Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Emmanuel Familia

Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, June 4, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Emmanuel Familia

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

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Familia. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Worcester Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 14, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Familia. 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 14, 2021

Thank you Officer Familia for your service and sacrifice to the people of Massachusetts , it will never be forgotten. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the Worchester Police 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

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 11, 2021

Descansa hermano nosotros seguimos la luche desde aquí. Que dios te tengo en la gloria descansando eres un verdadero héroe. Gracias por tu servicio a la ciudad de Worcester nunca te olvidaremos. RIP my true hero brother.

Sgt. Rene Sanchez
Boston Police Department, SOD K9 Unit. Boston Ma.

June 10, 2021

Officer Familia, you are a true hero, putting your life in danger to save another life. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

June 10, 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 9, 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 Officer, Emmanuel Familia, from complications of a drowning. Officer was trying to save along with other officers 3 juveniles who were distressed in the water. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer succumbs from a water accident. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the family of the third juvenile who also succumb to his injures.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 9, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Emmanuel Familia and the extended law enforcement family of the Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts.


End of Watch Friday, June 4, 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 9, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

June 8, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

June 7, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

June 7, 2021

RIP Officer Famalia . May God bless your family and your department You have served your country well. Prayer's for your family and your department. Thank you for your service. Go rest high on that mountain your work is done.

Cpl. Sandy Sowell
Lancaster police department Lancaster South Carolina

June 7, 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

June 7, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Familia and the Worcester Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Familia, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 7, 2021

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 7, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

June 7, 2021

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF OFFICER FAMILIA, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF OFFICER FAMILIA. 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 6, 2021

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

To honor Police Officer Familia, 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 Worcester Police Department in Worcester, Massachusetts for Emmanuel’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 Police Officer Emmanuel Familia’s 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

June 6, 2021

A true hero.

SDS Mark McCormack
NYPD Retired

June 6, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother!!

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

June 6, 2021

Officer Familia,

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 6, 2021

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