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Corrections Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos "Joe" Kates

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos "Joe" Kates

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corrections Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos "Joe" Kates and the extended law enforcement family of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California.


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 Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 19, 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

September 16, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Kates. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 14, 2020

Corrections Officer Kates,

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

September 11, 2020

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

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

September 9, 2020

Kates family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. CO Kates thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Ofc.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Police Department

September 3, 2020

rest in peace,thank you for your service

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

September 3, 2020

May God bless your beautiful family and hold them in his arms. May the angels watch over them while you attend to Heaven's assignments. RIP brother in Blue..

Det. Reuben Shaw NYPD (Retired)
NYPD

September 2, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US ARMY MILITARY POLICE

September 2, 2020

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

September 2, 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

September 2, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Kates!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 2, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 1, 2020

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

To honor Corrections Officer Kates, 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 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Sacramento, California for Jose’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Corrections Officer Kates’ wife.

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

September 1, 2020

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

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

September 1, 2020

R.I.P Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos "Joe" Kates

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

September 1, 2020

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

September 1, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Corrections Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos "Joe" Kates during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace
Corrections Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos "Joe" Kates.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 1, 2020

Rest in Peace Officer Kates. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

September 1, 2020

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

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

September 1, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 1, 2020

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

September 1, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency 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!

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

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

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

Depart in peace, Brother-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, RPP, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
The Steven R. Closs Intercessory Prayer Ministries
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

September 1, 2020

Rest in peace Corrections Officer Kates.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 1, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

September 1, 2020

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