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

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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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

God Bless this family

Relatives in service Shari Rozell Hunt
Concern citizen prayer warrior for the Officer in service and there fa

August 18, 2017

Lord be with this father. Bless him and this child.

Relatives in service Shari Rozell Hunt
Concern citizen prayer warrior for the Officer in service and there fa

August 18, 2017

Rest in peace sister.

Patrolman Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Department

August 15, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my sister. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

August 15, 2017

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Detective, Elise Ybarra, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow detective makes the ultimate sacrifice. Her bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Please send our thoughts and prayers for the other 2 Detectives for a speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2017

We send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Detective Ybarra, who gave her life in service to her community and our Nation. May the grace of God give you strength and support at this time and the days ahead.

Chaplain Jim Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2017

May God bless and strengthen the family!

Warden M. Jones
Department of Corrections

August 13, 2017

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and to your department. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May they never forget your faithful service to your community and department and the brave HERO that you were. To Adam, Noelle, family, friends and co-workers, our heartfelt prayers and sympathies are with you now and forever. May God be with you all during this very sorrowful time. Words will never compensate the loss you have suffered. We pray that He now gives you all strength in your time of need. May you find peace in the thought, that we as friends in law enforcement, take this time to lift you up in prayer.

For your act of unselfish bravery and courage Officer Ybarra, we salute you. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Denise & Erin Hunter, Widow and Daughter
Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter, Grand Prairie (TX) PD, EOW: 6-18-04

August 12, 2017

Rest in Heaven, Detective. Your Service will not be forgotten. Prayers & Blessings to your husband & young child...

Staff Lieutenant Marvin Hill
Ohio State Highway Patrol

August 12, 2017

Rest in peace, we are all with you at this sad time.

P.O. (Ret) Donalld Current

August 12, 2017

Rest In Peace. Your husband paid an amazing tribute to you by speaking at your funeral. You will be missed by many.

Officer Greg Parrott
Bangs Police Department

August 12, 2017

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

August 12, 2017

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