Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Paul Del Fiorentino

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ricky Paul Del Fiorentino

Damm Rick Rest Easy Bro, I will never forget the times we worked on task forces as LP agents you and joe
Taught me the ropes you guys were like legands in Vallejo

Robert Cole
Colleague at Mervyns

February 18, 2022

I still find it hard to believe you are gone. You were one of my best memories of working with Fort Bragg Police as I trained you to be the great Peace Officer you became.
The world lost a great person when you were taken away.

FTO Karl Niemeyer
Fort Bragg Police Dept

March 15, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff DelFiorentino.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2021

In 1994, as 20 year old aspiring cop, I went on a ride-along with then Fort Bragg Police Officer Del Fiorentino. He took me into his home for dinner with his wife and children. I remember being embarrassed when I commented on how good the chicken was, only to learn it was cornish game hen!

The way he dealt with people that night (including me) left a lasting impression on my career, even 26 years later. Although I only spent one shift with Officer Del Fiorentino, I know him to have been a good and kind soul.

Rest in Peace,

David Marshall Asst. Chief Investigator
Yolo Co. DA

September 17, 2020

Rest in eternal peace

Mark Mottola

March 19, 2020

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

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 19, 2018

My condolences to Ricky's family and the Sheriff's Office on the anniversary of Ricky's tragic murder.

I continue to try to honor Ricky's bravery and dedication to duty by training and holding my officers to the highest standard.

Sgt Dan Holliday
Bellefonte Borough PD

March 19, 2016

I miss Ricky every day when I do not see him in briefing. When my job takes me back to the coast where Ricky served the community I miss seeing him in the office joking with him, and talking about hunting. Your laugh was memorable, your heart was tremendous. You were my brother then and you are my brother now.. Love and miss you.

PS. Timmy is doing great and making you proud..

Sgt. Andrew Porter
Mendocino County Sheriff's office/ friend, brother, partner, confidant

January 4, 2016

Rest in Peace my good friend.

Retired Deputy M. Liedtke

October 4, 2015



August 4, 2015

We had our LEO memorial in Bellefonte PA this evening. In 17 years of attending memorials, your name is the first on the roll call that I knew. I think of you often now, unfortunately it is because of this tragedy that I found out that you were the ultimate example of Col. Grossman's sheepdog reference. Rest easy, Ricky. Your legacy will live on forever in future generations of sheepdogs.

Sgt. Dan Holliday
Bellefonte Borough PD

May 13, 2015

Ricky I can't believe it's been exactly (11:51 am pdt) since you were shot and killed. I feel your presence every time I fly. Thanks for looking out! I miss you man!!!

Chad Watson Flight Paramedic
Summit Air Ambulance

March 19, 2015

It has been one year, yet time shows you're not forgotten, and will never be. May you rest easy and know we continue the watch. God Bless.

Iowa Officer

March 19, 2015

I knew Rick from back in the mid 1980's. Rick and I worked together at Mervyns as store Detectives in Napa. He saved me many times fighting with thieves using those unbeatable wrestling skills. We both got into Law enforcement at the same time, Rick was a great guy, none better. He was one of those people you never forget. A mountain of a man yet very humble. The world lost a good man the day he died. I miss you Rick and will see you again in Heaven . I will find you by your laugh. Good bye my friend.

Deputy Sheriff Mike Liedtke retired
Contra Costa Sheriff

January 15, 2015

Merry Christmas Ricky. Sorry I am a little late getting here. I heard your song on the radio today and it reminded me to get get my butt on here. Not a day goes by without thinking of you. CALTRANS got your sign put up on 101, hopefully the people of Mendo county have more respect than the jerks in Oakland that vandalized the 4 OPD officers sign. Rest easy my friend.

Flight Medic Chad Watson
Family Friend

December 28, 2014

I had been trying to find relatives that were related to me possibly now he is dead so sad .such a nice human being and a police man ....I am sad.. did he have children and did he originate from san francisco and my grand mother

D. Del Fiorentino
possible relative

November 21, 2014

Ricky I cannot tell you how much you are missed. Your help teaching me to be a defensive tactics instructor when I was a young officer, was appreciated. I will be sure to pass on what you taught me to other young officers so your legacy will live on.

Deputy Erik Baarts
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

November 21, 2014

I'm a recruit in class #403 in the Los Angeles County Shreiffs Department. I want to say my condolences go out to your family. Thank you for everything you have done and protecting the community. Your heroics will never be forgotten.

Recruit Salvador Aguilar
Los Angeles County Shreiffs

September 29, 2014

My condolences go to deputy Del Fiorentino, I am a Los Angeles County Sheriffs Recruit for class 403 and wanted to give my highest respect to deputy Del Fiorentino for his heroism on Wednesday March 19th. Your heroism and name lives on. Rest in pease brother.

Recruit Martinez, Eduardo
Los Angeles County Sheriffs

September 28, 2014

I'm a recruit in academy class 403 and I'm in my fifth week. I thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. It is an honor to serve in the light of heroes like you. I extend my sincere respect and highest regards to your family and friends.

DST, Recruit Van Horn
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department

September 28, 2014

I am a Recruit class 403 at the Los Angeles county sherriff's department academy. I want to send my condolences. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for all you have done for this country. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Recruit Rajesh Talwar
Department of Insurance

September 27, 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

Thank you for sacrificing your life so the rest of us can sleep at night and wake up in the morning. Rest in peace.

Jose Vargas

May 12, 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

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