Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Elise Ann Ybarra

Abilene Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Reflections for Detective Elise Ann Ybarra

Godspeed My Sister, RIP

SGT. Donald Harvey retired
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Arizona

March 31, 2023

Even though it has been several years ago that Det. Ybarra passed away. It seems like yesterday. For all the Officers taken away in the line of duty, it all seems like it just happened yesterday. Y’all will always be in our hearts and prayers. #Bluelivesmatter RIP Det. Ybarra.

Sgt. D.E.
CA Police Officer

CA Department Of State Hospitals Police

March 16, 2023

RIP. I know you are deeply missed and will always be in all of the hearts of families
of “ Fallen Officers “. “ The hours part us but they bring us together again.” Daughter of fallen officer - Detective/ Sgt. John Paul Tsolis - Highland Park MI. EOW/ April 16, q 1974. From Susan Tsolis /daughter.

Susan Rosen

October 13, 2022



August 2, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

August 6, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 6, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Ybarra.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2020

I hope that everyone will find comfort in the scripture Acts 24:15-"And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous andAnd I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection+ of both the righteous and the unrighteous the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again in Paradise on Earth, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 23, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Elise was killed.

To the Ybarra fellow officers, and all who call Elise beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Detective Ybarra gave to her community and the citizens of Texas and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on August 6, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 22, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 1st anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 6, 2018

Rest in peace my sister. May you watch out for your loved ones always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

August 6, 2018

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten.

Lieutenant John Phillips
Florida Department of Agriculture/ Office of Agricultural Law Enforcem

May 16, 2018

Elise was my friend. She was a friend to many and was especially tenacious in her role as a Detective in the SVU. She was liked and respected by all. It is a huge loss to the APD. Elise spent the last week of her life helping a coworker who had lost her husband the previous weekend.

Sharra Sampson
Abilene Police Department, CID Secretary.

February 10, 2018

I never met Detective Ybarra, however I am a fellow Detective in Virginia and I had many friends that were at the conference in Dallas that she was scheduled to attend. To honor her sacrifice, I am riding in the Police Unity Tour, Chapter IV, during Police Week in her name. I hope this message reaches her family somehow and they read all the kind wishes from people that cared about her and law enforcement officers that gave their life for their community. I also hope they smile a little knowing she hasn't been forgotten, even by people that didn't know her, but respect her.

Thank you Detective Ybarra for your sacrifice.

Detective Courtney K. Young
Fairfax County Police Department

January 30, 2018

R.I.P. Elise.

My heart goes out to your family and friendes.

Lt. Chris van Niekerk
Mil. Vet. 32 Battalion ex South African Defense Force. (SA Army)

January 2, 2018

Mam, your didcation and hard work in keeping your community safe and combating crime will never be forgotten. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Rest In Peace Detective Ybarra.

Recruit Jonathan Alvarez
Los Angeles Sheriffs Department

September 18, 2017

Rest in peace sister 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 Retired
Mohawk PD

September 9, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

September 8, 2017

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

September 7, 2017

May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall. And this one was a terrible loss. A man who without care for his own safety did such a noble thing. I hope his family will find some type of peace during this time of mourning. God will not let them down. Keep Faith and know he is in a better place.

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

September 6, 2017

RIP Sister. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

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

August 19, 2017

Rest in peace.

Police Officer Eric BORGHESANI
San Francisco Police Dept.

August 19, 2017

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

Detective José Quiles, McKinney PD
Mckinney PD

August 19, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Detective Elise Ybarra during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Detective Ybarra.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 19, 2017

Thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends. RIP

Captain Shelli Piersant

August 18, 2017

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