Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Carlos Luciano Ledesma

Chandler Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Carlos Luciano Ledesma

To The Family of Officer Ledesma,

I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to all of the family. Although I have never met Officer Ledesma, I have worked for many years with his mother Dora at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, CA. I know there are no words to write that will take away the pain you are feeling at this time. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Danae Sharp, RN
Stockton, CA

Danae Sharp, RN
Dameron Hospital, Stockton, CA

August 2, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Officer Ledesma and may they know you will never be forgotten. Thank you Officer Ledesma for your dedicated service to the people of Arizona and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

August 2, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Carlos Ledesma as well as to the Chandler Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Ledesma!

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP-Service, Traffic Unit

August 2, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten!

Deputy
Baldwin County Sheriff's Office

August 2, 2010

Thank you for your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Virginia

August 2, 2010

Thank-you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

August 2, 2010

Rest in Peace brother , my prayers are with your family and department.

Deputy Latour ( retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

August 2, 2010

A Policeman is a composite of what all men are I guess, a mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.
Gulled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are "news". What that really means is that they are exceptional, they are unusual, they are not commonplace.
Buried under the frost is the fact: and the fact is that less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit that uniform. And that is a better average than you'd find among clergy men!
What is a policeman? He, of all men, is at once the most needed and the most wanted. A strangely nameless creature who is "sir" to his face and "pig or worse" behind his back
He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.
But...If the policeman is neat, he's conceited; if he's careless, he's a bum. If he's pleasant, he's flirt ;if he is not, he's a grouch.
He must make an instant decision which would require months for a lawyer to make.
But...If he hurries, he's careless; if he's deliberate, he's lazy. He must be first to an accident and infallible with his diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and, above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp. Or expect to be sued.
The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit where it doesn't hurt. He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being "brutal". If you hit him, he's a coward. If he hits you, he's a bully.
A policeman must know everything-and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake.
A policeman, from a single human hair, be able to describe the crime, the weapon and the criminal- and tell you where the criminal is hiding.
But...If he catches the criminal, he's lucky; if he doesn't, he's a dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull; if he doesn't, he's a dullard. The policeman must chase a bum lead to a dead-end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen-but refuses to remember. He runs files, writes reports, until his eyes ache to build a case against some felon who will get dealt out by a shameless shamemess or a honorable who isn’t honorable
The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentleman.
And, of course, he'd have to be genius....For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary.

"Paul Harvey Policeman"

FTO
MCSO

August 2, 2010

Thank you for protecting and serving our community.

God Bless your family for letting you live your dream.
Knowing that one day you may save a life, one day you may take a life and one day you may give your life.

Thoughts and prayers are with your family, we will support them as we know how.

Blessings Brother RIP.

Officer
Scottsdale Police Department

August 1, 2010

RIP brother.

Q132
Fed

August 1, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

August 1, 2010

For Police Officer Carlos Ledesma:

All law enforcement positions come with a degree of risk. Most of us might agree that the undercover officer takes special risks in a capacity other than the uniformed officer or detective. Special investigative qualities are always required, and the sudden confrontations involving deadly violence are not uncommon. We regret that our brother Carlos would lose his life while bravely fighting the drug war. We are thankful that those who assisted him were able to survive.

We pray for Carlos's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days that lie ahead.

I am proud to render Officer Carlos Ledesma a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

August 1, 2010

Officer Ledesma, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

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

August 1, 2010

RIP Carlos, your brothers in Iowa will not forget!

Deputy Dale Baruth
Emmet County Sheriff Office, IA

August 1, 2010

Rest well brave Officer. Thank you for your dedication, commitment and service. Prayers for your family and the Chandler PD. You are all heroes. God bless.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev. 21:4

Dad of a Deputy

August 1, 2010

My brother, God bless you, your family and your mates. You are a genuine hero. Thank you for standing between good and evil. Born and raised in the Valley, I remember when I entered law enforcement and learned of DPS officer Manny Tapia being killed during the same situation on January 8 1991. This work is dangerious and citizens sleep easy at night knowing rough men stand ready on their watch to protect them. Thanks again for that protection. Rest easy my borther, we got the watch from here.

CPT C. Smith
Ft Bragg Police, NC

August 1, 2010

Officer Ledesma you are a hero. Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. God bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

August 1, 2010

Torn, heart ripped pain over our loss. Carlos was a brother to us. He practically lived in my brothers house with his 8 boys and everyone thought he was their son too. He accepted us as his sisters and brothers, his family shared him with us for many years. He was just here in Calif. a couple months ago showing off his wife and kids. He is in God's hands and so is his family. We will be driving from Stockton, CA for his services, he was our brother and his family is our family. Thanks to his parents and wife for sharing such a fine, and highly honored friend, brother, son, and Officer. Too you, Carlos, we salute you! Love to the family, and every officer that is out there to protect us through the help of the Lord Jesus Christ, we salute you also. Our prayers are with you, and family will always be family!!

Joyce Vaughn
Extended Family

August 1, 2010

Gos Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

August 1, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Ledesma as well as the brotherhood at Chandler Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

July 31, 2010

GOD BLESS OFFICER LEDESMA MAY YOU REST IN PEACE, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, YOUR MEMORIES WILL LIVE ON THROUGH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS CO WORKERS, AS YOU PATROL THE STREETS OF GOLD MAY YOU SREAD YOUR WINGS WIDE AND PROTECT THOSE YOU LEFT BEHIND, TAKEN TO SOON, ALWAYS AT GODS SPEED YOUR SISTER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

DEPUTY
JACKSON CO SO OHIO

July 31, 2010

Rest easy my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is now over. I pray God will take care of your Family, and loved ones as you are gone from us.......

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

July 31, 2010

RIP brother, God bless you, your family and CPD.

056
JPD, MI

July 31, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother, we have the Watch from here...keep an eye on us from above

Officer
Phoenix PD Brother in Blue

July 31, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Officer Ledesma during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol
FCPD, VA

July 31, 2010

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