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Police Officer Hector Antonio Fontanez-Diaz

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 12, 1991

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Reflections for Police Officer Hector Antonio Fontanez-Diaz

To our Brother Hector

Until We Meet Again

Each morning when we awake
we know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.

Our hearts still ache with sadness
and many tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,No one will ever know.

Our thoughts are always with you,
your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.

There will always be a heartache,
and often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.

If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.

We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

Our family chain is broken now,
And nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

P.O Angel Ortiz
NYPD (47PCT)

September 12, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2013

I Still Miss you Hector my Brother

Retired P.O
NYPD (47PCT)

April 16, 2013

Standing at morning roll call with squad B-3 . Who knew that on this day one of us would not be going home.
Hector Fontanez was a daily roll model in life, to his family and friends. The way Police Officer Hector Fontanez gave up his life made him a HERO for all eternity.

B-3, Sept.12, 1991
NYPD 47pct.

September 13, 2012

Hector, more than twenty years have passed since I administered the Last Rites to you, a fallen hero from New York's finest. I remember you, your girlfriend and your family in my prayers. I will never forget you or the ultimate sacrifice you made for the freedom we enjoy.

Fr. Paul
Priest at Bronx Municipal Hospital

August 10, 2012

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Fontanez and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 4, 2009

18 years later and you are still in my heart! You were right to live life by actions and not words..... You were a man of action and by those standards not many can compare. You were a man that captured my young and influential heart molding me into the woman I am today. Because tomorrow is not promised I make sure I love today, thanks for teaching me that lesson! I will never forget how we said good-bye to each other that morning you were called to heaven... God Bless you always, Caroline "Seda" LaFrance (your girlfriend).

Caroline Seda LaFrance
Girlfriend

February 21, 2009

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

It has been 15 years and It still hurts just as if was yesterday. I will never ever forget you.

Lissette
Friend

September 13, 2006

I think about Hector often. I was the Detective that handled this matter.It was the hardest day of my career. That day will always remain a wound in my heart. I know that Hector is up there on Patrol watching over us. May You Rest In Peace Hector.

Detective Gilbert Lugo
NYPD

September 20, 2005

Hector, yesterday was the anniversary of your death, one to the saddest days of my life. I still think of you so very much and the love I feel for you even after death will never go away. till we meet again.
Love
Gordita Love

September 13, 2004

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOUR SACRIFICE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

POLICE OFFICER
NYPD

September 12, 2004

NO fallen officer shoud be without a reflection.
In your last moment of gallantry you, defended the rights of all the innocent people that you served by stopping a dangerous criminal so that he would not get away and hurt someone else.
You are with GOD, and you are a true HERO.
Rest in peace.

Retired police officer.

August 16, 2004

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