Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ismael Z. Chavez

McAllen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Ismael Z. Chavez

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Rest in peace my brother.

Chief (Retired) Mike Swink
Drexel Police Dept., North Carolina

July 12, 2020

God Bless you, your partner and your family and always know that your memory and sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest In Peace my friend.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 12, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill

July 12, 2020

A Hero was laid to rest today. He was not a famous someone-or-other. He was not a politician, diplomat, ambassador, or president of this country, or of any other country. He was not a race car driver, football or basketball player, coach, or play-by-play announcer. Nor was he a television or movie actor, radio personality, musician, thespian, or writer. He was not any of those people. So who was he?

He was a police officer. He was a person who patrolled our streets, stopping us when we were speeding or driving erratically.

He played games of "pick-up" with the neighborhood kids, made a child happy with a smile or a hug, consoled a family after they lost their house to a fire, took our reports after a crime was committed, and sometimes protected us from ourselves.

And always, he put his life on the line when a dangerous criminal was on the loose, fired his weapon only in self-defense and then felt bad because he had to fire his weapon, and first, last and always, protected the people he served with his life.

What is a Hero? It is someone who is afraid to do what he knows he must, yet finds the courage to go forward and onward. He respects the people whom he has promised to protect, and who is respected in return.

A Hero is stedfast, honest, trustworthy and selfless. He always tells the truth, even when it hurts to do so.

A Hero was laid to rest today. He gave his life to protect and defend our lives, and he lost that life in the line of duty. Yet if you asked him, he would not consider himself a Hero, but merely another policeman who performed his duty to the best of his ability.

And for that, we call him a Hero. Rest in Peace, Hero. It is our turn to protect you now.

"Well done, thou good and faithful servant. I have put thee in charge over a few things, and thou hast prospered over much. Enter, thou, into the joy of thy Lord."

Paul Gray
Private Citizen

July 12, 2020

RIP Officer Chavez. Thank you for your service to the citizens of McAllen

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

July 12, 2020

Thank you Officer Chavez for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 12, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Police Officer Ismael ChavezI know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the McAllen Police Department, Texas.

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

July 12, 2020

May your soul rest in Peace Brother. Our deepest condolences. God Bless the Peacemakers.

Deputy J. Villarreal
Jim Hogg County S.O

July 12, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

July 12, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Chavez. May God comfort your immediate family and fellow officers. Thank you Sir for your service and sacrifice.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff , OCSO FL
Osceola County Sheriff Office

July 12, 2020

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

July 12, 2020

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

July 12, 2020

Condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers from Blue Knights NC II

Frank Spears
Chaplain Blue Knights NC II

July 12, 2020

Walk well, my Brother. (Inuit Prayer)

Donald Bowerman

July 12, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 12, 2020

Rest in Peace brother. We’ll carry on from here. My sincerest condolences to the family and fellow officers.

Sgt. H. E. Higgins III
Birmingham Police Department

July 12, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Ismael Chavez. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Retired

July 12, 2020

R.I.P Officer, you are another HERO GONE TO SOON, prayers to the Family and Friends and the Department.

G P P D. C565

July 12, 2020

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the McAllen Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 11, 2020

I am so outraged at the loss of these brave officers. My heart is broken. You deserved so much better brother blue. We know where the responsibility for your death lies. Rest easy

Captain Mike McAllister
Washington State

July 11, 2020

Rest In Peace.

Deputy J. JoHansen
Ross County Sheriffs Office

July 11, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 11, 2020

Rest in peace Brother Ismael, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Tulsa Police Department, Sand Springs OK PD

July 11, 2020

Condolences to his family, sad day in McAllen. God help this family thru this ordeal. Larry Summers TDCJ CO

Marsha Mtz Summers

July 11, 2020

RIP. Brother

Deputy State Constable Howard Kindred
Pennsylvania State Constable Office, NE. DIV

July 11, 2020

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