Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta, Jr.

Mission Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Reflections for Corporal Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta, Jr.

May your family find peace and your murderer never have a second of peace ever again. He just bought a ticket to hell

CO Ted Carr (ret), Colorado Dept. of Corrections, Texas Dept. of Corrections TDCJID

August 22, 2019

RIP Good Man...
Your service will not be forgotten.
My god bless & protect your family, friends, and loved ones.

Paul Biersach
Citizen/Live PD Viewer

August 16, 2019

The men & women of the Abilene Police Department hold in prayer the family, friends, & co-workers of Cpl. Jose Espericueta. During this time of sadness, we remember with gratitude the honorable life & service given by Speedy.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department; Abilene, TX

July 31, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother...We Have The Watch....
My Family's prayers are with yours......."Blessed are the peace makers for they will be known as children of god"

Officer David R Johnson
Strafford Police Department

July 25, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Cpl Espericueta during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

July 9, 2019

I'm not sure if it's because we share a rank, or because I've seen your great work on LivePD, but your death hit me harder than most other LE deaths. Rest in Peace sir, you'll never be forgotten.

Corporal
Northeastern US

July 5, 2019

"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

July 5, 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

July 1, 2019

Corporal Espericueta, for 18 years, you put your life on the line unselfishly so that others may be safe. Your reward in heaven will be abundant as all good deeds do not go unnoticed by our all-loving, all-generous God. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

June 29, 2019

Rest in peace Cpl. Espericueta . My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the MPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

June 29, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Corporal, Jose "Speedy" Espericueta, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Corporal makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Also our thoughts and prayers to the San Benito Police Department where Corporal Espericueta had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 28, 2019

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corporal Jose "Speedy" Espericueta and the extended law enforcement family of the Mission Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 2019

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

June 28, 2019

Rest Easy Brother! Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor—by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.

-Raymond Chandler

Deputy Kyle Winkler
Bee County Sheriff’s Office

June 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Trooper II Jorel Flores
Texas DPS

June 27, 2019

Thank you Corporal Espericueta for your hard work and 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.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 26, 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

June 26, 2019

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

Lt. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

June 25, 2019

Thank-you for your service and your sacrifice. My heart and prayers are with your family and friends.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

June 25, 2019

May God bless his family members. He will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

June 25, 2019

I would just like to say thank you (although that doesn't seem to be enough) for your service and sacrifice (trying to make this crazy world a better and safer place). You will not be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to your friends, family and coworkers. RIP.

Marie C
NJ Citizen

June 25, 2019

Officer Espericueta, Thank you for your dedicated service. It is this service we honor as we mourn your sacrifice at the hands of a nobody. YOU are a hero.

So long as those who love and miss you most keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone from them.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 25, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

June 25, 2019

Rip sir god speed

Civilian Mike Kleinfelder
None

June 24, 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 24, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for the immediate family and fellow officers. God bless you Officer Espericueta. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless all our Heroes and first responders.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Osceola C
Osceola County Sheriff Office, Florida.

June 24, 2019

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