Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Pedro Joel Rodríguez-Mateo

Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Pedro Joel Rodríguez-Mateo

Your Brave Service To The Citizens Of Puerto Rico Will Not Be Forgotten. Rest Peacefully Brother. God Bless.

Retired Corrections G.S. Siegrist
Bucks Co. PA.

August 7, 2019

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

August 7, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Rodríguez-Mateo. 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

August 7, 2019

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

August 7, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

August 6, 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

August 6, 2019

Officer Rodriguez-Mateo, it breaks my heart whenever a police officer'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
Civilian

August 6, 2019

Rest in peace Brother.

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

August 5, 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

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

I'm sorry about ur lose and an now praying for every one...my God be with us all...respectz

Anonymous
None

August 5, 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 Correctional Officer, Pedro Rodriguez-Mateo, in the line of duty. A Correctional Officer's position is a very dangerous job and the men and women who perform this duty are very important in what they do. Correctional Officer Rodriguez-Mateo, with his bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 5, 2019

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Correctional Officer Rodriguez-Mateo.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

August 5, 2019

The Albany Police Department and Session 4 of the Albany Police Academy give their regards to Officer Rodriguez-Mateo and his family. God Bless and Rest in Peace

Albany Police Department
Session 4

August 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.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

August 5, 2019

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 5, 2019

To the family of Correctional Officer Pedro J. Rodríguez-Mateo, friends and the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
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 now and always. Thank you for your service.
"This is My commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's his life for his friends." John 15:12 & 13
"For God so 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

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

August 5, 2019

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

James P Waggle
Civilian

August 5, 2019

Que el Señor ponga fuerzas y paz a su familia para poder llevar esta pérdida . Puerto Rico que nos pasa?? RIP.

Agente Froilán Colon
Policia de Puerto Rico

August 4, 2019

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time...

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

August 4, 2019

CO Pedro J. Rodríguez-Mateo thank you for our 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

We at the Dept of Correccions in Puerto Rico are deeply hurt with the loss of our fellow brother Pedro J Rodriguez Mateo. May he rest in peace and will be remembered.

Officer Christine Arce #11805
Dept of Correccion Puerto Rico

August 4, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

August 4, 2019

Rodriguez Mateo, ( Pollito )Los héroes nunca mueren, tuve el privilegio de ser tú comandante por los pasados tres años y hoy puedo decir que eres un hombre de valor merecedor de todos los honores, tú perdidas es inseparable. Que descanses en Paz y nos veremos en el cielo compañero y hermano.

Comandante
Tnte.I Hector E. Luciano
Centro Detención del Oeste
Mayagüez , PR.

Hector Luciano

August 4, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

August 4, 2019

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