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.

Avenue of the Fallen

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.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Officer Jim Weaver
Los Angeles Police Department retired

September 22, 2018

A true hero who's efforts and sacrifice are only compounded by the fact that the scum who attacked you will face only, essentially a slap on the wrist, unless your demise brings about a murder charge. Even still, it does not bring you back.

Corrections Officers are true heroes in that, you deal with the lowest forms of life and ONLY those. Some may be overall decent individuals and maybe some are good people caught up in bad situations, but regardless, they are convicted criminals. YOU are responsible for keeping them away from society and that can be one of, if not THE toughest job in the criminal justice system. I respect and admire you for doing that job, and I mourn your passing at the hands of individuals not worth the oxygen they steal from decent human beings.

Brother, God Bless you and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful. You have more than earned it.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 22, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO.

“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Children of God.” Matthew 5:9

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 21, 2018

The men & women of the Abilene Police Department extend their condolences to the family, coworkers, and friends of Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos following his death. We are saddened by your loss and pray comfort over you. We are mindful of the service rendered by Officer Gallegos and are deeply grateful.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

September 21, 2018

Gallegos family and friends may Good grant you all with a speedy healing. CO.Gallegos thank you for your service and for your Ultimate Sacrifice during your line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

September 20, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos who was tragically killed in the line of duty as well as the other corrections officers who continue to put themselves in harm's way.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection

September 20, 2018

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Officer Gallegos. May the Good Lord give you strength, comfort and peace.
He swore an oath to serve and protect and he made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of that oath.

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

September 20, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

September 19, 2018

Rest in peace brother. My condolences to the family of Officer Gallegos, also my brothers and sisters from Kern Valley you are all in my prayers.

Officer N. Ramirez
California Department of Corrections

September 19, 2018

To the family of Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos, friends, Secretary of Corrections Ralph Diaz and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
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 19, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Corrections Officer, Armando Gallego's, from complications from an attack on April 21, 2018. A corrections officers position is a very dangerous job and the men and women who perform this duty are very important on what they do. Correction Officer Gallego's, with his bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our thoughts and prayers to the other corrections officer that was injured, for a speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 19, 2018

Thank you for your dedicated service Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos. My condolences go out to your family, friends and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. May you rest in eternal peace.

PSO A. Marwaha
Campus Public Safety

September 19, 2018

RIP Officer Gallegos, thank you for your service. My Prayers to your Family both blood and blue.

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

September 19, 2018

Officer Gallego, I grieve with your loved ones and colleagues who have lost a good man. You chose to serve in such a volatile place. Our Lord must have another special mission for you that you can only perform from heaven. May our Lord immerse you in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 19, 2018

On behalf of 1st shift at the Federal Metropolitan Detention Center, Los Angeles we mourn the loss of Armando to the savagery of inmates. We are greatful to our Brothers and Sisters at CDCR across this state and forever respectful for those staff that fought along side Armando and stayed in the fight to successfully get out of that unit. We are at peace knowing he passed at his home and pray before God that he was at peace with God..

Lieutenant M. Fitzgerald
Federal Bureau of Prisons

September 19, 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."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

September 18, 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

September 18, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Corrections Officer Gallegos. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

September 18, 2018

Sorry to you Sir and your family....Thank you for your sacrifice to our nation.

Officer Michael D Mitin
Millington Police Department MICH.

September 18, 2018

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

September 18, 2018

Rest in Peace!

Sgt. CCB (Ret)

September 18, 2018

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

LT. A. Orozco

September 18, 2018

Lest We Forget!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

September 18, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2018

RIP Officer Gallegos

CO Ryan

September 18, 2018

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