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.

Words cannot Express how much we miss you.

Sr. Lead Instructor
Lrgvdc Regionnal Police Academy

June 20, 2020

It sure doesn't seem like it has already been a year since you left us, Speedy. Your little town of Mission has done a great job of remembering you and your legacy. My alarm work me up early this morning because we were supposed to be having a "Speedy 5k" today but were forced to postpone it (thanks Covid-19!). Truth be told though, I don't need an event or a reminder of what you meant to your friends, family and your community. Mission is better for having had you in it, and our lives are certainly better for having had you in them. Thank you for all you've done. We have not forgotten it! Miss ya' buddy.

Deputy H L Hawbaker
Hidalgo County Constable Pct 3

June 20, 2020

Sorry to hear about this rest in peace, God bless you and your family. Rest in Peace watching over your brothers in blue.

William / Citizen
Live PD viewer.

March 26, 2020

I’m so sorry for what happened, never met him but it is terrible when a life is taken away from their families, so many dreams gone. This police office went away taking care of his community. Best for all. And thank you officer.

Anónimo
LIVE PD

March 24, 2020

My brother I love you very much I will never forget you. I have learned a lot from you I know that god has a special place for you on heaven. I will always have a place in my heart for you. Thank you for your courage and leadership.

Cpl Salvador Trevino
Mission police department

March 22, 2020

Speedy, your never forgotten. You will always be remembered. You gave the ultimate sacrifice any officer could give to protect and serve. A true Hero, and all who have done the same. God be with your family and families of others who also died in the line of duty. "Blessed are the peacemakers for they should be called the children of God" Matthew 5:9 KJV
Rest in peace.

Officer J. Delgado #481
Mission Police Department

February 21, 2020

Sir , as I see this page feels like yesterday you were giving briefing , telling me “squirrel” your going to be north west , I pray for your family, I know your in heaven watching down on all of us.

Jesse Solis #649
Mission Police Department

November 30, 2019

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

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