Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

May God bless you Officer Del Rio. And may he give comfort to your family, friends and fellow officers.

Captain J. W. Waldrop
Smyrna Police Department, Georgia

November 24, 2008

God bless you and your family.


November 24, 2008

My condolences go out to the entire Del Rio family. As a former employee I worked with Alex on the night shift and remember his excitement of being a police officer.

Virginia Castro
Previous co-worker

November 24, 2008

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Patrolman Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Northumberland, PA

November 24, 2008

This is so very horrible. To have an officer from an agency so close to ours in Coconut Creek. This really hits home. I guess this puts us in check. We need to come together and send our prayers to Officer Del Rio and his family and friends. From what I have read, he was a extremly well liked and was a tremendous asset to the Hollywood Police Department. REST IN PEACE. I am so saddened that his vehicle ignited and he was unable to escape. I hope we find out how this crash occurred as well as why his vehicle burst into flames. Horrible.

Officer Steven Daniello
Coconut Creek Police

November 24, 2008

On behalf of the Martin County Sheriff's Office; our hearts are heavy and we feel your pain and loss. I am sure our Honor Guards will be at the funeral. God bless the Del Rio family and the Hollywood Police Department during this tragic time.

Martin County Sheriff's Office

November 24, 2008

We Remember the Officers

The men and woman who protected us day and night,

People who respect for their dedication to the cause,

For when faced with danger, they never even pause.

We remember the officers who always stood true,

Whatever the color of uniform, brown, green or blue,

With pride and integrity they say To serve and protect,

For the giving of their life, we offer our respect.

We remember the officers who we never really knew,

Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,

With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,

There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.


J. Miller

November 24, 2008

Rest in peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

November 24, 2008

Alex always was happy and go lucky. I enjoyed working with him. He used to handle my accident reports as a community service officer after I begged him to complete them for me but he insisted I had to buy him a happy meal from Mcdonalds for compensation. Alex happened to be at Memorial regional as my mom passed away and I truly apreciated his support at that time. He was a good cop and I am honored to have known him. Rest in peace Alex.

Officer Mike Lopushansky (Retired)
Hollywood P.D.

November 24, 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.
We here at KWLF internet radio sends our prayers and our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Canon City, CO

Marilyn Robinson
KWLF internet radio

November 24, 2008

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

November 24, 2008

Rest in peace blue angel. May god wrap his arms around you and your family as they start this difficult journey without you.

Wife of LEO

November 24, 2008

i'm sorry for your lose.


November 24, 2008

My family owuld like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of P.O. Alex Del Rio~ you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you & rest in peace, Officer Del Rio.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

November 24, 2008

Rest easy my brother. You have made the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten. May God bless you and your family.

Officer James J. Scanlon
Columbus Ohio Division of Police

November 24, 2008

Officer Del Rio, You died trying to make this world a better place for us all. God bless you and your loved ones.


November 24, 2008

I'm so very saddened to hear of the death of Officer Del Rio. Officer Del Rio was a witness at a trial, when I was on jury duty. He seemed like a very nice personable, decent human being. I believed everything that he had to say, when he was on the witness stand. I was so sad when I heard on the news that he had died. He was way too young to die. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

J Ammirati

November 24, 2008

Officer Del Rio you are a hero. Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. God bless you. Rest in peace my brother.

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

November 24, 2008

R.I.P He was a good officer and a better person. We will all miss him and will always remember Alex Del Rio. I hope the man that did realizes that they took away a great friend from all of us.

Police Explorer Patrick White
Hollywood Police Department

November 24, 2008



November 24, 2008

I am deeply sorry and moved by the loss of Ofc. Del Rio. To the family I pray that the Lord may give you strentgh and wisdom to understand why this happened. And to you my brother Del Rio I did not have the privilige to meet you but I thank you for your service. may you rest in peace my brother.


November 24, 2008

A good friend and Brother in blue..may you get all the fruits you deserve while in God's hands...We all love You ALEX.

Officer Christina Rodriguez
Hollywood PD

November 24, 2008

We were very saddened to learn the news regarding Officer Del Rio. Our hearts go out to members of his family, friends and the Hollywood Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers will be with those most aggrieved by this tragic loss.

Chief Steve Thomas
Ponce Inlet, Police Department

November 24, 2008

Rest in Peace Alex. The smile on your face in the above photo says it all. This is how you always walked around. With a smile on your face with your love for life and your dedication to the job and the people of this community. You will never be forgotten by me or your colleagues. Godspeed!

P.O. Joseph Dalton
Hollywood P.D.

November 24, 2008

Alex I still cant believe your gone.I was working an off-duty detail when I heard the radio transmission.I wish to God I could have done something.I remember a few weeks ago when we were at starbucks laughing and joking around.I miss you bro-Derrick

Hollywood P.D.

November 24, 2008

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