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Detective Edwin Ortiz

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, July 4, 2011

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Reflections for Detective Edwin Ortiz

It is always with sadness that I leave a reflection to a hero who sacrificed his health, and ultimately his life to help and assist so many people during those many weeks at the 'Hole'. Yesterday the NYPD lost another hero -
Det. Louis Alvarez, (ret ), making the loss of our brothers and sisters to 222. And through his dedication and determination, through his illness, he lobbied and fought before a congressional hearing for the continuation of help for 911 responders. Brother are gone and fought a good fight until the very end.
Although I have left reflections before, this one is of utmost importance because I had the honor in meeting your wife Daisy, at a forum where she and so many retired members discussed many topics and experiences in what they went through, in order to get their loved ones the proper benefits relating to the 911 illnesses. Their courage in standing up to the department showed their fierce devotion in schooling us in many expectations that may arise in the event of sickness. My brother, Daisy spoke eloquently and proud, and I was very fortunate to attend the forum. She had told me that your girls are doing great in their chosen professions, and that you would be very proud of their accomplishments. So Ed. continue to rest in perpetual peace and know that all of us who are still here, and were there at those sites will one day meet up with you to say thank you for your service and sacrifice. I know it will be my honor when it is my time.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

July 4, 2019

En paz siempre descansa mi hermano. Rest in peace always my brother.

raymond flores, Lieutenant (ret.)

June 18, 2019

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 18, 2018

Continue to rest in the kingdom of Heaven my brother. You are loved there like you were loved here on Earth. May you always watch out for your loving family who miss you so much, and that they will always be safe from harm. I was there during those terrible tours. I'm still here. I don't know for how long. But, when I'm called it will be my honor too meet you and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

July 5, 2018

May you continue to rest in eternal peace my brother. Thank you for your service to all of us, and on those dark days in various assignments. Yes, most of us are still here, some of us are getting ill. But we pride in our selves for doing what comes natural. ..and that is to help any way we can. May you continue to watch over your loving family from a better place, and may God give strength to them for your loss. Until one day we meet.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 4, 2017

As the 15th anniversary nears, i can't help but to remember how you rushed in to help. you never complained about it, quite to the contrary, you were honored to give of yourself on that day and all the other days you spent toiling through that rubble. i miss you babe, i wish you here every day. your memory lives in all those that remember you. Today i received a call from Reggie, he called to tell me he could not get you out of his mind. That even after all these years, he continued to look for me just to say how sorry he was to hear of your passing. Even after all these years Eddie, you are remembered as a caring, dedicated loving father and friend. I miss you babe, to the moon and back infinity times, i will always love you! please continue to guide, heal and protect us all. Rest with the Lord my beloved until we meet again!

Ret. Det. Daisy Ortiz
NYPD wife

August 17, 2016

Eddy was a great mentor and just a true gentlemen when dealing with co-workers and others that he encountered. Always willing to offer his advise and kind words. I will always remember you and be grateful for all your patience and guidance.

Ret. Det. Jeffrey Felipe
New York City Police Department

July 26, 2016

As police memorial week is once again scheduled to begin, and your name as well as many post 9/11 Police Officers remain unrecognized federally, i have faith and look forward to the day that your name appears on that wall in Washington DC. you will not be forgotten my beloved husband. I love you and miss you more than you ever said i would. to the moon and back infinity times, I love you.

Ret. Det. Daisy Ortiz
NYPD wife

May 10, 2016

Eddie you were a great guy when we worked together at the 10th pct. You were a gentlemen and a great cop and I miss you very much. God you and your family.

Ret. P.O. Steven Cruz
New York City Police Department
March 6, 2016

P.O. steven Cruz

March 7, 2016

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

I was sad to hear of your passing, Daisy immediately came to my mind as I remember what a great pair you guys were. I actually went to OCCB after talking to Daisy. I always remember Eddie as a caring individual and a well liked cop, always a professional. I want to salute you and say "May god look over your family always". It was an Honor to have know you !

Det. Basilio (B) Casado (Ret.)

September 22, 2015

it pains me to look at this page. you are and continue to be my hero. I love you and miss you more than you ever said i would. I realize that you would not have had it any other way. I trust that you are busy in heaven protecting us all. the selfish side of me begs that you return to me if only just to hold you, to tell you all these things that have inhibited me from moving ahead. I know that we will be together again, i only wish it were soon. to the moon and back infinity times, i love you babe.

Daisy Ortiz

July 15, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015

Det. Ortiz,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 4, 2015

God bless you and your family.

SDS Mark McCormack

July 4, 2015

I knew u. U & Daisy r important to me. No goodbye Ed, I'll c u again my beloved friend.

Po I Pantoja
Retired NYPD

May 13, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. We will never forget our 9/11 heroes. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

Rest in Peace brother. May you rest in peace and know we've got it from here. God bless.


November 11, 2012

Hi Mr.Ortiz my name Jjade Dixon and i live in St.Peterburg, Florida you probably want to know why i would have a comment on your hard work but i do i attend Pinellas Park High school and my social science teacher have told us to do a project involved in memorializing you as a officer reading how you fought for your life to save others is what makes you a hero to not just me but other young girls who's never really had a hero or even a father that they would choose to look up to i have a real hard problem with my emotions and recently I've lost two close family members so i just want to say thank you very much and not just because i have a project but because as a person i think you are and i also wish the best to your children wife and even your grandchildren and i know you are in a better place love a fellow citizen.

Jjade Dixon
Pinellas Park High

September 25, 2012

You Sir are a hero just by the profession you chose and the search efforts for your fellow officers, first responders and other individuals murdered. Thank you for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

I did not know Edwin personally, but just from this brave act of unselfishness I see what a great man you were. I wish peace for your wife Daisy and the rest of your family.

durham police department

August 31, 2012

Dearest Eddie, I will always remember your positive attitude and you smiling face. The "Wing" and the motorcycle rides that Pam and I shared with you and Daisy. God bless you and your family. Until I see you again at that return Roll Call with God I will always miss you, Brother.

Det. Reginald Lockhart (Ret.)

June 29, 2012

I know you would not have done anything different that day or in the years that followed. You were willing to sacrifice your life as a testament of your love for your country and fellow man. You toiled those grounds seeking answers to someone else's prayers, never once regretting that you were there. When cancer engulfed your body, you never asked; why me? instead you said why not me? You recognized that it was your cross to bear and never wished it upon anyone else you carried it proudly. you are truly a great american. When tears fill this solitude of your passing I look to the heavens for I know you are there, then suddenly life within me grows once again. To the moon and back infinity times, I love you forever my beloved husband.

Ret. Detective Daisy Ortiz
New York city Police Department

June 1, 2012

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