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Deputy Sheriff David Delgado Castillo

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 11, 1991

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David Delgado Castillo

In Honor And Respect, Deputy Sheriff David Delgado Castillo, Sir, Thank You For Your Dedicated Service To Law Enforcement... So Tragic And Devastating How You Lost Your Life !!! You Are Honored And Remembered Today, Sir, I Salute You... May Peace, Blessings And Strength Be With Your Family, Your Blue Family And All Who Had The Honor To Know You... May Your Soul Rest In Eternal Peace, Deputy Sheriff David Delgado Castillo...

Gail Mercado

April 11, 2021

David, it’s been 29 years since you left us to be with our Lord and Savior. You are missed by all who knew you, which is many. We were roommates back in 1991 when you were taken from us and you were a proud father to be, unfortunately you were taken from us 3 months before your beautiful daughter was born. You would be oh so proud of her. I just retired after 37 years and I’m sure you were watching over me, as I have felt your presence several times throughout my career in dangerous situations. I will visit you soon in Victoria my friend. See you on the other side. I’m sure your country dancing in heaven amongst the angels.

Deputy Chief (retired)
Bexar County Sheriff Office (retired)

April 11, 2020

Deputy Castillo and family, thank you for your selfless service and sacrifice to our county and state. RIP, gone but never forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff C Callender
BCSO PATROL CLASS 2015-A

April 11, 2015

Sheriff Copeland had ordered the in cab fire extinguisher to be removed from the officers reach and be put in the trunk. Maybe it could have helped if it was in reach.

Sgt. Ronald Donoghue
Retired BCSO

April 11, 2013

Heroes live forever, Deputy Castillo, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Bexar County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 11, 2013

Rest in peace brother

Jose Ortiz

Deputy Patrolman
Bexar County Sheriffs Office

April 8, 2013

David, I never said goodbye to you the last night i saw you at "Country Down Under". Although you insisted that I say goodbye. Your kindness, and Love of other people kept you in demand all night. Two nights later you were dispatched to patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. Your passing has reminded me to always say "Goodbye".... Good bye Ha'as. I miss ya.

A.L. Santos

Deputy Patrolman (retired)
Bexar County SO

November 29, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Castillo. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Bexar County and the great State of Texas will never be forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 11, 2012

Wow, what courage. I'm sorry this happend to such a valiant man.

Citizen

February 6, 2012

Big Dave,

You are always missed my friend, the laughter, smiles, friendship, and good times. Heaven got a Warrior and Friend in you and I know you will be waiting for us on our day and watching over us till then. I never pass Victoria without stopping by to say hello you... RIP Brother

Sgt Rick Esqueda
Bexar County Sheriff's Office

May 24, 2011

Deputy Castillo, You are not forgotten. God bless your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson
US ICE

December 7, 2010

We remember your smile mostly. How you laughed and the gentle way you had with friends and family. It took me 7 months to convince you I was expecting and finally did on the last night I saw you. You never got to meet our son, but he was there to pay his respects 2 weeks after he was born. We miss you every day. You are always on our minds and forever in our hearts. Thinking about you makes us smile and remembering your ways makes us laugh. Thank you for still bringing a smile to our face with your memory.

Retired Deputy Bexar County SO
Don Catland

and Cheryl Shipp-Catland

Don and Cheryl Catland
Friends

September 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighteenth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 12, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighteenth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 12, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighteenth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 12, 2009

YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NHV

May 5, 2008

Deputy Castillo your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 17, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 31, 2008

Deputy Castillo was a good friend of my mother, I met Mr. Castillo as a young child and can remember his smile, such a gentle one. Day in and day out he is by a portait at my mother's house by a crucifix and a rosary, and although I only met him once or twice he will always be in my prayers.

MA2 Justin M. Martinez
US Navy Police/ Son of a Bexar County Deputy

February 16, 2007

The story of a TRUE hero.

I hope his little girl can take comfort in knowing that he will not be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff
Indiana

April 16, 2005

David was my roomate and best friend at the time of his death. He was to be my best man at my Wedding in July, but was taken from us before that day. He is missed by all who knew him. David will never be forgotten as he left us beautiful daughter, Brianne Rose Castillo. Davids girlfriend, Terry was pregnant with his child at the time of his death, she is a beautiful "ROSE", one that will be blooming for many tears to come. I know you're up in heaven patrolling a district one that has no boundries only peace as God would want you doing what you are best at. I believe your watching over us in the Sheriff's Office. You are dearly missed my friend.
Dennis

Sgt. Dennis Casillas
Bexar County Sheriff's Office

David was a pleasure to know, he loved to dance, he treated everyone the same and never mistreated any females, gave everyone the same amount of attention. With that memorable laugh and little shuffle, Dave you are really missed. You are not forgotten, nor your daughter.
Your friend,
Jeff Colunga #215

Patrolman
Bexar County Sheriff's Dept.

To anyone who truly new David it is easy to understand how I can still remember him after all these years. David was a man of great character. I still miss David today. David God bless you. Im sure we will meet again Hoss.

Gary Del Valle

Deputy Gary Del Valle
Bexar County Sheriff

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