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

It is a bruise that never heals Tirado. The days at Youngker High School arent the same since you left. Everyday we just have memories of you walking around campus or breaking up fights. its even more sad to lose somebody that you've known since you moved to buckeye. I want to thank you for everything you have done and all the lectures throughout the years. We love and miss you.. Class of 2012

Sergio Coronel

November 22, 2011


I feel like I know a little bit about you more than I did before thse past few days. I had the honor of meeting your partner Chris.
There arent alot of words that would do my thoughts about you, your partner or your last night, any real justice. Just know that you and Chris both have my eternal admiration. I feel very lucky that I met you thru Chris. You Rolando have joined a most honorable group of select people to have given your life for your community. Chris spoke very highly about you. His life here has changed as well since that last night he was with you. He is doing well.
My prayers are always with you, and your family, as they are with all of those lost in LE. Thank you Officer Tirado, thank you for the life you gave to your community. It will NEVER be forgotten. Neither will you.

Continue to rest in peace.......

Katt Alvarez (retired dispatch)
Hialeah Police Dept. FL

November 8, 2011

You have given so much for your country, Young Man. Now rest in peace. God bless you, and your family.

Shyann Harrison
Canadian with respect and sympathy

September 22, 2011

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

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

August 15, 2011

Just dropped this website. Our hearts and prayers for the Tirado family.

From: Jose Tirado and Family

E2 Jose Tirado
Just Dropped by this website

June 12, 2011

T, Bro we had so many good times together. I know your in heaven right now looking down and watching over us all. I had so much fun when you came here to Buckeye. Having the oppurtunity to FTO you and get to know was a great time. I still can't believe your gone, and there will not be a day that goes by when I dont think of you and what a great guy you were. I know you were so proud of your family and what a geat job you did with them. I know some day we will meet again, but until then rest in peace my friend.

Wyatt Ezell

Detective Wyatt Ezell
Buckeye Police Dept. Friend

June 7, 2011

Officer Tirado,
Sir, as a fellow LEO and former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO/former Marine


June 3, 2011

I love and miss you every day Rolando. You were an amazing man, and I was honored to call you my friend! You are a hero, and will NEVER! be forgotten. Love you bro!

Jonathan Haley

May 22, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9

May 19, 2011

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO.

May 16, 2011

Rest In Peace Officer Tirado, your a true hero, Im glad your partner killed the gutless back shooting piece of garbage. Your sacrifice with never be forgotten.

Don Hurley
Eloy P.D. (retired)

May 12, 2011

So sorry for your loss. May he always watch over Phoenix/Buckeye.

Teri McPhail
Wife of Jackson Cty FL Deputy

May 12, 2011

We can NEVER pay an officer his/her TRUE worth,God bless, and comfort ,this brave young soul's family, both in , and out of uniform !

Nia Imani-Diarra, Officer's widow,

May 12, 2011

Thank you for your service! You have served your country well as well as humanity.

I pray that your wife, kids, family, and friends would have peace in their hearts knowing that you are home with GOD.

Rest in peace my brother...

Investigator, Domestic Violence Unit
Seattle City Attorney's Office-Criminal Division

May 11, 2011

Rest in peace; Semper Fi. May God give your family strength and peace during this time. God bless your fellow officers , friends, and your family who are left behind.

Rob Roberts
No Relationship

May 11, 2011

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

Officer Bob Swope
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

May 11, 2011

May GOD be with you, your family and your co-workers. Rest in Peace my brother in blue.

Ofc. Vereen
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

May 10, 2011

Ofc. Tirado,

Thank you for your dedication and service to the profession. Your family and department will be in my thoughts and prayers. May you Rest In Peace Sir. Always remembered, never forgotten. We'll take it from here!

Ofc. D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)

May 10, 2011

RIP brother Rolando.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

May 10, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance 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 Tirado. 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 Rolando, 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 Rolando's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Rolando's life was about so much more than the way he died. Rolando will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Tirado, 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 fiance 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)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

May 10, 2011

I will miss you "T". Never doubt that our friendship continues, as well as my commitment to your memory and the care of your family. You did good my friend. Those you leave behind will be ok, they are strong. Until we meet again, rest in peace Bro, buisness has been taken care of here.

Sergeant Tommy Hale 2042
Friend and Brother

May 10, 2011

You fought the good fight, rest in peace Brother. May God show his mercy and grace on your family, friends, and coworkers.

Det. John Creamer
Daytona Beach Police

May 10, 2011


Its been almost 5 years since your sister Karmens wedding. That was the last time we met. I remember you always had us laughing. God bless you my brother, and god damn that coward that took you from us! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife & children. Thank you for you dedicated serivce Brother and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for keeping AZ safe. Rest in eternal peace.

PO. Daniel Kalyoussef #833
Emerson PD (Bergen County NJ)

May 10, 2011

Officer Tirado,
Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

May 9, 2011



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