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

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, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

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.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

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

September 8, 2016

The 57th Basic Detention Officer Training Academy sends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Police Officer Lt. Waldemar- Rivera-Santiago.

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, Lt. Santiago

Respectfully Submitted, Lt. Alicia S. McKinney & the Cadets of Basic Detention Officer Training Academy 57. Durham County Sheriff's Office Durham, NC

Durham County Sheriff's Office

September 8, 2016

Vaya con Dios mi Hermano.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

September 7, 2016

When God sent His angels to bring you home He had His reasons. Someday we will be able to ask why; but for now we offer our prayers for peace and comfort to those left behind. RIP Brother.

E.A. Keeney, S/MSgt, USAF (Ret)
USAF Security Police

September 7, 2016

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle

September 7, 2016

RIP LIEU.. May god bless you and your family my brother. Your work is done. Watch over the rest of us. We'll take it from here.

Police Officer Michael Latif

September 7, 2016

Descansa en paz hermano!

Correctional Officer E. Borrali
Federal Bureau of Prisons

September 7, 2016

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

September 7, 2016


Stephen Bruet PPO II
NC Department of Public Safety

September 7, 2016

My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

NYC Correction officer Edwin Rivera (R

September 7, 2016

A Prayer for Lieutenant Waldemar Rivera-Santiago:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Lieutenant Waldemar Rivera-Santiago, of the Puerto Rico 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, Lieutenant Waldemar Rivera-Santiago, 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

September 7, 2016

Go with God Lt. Rivera-Santiago. You have served your community wel for the last 30 years and changed the lives of many people. Your family can be very proud of you and your service. God comfort and guide your family through this sad time and let them rejoice that you are at the side of the Creator.

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

September 7, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, friends, and colleagues. Our promise to him;
Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service to his community and to our nation.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

September 7, 2016

Rest in Peace L T. My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the PRPD during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 7, 2016



September 7, 2016

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

September 7, 2016

"Vaya con Dios" Lt. Rivera-Santiago.

HGarcia S.O.
Federal Bureau of Prisons

September 7, 2016



September 7, 2016

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 7, 2016

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Puerto Rico Police Department. Our country is much less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother, vaya con Dios Hermano!


September 7, 2016

Thank you for your Service, Brother. God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 7, 2016

Thank you brother in blue for your service.
God bring peace to your family.
Rest in Peace.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

September 7, 2016

Rest in peace, Lieutenant Rivera-Santiago. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

September 7, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

September 7, 2016

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 7, 2016

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