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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



November 24, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

November 24, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

November 24, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 24, 2008

Brother Alex God has called you to his heavely kingdom to serve with our brothers and sisters wo have also served His children in their communties with honor, dignity, respect, love and integrity. Welcome to His kingdom and a new eternal assignment of peace, love and honor. You will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters or your faamily you have left behind. Know the family will be cared for by your brothers and sisters in the badge. One day you will see all of your loved ones, your fellow comrades of the badge joining you in His kingdom. Rest in peace.
Tom Bradley, Arizona State Chaplain, FOP

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

November 24, 2008

My prayers are with your family, friends, and Agency. May you sleep easy with God, Alex. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Corporal Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

November 24, 2008


Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

November 24, 2008

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Del Rio. His family, friends and Officers of the Hollywood Police Department, will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. Charlotte, NC

November 24, 2008

Alison & I wish the Del Rio family and the entire HPD our thoughts and prayers. Alex was a decent man and an excellent police officer. It was a privilege to serve with him. Godspeed Officer Del Rio.

Jeff Murray, Officer
Hollywood Police Department (former)

November 24, 2008

My heart and prayers go out to the Del Rio family, friends and coworkers of Officer Del Rio. May God be with you and guide you all through these troubled times. God has called another HERO home...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County S.O., Lake Butler, FL


November 24, 2008

What fun we had together. From our "mandatory" lunch dates to our parties or just in plain conversation. Alex, your smile, your kind words and most of all your class makes me so happy I got to know you (way before "Officer" even appeared next to your name).


November 24, 2008

This is one of the most tragic deaths I can imagine. I am very sorry for you, your family, friends, and colleagues. Rest In Peace until the time of the resurrection of the dead.

SA DE-14604
FBI Detroit

November 24, 2008

Rest in peace Officer Del Rio, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service.


November 24, 2008

Off Del Rio, you'll never be forgotten. May you rest in peace, our brother.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

November 24, 2008

RIP our thoughts go out to your family and Friends.

Deputy J.Conrad
Cass County (Michigan)

November 24, 2008

The Peney family from Coral Springs, Fl. extends our deepest sympathy to the Del Rio family and extended brother and sisters of the Hollywood Police Department.
We are so sorry for your loss of such a fine officer who has served the people of Hollywood in such an honorable way.

Joel Peney

Joel Peney
Fort Lauderdale Police (retired)

November 24, 2008

On behalf of the men and women of the Punta Gorda Police Department, we offer our condolences to the Del Rio family as well as our brothers and sisters at the Hollywood Police Department. You are in our prayers at this difficult time.

Albert A. Arenal, Chief of Police
Punta Gorda Police Department

November 24, 2008

Rest in peace brother. May God bless you. Thank you for your service.

A Texas streetcop


November 24, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl.II David A. Murphy

November 24, 2008

Rest in peace brother. God bless your family and friends.

S/Cpl. Terrence O'Connor
New Castle County Police Dept. Delaware

November 24, 2008

Officer Del Rio,
we spoke many times while I was the booking Satellite Sgt at Hollywood. You were always friendly to me and my staff and you will be sorely missed. I will honor your memory as part of the BSO Honor Guard on Wednesday, its the least I can do. Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.
You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Josh Nyce
Broward Sheriff's Office

November 24, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

November 24, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

November 24, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family! Never forget!!

M.O. Thomas Rovniak
Mentor On The Lake Police, Ohio

November 24, 2008

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


November 24, 2008

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