Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer II Christopher Alan Cortijo

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer II Christopher Alan Cortijo

How sad. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Cortijo's family and friends.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - Wife of US Marshal

April 14, 2014

Thank you for your service. May God bless the family this hero leaves behind.


April 14, 2014

Officer Cortijo thanks you for your service, both to your Country and those of you that serve the Citizens. May you be welcomed at the Gates of Heaven by the Few and Proud that await us all.

Rest in Peace.

Semper Fi,


April 14, 2014

Semper Fi Marine, May you rest and peace

Strpr D. Roberts
Georgia State Patrol

April 13, 2014

RIP Sir, Never forgotten!

Officer Aaron Sparks
Newbury Police Department (NH)

April 13, 2014

God's peace and speed Officer Cortijo. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

April 13, 2014

Don't be afraid for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your GOD. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NLT

Thank you Officer Cortijo for your commitment, bravery and dedication to being a wheel man. There is a great amount of danger serving as a peace officer but even a greater amount conducting the job on a motorcycle. Rest in peace my brother. My heart and prayers go out to you, your family and LAPD.

P.O. James Coleman
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Traffic Enforcement Unit

April 13, 2014

Semper Fi, brother. See ya when we get there.

Trooper Calvin Saletta
New York State Police - SP Fredonia

April 12, 2014

Rest In Peace Officer Cortijo

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

April 12, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of
Police Officer II Chris Cortijo as well as to the Los Angeles Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Cortijo, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

April 12, 2014

Rest in peace Marine and LAPD Officer. Jesus said, "Blessed are those that mourn, for they will be comforted."

Chaplain John Elms
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

April 12, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. R.I.P Motorman!

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

April 12, 2014

Officer Cortijo, this is sad and I pray for you and your family, all off them. I pray for justice for you and your family. You did not deserve to have this happen to you! No one does! So awful and sad. Prayers to you and your family

Josh Holcomb

April 12, 2014

Chris - You look familiar, and I'm thinking we passed each other back there. I am so sorry for your loss. You fought hard to hold on, no doubt your wife and daughters were in your heart pleading for your return to them. Alas, it was not to be. One day, perhaps, we'll all get to learn why.

Thank you for your service to our Nation as a Marine. Thanks, too, for your service to the State of California and the People of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. K. Moreland
Arapahoe Community College PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 11, 2014

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and close friends during this very trying time. Keep watch over all of them. You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die.

"I heard someone whisper your Name.
When I turned around to see who it was,
I found myself alone.
Then I knew,
It was my heart missing you." Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 11, 2014



April 11, 2014

I am truly sad to earn the loss of a hero in Officer Chris Cortijo. May the Lord bless and comfort his family, friends and peers.

JCOS TW Martinez
JJS/CYFD State of New Mexico

April 11, 2014

This is a tragic loss. Officer Cortijo's dedication & commitment as a Marine Corps veteran & LAPD Officer will never be forgotten. May he RIP.

Sgt. Earl P. Martin
Henry Ford Health System Police Authority

April 11, 2014

Officer Cortijo was a leading LAPD Valley Traffic Division DUI Task Force officer, credited with over 3000 DUI arrests. There is no telling how many lives he saved. His death at the hands of a driver suspected of being under the influence of drugs, is therefore a very dark irony. Officer Cortijo was also twice honored as LAPD Officer Of The Year.

Again, my tears reflect my anger and sadness, as they wrestle and entwine in the tightness of my throat and chest.

A little more than one month since the loss of LAPD Officer
Nick Lee, we have now lost Chris Cortijo. As the flowers bloom and the days warm; we should be celebrating new life but these new bright days are darkened as we now search for strength and answers.

A thought came to me after hearing the news of Officer Cortijo's passing. I realized that as we cry and morn here in my home town, there are those in the darkness that celebrate the passing of our officers and any officer. This thought; this reality; makes me hate you more and sickens me more at the thought of your existence.

It was not my intention to bring this dark thought here; to these pages which honor Officer Cortijo and all officers but I am compelled to share it with you.

I now pray that Officer Cortijos’ family, friends and the entire department, find strength and find some comfort in the many shoulders that are here to share this pain.

I know that our loved ones that have left this place, do not want us to be sad and our sadness hurts them as they look down from above. We are grateful we had them down here to share love and happy times. There are many on this earth that have never known and will never know, such love, caring and happiness. Perhaps we include a prayer for them in their pain; the pain of never sharing love.

With all respect.
You are not alone.

Civillian Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

April 11, 2014

RIP Ofc. Cortijo. Thank you for your service.

Raymund Nanadiego, Police Officer
CA State Parks

April 11, 2014

I worked with officer Cortijo on many commercials. He was our lead traffic cop who was there to keep us safe while we did our jobs. He was a lovely man with a wonderful sense of humor. I always smiled whenever I saw him ride up to set on his motorcycle. I told him I was thinking of moving to a new neighborhood but wasn't sure about the area. Officer Cortijo actually drove over to the neighborhood and the apartment I was looking at to check it out for me. I didn't even ask, he offered. That was the kind of guy he was. What a great loss. He will be sorely missed.

Donna Edwards

April 11, 2014

Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

April 11, 2014

Guard the gates of Heaven Marine! Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

Officer C. Huffstutler
Metro Nashville Police Department

April 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 “it’s 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.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho

April 11, 2014

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and those who have loved you in return.

Sean D. Creamer; Chief
TPSU; New Bern NC

April 11, 2014

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