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

Alex, it's been almost a month and I can still barely believe you're gone. We met by happenstance and things just clicked between us. I'll always remember our conversation about Transformers during our first meeting, the excitement you had when we talked about your goals, and your positive outlook...I'm not sure if you ever knew, but our meetings were often the high point of my week. You were absolutely amazing and I can only thank God that I got the privilege to know you, not only as a client, but as a person, and as a friend.

Nicci Killam

December 17, 2008

Dear Alex,

In September 2008, I had the gracious honor of meeting you when the Accident Investigation Unit spoke at the Citizens Police Academy. Also as a community involved leader, I also had the pleasure of meeting you then, may I say with all the reflections I have read, my sediments are the same, your were the "lead by example officer" and will defiintely be a tough act to follow. your attitude, your appearance, all the unique qualities in a Police Officer, but you were also sensitive and caring to others in need, you served and protected. You answered the call of yourself gave your all, and A PART OF AMERICA DIED) Watch over us Alex and keep us safe.

Lea Ann Weatherford
Wife of Disabled LEO (Hialeah P.D.)

December 17, 2008

I miss you friend. I'm having a hard time dealing with you being gone. I keep thinking you're on vacation and going to walk through the door any minute. You were so full of life and fun. You were my buddy. You stuck with me through thick and thin when I didn't even realize it. This has all been so surreal.

It's been three weeks and I'm missing you lots. Please keep us all safe.


December 13, 2008

The members at Arresting Hearts wish to offer their deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Police Officer Alex Del Rio. Because of Officer Del Rio‘s ultimate sacrifice we live in a safer place. We thank you for your service and your dedication.

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.” Mary Stevenson 1936

With love and respect,

The members and staff of Arresting Hearts


December 10, 2008

Hi Alex,
It's been over 2 weeks since you left us, but I think about you everyday and I will continue to do so. You always had a genuine smile, and a "hey Christine" for me. I can still hear your voice in my head and it brings a smile to my face.

I'm also grateful that you were the officer on the last two DUI crashes that I handled. You were always willing to help me out, without me even having to ask. And I'm still thankful that you cosigned the towslip with me because I was "paranoid" that one time haha.
I'm going to miss you!

CSO Christine Adamcik
Hollywood Police Department

December 10, 2008


My friend. What I wouldn't give to just see you and get to talk to you just one more time :) But I'm sure after that "one more time" I'd hope for another and another. I still can't believe that there won't be more time to spend with you. You were always such a wonderful, genuine person. Your smile and laughter lit up a room. Your services were absolutely beautiful and perfect (not a single thing out of place, just as you would have it). Throughout the two days though, I kept looking back waiting to see you, expecting you to ask us, "What's going on? What are you guys doing?" Unfortunately, it wasn't to be.

Everyday I know that you are still watching over all of us, just as you did while you were here. I love you and miss you so very much.

God bless you and may you rest in peace. Our memories of you will live forever in our hearts!


December 9, 2008

Officer Del Rio, may God bless you and your family.

Don Hurley
Former Coral Springs P.D. Officer

Officer Don Hurley
Eloy, Az. Police Department

December 9, 2008

May you Rest in Peace Sir........

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas PD

December 5, 2008

Rest in peace, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

December 4, 2008

God Speed Brother, we have the watch from here. From reading the other reflections I cant tell that you were a great person to be around and truly cared for those that you both worked with and the community that you served. Thank you for your service and always know that you are a TRUE HERO. To the family of PO Del Rio, may God Bless you as you go foward from this tragic time in your lives.

Police Officer
Fairfax County PD, Fairfax VA

December 4, 2008

Some of the police officers in our department knew you well. And just in talking with them, I am truly saddened that I did not have the opportunity to meet you in person. May God bless your family and keep them strong during their time of need. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Andres Lopez
Pembroke Pines

December 3, 2008

Alex, I'm grateful we got to go on at least one cruise. It was a great time and I got to see the kind of person you really are. In the seven years I've worked with you I don't think I've ever seen you mad or angry. You always had a smile on your face. I'm sure you're smiling now and still eating protein bars and egg white omelets. I wish I could back you up on just one more traffic stop, and afterward we could easily sit there for an hour talking. It was not more than a month ago, out on your favorite east side spot- 1300 block of Sheridan, that we did just that. I'm greatful for that conversation that night and for you being a friend. You will be missed.

Ofc. J. Leo
Hollywood P.D.

December 2, 2008

Alex your service and dedication are what this job is all about. Sadly the general population will never hear of loyal and dedicated men and women such as yourselves until the ultimate sacrifice is made. Thank you for being a shining light to all your light will continue to shine from a higher place. Rest in Peace Brother until we get a chance to meet.

To the immediate family and Law Enforcement family thoughts and prayers are with you all may you find comfort and peace.

Capt. Jim Brady
Charleston County Sheriff's Office SC

December 2, 2008

Alex (my "son", friend, confidant), You were taken from me suddenly but the memories we shared will forever remain in my heart. God needed His angel and the only means of transport was death. Thanks for being my friend and thanks for giving me the opportunity to be a friend to you. I love you # 2513. RIP

Faith "your mom at work"

December 2, 2008

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

Joe Caragiulo
Miami Police (retired)

December 2, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, fellow officers and dispatchers of Officer Alex Del Rio. He will be missed but never forgotten. May you rest in peace Officer Del Rio, you are truly a hero.

Shelley Creasy
York County 911 York PA

December 1, 2008

May god continue to keep you. Thanks for all you have done.You will be missed, but not forgotten.

Detention officer
Alachua County Sheriff's Office

December 1, 2008

Dear Alex,
Although I knew you for a short period of time, your demeanor made it so easy to summons you for assistance, no matter what the task, Thank You.
I've mourned many officers that I've worked with, but yours was truly difficult. I know God has a special place for you in his Kingdom.
People like yourself are hard to come by, but I'm glad I can wear the same patch on my shoulder, that you so proudly and dearly respresented all those years. You make me proud to be part of this department. R.I.P my brother.

To the Del Rio Family:
God Bless the strength you've demonstrated on such a harsh loss. Just know that Alex is in a better place now. God Bless You Always


December 1, 2008

Thank you for the time you served. It will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace. You are a true HERO.
God Bless


December 1, 2008


It happened countless times. I would be on a 10-50 and after speaking to the driver and occupants, cancel my backup. Shortly after, I would see that slick-top pull up behind my car and you got out. I tried to return the favor whenever I was working. It's hard to keep up with that many traffic stops though.

I want to thank you for being there. Thank you for showing up as my backup. Thank you for the hard, honest and loyal work you did for the citizens of Hollywood and everyone else whose life you touched.

I can guarantee you that I will drive down Sheridan St every day. Every day I will think of you and your family. I will know that you are still my 10-94 wherever I am at.

Thank you


November 30, 2008


I met you a few times around the city. You were always upbeat and nice to speak too. I was out of the country when I went on line and read the bad news. I'll miss running into you. See you again one day...

Ofc. Mike Snyder
Coral Springs PD

November 30, 2008

Thank you Officer Del Rio for your dedication and sacrifice; it will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

November 30, 2008

God bless you and your family. Rest in peace.

New York State Police

November 30, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother and my prayers are with your love ones

John Latour Retired Deputy
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2008

My prayers go out to the friends and family of Officer Del Rio. Never let his memory fade !!
Rest In Peace Brother

Invest. Mike Bradford, Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

November 29, 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.