Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Peter John Herrera

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Peter John Herrera

On behalf of Session 66, our sincere condolences. Thank you for your service and may you Rest In Peace.

Recruit R Condo
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Academy Session 66 Schenectady N.Y.

March 30, 2019

Thank you for doing a job that many people would never consider. You died doing what you love, now the greatest reward is up above where there is only safe and peaceful streets to patrol along with the Great Chief. You are now safe.
Rest in peace.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

March 30, 2019

Thank you for 11 years in my county's sheriff's office. Thank you for protecting us when we run from danger. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife. I am sad to hear that one of my friends in blue is down, please rest easy Sheriff! We are all thankful for your service.

Matthew Wineman

March 30, 2019

"The Final Inspection"

The Deputy 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, Deputy.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The Deputy 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 Deputy waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Deputy,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

R.I.P Deputy Pete Herrera

Deputy F. Munoz
El Paso County Sheriff's Office (Texas)

March 30, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Deputy J. Davis

March 29, 2019

Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. I am more than thankful for your service. You are a true hero. Rest easy.

Miguel Guerrero
El Paso Texas Citizen

March 29, 2019

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

March 29, 2019

Thank you Deputy Herrera for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. 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

March 29, 2019

Thoughts and prays for the family and the department.

Wichita ks police department

March 29, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother my prayers to you and your family and friends

Correctional Officer Ca (ret) E.S. Perry
Californa Dept of Corrections

March 28, 2019

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, Ret. Fire Lt., Baltimore City Fire Department.

March 28, 2019

RIP. Prayers for your family in gratitude for your service and sacrifice.

Scott Benedict
California Highway Patrol 8463

March 28, 2019

May you forever rest in peace. Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Daniel S. Meltzer
Civilian supporter

" 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God' (Matt. 5:9)."

March 28, 2019

God has a special place for those who protect those who cant protect themselves and give their lives in this service. Till we see each other again rest in peace my friend.

Supervisory Imm. Enf. Agent

March 28, 2019

Our deepest sympathies! We thank you Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera for your service! God Bless!

DeKalb Police Department

March 28, 2019

He's my fallen Hero! My heartaching-condolences to his Wife!

Ronn P. Woolley (Professional Engineer - MA, TX - retired)

March 28, 2019

Rest in peace brother we got it from here

Firefighter James Hallgrimson
Clifton volunteer fire department

March 28, 2019

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the El Paso Sheriff's Office. Texas

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

March 28, 2019

May you Rest In Peace Deputy Herrera and my sincere sympathies to your family. You are a true hero.

Diane Bicjan

March 27, 2019

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

FF Ron Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Dept.

March 27, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Herrera. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Herrera family and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

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

March 27, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera on their terrible loss. May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort needed during this difficult time. Thank you for your dedication and service and for making your community a better and safer place. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera. I salute you.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

March 27, 2019

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

March 27, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 27, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Herrera

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried
City of White Plains Police Department

March 27, 2019

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