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

RIP Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

August 13, 2016

Thank you Officer Chaves for your service to the City of Hatch and the State of New Mexico. Rest in Peace.

A New Mexico Resident

August 13, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Chavez. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

August 13, 2016

No greater love has a man who gives up his life to save others

Va lawyer Bernard Via

August 13, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Chavez, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.


August 13, 2016

I had the honor to serve with you during the last few months. Sorry I wasn't there yesterday to back you up. I will miss you.
Rest in Peace, Brother

Deputy Frank Kaiser
Dona Ana Sheriffs Department

August 13, 2016

May you rest in peace Officer Chavez. You served your community, state and nation well and made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the lives of others. Thank you for your sacrifice and thank you for your military service as well. You are a true patriot. May God bring comfort to your family and may he continue to protect them as you would have.

Officer Mike Klarman
Middlesex Hospital, Connecticut

August 13, 2016

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Departmen

August 13, 2016


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Police Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest.
Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities. We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don't respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject, or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired then who will?
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in the City of Hatch in the State of New Mexico with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.........Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
Officer Chavez status...............Officer Chavez................. Officer Chavez status..............Attention All Units............. Hatch Police Department, Police Officer Jose Chavez having served the citizens in the City of Hatch in the State of New Mexico with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

August 13, 2016

Officer Chavez, thank you sir for your service. Another traffic stop that ends in the murder of the officer. Hopefully the killer gets what he has coming to him. We will keep your family and Department in our thoughts. Please watch over us as we carry on.

Sergeant William Foley
Chicago Ridge IL PD

August 13, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother... You are cleared for End of Watch EOW-

Senior Sheriff's Sergeant(Ret) Santa Bar
Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Department (CA)

August 13, 2016

My BROTHER, We've got it now...REST IN PEACE

Retired patrol officer Michael Taylor
Chatom PD

August 13, 2016

A true hero was lost today. May God watch over his wife, children, and brothers and sisters in blue.

Detective Shannon Brady (Retired)
Santa Fe Police Department

August 13, 2016

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

August 13, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

August 13, 2016

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama

August 13, 2016

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice is not in vain. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Chavez during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Snr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders (Retired)
Wewoka, OK Police Department

August 13, 2016

When will this stop? I am heartbroken for Officer Jose Chavez's family, friends and fellow officers. Godspeed Officer Jose Chavez

Deborah Peek

August 13, 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 13, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Officer Chavez. Thank you for doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God bless. "Heroes Live Forever"

Catherine Garibay Sanchez
Surviving sister of
Deputy Sheriff Steven Garibay
EOW February 10, 1987

August 13, 2016

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

Retired Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriffs Office

August 13, 2016

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

August 13, 2016

May God Bless and keep Officer Chavez's family and friend in this terrible time.Our brother has gone to be with all of his other brothers and sisters patrolling the street of heaven where there is no crime.

Officer Jim Bragg (Ret.)
Greenville, SC City Police Dept.

August 13, 2016

A Prayer for Police Officer Jose Chavez:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Jose Chavez, of the Hatch, New Mexico Police Department, was taken from us suddenly and violently in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Jose Chavez, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

"For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM
Merrimack Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

August 13, 2016

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer

August 13, 2016

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