Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Police Officer Ernest Jesus Montoya, Sr

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Reflections for Senior Police Officer Ernest Jesus Montoya, Sr

I still remember his laughs and his jokes... He always had a great since of humor.

Joseph H Gregg, Senior Police Officer
Navajo Nation Police Department

May 13, 2021

Rest in peace Senior Officer Montoya.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 5, 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

Our thOught and prayer go out to the family,friends and fallen brothers in blue. May God Bless you soul

RIP my high school classmate and my brother in blue

Detective Kelly Thomas
Phoenix Police Department

April 21, 2015

Rest in Peace Police Officer Ernest Montoya. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

March 4, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

“Vires et Honorem”

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

January 18, 2015

RIP Officer Montoya. Always supporting THE MAN IN BLUE!

Citizen of Huntsville, Al Jennifer LeeM
Huntsville, Alabama

December 24, 2014

Rest In Peace Officer Montoya

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

December 22, 2014

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of our fallen brother in blue. Thank you for your service. We will never forget. May God bless your soul.

Officer Edwin Lara / Division 9
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

December 21, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers to the dear family and friends of Officer Montoya. God Bless him for his service. RIP sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

December 20, 2014

RIP BROTHER. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

December 19, 2014

Go walk your beat in heaven brother, for you've done your time in hell. We'll take the watch from here. Gone but never forgotten.

Reserve officer Kevin Guck
Atalissa Police Department

December 16, 2014

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

December 16, 2014

Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Maryland

December 16, 2014

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Ernest was killed.

To the Montoya family, fellow officers, and all who call Ernest beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Montoya gave to his community and the citizens of Arizona, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 14, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 15, 2014

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, family and loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for the past three years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.
Faith helps us see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

December 15, 2014

Thank you for your service. Prayers go to your family, friends and agency. May you rest in peace.

Leonardo Albizu
Deputy Sheriff
Martin County Sheriff's Office

December 14, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

December 14, 2014

Rest In Peace Officer Montoya

Civilian Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

December 14, 2014

Thank you for your service, Officer Montoya. May God bless and keep your family safe in His loving arms.

Valerie Palmer, Sister of Keith Crenshaw
Eupora, MS

December 12, 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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

December 11, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Montoya. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Navajo Division of Public Safety.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

December 10, 2014

"Blessed are the Peace Makers for they shall be called children of God."

May God give peace and console the hearts of those affected by this loss of a faithful servant. He has done his job well.

Sgt. Robert Bailey
Jefferson Co. Texas Sheriff's Office

December 9, 2014

Thank you for your service to mankind Officer Montoya. May God grant you eternal peace.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office/Former Shreveport PD

December 8, 2014

The 54th Basic Detention Officer Training Academy sends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Police Officer Earnest Montoya.

During this time hold close to the memories and good times shared as a source of comfort.
Being ever mindful of the pride he embraced when wearing his uniform.

RIP, Officer Montoya

Respectfully Submitted, Lt. Alicia S. McKinney & the Cadets of Basic Detention Officer Training Academy 54. Durham County Sheriff's Office Durham, NC

Lt. Alicia S. McKinney
Durham County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2014

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