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Deputy Sheriff Juan Miguel Ruiz

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, October 11, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Juan Miguel Ruiz

Deputy Ruiz,

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

Rest In Peace Deputy Ruiz. Thank you for your service to the community.

Special Agent Austin Koval

October 16, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Ruiz. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 15, 2021

Rest in Peace Brother

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Prayers for you and your family

GOD BLESS

Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

October 15, 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

October 15, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Deputy Sheriff Juan Miguel Ruiz and the extended law enforcement family of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona.


End of Watch Monday, October 11, 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

October 15, 2021

Just got done crying uncontrollably I pray for Deputy Ruiz and his family , I,m a 30 year veteran lost many friends ,fought for my life multiple times , at the end of my career , and I ve never cried more than the last year, you wouldn’t know that to look at me in public I,m a big tough looking guy , but I cry over every one of these in private , no one but my wife knows , I pray for our brave men and women , I don’t see an end to this madness , there’s no going back , thanks for reading God bless the USA

John Doe
LA somewhere

October 15, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Juan Ruiz. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Ruiz will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

October 14, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Juan Miguel Ruiz, thank you for your service. May God watch over you, your family and all members of the thin blue line during this violent time in America's history.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 14, 2021

Rest Easy Officer Ruiz. May the Comfort of God Wash over your Family & Loved Ones, Department & Community in the Upcoming Days, Weeks, Months ahead . You will never be forgotten!

Former 911 Dispatcher S. Wilson
Prattville Police Department, AL

October 14, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Ruiz. 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

October 14, 2021

R.I.P My Brother.

Sgt. Kevin J. Nielsen (Ret)
South River Police Department

October 14, 2021

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DEPUTY SHERIFF RUIZ, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY SHERIFF RUIZ. 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

October 14, 2021

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DEPUTY SHERIFF RUIZ, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY SHERIFF RUIZ. 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

October 14, 2021

Praying for your family, friends and other brothers and sisters behind the badge during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
God speed sir.

Retired MCSO Posse Volunteer
Maricopa County Sheriffs Office

October 14, 2021

RIP Deputy Sheriff Ruiz. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Maricopa County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 14, 2021

Johnny, I had not worked with you., but I remember you from instructing your academy class and a fill-in shift on patrol. I remember laughing at the briefing/roll call banter on your squad.

Yours is the most difficult investigation I have worked. Your last moments were beyond horrific. I hate what you went through.

Your arrest was completed and the animal who killed you was handcuffed with your cuffs to be booked. Your assignment was completed.

Deputy Ruiz S2212, your service and sacrifice are immeasurable. You live on through your squad, academy partners, and brothers/sisters in policing. Thank you.

1907
MCSO

October 14, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff Juan Miguel Ruiz. 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 Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona.

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

October 14, 2021

RIP

911 Communication Officer Lori Bennett
Riverside County Sheriff and formerly La Paz County Sheriff

October 13, 2021

Rest in Peace Brother !! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your family, friends, and fellow brothers and sisters of MCSO will be in my thoughts and prayers. God speed.

Officer Michael Espinoza
Gila River Police Dept, AZ

October 13, 2021

God bless you - GODSPEED !

Robert p colburn
Boston PD

October 13, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

October 13, 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

October 13, 2021

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

October 13, 2021

Rest In Peace, Deputy Ruiz. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

October 13, 2021

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