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

RIP Agent Rivera-Vega! My thoughts and prayers are with your Family, Friends and the Puerto Rico PD.

Agent Jason Parker
U.S. Forest Service

January 24, 2014

R.I.P. BROTHER Rivera-Vega!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

January 24, 2014

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD, WY

January 24, 2014

Thank for everything you have done for are family we all love u from angel Carmen Luis cristian we love you

Angel Padilla
Step dad

January 23, 2014

Thank for everything you have done for are family we all love u

Angel Padilla
Step dad

January 23, 2014

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 23, 2014

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

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

January 23, 2014

Agent Rivera-Vega, may you rest in peace our brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

January 23, 2014

Rest in Peace Sir...............................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

January 23, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace Agent Rivera-Vega.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

January 23, 2014

Hermano, rest in peace my brother you rest now we"ll take it from here from all your brothers and sisters that take the oath to protect and serve you will never be forgotten you are in a better place you have earned your wings and shield know you are part of St.Michaels Army of angels that stands tall and proud protecting heavens gates until we meet again god speed

Bailiff Oscar Gonzalez
San Patricio Sheriffs office

January 23, 2014

Rest In Peace Sir!!! Thank you for your service and sacrifice! My deepest condolences go out to Agent Rivera-Vega's family and friends as well as the entire Puerto Rico Police Department. Another hero taken from us, may he never be forgotten...

Deputy Michael Matranga
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Regional Traffic Bureau

January 23, 2014

God bless Agent Rivera-Vega's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

January 23, 2014

Rest In Peace, Brother.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

January 23, 2014

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Puerto Rice Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

January 23, 2014

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 23, 2014

Descansa en Paz compañero. Ahora Papa Dios tendra otro buen Policia a su lado.

Special Agent Carlos Velez

January 23, 2014

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Evil will never prosper as long as brave men such as yourself stand for good.

I hope in time your family and agency find peace in your passing.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

January 23, 2014

Rest in peace my blue brother, may your loved ones and neighbors find comfort in the fact that you served them well with honor and pride. May they recognize that the streets are a bit safer with your ultimate sacrafice placing your life and family aside for their protection. Rest in Peace my brother for your sacrafice was not in vein.

Special Investigations, P.O. Domingo Paz
Rochester Police Dept, Rochester, NY

January 23, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

January 23, 2014

God Bless you for your sacrifice and may God Bless your family for their lose.

Ret.PPO & State Investigator

January 23, 2014

Agente Carlos "biscuit" Rivera fue un placer servirle al Pueblo de Puerto Rico Junto a ti en la Division de Drogas Mayaguez hemos perdido un exelente ser humano padre amigo y policia mi mas sincero pesame y no digo que Dios te tenga en la gloria por se fuiste directo a ella y nos cuidas ahora .cuan triste es recibir esta noticia tan lejos de la isla y no estar ahi para darte el ultimo adios .

Sgto. Orlando Acevedo
Puerto Rico Police Department

January 23, 2014

My sympathy to your wife and children and to your fellow officers. May you rest in peace.

Richard Burger (Ret Detective)
Fond du Lac Wi.Police Dept.

January 22, 2014

Mi mas sentido pesame a los amigos y ex-companeros de la Policia de Puerto Rico en especial a la gente buena de la Region policiaca de Mayaguez. Un buen policia no debe de fallecer en vano. Es importante evaluar la situacion para evitar que vuelva a suceder.

Angel Roberto Rojas, Deputy Sheriff
Pasco Sheriff's Office

January 22, 2014

Rest in peace brother...

Ofc Steve Tyburski
Springfield, Ma. PD

January 22, 2014

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