Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Emiliano R. Torres-Soto

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Sunday, August 28, 2011

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Reflections for Agent Emiliano R. Torres-Soto

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
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

August 29, 2011

Agent Torres-Soto,
Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

August 29, 2011

RIP Brother

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

August 29, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the suffering family and agency for this tragic loss. Thank you for your sacrifice, and your willingness to stay the thin blue line regardless of what the time clock said. You were a true officer. R.I.P.

Chaplain Paul Grady
Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN

August 29, 2011

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

August 29, 2011

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

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

August 29, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 29, 2011

To all my Brother's and Sister's,

That pay the ultimate sacrfice in protecting us day in and day out. I want to say thank you to those families and they are always in my prayers to find comfort in their heart. Our love's are watching over us day in and day out from heaven in protecting us from any harm. Please, let's keep those families that have lost a love one in our prayers always. May God bless each and everyone out there. Please be safe, and remember Officer Safety is our number one in going Home everyday to our families.

Agent Torres-Soto, God bless you and rest in peace my Brother.

Deputy J.Maisonet
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

August 29, 2011

Thank you for your service and offering your most prized possession: life. You will never be forgotten, for you are a hero and always will be.

Gracias hermano por el servicio en Puerto Rico. Que descansa en paz y que Dios te bendiga.

JC Ramirez, Corporal Detective
Willow Park PD, Texas

August 29, 2011

My condolences to the friends, family and extended law enforcement family at the Puerto Rico Police Department. Rest in peace, Agent Torres-Soto; thank you for your service to your fellow man.

Reserve Sergeant L. Brown
Rainier Police Department

August 29, 2011

Agente Torres-Soto que descanse en paz. La familia estan en nuestra oraciones para que reciban tranquilidad de nuestro Dios celestial. Agente Torres-Soto te damos las gracias por protejernos,y sacrifical tu vida por protejer nuestra communidad. Yo se que esta en la Gloria con nuestro Dios viendonos y siempre estra cuidandonos...Que Dios te Bendiga y La Familia tambien.


Gracias por tu Servicio, descanse en paz mi Hermano.

Deputy J.Maisonet
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

August 29, 2011

Rest in peace brother in blue. I hope in time your family and agency finds peace in your passing.

Enjoy patrol in heaven, I will meet you up there one day.

Police Officer II Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

August 29, 2011

My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to the family, friends, co-workers, and agency of Agent Torres-Soto. Rest in Peace Agent Torres-Soto, we’ll carry on for you…

SGT Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

August 29, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Agent Emiliano Torres-Soto. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Puerto Rico will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.


May the children of Agent Emiliano Torres-Soto, know that their Daddy is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Agent Emiliano Torres-Soto. Thank You sir for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

August 29, 2011

Thank you Age Torres-Soto for your years of service. Bravery and heroism are the words that come to mind in reflection of your actions. God bless you and your family, friends, and co-workers in this time of grief. Rest in peace now, we have the streets.

Donnie Meaders, Deputy Sheriff
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Office

August 29, 2011

Thank you Agent Torres-Soto for your BRAVERY and SERVICE. You are, and will remain, a true HERO....RIP

Sheila Webber / Michigan
Civilian

August 29, 2011

Rest in peace Agent Torres-Soto. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ulitmate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Terry F. Zech

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

August 29, 2011

On duty 24/7. An officer, a good officer is always aware such as Officer Torres-Soto was. Thank you for your service. May peace and comfort find it's way to your family, friends and law enforcement family. God be with you all. One brave man.

William Pennywitt
Former Sheriff's dept. affiliate

August 29, 2011

My heart felt sympathy to all of your family, loved ones, and fellow officers.

Robin Miller, Civilian
Someone who cares

August 29, 2011

My heart felt sympathy to all of your family, loved ones, and fellow officers.

Robin Miller, Civilian
Someone who cares

August 29, 2011

Rest in peace, Agent Torres-Soto. May God be with your family and friends during this difficult time.

Brenda Anderson
Private Citizen, Georgia

August 29, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Agent Torres-Soto, his family, friends, and the entire Puerto Rico Police Department. Thank you for your service Agent Torres-Soto. We've got the watch from here.

Sergeant
Fredericksburg Police Department (VA)

August 29, 2011

There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.
John 15:13 - No higher expression of love could be given. Life is the most valuable object we possess; and when a man is willing to lay that down for his friends or his country, it shows the utmost extent of love.

Dianne Augustine
Prayer Warrior in God's Army

August 29, 2011

Rest in Peace Sir.........................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Police Dept. Tx.

August 29, 2011

For some moments in life there are no words. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal. When someone we love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure and that treasure will be with us for the rest of our life.
While we are mourning your loss, my friend, others are rejoicing to meet you behind the veil. 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 they are happy.
RIP my friend Emiliano (Millo) Torres. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Mary Huertas
Friend/Civilian

August 29, 2011

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