Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Major Jorge Sanchez

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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Reflections for Major Jorge Sanchez

"RIP HERO BROTHER"

Corporal (Ret.) James. (W) Pullin
Upper Chichester Twp P.D.

November 3, 2016

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

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

November 3, 2016

So sorry to the Sanchez family. May you find comfort in our God. Thank you for Officer Sanchez' service to his community and beyond. You are in my heart and prayers.

Battalion Chief Mark Nyhart, retired
Mesa (Arizona) Fire Department

November 3, 2016

Rest in heavenly peace brother. May our Lord comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers

Sgt (retired) Steven L. Stafford
Saraland Alabama Police Department

November 3, 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

November 2, 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

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

November 2, 2016

Rest in peace, Officer Sanchez. 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

November 2, 2016

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

Sr Patrolman Donnie Meaders (RET)
Wewoka (OK Police Department

November 2, 2016

Rest in peace, my brother and may God give peace to your family and friends during this time.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

November 2, 2016

Thank you for your long life of service and sacrifice! Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen them all!

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office

November 2, 2016

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the police officer who was tragically killed in the line of duty as well as the officers who continue to put themselves in harm's way.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/CBP

November 2, 2016

Officer Sanchez,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

November 2, 2016

RIP Brother

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

November 2, 2016

RIP brother Jorge.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Investigator D. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

November 2, 2016

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Dmytro Goloborodko

November 2, 2016

My heart and sole are in pain for the loss of one of the finest policy officer. May his family and fellow police officer find comfort in each other during this terrible loss. May God bless him and keep in a safer place.








































































































































































































































































































































































































My Heart and sole hurts for the loss. May god grant to the family during this terrible time. May the fellow officer family stay together and strong.

Nancy Morell R.N.
Mother of active Police Officer at the City of Miami.

November 2, 2016

With saddened hearts. Police Officer Jorge Sanchez has gone 10-42.... Thank you for your servers will be missed but not forgotten.

James Hallgrimson Armed Security Officer
Blue Steel Secrity Services

November 2, 2016

My heartfelt sorrow for you loss. May God watch over his family. And keep his fellow officers safe.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

November 2, 2016

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

James P. Waggle
Civilian

November 2, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Sanchez!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

November 2, 2016

Deepest condolences! God welcome officer Sanchez into your kingdom and bless his family friends and co-workers.....

Lieutenant Marvin Ryals
El Paso Sheriff's Office-El Paso, Texas

November 2, 2016

God bless you Jorge Sanchez for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family, and to your brothers and sisters of the Miami Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother, we have the watch now.

Officer Jim Drabos
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

November 2, 2016

Final Salute Officer Sanchez, thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

November 2, 2016

Officer Sanchez, I almost lost a colleague to a motorcycle accident over 25 years ago. He was responding to a call early in the morning (lights on) when a car pulled out of a side street in front of him. We thought he was gone, but he survived, though no longer able to do the job. I understand the risks of riding the bike and I respect all who do.

You sir, are a hero. God Bless and may you rest forever in peace, Brother.

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

November 2, 2016

A Prayer for Police Officer Jorge Sanchez:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Jorge Sanchez, of the Miami, Florida 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 Jorge Sanchez, 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.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs." [Matthew 5:3-10 NLT]

"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]

"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." [John 15:13 NLT]

"Well done, my good and faithful servant." [Matthew: 25:21 NLT]


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

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

November 2, 2016

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