Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Dominic Vaca

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 31, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant Dominic Vaca

My heart goes out to the family, both blood and blue, after this sudden loss. May you be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service, dedication and ultimate sacrifice to the citizens of the community. RIP.

Officer Theodore Bedell
Jefferson Police Department GA

June 16, 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

My heart goes out to the SBSD and to the family of Sgt. Vaca as I cannot find any words of comfort or solace that will lighten the grief. He gave his life confronting the evil that abounds now in our country. May he rest in peace.

Scott D. Conner
Deputy Sheriff, Reserve Division
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Dept.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 14, 2021

Thank you Sergeant Vaca for your service and sacrifice to the people of California, it will never be forgotten. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. God bless you brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Craig Danielson
West Fargo Police Department
West Fargo, ND

June 12, 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)

June 12, 2021

Sergeant Vaca, 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

June 10, 2021

Rest In Peace

Sgt Benjamín Rodríguez Bermúdez
Puerto Rico Police Departament

June 6, 2021

My deepest sympathy to all your loved ones. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Watch over all of your loved ones.

Bob Gordon, Retired Deputy Chief
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 5, 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

June 5, 2021

Rest in Peace Sergeant Vaca. Thank you for your service to the community.

Special Agent Austin Koval

June 5, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family of Sgt. Vaca and his extended family of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department. May you Rest In Peace.

Detective Sergeant Will Wallman (ret.)
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office

June 4, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Your courage and service will not be 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

June 4, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Vaca. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 3, 2021

Never Forgotten

Cpl (Retired) Todd Johnson
Utah Highway Patrol

June 3, 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

June 3, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

June 3, 2021

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

June 3, 2021

RIP Sergeant Vaca. Thank you for your service to the citizens of San Bernardino County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

June 2, 2021

I would like to extend my sympathy to the family, friends, and coworkers of Sergeant Vaca. I am so sorry for your loss. His service and sacrifice for the people of California will be remembered. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

June 2, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

June 2, 2021

Rest In Peace brother

Sgt Benjamín Rodríguez Bermúdez
Puerto Rico Police Departament

June 2, 2021

Rest in peace Brother Dominic, 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)
Sand Springs OK PD

June 2, 2021

Rest in Peace Sergeant Vaca. 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

June 2, 2021

Sgt. Vaca,

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

June 2, 2021

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF SERGEANT VACA, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF SERGEANT VACA. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

June 2, 2021

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