Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos, Jr.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Friday, September 14, 2018

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos, Jr.

Rest in peace Corrections Officer Gallegos.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 17, 2021

Started the department at 22 years old, wet behind the ears, eager, scared shitless and was blessed to have this man as my regular partner for my first 3 years in. He gave me the confidence and showed me the way, I’m forever grateful to you partner! There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t remember you or your stories from the navy! Shit I got your badge # tatted where I can see it every day! Rest easy brother! Your legacy lives on.

Correctional Officer Colón

April 13, 2021

Rest in peace always and know 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 14, 2020

Rest easy brother. We got it from here

Correctional Officer

July 27, 2020

I was in the academy when I heard about your passing. The moment we were informed about your passing brought great sadness to all the cadets and peace officers.

My condolences to your family. Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Officer S. Rizvi
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

May 13, 2020


This is a sad ending. As a free staff I thank you for the time and dedication the officers provide us. The public does not understand what correctional officers go through and the sacrifices they make. May you rest in peace.

Thank you to all the CO's in CDCR.

Free Staff - cooper

February 10, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thoughts and prayers for your family and friends.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 9, 2019

Thank you to all whom continue expressing their condolences.
It has been a challenging year. I pray everyday for for all our LEO's to return safe to their families.

Irma Gallegos
Wife of Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos.

September 29, 2019

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

To the Gallegos family, fellow officers, and all who call Armando 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, that 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 Correctional Officer Gallegos gave to his community and the citizens of California. to his country for his many years of military service in the Navy, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 14, 2018 as he succumbed to injuries sustained during a cowardly attack months earlier. RIP

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 5, 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

Another under paid hero's life taken by animals. A man who kept us safe from the dredges that roam the streets looking for victims. I'm so sorry for your family. May you rest in the loving arms of God.

Bradley Baker
No relation

January 17, 2019

Rest in peace brother.
"Blessed are the peacemakers..." Matthew 5:9
Thank you & your family for your service.

CDCR SGT. Retired Shawn Tyrrel
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

December 20, 2018

Thank you for your service. You will be missed and never forgotten.
Prayers for your family. Rest in peace ... we will take it from here.

Correctional Lieutenant D. Boggs
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

December 12, 2018

Rest Easy, Brother.

Corrections Officer I Keely Connolly
Kansas Department of Corrections

December 8, 2018

Armando and I were childhood friends...I grew up with him and remember many good times playing with him and his brother Peter...I ran into him in a elevator in San Diego..he was stationed in San Diego and as we rode up to the 15 the floor he told me he was married and had children . I was told by my brother what had happened ...My Heart goes out to his entire family ...may you rest in peace my friend ...

Paul Roger Cortez
Childhood Friend

October 24, 2018

God Speed

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

October 20, 2018

Thank you all for your kind words. It has been a very hard 27 days without my husband. And to read these posts brings a little light into my life.
Thank you once more from the bottom of my broken heart.

Irma G Gallegos

October 11, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother prayers to all the family.


October 5, 2018

R.I.P brother may you rest with the lord Prayers to you and your family.

C.O Officer Juan Corona Jr

October 1, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over seven years. I pray that Armando's life and death will bring glory to God.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 28, 2018

God Speed.. May My Brother In Arms Rest In Peace...

Sargent James Dixon

September 25, 2018

Rest in Peace Sailor

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

September 25, 2018

To the family, friends and colleagues of Corrections Officer Gallegos: I am so very sorry for this tragic loss! Please accept my deepest condolences.
To Corrections Officer Gallegos: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are a Forever Hero!
I pray that justice will be served.
God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

September 23, 2018

When the Lord was creating CORRECTION OFFICERS, he was into his sixth day of 16 hour overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And the Lord said, “Have you read the specs on this order?”

A CORRECTION OFFICER must always bear in mind that rehabilitation is based on self-respect. In the event of rebellious actions or disparaging remarks towards them by inmates they must always maintain a quite firm demeanor.

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER has to be able to tolerate the ignorance of some, without losing hope.

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER must also be prepared to cover a life-threatening situation, canvass the institution for witnesses, write a perfect report, and testify the next day.

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals when it is necessary.

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER has to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands… no way!” “It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” said the Lord, “it’s the three pairs of eyes an Officer has to have.” ”Is that on the standard model?” asked the angel.

The Lord nodded and said, “One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before the Officer asks, ‘May I see what’s in there, sir?’ (When the Officer already knows and wishes he’d taken that accounting job.)” The second pair, here in the side of his head for his fellow Officers safety and the third pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “You’ll be all right, when the Officer knows it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve, “rest and work on this tomorrow.” “I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound inmate out of a rebellious intention without incident and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck.” The angel circled the model of the CORRECTIONAL OFFICER very slowly, “Can it think?” the angel asked.

The Lord said “Can it think!” A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER can recite departmental rules in its sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on a tier in less time than it takes five Federal Judges to debate the legality of a cell search… and still it keeps its sense of humor. “This CORRECTIONAL OFFICER also has phenomenal personal control.”

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER can deal with crime scenes painted in hell, professionally watch over a child abuser not allowing emotions to stand in the way of helping a inmate better himself, comfort a fellow Officers family with a loss, and then read in the daily paper how the department and its Officers are not sensitive to the rights of inmates.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the CORRECTION OFFICER. “There’s a leak,” the angel pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model!” the angel exclaimed.

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “it’s a tear”

“What’s the tear from?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that tattered piece of cloth called the American flag, and for lady justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked somber and said “I didn’t put that tear there.”

~Unknown Author

Lt. Murphy
Arizona Department of Corrections

September 23, 2018

Rest in peace CO Gallegos

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried - Whit
White Plains Police Department

September 22, 2018

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