Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Victor Manuel Soto-Velez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Reflections for Agent Victor Manuel Soto-Velez

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 17, 2018

Rest in peace brother, your tribute to your community will live on and you left us a Hero for your dedication to protect society from these animals! RIP

A. Landers
Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCC, Yazoo City

June 27, 2016

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

June 26, 2015

We grow up together, work together is hard to think in what happens you always going to be in my memories my friend, i cant stop thinking on you, love u,

Agent Narcotics Jonathan Serrano
Puerto Rico Police Dept

May 23, 2015

I still don't know what to say even thou Its more than a Yr after your dead and who did this to you he payed already. But nOt matter what you are not here.. more than 30 yrs of friendship between us Pain it's still the same. Memories in my soul. .I know I'll see you again, until then sleep with the angels my friend. I love you...JEANY.


September 17, 2013

I will be riding a bicycle 250 miles in your honor from Virgina to Washigton DC to the Law Enforcement Memorial Service in May. I will be wearing a bracelet with your name on it and hope to deliver the bracelet to one of your family members. Your family and your agency are in our prayers! I will be reaching out to meet someone from your family so please email me with information of anyone that will be at the Memorial Service! Rest in Peace My Brother

Acting Leiutentant Jamie Gogarty
Ormond Beach Police Department

March 11, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer 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 Agent Soto-Velez was killed. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Agent Victor Manuel Soto-Velez gave to his community and the citizens of Puerto Rico, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 26, 2012.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 15, 2012

Agent Soto-Velez,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifie for the citizens of Puerto Rico. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

August 10, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

July 17, 2012

Those who deal in drugs will stop at nothing to continue to poison the population with thier sickness. Thank you for your willingness to take a stand against these terrible low lifes. I am proud of your service and pray that justice will be served with regards to those responsible for your death.
Rest in peace my brother we will take it from here.

Corporal D. Holscher
Motor Officer Hendersonville TN PD

July 14, 2012

Rest in Peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Jack Garcia, Retired FBI Agent

July 10, 2012

Your Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten... Rest In Peace!

P/O Phil Bowdren #9905 (Retired)
Philadelphia Police Department

July 9, 2012

Rest in Peace brother, "never forget"

SPC Kyle Pflager
United States Army Military Police (Fort Carson Police)

July 9, 2012

Rest in Peace we got things from here


July 9, 2012

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

July 9, 2012

I have laid down my life in service to all of you. I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them. You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

Captain Doug Gist, (Retired) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

July 8, 2012

There are so few of us who take up the calling to protect and serve and we always seem outnumbered. This is especially true with narcotics investigators. There always seem so few of us to stand in between society and the horrors brought on by drug abuse. Now, that line is a little bit thinner. God bless you Agent Soto-Valez and thank you for your service. May God watch over your family, coworkers your department.

Master Trooper Craig Rhodes
Louisiana State Police Narcotics

July 8, 2012

God bless you, brother, rest in peace.

Bienvenido Olivencia
US Park Ranger/Former PR State Police Sgt.
Richmond, Virginia

July 8, 2012

May The Lord take you in His Arms as He renders swift justice upon those that took your life.


July 8, 2012

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

July 7, 2012

time we all in law enforcement got to carry our personal safety kit off duty

pc johnston
british transport police

July 6, 2012

I was part of Puerto Rico Police Department from 2000-2005
Rest in Peace my brother, and God bless your family.

Officer Jose Castro
Department Of Defense

July 4, 2012



July 3, 2012

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