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

I visited you today at Holy Cross. Gods speed. I shall never forget you when I visit my mom there. Thank you for your service. God Bless you and your family.

C Hamilton
Surprise citizen

May 8, 2011

I visited you today at Holy Cross. Gods speed. I shall never forget you when I visit my mom there. Thank you for your service. God Bless you and your family.

C Hamilton
Surprise citizen

May 8, 2011

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Rolando Tirado and to the entire Buckeye Police Dept. RIP

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

May 7, 2011

Your family is in our hearts and prayers. Officer Tirado will always be remembered as a Hero.

Andrea Favela Pence
Phoenix Police Communications

May 6, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Tirado. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Thanks for your service. Terry F. Zech

OFC TERRY F. ZECH(RET) USN (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

May 6, 2011

When he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heav'n so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Anonymous

May 6, 2011

Sir, as I read the reflections left by friends and family, I can see that you were a selfless person, one who served without exception and one who will be missed. You dedicated your life to serving other, first as a Marine, and then as a P.O. I pray that your family and friends, co-workers and the community you served will find peace and remember and honor your LIFE. It would have been a privilege to have known you. God bless your department and all who serve.

Anonymous

May 6, 2011

For the Family of Officer Tirado, our deepest heartfelt symapathy, Take comfort in your fellow officers, FOP, & the
COPS programs.
HERO'S LIVE FOREVER...IN OUR HEARTS!

Remembering everyday our loss: Deputy Sarah Jones, IN
EOW 10-19-08

Connie Jones
survivor

May 6, 2011

Rest in peace my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept. (MS)

May 6, 2011

Rolando,

We had your service tonight and its clear how much you will be missed. Your smile, humor, and kindness will be missed by all. You touched so many lives. The PD and community are rallying around Ana and the kids and they will be taken care of. Mike, Jeff and Armando performed flawlessly as the honor guard and Darren volunteered to guard you overnight. It was an honor to have known you and to have lived by your side.

Assistant Chief Larry Hall
Buckeye PD

May 6, 2011

i will miss you dearly..i love you and im glad i got the chance to work with you and to become your friend. i will never forget you.

ofc vernon
surprise pd

May 6, 2011

Rolando,

You will truly be missed. No one has every made me laugh at myself the way you did. I will miss you talking about how athletic and attractive you are, freezing and shivering when its 75 degrees, talking so fast it gave me a headache, your extensive cologne collection, and all of the little quirks that made you stand out in a crowd. "I will not miss your driving"

We all love you like a brother and it hurts deeply to know you are gone.

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."

Detective Sergeant Vince Butler
Friend / Teammate / Coworker

May 5, 2011

May god grant you the spot reserve for you in the celestial squad unit. You will be greatly missed brother in blue. RIP hermano!

Ofc. J. Vela # 0790
Buckeye P.D

May 5, 2011

I attended the Police Academy with Ofc. Tirado. He was a very good man and will be missed. Rest in Peace Brother. We will keep an out eye out down here and we know you are watching us from upstairs. My heart goes out to your wife and children. May they grow up knowing you are a hero. You will be missed.

Det. Sgt. Justin Hart
Show Low PD

May 4, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the dear family of Officer Tirado. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace brother, hero's are never ever forgotten. I pray also that your partner who was also shot, will recover.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

May 4, 2011

For Police Officer Rolando Tirado:

The law officer perseveres in a world that is too full of individuals who bring crime, death and misery to a general populace of true Americans. Rolando stood as a protector and shield of such people while he worked extra hours to provide for himself and those close to him. We regret that he would have a fate that would include being slain by scum in our society. We are thankful for an equally brave partner who was able to exact some justice for Roalando.

We pray for Rolando's family, friends, co-workers and all who care for him and hope they reach-out to one another in the days ahead. We now rely upon our criminal justice system for futher disposition in this case.

We also pray for the full-recovery of Rolando's partner who we deem tremendously courageous and superbly self-disciplined in the face of terror and mayhem.

We are proud to Officer Rolando Tirado a final salute.

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

May 4, 2011

To the friends and family of Police Officer Rolando Tirado, I first hand understand the pain and anger of loosing a friend, fellow brother in arms and family member in the line of duty. In Jan 2010, Javier Bejar of the Reedley California Police Department was also killed in the line of duty serving his community such as Police Officer Rolando Tirado did. He will always be remembered as the hero he was and as the friend to all people of Arizona. Me and my friends and family hold you in our prayers and thoughts God leads you down this dificult road.

"Rolando Sir, Well done my faithful servant, now come help me police the streets of heaven." God.

Retired Officer Brandon Ellis
Orange Cove Police Department

May 4, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

May 4, 2011

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of P.O. Rolando Tirado~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you. God bless you and rest in peace, Officer Tirado.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

May 4, 2011

Rest in peace, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.........

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

May 4, 2011

To the family of Officer Tirado I'm really sorry for your loss, Tirado was a good man and very easy to talk to. At school i knew i could always talk to him. He was a very awsome person overall, very funny and loving, everyone loved him he will always be missed. "you may be gone but you will never be forgotten" I love you Triado. Rest in Peace! see you in the future.

Kimberly Townsend
Studient at Youngker High School, Buckeye Az

May 4, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Tirado, the brotherhood at Buckeye Police Department, and with the other officer from their ranks who is battling for recovery. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

May 4, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of this great loss to our warrior community. May the Lord keep your family and friends in his loving arms in this time of need. Rest in peace warrior, God Speed my brother.

MPO TG VINCENT
Asheboro Police, NC

May 4, 2011

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Tirado. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

May 4, 2011

Our entire Unit sends our prayers to the family of brother Rolando and to the BPD. Your service to this Country will always be honored. RIP brother.

Commander / MPS DOPS
OIG Spec Ops / Airport Security Div

May 4, 2011

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