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Police Officer R. Jake Gutierrez

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer R. Jake Gutierrez

So sorry for your loss Tacoma P.D. My prayers are with the department and Officer Gutierrez family. Be safe guys and God Bless you all

Retired Police Chief
Radford University Police Department

December 4, 2016

Rest in peace my brother

Inspector Darold Grant
Federal Protective Service

December 3, 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 Department

December 3, 2016

Rest in peace thank you for your service and dedication. May god keep you close in his arms

Detective Richard Csrnaggio
Midwest Regional Fugitive Apprehension Unit

December 3, 2016

I would like to offer my prayers and condolences for this unnecessary loss of life. Considering the shooter used children as his personal human shields is nothing short of disgusting. The horrible memories that were created for those children due to this man's personal problems is going to last a lofetime. Those memories are not erasable and may not be tolerated to a level the children would ever be able to live a happy, health or productive life. Not only did he take down one of our officers, he literally ruined many lives with the mental stress and torture he caused all involved. Rest in Peace and know your legacy will live on and the streets left behind are being protected by your brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

Wife of a retired CA officer Linn Walker

December 3, 2016

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 your family to God every morning for over five years. I pray that Jake's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

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

December 3, 2016

We thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice to keep your community safe along with your brothers and sisters in blue safe. Rest in Peace. We'll take the watch from here.

Officer Erik Moon
Arlington Police Department

December 3, 2016

Thank You for being my best friend; for always showing me the way. I am the mother I am because of you-I love you Jake. Words will never justify, contain, or bring comfort to the pain I am in. I am selfish because I want our next memory to be of us at your wedding; for the trip to Hawaii, the little things that always meant so much to us. You will always be my brother my other half, and for always being a protector. I miss you Jake...

Antoinette Gutierrez

December 3, 2016



December 3, 2016

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die...

May your friends and family find solace in the memories they shared with you. You are never truly gone.

EMT, Andrea Jastrzebski

December 3, 2016

I didn't k ow you nor your family, but we are tied in other ways. Go peacefully into the light because we are the peacekeepers who will take flight. I pray for you and your family now. RIP

Deputy Sheriff Ramirez Nick
Riverside Sheriffs Department

December 3, 2016

My goodness; what's happening in our country. This man is to be honored for his service, bravery, and heroism. I'll never be able to do half of what he did for his city...

Commissioner David W. Purkey
Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security

December 3, 2016

God speed brother... Tears do fall when a true warrior and hero such as yourself falls in the line! We few who are left will continue holding that thin blue line in the fight against evil.

Ptn/FTO Bob Simora
St. Louis Airport Police

December 3, 2016

Rest easy brother.

Michigan State Police

December 3, 2016

Thoughts and prayers for the family, friends and fellow First Responders for your loss of Officer Jake Gutierrez.
But this Brave Officer isn't gone. His spirit continues on for as long as First Responders answer cries for help going where Angels FEAR to TRED.
Officer Gutierrez goes before us to Heaven where his bright light will guide our paths when it's our time to meet him there.
Code 3 to Heaven Officer Jake Gutierrez, your final Watch is done. Rest your weary soul your work on Earth is done. We have the Watch.

M Joiner
EMT-II (Disabled)

December 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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

December 3, 2016

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 2, 2016

To the family of Officer Gutierrez and Tacoma PD: My sincere condolences for the loss of Officer Jake. I am a private citizen who is totally humbled by the risks taken and too often sacrifices made by the men and women in blue on our behalf. I'm sure he was a fine officer doing a really tough job. I'm sure that I speak for the good people of Washington and our nation when I say how much we appreciate the work you do. RIP to your brother and be safe!

Dean Hendrikson
private citizen in Spokane

December 2, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother. You made the department a better place and it was an honor to have known you. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Police Patrol Officer
Tacoma PD

December 2, 2016

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Quinten Warren, Investigator
Alaska, Special Prosecutions, Medicaid Fraud

December 2, 2016

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue. Evil will never prosper as long as Brave Men such as yourself stand for good.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Children of God."
Matthew 5:9

A/ Sergeant D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

December 2, 2016

Dear Jake:

My words, and that of everyone else, cannot undo this despicable and cowardly act by human garbage, using children to shield himself. Gratefully, he has been sent to hell. “The candle of the wicked shall be put out forever”. But enough of vermin.

Thank you for your commitment to do the right thing and protect those who cannot protect themselves, at such a high cost as well. Thank you for your actions that prove all the convoluted media hype and anti-police protestors wrong…again. I’m still waiting for the demonstrating to begin in protest of your death and the murder of every other officer this year. I hope the people remember. I hope all of Tacoma and Washington and the United States remembers. It’s true, freedom isn’t free, even here in the Homeland.

I hurt for your family as well, particularly at this time of year, knowing you won’t be here to enjoy Christmas and the joy and the warmth of your home. But because of your sacrifice, many others will enjoy Christmas and joy and warmth. But your family has been robbed of that…forever. I hope that as of January 20, 2017, maybe a new, pro law enforcement line of thinking will emerge, where this kind of terror won’t be tolerated or explained away over “having a beer”.

I pray Almighty God will stop this carnage and hold you close to His heart, and blanket your family with His peace. May He help heal them and know they have a hero in their family. Before he passed away, my late dad gave me this words, and I cherish them even today, many years later. I give them to you: “Above all else, honor”. Rest in peace, Jake. We have the watch.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

December 2, 2016

You and your family are in my prayers!

Ret.Sgt.Brian Canedo
San Francisco Police Dept(retired)

December 2, 2016

The heart grows weaker when an officer of the law is taken from his family. The suddenness of the community and country spill across the red,white and blue. An anger grows as 21 officers have fallen with you and by your side. I hold steadfast though because you bravely spent 17 years on the street and in law enforcement. There is a special star that glows brightly since you passed. But our anger must not retreat until we can truly bring those who have wronged the Blue Line truly are brought down, never to walk the street, the earth again.

Anne Marie Wood, CSW,
NJ Social Worker Advocate for OPMD

December 2, 2016


Retired POLICE OFFICER Maria Alvarez

December 2, 2016

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