Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jair Abelardo Cabrera

Salt River Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Saturday, May 24, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer Jair Abelardo Cabrera

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

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
City of Fort Worth Texas PD

June 5, 2014

Our condolences go out to family and friends. We are with in this time of reflection. A true hero and brother in blue

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

June 3, 2014

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Jair Cabrera and the Salt River Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Cabrera, for your service

Staff
National Police Wives Association

June 2, 2014

Thank you for your service, Brother. You leave a huge void in the lives of your team and your family. An officer's watch is never truly over, so I imagine you as the guardian angel over your family and your team. I have heard about you from my niece, Jackie, who is your cousin. RIP, Officer Jail Cabrera.

Deputy Division Director Nori Huntsman
Utah Department of Corrections

June 2, 2014

God Bless and thank you. Prayers for those left behind.

Special Agent
HSI

June 2, 2014

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Cabrera. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. J Walter
Richmond PD Virginia

June 1, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Cabrera's family and everyone at the Salt River Police Department. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

June 1, 2014

JAIR,

I AM SO SORRY AND WISH WE NEVER LOST YOU. YOU MADE A EVERLASTING IMPACT ON YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS HERE IN THE DEPARTMENT. THEY MISS YOU DEARLY. WE MISS YOU HERE IN DISPATCH TOO. WE STILL THINK ABOUT YOU AND PRAY THAT YOU ARE WITH OUR LORD AND HE IS TAKING CARE OF YOU. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

REST IN PEACE OFFICER CABRERA. TILL WE MEET AGAIN.

BRIANA ARANDA, POLICE/FIRE DISPATCHER I
SALT RIVER POLICE DEPARTMENT

June 1, 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 Officer Cabrera, especially to his girlfriend. 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 Jair, 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 Jair's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jair's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jair will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Cabrera, 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 eleven 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

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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gabe Garcia (retired)
Scottsdale PD

May 31, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD

May 31, 2014

Jair,

I enjoyed working with you and was glad to have known you.
You meant a lot to so many and I hope you knew that when you were still with us.
Please rest in peace, sir.

Sergeant K. Westberg #134
Salt River Police Department, AZ

May 31, 2014

May you rest in peace brother. may God give peace to your fellow officers. family and friends. Thank you for your service.

Jan Taylor, Det. Ret(
Dallas, TX PD

May 30, 2014

Rest in eternal peace, Officer Cabrera, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powerrs
Philadelphia Prison System

May 30, 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

May 30, 2014

To the family of Officer Cabrera: no words can express the loss of a child, brother, nephew, cousin or grandson. My sincere condolences and prayers.

To the Officers of SRPMIC Police Department: we have lost an Officer who will always be remembered and Never forgotten. My continued prayers for tomorrow and especially days and months to come.

Officer Cabrera, you are on 10-98 here on earth and 10-97 with your fellow brothers and sisters at that special place. Rest in peace

Former SRPD Officer

May 30, 2014

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

May 29, 2014

Very sorry to hear about the loss of this or any officer. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.



Rest in peace brother.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current #2461
City of New York Police

May 29, 2014

Rest in Peace Officer Cabrera. You have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving your country. My heartfelt condolences to your loved ones and your colleagues with Salt River Police Department.

DL Olmos, Associate Chief (Retired)
US Border Patrol

May 29, 2014

RIP my Fellow Brother in Blue. My prayers go to the Family, Friends, and Co-Workers. Rest easy Sir, we have the watch from here.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

May 29, 2014

Rest in Peace, Hero. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. May God comfort your family, co-workers, and friends in this difficult time. God Bless You... now rest.

Noranne stubbs Lenox
Arizona Department of Public Safety

May 29, 2014

You've done your time in hell. Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer Michael Prendeville
Rutgers Police Department / Newark Division

May 29, 2014

To the family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters; I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Know that Officer Cabrera will never be forgotten. He is a true hero and will always be remembered as such.

Lieutenant Detective Matt L. Rudiger
Deming Police Department

May 29, 2014

Rest in peace brother in blue

Detective Jason Cirbo
Douglas County, Colorado Sheriff's Office

May 29, 2014

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