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

Rest in Peace Brother. Condolences to your loved ones.

Broward S.O.

November 24, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Officer Del Rio and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Officer Del Rio for your dedicated service to the people of Florida and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 24, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Del Rio. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your Family.
You will never be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIPS Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

November 24, 2008

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

November 24, 2008

R.I.P. Officer Del Rio. You will be missed greatly.

Broward Co. Sheriff's Office

November 24, 2008

You will not be forgotten,You lived a great life and everyone at Hollywood PD have such good memories with you Alex.We have all had good times with you and we will always carry those memories.But believe me brother Hollywood PD will never forget you, and there will never be another "Tango 51". Keep watching over us from up above "brother"

James Gibbons

Det James Gibbons
Hollywood Pd

November 24, 2008

I read about your passing today, and it saddened me to know another road warrior had fallen, but our great Lord now has you in his kingdom. Thank you for your dedication to the citizens of Florida...we will take it from here. God bless you my brother.

D/S L. Gutierrez
Martin County Sheriff's Office

November 24, 2008

Rest In Peace, Officer Del Rio.

Lt T Carr

November 24, 2008

Officer Del Rio, Thank you for your service.You have made us all proud. Rest in Peace my brother, we have it from here.
Father in law Officer Charlie Skinner EOW 11-07-2008

Sgt. Gary Koehn
Bountiful Police, Utah

November 24, 2008

rest in peace brother

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Sacramento County

November 23, 2008

I first met Alex this past summer, when he was dispatched and responded to a B&E that occured to my next door neighbor's house. He was instructed to come to my house, because of my status as a Police Officer. When he showed up, he was very professional and highly squared away. Therefore creating an everlasting first impression that turned into a friendship between us. Since then, we would occasionally talk when we ran across one another during our shifts. He will be surely missed by both myself and wife who are grieving his untimely and very unfortunate passing away...... May God's Mercy and Grace be with him forever.


Officer Arthur Tukes / VA Police / Miami Division

Federal Police Officer / Arthur Tukes
Friend and member of the community.

November 23, 2008

A Shield Against The Night

A uniform, a gun, a badge upon your chest.
These things make not super beings ...
just men and women, human like the rest.
Though sometimes taken for granted,
or even viewed with scorn or spite ...
Some eyes see you for what you truly are ...
A shield against the night.

At times your job is thankless.
Another shift has gone by,
and not a kind word is spoken,
not a single word at all.
Those endless hours spent filling out
reports bring nothing but boredom.
A headache rages in your skull.

You may ask yourself if it is really worth it?
There are many risks, no progress in sight.
The answer is a simple yes my friend,
for you are a cop, an officer ...
A shield against the night.

An car overturned, a robbery, a chase,
consoling a victim, whispering all will be well.
A frightened child's hand is held,
he is lost and out of place.
The call of duty is answered
no hesitation, no question.
A champion to those who can not fight.
You stand alone sometimes,
the only thing between the darkness
and the light.

A hero every minute, no matter how mundane the day.
Take pride in what you do.
Although very human,
You my friend....are
A shield against the night.

Police Officer
Hollywood PD

November 23, 2008

Thank you brother for the job you did.
Watch over us and help protect us. We have the watch down here.

FTO Mellott

November 23, 2008

I have lost several close fellow deputies in my 11 years and it does not get easier to hear of others who have fallen rather you know them or not. My heart and prayers go out to the family and fellow officers who mourn. May God bless all and we will keep up the fight so you may rest now my brother in blue.

Cpl. Joshua Couch
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, LA.

November 23, 2008

Alex, You will forever remain in the hearts of those you touched. Your service and dedication to the job and the community will never be forgotten. God Speed brother, may you rest in peace. You will truly be missed.

Deputy Kristen May-Kostrzecha

November 23, 2008

Alex was truly a great man. A kind hearted and gentle soul who worked dilegently as a protector of innocents. He was a great cop, a great man and anyone who knew him will tell you and even greater friend. How he lived his life is truly what makes him a hero. He will be missed. May God bless him and keep him and his family throughout these trying times. Alex, we miss you, we love you and we will never forget you!

Officer Joel Francisco
Friend and co-worker @ Hollwyood P.D.

November 23, 2008

Alex, was an incredible officer. We will miss him, I will mis him. Rest In Peace Bro....

Explorer Captain Noel A. Ortiz
Hollywood Police Department and Friend

November 23, 2008

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts are with your family and the men and women of the Hollywood Police Dept. during this most difficult time.

Joe...ASIS International Ft. Lauderdale Chapter 104

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

November 23, 2008

RIP brother, we got it from here.

Pompano Beach Deputy
Broward County Sheriff's Office

November 23, 2008

Officer Del Rio, God Bless you for your service. I lived in Hollywood for 15 years. Great place, great agency, great police officers. Rest in peace.

SSA Ellen Pierson

November 23, 2008



November 23, 2008

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