Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Reflections for Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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
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This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

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

August 15, 2012

My thoughts and prayers for the Family and the Law Enforcement Family. The road ahead s going to be bumpy but you have a lot of familys already there to help you along the way. And You have a Guardian Angel forwever watching over you.

Wanda Rhyne
Surviving Spouse of Deputy Rick Rhyne EOW 12-8-11 MCSO

August 15, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Puerto Rico Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

August 15, 2012

Wilfredo and Family, we are the cousins that never met, but my heart felt condolences go out to your family. Our hearts are heavy with grief and we continue to pray that God provide your family with supernatural strength to deal with this sudden and unexpected loss.

Robert Ramos FAMILY

August 15, 2012

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves. 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 Ramos-Nieves, know that their Dad, is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Agent Ramos-Nieves. Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

August 15, 2012

My thoughts and prayers got out to Agent Ramos-Nieves family, friends, and fellow officers at the Puerto Rico Police Department. RIP Brother...........

Corporal Shawn Gilcrease
Alvin Police Department (Texas)

August 15, 2012

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves, and the Puerto Rico Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Agent Ramos-Nieves, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

August 15, 2012

Que descanses en paz hermano. Que Dios te bendiga. Gracias por tu dedicación a esta profesión tan importante. El mundo ya siente más triste sin ti. Todos nosotros que todavía seguimos luchando por la justicia tenemos tú y tu preciosa familia siempre en nuestros pensamientos.
Gracias hermano y que vayas con Dios por siempre.

Stephen Cary - Lieutenant
New Mexico State Police

August 15, 2012

Mis mas sentidos Pesame para la familia del companero caido "In the Line of Duty". Que Dios lo tenga en el Reino de los Cielos" Que en Paz Descanses mi hermano. Dios los Bendiga

Police Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs

August 15, 2012

God Bless his family and fellow officers. RIP dear Brother.

Robin McPherson
Retired Narcotics/CSI

August 15, 2012

God bless you, and your family are in our hearts and prayers. May you rest in peace as you now sit among the angels.

Capt. Gary Graham (RET)
Denver Police Department

August 15, 2012

You are a true hero. You are forever one of God's warrior's. May your family find peace.

Detective Bill Miller
Union County Sheriff's Office

August 15, 2012

Rest in peach thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the PRPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

August 15, 2012

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. May you RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

Capt. James W. Moore
Gardner, KS Police Dept.

August 15, 2012

Thank you Sir for you outstanding heroism and dedication. A Hero may fall but shall never be forgotten. RIP Sir knowing that your brothers will look after your family.

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

August 15, 2012 fragile, sudden, broken,... in the wake of such a loss,
we are haunted by things we don’t, and
may never, understand.

Yet the solace we seek may not come from
answers. So we look for comfort in the
belief of love's everlasting connection.

May that love lift you and hold you close, and give you peace.

Chief Todd Boycher & members of the City of Roxboro, NC Police Department

Valerie Gentry Off Assist II (Ret. P.O.)
Roxboro Police Department, Roxboro, NC

August 15, 2012

Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves, My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace,
heroes live forever, and you sir are a hero...

K.L.Mellinger 223
So. NYE, Co. Sheriffs Search & Rescue

August 15, 2012

Rest In Peace Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves, you died doing what you loved. You will never be forgotten, You died a heroes death. Rest assured that we will take the watch from here, many of us in Law Enforcement may fall but there will be 10 more to take our place, because this calling never ceases to produce more Brave Law Enforcement Officers like you.... Rest In Peace Brother we will take it from here....

Police Officer Sergio Valdez
Chicago Police Department

August 15, 2012

RIP Wilfredo, my condolence and prayers to your family.

(Ret LEO) Jorge Figueroa

August 15, 2012

RIP Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves. My condolences to his family, friends and his community. He was a brave warrior and now is a special angel.

Linda Merrick

August 15, 2012

It sorrows our heats to lose our law enforcement officers. Our prayers for comfort and peace goes out to the family, the co-workers and friends.

Cathy Callemyn Carter
Mother Officer Charles Callemyn EOW 2-17-2007

August 15, 2012

May God Bless your family and Department. Thanks you for your service. Nemo Me Impune Lacessit. Rest In Peace.

Corporal Lawrence Wheeler
Houston Community College P.D. Honor Guard Commander

August 15, 2012

My thoughts are prayers are with Agent Ramos-Nieves' family and everyone at the Puerto Rico Police Department. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

August 15, 2012

To the family, friends and colleagues of Agent Wilfredo Ramos-Nieves.

My heart is filled with great sadness at the lost of your loved one and fellow agent.
We in the law enforcement community are a family.
Whether you wear a Badge, or Shield, or Star upon your chest.
Whether you work in a small town or a large city.
Whether you work in Detention Facilities or out on Patrol.
Whether active duty or retired, we are family, a law enforcement family, a brotherhood, a band of brothers having walked the line of good over evil knowing that at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community.
For Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.

I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do......serving your community making a better and safer place for us all.

Agent Nieves statue........Agent Nieves status........Agent Nieves status........
Rest in Peace my Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN !!!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police

August 15, 2012



August 15, 2012

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