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

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

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E.C.Proft Cheif deputy retired
ICSO

March 25, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

March 25, 2019

Rest easy Deputy Herrera.

Sergeant Lamont Quarker
Rialto Police Department

March 25, 2019

R.I.P. God be with your family

Ret Det 1st Grade Vincent Sinnott
N.Y.P.D.

March 25, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Hererra during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (RET)
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

March 25, 2019

Final Salute Deputy Herrera. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

March 25, 2019

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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

March 25, 2019

Is heartwrenching not seeing you walk into the station and being able to give you that handshake and brotherly hug we always did every change of shift. Now you are walking into the doors of heaven my brother in blue. You will ALWAYS be in our thoughts and prayers. We will take over from here Pete.

Rest in peace.

Deputy Hernandez, A.
El Paso County Sheriff's Office

March 25, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

March 25, 2019

DEP PETER HERRERA MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

MICHAEL LONG
RETIRED NY STATE POLICE

March 25, 2019

God Bless you Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera ❤️, Rest In Peace. We are so thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifice. We are so saddened by this terrible news!! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!!

Kelly & Eddie King

March 25, 2019

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and coworkers. Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE.

D.A. Investigator Esrael Silva
Deaf Smith County District Attorney Office, Hereford, Texas

March 25, 2019

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Depaerment

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

March 25, 2019

My heart and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Herrera. Well done, good and faithful servant. Thank-you for laying down your life to keep peace and provide safety for all of us.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

March 25, 2019

I’m so saddened by this senseless, selfish act. My deepest condolences to the deputy’s family and department.

Peter Palmer
WCSO (ret)

March 25, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Herrera and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Herrera, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 25, 2019

Rest in peace my brother and thank you for 11 Years of service

SGT A CLANTON
CCSO

March 25, 2019

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

James J. Scanlon
Columbus Division of Police (Retired)
North American SWAT Training Association

March 25, 2019

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 Police Officer Gary Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 25, 2019

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

LT. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

March 25, 2019

Jesus Christ enough already, a true hero as the above ny Det states May God bless you and your family The line gotten even smaller today

Dr John Brenner ms msn APRN
Lt (ret) CO Bridgeport Major Crime
Ps we have had two young sgt commit suicide circa the last month or so, please also pray for our dept

Lt john brenner (ret)
Bridgeport Police ct

March 25, 2019

God speed.....

Police Officer Suzy Regan (retired) LAPD-Modesto PD

March 25, 2019

Jesus Christ enough already, a true hero as the above ny Det states May God bless you and your family The line gotten even smaller

Dr John Brenner ms msn APRN
Lt (ret) CO Bridgeport Major Crime
Ps we have had two you sgt commit suicide circa the last month or so, please also pray for our dept

Lt john brenner (ret)
Bridgeport Police ct

March 25, 2019

Our hearts are heavy at another officer down. My condolences to Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera's family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters in blue. May God comfort you and give you peace at this time of loss. Deputy Herrera will never be forgotten for his bravery and sacrifices made.

Sheila Reynolds
Montgomery Police Department

March 25, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue.

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

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

March 25, 2019

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