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Patrolman Angel David Garcia

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Reflections for Patrolman Angel David Garcia

Officer Garcia, your life is celebrated and you are not forgotten!

Life is Like a Flower
Bible study on the brevity of life.
James says: "Let the lowly brother glory in his exhalation, but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits" (Jas. 1:9-11).

How is life like a flower? Life is brief. It is here one day and gone the next. Sometimes life ends unexpectedly just as a flower that is burned up by the sun and dies before having lived an entire season.

Life is like a flower. We must care for our life as we must care for our flowers. Sometimes, flowers die because we do not take care of them. We may neglect to water them or feed them properly. If we neglect our flowers they will die prematurely. And if we neglect our bodies, we will die prematurely.

Life is like a flower. Often times a flower's life abruptly ends. If you are like me, I sometimes accidentally kill our flowers with the lawn mower (for which I get in trouble). In life, accidents occur; therefore, we must be ready to die without a moment's notice.

Life is like a flower. It lives and dies. Then, it is forgotten. Someone may make a fuss over a flower for a short time, but no one eternally grieves over its passing. Soon, no one remembers the flower that had lived. It is dead and replaced by another flower that receives the glory of nature.

Our life is like a flower. We live and die. We are soon forgotten. Someone makes a fuss over us for a short time and then our existence on earth is forgotten. Thousands of years from now, no one living will remember our life. Yes, history may record our birth and death; and it may even record a moment in time of our life. But no one will stay up night after night grieving our passing. At most, our life will be but a fleeting thought.

Comprehending that life is like a flower has a positive impact upon us. If I comprehend the brevity of life, I will live each day as if it were my last. Indeed, it may be my last day to live. Think about this: What would you do today if you knew you were going to die tomorrow? Would you change anything about yourself?

If I comprehend the brevity of life, I will be ready to stand before the Lord in judgment. I will look forward to the day that I may see my Lord and worship at His feet. Therefore, I will count it all joy when I fall into various trials (Jas. 1:2-8), I will endure temptations and not sin (Jas. 1:12-18), I will be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath (Jas. 1:19-20), I will be a doer of God's word and not only a hearer (Jas. 1:21-27).

Deportation Officer Mary Gutierrez
ICE

May 6, 2019

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

Love You Cousin

alexix aguilar
cousin

April 9, 2015

I just wanted to stop by and say hi, i have not been on this page in a while, ive been really busy with school things, this is my final year i high school, and i just have alot going on.
I was going through my phone the other day and i saw some pictures my dad had sent me, and it was of me, you, my dad and ally, we were in a pool I'm not sure where at but im pretty sure it was the pool that uncle mine and tia elsa would put up every year,my dad was holding me and you were giving me a kiss on my cheek, everytime i see that picture i wish that i could remember that day like it was yesterday but i was too young, i cant even remember what happend a couple of moths ago,but i wish i could remember that day, like it was yesterday,.Whenever i go to dads office i remember when you used to work there with him,i remember when the new chris brown CD came out i told you jokingly to buy me it for my birthday, i thought u were just joking about getting it when you said "okay", but you weren't, the next week when dad handed me the CD, i asked who had bought me the CD and he said you did,i was so happy cause i had wanted that CD so bad and you bought it for me! I still have that CD,except dad keeps it in a safe place for me cause im not too neat at this very moment i just wanted to stop by, i love you and talk to you later.

Alexix Aguilar
Cousin

December 12, 2014

You will never be forgotten.

TB
Frankfort Police Department, IN

February 9, 2014

Its been a while since ive stoped by and said hi.. i just want you to know that ive been thinking about you lately just thought i drop by and see what your doing<3(: alot has been going on in my life, and i know that you have been there helping me, showing me whats the better choice. The dream that i had about the neclace you gave me, i want you to come back into my dreams and explain to me the meaning of it. me and tia elsa have been trying to figure out what the neclace symbolizes but we have no clue!.well i love you and ill talk to you later.!
xoxo your prima<3

Alexix Aguilar
Cousin

May 23, 2013

Officer Garcia,

It was an honor to carry your name to Washington D.C. this week, I would do it all again today if it could give you more time with your amazing family. You will always have a special place in my heart and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here!!

Detective T. Bannister #1178
Richardson Police Department, Texas

May 14, 2013

"AND NO MATTER WHAT ANYBODY SAYS ABOUT TIME HEALING ALL WOUNDS, THE TRUTH IS THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN SORROWS THAT NEVER FADE AWAY UNTIL THE HEART STOPS BEATING AND THE LAST BREATH IS TAKEN" I was never more proud than the day that badge was pinned on you when you accomplished your dream of becoming a police officer. I knew how hard you worked and how much you sacrificed to accomplish that goal. You made us all so very proud! Half of my heart remains here, the other half you took with you and now lives with you in heaven. I will love you and miss you until the day I die...and them I will continue to love you when we meet again mi corazon....Nina

Nina
Aunt

March 9, 2013

Hello!(: Hows your day so far? How Did Your Taco Cabana Taste? I bet it was yummy! I want to go see you, i havent had a chance to do so.im sorry about that,ive had alot going on..but i really need to talk to you,so im going to try to go and see you by this weekend well i got to go,I LOVE YOU,TALK TO YOU LATER!
-With lots of love,Alexix

