Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

R.I.P SIR. YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN

LEO Certified (unemployed) Cody Long
Southwest Florida Public Safety Academy Class 124

October 5, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 5, 2012

Eternal Rest and Peace to your family and friends.

P.O. K. Baumgardner
Detroit P.D. / Oak Park P.S.O.

October 5, 2012

So sad too hear of this tragedy.

Lt. W.L. Carmack
Talty Police Department , Texas

October 5, 2012

Thank you for your service both as a Police Officer and Marine. May your watch continue on the right side of Christ.

Capt. Scott Taylor
US. Army

October 5, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Molina!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

October 5, 2012

Officer Molina serves as a reminder to all of us that we are never "off duty". Rest in peace brother warrior.

Pltm. Mike Rayburn (retired)
SSPD

October 5, 2012

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and loved you back.

Sean D. Creamer; C-LEO ret.
Tryon Palace Security Unit, New Bern, NC

October 5, 2012

Rest in Peace Sir.......................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Police Dept. Tx.

October 5, 2012

Thank you for your four years of service. I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Benson
Survivor of Chief James Leonard Speer

October 5, 2012

Rest with the Angels Officer Molina, your dedication and devotion and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

October 5, 2012

As someone that works closely with a number of law enforcement officers and organizations, it continues to astonish me the level of expectation and often blame, that is placed upon officers after the fact, with little to no recognition of just how quickly they need to react to preserve not only their own safety, but that of the public they serve. Then I wonder just how much attention will be placed on the senseless loss of Officer Molina's life. I feel it's my responsibility to read about every officer that falls in the line of duty, and be acutely aware the perils that officers face. This is still just so shocking, and I don't feel that my condolences or gratitude are sufficient; I hope that some form of comfort and resolution is found and I thank both Officer Molina for his service, as well as all those officers whose service protects us from in ways we may never fully understand.

Douglas Nerdahl
Non affiliated civilian

October 5, 2012

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 5, 2012

Thinking of your family and department during this time of loss. may they all be provided with strength and love as your loss is felt by all!! They say God only takes the worthy so Officer Molina you handle the beat in Heaven because we have the watch down here!!

Sergeant Sandra Hunt
Killeen PD, Killeen TX

October 5, 2012

Off Molina, may you rest in peace our brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

October 5, 2012

My deepest condolences to Officer Molina's family, friends and the entire El Paso Police Department during this difficult time. My prayers are with you all. May God comfort and strengthen you as only He can. Semper Fi.

Ofc. B. Ybarra
Pentagon Police Department, Washington, D.C.

October 5, 2012

God bless Officer Molina's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

October 5, 2012

I offer my deepest condolences to Officer Molina's family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. I pray for you all and although nothing can take away your anguish, know that you are not alone. You have an extended law enforcement family that loves and cares about you.

And for Officer Molina, godspeed to you. Thank you for your service to your community and to our nation.

Officer Lyle Agins
Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

October 5, 2012

“Marines”

You can have your Army Kakiis,
And your Navy Blues,
But here’s a different fighting man,
I’ll introduce to you.
His uniform is unlike,
Any you’ve ever seen,
The Germans called him “Devil Dog”,
His title is “Marine”.

He was trained in Parris Island,
The place that God forgot,
The sand was fourteen inches deep,
The sun was blazing hot.
He awakened up one morning,
In front of his rack he’ll stand,
And in through the doorway walked,
A giant of a man.

He turned and faced this young Marine,
With eyes as cold as steel,
He said, “I am your DI,
And this is for real.
I’ll make your life as miserable,
As miserable as I can,
And when you finally leave this place,
You’ll be a fighting man.
You’ll be a rifle expert,
You’ll know your weapon well,
And when you encounter the Viet Cong,
You’ll send their souls to Hell.

Now gather around you young Marines,
And lend me all your ears,
And I’ll tell you of a few things,
We’ve conquered through the years,
We fought at Iwo Jima,
The land of fire and Hell,
We killed all those Japanese,
And took their land as well.

Now you can tell your ladies,
And this my Lad is true,
To get herself a young “Marine”,
There is nothing he can’t do.
He’s peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds,
Then you’ll find him in the slop chutes,
A soaking up the suds.

And when he gets to Heaven,
St.Peter he will tell,
Another “Marine” reporting Sir.
I’ve served my time in Hell.

Written and copyright by: David Lee Bell
1968
USMC 1968-1971
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1968 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 5, 2012

Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here. May God bless Officer Jonathan Molina's family and the El Paso Police Department. He is in a better place. My family is praying for all of you.

SA Justin Fleck
FBI

October 5, 2012

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.


“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.


Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

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

October 5, 2012

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
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

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

October 5, 2012

May you rest in peace Officer. May God protect and comfort those who loved you. May those responsible pay the ultimate price, with no mercy. You died a warrior and are a true hero to us all. Good Bless You. .

Dan Hurley Captain (retired)
New Jersey State Police

October 5, 2012

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

October 5, 2012

Semper Fi, Bless You, Your familys, Home and the Dept.

B. Thomas
Stockton City

October 5, 2012

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