Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Alex Del Rio

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 22, 2008

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Alex Del Rio

It seems every day I am at work, somehow your name is brought up. Everyone misses you, and the pain of your absence is only dulled...for you are never forgotten.

I know you're proud of us and what we did. I thank you so much for protecting me (and everyone else) and for helping me to complete my goal almost completely unscathed.

I am trying to be the best person I can be since you've gone. I owe you that much, if not more.

I miss you so much my friend. We will NEVER forget you.



June 12, 2010

Haven't written in awhile. I've been trying to be a better person since you've been gone. Don't know how that's working out, but figured you'd get a good chuckle at my attempt. :) I miss you a lot. I'd really like to know when it's not going to hurt so much. I just had a good cry missing you. I don't think I'm quite done yet, but I'll just keep looking for dragonflies in the winter, hoping you're around. I love and miss you bro. Very much.


January 16, 2010

"Badge 2513"

Little did they know that day,
your life would tragically be taken away.
Leaving your family in despair,
finding it hard to breathe for air.
When suddenly it became clear,
Alex would no longer be here.
They cant help but scream...
praying for a miracle, that it's only a dream.
With each passing day,wishing you were alive,
they look to the sky and wonder why?
God needed you more
calling your name that fateful day.
Love will live on and never leave,
and may your family always believe...
when they feel a breeze upon there face,
it's your touch and amazing grace.
With the memory of your radiant smile,
may it comfort them for awhile.
The hero you are will never part,
your legacy will forever,live in their hearts.

In loving memory of
Officer Alex Del Rio
E.O.W. November 22, 2008
Hollywood Police Department
Written by Rhonda Hembd

Rhonda Hembd

January 9, 2010

We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday, and the day before that, too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keepings, we have you in our hearts.

Love and miss you so much. Always thinking of you. Please continue to keep us all safe.


January 5, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 22, 2009

To Officer Alex Del Rio, his family and his fellow officers with the Hollywood Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Alex Del Rio’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Alex Del Rio and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

November 22, 2009

I was working for BSO Fire-Rescue that day, and I'll never forget that all-call on the radio...

You won't ever be forgotten. Rest easy...

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God" Matthew 5:9

James Clendening
Glades County Sheriff's Office, FL

August 20, 2009


It's now been some time since you've been taken from us and the hurt and pain still doesn't go away. I am constantly reminded of this lost and to know that we can't hang out anymore hurts me so much. I miss you a lot. I know one day we'll meet up again.

Wellington A.

August 15, 2009

I only got to know you for such a short time but you have left a lasting impression. Still miss you man, not a day goes by that I don't think about you. You were taken way too early. I wish I could just go back in time and change things so you could still be here with us. Godspeed, rest in peace brother. I know you are watching over us. May your family and friends which I know still can not believe you're gone, have strength to get through. Love you and miss you.


July 2, 2009

On Behalf of all the Explorers from Hollywood Police Department who learn so much from you.

We know you are in a better place now and that you will be doing what you knew best..taking care of people and watching over us.. Good souls like yourS deserve to be in peace.

We will miss you

The Hollywood Police Explorers -2000-2005

Maria Pia Herrera
EX-HWD Police Explorer

June 23, 2009

I am shocked and terribly saddened about my friend passing. I knew Alex through a detail that he worked from time to time last year, at the time I was a security guard. I admired him as a police officer and a person, We would talk about everything from cars to cop stuff,I even got to see him in action once. I am now a police officer and I have more of an understanding of what he meant when talking about the politics of police work. I will always remember his sense of humor and his professionalism. He is truly missed...

Officer G

June 18, 2009

I am shocked and terribly saddened about my friend passing. I knew Alex through a detail that he worked from time to time last year, at the time I was a security guard. I admired him as a police officer and a person, We would talk about everything from cars to cop stuff,I even got to see him in action once. I am now a police officer and I have more of an understanding of what he meant when talking about the politics of police work. I will always remember his sense of humor and his professionalism. He is truly missed...

Officer G

June 18, 2009

Today the Hollywood Honor Guard proudly honored Alex at the Florida Police Memorial in the State Capitol. His family and extended law enforcement family will always remember him. Alex, it was our pleasure. We love you and miss you much.

Hollywood Police

May 4, 2009

Hey Alex,

Well it's been four months since you were taken from us. Not a day goes by I don't think about you in some way. Smack got into a car accident yesterday and my heart went into my throat. He and the dog are okay though. I just wonder if I'm ever going to get over this fear for us and our safety that your accident and subsequent death has instilled in me.

