Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Oscar Adrian Reyes

Costa Mesa Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Oscar Adrian Reyes

Rest in peace Officer Reyes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 21, 2023

I went to the Orange County Sheriff's Academy with Oscar Reyes in 2005. He was a super nice guy. During my time at the academy, a lot of people were hired who were former military when I was in the academy in 2005. However, I believe Oscar told me he was transitioning from being a grocery store manager into law enforcement. In fact, I was looking forward to being friends with him during my work with CMPD because he was a friendly and genuinely kind guy.
I ended up not staying in a career of law enforcement due to the stressful nature of the job, I sold my back up revolver to Oscar, and I lost touch with him. It was pretty shocking to hear the news of his passing so young.
There are good-hearted people who you come across in life that make your work day easier and life more enjoyable. Oscar was one of those good-hearted guys, and my prayers are with his family.

One last story. I remember talking with Oscar a handful of years after I quit. I remember telling him about a couple motor officers at CMPD who made a lot of DUI arrests and won some awards. I remember he told me, "I would love to make that many arrests, but you have to work a lot of overtime to make all of those arrests, but I would rather go home because I want to spend time with my family."
He was a solid family man, too.

Robert Higgins (Badge 540)

June 15, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Oscar died in the line of duty.

To the Reyes family, fellow officers, and all who call Oscar beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that as the first anniversary of your loved one's untimely death approaches, I hope you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Reyes gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 12, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 5, 2019

Officer Reyes was a regular at my Starbucks where I was a barista for 5 years. Every time in came into the store he had a smile on his face, and was one of the kindest people I knew. Thankful that I had the opportunity to know Officer Reyes and continue to pray for his family whenever I pass by my old Starbucks location.

Riley Insko

May 15, 2019

1 mile of my run was in remembrance and memorial of you sir. Rest easy brother.

Lance Corporal Thomas Graham
South Carolina Highway Patrol

April 19, 2019

Thank you for your service, my prayers are with your family, co-workers, and friends. Rest in peace.

Sergeant Howard Giddings (Ret.)
Virginia Port Authority PD

October 1, 2018

Though I never knew you well. We shook hands at the Rodeos may be twice. I'll never forget you saying " you may that look easy". Well brother, I'm sure one day will duke it out up there, just make sure that course is easier for me. Your humbleness and character will always live on.
Godspeed my brother and keep that shiny side up.
God bless you, your family and friends.

Motor Officer Tony Godinez

September 22, 2018

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

September 18, 2018

On behalf of the men & women of the Abilene Police Department, I wish to convey our condolences for the loss of Officer Oscar Reyes. We are grateful for his service and remember in prayer, his family, coworkers, and community in this difficult time.


Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

September 18, 2018

Thank you, Sir, to your service to our nation.

Officer Michael D Mitin
Millington Police Department MICH.

September 18, 2018

RIP. May God bless his wife and all three of his beautiful children.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 18, 2018

Prays be with the familyretired

Retired police Lt
Taylor Hardin police Dept

September 18, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

September 17, 2018

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 Costa Mesa Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 17, 2018

God speed my motor brother...

Deputy Nashif
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

September 17, 2018

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve

Javier Cornejo, Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee WI

September 17, 2018

Thank you for your service Sir, GOD BLESS.

Mrs.Connie Singleton
Concern Citizen of South Carolina

September 17, 2018

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Officer Reyes. May the Good Lord give you strength, comfort and peace.

Lt. Michael Caldwell, Chaplain
Cape Carteret Police Department, Cape Carteret, NC.

September 17, 2018

Thank you Officer Reyes for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of California. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 17, 2018

To the family of Police Officer Oscar Reyes, friends, Chief of Police Rob Sharpnack and the
Costa Mesa 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 now and always. Thank you for your service. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.

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

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco

September 17, 2018

Officer Reyes, thank you for your service and I admire you for your demonstration of skills I would NEVER have the courage to even attempt. No doubt you did all who know and love you, proud. It's just sad that this demonstration caused you to leave us so soon.

God Bless you, Brother and may you forever and always Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother .

Det. Andreoli

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Reyes!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 17, 2018

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