Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Mayra Del Carmen Ramírez-Barreto

Puerto Rico Department of Justice, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Reflections for Agent Mayra Del Carmen Ramírez-Barreto

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and members of the Puerto Rico Department of Justice. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

January 11, 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
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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 11, 2013

God Bless. My prayers are with the family and friends.

Ken Andrus
Oregon State Police (Ret)

January 11, 2013

Que en paz descansen compañeros!!! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten!!!

BPA Barreto

January 11, 2013

Wow! What a tragedy. I had the honor of working with her many times and this is a grave loss. Totally dedicated to her job. You will be missed. RIP.

Alguacil Ian Perez
General Justice Court

January 11, 2013

God Bless


January 11, 2013

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your many years of service to Puerto Rico and to the United States. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Agent Ramírez-Barreto during this time of tragic loss.

Deputy Sheriff Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

January 11, 2013

Agent Mayra Ramírez-Barreto rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his fellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved
one, and pray for you during the days to come.Mayra will
be in the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at
attention in their class “A“ uniforms,badges gleaming and
shoes like glass, They are your brothers and sisters of
Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the
ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you
to this hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue
Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to
say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners.
A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another
member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law Enforcement

Dr. Stan Phillips, Ms, Usa Ret
Retired Lt. Walnut Grove Ms. Police Department, Ms Dept. of Corr

January 11, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 11, 2013

Rest in peace Mayra Ramírez-Barreto.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.

January 11, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 11, 2013

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well

Reserve Deputy Douglas J. Maykowski
Macomb County Sheriff Mt. Clemens Michigan

January 11, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of these officers for their ultimate sacrifice.

James E. Terry, Police Officer III
Maui County Police Department

January 11, 2013

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Team Texas

January 11, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Agent Mayra Ramirez-Barreto. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Puerto Rico will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

January 11, 2013

Rest in peace Agent Ramirez-Barreto. Thank you for your many years of dedication and service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Puerto Rico DOJ and many law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed and God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

January 11, 2013

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. You have served your time in hell, now rest comfortably in the arms of God. RIP, we’ll take it from here.

James W. Moore, Interim Chief of Police
Gardner, KS Police Dept.

January 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 11, 2013



January 11, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers. It saddens my heart that yet another HERO has been lost. May God comfort each of you during this time!

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

January 11, 2013

Mayra, May you rest in peace my friend. You will never be forgotten!!! You brought joy and laughter to all of us that came in contact with. You will be greatly missed....

CSO Elena Garcia
Federal Bureau of Prisons-Miami, FL

January 11, 2013

Rest in peace my sister L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

January 11, 2013

God rest Officer Ramirez-Barreto, may God bless & comfort your family in their hour of need.

P.O. Mary Scheider (retired) #206
Jersey City Police Dept.

January 11, 2013

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse, NY PD

January 11, 2013

To the family and friends of Agent Ramirez-Barreto and his fellow agents:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Mayra was tragically killed.

To Mayra's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Mayra gave to his community and the citizens of Puerto Rico, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 10th, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 11, 2013

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