Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Rogelio Santander, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Rogelio Santander, Jr.

God this hurts my heart. This job we do isn't for the weak minded. I don't have words to console your family because I think of my own family and where they would be if my next watch was my end of watch. Stay vigilant and don't sweat the small stuff. Everyday we wake up to our families is a miracle . From the Largo Police department (FL) you are missed and never forgotten.

Ofc. Jones
Largo Police Department

April 25, 2018

My heart and prayers are with you and your family, my Brother. Thank you for your service & most of all your sacrifice. Your flame will forever burn. God bless you Mi Hermano.

POFC Erick Gonzalez #3920
Prince George’s County Police. Maryland.

April 25, 2018

Santander family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Officer Santander thank you for your service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

April 25, 2018

Police Officer Rogelio Santander
You served your community well my fellow brother in blue

Ret. Detective Ronald Licciardi
NEW York City Police Department

April 25, 2018

A Prayer for Police Officer Rogelio Santander:

Lord God, I boldly and humbly come before Your throne in sincere faithful and fervent prayer as we remember in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Rogelio Santander, of the Dallas, Texas Police Department, 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 community and state in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. For Scripture says: God blesses those who work for peace for they will be called the children of God ; there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends; I [Jesus] assure you, today you will be with me in Paradise, and; God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Thus, in our life, may Police Officer Rogelio Santander live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Amen

We have your patrol from here, Corporal Eugene Cole. Rest easy, our Brother-in-Blue, you are now in the hands of the Lord God.

Pastor Steven Robert Closs, M.S.B.S.
The Prayer Ministry of the Cross
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry of the Gospel”
Merrimack, NH 03054
An Independent Christian Global Outreach Ministry
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, M.S.B.S.
Merrimack, NH Police Department

April 25, 2018

May you rest in Paradise Officer Santander

Claire Stansell
USAF Nurse Corp

April 25, 2018

RIP Brother we have it from here

Senior Federal Officer Anthony Mccormick

April 25, 2018

RIP Officer Santander. I never met you by my heart aches for such a senseless act committed against you. Thank you for all you did for your community. Many prayers for you


April 25, 2018

Rest In Peace my brutha for your in gods presence guarding the streets of heaven

Lieutenant Jay Hill
Del City Police, 1999-2017

April 25, 2018

RIP Ofc Santander, and prayers for your partner and the other victim of this terrible crime. My heart aches every time I hear that another brother or sister LEO falls in the line of duty especially at the hands of another. I pray for healing and comfort for your family, your department, and the citizens of the community that you served.

Officer Eric Johnsen
Antioch Police Department

April 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and brother and sisters in Blue.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 25, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

April 25, 2018

Thank you for your service sir...We will take watch from here.

Marco Anaya
El Paso Police Department Honor Guard

April 25, 2018


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Police Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest. Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities.
We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers,College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don’t respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject(s), or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired, then who will?
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in the City of Dallas, State of Texas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I’m proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I’m proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you.
I’m proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I’m proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty,.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.................................. Serving and Protecting your community with
Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
Officer Santander status.................Officer Santander status...................Officer Santander status...............................
Attention All Units....................Dallas Police Department, Police Officer Rogelio Santander, I.D. #10934 having served the citizens in the City of Dallas, in the State of Texas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

April 25, 2018

RIP Brother. God Bless...

OFC Carlos Selvi
Balto. Co. P.D.

April 25, 2018


Ret Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

April 25, 2018

Final Salute Officer Santander. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

April 25, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

April 25, 2018

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 whose 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

April 25, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother. We got it from here!

Det. Marcus Johnson
NYPD-75th Precinct

April 25, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers are being sent up for your families, at work and at home. God Speed Brother.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Dept.

April 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Officer Santander.

Ron Brantley

April 25, 2018

My heart goes out to the Dallas police department and the family. Heartfelt prayers for you all. Ever since the death of Deputy manning i've stood behind all LEO like i've never before my God comfort y'all in grief.

Rachael cooke
In honor to my cousin Josh woodard former LEO wilson,nc P.D.

April 25, 2018

RIP My Brother in Blue. You served well. You will never be forgotten. We have the watch from here.

Syracuse, NY Police Officer Nancy Simiel
Syracuse NY PD

April 25, 2018

Rest in peace young brother. Thank you for your service, we'll take it from here. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Santander during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Okfuskee County (OK) S.O.

April 25, 2018

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