Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

From the Archuleta family we pray for comfort and peace. Saw your son's service and by what was said your son and ours are in heaven worshipping their creator. Love to you all with deepest sympathy.
May they RIP.

Linda Archuleta mother of:
Deputy Daniel Archuleta
Kern Co Sheriff Dept.
E.O.W. September 12, 2004

Anonymous

November 17, 2010

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

Deputy Sheriff
San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept., CA - Victorville City Station

November 17, 2010

On behalf of the Italian American Police Association of Illinois and the Italian American War Veterans Association we thank you so much for your service to our country. May God bless you and your family.

President Anthony Langone
Italian American Police Association of Illinois

November 16, 2010

Thank you, Officer Bonaminio. Rest easy brother.

Agent
U.S. Border Patrol

November 16, 2010

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND THE COMMUNITY. I HOPE THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE ROTS IN HELL. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

November 16, 2010

Hey Ryan, Just came back from your service at Riverside National Cemetery. I'm not an Officer I volunteer with Semper Fi. #1 MHD. The service was Great, Van Buren Blvd was lined with people with flags and signs. At the service was 1,000's of officers. You are our Hero that risked his life serving his country, and gave his life serving his community.

THANK YOU!

Cpl. Randy A McGarvey
Semper Fi #1 Memorial Honor Detail

November 16, 2010

I want to thank Officer Bonaminio for his service to both our country and our city. I am keeping his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
From the heart,
Ellen Coleman

Ellen Coleman
Riverside citizen

November 16, 2010

Dear Family of RYAN,
and his fellow officers,

Deeply saddened for your loss. Thinking of you all with much love and prayers.

Mom of Pasadena Police Officer

SHIRLEY OBRIEN
FRIEND TO ALL POLICE OFFICERS/FAMILIES

November 16, 2010

Thankyou for serving our country and for trying to keep our streets safe..You will never be forgotten and forever in everyones hearts and prayers..My brother went through the acadamy with Ryan and what a bleesing it was for my brother to go through it with such a dedicated man to serve us in many ways..
Forever in our hearts..RIP

Michele Fortier
Riverside, CA

November 16, 2010

Officer Bonaminio,

You answered the call twice by serving your country and community. May you rest in peace.

Sgt. C

Sgt. C
Marine Corps Police Department Barstow

November 16, 2010

Thank you for your service and my prayers are with your family.

Deputy Latour ( retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

November 16, 2010

My condolences go out to this country, your family, friends and citizens of Riverside, for we have lost a great person. You are a true hero in my eyes. I know you will be in heaven looking down and protecting us fellow officers. Thank you for your service. You will be missed. Rest In Peace my Brother.

Deputy Sheriff
Riverside County Sheriff's Department

November 16, 2010

I did not know Officer Bonaminio, but he was known by a friend of mine. I have 2 brothers in the police force myself, so my heart goes out to the friends and family of every officer who has fallen in the line of duty. My condolences. I am truly for for the loss of this young man.

Anonymous

November 15, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Bonaminio. Your brothers and sisters at RPD will never forget you or the sacrifice you made for this great city of ours.

Anonymous

November 15, 2010

Our condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of this officer.
Rest in peace.....

Officer Brewer - Retired
KPD Washington State

November 15, 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 Dept., Columbia, SC

November 14, 2010

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived."

Gen. George S. Patton.

Sergeant Michael Lowry
University of Colorado Police at Boulder

November 14, 2010

I am so overwhelmingly sorry to the family, friends, co-workers, and community of Officer Bonaminio. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. The world is now less.

Thank you for all you did.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

November 13, 2010

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

November 13, 2010

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

November 13, 2010

OFFICER RYAN BONAMINIO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY AND YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR DEDICATION TO DUTY AMPLIFIES THE TYPE OF MAN YOU WERE AND YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY ALL. MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SACRIFICES AND WHEN YOU PASSED AMERICA LOST A TRUE HERO.

AL LLANOS
FRESNO PD RET.

November 13, 2010

To the family of Officer Bonaminio,

When I received the news, 1100 miles away from Riverside, my heart fell so heavy for the loss of this great man. You see, my father was a Riverside Police officer and died in the line of duty on November 13, 1974. Although it is 36 years later, to the day, my life will never be the same after such a horrific tragedy. Your family will continue to be in my prayers for many years to come.

Tamela Walters

November 13, 2010

Rest in eternal peace dear brother. My heart and my prayers go out to the family and to the friends of this fine and honorable officer. Your Watch will be carried on in the fine tradition you served. 'til we meet again in the presence of those who have served and gone on before us. God bless.

Margaret Hood
Citizen Watch

November 13, 2010

RIP Officer Bonaminio

Anonymous

November 13, 2010

You will be greatly missed. You gave the ultimate sacrifice not just to your community but to your country. We are grateful for your sacrifice and commitment to your profession and truly a good person at heart. God bless.

Correctional Officer~CIM/CIW
California Department of Corrections

November 13, 2010

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