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Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent

Roberto Medina-Mariani

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, September 11, 2017
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Reflections for Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani

 

I’m the police. And I’m here to arrest you. You’ve broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law. But I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with grey bars. If you run away, I will chase you. If you fight me, I will fight back. If you shoot at me, I will shoot back. By law, I am unable to walk away. I’m a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with a badge and a gun. Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed. I think. I love. And yes, I can be killed. And although I’m but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who are the same as me. They will lay down their lives for me. And I them. We stand watch together. A thin blue line. Protecting the prey from the predators. The good from the bad. We are the police.

Officer Timothy Cooper
Chandler PD
September 22, 2017

May the grace of God be your strength and the strength of all who mourn the loss of Agent Medina-Mariani.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office
September 22, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ
September 21, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.
September 20, 2017

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US Army Military Police
September 20, 2017

Descances en paz hermano

Special Agent S. Ramirez
USDOT/OIG
September 19, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Agent Medina-Mariani.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004
September 19, 2017

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Deputy Constable Paul Bostick
Montgomery County Constables Office Pct.1
September 19, 2017

God Bless your family and watch over them. You have displayed bravery both as a Police Officer and as a soldier and will be missed. Go with God my Brother.

Motor Officer Jim Bragg (Ret.)
Greenville SC City Police Dept.
September 19, 2017

" NADIEN TIENE AMOR MAS GRANDE QUE EL DAR LA VIDA POR SUS AMIGOS" -JUAN 15:13 DESCANSA EN PAZ HERMANO

RECRUIT VALENCIA-SILVA
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
September 19, 2017

Rest in peace brother you have served your community well. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and fellow officers and friends. Thank you for your service.

Sergeant Howard Giddings (Ret.)
Virginia Port Authority PD
September 18, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Medina-Mariani!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
September 18, 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
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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 18, 2017

Hermano, thank you for your service and God Bless you for your sacrifice. We can only hope that your murderers face true justice, if not in this world, then in the next. So long as your family keeps you forever in their hearts and minds, you'll never truly be gone. Our prayers are with them.

Rest in Peace, Agent Medina-Mariani.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
September 18, 2017

To the family of Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani, friends, Superintendent Michelle Hernandez de Frayley and the Puerto Rico Police Department.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always. Thank you for your service. John15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherrry / O'Berry Police Department, NC
September 18, 2017

Everyday you serviced your community was a sacrifice and a act of heroism. "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." John 15:13
Thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family.

Recruit Fernandez
LASD
September 18, 2017

My condolences to the family. R.I.P and thank you for your service.

Recruit Cardenas
Los Angeles Sheriff Department Class 425
September 18, 2017

Thank you for your courageous and heroic service to our beloved country and your community. A true inspiration! My deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family. Rest well !

Recruit Mimms
LASD
September 18, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Prayers of peace for the hearts of your family and partners. Thank you for your service. A true hero until the end.

Recruit Rodriguez
LASD Class #425
September 17, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Prayers for your family and partners. Thank you for your service, a true hero until your last day on earth.

Recruit Rodriguez
LASD Class #425
September 17, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Prayers for your family and partners. Thank you for your service, a true hero until your last day on earth.

Recruit Rodriguez
LASD
September 17, 2017

In Honor of Agent Medina-Mariani,

Thank you for your public service and military service. You are an inspiration for future generations to come. Your true heroism is always doing the right thing no matter the situation or the cost. May God Bless your family and bring them peace in this difficult time. May your agency get stronger from your spirit and may your legacy guide them in their pursuit of maintaining order in this chaotic time.

God Bless to the Medina-Mariani Family!
RIP Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani!

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God

LOS ANGELES SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
September 17, 2017

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 (KJV). Thank you Agent Medina-Mariani for your service!

Ruthann Cross, Civilian
September 17, 2017

Sir, thank you for your service to your country and dedication to combating crime. My prayers go to you, your family, and friends. You are a true inspiration and an officer I endure to be like someday.

Recruit Hammond
El Segundo Police Department
September 17, 2017

As a current recruit for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Class 425 I feel highly motivated within my career to honor each individual who has come before me and made the ultimate sacrifice. This weekend I spent much of my time thinking about the fallen and the families effected by these tragedies. I will continue to honor every fallen officer every single day by working as hard as I can, learning as much as I can, and doing my very best to make a positive impact in community members lives.

Richard Maier
LASD Class 425
September 17, 2017

 
 

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