Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr.

McAllen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr.

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

August 5, 2020

Another "Hero" taken.
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

July 27, 2020

To the family of Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr. friends, Police Chief Victor Rodriguez and the McAllen Police Department, TX
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 serve!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"For he, (Jesus) has said, I will never leave you or forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

July 25, 2020

I am truly sorry for the loss of this here. A sacrifice that so few are willing to make. People brace enough to put their lives in harm’s way for complete strangers. I am reminded of Romans 5:6-7 which says, “ 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.” These men are heroes and giving their lives for a cause so much greater than their own. The greatest example of love and sacrifice like this is Jesus, these men, giving their lives to protect the weak are the epitome of selflessness. We all should strive to live a life focused on helping others as these men did. May God bless their families and loved ones and all their friends. I know I do not know you, but as I was visiting my uncle’s page I saw this and felt compelled to stop. We have all suffered loss and families of fallen officers will always have a special bond. I pray for God’s peace upon you that are dealing with this this sacrifice now and pray that God will bring comfort to you all.

Sincerely in love,
Derek Yesucevitz

Derek Yesucevitz
Concerned Citizen

July 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

July 21, 2020

Officer Garza, the miserable coward who murdered you has sent himself to a special place in Hell, and deprived the justice system of locking him away. I feel sad about that, but I feel anger at the fact that you and Officer Chavez have been taken from your family and friends by said coward.

We honor your sacrifice here and know that, so long as those who know and love you best, keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone.

God Bless and you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 20, 2020

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

National Police Wives Association

July 20, 2020

You are a great man, and I enjoyed the time We spent at a training earlier this year. Condolences to your family.

Officer E. McClain
Victoria Police Department

July 17, 2020

Thank You for giving everything for us.

Customs Officer Federico Martinez Jr
McAllen P.D. Class 7 / 1987-1997

July 17, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Edelmiro, Jr. Please know we are eternally grateful for Edelmiro’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Edelmiro, 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 McAllen, Texas Police Department for Edelmiro’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 Police Officer Edelmiro Garza’s wife and family.

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.


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]

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

July 15, 2020

My heart continues to bleed for these courageous men and women who are cut down by cowards while bravely doing their job . Rest In Peace my brother. You are not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9.

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

July 15, 2020

Rest in Peace Officer Garza. 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

July 15, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr. and the extended law enforcement family of the McAllen Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch Saturday, July 11, 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

July 14, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

July 14, 2020



July 14, 2020

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden (Retired)

July 14, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

July 14, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

July 14, 2020

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

July 14, 2020

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

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department Illinois

July 14, 2020

Session 18 of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy,
We thank you for your service. We offer our sincerest condolences to your family and friends

Session 18, Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

July 14, 2020

God bless you Officer Garza, May God keep your Family and your sons , you was a brave officer very kind with each others I dont share many time with you in the parking lot on vital church ,but the first time when I saw you look your passion for serve each others God bless you

Paulo Henriquez

July 14, 2020

God bless you Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr. ! Thank you for service with the McAllen Police Department. 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

July 14, 2020

Rest in peace, Officer Garza. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

July 14, 2020

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

James P Waggle, Jr.

July 14, 2020

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