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Police Officer Jose Humberto Meza

Burnet Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 20, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Jose Humberto Meza

I knew this man personally and he was great. He is missed by many and will be forever remember. Thank you for your service Officer Meza. K-9 Loki and I will do you proud.

Patrol Officer John McClendon
Converse Police Department

February 27, 2020

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

February 6, 2020

Officer Meza, a tragic and heartbreaking loss. Your daughter will not know you physically, but those who surround her will fill her life with stories about the hero her father is and she will know you.

God Bless you Brother and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

January 21, 2020

Officer Meza, your faithful service to keep others safe will not go unnoticed by our good Lord who knows and sees everything. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May He immerse you and those you've left behind in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

January 14, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

January 4, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

January 2, 2020

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

January 1, 2020

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

December 31, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic passing of Officer Meza.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

December 31, 2019

May his soul rest in peace, and may God bless his entire family.

First Sergeant Thomas M. Webb, Retired
New York State Police

December 30, 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 Officer, Jose Humberto Meza, while being at a extensive K-9 training with his K-9 partner, Kuso. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer succumbs from a medical complication. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Also our prayers and thoughts to the Llano County Sheriff's Office where Officer Meza had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 30, 2019

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special place
for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.


Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 29, 2019

PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY AND TO YOUR FAMILY OFBLUE.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SEVICE

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICE OFFICER Linda
None

December 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

December 26, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Meza. 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

December 26, 2019

Heavenly Father, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Police Officer Jose H. Meza, of the Burnet, Texas Police Department, was taken from us on Friday, December 20, 2019. He suffered a fatal heart attack following extensive training with his K9 partner, Kuso. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can go to the Father except by way of the Son. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain / Rev. Steven R. Closs, DDiv, RPP, NACM, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Minister/Chaplain
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Member of the National Certified Chaplains Association
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

December 25, 2019

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

December 25, 2019

God Bless you Police Officer Jose Humberto Meza . Thank you for your service with the Burnet Police Department, and the Llano County Sheriff’s Office ❤️. Thank you for making the people in the Burnet , Texas area feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

December 25, 2019

God Bless you Police Officer Jose Humberto Meza . Thank you for your service with the Burnet Police Department, and the Llano County Sheriff’s Office ❤️. Thank you for making the people in the Burnet , Texas area feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

December 25, 2019

God Bless you Police Officer Jose Humberto Meza . Thank you for your service with the Burnet Police Department, and the Llano County Sheriff’s Office ❤️. Thank you for making the people in the Burnet , Texas area feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

December 25, 2019

God Bless you Police Officer Jose Humberto Meza . Thank you for your service with the Burnet Police Department, and the Llano County Sheriff’s Office ❤️. Thank you for making the people in the Burnet , Texas area feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

December 25, 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

December 24, 2019

RIP, Officer Meza. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

December 23, 2019

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

December 23, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Meza during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Sgt Donnie Meaders
Wetumka (OK) Police Department

December 23, 2019

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