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

I am so sorry for your loss. It seems like every single day I get an alert where another officer has lost their life because of some idiot. Because someone is too stupid to obey the laws. I live my dream through all of you who put on the gun and badge everyday and go out to protect and serve. Thank you so much for all you did detective Castillo, you will always be remembered and loved.

Kristy from West Virginia
someone who loves & respects law officers

January 20, 2011

May the Lord bless and keep your family safe, Detective Castillo. You were truly a servant/warrior to your community. Although your death was untimely, may you rest in peace eternally with your fellow warriors.

SGT MB Fuller
Retired DKPD, Decatur, GA

January 20, 2011

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

James Clendening
Glades County Sheriffs Office

January 20, 2011

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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 20, 2011

My heart and prayers are with Mrs. Castillo and the boys tonight as they begin the long journey of rebuilding their lives. May these boys continue to grow up and know that we will never forget their dad, a HERO who will live forever...

God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 20, 2011

God has your record of love, devotion, service, heroism and integrity inscribed in gold in His journal of outstanding law officers. Your brothers nad sisters left behind will miss your guidance and your spirit. They will keep your name and outstanding traits alive in memory of your community for years to come and they will care for your family. God's blessings will fall upon those left behind in your name. Rest in peace brother. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

January 20, 2011

May you rest in peace Det. Roger Castillo, Terry Granato


January 20, 2011

Deepest of sympathies to Det. Castillo's family.

Former Police Officer

January 20, 2011

Rest in peace, thanks for fighting the good fight.

Reserve Deputy Michael Grimler (Former)
Orange County (CA) Sheriff's Department

January 20, 2011

Please accept my family's deepest condolences on the loss of Detective Castillo. What a sad day this is to lose two dedicated officers of the law. Please know that we are thinking of you and all of your family at this most difficut time . Praying that God blesses you with the strength and courage to face the days ahead. Sending our love.....

Jennifer Mayo
Sister of fallen Deputy Hilery A. Mayo Jr. EOW 6/09/07

January 20, 2011

You are with God, no more pain to be inflicted by evail mankind. We mourn for you all worldwide. May God bless and keep all those you cherished and loved. With extreme sorrow, peace be with you, angel of God.

Steven Snow
Key west Citizen

January 20, 2011

A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Metro-Dade Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steve Marshall
Washington, NH. Police Department

January 20, 2011

Rest in Peace brother! Thank you for your service!

Deputy M. Chavez
Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

January 20, 2011

To The Family of Det. Castillo:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on Det. Castillo's tragic death. Your bravery and courage will forever serve your family and colleagues. My dad worked in the 102 precinct in New York City as a poilceman for almost 40 years. Rest in peace Det. Castillo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 20, 2011

Our hearts truly hurt at the loss suffered by the Miami-Dade police department. The cowardly actions of someone changed the lives of so many. God bless the family, the Department and all hero's who put on a badge each day protecting and enforcing the laws we citizens vote in.

Mom of a Sgt
Cool Springs PD

January 20, 2011

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