Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jesus Manuel "Chuy" Cordova

Nogales Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, April 27, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Jesus Manuel "Chuy" Cordova

Your loss is an unspeakable tragedy, may God give peace and solice to your children, your unborn child and your loving fiance. My most sincere condolences to ypur brothers and sisters at the Nogales Police Department.

Captain Tom Cox
Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

April 28, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

April 28, 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 28, 2018

Officer Cordova, your mission on earth is over, and it is time for you to reap your rewards, and it will be abundant. Rest in peace and enjoy heaven where there is only peace and joy. The baby in your fiancee's wife will be alright, God will see to that. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

April 28, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. My condolences to your family and Department. Prayers.

Officer Charles White
Morongo Indian Reservation Department Of Public Safety

April 28, 2018

To the family of Police Officer Jesus Cordova, friends, Police Chief Roy Bermudez and the
Nogales Police Department.
You are lifted up in though and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding through Christ Jesus our Lord now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:12-13 / Matthew 5:9.

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

April 28, 2018

Officer Cordova, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

April 28, 2018

Rest easy Brother. Prayers and condolences for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

April 28, 2018

Rest now my Brother. We have it from here.

Cpl(R)We J. Scott McCauley, Maryland Sta
Maryland State Police

April 28, 2018

Godspeed and Rest In Peace Brother.

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department #5111

April 28, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Charles, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

April 28, 2018

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

April 28, 2018

My prayer is that God will comfort and ease the pain of the Cordova Family. Just know that God loves you and know all that you are dealing with. Rest In Peace Brother!

First Class Deputy & Antoine Thomas
Wake County Sheriff’s Office

April 28, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site ImagineHeaven.net for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at LivingWater.com says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 28, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

April 28, 2018

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

April 28, 2018

Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cordova Family and the Nogales Police Department. R.I.P Officer Cordova.

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

April 28, 2018

R.I.P Officer Jesus Cordova

BRIAN MOLYNEAUX civilian
citizen

April 28, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

April 28, 2018

Officer Cordova your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. Godspeed.

Steve Laude
Carbon County Utah SO 1978-1987

April 28, 2018

May God watch over the family and fellow officers these heroes worked with. We can only imagine their pain. But we can sympathize with them and we must support them. This is what the Patriots and Heroes looks like folks. Running to the danger when all others run away from it. Selfless and fearless to the end. They now work heavens Beat. And are in God's hands forever. Ever watching down on us all.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

April 28, 2018

Rest easy now, brother. We’ll hold the line from here.

Patrolman Tyler Holmes
Bradley Police Department

April 28, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Cardoza. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

TERRY F ZECH OFC (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

April 28, 2018

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES OF NOGALES POLICE DEPARTMENT, POLICE OFFICER JESUS “CHUY” CORDOVA.

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 Police 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?
OFFICER CORDOVA
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in the City of Nogales in the State of Arizona 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 did.
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.
FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT, “LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW.’
FINAL CALL
Officer Cordova status......................... Officer Cordova status......................... Officer Cordova status.........................
Attention All Units....................Nogales Police Department, Police Officer Jesus “Chuy” Cordova having served the citizens in the City of Nogales in the State of Arizona with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest In Peace my fallen BROTHER, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

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

April 28, 2018

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD
Colorado

April 28, 2018

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