Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Luis A. Meléndez-Maldonado

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Reflections for Sergeant Luis A. Meléndez-Maldonado

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 12, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Maldonado.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

Brother, today your murders were all sentenced to 238 years in prison, other life sentence and few of them will be prosecuted in the federal side of the justice. Your loss still be missed.

US Army CID Special Agent (Former PRPD)
Former PR Police Department (Class 206th)

March 6, 2019

Today your murderes were found guilty on First Degree Murder. Now you can Rest In Peace my brother!

US Army CID Special Agent Marcos Claudio
Former PR Police Department

January 16, 2019

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

October 12, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Lt. Joseph R. Vigueras
Watch Commander
Southeast Patrol Division
145 West 108th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061

January 2, 2017

God's peace and speed Sergeant Melendez-Maldonado. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

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

December 17, 2016

Descansa en paz. Tu pueblo agradece tu servicio.

Jan Mendez

December 1, 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
Mohawk PD

November 24, 2016

Descanse en paz companero...

Ret. Det. John Villanueva
New York City Police Department

November 23, 2016

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

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

The Albany Police Academy sends its deepest condolences to the Melendez-Maldonado family and the Puerto Rico Police Department. Rest in Peace Sergeant Luis Melendez-Moldonado.

Albany Police Academy
Albany Police Department

November 9, 2016

Thank you for your 30-year dedication to your community, Sgt. Melendez-Maldonado. You will not be forgotten.

Police Officer Kassi Sobania
Seattle Police Department

November 2, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for all that you have done.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

November 1, 2016


Retired POLICE OFFICER Maria Alvarez

November 1, 2016



October 27, 2016


Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society, Ohio

October 26, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and service to the citizens of San Juan, PR. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Puerto Rico Police Department during this very difficult time. Rest in peace sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-OIG CID

October 26, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Luis Meléndez-Maldonado. 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

October 26, 2016

For Sergeant Luis A. Melendez-Maldonado:

The willful and malicious slaying of a law-enforcement officer is a horrendous crime deserving the harshest punishment. Sergeant Melendez-Maldonado was a senior officer who for 30 years provided protection for the people of Puerto Rico. The public at large should be repulsed, incensed and feeling a sense of loss that is hardly describable. He has laid down his life in defense of law and order and for the people he was sworn to protect. Indeed a hero, if ever did a true hero exist.
Each of us who wears- or once wore -a badge has the utmost respect and feels this loss, among many other law-officer deaths, deep within in the hearts. We realize the loss and the pain as any member of his family - perhaps because he is o u r family too.
The officers responding and taking action are our heroes almost as much, as they have so demonstrated every bit of courage each of us would hope to muster in such a situation. They are the caliber of law-officers we all would wish be, or to have at our side, in similar circumstances. Go forth and accept our recognition as the ultimate of our breed.
To those who caused Sergeant Melendez-Maldonado's death, may they face the full-force of justice - and later a free pass to the depths of hell.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza, (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

October 24, 2016



Retired TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga.State Patrol

October 24, 2016

On behalf of Session 61 and the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Schenectady New York, our thoughts and prayers are with your department and family.

We thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Session 61
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy NY

October 22, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Luis.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

October 21, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Luis A. Meléndez-Maldonado and the extended law enforcement family of the Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico.

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chieef Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 21, 2016

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