Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Andrew Joseph Camilleri, Sr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Reflections for Officer Andrew Joseph Camilleri, Sr.

My Brother Andrew,
The world is a lesser and more dangerous place without you. Please help The Lord keep Valhalla safe until we all meet again in eternal peace.
Your brother Mike.

Ret. Cpl. Mike Seyfried PG Co. PD
Prince Georges County, MD

December 29, 2017

I want to give my condolences to the family for the lost of a great man.

Carl Taber

December 29, 2017

"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."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

December 29, 2017

Rest easy sir. Thank you for your service.

Explorer Caleb Crow
California Highway Patrol

December 29, 2017

Thank you for your service. And may the good Lord watch over your family at this time. May your family always know that they are never forgotten and that all of us are always here for them at all times.

Retired U. S. Marine Humberto Pina
Marine Corps

December 29, 2017

I want to express my deepest condolences to the officer's family, as well as to his entire CHP family for this senseless and sudden loss. May God comfort everyone involved!

Robert Fleming

December 29, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

December 28, 2017

I am the cousin of Rockford, Illinois Police Officer Jaimie Cox who was killed in the line of duty just a few weeks ago on 11/5/17. I know firsthand what this family is going through these days so soon after the worst possible day of their lives. May their community lift Officer Camilleri's family in prayers of strength, and show the support and honor so deserved. Thank you for your service Officer Camilleri, and may your family know they are in our family's thoughts and prayers. Rest easy.

Andrea Cox
LEO family

December 28, 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 28, 2017

To the family of Officer Andrew Camilleri, friends, Acting Commissioner Warren Stanley and the
California Highway Patrol.
You are lifted up in though and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service. John 15:12-13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department, NC

December 28, 2017

Bless you and your family. RIP !

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

December 28, 2017

We pray God will give your family peace; but we will NEVER forget! Rest In Peace our brother!!

Officer Matt Clark
California Highway Patrol

December 28, 2017

On behalf of the 17,000 members of the FBI National Academy Associates, representing over 130 countries, I wish to express the thoughts and prayers of our membership to the Camilleri family and the members of the California Highway Patrol

National Chaplain, Jeffrey Kruithoff
FBI National Academy Associates

December 28, 2017

Thank you for your service.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

December 28, 2017

A. Camilleri,

The first time I met you was during the applicant preparation program at the CHP Valley Division. Soon after, we went through the CHP Academy together and made it through as III-16. Every time we spoke, which was daily, you always talked about your kids and wife. I knew you were a true family man. Rest in peace, brother.

Officer (Anonymous)
California Highway Patrol

December 28, 2017

RIP Sir. You are my hero!

A Warden

December 27, 2017

To short a career, so many could have helped and saved, such a brave hero in today's dangerous world just being there.

Trooper Tim Fischer
New York State Police (ret)

December 27, 2017

As a jailer for the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department I work side by side with the CHP and I know how dedicated they are to try and keep our highways safe. Thank you for your service Ofc. Camilleri.
Ofc. Steven Contreras

Ofc. Steven Contreras

December 27, 2017

On behalf of the members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Office Andrew Camilleri, as well as, the members of the California Highway Patrol. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Barbier, President
American Association of State Troopers, Inc.

December 27, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Andrew Camilleri and the California Highway Patrol. May God Bless All Law Enforcement. RIP Brother.

Sergeant Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, TN

December 27, 2017

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the many days ahead.

With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

December 27, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

December 27, 2017

Your career and more importantly, you life was far too brief. We all mourn your loss and pray for those you leave behind. So long as they keep you in their hearts and minds, you'll never truly be gone from them.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 27, 2017

May God welcome you with open arms and may God hold your family in his embrace. Thank you for your service. My respect Sir.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

December 27, 2017

I lived in California for 27 years. I have always admired the strength and courage of all CHP. The death of any in law enforcement is truly a sad day. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Deputy Kincaid.

Deputy Kristine Kincaid
Cheyenne Wy Sheriff's Dept.

December 27, 2017

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