I guess I'm at the point where I'm just wondering if you're okay even though you're gone. I mean, it's still so surreal, and I have a good cry now and then, but I wonder if I've taken more steps back then forward grieving. I'm so mad you're gone. Not at you, just in general.

I just miss you a lot friend. Keep watching over us. Love you.



March 22, 2009

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

A hero to many...

God bless you, your family and your brothers and sisters at the Hollywood PD.

former Hollywood PD


March 6, 2009

Hey Alex-

Miss you lots. Got to speak with your mom at the fundraiser the other day and it helped a little. Just wanted to tell you the fundraiser went really well and there was a huge turnout. Everyone misses you and we're dealing as best as we can. Thanks for all of the dragonflies. I didn't know the connection until I spoke to some people and realized I saw one in my garage a few weeks ago. Very cool dude. :)

Love you-

Hollywood PD

January 28, 2009


You did your job well and paid the ultimate sacrafice. Until we meet oneday, please rest in peace knowing that we will cover your watch from now forward, and we know that you have our six while you protect us from above.

God bless you and your family.


January 22, 2009

Dear Alex and The Beloved Delrio Family,
Alex was our Smiling Angel in Blue...

Alex was the Officer that insisted on helping everybody.
Alex always a charming gentleman who treated everyone with respect. I always admired that.
Alex has a very special place in my heart and in my life.

Dearest Delrio Family, You showed Alex the right path in life and he always followed that path...
God must have needed an Angel..
Alex #2513
See you again someday Brother

Hollywood Police Dept. Florida

December 31, 2008

I say this for all of us who were lucky enough to have been able to get to know you at the hospital, you will truly be missed. You had an additional work family here at the hospital from all the time you spent here doing details. I had just seen you the week before the accident and you were going to try to come back to take your dinner break to catch up but you were not able to return. I am grateful to have been able to see you that one last time. I just can't believe that you are no longer here. And I think it was your turn to buy me lunch!!(hahaha) You are so loved and will be missed terribly. XOXO

Tiffany RN (wife of Ft.Laud Police Srgt)
Memorial Regional

December 31, 2008


Well, it's been a hectic holiday season, and the New Year is almost here. I wanted to tell you that I'm sorry. I couldn't bring myself to go to the memorial night for you. I'm so sorry. I heard it went well. I just haven't been able to go back to the site since that night; I just don't want to remember you that way.

I miss you a lot and hope you will enjoy the present I asked be made for your mom. Please protect us and keep us safe. Thinking I will never again be able to talk to you in person again always makes me sad. I am trying to be brave, but your death has left me very sad and scared. I didn't need this reality check; I don't think anyone did. I love you very much and miss our talks. I'm sorry they became as infrequent as they were in the time that passed.

Love you! Me

PS As a side note, you'd love the amount of hits you get when you Google your name. I laugh every time it comes up 'cause I know you'd get a kick out of it. It should be for those famous abs though...


December 31, 2008

May God's grace sustain you, May His arms hold you during this very sad time. My deepest sympathy to each of you who knew, loved and worked with Officer Del Rio. My prayers are with you.
Officer Del Rio, Thank you for your service to your country, you will be missed but never forgotten, as our Hero's live forever in our hearts.

summit county


December 31, 2008

Police Officer's Prayer

Lord I ask for courage

Courage to face and
Conquer my own fears...

Courage to take me
Where others will not go...

I ask for strength

Strength of body to protect others
And strength of spirit to lead others...

I ask for dedication

Dedication to my job, to do it well
Dedication to my community
To keep it safe...

Give me Lord, concern
For others who trust me
And compassion for those who need me...

And please Lord

Through it all
Be at my side...

2513 was a great officer and role model. Even though I met him once he left that impression on me. Godspeed 2513. May you Rest In Peace.

Explorer Isaac Chavez
Hollywood Police Dept.

December 28, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

December 22, 2008

Tribute to an Officer
by Willie Taylor

It started out as a tour of duty with a routine trend,
With no clue at all that it held a tragic end.
Over the radio the coded call came,
An officer is down, no mention of a name.
We look at each other with shock and fear
Afraid of the next words that we might hear.
The day suddenly becomes a dark somber grey
We just learned an officer has died on this day.
The flags are dropped to half-mast
Eyes are filled with tears and all faces are down-cast
Badges and ID's are trimmed in black
But none of this will bring our friend back.
Alert messages are sent to law enforcement agencies far and wide
To let them know a family member had died.
They will come from everywhere to pay their respect in kind
To the family and loved ones the officer has left behind.
Tomorrow we will try to go about a normal day
For we know the officer would want it that way.
They know how much we truly care
And that our grief is so hard to bear.
That time alone will erase the pain
And the memories in our hearts will always remain.


December 21, 2008

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.