Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Erasmo García-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant Erasmo García-Torres

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

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

August 4, 2021

Rest in Peace Sergeant García-Torres. 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 30, 2021

Erasmo, you were a great policeman and a better human being, you served with dedication and died in action. Your departure is still painful to those of us who knew you and worked with you. We will always remember you, rest in peace, brother. God shelters you with his mantle at this time.

Agent - Bomb Squad Felipe Lopez
Puerto Rico Police Department

June 29, 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
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

June 28, 2021

Rest in peace brother.

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

June 28, 2021

Rest in peace brother of blue blood. God of Strength to your family.

Lieutenant Fray M. Arroyo Martinez
Puerto Rico Police Deparment

June 27, 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

June 27, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

June 25, 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 Sergeant, Erasmo Garcia-Torres, , in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Puerto Rico National Tae Kwon Do Team where Sergeant was a member of and had previously represented Puerto Rico in the Pan American Games.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 25, 2021

I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Garcia-Torres. I am truly sorry for your loss. Sgt. Garcia-Torres devoted his life to serving others. He will not be forgotten. I will be praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

June 23, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Garcia - Torres. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Puerto Rico Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 23, 2021

Hermano descansa en Paz, Dios tenga misericordia de tu familia y brinde paz y amor hacia ellos,

Agente Froilán Colon
Policia de Puerto Rico

June 23, 2021

My heart goes out to him and dis family. Go bless his soul

Retired
Brother of blue

June 22, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

June 22, 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 22, 2021

Descansa en Paz hermano de sangre Azul

Seargent ANGEL Cruz
Cidra City POLICE (Puerto Rico)

June 22, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

June 21, 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 21, 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

June 21, 2021

So sad & tragic. RIP, well done thou good & faithful servant. May God bless & comfort your family, as well as your brothers & sisters with PRPD.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

June 21, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

June 21, 2021

My deepest condolences and prayers to family and friends

Level 1 Hector Garcia
School safety division

June 21, 2021

Sergeant Garcia-Torres,

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 20, 2021

Rest in peace and Godspeed, Brother, as you patrol the heavens.

Officer Bill Brown
Weymouth, MA PD Motor Unit, Retired

June 20, 2021

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

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

June 19, 2021

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