Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Michael Anthony Pimentel

Elmendorf Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Reflections for Chief of Police Michael Anthony Pimentel

My sympathy and prayers to the family of Chief Pimentel. He served the people to the best of his ability. RIP. GOD BLESS

Michael Witkowski #29 Retired Hastings on Hudson NY

August 23, 2014


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Chief of Police Michael Pimentel:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some eighteen hundred and twenty-four law enforcement officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Texas. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Chief of Police Michael Pimentel, of the Elmendorf, Texas Police Department; who was shot and killed in-the-line of duty during a struggle with a suspect after stopping a vehicle near the intersection of 1st Avenue and 9th Street in Elmendorf, Texas, on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at about 11:30 AM.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Chief of Police Michael Pimentel. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Chief of Police Michael Pimentel and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Elmendorf, Texas, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Elmendorf, Texas, to remember to pay their law enforcement officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Elmendorf, Texas, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their community.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Chief of Police Michael Pimentel go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.

Lord God, hear our prayers.

Now, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department

August 23, 2014

May he rest in peace.

Det. Carl Trosclair

August 23, 2014

So sorry for your loss brothers and sisters, Prays for Chief Pimentel and his family at this very sad time, RIP brother.

Patrolman Rick Bekesy
Tamaqua Police dept, Pennsylvainia

August 23, 2014

God bless Chief Pimentel's family, friends and coworkers, will keep all of you in my prayers.

retired chief of police Lundy Brigman
Latta Police Dept. Latta, South Carolina

August 23, 2014

R.I.P. Chief ! Your tour of duty will be remembered as a passionate and dedicated professional. Brownsville ISD pd continues with the direction and professionalism started by you, it's first Chief.
It was an honor having known you. May your family find the strength and courage to carry on.

Orlando Rodriguez
Chief of Police
Brownsville Texas

Chief Orlando Rodriguez
Brownsville Police Dept.

August 23, 2014

God bless Chief Pimentel's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service and sacrifice brother.

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

August 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
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

August 23, 2014

Final Inspection:
The officer 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, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got 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 an unmanly tear.
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 often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

Chief Pimentel, We will always remember you, and your years of service to your community. You are a true HERO. May god bless you and your family in this difficult time.

Cody Schilling

August 23, 2014

Rest in Peace May your family feel our prayers and know you are now safe in the arms of our Lord.

John Tomaino Sr. Retired Chief Deputy
Retired Mahoning County Sheriffs Office Ohio

August 23, 2014

May God Bless you! Rest in Peace.

j lange #1549
san antonio police dept

August 23, 2014

Godspeed my friend.

Patrolman Jordan Holland
Claremore Police Department (Oklahoma)

August 23, 2014

We are so sorry for the senseless and tragic loss of Chief Pimentel. We pray that you feel God's comfort as you begin to grieve as our thoughts are with you all.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

August 23, 2014

Peace to you and your loved ones

jennifer phillips
widow of Sgt Ron Phillips

August 23, 2014

I pray God gives strength to Chief Pimentells's Family & Dept. as well as comfort in this time of grief.

Detention/Transport Officer
Watauga County Sheriffs Office Boone N.C

August 23, 2014

Rest in Peace Chief Pimentel. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Pimentel Family and the Elmendorf Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office Wayne, NJ

August 23, 2014

I am sad to learn of the loss of Chief of Police Michael Pimentel. I pray the Lord grant comfort and peace to the family, friends and peers.

JCOS TW Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

August 23, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" -Matthew 5:9. Rest with God brother..

Police officer 1 MD Lassiter

August 23, 2014

He was my Chief at SAISD and I'm going to miss him and his loving smile. He loved his career & he was pro-active & just fun. My condolences to his mother.

Officer Jeanne Braasch

August 23, 2014

Thank you for your selfless service and sacrifice Chief. Prayers to your family, friends and department during these difficult days.

Sergeant/Retired Michael Morrissey
Fridley Police Department

August 23, 2014

Prayers are with him and his family. Rest in peace

Bill Ricks - Sgt
SAISD Police Dept - Retired

August 23, 2014

Rest in peace Chief Pimentel!
You will not be forgotten!

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

August 23, 2014

Our family's thoughts and prayers are with this brave Officer, his family, friends and fellow Officers!!

R.I.P Chief Pimentel, and thank you for your bravery and years of protecting and serving!

Sue Kennell

August 23, 2014

my thoughts & prayers are with the family, friends & coworkers....thank you for service...R I P Chief Pimentel

Val Naugle

August 23, 2014

My heartelt sympathies to all the family, friends and co-workers of Chief Michael Pimentel. Your loved one served bravely in a very dangerous environment. I know this is an awful time for those who knew Chief Pimentel. He will be forever remembered and honored in our profession.

Sgt Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

August 23, 2014

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