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

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

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Sergeant Dominic Vaca. I believe 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 San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California.

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

June 2, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

June 2, 2021

Heavenly Father, the sudden and violent death of Sergeant Dominic Vaca, of the San Bernardino County CA Sheriff’s Office, in the Line-of-Duty, has filled our Law Enforcement family’s eyes with tears and our hearts with sorrow. We are distressed by the mysteries of Your Providence. As Your child we want so much to say, “Not my will, but Your will be done,” but at times we find it difficult to do. Forgive us and help us. We pray by Your Holy Spirit, to accept Your ways as always best. Apply to these wounded hearts the healing touch of Your precious promises, and let them soon experience its power. Teach us not to mourn as those who have no hope. Wipe away the tears from our eyes that we may be able to see through the mist, beyond death and the grave, to the Resurrection and Life assured by the glorious victory of our Savior Jesus Christ over death and the grave. May the passing of Sergeant Dominic Vaca remind us that we, too, are but pilgrims and strangers on earth. Grant us the grace to love less and less the things that are material and temporal, and to love more and more the things that are spiritual and eternal. Teach us to number our days and to apply our heart to the wisdom taught by Jesus Christ, that He is the Way and the Truth and the Life, and that no one comes to You, O God, but by Him. In the Holy Name of Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
During His three (3) year ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” [John 15:13 NLT]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

June 2, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

June 1, 2021

Thank you for your honorable service! Prayers to your fellow officers who continue to carry out the mission to protect and serve all people.

Sheriff ACPD (Retired) Joseph and Rita
Allen County Indiana Police Dept

June 1, 2021

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 1, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Dominic Vaca and the extended law enforcement family of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California.


End of Watch Monday, May 31, 2021


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

June 1, 2021

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

June 1, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

June 1, 2021

Rest now warrior, your sword and your shield have been stained with the blood of you young hero. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Your commitment will not be over looked, your name shall be uttered in the great halls of heaven from this day forward as a reminder you took action in the face of evil. Peace is now upon you. In valor there is hope.

Lt. Robert Ratcliffe (Retired)
Fontana Police Department, California

June 1, 2021

Rip Sarge.. you are a true hero. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Johnathan L Mosley
PSPD former SBSD

June 1, 2021

God bless Sgt. Vaca, his family and the Deputies of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept. You will not be forgotten.

Police Officer J. Laroche
Department of Defense Police

June 1, 2021

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

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Cuyahoga Falls Police Department

June 1, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Sergeant Dominic Vaca 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 Sergeant Dominic Vaca.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

June 1, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Sgt. Vaca and to the men and women of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Vaca, thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

June 1, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

June 1, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Timothy Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired) 5342

June 1, 2021

I am honored to have worn the same uniform as Sgt. Vaca. His bravery and commitment will forever be remembered. RIP my brethren.

Paul Cappitelli, Captain (Ret.)
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

June 1, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice

PO Daniel Staple
NYPD

June 1, 2021

RIP brother, we have the watch from here. May god shine over you and grant solace and peace to your family and loved ones during this difficult time .

Sergeant Robert Sanchez
California State University Police Department

June 1, 2021

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