Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

You will never be forgotten. Forever RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 10, 2020

Deepest Condolences from Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 17

Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement ACAD
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 17

October 18, 2019

Officer Diaz - My heart breaks for your family, co-workers and especially the friends who were with you and watched what happened. It's just not right.

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

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

September 25, 2019


Det. Robert DOrazio Retired.

September 25, 2019

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over eight years. I pray that Juan's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

August 28, 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

August 27, 2019

R.I.P. Brother

Cpl Julian “Jules” Olvera
Seguin Tx, Police Department

August 26, 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

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

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