Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Rolando Alberto Tirado

Buckeye Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, May 1, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Rolando Alberto Tirado

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. May God comfort your hearts, at this time of great loss.

Deputy Andrew Clemens
Burke County Sheriffs Office

May 2, 2011

May the Lord be with the family and friends of Officer Tirado today and always.. Thank you for protecting our community, you will be greatly missed.. Rest in Peace Sir..

Joyce
Sister of OFC. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

May 2, 2011

Sorry about the tragic loss of a great hero.

Adrian Murphy
n/a

May 2, 2011

Ofc. Tirado, you will live on in each Officer of the Buckeye PD. They and the citizens of Buckeye AZ will always remember you. Thank you for your service. You are my brother and hero.

Retired Ofc Tempe Az Chad Mallach
Buckeye Resident

May 2, 2011

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

Rest in Peace brother.

Midtown Officer
Tucson Police Department

May 2, 2011

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Rolando Tirado. We live in a violent society and Police Officers are on the front lines. Your loved one's courage and sacrifice is recognized by law enforcement Officers throughout the country. My deepest sympathies to all of you who have suffered this great loss.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

May 2, 2011

REST IN PEACE.

INVESTIGATOR BOB CAMERON
CLEVELAND HTS PD (OHIO)

May 2, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Tirado. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

May 2, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Virginia

May 2, 2011

Glod bless brother in blue. All my thoughts are with your wife, children, friends and Buckeye Police. Rest in peace P.O. Rolando TIRANDO.

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Principal Inspector, Eric REMIENCE
LIEGE POLICE - BELGIUM

May 2, 2011

"A Policeman was killed last night"

A policeman was killed last night.
He died while protecting your rights.
His creed was to protect and serve.
This fate he didn't deserve.

A mom and dad have lost a son.
So many other jobs he could've done.
His wife and kids are left alone.
Their daddy won't be coming home.

His fellow officers are hurt so deep.
For a fallen brother they weep.
The morning paper will print a story.
About a policeman who died in glory.

The flags will fly at half mast.
Politicians and citizens will seem sad.
The funeral is tomorrow at noon.
It will all be over very soon.

By next week they will have forgot.
That a policeman was killed last night.

RIP my brother Rolando Tirado. Thank you for your service and dedication to your country and the Buckeye Police Department. You will not be forgotten.

Sergeant Joseph Robinson
Buckeye PD

May 2, 2011

Rest In Peace T

Mongo

May 2, 2011

God's peace and speed Officer Tirado. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

May 2, 2011

I pray, that God watches over the family, and friends in these terrible times. IM sorry.
Brother in Law, rest easy now, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

May 2, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 2, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

May 2, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

May 2, 2011

It is with deep regret and sympathy that I read of the loss of your brother officer. And It is with great hope that his partner recovers quickly and fully. Our department had 3 officers injured in a shootout on Saturday, so we definitely share in your pain and concern. May Brother Tirado rest in peace, in the knowledge that his watch is done and he served well. He will not be forgotten. And may his family and friends know that the law enforcement community will hold them tight ind friendship and prayer.

Sgt. Patti Bahen
Columbus, Ohio Division of Police

May 2, 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 whos 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

May 2, 2011

RIP Officer TIRADO.

Our prayers to those left behind.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.

May 2, 2011

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

May 2, 2011

My prayers and thoughts to Officer Tirado's family both at home and on the force in Phoenix. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, you will not be forgotten. God Bless and Rest in Peace. May his family be comforted at this time.

Karen Perrucci
survivor of the shield

May 2, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

May 2, 2011

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Police Officer Rolando Tirado. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

May 2, 2011

Rest in peace Brother. Your family, friends, agency, and fellow Officers in Arizona are in my prayers.

John C. Edwards Field Officer III
Mississippi Dept. of Corrections

May 2, 2011

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