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Police Officer Edrees Mukhtar

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer Edrees Mukhtar

Rest in peace Officer Mukhtar.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 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

Miss you Bro! It never gets easier! I still miss making calls with you. You're gone but never forgotten! Everytime I hear "Drink a Beer" by Luke Bryan, it makes me think of you bro (even though you didn't like country music!). Keep watching over us bud!

Officer A. Alford #0005
San Antonio Police Department

December 15, 2014

R.i.p brother. Prayers with your family and loved ones

Senior investigator

April 18, 2013

My sweet brother, i love and miss you so much. Lord Almighty take good care of you in his beautiful Heaven. There is not a single day or night that i don't miss you or don't cry after you. Inshallah I will see you very soon.

narges mukhtar sister

March 3, 2013

God Bless you Officer Mukhtar. 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

Officer Mukhtar, I met you twice. I am a nurse a Methodist Hospital and you responded to 2 separate cases of suspicious deaths for reports. You were so nice, professional and a shining example of a great police officer. I was saddened to read of your death. I pray for you and your family in this time of loss.

Laurie Nix, MSN, RN, CCRN
Methodist Hospital

February 7, 2013

Officer Mukhtar,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Antonio. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 17, 2013

Sending out heartfelt condolences to Edree's family. Deeply sorry for the loss of a great friend. Although we had not been in much contact since college where we use to competitively box together, he always seemed like a brother and I never forgot his kindness, good heart, and immeasurable character. We had alot of good times and he made people around him better people. He will be missed but still loved immensely -RIP brother.
You were one of the best.


January 14, 2013

Sincerest condolences to the family of Officer Mukhtar. May the Lord comfort you all during this time. May God forever bless you and RIP Officer Mukhtar.

Mynya Kaufman
Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office

January 14, 2013

Our deepest condolences to the family of Officer Mukhtar and the San Antonio Police Department, May the Lord bless him and keep him by his side. Rest in peace, our bother in blue.

Capatin Rathour
NYC Dept of Correction

January 10, 2013

Too young to be taken from us. His spirit and courage, will always remain as a beacon for those who follow. May the hand and love of Almighty God be with you through your journey to heaven and beyond.

Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.(ret)

January 7, 2013

Rest in Peace my brother for you are a true hero. May God wrap his arms around your family and fellow Officers in this sad time. Thank You for your service.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

January 7, 2013

May the peace of Christ help your family, friends, the Department & the citizens you swore to protect, thru these dark hours. Your sacrifice WILL NOT be forgotten.

Mother of a Sgt
Colorado Springs Police Department

January 6, 2013

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

January 5, 2013

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

January 5, 2013

Maturing into adulthood with Edrees in Highschool, I remember him being light-hearted with always a smile on his face. RIP and God bless.

Jason Klein

January 5, 2013



January 5, 2013

RIP buddy,you did your best now your in a better place.may god be with you and comfort those who you left behind.We will meet again!!!
RIP Edrees Mukhtar

Alex Cheban

January 5, 2013

All is as God wills it. To Allah (God) do we belong and to him is our return. Allah SWA (God) please shower your mercy upon Mukhtar and his family as you are the most merciful. Raise him to the highest level of paradise and let his family reunite with him in paradise. Ameen!

Sr Sgt Ahmad
Herndon Virginia Police Dept

January 4, 2013

The Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 53, would like to honor the life and memory of Police Officer Edrees Mukhtar. Thank you for your service, and may you rest in peace.

Recruit Frederick Warfield
Saratoga Springs Police Department

January 4, 2013

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

January 4, 2013

We lost another true warrior. God bless our brother in blue and his family and friends.

Officer Edwin Lara
Cook County Sheriff's Office, Illinois- Honor Guard

January 4, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother

Marty Seipel reserve officer
Garden Plain Police Department, KS

January 3, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Officer Mukhtar. You answered God's calling, your duty is done, a hero you will always be. RIP brother...

Lt. Clent Rambin (Ret.)
Shreveport Police Dept. and Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

January 3, 2013

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