Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Philip Dennis Ortiz

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Officer Philip Dennis Ortiz

Rest In Peace

ACRES
SCOTT COUNTY TN

June 23, 2010

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 23, 2010

RIP Brother. Please accept our gratitude for your service and sacrifice as well as our sincere condolences to your family & co-workers. I hope you continue to watch over us as we continue your work.

Cpl. Sean Wm. Kille
Maryland Natural Resources Police

June 23, 2010

Rest in Peace. Our hears go out to the Ortiz family.

Chief James Bensley
Garden City, Idaho, Police Depat.

June 23, 2010

Sorry about the lost.

Adrian Murph y
n/a

June 23, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over. God please watch over, and tend to the loved ones left behind.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

June 23, 2010

Rest in Peace Sir..............

Offc. Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Texas PD

June 23, 2010

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.
By
Ron Walker

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

June 23, 2010

To the family of Officer Phillip Ortiz, Your husband, Father, and Son went out every day trying to make our state a safer place to live. If every man tried to do the same thing every day tragedies like this would never happen. May God comfort and bless you in the days to come. He was a Hero!!

Anonymous

June 23, 2010

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.
By
Ron Walker

May God be with everyone!!!!

Anonymous

June 23, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Ortiz. Thank you for your service to your community. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed.

Kathy B
Citizen

June 23, 2010

Phil-

Looking at your memorial, I see that we got on the job at the same age...rest in peace my brother, we'll take the watch from here, keep an eye on us from above

Policeman
Brother in Blue, Phoenix PD

June 23, 2010

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Officer Philip Ortiz~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, Officer Ortiz.

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

June 23, 2010

Off Ortiz, may you rest in peace our brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

June 23, 2010

On behalf of the 6,183 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Ortiz’s family as well as the members of the California Highway Patrol. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

June 23, 2010

May you rest in peace sir. We pray that your family, friends, and co-workers are given the strength to get them through this most difficult time.

Officer Garcia
Los Angeles Police Department

June 23, 2010

Officer Ortiz,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

June 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Ortiz. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of California will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIP Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

June 23, 2010

I was on the 405 that morning and remember the incredible response from fellow officers. The brotherhood of law enforcement officers is one that can never be broken. May Officer Ortiz's family find God's peace and mercy at this difficult time.

Chaplain Daniel Murray
Emergency Services Chplain

June 23, 2010

Rest in Peace my brother,you are in Gods hands now and he will peotect you

Retired Chris Patrick

June 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, the California Highway Patrol, and the brothers and sisters in uniform across the State of California and the nation. We share your grief in the loss of this guardian angel. May you always rest in the arms of the angels, sir. We will not forget.

Peggy Parker
Fort Worth, TX

June 23, 2010

RIP Brother...

Ptlm. M. Thomas
Foster Twp. Police (PA)

June 23, 2010

Rest in Peace Motorman. You will not be forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

June 23, 2010

Rest in peace Brother Philip.

Officer Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

June 23, 2010

REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF E.J. MORRIS
RANDOLPH MO P.D.

June 23, 2010

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.