Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Paul Hernandez

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Reflections for Sergeant Paul Hernandez

Sgt. Hernandez,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 4, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 4, 2020

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

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

October 4, 2014

It has been over a year since you left us that October day. We miss your wisdom, guidance and since of humor each day. You taught us a great deal during your time with us at the Department. You are truly missed and will never be forgotten. Sgt., it was an honor to serve under your command. God bless

Texas State Trooper IV
Texas Department of Public Safety- San Antonio

November 20, 2013

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

To my active 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 being a role model and for the over 35 years of brave and faithful service. You are a true hero sir.

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

December 19, 2012



December 18, 2012

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Paul was killed in the line of duty. 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. I pray for the emotional healing for all who called Jim beloved.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Sgt. Hernandez gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 4, 2012.

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

November 13, 2012

Thank you for your very long service. This was obviously a man who loved what he did. You can walk your beat in heaven now.

Police Officer L. Williams
Police Department

October 28, 2012

Sgt. Hernandez,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 23, 2012

Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Hernandez. R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Trafic & Escort Unit

October 21, 2012

God Bless you Sergeant Hernandez. 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

Sir, You have joined many fellow officers resting in the presence of God.

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

Sgt, Thank you for all of your years of dedicated service. May God bless you and help your family with your loss. Rest in peace.

Deputy/Retired line of duty accident
Hernando County Florida/Retired

October 16, 2012

R.I.P. Sergeant Hernandez.

God Bless You and Your Family.

Fellow Trooper
Texas Department of Public Safety

October 13, 2012

Rest In Peace Sergeant Paul Hernandez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Texas Department of Public Safety.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service, Miami Division

October 12, 2012

Rest In Peace Sgt. Hernandez. Your years of service will never be forgotten.

Officer C. Martin, Jr. #3136
Dekalb County GA Police Dept.
(Former Chattanooga, TN P.D. 1998-2011)

October 11, 2012

God's peace and speed Sergeant Hernandez. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

October 11, 2012

Thank you for a lifetime of selfless service to your community, friends & strangers. You were a hero!

Mother of a Sargeant
Colo Springs Police Department

October 11, 2012

Rest in Peace Sergeant Paul Hernandez. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your department at this time. Thank you for your service to this country and your community.

Sgt. Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept. Barnwell, SC

October 11, 2012

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

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

October 10, 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

October 10, 2012

I read the ODMP often to counter-act the negativity I have seen in my own community regarding law enforcement and interactions with the community-we have had an unfortunate high incident of officer involved shootings resulting in fatalities. I have always believed those who enter law enforcement-the men and woman are a special breed of people willing to risk their safety for protecting others. Law enforcement works around the clock never really putting away the badge and what it represents. In reading this memorial I am touched by what a long career and commitment to public service Sergeant Hernandez had and that he passed away while working on continuing this service when he could be retired. In my opinion, this is the stuff heroes are made of and it sounds like Sergeant Hernandez was an amazing man. May his wife and son and other loved ones find peace in this time of unexpected loss and be proud of having such a committed man in their lives.


October 10, 2012

Bless you brother for your service. May you rest in peace. I pray for your family and friends in their time of loss.

Cpl M N Dill
Johnson County S.O. Texas

October 10, 2012

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