Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Hector Ismael Ayala

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, April 4, 2010

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Reflections for Sergeant Hector Ismael Ayala

Officer Sergeant Hector Ismaelc Aylal gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Officer Sergeant Hector Ismael Ayala for all you did, Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Civilian Supporter

April 4, 2022

Police Officer Sergeant Hector Ismael Ayala gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Officer Sergeant Hector Ismael Ayala for all you did,
Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel BlitzMontgomery County, MD (Resident)Thankful Citizen

April 14, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 4, 2021

In Honor And Respect, Sergeant Hector Ayala, Sir, Thank You For Your Dedicated Service... Peace And Blessings To The Family Of Sergeant Ayala, To His Blue Family And All Who Knew Him... Rest In Eternal Peace, Sergeant Hector Ayala...

Gail Mercado

April 4, 2021

Hard to believe it has been 11 years. You were the first one to greet me on my first day at the Wheaton station. Your personality made everyone like you and felt like they were instantly a friend. There were many police habits that I learned from you that shaped how I policed early on. I think about you and your family often. I hope and pray that both you up in heaven, and them here on earth are doing OK. I miss you man.

Former midnight colleague
Montgomery County Police

April 4, 2021

Rest easy in heaven on your 10 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

April 4, 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

September 30, 2018

Miss your bigger then life smile and attitude buddy. Thanks for watching over all of us.

PO3 Travis Young
Penn State University Police

April 4, 2016

We miss you brother. You will never be forgotten.

Shift 7 Anonymous Officer

April 25, 2015

May he rest in Jesus loving arms..... Psalm91:1

Ret/Detective Carlos Aviles,Jr.

April 4, 2015

Sgt Ayala,

I was fortunate enough to meet your wife and children while partaking in the police unity tour. I am honored to have met your wonderful family and to see the amazing support throughout our law enforcement family. You and your family will forever be in my prayers. God Bless.

Police Unity Tour

May 13, 2014

Thinking of you today and remembering the times you made me smile and laugh. Stay safe up there! and I am saying a prayer for Melissa and your children.

Shift 8
Montgomery County Police Department

April 4, 2014

Thinking of you and your family today.


December 6, 2013

Sgt Ayala even though I never really knew you, I met you so many times in passing! I would see you in district court and numerous times sat next to each other and chatted briefly. When i heard the news of your passing I was saddened, and heart broken! I speak to so many county officers and they had great things to say about you! Today was the law enforcement 5k and so many of you friends, family, and co-workers were there supporting you it was awesome! You are never forgotten brother! My family and I pray for you and your family every night.

Pfc E. Mueller
Takoma Park Police

May 12, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary year 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 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

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

April 4, 2012

It's been a long time since I've been here, but you and your family are often in my thoughts and prayers. Can't believe we are nearing 2 years without you.

I hope you are getting a lot of joy watching over your kids. You don't have to worry - even though they will not know you, your kids will know about you and the hero you were.

Continue watching over your brothers and sisters. RIP my brother.


December 29, 2011

To the family and friends of Sgt Hector Ismael Ayala,

As a wife of a police officer and a mom, my heart breaks for your loss.
Melissa, you are an inspiration. Truly. And so is Hector.
I pray that you continue to find solace and great joy in your beautiful family.
May God himself comfort, protect, and watch over you and each of your little ones today and beyond.

Officer's Wife
Montgomery County Police

October 18, 2011

You are my roll model brother

State Police Explorer MDM

October 5, 2011

Not a day goes by that I dont think about you Ayala. I miss your smile and your laugh. The kids are big and beautiful. You would of had a ball with your little clan. I talk to them about you everyday. Please continue to watch over me and the kids. Watch over your brothers and sisters who continue to serve. I would give anything to see and hold you just one more day. I love you infinity and beyond...

Melissa Ayala

September 20, 2011

Hector, I am sitting here wide awake thinking about you and your family this morning. I cannot believe we are now working into the second year of loosing you brother. I wish I could go back into work and hear you over the air calling out, 8L22. You are sincerely missed, I know you are standing at the doorway of heaven watching over Melissa and your 4 little ones. God bless you Hector, we miss you


September 9, 2011


Your wife planned a beautiful day of tribute and respect for you on the anniversary of your death. We stood together in the church and together at the crash site and cried over the loss. We just cannot believe that it is real, that you are really gone. Sometimes it just seems like this is all a bad dream and that one day you will come back and the whole last year will be a really bad dream.

But we know that it is true. But know this - we miss you and are holding up your family in our prayers and in our arms. We carry you in our hearts always.

May you RIP.


April 21, 2011

To Sgt. Hector Ayala, his family and his fellow officers with the Montgomery County Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

April 4, 2011

Thinking of you brother.


April 4, 2011

Thinking of you brother.


April 4, 2011


Exactly 1 year ago, you made the ultimate sacrifice, mi amigo. I remember, like it was yesterday, getting the phone call and couldn't believe it. I still miss having you translate the breath tests for me- you were one of a kind!! I went in today and helped clean the front of the station, so that it looks respectable for your family and friends who may stop by tomorrow. It was the least I could do to try and help honor you, my friend.

As I always ask when I leave a note here, please look after my friend Mike Nickerson and our friend Luke Hoffman and make sure you all keep an eye on us from time to time. We continue to carry on the watch and will never forget!!!

Detective Jeff Bunge
Montgomery County Police - 4D

April 4, 2011

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