Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya

Colfax County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2021

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Reflections for Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya

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

"To Fly, Fight and Win"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 18, 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)

October 17, 2021

Undersheriff Montoya,

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

Undersheriff Montoya, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 17, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya and the extended law enforcement family of the Colfax County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico.


End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 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 16, 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

October 15, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and coworkers of Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Undersheriff Montoya to this country and the people of New Mexico will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

October 14, 2021

Rest In Peace Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya. May God watch over you, your children and all Law Enforcement Officers exposed to this deadly virus. God's Speed sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 14, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

October 14, 2021

RIP Undersheriff Montoya. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Colfax County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 14, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 14, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

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

October 13, 2021

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Colfax County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 13, 2021

Rest in Peace Undersheriff Montoya. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Montoya Family and the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 13, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may
bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant
claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of
the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully
lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who
are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even
the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for His world, and therefore we come
trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, USGF, IFA, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

October 13, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Under Sheriff Jeffrey Montoya. Please know we are eternally grateful for Jeffrey’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Under Sheriff Montoya, 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 Colfax County Sheriff's Office in Raton, New Mexico for Jeffrey’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 Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya’s family.

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

October 13, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

October 13, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 13, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya 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 Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya.

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

October 13, 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 Undersheriff, Jeffrey Montoya, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Undersheriff succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Undersheriff Montoya for his service as a United States Air Force Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 13, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

October 13, 2021

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

October 13, 2021

Rest in Peace Undersheriff Montoya. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 13, 2021

Rest in peace Undersheriff Montoya.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 13, 2021

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