Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Ranger Félix Rodríguez-Gomez

Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Reflections for Ranger Félix Rodríguez-Gomez

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 11, 2024

Ranger Rodriguez-Ochoa,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 23, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 4, 2018

Siempre descansa en paz. Always rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 23, 2018

Descanse en paz. Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 23, 2017

Por fin se hizo justicia mi hermano descansa en paz.

Spc. Gonzalez
US Army Retired

November 4, 2015

A hero may fall but he shall never be forgotten. My prayers go out to your childern Ranger and may you RIP now Sir.

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

February 3, 2012

I am a police officer with the Tallahassee Police Department in Florida. For the 4th year I will be riding my bicycle for 250 miles with the Police Unity Tour, Chapter VIII. I have requested to ride in honor of Ranger Felix Rodriguez-Gomez and Ranger Kenneth Betancourt-Camacho.
I can not imagine the pain that your family, friends, and co-workers must be going through, But if you plan to attend the Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil in Washington DC on Friday, May 13th, I would be honored to present you with the memory band I will be wearing in honor of Ranger Felix Rodriguez-Gomez.
Please feel free to contact me (850-284-3751) if you will be attending and I will make arrangements to meet with you. If not, I will make sure to get the memory band to the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources.
May God Bless you all and keep you safe!

Officer Michele Yown
Tallahassee Police Department, Florida

May 4, 2011

To Ranger Felix Rodriguez-Gomez, his family and his fellow officers with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural & Environmental Resources:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 23, 2011

Ranger Rodriguez,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Peurto Rico. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 25, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Ranger Rodriguez. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Felix, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Felix's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Felix's life was about so much more than the way he died. Felix will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Ranger Rodriguez, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 12, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

There are no words that can stop the pain when one hears that a brother has fallen. It does not matter what race,country, color or religion one comes from, the oath we all took made us brothers. when one is hurt we all hurt. May our Lord bring comfort to the families our brothers left behind.

Police Officer L. A. Velez
New York City Police Department

June 8, 2010

To the family and friends of Ranger Felix Rodriquez and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Felix tragically died.

To Felix's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Felix gave to his community and the citizens of Puerto Rico, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 23, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05


May 18, 2010

Vaya con Dios !

S.O. H Garcia
Federal Bureau of Prisons

May 7, 2010

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Rangers Rodríguez,

Please accept the most heartfelt condolences from the men and women of the United States Border Patrol, Douglas, AZ station.

We will not forget Ranger Rodríguez, and will continue in his stead, fighting evil for a better world. When one of us falls, all of us stumble, but we carry on in honor and memory of the fallen.

Félix, all is Code-4. Rest in peace, sir. We have it from here.

A la familia, amigos, y los compañeros de Ranger Rodríguez,

Por favor acepte las condolencias más sentidas de la estación de Douglas, Arizona de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos.

No olvidaremos a Ranger Rodríguez, y seguiremos en su lugar, luchando el mal para un mejor mundo. Cuando uno de nosotros caídas, tropezamos, pero continuamos en el honor y la memoria del caído.

Félix, todo esta Code 4. Que descanse en paz, señor. Lo tenemos de aquí.

Douglas, AZ Station
United States Border Patrol

May 4, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

April 18, 2010

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.


April 8, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ranger Felix Rodriguez, and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural & Environmental Resources. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Ranger Rodriguez, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

April 7, 2010

Our condolences go out to you for the loss of Officer Rodriguez. Our hearts are with your department and families as you honor and grieve our nation's most recent hero. With many thoughts and prayers...

CSPD Wives Association
Colorado Springs, CO

April 6, 2010

Rest In Peace, Ranger Rodriguez.

Lt T Carr

April 5, 2010

Rest in peace Ranger Rodriguez, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


April 3, 2010

I have the utmost respect for Puerto Rico law enforcement personnel. You guys go out there every day facing a criminal element who will kill you without blinking an eye lash. It is so unfortunate such a paridise can hold such deadly evil violent criminals. I hope the Federal Death penalty kicks in on this one. These animals should not have been taken alive in the first place. God bless the families of the two young warriors.

Deputy Sheriff Doug Cruz
Martin County Sheriff's Office (FL)

April 1, 2010

Que Descanse en Paz Hermano Boriqua, Y que Dios Bendiga a Tu Familia.

Cpl. Richie Vargas #1833
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

April 1, 2010

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Ranger Rodriguez. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

March 31, 2010

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