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Detective Luca Benedetti

San Luis Obispo Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 10, 2021

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Reflections for Detective Luca Benedetti

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

June 28, 2021

Detective Luca P. Benedetti, EOW 5-10-21 while serving we the public was shot and killed while in the performance of his duties. He was a great and funny guy, he truly cared about all people and would help anyone at anytime.

He leaves a Loving Widow Grace and two very young Daughters, RIP my friend your many officers will now carry the Torch you lit for all of us in the Community.

You will Never Ever be Forgotten

Scott T. Barnes, Ret. Federal Investigator

June 15, 2021

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
one’s character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

June 15, 2021

Detective Luca P. Benedetti of the San Luis Obispo Police Dept., CA (EOW 5-10-21) shot and killed in the line of duty. leaving a loving wife and two young daughters.

We will never ever forget your love of all people, kindness and your sacrifice to protect us all, RIP my friend , we shall always protect your family and children. " Greater Love hath no Man, than he who lays down his life for his friends" you gave it all.

We all love and miss you and our prayers and support to all of your families, and all the LEO's you so loved.

Scott Barnes, Ret. Federal Investigator
US Government

June 6, 2021

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

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

May 23, 2021

Detective Benedetti,

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 23, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 20, 2021

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

May 19, 2021

Greater Love hath no man, than he who lays his life down for his Friends, Luca did just that, he was an incredible man, father, husband and friend. He will always be remembered as will his family.

RIP Brother you shall fly with Angels

Scott Barnes Ret.
US Government Federal Investigator, ret.

May 19, 2021

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

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

May 19, 2021

“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, 2021

Rest In Peace brother

Sgt Benjamín Rodríguez Bermúdez
Puerto Rico Police Departament

May 18, 2021

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, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

May 17, 2021

Detective Benedetti, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service that your community may live in safety. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

May 15, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Detective Benedetti. I am truly sorry for your loss. Detective Benedetti lived a life of service and he will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

May 14, 2021

SINCERE CONDOLENCES, PRAYERS FROM RHODE ISLAND

Edward J Ruizzo
FELLOW CITIZEN

May 14, 2021

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 14, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Detective, Luca Benedetti, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detective makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the other Detective that was wounded for a safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2021

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 13, 2021

Rest in Peace Detective Benedetti . May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

May 13, 2021

RIP brother. Les we forget!!

Director Jack Hunt
South Central KY Drug Task Force

May 13, 2021

Rest in Peace Detective Benedetti, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold, your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

TERRY F. ZECH OFC RET
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DETROIT MICHIGAN

May 13, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

May 13, 2021

God bless you! We love you and thank ur family!

Retired CHP Ronald Padley
CHP

May 13, 2021

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