Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jose Ismael Chavez

Hatch Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, August 12, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Jose Ismael Chavez

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

August 30, 2018

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

August 13, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

August 12, 2017

Your service and commitment are remembered today and always my brother. May the Lord bless your family always. Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

July 31, 2017

Brother you will always be in our hearts and prayers. In about 6 weeks, several officers will depart Raleigh NC and ride our bicycles all the way to Washington DC.

I have the privileged of riding for you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peach, we will take it from here.

Senior Officer V. Espinoza
Raleigh Police Department

March 29, 2017

Thank you for your sacrifice and may your rest in peace.

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

September 26, 2016

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
Moahwk Police Department

September 18, 2016

May God bles you. Prayers and thoughts to the loved ones that are left behind. May they forever remember your deidcation and service as well as the good memories of you. Dios lo bendiga...

MPO Hector Lozano

September 8, 2016

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in eternal peace.

Retired Detention Officer Rudy Liggins
El Paso County Sheriff's Office

September 3, 2016

It was an honor to be a part of the procession for Officer Chavez. May he rest in peace. Thank you for your service Officer Jose Chavez, and may God Bless you and your family.

K9 G. Diaz

August 28, 2016

God rest his soul. Rest In Peace.....

Civilian Sylvia Althaus

August 27, 2016

Thank you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

August 27, 2016

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.

Cindy Cunningham
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

August 25, 2016

Dear Jose:

I won't besmirch this sacred site speaking of the cowardly vermin that did this. Yes, they are true cowards, commit the crime and run.

Thank you for you service and the honor you brought to our profession. You will always be a member of the greatest fraternity on the planet, the "Thin Blue Line". Our line gets stretched, but it will NEVER break.

Father God, bless this brother of ours that You called home, and hold in the palm of Your hand. And Father God, bless him and his family, and every police officer everywhere.

Jose, you showed the world what our oath really is, "To Protect and Serve", at all costs, when the cry of the wolf is at the door. Most people can't understand why we run TOWARD danger when most run away. That's what makes you one of America's Heroes. Rest in peace, we have the watch. I give to you, the words my late Dad gave me a long time ago "Above all else, honor".

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, (Retired)
Lake Mary (Fl.) Police

August 23, 2016

I was unable to attend the funeral services in Las Cruces but I wanted to give my condolences to the family, friends, & all peace officers who protect us all everyday. This is so heart-breaking and such a loss to us all.

RIP Officer Chavez and thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you.

To all public service officers, thank you for all you do. It's not said all the time but we appreciate what you do and the sacrifices you al make to try to make this world a better place to exist in. Love from NM.

Anonymous in Albuquerque, NM

August 23, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

August 23, 2016

Thank you for your service, rest in peace my brother.

Under Sheriff Jonathan Bernal
Mora County Sheriff's Office

August 22, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, Texas

August 22, 2016

RIP brother.

Mesa PD

August 22, 2016

Read a article that described you and I thought we should All strive to be like you. My respect Sir.

K-9 Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

August 22, 2016

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

August 22, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Chavez!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

August 22, 2016

Late afternoon on Friday August 12, 2016, my husband and I traveled Interstate 25 North from Las Cruces to Truth or Consequences, in order to adopt a Border Collie from the local animal shelter. While traveling, we saw a myriad of multiple agency law enforcement units rolling lights and sirens, headed both Northbound and Southbound on the interstate. It was clear that something major must have happened, but we would not learn until later that evening that a Hatch Police Officer had been fatally shot.

The memorial services that took place in Las Cruces, NM today were moving and heartfelt. Especially touching was the letter read by Kelly Jameson on behalf of Chief Gimler and Lt. Watkins of the Hatch Police Department. Sharing many fond memories of Officer Chavez, Jameson touched on the fact that Chavez loved animals and that he was placed in charge of Animal Control in Hatch as well.

The dog that my husband and I adopted on August 12th is a Black & White Border Collie. Named Panda, he will be trained as a service dog. We do not know exactly how old Panda is but he is still a growing puppy. When I learned that Officer Chavez loved animals, I decided that we would designate Panda’s birthdate to be December 17th, the birthdate of Officer Chavez. Each year on December 17th, when we celebrate Panda’s Birthday, we will remember not only the day that Officer Chavez gave his life, but we will celebrate the birth and life of a dedicated officer who also loved animals. As my service dog, Panda will always be a reminder to me of the service of Officer Chavez, and of all men and women who protect and serve daily.

Karen Colin

August 22, 2016

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

August 19, 2016

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