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Police Officer Alex Del Rio

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 22, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Alex Del Rio

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Alex Del Rio as well as to the Hollywood Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Del Rio, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

November 26, 2008

To the family of PO Del Rio, your loss is felt across the country - even by those who did not know Alex. Our heartfelt sympathies for your loss; may God comfort you always. Alex was a hero - he avoided a collision with the cab, protecting them, and placing his own life in danger. He is now patroling the streets of heaven. God bless your family always. You all will be in our prayers.


November 26, 2008

R.I.P. my brother, we'll carry on from here. Your shift is over, your job here on earth is done. God has called you home to help protect heaven from evil and to watch over us. Go with Gods speed...we'll see you soon.

Officer Wil
Modesto PD

November 26, 2008

My condolences to the family of Officer Del Rio. My condolences to the Hollywood Police Department for their loss of a brother. REST IN PEACE OFFICER DEL RIO.

Deputy Brian Demeter
Kane County Sheriff Department

November 26, 2008

A job well done son. Rest in peace.

Range Master Rick White
Plantation Police Department

November 26, 2008

I am saddened to hear we have lost another police officer in the line of duty. Officer Del Rio, may god bless you and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Please watch over us from up above!

Sister in Blue
San Antonio PD

November 26, 2008

My heart and prayers go out to the Family and to the Hollywood Police Dept. on the sorrowful time.

Police Officer LaShanna McGhee
Detroit Police

November 26, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing anyone can say to ease the pain, except that God knows how you feel and you can lean on HIM. God bless you all, Rusty Cox

Rusty Cox, CID Secretary
Asheville P.D., Asheville, NC

November 26, 2008

Thoughts and prayers with family and freinds of Officer Del Rio.

Rest in Peace my Brother.

Toronto Police Service, Canada

November 26, 2008

Dearest Alex, thank you so much for your service, ultimate sacrifice and the many blessings your life brought to those around you. You will be sorely missed and our hearts are saddened by your early departure. May God grant those you leave behind strength, courage and peace; and just help them replace the sadness and pain with the joy brought by remember your wonderful spirit and love of life. Blessings and rest in peace...

Major James Ivey (USAF), Germany
Ext family: Alex is my daughter's Godfather

November 26, 2008

Alex you were one of the best that I've ever been privileged to know. You always had a smile on your face and a joke to tell. I can't believe that you were taken from us so soon. I was remembering when you used to call me bored out of your mind on your off nights, not knowing what you wanted to do so you would call me to go get coffee together. I just talked to you a few weeks ago. It’s been hard keeping in touch with me livin so far away. I always loved getting calls from you since I moved. We always had the greatest conversations. And no matter how horrible my day was you could always make me laugh. Who’s gonna make me laugh now? I miss you so much already. I miss your face! I miss your smile! I miss your great sense of humor and your love of practical jokes! I miss how you could always bring me out of the funk of a bad day even in the shortness of a 5 min phone call! And I can’t help but think of the fact that the next time I come home to visit Hollywood that I won’t be able to call your cell and hear you say, “Hey stranger, where you been hiding…wanna go get some coffee or something and catch up?” I know you would kick my butt for all the cryin I've been doing the last few days I just can't help it. I can’t believe you’re gone. Now who am I gonna have coffee with…I can’t even get Osio to pick up the phone half the time! Ha ha ha I can just see you laughin with that one. I don't know what I’m gonna do without you. You will truly be missed! Love ya Alex.

CT2 Patricia Palmer

November 26, 2008


The right words don't come easy for me. Going to your viewing today was not easy. I was always taught that tough things become easy after a while. Well..... they don't.
I wish none of this was real but it is. Just know that you will not be forgotten.
My thoughts are with you and your family.

See you again one day brother.

Brian Dodge
Fort Lauderdale PD

November 26, 2008

Another sad day in law enforcement. Officer Del Rio, God bless you and your family. You will not be forgotten. God bless all of our fallen officers and their families.

Sgt. W. Farraj
Miami-Dade Police Dept.

November 26, 2008

Thank you, Officer del Rio, for your service to the people of Florida and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, HERO!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas

Janice Brown

November 26, 2008

God Bless you.

Rick F.
Ret. Co

November 26, 2008

Words can not express the loss of a true hero,our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department.

Rhonda Hembd
Surviving Sister
Heroes Live Forever

Rhonda Hembd

November 25, 2008

Everytime I saw Alex Del Rio he had a smile on his face. He was a great officer and showed great morale for his co-workers and people related to police work. He will truely be missed. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers Alex, and never forgotten. You are a hero.

Rest in Peace..

Explorer Sergeant JoAnna Richards
Hollywood Police

November 25, 2008

Thank you Alex for your many great years of service to Florida and this Country!! You are a true hero enforcing and upholding the laws of your State and Country!!! God Bless you and your entire family and may you RIP and watch over your brother and sisters!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! AND YOUR SERVICE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!!



November 25, 2008

No one ever knows were danger lurks in law enforcement. You gave your all on that tragic day. You will never be forgotten. May God watch over you and your family.


November 25, 2008

You will be truely missed by everyone. You were a great officer. rest in peace alex and you will always be in our thoughts and prayers.


November 25, 2008



November 25, 2008

A great man made the ultimaie sacrifice in service and protection. Alex gave his life doing what he loved. He always had a smile on his face, and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. This was a horrible tradgedy that happened to a great guy. Alex will be missed by all. It was a priveledge to serve with him. Rest in Peace Brother, Rest in Peace.

Officer Joe Pendergrast #2671
Hollywood Police Department

November 25, 2008

God Bless. You will always be remembered from the officers before you to the ones after. Godspeed. We will say a prayer for an officer 10-7. Jim.

Retired officer James A. Brown Sr
Lake Worth P.D.

November 25, 2008



November 25, 2008

God bless you my brother. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I pray for your family during these difficult times. I will give thanks to your sense of duty and honor this holiday season.

Lt. K. Wilson
Portsmouth PD

November 25, 2008

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