Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Eric Charles Fontes

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Reflections for Officer Eric Charles Fontes

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 13, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 29, 2018

Officer Eric Charles Fontes will never ever ever ever be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

July 19, 2018


Kimberlee Sin

January 20, 2018

Rest in peace

Sgt. Jim Russo

September 14, 2016

We love and miss you, uncle!

Kalima Young

May 17, 2016

I remember meeting you at a bible study life group meeting you loved on me and and showed me how real men lived life, you spoke words of life and hope and forgiveness and an awesome future. After about two months you told me you were HPD and I told you I was a convicted felon, I was afraid of losing a friend but instead you encouraged and mentored me even more and you made me want to be a better man and I was the best I've lived in years. You never knew this but you saved my life and I never got a chance to tell you Thank You so much for being my friend and mentor and never giving up on me, since you've been gone I've struggled to understand why? The best man I knew was taken from his family, from his community, his department from this world and from my life, just when we needed you most. I miss you and I've been in shock and unbelief and speechless since,my life hasnt been the same i need you more then ever please ask God to send someone like you ASAP. I miss you!!

Robert Scott Lewis
Bible Study Friend

March 15, 2015

3 years seems really far, but its been 3 years since what happened. There is not a single day that I don't think about you uncle. I love and miss you lots. <3

Shevalyn Yamaguchi

September 18, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to watch over all of them. Thank you for your dedicated service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 13, 2013

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEO's

September 10, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 27, 2012

To the officers who remembered Officer Eric Fontes I would like to say thank you on behalf of my family. Also to the officers who represented Eric at the memorial in Washington D.C Thank you Officer Brenton Garrick of the Vallejo P.D and Officer Ted Com, Jr. of Westtown-East Goshen Regional P.D this means so much to me & my family we miss love him very much.

Maholo & Aloha
Judy Spears (aunt of Officer Eric Fontes)

Judy (Fontes) Spears

June 30, 2012

On Wednesday May 9, 2012, I had the privilege to ride in honor and memory of Officer Eric C. Fontes and all Officer that have died in the line of duty. I participated in the 2012 Police Unity Tour with Chapter IX. "We ride for those who died." Chapter IX left Valley Forge, PA and rode over 250 miles to the NLOEM in Washington D.C. and arrived on Saturday May 12, 2012 at around 2 pm.

We will never forget Officer Eric C. Fontes. His memory lives on in each and everyone of us.

My thoughts and prayers are forever with Eric, his wife and children, his family, their friends, his co-workers, and the citizens he served. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in 2013, when Eric's name gets inscribed on the wall at the memorial in Washington D.C.

Rest in peace alongside all our brothers and sisters who have also paid the ultimate sacrifice. We have the watch now.

Ke Akua pu a hui hou!

Officer Ted Cam Jr
Westtown-East Goshen Regional PD

June 2, 2012

To the Officer Fontes and Family

Today, May 15, 2012, I represented your family and the Honolulu Police Department at our nation's capitol, in Washington DC at the 31st annual National Peace Officers' Memorial service. As I saluted the ceremonial wreath in your honor and placed a red carnation on the star in your memory, I could not help, but to think about what you stood for and what was lost with your death.

My heart and sympathy goes out to your family as they continue to cope with your tragic and untimely death. Having too lost a fellow law enforcement brother from my agency last year, I know that there is nothing that can replace the emptiness that I am sure that exists in your families' hearts.

Please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by all of your law enforcement brothers and sisters from around the nation. Your service and sacrifice will forever be remembered and your name now adorns the national monument in Washington DC.

May God grant you eternal rest and watch over your family now and forever. We may have lost your physical presence, but you will continue to live within the lives of your family each and everyday forever.

Aloha my LEO brother!

Officer Brenton Garrick
Vallejo Police Department

May 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Fontes. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, may you RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 20, 2012

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 Fontes. 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 Eric 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 Eric's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Eric's life was about so much more than the way he died. Eric will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Fontes, 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 & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 29, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer Eric Charles Fontes, his fellow officers, and most especially to Officer Fontes

We honor your service and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Eric was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. I read in another posting that this is the second line olf duty death in your family, and am so sorry your family has now twice had to endure these tragic losses.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service Eric gave to his community and the citizens of Hawaii , and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 13, 2011

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2011

Officer Fontes,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Honolulu. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 27, 2011

I would like to say on behalf of the Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police, our prayers and thoughts are with you, your friends and loved ones. God Speed Brother……

Pennsylvania State Police

October 23, 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

October 17, 2011

My wife and I just returned from our vcation in Honolulu and had the privilege of seeing the outpouring of love from not only the Police Department but the community as well. We saw the memorial service and parade that was on wed. We meet fellow officers and share in their loss and the loss of his family. May you rest in peace and you not be forgotten.

Sgt Greg Siegel
Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office Bath Maine

October 11, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer Fontes. Your service to your community shall not be forgotten.

Chief Doug Storie
Otis PD, Kansas

October 9, 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

October 7, 2011

I sit here this evening reflecting the lost of a brother officer, searching for ways to offer my highest praise. To my brother in blue, Eric, we will miss you, I honor and respect your call to duty for you arenow seated with the Lord and I know you will continue to serve by his side. One day we will meet again. A hui hou. Aloha Oe. My prayers also to the family and friends of Eric.

Lt. Stan Aquino
Honolulu PD

October 7, 2011

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