Alexix Aguilar
Cousin

March 7, 2013

I just thought that i would drop in and say hi, wondering how yor days going,mines pretty boring, im here in school about to leave..i dont know what else to say i just wanted to see how ur day went and all well, i love you and ill talk to u later... well i mean ill talk to you soon..I LOVE YOU ANGEL!!!!
-With lots of love Alexix

Alexix Aguilar
Cousin

March 5, 2013

First Of All Good Morning!! Guess What I Was Thinking Angel,Is Now You Can Eat All The Taco Cabana That You Want Its UNLIMITED!!Mmm Now Im Getting Kind Of Hungry. So Howd You Sleep?Tell Grandma I Said Hi, And Give Her A Kiss For Me And A Hug! And I Send The Same To You Too. Well I Just Thought Id Drop In To See How You Sleept,And To Share The Taco Cabana Idea With You,Hope You Eat Enough For Both Of Us.! Well Have An Awsome Day,Ill Talk To You Tomorrow! LOVE YOU!
-With Lots Of Love Alexix

Alexix Aguilar
Cousin

March 2, 2013

Another Day With You Runnung Through My Mind Wondering What Your Doing,How Your Doing. How Are Things Up There In The Blue Skys?Are You Haveing The Time Of Your Life?Do You Get To Sleep As Long As You Want? Only You Have These Answers.I Ask My Self These Questions Everyday When Im Thinking About You.But To Be Honest I Know That Your Safe Up There In Grandmas Arms.Gods Arms And All The Other Unique Angels Arms! Our Family Has Nothing To Worry About.We All Know That Everything Happens For A Reason.At The Moment You Left This Earth God Was Calling For A HERO An ANGEL With Unique Perfections Exactly Like Yours.Only Time Can Tell Why You Had To Leave This Earth At Such A Young Age, A Person Like You With A Huge Heart And Lots Of Love To Give Everywhere You Go, Deserves To Be Honerd And Rememberd Every Hour Of Everyday! I LOVE YOU ANGEL TALK TO YOU AGAIN SOON.Dont Forget, Our Family Loves You And Misses You Alot !
-With Lots Of Love,Alexix

Alexix Aguilar
Cousin

March 1, 2013

Two Months Ago We Lost A Son,Brother,Nephew,Cousin Everything From A Marine/Police Officer,Not A Day Goes By That I Dont Think About You Angel,So Many Questions I Have Left To Ask,But As Of Right Now They Are Un-Answerd Questions Flowing Though My Mind. Only You And God Know The Correct Answers To My Un-answerd Questions I Hope Your Haveing The Time Of Your Life Up There In The Blue Skys With Grandma And Chickita.Your Up There In The Heavens Watching Over All Of Us.Keeping Us Out Of Harms Way.You Can Now Lay Back And Not Worry About Nothing And Eat Our Grandmas Home Made Caldito. I Hope You Come And Visit Me more In My Dreams So We Can Have Some Sort Of Connection Until I See You Again And Hold You Tight! I LOVE YOU! We Are Still Hearing Wonderful Stories About You,You Have Inspired Many People On This Earth Includeing Our Family.Your Awsome Actions Will Never Be Forgotten.-
With Lots Of Love Alexix Aguilar

Alexix Aguilar
Cousin

February 24, 2013

Hey Primo, I just wanted to tell you that not a day goes by that i dont think about you,Jose has been wanting to join the marines even before all this happend and now that this has happend YOU have given him more encoragement to do so. We miss you and love you tons Like people say your name really reflected what you are an ANGEL Love you!!! See you soon
-Love Alexix Aguilar

Cousin,Alexix Aguilar
Cousin

February 22, 2013

God Bless you Patrolman Garcia. 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

February 10, 2013

Fair winds and following seas Marine.

Ofc. Patrick Sherrill
Lakeview PD

January 10, 2013

Rest In Peace Officer Garcia. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at El Paso Police Department.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 3, 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

Patrolman Garcia, Rest well in the presence of the Lord.

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 22 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

December 30, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Patrolman Angel Garcia and the El Paso Police Department during this time. Thank you, Patrolman Garcia, for your service.

National Police Wives Association
Staff

December 30, 2012

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

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 28, 2012

R.I.P Brother

C.O.
BOP

December 26, 2012

Rest in peace and thank you for your service. Semper Fi Brother

John Latour

December 26, 2012

While working my campus along side my off-duty police officer, I heard the call to Officer Garcia's end of watch. It was very emotional . As a veteran of the armed services and working closely with El Paso's finest, I can only imagine the loss and emptiness this department has gone through this past year. I am very proud to work side by side with these professionals and even more proud to call them my friends. Thank you Officer Garcia for your service and dedication. To all the men and women who wear the badge..may god be with you at all times. Thank you...

Sgt. Jaime Moreno
Ysleta Independent School District

December 25, 2012

To the family, friends and co-workers of Patrolman Angel Garcia-I am saddened by this accident and the loss of your loved one. I thank this young man for his service to his country in the Marine Corp and hand his community as a Patrolman. He will be forever honored in our profession.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

December 24, 2012

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