Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Elias Martinez, Jr.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 17, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer Elias Martinez, Jr.

We are all your family even though we may not have known each other. We all hope the best for your loved ones and your friends. Thank you and all our brothers and sisters for all the sacrifices and suffering.

Cpl Jesse Cook (Retired)
Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Law Enforcement Division

September 18, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Martinez, condolences to your family and partners

Sergeant Marvin Gomez
Kern County Sheriff's Office

September 18, 2017

God Bless You and your Family. Thank You so much for all that you did. Rest In Peace.

Civilian Chris Jelenko

September 18, 2017

Thank you for your service. Praying for your Family and Dept.

Det. Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

September 18, 2017

My heart breaks for you and your families both blood and Bļue. You now have your wings and will guard your families and the heavens from above.

Civilian Supporter Marianne White-Wood
The Thin Blue Line/ Blue Lives Matter

September 18, 2017

Sonny, you were a wonderful man, husband, father, friend & stellar police officer. I am proud to call you my friend and blue brother. You were a joy to be around. Your great sense of humor, wonderful wit, your warmth and your devotion to your profession of law enforcement were so appreciated by the Texas law enforcement community. You were highly respected by your piers and the Houston community that you served.

Sonny, you and I spoke of warriors, and how you enjoyed being "out there" as one of them, always being prepared to take what ever action was necessary, to protect them. You were in fact a warrior and you walked the path of the warrior for 30 years, serving and protecting the citizens and community of Houston. You made your mark, you made your contribution, and always among the dangers that lurk out there for all of us

Although it has been many years since I had lunch with you and the members of your unit, I remember you vividly because of your keen wit, friendship and devotion to duty. You were revered by all the officers you worked with. Sonny, the city may fill your vacated position, but they will NEVER replace you as it would be impossible to do so.

The department police will close its ranks, tightly and will feel the pain of your absence. We always will. You will be memorialized in many places, and never forgotten. I will always appreciate that your sergeant, Ginger Lovett, introduced me to you, thus improving the quality of my life, as you improved the quality of so many other lives. Sadly, it was Ginger who notified me yesterday, that you had succumbed from the catastrophic accident that took you away from all of us. My thoughts and prayers are for you Sonny, your immediate family, your extended blue family and friends. Rest easy Sonny, you accomplished your police position exceptionally well . . thank you for daring to walking the path of the warrior in a most honorable, effective and professional manner! I will always respect your person, position, your very being, and the thousands of contributions you made to the safety of all of us. God bless and keep you.

ATF Special Agent Jim Crotty (Retired)
Former Richmond, VA Police Officer

September 18, 2017

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama

September 18, 2017

RIP Brother

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

September 18, 2017

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

September 18, 2017


Sgt Jackie Robertson
Lewisburg Tennessee

September 18, 2017

God Bless you Brother we got it from here!!!

Sgt Leric Istre
Elton Police Department, Elton La

September 18, 2017

Gods foot soldier on earth is now an angel in heaven!

Owner/ News One Nevada, International Jo
News One Nevada

September 18, 2017

R I P Brother.

Trf Ofc. (ret) G V Daunhauer
Jacksonville Sheriff Office

September 18, 2017

My condolences to all of Martinez's family, fellow officers, and friends.

Gary Cooper
Retired federal officer

September 18, 2017

Dios bendiga a usted, Texas Oficial de Policíar, Elias Martinez, su familia y compañeros y gracias a todos.

civil agradecido

September 18, 2017

Sincere thoughts and prayers for the family this day.
Another Hero gone too soon.
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
Rest in Peace brother.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

September 18, 2017

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and department. I am so very sorry for the loss of your HERO.

Officer Martinez, thank you for your lifetime of dedicated, loyal and selfless service to your community. You will live on in the hearts of all who love you.

Gone but NEVER forgotten... HERO's live forever
God Bless and RIP Hero

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

September 18, 2017

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

September 18, 2017

A Prayer for Police Officer Elias Martinez:

Lord God of Mercy, Peace, and Love, we remember before Your throne in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Elias Martinez, of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department, Harris County, Texas, who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the county and state in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. Thus, in our life, may he live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Almighty God, we ask that you grant us a deeper appreciation of the efforts of all police officers who serve our communities, counties and states daily. For their dedication to our security, order and peace, we give You thanks. May they be encouraged in their work which benefits us all. Help us to grow that spirit of community that will make their job both easy and fulfilling. And now may our fellowship together and Your blessing today bring a renewed sense of joy to each of us. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

"Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends." [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack, NH Police Department

September 18, 2017

RIP Brother, God Bless. May God be with your Family
I pray in Jesus name. Amen

Former Corrections Officer/ Current Owne
Saginaw County Sheriff Department Saginaw, Michigan

September 18, 2017

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator

September 18, 2017

Rest In Peace Officer Martinez

Officer James Friedman (Retired)
Naval Weapons Station Charleston, SC

September 18, 2017

Gods foot soldier on earth is now an angel in heaven.

Owner/ News One Nevada, International Jo
News One Nevada

September 18, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Officer Martinez. Thank you for doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God bless. "Heroes Live Forever"

Catherine Garibay Sanchez
Surviving Sister Of
Deputy Sheriff Steven Garibay
EOW February 10, 1987

September 18, 2017

RIP Brother.

Commander Kathryn Young
Carlsbad (CA) Police Reserve

September 18, 2017

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