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Sergeant Lionel Q. Martinez

Alamo Colleges Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant Lionel Q. Martinez

Rest in peace Sgt. Martinez. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the ACPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 2020

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

May 21, 2020

“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

May 18, 2020

Even though the time has come to end the watch, they are still watching. Even though they are no longer with us, they are still teaching. The loss is new and the pain is great but we carry on for our family’s sake. Give us the keys, we’ll take over from here. Now is the time to release your fears. We got your watch, we’ll carry on, rest with peace my brother for your never really gone.


From your brothers and sisters
at the Waukesha County Jail

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CISM TEAM
WAUKESHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

May 17, 2020

Godspeed. Our prayers are with your family and agency.

Basic Law Enforcement Training Class 40
South Piedmont Community College

May 14, 2020

Prayers being sent up for your families, at home and at work. RIP Brother Martinez. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department-Illinois

May 14, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department

May 14, 2020

To the family of Sergeant Lionel Q. Martinez, friends, Attn: Police Chief of the Alamo Colleges Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought, and prayer. 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!
"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"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

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

May 13, 2020

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMEN Linda Ke
None

May 12, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Martínez. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God comfort your love ones and fellow officers.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff , OCSO FL
Osceola County Sheriff Office

May 12, 2020

Our deepest regrets. Soon God will once again display his love with all those who seek righteousness and  peace like our Hero. There is no better place to keep the remembrance of our love ones, than  in our Lords perfect mind.

  Please read in your Bible: Malachi 3:16. But there is hope for our loved ones that have passed away. Please read Apocalypse 21:4 and Acts 24:15.

Petty Officer (Disabled Veteran) Angelo
US Navy Veteran

May 12, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Lionel Q. Martinez and the extended law enforcement family of the Alamo Colleges Police Department, Texas.


End of Watch Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

May 11, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Martinez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Alamo Colleges Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 11, 2020

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

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 11, 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

May 9, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

May 9, 2020

Sgt. Martinez,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 9, 2020

RIP, Sgt Martinez. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

May 9, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

May 9, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

May 8, 2020

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 Sgt Martinez during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Sgt Donnie Meaders
Wetumka (OK) Police Department

May 8, 2020

Thanks for your service and prayers for the family and department.

Parole Academy Instructor Brandon Smith
TX Department of Criminal Justice-Parole Division

May 8, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Lionel Q. Martinez. Please know we are eternally grateful for Lionel’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Martinez’s, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Alamo Colleges Police Department in San Antonio, Texas for Lionel’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant Martinez’s wife, 3 daughters, one son and three sisters.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

May 8, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Lionel Q. Martinez, from a medical issue. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant succumbs from a medical condition. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 8, 2020

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

James & Donna
Civilian

May 8, 2020

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