Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Vincent N. Liberto, Jr.

Mandeville Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, September 20, 2019

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Reflections for Captain Vincent N. Liberto, Jr.

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Vincent was killed in the line of duty.

To the Liberto family, fellow officers, and all who call Vincent beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I know that that you will receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Captain Liberto gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 20, 2019.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

October 26, 2019

"If you can't find a mentor, be one"

Lt. McConahay
Mandeville Police Department

October 25, 2019

Rest in Peace Captain Liberto. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the MPD during this tragic & difficult time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

October 19, 2019

RIP brother

Patrolman S Romani
Warren PD

October 9, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Retired Deputy Joe Singh
Sacramento County Sheriffs Department

October 8, 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

'Semper Fi'

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 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

October 5, 2019

Rest In Peace Sir. May God Bless you and your family.

Lt. Michael D. Miller
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

October 1, 2019

God bless brother!! Rest in peace!!

PO Jordy
Fallsburg PD

October 1, 2019

Rest in Peace Captain Vincent Liberto, Jr.
Thank you for your service.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Liberto Family and the Mandeville Police Department.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

September 30, 2019

Capt. Liberto, the State of Louisiana and the nation as a whole owe you a debt of gratitude. Thank you for your service. May the two individuals who caused this event and the specific individual who murdered you and tried to murder your partner face true justice for their crimes.

We mourn your passing here and honor your life. God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 30, 2019

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 4 Recruits, we send our condolences to the friends and family members of Louisiana's, Mandeville Police Department, Captain Vincent Liberto, Jr.

Recruit Kennedy
Albany Police Academy

September 29, 2019

My contact with Vincent was as a fellow polygraph examiner, and fellow Marine veteran.
He will be greatly missed in our fraternity.
Louisiana Polygraph Board.
Col. Rusty Bordelon

Col. Rusty Bordelon
Louisiana Polygraph Board

September 29, 2019

Although there were lots of stories passed around at your funeral service attesting to the great Marine, Police Officer, and man you were, I believe the greatest tribute was to see the legacy you left behind in having raised seven children that honor your memory and example so well in their own lives. Three of them Marines, two already inspired to follow you into police service. We, your fellow Marines and Police Officers, will keep the watch from here, but your sons and daughters will carry on your name, your values, your memory, and your inspiration forever!

Semper Fidelis!
Cpl. Jeffery Kahrs
Weapons Co. 3rd Btn./23rd Mar. ‘91-‘97

Sgt. Jeffery Kahrs
Slidell Police Dept., LA

September 29, 2019

Rest in peace Captain Liberto, you served your city well.

SFC William Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

September 29, 2019

Captain Liberto, thank you for your long and unselfish service and dedication to keeping your fellowmen safe. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

September 28, 2019

I have never forgotten a poem that I heard years ago at the funeral of another young officer.
He had been killed while driving his radio car to assist another officer in following a stolen car. I am unsure what the title is or who the author is and so I am unable to give credit to the author but it is still sad, important, and meaningful:

The silence, now, is deafening
where once his laughter fell.

The beat is empty of the one
who knew its streets so well.

The squad room has a vacancy
no one else can occupy.

And so we stand, salute and grieve
again we say 'good-bye'.

Bruce Waldo Sergeant ret.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 28, 2019

May God Bless You and Welcome You into your eternal heavenly home. Thank you for your sacrifice and bravery.

Renee & John Ford and Family
Miami, Florida

John Ford

September 28, 2019

R. I. P. Capt. V. Liberto Jr. You will never be forgotten!

Deputy Scott Taconi
ST. TAMMANY PARISH SHERIFFS OFFICE

September 27, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

September 27, 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 Captain, Vincent Liberto, Jr., in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Captain makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Also our prayers and thoughts to the other Officer who was wounded for a safe and speedy recovery. Our prayers and thoughts to the Orleans Parrish Sheriff's Department where Captain Liberto had previously served. We thank Captain Liberto's service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 27, 2019

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C. Proft Chief Deputy retired
ICSO

September 25, 2019

I served with "Corporal" Liberto in the Marine Corps. Its been years since I saw him last, but I miss him more now than before. He was an outstanding Marine. The world lost a good man. I am in NC, but flying in for the service.

Christopher Alexander
Retired NYPD & Marine buddy

September 24, 2019

To the family and friends of Captain Vincent Liberto, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!

DeKalb Police Department

September 24, 2019

To the family of Captain Vincent Liberto, Jr., friends, Chief of Police Gerald Sticker and the
Mandeville Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you all 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 life for his friends." John 15:12 & 13
"For God so loved the 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
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

September 24, 2019

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