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Corrections Officer Casimiro Maximino Pomales

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 28, 2011

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Casimiro Maximino Pomales

Officer Pomales,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

January 28, 2021

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

September 18, 2018

I didn't know Officer Pomales but today I participated in The Heroes Ride, a bike ride in Montgomery, TX organized by the Texas Wheels of Justice, which raises awareness about Police Officers being killed in the line of duty. Every rider wore the name of one officer who has paid the ultimate price.

I wore Officer Pomales' name on the 50 mile ride and I'm glad I could honor his memory in this very small way.

Bob Rosenberry

October 14, 2017

Maxi, 6 yrs ago you were taken away from us, but those who knew you will never forget the kind hearted, giving, and strong Gentleman you were. You are missed. Love you Brother.

Retired C.O. Nick Galizia

January 28, 2017

Maxi 5 years ago You left us Tragically at mile marker 94NB New York State Thruway. You remain with us in Spirit; Your Smile, Your Cigars, Your Love of Life, Your Happy Go Lucky Spirit is always remembered. Today We Gathered & Honored You The Balloon Release the New Memorial Plaque the Bag Pipes..We felt your presence Maxi You will Never be Forgotten

RETIRED Correction Office Cyndee Temple
NYSDOCS Retired Former CoWorker

January 29, 2016

R.I.P. brother. you are in Gods arms now. I will pray for your family. thank you for your service to the State, for keeping us safe.

John Hackemer retired sgt.

January 29, 2015

Dear Family of Corrections Officer Casimiro Maximino Pomales,

I am a support member of The Police Unity Tour.
During the tour this year I will be wearing a memorial bracelet in honor and rememberance of Corrections Officer Pomales.

I have read the many reflections sent by friends and strangers. I hope it is of some comfort that so many people care and share the pain of your loss.

There was a quote left in a reflection that said, " There is no tougher job in law enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer." That tells me that Corrections Officer Pamales was a hero.

I will be at the NLEOM around 2:00pm May 12, 2012 when the Police Unity Tour bicycles into the Memorial after 3 days and approximately 250 miles on the road. I will look for you near Corrections Officer Pamales' name and will be happy and proud to present you with the memorial bracelet that carries his name.

We are so proud to support, honor and remember Officer Pamales along with the other heroes whose names grace the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial walls.

Sincerely, Mary Young

Mary Young
Police Unity Tour Chapter VIII

April 14, 2012

RIP Sir, a true hero you were.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today

.Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 28, 2012


It is hard to believe it has been almost a year since your accident. We miss you brother. I know you are guarding heaven.

Daniel Parkhurst
Correction Sergeant
New York State Department of Corrections
and Community Supervision

January 15, 2012

Rest in Peace brother, you will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to your family and friends. Thankyou for your service and dedication to correctional field in law enforcement.

Officer C. Moran Jr.
Nevada Department of Corrections

December 1, 2011

May you rest in peace, your watch is over. God bless your family and friends our prayers are with them.

Sgt. Jarrod Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

October 3, 2011

Rest Peacefully Sir

Patrol Officer

March 13, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Pomales. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Casimiro, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Casimiro's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Casimiro's life was about so much more than the way he died. Casimiro will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Pomales, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

March 9, 2011

Officer Pomales,
Sir I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.



February 22, 2011

Heartfelt condolences to the Officer's family, and Department's extended police family.

Chicago Police

February 16, 2011

Prayers to CO Pomale's family and friends, as well to the entire New York Department of Corrections. RIP.


February 11, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Casimiro Pomales. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Casimiro.

Pfc. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

February 6, 2011



February 6, 2011

Rest in peace brother and may God bless your friends and family.

Ptl. D.Ilarraza #199
Red Bank Police Dept, Red Bank, NJ

February 5, 2011



February 5, 2011

For Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales:

The duty of the law officer and the corrections officer is fraught with risk and danger. One of these risks lurks where we sometimes are not enough aware - on that battlefield called a United States highway. We who are recognized as in control sometimes become victims of something that is beyond this perception and the cost is high. We regret that our brother Casimiro would become a statistic in what tomorrow could hold for any of us in a motor vehicle in traffic.

We pray for Casimiro's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.

I am proud to render a final salute for Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 4, 2011

Thank you for your service in keeping all of safe. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over all of your loved ones and close friends. You will never be forgotten.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 4, 2011

RIP brother

Officer Michael Koegel

February 3, 2011

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
May the blessings of love be upon you,
May its peace abide with you,
May its essence illuminate your heart,
Now and forever more
Hold tight to memories for comfort,
lean on your friends for strength,
and always remember how much you are cared about.
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times
and he helps you heal with the passage of time.
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven
where the love of our lost ones pours through
and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy.


February 3, 2011

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