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Deputy Sheriff Jacob Rene Rayos

Reeves County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 11, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jacob Rene Rayos

Deputy Sheriff Rayos,
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 Reeves County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 11, 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

Hey Jacob even after all this time I still can't believe you are gone...It hurts so bad watching our beautiful kids grow and you not here to join in on the changes...Our daughter is a sophomore in college can you believe it??!! She is doing so great and is growing into a beauty just like mama!! And your one and only son is a sophomore in high school growing more and more each day looking more like you..He is so handsome and I know you would be so proud of everything he does..Even though you are not physically here I know you watch over our babies and hold your head up high for all they are becoming...I miss our talks and I will never forget yo.
Luv u always and

His only wife
#1 baby mamma

February 7, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the two 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. 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 11, 2012



March 30, 2012



March 30, 2012

I will never forget Jacob for i see his smile in my son everyday... He looks down on me through his daughters eyes... When you lose someone no matter what kind of relationship you have it still hurts and even sometimes to leave things unresolved hurts worse...I love you "wakko" and i always will..I was always proud of you,sorry i never got the chance to tell you... Look after our babies and always know you will never be forgotten...

Rest in peace Love,me

March 21, 2012

Gracias hermano por tu servicio a tu pubico. Que encuentres la paz que nos prométe el Señor.
Mi mas sentido pésame a tu familia.
Dascansa en paz mi hermano. Nos veremos en el cielo!

Sgt Wilfredo Rivera
Puerto Rico Police Department

June 19, 2011

This year I participated in the Police Unity Tour. I choose to honor Deputy Rayos on this three hundred mile bicycle ride. Our journey started in New Jersey and ended at the Memorial wall in Washington DC. Deputy Rayos's name is engraved upon this wall. It was a great honor to ride in your memory. I have a blue bracelet bearing his name, agency and EOW in which I wore through the entire ride. I would very much like to mail this to his family as I did not find them at the memorial. If anyone can help me, please contact the Taylor County Sheriff Office @ 325 674 1300. God Bless all of you and be safe :)

Deputy Katherine Handy
Taylor County Sheriff Office

May 16, 2011

To Deputy Jacob R. Rayos, his family and his fellow officers with the Reeves County Sheriif's Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

April 11, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Rayos,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Reeves County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 27, 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 Deputy Rayos. 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 Jacob, 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 Jacob's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jacob's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jacob will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Rayos, 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)

October 11, 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

To the family and friends of Deputy Jacob Rayos and his fellow deputies:

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

To the Rayos 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 Jacob gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 11, 2010.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 25, 2010

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Rayos,

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

We will not forget Deputy Rayos, 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.

Jacob, all is Code-4. Rest in Peace, sir. We have it from here.

Douglas, AZ Station
United States Border Patrol

May 4, 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

May 3, 2010

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

May 3, 2010

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Jacob Rayos~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you and rest in peace, Deputy Sheriff Rayos.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

May 3, 2010

Rest in Peace, Thank you for your service.

Maria Perez

April 29, 2010

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


April 25, 2010

Rest in peace my brother, u will not be forgotten. Ur family will be in my prayers.

Police Officer II

April 25, 2010

Thank you for your service. Your Family, Friends and co-workers at Reeves County Sheriff's Department will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace Deputy.

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office (FL)

April 23, 2010



April 23, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones during this very trying time. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and closed friends. You are a true hero and heroes never died, you will not be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 23, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother...

Sgt. R. Gregson
BART Police Department, CA.

April 20, 2010

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