Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Jorge Luis "JL" Garcia

Pharr Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 9, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Jorge Luis "JL" Garcia

Sgt. Garcia,
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 Pharr. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 9, 2023

Rest in peace

Nick mottola

August 9, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 9, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Garcia.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 2, 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 13, 2018

Sgt. JL Garcia was a very funny person. He really loved to impersonate Sheriff Buford T. Justice, and did a very good impression; however he was a great friend, co-worker, supervisor and a great family man. He was a big guy with a happy soul, and he lit up the room everytime he entered it. Memories of Jorge during breakfast, lunch, dinner meetings always bring smiles to my face. The conversations with Jorge always began with how each other was doing and what was new in our lives, then the family, then the plans for the weekend with the family, and of course... Retirement. Retirement was always a stone throw away in our minds, but galaxies away in reality. I truly miss Jorge and his conversations. Such an intelligent individual who always had the Officers concerns in his mind. He always wanted to make things better for the officers.

CAPE Officer Michael Mata #1479

April 26, 2018

Being in training at the Pharr Police department for 2weeks and hearing the wonderful stories about Sgt Garcia has touched my heart. It was an honor to learn about you Sgt Garcia. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Garcia family, Friends, and fellow Co-workers of Sgt Garcia. R.I.P. Sgt Jorge Luis "JL" Garcia. You will be missed.

Telecommunications Officer Abel Ponce de
La Joya Police Department

August 27, 2016

Rest in Peace Sergeant JL Garcia. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Pharr, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

I will be honoring Sergeant Garcia May 1st through the 3rd for the Texas Memorial Bike Ride from Houston to Austin. It is a honor and a privilege. God Bless Sergeant Garcia and his family.

Sergeant Justyn Wilder
Ennis Police Department

April 17, 2015

God Bless you Sir. 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.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 24, 2013

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

To the Garcia 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 our 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 many years of dedicated service Sgt. Garcia gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 9, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

October 4, 2013



September 18, 2013

Sgt Garcia was a joy to work with and he will be greatly missed by many.

Veronica Garcia
Former dispatcher

September 11, 2013

To this Fallen Hero whose life was suddenly taken, my prayers and condolences to his family, department, and community. Sergeant Garcia will be remembered for his service that ended in a way that many of our officers have perished over the country, in the line of duty death, doing the work that their heart's calling compelled them to follow for the service of others. God Bless and may inner peace prevail during this crisis.

Trooper Gary C. Cope (Alumni/Retired)
Virginia State Police

September 7, 2013

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

National Police Wives Association

September 5, 2013

Continued prayers for the family and department.

Master Chaplain
Killeen TX Police Department

September 5, 2013

I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, courage, and ultimate sacrifice. May God grant comfort and peace to your family, friends, and co-workers. RIP my Brother, you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

September 5, 2013

Thank you Sgt Garcia for your faithful service. May God grant your family and agency peace and comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo
Minnesota State Patrol

September 4, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

September 3, 2013

God bless.

Officer Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

September 3, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

September 2, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

September 1, 2013

god bless you brother and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

detective shawn chapa
trenton,ga p.d.

September 1, 2013

Rest In Peace...

John Ruth, AEMD Comm. Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

August 30, 2013

Our deepest condolences to the dear family, children, and fellow officers at Pharr PD. God Bless Sergeant Garcia for his long service to the citizens of Pharr, Texas. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

August 29, 2013

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