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

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of this fallen officer. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Another HERO taken too soon. Thank you Sir for protecting the citizens of Arizona. You will never be forgotten and will always be remembered as a HERO. May You Rest In Peace Sir.

diane Waynant Murray
Sister of Fallen Officer Brian Waynant EOW 3/1/10

July 31, 2010

Rest In Peace Brother

Austin Koval
Federal Officer

July 31, 2010

There was silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod, as the policeman waited quietly for the judgement of his God. Step forward now policeman you've borne your burdens well,come walk a beat on heavens streets you've completed your duty so well.
May God Bless the Ledesma family and all Officers involved.

Rebecca Emary
Chandler Officers Wife

July 31, 2010

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

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Texas PD

July 31, 2010

Thank you for your dedication and service. You will always be remembered.

Your fellow U/C's.

Delaware State Police
Sussex Drug Unit

July 31, 2010

REST IN PEACE BROTHER AND GOD BLESS THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND
THE THIN BLUE LINE WILL BE HERE FOR YOU ALL.

PTL DAVE DWYER
MELROSE,MA POLICE

July 30, 2010

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and the Chandler PD.

Lt. David Bishop
Buncombe County Sheriff's Office-Asheville, NC

July 30, 2010

god bless

dj

July 30, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with our Brothers and Sisters at Chandler PD and with the families of the officers involved.

AZ Narc

July 30, 2010

My heart goes out to this family. Officer Ledesma put his life on the line for all of us. You and your family our in my prayers.

D. Powell
mother of Phoenix officer

July 30, 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 whose 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 (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Department, Columbia, SC

July 30, 2010

You will be missed brother, watch down on us and keep us safe. We will take care of your wife and kids bro, worry not. Love ya man

Officer
Chandler Pd

July 30, 2010

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Police Officer Carlos Ledesma. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

July 30, 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

July 30, 2010

Rest in peace Brother.....my thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the CPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

July 30, 2010

Reat Easy Brother ....you duty done

David Langston

July 30, 2010

Rest in Peace Ofc. Ledesma. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Ofc. Baca #10355
Mesa P.D.

July 30, 2010

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Ledesma;

Please know that during this difficult and tragic time that your brother's and sister's in Law Enforcement are mourning this tragic loss with you. Every time a Police Officer Dies, a little of all of us go with them. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of god. Matthew 5:9

Officer Ledesma, Rest in Peace Brother we have the watch from here!

Fellow Arizona Police Officer

July 30, 2010

My heart and prayers are with the Ledesma family, the Chandler PD, family and friends of this fine Officer. May God be with you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

Anonymous

July 30, 2010

To the friends and family of Officer Carlos Ledesma,
It is a sad day when an officer loses their life while serving their community and this is certainly no exception. We are very grateful for his service. God bless.

Respectfully,
Session 49
Zone 5 Police Academy, NY

Session 49
Zone 5 Police Academy, NY

July 30, 2010

To the family, friends, & co-workers of Detective Ledesma, I am so very sorry that you have to grieve the loss of this brave man.

To the Chandler Police Department - thank you for all your hard work and dedication to protecting the residents and keeping the city safe. You are appreciated.

Rest in Peace Detective.
~

The McConky Family
former Chandler, AZ residents

July 30, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers our with the family of Officer Ledesma and his department. May the peace of God that passes all understnding be your support during this time.

Chaplain Bill Upton
Tooele City PD

July 30, 2010

I will be praying the family and fellow officers of Officer Ledesma. Rest in Peace.

Matthew 5:9

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God."

Donella
Wife of a TCSO Deputy (Tazewell, VA)

July 30, 2010

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

July 30, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother Carlos.

Officer Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

July 30, 2010

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