Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Toshio Hirai

Gardena Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Toshio Hirai

Rest In Peace Brother.

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department 5111

November 19, 2018

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James Waggle

November 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

November 19, 2018

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

November 19, 2018

I am sorry to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Police Officer Toshio Hirai. I beleive our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and peers.

T W Martinez, Retired and FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

November 19, 2018

Rest In Peace..May the Good Lord take you in his arms and watch over your family.

Sergeant (Retired)
South Gate Police Department

November 18, 2018

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Officer Toshio Hirai. Please know we are eternally grateful for Toshio’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Hirai, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Gardena Police Department for Toshio’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Hirai wife and son.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach

Jerry M. Rhodes
Dallas Police Department (retired)

November 18, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Hirai, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.


November 18, 2018

PO Hirai,

May you rest in the arms of our Lord and may he be with your family.

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

November 18, 2018

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

Dean Aires
PA State Police

November 18, 2018

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Officer Hirai, may God bless you and keep you. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the Gardena Police Department. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother. Please know that we will never forget you and your service my brother. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother, we have the watch from here.

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

November 18, 2018

Hirai family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Officer Hirai thank you for your Service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice during the line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

November 17, 2018

I sorry for the loss of this officer. I will remember him, his family, and the law enforcement community, in my prayers.

C. M. Hillyard, police sergeant, retired
Port Lavaca Police Dept. , Port Lavaca, Texas

November 17, 2018

Bless this Officer and his family left behind by this senseless tragedy.

SRO Montez

November 17, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your department, family, and friends. Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Albany Police Academy Session 3
Albany Police Department, Albany NY

November 17, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Sergeant Sonya Harden
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

November 17, 2018

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J.Corasaniti II,Retired Fire Lt.
Baltimore City Fire Department

November 17, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 17, 2018

God bless all those who serve and protect us and each other, in the past, present, and the future. And may you all stay close to Jesus, now and forever, Amen.

another grateful civilian

November 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you for your service.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

November 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and coworkers.

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

November 17, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Toshio.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 17, 2018

Thank you for your service, you are another of our guardians up in heaven, rest in peace and have no worries, our Lord Jesus that hugs you in Heaven also be assured he has your Family in is Blessed hands. Rest In Peace.

CIP (Ex) Carlos Bailon
El Centro Ca

November 17, 2018

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

November 17, 2018

Officer Hirai, thank you for your many years of service, I share the grief that your wife is suffering over her loss of a husband and a father to your little son. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

November 17, 2018

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