Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detention Officer Cesar Arreola

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 18, 2009

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Reflections for Detention Officer Cesar Arreola

Officer Arreola,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso County. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections/Detention Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A Grateful El Paso County Resident

United States Border Patrol

January 18, 2019

10 years my brother....You will never be forgotten. ..I pray your family is doing well....

Retired Detention Officer Rudy Liggins
El Paso Co. Sheriffs Officer's Association

January 18, 2019

Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered. Your incident sounds just like the Fulton County Sheriff's Officer candidate who was pushed so hard to perform in the high heat and humidity that he collapsed and died the next day. May God be with your family.

Lisa B.

December 6, 2018

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. May your family be blessed and get stronger on your loss.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 18, 2018

Rest in peace are not forgotten.

Retired Detention Officer Rudy Liggins
El Paso County Sheriff's Office

March 15, 2016

marking the 3rd anniversary of this terrible tragedy. You are not forgotten. RIP Officer Arreola

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 18, 2012

Visiting on the 2 year anniversary of this terrible tragedy. My heart and prayers are with Cesar's family and all who loved him.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

January 18, 2011

To Officer Cesar Arreola, his family and his fellow officers with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members & Staff

January 18, 2010

Cesar, it's been a year since you left and your Steelers could have really used you this year. I know your wife and the kids sure miss you. I know you're there on her shoulder making sure she stays strong.

Barbara Heckman-Sauer
Veterans Affairs Police

January 12, 2010




September 30, 2009

Thank you for your service and dedication. Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest easy Hero...

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County, Florida

September 3, 2009

Thanks for wanting to be a part of our team. It's a real honor. Your Family misses you alot but I know you're there watching over them. Keep them safe in your arms.

D.O. Varela

August 21, 2009

I want to offer my condolences to this truly dedicated Officer and his family. It's a shame to hear that another officer has paid the ultimate sacrifice. We protect our communities from harm but take the risk of not coming home. I appreciate the service you have given us.

(10-7) Officer Cesar Arreola " You Will Deeply Missed And Never Forgotten.

Chief Jack F Harris
Phoenix Police Department

July 30, 2009

Cesar, I spoke with your wife tonite. She is a strong woman. She says your son is doing better, and Jasmine misses you so very much. Father's Day was hard for them, but together they got thru it. She's learning to be a member of the "Girls Club". She misses you so much though, I hear it in her voice. Watch over her and let her knoe yor're there on her shoulder.

Ofcr Heckman-Sauer
Veterans Affairs Police

June 26, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten. May God Bless your family!

Officer Rachel Prieto
AP&P/Utah Department of Corrections

March 22, 2009

Rest Easy Brother.

May God Bless your family during their difficult times.

MCO II: Ryan Fowler
Georgia DPS - Motor Carrier Enforcment Div.

March 15, 2009

I praise God for this officer's time and service and pray for the peace to cover the family. In Jesus name. Amen.

Lt. Gary Langston
Choctaw Nation Tribal Police Of Oklahoma

February 16, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Detention Officer Cesar Arreola,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Detention Officer Cesar Arreola. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Detention Officer Cesar Arreola is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


February 15, 2009

Cesar, I spoke with your wife tonite and she told me what a fantastic man and member of the community you were. She told me how active you were in the community and how much you loved the children. The El Paso SO has lost a brother and a hero, to his wife, his children, the community but GOD has gained another Peacekeeper to look over those he left behind. Rest in Peace, Cesar, we'll watch over your family.

PO BJ Heckman-Sauer
Veterans Affairs Police, Texas

February 11, 2009

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

February 10, 2009

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they will be called children of God.

One who mourns anouther lost officer

February 5, 2009

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

January 31, 2009

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy

January 31, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

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

January 31, 2009

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