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Corporal Cesar Velazquez

Hainesville Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, May 15, 2009

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Reflections for Corporal Cesar Velazquez

Rest in peace Corporal Velazquez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 15, 2020

I knew Chico for 20+ years-professionally and personally. I loved him, as did my family. He was a great cop, fantastic father, and was truly kind. I miss him.

Marcus Melnick
Former law enforcement

May 15, 2019

Cpl Velasquez,
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 Hainesville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 15, 2019

Not a day goes by without you on my mind. Although we never got the chance to meet, I see all the best of you shine through Victor.
Thank you for sharing your best friend with me, as I now get to call him husband. You'd be so proud of him and the man he has become. I hope the life and family we've started together has you smiling from above.
Don't worry - Victor is still a White Sox fan and we will forever call it Sox Park.

We love you. We miss you everyday. "Always on our minds and forever in our hearts"

Elizabeth Velazquez

October 2, 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

Cesar, my best man and very best friend. I think of you often and as you know we visit in my dreams. I have many people in my life but no one will ever replace you. I will never forget you and take comfort in knowing that we will be together again one day in the presence of God. Until then, rest in peace.

Michael Medina Police Officer
Chicago Police Department (Friend)

April 3, 2018

I miss him too Ali, your Dad was my Coworker, friend and brother. If you or your Mom need anything, please dont hesitate to contact me. Larry Harkey.

Larry Harkey
Former Hainesville Officer #007

January 14, 2018

i miss you dad, I'm in 8th grade now, i changed to a catholic school and I have made a lot of new friends. I'm in the advanced classes and still going up, me and mom miss you a lot.

Ali Velazquez

September 27, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. May your memory always live on with your loved ones.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 15, 2017

Corporal Velazquez's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-9-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

January 9, 2017

Cpl. Velasquez,
On today, the 9th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hainesville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 15, 2016

Had the pleasure of meeting "Officer Chico" many times when I was with the Village of Skokie ESDA. He was a super friendly officer, one that really earned a lot of people's respect. I'm still in shock over his passing.

RIP Officer Chico, and thank you for your service.

Former Skokie ESDA Greg Leeb

May 15, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 15, 2015

Never forgotten, Always Loved. Until we meet again
(and we will! )... Peace, my dear friend.

nancy a sweet

May 15, 2014

Thinking of you and missing you my friend during this Police Week and always. So many "funny" stories I retell, from Skokie PD involve you! You were a loveable, fabulous friend PITA! RIP

Emergency Communications Coord
College of Lake County Police Dept

May 13, 2014

Not a day goes by when I don't remember you. I laugh when I think of all the fun we had working together and feel sad that you are no longer with us. Miss you my friend and my brother

Officer Larry Harkey
Albany Wisconsin (formally Hainesville)

April 29, 2013

Rest in Peace, Corporal Velazquez. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 3rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their refletions.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 16, 2012

Rest in peace, sir. Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated.

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. Proverbs 14:32

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

former 4-H Happy Tails member

October 26, 2010


It was a pleasure knowing since I was a kid and you were my DARE officer. It's too bad I never had the chance to work with you at SPD. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer P. Panizo
Skokie Police Department

May 19, 2010

Corporal Velazquez, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

May 15, 2010

To Cpl. Cesar Velazquez, his family and his fellow officers with the Hainesville Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

May 15, 2010

Hey Chico. Had the honor of attending your services and meeting your family. You were a great professor and Officer. It was a pleasure knowing you. May you RIP and your family find comfort.

Det. Jason Harden
Hanover Park IL

May 11, 2010

I ran in the National Police Week Memorial Run today in Washington DC. Officer Velazquez's name was on my bib, and I ran in his name as did several others. I am so sorry for his loss. I was honored to run today and wanted to express that and my appreciation for his service and dedication.

Marilyn Fancher
Washington DC

Runner in the National Police Week Memorial 5K

May 8, 2010

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