Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Roger Castillo

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Reflections for Detective Roger Castillo

Roger, just to let you know we'll never forget you, my brother. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace.

Luis Perez ( Retired)
Miami-Dade Police Dept.

January 20, 2017

Missing you every day of my life.

Debbie Castillo
Your wife and soulmate

December 28, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Hey Roger, Just thinking about you buddy. you are always in our minds and prayers as well as your family. spoke to Debbie a couple of months ago . Do me a favor papo take care of my Dad while your up there. we love you brother Al

Officer Albert W. Fernandez (retired)
Miami Dade Police Dept

July 11, 2016

Another year marking the date you left us, and We miss you like if it were yesterday. I still remember your jokes and your antics and sometimes i'll just laugh by myself remembering things you would do. I sometimes wish you would have stayed on our squad and maybe things would be different. Its amazing how we take our friends for granted. Because of you i learned to love life and live every moment to the fullest. and to tell your family and friends you love them while you still have them. I thank God for having you and Debbie as my partners and as my friends. I miss you buddy and will never forget you. Love you and Debbie always

Albert W. Fernandez
Retired MDPD

February 8, 2016

Thank you Brooke, that was so beautiful. Those days are such a blur. Some things I remember and some things I have to be reminded of . I've been told it's a way of our minds protecting ourselves from such deep pain. Reading this give me peace. I'm sure we've met before but I would hate for you to be around me one day and me not acknowledge you as Beooke. I'm pretty absent minded lately so please don't leave without saying hi and saying "I'm Brooke"! Thank you so much for being by his side. He was an amazing man, husband, son, father, friend etc... The list is endless. Thank you for your words. Although your words are not nearly as beautiful as your heart. Xoxo!


January 25, 2016

I sat with Roger the entire day of his wake. I was his assigned guardian officer that day. I was there to protect him. As I sat there looking at him all day, I cried for him. I cried for his wife and children. I prayed for him, and I prayed for his family to endure a strength I knew I did not have. I had never met him in life but learned so much from him after his passing. And I thank him for that. I never left his side that entire day. I remember as we went downstairs with him, I remember feeling the anxiety of his wife and children coming. I had no words to make any of them feel better or make the pain stop. I could not concieve of anything worse. When his wife and children walked into the building, I took a deep breath. At that point I could feel how much he was loved and how important he was and it gave me peace. He mattered and his life mattered. I know how greatly he is missed and I also know how proud of his wife and kids he would be. I hope you rest in eternal peace and continue to look after your fellow officers, your wife and boys. May God bless you all.
~Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God Matthew 5:9~~

Brooke Gonzalez, Officer
Miami-Dade Police Department

January 22, 2016



Ret. TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga State Patrol

January 21, 2016

"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure" Continue to rest in peace my love.


January 21, 2016

Rest in Peace Detective Roger Castillo. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderer. Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

January 20, 2016


Civilian Barbara Bain

January 20, 2016

No matter how much time passes...

Jim Loftus
Miami-Dade Police Department (ret.)

January 20, 2016

You are remembered.


December 26, 2015

Thank you to all that have left messages recent and throughout the years. I may not respond to each one individually but, please know they are being read and greatly appreciated.

Debbie (wife)

October 19, 2015

Going on five years since you've been gone and missing you as always. Sometimes I still can't believe this happened. The boys are becoming men and it hurts so much that you are not here with us to go through all the changes, from boyhood to manhood. What keeps me going is believing that we will all be together one day again. I can't imagine never seeing you again. You will always be in my heart and very soul. Loving you forever....

Your wife and best friend.

September 23, 2015

Roger, you are always on our minds. My family always remembers your smile and laughter. I keep in touch with Debbie and see how the kids have grown! You would be proud . On days like this i miss you very much and wish i could pick up the phone and talk to you. I could always count on you to make me laugh when i was having a bad day.Now reflecting back on my career i see how good our squad was and realize you were a big reason for it. myself and my family will never forget you my friend. rest in peace.

Albert W. Fernandez
Retired MDPD

June 24, 2015

Miss and love you Roger my friend. I will always stay in touch with Anthony.

Arthur Adler

May 10, 2015

Badge#55 Sgt. BPD Explorers

Thank you! I am Debbie Castillo's first cousin and the family appreciates your reflection. Roger was definitely someone to pattern our lives against! We have a hole in the family for sure. Tomorrow marks 3 years since he was taken from us. Thank you!

Mari Cou-Martin
Debbie Castillo's cousing

January 19, 2015

Badge#55 Sgt. BPD Explorers

Mari Cou-Martin
Debbie Castillo's cousing

January 19, 2015

I come back to this memorial often to see if any recent reflections have been posted; no surprise that every time I see one that your wife, Debbie left, I am brought to tears. She writes beautifully, and with such raw emotion. You can feel her hurt and you know how deeply and just how much she misses you.

I didn't know you personally, in-fact, I don't even live in Florida. But I remember first hearing about you from HBTB documentary, and ever since then, it's not rare that I think about you; or Amanda. And especially not rare that I think of both of your families; and say a prayer.

You are not forgotten, and Debbie, if you're reading this... Remember you are never, ever alone.

Una Stamus forever, and Merry Christmas.

Badge#55 Sgt. BPD Explorers

December 25, 2014

Last night in North Miami Beach, Florida, there was a memorial for a Rabbi killed August 9, 2014, Major Plascencia who runs the Intercoastal District was there. Her husband, Det. Oscar Plascencia, killed the man who took your life and your partner, Detective Haworth. Rest in peace Detective Castillo. Your valor, commitment and honor won't be forgotten. Hope your wife and family are doing well.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 10, 2014

Roger, This doesn't get any easier. Every year I attend the Memorial at Tropical Park along with my husband (Disabled) Captain from the Hialeah Police Department. I spoke briefly to Debbie and saw your son's at their mom's side. Debbie is such a trooper she smiles and greets the colleagues that I am sure you and she knew together but I could see that she is so trying to stay strong for them and herself. She is to put it mildly an amazing woman and Police officer. Being a LEO wife for many years I have also experienced the loss of many friends and co workers. you were taken much too soon Roger I believe that you are looking down on her and the boys and thinking GREAT JOB as she reflects back on your lives together be sure of one thing. SHe misses you and loves you with all her hear and soul. RIP Roger We will meet again in the Kingdom of GOD

Lea Ann Weatherford
wife LEO Disabled Bruce Weatherford

May 14, 2014

Three years without you feels like an eternity. Love you forever and a day.

Your wife,

Ofc. Debbie Castillo
Miami-Dade PD

February 11, 2014

Remembering all the good times we had riding together and working on the same squad. Today on the 3rd anniversary of the tragic event that took you away from us, I still think sometimes that it was just a nightmare. myself and my family remember you and Debbie and the Kids constantly and are always thinking of you guys and always pray that your family stays tough! And remember that you were an excellant father, Husband, Friend And one hell of a good cop. Never forget you Roger !

Retired officer Albert W. Fernandez
Miami Dade Police Dept

January 20, 2014

Went through HQ thursday and immediately thought of you and the times in Carol City. My thoughts and prayers to Debbie and the kids.

Retired Police Officer Gregory Kral
Miami-Dade Police Department

November 16, 2013

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