Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Fermin Sonny Archer, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Reflections for Detective Fermin Sonny Archer, Jr.

Rest In Peace, Detective Archer. Our Prayers are for your family, friends, and department as the pass thru this time of sorrow.

Fiance of a fallen HERO

August 4, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother to the west. My condolences to your Family and the NYPD.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

August 4, 2011

Sonny, you will forever live in our hearts. It goes beyond the blue wall. Love you until we meet again..

PO M artinez

August 4, 2011

Thank you for your life long sacrifice. We are saddened to hear of this loss. R.I.P. Prayers for the family.

Chaplain Paul Grady
Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN

August 4, 2011

Rest in peace Detective Archer, my sincere condolences to your family and to the NYPD. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Thanks for your service. Terry F. Zech


August 4, 2011

What a terrible tragedy. I didn't know the Detective "Sonny, but I just want to say that all my thoughts and prayer fly to him, his family, co-workers and friends. R.I.P.

I'm going to participate officially to the ceremonies in connection with the 10th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. I'll include my thoughts about you with those of all the victims of this tragedy. God Bless and Courage! to the family. One European brother in blue.

Principal Inspector Eric REMIENCE

August 4, 2011

Det Archer, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

August 4, 2011

Praying for the family of Detective Archer, both Blood and Blue.....We have the watch from here my brother.......Rest in Peace

Retired Chicago Police Officer
Chicago Police Department

August 4, 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

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

August 4, 2011

God's peace and speed Detective Archer. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

August 4, 2011

God bless you Detective Archer, your family and your brothers and sisters in blue. Nothing can ease the pain felt by your loved ones at a time like this. Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

Pataskala PD, Pataskala Ohio

August 4, 2011

My sincere condolences to the family of Sonny Archer and to his extended family in "Blue". The most dangerous aspect of law enforcement if the traffic accident. You have to "BE CAREFUL OUT THERE" Detective Sonny Archer will never be forgotten, may he Rest in Peace.

Retired Detective Frank DeMarco

August 4, 2011

RIP Detective Archer


August 4, 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

August 4, 2011

My deepest to all the loved ones, friends and all law enforcement personnel on the passing of Detective Archer. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this painful time. Detective Archer you are a hero. God bless and keep you close.

Helene Pawlikowski

August 4, 2011

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

August 4, 2011

Thank you! May you rest eternally in Heaven with your brothers you have gone before you and will come after you.

A Citizen
Of Georgia

August 4, 2011

Thank you for the dedication and service to your city. You shall be sorely missed but never forgotten. May God bless your family and watch over them. Brother, we now have the watch.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews E.O.W. 9/30/2005

August 4, 2011

My heartfelt condences to the family and co workers of Detective Archer.
Rest in peace dear blue line family.
Jeannette Shields Parent
Officer Jimmy Shields Buffalo, NY. PD. e.o.w. 10-30-02

Vice President
W.N.Y. C.O.P.S.

August 4, 2011

Rest in peace--New York has lost another fine Officer. I am sure your co-workers have a heavy heart and miss you.

Sgt. Ret. Dennis Norling
Phoenix Police Department

August 4, 2011

Thankyou for your service, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times.


August 4, 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 New York City Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Department

August 4, 2011

God called another special hero home... May you rest in peace Detective, we will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made for all of us. God bless.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02


August 4, 2011

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

August 4, 2011

Thank you Detective Archer for your service and dedication to the fine folks of New York City. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My condolences to your family, friends and co-workers. may you forever, rest in peace, my brother...

Mitch Cheselka
Sergeant / CA-OR Retired

August 4, 2011

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