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Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 27, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz

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

August 18, 2019

As with Officer Dias, I grew up wanting to be a police officer and in fact worked for 44years in public safety, although I was never shot, I had several serious injuries which nearly ended my life and career. I am so greatful for young people like Officer Dias who still want to serve their communities and I hope he becomes an example for young people in LA to follow.
The feelings of my heart and mind go out to Officer Diaz's family and friends as well as all the GREAT OFFICERS OF LAPD.

J. Gregg Newman Master Officer retired

August 16, 2019

Juan, gracias for you're service!! God Bless you & you're familia you will forever be in our our hearts I grew up in the same streets as you did & you did the ultimate with the odds standing against you thank you officer I will pray & forever hold you & you're familia in my thoughts & prayers God Bless, R.I.P. Hero!

Ralph Torres

August 14, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolence for the tragic loss of P.O. Diaz. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the families concerned.

Rest in peace brother.

Donald Current
NYPD Retired

August 13, 2019

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

August 13, 2019

It’s always said when policement die and more so in the line of duty. I am heartbroken about this loss because it so isn’t necessary. My heart go out to the family and the police corps who have to deal with such tragic loss.

Philip Lafeber
LA tourist

August 13, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother !! Prayers are with your friends, family and fellow brothers and sisters behind the badge.

Ofc. M Espinoza
Gila River Police Dept, AZ

August 13, 2019

I am so sorry to see this bravery officer leaved us.
Rest in peace, and thank you for protecting the City of Los Angeles.

City Employee

August 12, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Diaz. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Los Angeles Police Department.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 12, 2019

Rest Easy brother, we have the watch, God Speed

Los Angeles Police Department Detective
Los Angeles Police Department

August 9, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

August 8, 2019

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

August 8, 2019

Thank you for your service ma'am GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

August 8, 2019

May God bless and watch over this brave brother of ours.....his swatch has ended and we will miss him.

Retired Special Agent
Bureau of ATF

August 6, 2019

Officer Diaz, it breaks my heart when a young man's life is taken away by forces of evil, but I know also that nothing in this world happens without the permission of our good Lord. He knows all about you - your plans for the future, your dreams, your relationship with your family and friends - but He has His own plans for you, and it is good. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 6, 2019

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant A. B. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

August 5, 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

August 5, 2019

God Bless You And May He Hold You And Your Family In His Arms...jbaits...

We can never take for granted or give back enough to those we've lost and their families for whom they survived to protect and serve total strangers.

August 5, 2019

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

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

August 5, 2019

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

August 5, 2019

Officer Diaz Thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty. May God grant your Family and Friends with a speedy healing.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls,OH Police Dept

August 4, 2019

My prayer is that God will keep and comfort your family during this very difficult time. My prayer is that God will also comfort the LAPD. REST IN PEACE BROTHER!!!

Master Deputy & Antoine Thomas
Wake County Sheriff’s office

August 3, 2019

Officer Diaz, as I am writing this, I am listening to the news that your murderers have been taken into custody. Such brazen cowards! But, I digress!
Officer Diaz, you were destined for wonderful things, I am sure. Thank you for all you were able to give in your too short time on earth. I believe that God has you wrapped in His arms!
May God continue to Bless you and all those that loved you here on earth. My deepest sympathy to your family and to the LAPD for their great loss.
Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

August 3, 2019

Rest In Peace.

Police volunteer Sharmin Shahbaz

August 3, 2019

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

August 3, 2019

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