Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Waldemar Rivera-Santiago

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, September 5, 2016

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Reflections for Lieutenant Waldemar Rivera-Santiago

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

Sigue descansando end paz mi hermano. Continue resting in peace my brother. Condolencas siempre a su familia. My condolences to your family always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 5, 2017

God's peace and speed Lieutenant Rivera-Santiago. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 17, 2016

To the family of Lieutenant Waldemar Rivera-Santiago, friends, Superintendent Jose L. Caldero López and the Puerto Rico Police Department.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police, NC

September 28, 2016

Rest in Peace Prayers for your family and friends

Retired Chief Deputy John Tomaino
Mahoning County Sheriffs Office Ohio

September 27, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow agents. 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

Please forgive my late reflection! My prayers are with Lieutenant Rivera-Santiago's family! I pray that God will wrap His mighty arms around you all! Rest in Peace Sir!

survivor
Lafayette County AR. Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2016

"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 Wyoming Police Department

September 16, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Rivera-Santiago!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

September 15, 2016

God Speed my brother in blue. May God bless your loving family and you.

N.Y.PD. Lt.(Ret.) Ray Flores

September 15, 2016

RIP Brother. God Bless.

Det. Carlos Selvi
Balto. Co. P.D.

September 14, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother

Deputy Dunlap(ret)

September 14, 2016

"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
Sergeant

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 13, 2016

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Waldemar Rivera-Santiago. 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 C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

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

September 12, 2016

RIP Lt. Waldemar. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service and sacrifice to LE. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

September 12, 2016

May the peace of God himself surround the family, friends and co-workers of Lieutenant Rivera-Santiago.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

September 11, 2016

May God bless you and your family! God Speed LT

Law Enforcement Instructor William Lopez
Miami-Dade Police Department

September 11, 2016

Lieutenant Rivera-Santiago, thank you sir for your service. To have that many years on the Department, and then be killed in a traffic crash is a true tragedy. We all know how dangerous riding that motorcycle is. You were so vulnerable as you performed your duty. 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

September 11, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss

Survivor Jacqueline Rebel
Arizona Department of Public Safety

September 11, 2016

Waldemar,

Yo compli dos anos como un policies militar en Fuerte Buchanan. Yo he andado unos pass en tus zapatos. Que el duos le bendiga y le tenga en us Gloria. Su familia, tango azulejo como personal y todos tus seres queridos estan en mi corazon.

Josh Holcomb Formwr MP

September 11, 2016

Rest in peace Lieutenant.

A/ Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 10, 2016

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

September 10, 2016

On behalf of the Jicarilla Game and Fish, Law Enforcement Division, Dulce, NM, our thoughts and prayers are with the Blood and Blue Families of this Hero...Thank you for your service and may God give your loved ones strength and comfort

Conservation Officer Dwayne Epling
Jicarilla Game and Fish, Law Enforcement Division

September 9, 2016

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