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.

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 26, 2017

Thank you for your service.

Timothy Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired) 5342

December 26, 2017

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Officer Andrew Camilleri who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. May the healing power of God's Grace be your strength and hope in the days and years to come.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

December 26, 2017

Rest in peace.

Retired Detention Officer Rudy Liggins
El Paso Co. Tx. Sheriffs Office

December 26, 2017

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the CHP during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

December 26, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great. Your family is in our prayers.

Investigator, Q. Warren
Alaska Atty Gen. Office, Office of Special Prosecutions

December 26, 2017

God bless

Trooper J Jaynes
Arizona State Troopers

December 26, 2017

So shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri.
Prayers for his wife and three children and his brothers and sisters at CHP.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Naya Pope /
Irving PD, Texas/ Mom of CHP Officer

December 26, 2017

RIP my brother.

Det Marty Mooney ( retired )
NYPD

December 26, 2017

Beyond what words can describe.

Civilian
Supporter

December 26, 2017

Pray that I will meet you in heaven to thank you for your service and dedication.

John Van Brocklin, ret. GySgt
USMC

December 26, 2017

Avenue of Fallen
Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County Sheriffs Office (Idaho)

December 26, 2017

My deepest condolences to your family. My prayers go out to all the family, friends, and to the members of the California Highway Patrol.
R.I.P Officer Camilleri.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

December 26, 2017

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the California Highway Patrol. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 26, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

December 26, 2017

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 2 we would like to send our condolences to the Camilleri family and the entire California Highway Patrol. Rest in Peace Officer Camilleri.

Recruit Togias
Albany Police Department

December 26, 2017

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Officer Andrew Camilleri and the extended law enforcement family of the California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 2017.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your memory.

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.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 26, 2017

My condolences to Andrew Camilleri's family and colleagues. Gratitude to him and members of the California Highway Patrol who do their best to keep us all safe. God bless.

Motor Carrier Specialist-1
California Highway Patrol

December 26, 2017

Our most sincere sympathy to our beloved CHP brother, family and friends.

Officer Edwin Rivera
NYC DOC

December 26, 2017

Our prayers are with the family and the CHP family during this time of grief and sadness.

Ken Hackney, Chaplain
Van Zandt County - Texas

December 26, 2017

Rest in Peace Trooper ANDREW CAMILLERI. Thank You for your service and sacrifice protecting the citizens of California.

I Pray for Peace for your family, friends and co-workers. I also Pray that the scum who caused your death be cast into the lake of fire instantly upon his death. May he live in agony and despair all the days of his worthless life!

Amen.

Barry Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX retired

December 26, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

December 26, 2017

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Camilleri and the California Highway Patrol during this time. Thank you, Officer Camilleri, for your service.

Administration
National Police Wives Association

December 26, 2017

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of Andrew Camilleri who went to his eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter him beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind his soul among the living, that he may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

December 26, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 26, 2017

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