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

REST IN PEACE, BROTHER
PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

April 8, 2010

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

Officer
Georgia

April 8, 2010

Rest in peace my brother. Your dedication and service will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to Hector's wife, son, family, co-workers and friends. May Luke, Joseph, Kristin and all of our fallen heroes great you with open arms. We all have one more guardian angel.

Lt. Antonio DeVaul
Maryland-National Capital Park Police

April 8, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

April 8, 2010

Hector,
RIP my brother. You always had a smile and a laugh each and every time I saw you. You helped me and the others in 4D get though our language barriers everyday. God has called you to patrol the heavens. Watch over us, as we will watch over your family. You will be missed but not forgotten. Thank you for your service. Rest easy brother, we will take it from here.

MPO K. McKenna
Cary PD , NC / Former MCPD 4D

April 8, 2010

I am the Mother-In-Law to the Cpl. Thomas Jensen who lost his life due to an accident only a month ago and I just want to say that our prayers and thoughts are with the whole Ayala family. We know that Tommy was there to meet Hector and will take wonderful care of him. They are both angels now that will take care of all of us from up above now. All our love.

Bonnie

April 8, 2010

Rest in Peace and thank you for your service, my prayers are with your family

Deputy Latour ( retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

April 8, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

April 8, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother Ayala. Gone but Never Forgotten.

Anonymous

April 8, 2010

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

April 8, 2010

Hector, I did not have the privilege of knowing you in life here on this Earth, but over the past few days I've heard just some of the many wonderful things your family, friends and co-workers have shared about you. My heart just aches for all of them, and I know how difficult the days ahead will be for everyone.

Melissa is an amazing woman who is showing incredible strength, and she's doing her best to keep your triplets safe. Her love for you is so evident.

And your little guy….he has your beautiful smile, and he will bring lots of joy to your family in the days ahead I’m sure. They will certainly be difficult days without you.

I just hate that you are no longer on this Earth to share life with your wife and raise your children together!!! Things just don't make sense sometimes and that is really frustrating!!!

You are missed by so many...your wife, your son, your parents, your little sister...and their hurt and pain is so very raw. Your co-workers are hurting, too...and they have been through so much, especially Shift 8! It is just inconceivable that they have to bury one of their own yet again.

May you rest in peace, and may your family find the strength to get through the difficult days ahead. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Stacy Cullinane Smith
Surviving Spouse of Patrolman Mickey Cullinane
Sea Isle City, NJ Police, EOW 8/26/92
AND
a proud wife of a Montgomery County, MD Police Officer (4D)

Anonymous

April 7, 2010

Officer Hector Ayala's Family, Friends and the MCPD Units are in my Prayers, thoughts and have my Heartfelt Sympathy. God Bless. So very Sorry my Brother.

Officer
Kentucky Retired

April 7, 2010

RIP brother Hector.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Ptlm D. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

April 7, 2010

To the family/friends and co-workers of Officer Hector Ayala: The risks of police work are many. Things happen so quickly. I share in your loss. In memory of Officer Ayala and God Bless you and your future.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

April 7, 2010

Your family, friends and fellow brothers/sisters of the Montgomery County Police Dept. are in our prayers. Thank you for your service! May you rest in peace Brother Ayala.

Pfc. T.E. Ott # 1724
Anne Arundel County Police

April 7, 2010

RIP, Officer Ayala. We'll take the watch from here.

Police Officer
New York

April 7, 2010

REST IN PEACE.

INVESTIGATOR BOB CAMERON
CLEVELAND HTS PD (OHIO)

April 7, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Hector Ayala, and the Montgomery County P.D. 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. Officer Ayala, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

April 7, 2010

"There is no greater love than this, to lay down one's life for another." John 15:13

Road Patrol Officer
Paw Paw, Michigan

April 7, 2010

My Prayers and thoughts are with you.

Volunteer In Police Service (VIPS)
Fairfax County Police Department

April 7, 2010

Rest in Peace

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion, Ma Police Dept

April 7, 2010

Your wife and children will never be alone. That is to say they may feel alone but I along with other surviving spouses of your fellow brothers in law enforcement will do our best to help Melissa in any way we can. We are heartbroken for her and your baby and babies to soon be born. Rest in peace knowing your family will be cared for as long as they need or want it. I am deeply saddened by your death.

Jennifer, Surviving Spouse Montgomery County Maryland

Jennifer Filer-Orsborne
Surviving Wife of a fellow brother

April 7, 2010

Hector

From what I have read here, you were an outstanding officer, father, husband and friend. Wish I had the honor to meet you.

You are a true hero. RIP

Retired Sgt.
Montgomery County Motors

April 7, 2010

My thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Thank you for your service my brother!

Deputy M. Chavez Jr.
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

April 7, 2010

My sincere condolences and prayers go to Officer Ayala's wife and family. My heart aches with them for this tragedy--I have been there.

E. Haymaker
wife of Sgt. Alan Haymaker EOW 2/22/10

April 6, 2010

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