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.

A Prayer for Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos:

Lord God of mercy, peace, and love, we remember before Your throne in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos, of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, 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 state in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. Thus, in our life, may he live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will.

Heavenly Father, be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them Your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

Almighty God, we ask that you grant us a deeper appreciation of the efforts of all law enforcement officers who serve our communities, states, and country daily. For their dedication to our security, order and peace, we give You thanks. May they be encouraged in their work which benefits us all. Help us to grow that spirit of community that will make their job both easy and fulfilling. And now may our fellowship together and Your blessing today bring a renewed sense of joy to each of us. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God." [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

"Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends." [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D. Div., M.S.B.S., B.S.B.S.
Ordained & Licensed Independent Christian Minister
Ministry: The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Department [Since 2014]
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers

Captain Steven R.Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

September 17, 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.

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

September 17, 2018

God speed.......

Police Officer Suzy Regan (retired)
LAPD-Modesto PD

September 17, 2018

Rest In Peace my Brother

Criminal Investigator Greg Kouba
Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Victoria, Texas

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

September 17, 2018

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer

September 17, 2018


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…

This inspiring poem was written by Jim Weaver, a retired LAPD Officer and former Idaho Sheriff. It is submitted with his full support and approval. We feel ceremonies such as this actually occur in the Heavenly Realm. We can all gain a glimpse at… …with the faith building book by Pastor John Burke, and his NDE interviews with credible individuals granted such Near Death Experiences. Both my Pastor and Family Doctors feel many such instances are fully valid. Indeed, “Do nor fear…for it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:32). May the Family, Friends and Department be comforted as Magnificent Reunions truly await all Christians!

Joe Lanier
A former Asst. Chief with the Jasper Texas PD

September 17, 2018

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. You won’t be forgotten.d

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

September 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother .

Det. Andreoli

September 17, 2018

Rest in Peace Correction Officer Gallegos. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Gallegos Family and the California Department of Corrections.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

September 17, 2018

Rest well, my brother. We have the compound from here.

Correctional Officer Christopher Bonham
Colorado Department of Corrections

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace brother. As many other brothers and sisters say, you will be missed, we can take it from here. God bless you and may God be with your family during these tough times. You will be missed but not forgotten

Officer Cecil Abel
East Whitehead Township Police Department

September 17, 2018

A corrections 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 Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 17, 2018

Condolences to the family. My heart is touched by this tragedy to someone who was doing his job.

Wanda Wallace

September 17, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 17, 2018

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

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

September 17, 2018

God Bless You.


September 17, 2018

Condolences and prayers to his family...a senseless tragedy that should not have happened...

Jim R Lugenbeel (Retired Detective)
Pomona Police Dept..

September 17, 2018

Thank you Corrections Officer Gallegos 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

RIP officer. Prayers for your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your dedicated service, you will be missed. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Gallegos during this time of painful and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Armando.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

September 17, 2018

Gods Speed to CO Gallegos Family, friends, Brothers and Sisters in Corrections. We grieve with you.

family in corrections
Family in Corrections

September 17, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

September 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Corrections Officer Gallegos

DOD Officer James Friedman (Retired)
Naval Weapons Station Police Charleston,SC

September 17, 2018

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