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Officer Blaize Alyxander Madrid-Evans

Independence Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Reflections for Officer Blaize Alyxander Madrid-Evans

Godspeed brother. Your selflessness and devotion to duty are Humbling and inspirational. We will do our best to honor your life through our actions.

Charles Hoffmann

October 9, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans and thank you for your service.

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

November 2, 2021

Officer Madrid-Evans,

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

October 17, 2021

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 1, 2021

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

National Police Wives Association

September 24, 2021

My deepest condolences to the parents and fiance of Madrid-Evans. May his soul rest in peace, and may God provide his love and peace to the parents and fiance.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 23, 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

September 22, 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)

September 22, 2021

Heavenly Father, the death of Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, of the Independence MO Police Department, has filled his family’s eyes with tears and their 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 Yours 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 grave, to the Resurrection and Life assured by the glorious victory of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, over death and the grave. May the passing of Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans 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 but by Him. In Your Mighty and Holy Name, I pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Associate Pastor – United National Church
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

September 21, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Madrid-Evans, and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Independence Police Department, Mississippi. May GOD give comfort, peace, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre. MTPD (Retire
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

September 21, 2021

R.I.P My Brother.

Sgt. Kevin J Nielsen (Ret.)
South River

September 20, 2021

Thank you for your service brother. RIP.

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

September 20, 2021

My deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family, friends and fellow duty brothers and sisters of Officer Blaise Madrid-Evans. I am so sorry to read of this loss to the community. He is a hero, and I know he is watching down on us all from above now.

Cate Richards
LEO Supporter

September 20, 2021

I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Blaise Madrid-Evans. I am truly sorry for your loss. Surely, the heart of Officer Madrid-Evans was to serve others and his sacrifice will not be forgotten. I pray the Lord will bring you comfort.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 20, 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

September 20, 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

September 20, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans and the extended law enforcement family of the Independence Police Department, Missouri.

End of Watch Wednesday, September 15, 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

September 20, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans. 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 Independence Police Department, Missouri

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

September 19, 2021

Officer Madrid-Evans, our Lord took you back to Himself as your life had only begun for reasons known to Him alone. He will reward you abundantly. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their son. It is against the law of nature that parents would outlive their child. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 19, 2021

Walk well, my Brother. (Inuit Prayer)

Donnie Bowerman
Retired LEO

September 19, 2021

Rest in peace, Officer Madrid-Evans. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

September 19, 2021

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

September 19, 2021

RIP Officer Madrid-Evans. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Independence

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 19, 2021

I've known Blaize since he was about 7 years old. Every time we spoke from the time he was a little boy you could tell he was actually listening and openly engaged in the conversation. Like you were the only 2 people in the room. Blaize was always kind, caring and respectful. All he wanted to do was help people. He did exactly that today for the last time. He was an organ donor and today he saved 5 lives. I know he is with God because he cannot be anywhere else.

Mom #7 (Cyndi)
Close Family Friend

September 18, 2021

Thank You for your service! Know that your life mattered and you made a difference!
Rest in Peace!

Sgt. Ken Erhard (Retired)
Las Cruces Police Department, NM

September 18, 2021

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