Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Esmeralda P. Ramirez

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Esmeralda P. Ramirez

I am sorry tp learn of the passing of a sister and hero in Police Officer Esmeralda P. Ramirez. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home into his loving arms where she will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to her family, friends and all members of the Los Angeles Police Department, California

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

June 17, 2019

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

June 17, 2019

The Abilene Police Department extends prayer to the coworkers and family of Police Officer Esmeralda Ramirez. We respectfully pause to honor Officer Ramirez, for sacrifices made to community & family.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

June 17, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Ramirez. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Ramirez Family and the Los Angeles Police Department.

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

June 16, 2019

Officer Ramirez,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 16, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 15, 2019

Rest in peace Ofc. Ramirez. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the LAPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

June 15, 2019

Rest in Paradise Sister Officer. Thank you for your service.

M/Sgt retired Lisa Ditzler
Illinois State Police D-16

June 15, 2019

Rest in Peace sister.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

June 15, 2019

Sister, we find ourselves at risk every day and not the least of which is simply because we're out in traffic everyday. Responding to calls is risky, but must be done, but just the simple act of driving around, regardless if we're on active patrol or just getting from point A to point B, we're at risk. We may see something, hear something or just be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's not something we contemplate since being murdered is the main thing we're focused on.

Officer Ramirez, thank you for your 11 years of service which no doubt is equivalent to or outdoing my 34 years. You are truly a hero.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful. God Bless your children as well, who, though adults and not as dependent on you, have still lost their Mother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 15, 2019

Officer Ramirez - Chances are our paths never crossed, but we wore the same uniform and badge. Your loss will affect many beyond your immediate blood ties. Every cop who knew you, and those people who know them will be touched in some way. Your life and a series of likely positive actions you made will affect up to 10,000 people. Let know one think that you never made a difference.

May your family and loved ones be comforted. May those who served alongside you, both in uniform and in civilian positions, be warmed by your memory.

Thank you for your service to the people of Los Angeles. May God bless you and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. Kieth Moreland
Arapahoe Community College PD (Ret. LAPD Sgt.)

June 15, 2019

Thank you for your service ma'am, GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

June 14, 2019

PO ESMERALDA RAMIREZ MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

MICHAEL LONG
RETIRED NY STATE POLICE

June 14, 2019

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 14, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

June 13, 2019

Rest in Peace Sister

CPL. (RET) Brian SULLIVAN
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

June 13, 2019

To the family of Police Officer Esmeralda Ramirez, friends, Chief of Police Michel R. Moore and the Los Angeles Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, though and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3: 16 & 17
"Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

June 13, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Ramirez. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

June 13, 2019

Rest In Peace

John Ruth AEMD Comms Specialist
Life Line EMS, Mesquite TX

June 13, 2019

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service. God's speed ma'am.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

June 12, 2019

Rest in Peace my sister.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 12, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

June 12, 2019

Rest easy Sister. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

June 12, 2019

I still cannot believe what has happened but I know that you are in a better place. It was an honor to be your partner for the time we were assigned together. I will continue to lift your family in prayers.

LAPD Police Officer David Martin
LAPD

June 12, 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

June 12, 2019

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