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Patrolman Jonathan Keith Molina

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 5, 2012

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Reflections for Patrolman Jonathan Keith Molina

Officer Molina
Thanks for your sacrifice on behalf of the citizens of El Paso and the great state of Texas. Thank you as well for your combat service as a United States Marine. Your law enforcement and military service are testaments to a very special, brave and selfless kind of person--the type of person that I would have been honored to have served with, in either capacity. Semper Fi.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

October 5, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Molina.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 21, 2019

Semper Fi Marine, from a Soldier. You are a part of a special few ,who believed in being a part of something bigger than ourselves! I salute you.

Former police Jamie Williams

August 6, 2019

What a true tragedy. A good man serves his country as a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Then becomes a Police Officer to continue this service only to be struck down. Sucker punched most likely by a cowardly low life who could never face a man of this caliber.

He's in God's presence now sitting in a special place close to the Lord.

MSgt Gibbs
USMC (ret)

November 27, 2018

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

Although I just ran into these reflections, I appreciate all your kind words about my baby brother. Thank you for your prayers and reflections.

Jessica J Molina-Cueto

August 21, 2018

Semper Fidelis, brother. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Sgt Chad Williams
2d Radio Battalion & Plano Police Department

March 12, 2015

I served with Molina for a few months when we were both recalled and assigned to 2nd Battalion 8th Marines Regiment. I was exempt and sent home early do to the agency I was with in AZ being undermanned and requested that I be allowed to stay on duty with them. I was his roommate while we were active and he had a way of motivating me to get myself back in Marine Corps shape even though I knew I was going to be sent back home. He was an awesome Marine as well as a very proud Police Officer. He often told me stories about being back in El Paso and how he couldn't wait to get back there and be patrolling the streets again. We talked about getting together sometime after his activation was over but never got back in touch though I often thought about it. It was funny how the 3 Marines recalled and assigned to our company were all law enforcement with Molina being Patrol myself being Detention and the other being Corrections. We used to joke with each other about who was in the better department kind of like how all the military branches do but in the end we were all on the same side working towards the same goal. Just a reminder that life is short and that there are those who are willing to take the risk everyday of living an even shorter life gives me much pride and appreciation in being an American. RIP Brother you will be missed. Semper Fi

CPL C. L. Short
2/8 and former Yavapai County Sheriffs (detention officer)

January 26, 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

I served USMC 1969 to 1972 Semper fi Brother,also Sheriffs Office in Cleveland and retired from Cleveland PD. My heart is saddend by this senseless crime, Rest in Peace the Marines in Heaven are waiting for U to guard the gates. Peace to your family and the Other Officers that serve knowing this day could be your last. Amen

David Morley 971 Accident Investigation Unit,Motorcycle Unit and 5th District Patrol. Retired 2009 with 20 years with Cleveland, Sheriffs Dept,Clve OH

December 25, 2012

Johnathan, you died bravely and with dignity while striving to keep the city safe. Our prayers are with you and the family you left behind. God bless you and the Molina family.

Patrolman Ruben Trejo
El Paso Police Department

December 24, 2012

As a fellow veteran, I wish to thank you for your brave and faithful service to our country. It broke my heart when I learned that our great state and our great nation had lost you, a true hero. I prayed for you every day, hoping you would recover. Now that you are in heaven, continue to keep us safe.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member

December 19, 2012



December 18, 2012

Officer Molina,
Sir, as a fellow LEO and former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in Afghanistan and Iraq. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 3, 2012

May Our Sweet Jesus comfort The Molina Family in their time of need...My prayers are with you all... Thank You Jonathan Molina for your services...

Paty Sandoval

November 29, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace. My son was also your brother in green so I also bid you semper fi for your service to our country as a combat veteran.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jonathan was lkilled. 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 Officer Molina gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 5, 2012.

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

November 12, 2012

My god bless you and your family .
All of us in law enforcement stand together during difficult times.

Police officer. Carlos Espinoza
Chicago police Dept

November 1, 2012

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service to our country and the community of El Paso, it was a honor to share two uniforms with you. Take your place guarding heaven streets. Semper Fi

Retired Marine and Deputy John Latour

October 25, 2012

May your family find solace and peace. Heroes never die, their memory lives on. El Paso has lost one of it's finest. As a former El Paso resident...thank you for your sevice and sacrafice

Deputy Mark Garcia
San Mateo Co. Sheriff's Office (Ca.)

October 21, 2012

I do not know this particular man, though he forever and always represents the every day heros of the men who serve today on our police force, and in our military. He personified a man of peace and a man of honor as he walked- and remains always to do so as he rests.

I was scanning through a friends facebook and unknowingly found myself thumbing the link of this man and felt captured and compelled to read on.

For the family, know always, that this man will be there always, to protect and watch over you, all the days of your lives on this earth. It was a tragedy that will deem itself a blessing to you and yours. I know, my family too has buried a military hero, and he guides us everyday, everystep of the way.
Rest in peace Sir

Virginia Williams
Active member, Bugles Across America and daughter of a military hero

October 20, 2012

God Bless you Officer Molina. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 18, 2012

Officer Molina,

Rest well in the presence of God, with many who have fallen before you.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for 20 months. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

October 18, 2012

RIP brother

Deputy M. Ballew

October 18, 2012

Far too many Officer's of "The Thin Blue Line" are being needlessly sacrified on the streets of this country, many of them right here in Texas. As a fellow Veteran and military retiree, I appreciate this Patriots service and continued sacrifice as a law enforcement professional. May you rest in peace. Your brothers and sisters in the law enforcement community will never forget you! Sincere condolences to your family, friends and coworkers.

With deep respect,

T. Huber (TSgt, USAF Retired)
USAF Security Police Law Enforcement (retired)

October 16, 2012

Rest in Peace...

Trooper Dan NILON
PA State Police

October 15, 2012

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