Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Pedro Esponda, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 25, 2018

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Reflections for Detective Pedro Esponda, Jr.

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Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD ( retired)

March 29, 2024

Lord Jesus, as we watch our nation’s brave law enforcement officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the law enforcement officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

March 10, 2022

Rest in peace, brother. Strength and blessings to your living family. Until all of us who were there meet again.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 25, 2021

Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service. It will not go forgotten.

N/A Cameron Cruz
The Spin Collective

March 25, 2021

Rest in peace Detective Esponda.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 25, 2020

May his soul rest in eternal peace. I had the opportunity to work with him in Manhattan South Street crime. What a great guy. I will keep his family in my prayers.

Det. T.J. McCann
NYPD former co-worker

March 25, 2020

Det. Esponda,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 25, 2020

Rest in peace my brother. Continue to watch after your family and us here. Until we all meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 25, 2020

Thank you for your service Detective Esponda Jr. RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 25, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 8, 2019

It was a pleasure to be taught by pete as a rookie NY transit officer. A great guy. RIP PETE

Po. Bryan McCarrick

October 16, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Pedro died as a result of an illness he suffered in the line of duty in 2001 during the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Esponda family, fellow officers, and all who call Pedro beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lt. Murphy gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 25, 2018. We shall never forget any of our 9/11 heroes and I hope you and your family know that a grateful nation mourned for you.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 10, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 31, 2019

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