Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Reflections for Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Sister-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

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 Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

June 8, 2020

Thank you for your service, Ma'am.

Unit Manager James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction

June 5, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez and the extended law enforcement family of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas.



End of Watch Saturday, May 9, 2020.



Rest in Peace sister 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

June 4, 2020

Officer Mendez,

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 26, 2020

To the family of Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez, friends, Executive Director Bryan Collier and the
Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. 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!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

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

May 25, 2020

Rest in peace Ofc. Mendez. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the TDCJ during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Mendez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

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

My deepest condolences go out to Corrections Officer Mendez's family, friends and co-workers at Texas Department of Criminal Justice during this difficult time.
Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Rest In Peace my Sister in BLUE Corrections Officer Mendez.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

May 20, 2020

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service. God's speed ma'am.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

May 20, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Mendez and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice during this time. Thank you, Officer Mendez, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 20, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon her face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

May 20, 2020

RIP Corrections Officer Mendez. Thank you for your service to the citizens of the state of Texas

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 20, 2020

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

James P Waggle
Civilian

May 19, 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 sister

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

May 18, 2020

Rest in peace sister, 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 CO Mendez during this time of tragic and painful loss.

Sgt Donnie Meaders
Wetumka (OK) Police Department

May 18, 2020

Rest In Peace

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department

May 18, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a sister and hero in Corrections Officer V. Maria Mendez. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home into his loving arms. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to her family, friends and all members of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

May 18, 2020

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

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 17, 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

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

May 17, 2020

God Bless you Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez! Thank you for your many years of service with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. We are all thankful to you for service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! 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

May 16, 2020

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMEN Linda Ke
None

May 15, 2020

Coming into work without you there will never be the same. Rest In Peace boss.

Correctional Officer Daniel Culver
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

May 15, 2020

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