

And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order?" A peace officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform."

He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses and testify in court the next day."

He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems." said the Lord, "It's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through the bulge in a pocket before he asks, 'May I see what's in there sir?' (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of the head for his partner's safety. And another pair of eyes here in the front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say. 'You'll be all right ma'am.' When he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."

"I can't" said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident, and feed a family of five on a civil service pay check."

The angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly. "Can it think?" she asked.

"You bet." said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crime scenes; recite Miranda warnings in his sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop...and still keeps its sense of humor."

"This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell; coax a confession from a child abuser; comfort a murder victim's family; and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her fingers across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak." She pronounced. "I told you that you are trying to put to much in this model."
"That's not a leak," said the Lord, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions; for fallen comrades; for commitment to that funny piece of metal called his badge; for justice."
"You're a genius." said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there." he said.
What a tragedy to lose another police officer.
The good Lord above was watching because the children were safe.
Hope these few words will help the family,friends and all who knew Agent Perez-Leon some comfort
Canon City, Colorado

Marilyn Robinson
KWLF internet radio

July 10, 2008

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you and your family.

Corporal Albert Pratts
Florida Highway Patrol

July 10, 2008

After losing my son in the line of duty Feb 7, 08 I know how terrible this time is.
Let God hold your hand and guide you thru your grief and do not be afraid to grieve.
He is joining an elite group of officers on the Other Side.

Sue Miller, Mother of Fallen Officer, Tom Ballman, Kirkwood, Mo.

Sue Carol Miller
Mother of Fallen Officer, Tom Ballman, Kirkwood, Mo.

July 10, 2008



July 10, 2008

As a boy scout, i always wanted to join the Youth Atletic Leage Program, is a great honor that you die doing what you like best, haging out with those children and staying them away from drugs or any bad stuff. For that i salute you not as a Boy Scout, but as a future Puerto Rico Police Officer. Rest in peace brother in blue!!!! GRACIAS!!!!

E. B. Morales

July 10, 2008

On behalf of the 5,200 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Agent Perez-Leon’s family as well as the members of the Puerto Rico Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

July 10, 2008

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service and dedication to youth. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and department.

Officer Eric Golz
Long Beach Police Department (CA)

July 10, 2008

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