Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Carlos A. Rivera-Vega

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant Carlos A. Rivera-Vega

Sgt. Rivera-Vega,
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 Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 21, 2024

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 12, 2018

En paz descanss.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 21, 2017

Sgt. Que el Buen Dios te tenga en el cielo disfrutando de su Gloria, descansa en paz. Bendiciones para tus niños. Te recordaremos siempre hermano de sangre azul.

William Ruiz-Borrás
Retired Major
Puerto Rico Police

August 7, 2016

My condolences to Agent Rivera-Vega's family, friends, and colleagues of the Puerto Rico PD. Jehovah God thru his son Jesus Christ has made a promise concerning those who have fallen asleep in death at 1 Corinthians 15:21 "for since death came through a man, resurrection of the dead also comes through a man." By Jesus sacrificing his life, it paved the way for us to obtain everlasting life. Soon, God will reverse the affects of death and will awaken those who have died. I pray God's promise brings comfort to all that knew and loved Agent Rivera-Vega.

ECS II L Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 31, 2015

LAPD Hollywood Division will be riding the POLICE UNITY TOUR for our fallen brother and sister officer from Puerto Rico Police Department in thier honor. Our thoughts are with your families and will never be forgotten.

Frank Marmolejo #30061
LAPD / Hollywood

March 18, 2015

To MY cousin, Mi Primo, I love you and I know you are resting with our Lord and savior. I think about you every day. I am soo very proud of you. Your strength and valor is an inspiration to our whole family. My primo Carlito te quiero tanto. Yo se que estas con Christo. Tu memoria estara siempre en nuestro corazon. Tu primo Tito el hijo de Franco...

Cousin Tito (Franco)

January 7, 2015

May you rest in peace Sir, we will see you in heaven. Thank you for your service. My prayers go out to your family and your three children, may God watch over them.

Anna K

December 18, 2014

Rest in peace "Hermano"

D. Ortiz Investigator
AZ Dept of Revenue

September 15, 2014

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2014

Ill be happy to stand with you all on the other side. May god bless your family until you are united again.
My heart aches for the loss of you good young men.

correction officer retired
Utah department of Corrections

August 9, 2014

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Agent Rivera-Vegal. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts & prayers.

From reading the reflections left for Carlos, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Carlos' life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Carlos' life was about so much more than the way he died. Carlos will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Agent Rivera-Vega, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 1, 2014

Rio Piedras, my birth place...

Mi hermano... you will be missed... my heart goes out to your children and all the officers in PR ...

Deputy S. A. Mohamad
Texas LEO

May 26, 2014

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

May 10, 2014

He went to work that day and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Agent Rivera-Vega, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police

May 4, 2014



May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2014

By William Butler Yeats
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.


April 11, 2014

"Que dios lo tenga en la gloria" May god keep him in his glory. Our prayers go out to your family.Your brothers in blue ,there and all over the nation honor you for you sacrifice.
I believe we are chosen to step in front of harm and say ,you will not hurt others.
Agent Carlos Rivera-Vega you brought pride to all of us, now rest in heaven. '

Police Officer Gilberto Vega-Bonilla
Jersey City Police Dept NJ

April 2, 2014

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

To the Rivera-Vega family, fellow deputies, and all who call Carlos beloved, 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 dedicated service Agent Rivera-Vega gave to his community and the citizens of Puerto Rico, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 21, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2014

Agent Rivera-Vega,

Rest well in the arms 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 Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over three years. 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

February 22, 2014

Thank you Agent Carlos Rivera-Vega, may God welcome you home and give you family strength to get through every day. God bless all members of Police Forces who serve to protect us every day.

Retired Officer Northern Ireland

February 10, 2014

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Agent Carlos Rivera-Vega and the Puerto Rico Police Department during this time. Thank you, Agent Rivera-Vega, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 6, 2014

Agent Rivera-Vega,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2014

RIP in Brother

PO Merlin Doepner
Troy PD

February 4, 2014

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