Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, March 10, 2014

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Reflections for Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega

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

March 11, 2014

RIP! Prayers go out to your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God received another angel!

Lilia Swanson

March 11, 2014

Thank you Agent Correa-Ortega for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!!

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


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

March 11, 2014

Thank you for your service Agent Joaquin Correa-Ortega. May you rest in peace. Our Deepest Condolences to the Correa-Ortega family.

Police Officer Dalia M. Adorno-Ayala
Boston Police Department-Boston, MA

March 11, 2014

Thank you for your time of service.

I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Speer Benson
Survivor Daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

March 11, 2014

For Agent Joaquinn Correa-Ortega:

The law-officer engaged in narcotics transactions is a highly risky assignment and the make-up and courage of such individuals who perform these investigations stands apart from the average person who chooses to enforce the law. We regret that Joaquinn would be the next special breed of cop to die performing this dangerous duty. We pray for Joaquinn's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May the be ready to reach-out to one another to aid his family in this time of sadness and need for support.
We are proud to render Agent Joaquinn Correa-Ortega, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 11, 2014

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

S. I. Dake, Lt./IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

March 11, 2014

God bless the family of this hero. May you find peace in the fact you were loved by a true hero.

Mother of a Sgt
Colo Springs PF

March 11, 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

March 11, 2014

Rest in Peace Agent Correa-Ortega.

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

March 11, 2014

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, 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 wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.

Welcome, you served well.

Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer


Officer Jim Weaver 11452. Retired LAPD and Jerome County Sheriff

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho

March 11, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Our prayers are with your family and the PPPD.

TFC Widener L.
Connecticut State Police

March 11, 2014

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

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

March 11, 2014

I am sorry about your loss. My prayers is with your family.I know what your family is going through.My brother officer James Nemorin was killed 13 years ago on March 10 th 2002 it seem like yesterday. I cant believe an another officer died on the same date as my brother. It is a very sad and painful day for me. God bless your family.

Love Karene Nemorin

Karene Nemorin

March 11, 2014

Rest in Peace brother - rest in peace.

M Brewer

March 11, 2014

Thank you brother for your service. My heart grieves for you and your family. My sincere sympathy also goes out to his brothers and sisters on the job in Puerto Rico.

Capt. L.Eastman
Warwick P.D. ( RI )

March 11, 2014

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 11, 2014

So sorry for the tragic and selfish actions of others! We as a family extend our condolences you and yours. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Sgt Cory Wride Family

March 11, 2014


Sgt. Robert Cedre(Ret.)

March 11, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP Agent Correa-Ortega.

Rhonda Wickline
Security Officer
Carilion Clinic

March 11, 2014

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Team texas

March 11, 2014

Rest in peace Agent Correa-Ortega!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

March 11, 2014

Agte. Joaquin Correa Ortega

Que descanses en paz mi hermano de Sangre Azul, diste todo de ti por cumplir con el deber para el cual diste tu juramento, por servir a un pais y una sociedad que necesita de servidores publicos de grandes sacrificios, diste lo ultimo que puede dar un ser humano por su pais cumpliendo con el mas alto honor, diste tu vida por todos nosotros, se repite la historia, ahora estas al lado del Señor y desde alli dirigiras el buen quehacer de la Policia, gracias por tu sacrificio y el del Sargento Victor Perez que por voluntad divina sigue con nosotros y le damos gracias a Dios por eso. A la familia que le sobrevive mis condolencias y oraciones por que la paz del Señor los arrope y le permita sobrellevar este dolor, mi cariño fraternal y mis oaciones para ustedes.

Dios Bendiga a estos Heroes!

Tnte. Cor. Carlos J. Colon Alsina (Ret)
Puerto Rico Police Department

March 11, 2014

Thank you for your service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice working for a better Puerto Rico. My condolences to your family, friends, and co-workers. Que descances en paz.

Officer E.A. Calo
Herndon Police Department, Virginia

March 11, 2014

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Puerto Rico Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Vaya con Dios Hermano- Rest in Peace Brother.


March 11, 2014

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