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Police Officer Ryan Patrick Bonaminio

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, November 7, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Ryan Patrick Bonaminio

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 9, 2024

Rest In Peace, Officer. Thank you for your service and sarifice.

Ross Jackson
Grateful Citizen

November 10, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Bonaminio.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 17, 2020

God Bless the lives and the Ultimate Sacrifice that at least these two officers made from the RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Police Officer, Ryan Bambinio
Police Officer, Crain
Thank You for giving up your lives to "Protect and Serve the people of the City of Riverside!
Your lives will never be forgotten! And always will be embedded into my Story! (Venom's Circle) I'm proud to have you inside of it! Y'all helped me make history together! And hopefully your Sacrifice and Story will lead to the Return Of of Venom's Nobel Peace Prize, that I dedicate particially to y'all and every Good Law Abiding Police Officer out there! Again May God Bless you and your entire Family, Friends, and Department for there lost!
100% Proof Love from soon to be former Federal Investigator for the (Dept. Of Justice 4 CA)
Venom Justice Xavier

Lead Federal Investigator V. Xavier
Dept. Of Justice 4 CA Washington DC

August 26, 2020

Miss you bud you where a great friend great guy 08-09 Iraq 812th mp still feels like yesterday I got the call rest easy

Sgt Clark Douglas
1-102nd infantry 812th mp2006-2015

January 1, 2020

You are heavy on my mind today as I reflect on your service and sacrifice for your family, community and the state. Never Forgotten!

Sgt. M. Fender
Irvine PD, Irvine Ca.

November 7, 2019

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

October 2, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 7th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 7, 2017

There are very few days that don't cross my mind, even all these years. You impacted me in life, and continue to do so after your passing. Your heart, true. Your example, shining.

Rest well.

Shawn Guay
- -

November 7, 2017

I did not know Hero Bonaminio, but his story always left a impact on me. I don't know why we as humans want to inflict so much pain on each other. Ryan's memory will always be with me, never forgotten......

American Dave Mystery

December 11, 2016

I did not know officer Bonaminio. But I DO know he did not deserve what he got. He was probably a good guy with friends and a close inner circle. The guy who did this should have been skinned alive. But I imagine he received the next best thing. RIP homeboy. May the wind always be
at your back.

just a brotha who cares

November 29, 2016

It's been six years since you made the ultimate sacrifice, Officer Bonaminio, and you are still remembered and missed to this day. My heartfelt condolences go out to your friends and family and to the brave men and women of the Riverside Police Department.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona, and supporter of law enforcement

November 7, 2016

Still hard to believe, after five years, Ryan. You are missed, every day.

Mike Millhouse

November 7, 2015

My Dearest RyBoy,

If Love alone could have spared you,
You would have lived forever.

My heart is forever broken.

Gerri Bonaminio
Mother of Officer Ryan Patrick Bonaminio

November 7, 2015

Your courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Police officer 2 David Martin

September 15, 2015

Brother... Before I was a cop I remember you responding to my church to take a burg report. You were very professional. You left me your business card with your phone number and I still have it today. You made the ultimate sacrifice and you will never be forgotten. THIN BLUE LINE!

Police Officer D Sims

March 8, 2015

Please watch my little girl in heaven. I never met you but you seem like a good cop

G Miranda

November 27, 2014

Oh Ryan what I wouldn't do to have you back with us. Please keep an eye on us and feel free to stop by anytime. You are missed more than words can discribe. Until we meet again...

Detective John Enriquez
University of California Riverside Police Department

October 7, 2014

Ryan, we think of you and your family often. We keep them in our prayers. My husband attended HS with you and also joined the army and law enforcement. Whenever we are in town we try to visit you. My kids ask who we are visiting and I tell them it is daddy's classmate from school. They love helping me set the flowers for you.
You will never ever be forgotten. Rest in Peace Ryan.

Wife of an LAPD Officer

August 24, 2014

I miss you so much RyBoy. Visited today Sunday just like all Sundays but today was so breathtaking as the Riverside National Cemetery was a sea of US of A flags for Memorial Day. You are in such great company RyBoy. You are all Heroes.

Gerri Bonaminio
Proud Mother of Officer Ryan Bonaminio

May 25, 2014

Still haven't forgotten your story Bro. Keep watch over us.


April 1, 2014

Thinking about you today, my friend.


December 5, 2013

You are missed every day, Ryan.


November 8, 2013

Ryan, thanks for your service, you are still missed by all in the law enforcement family. You've now been serving and protecting the streets of gold for three years. May God Bless your family and our family in blue. Officer Bonaminio 10-8 through the gates of heaven.


November 7, 2013

I recently had to write an essay on what my explorer post means to me. Officer Bonaminio's name comes up several times.

I would like to share it with everyone here.

Integrity. Discipline. Honor. Courage. These words are only a small fraction of terms that express my commitment in the Explorer program. My involvement in the explorer program started shortly after the passing of Officer Ryan Bonaminio in December of 2010. As a young high school student, I believed that I had an understanding of Public Service in the eyes of a JROTC cadet. However, Officer Bonaminio’s career as an MP in the Army and an Officer for the Riverside Police Department showed me something new. Officer Bonaminio showed me that there is a higher calling than just simple community service. I personally want to help people in my community so that they feel safe. For men and women in Law Enforcement to lay down their own lives for the lives of the citizens of our country, is something that takes the will of a strong individual. This pledge to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder is now my calling. The sacrifices made by men and women like Ryan Bonaminio is the reason why we are here today living are lives peacefully. A thin blue line protecting the prey from the predators. In service to others is a philosophy that I have adopted in my life from a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy. This philosophy reflects me and the profession of Law Enforcement. We are servants to the public. We keep them safe and help them live out their lives without the fear of evil closing in on them. We are here to put others before ourselves. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13. What does the Explorer Program mean to me? It means fulfilling my dream of becoming a peace officer one day and following in the footsteps of the courageous officers before me.

Explorer Sgt. B. Geiger
Riverside Police Department

August 18, 2013

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