Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jesus "Chuy" Lara

Casa Grande Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Jesus "Chuy" Lara

I’m so sad to learn about your passing. I’m shocked. You are a great man and wonderful officer to look up too

May you Rest In Peace

Brittney gray
Law in enforcement

July 1, 2022

Officer Lara,

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

March 20, 2022

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

February 22, 2022

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

February 3, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

February 3, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Officer Jesus "Chuy" Lara.
~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

February 1, 2022

Rest well good and faithful servant. Thank you for your service and may your family feel the warmth of God’s arms surround them as they grieve your loss.

Connie Weber

January 31, 2022

To the Family, friends and coworkers of Police Officer Jesus "Chuy" Lara; I am terribly sorry for your loss. May God watch over you all during this most difficult of times. God's Speed Chuy!!!!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

January 23, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

January 23, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer Chuy Lara. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Lara will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

January 22, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Jesus "Chuy" Lara. 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 Casa Grande Police Department, Arizona.

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

January 22, 2022

RIP Officer Lara. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Casa Grande and Gila River

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

January 22, 2022

Officer Lara, 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

January 22, 2022

Rest In Peace warrior. Gone but not forgotten. Police Softball.com

Captain Wayne Spencer
Newport News Police Department

January 21, 2022

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

January 21, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

January 21, 2022

It was a honor to work with you Chuy! I will miss you and we will see each other again. Love you Brother

K9 Officer Erik Moe
Co-worker

January 21, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Jesus "Chuy" Lara and the extended law enforcement family of the Casa Grande Police Department, Arizona.


End of Watch Tuesday, January 4, 2022.


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

January 21, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Lara.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 21, 2022

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

January 21, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Jesus Lara. Please know we are eternally grateful for Jesus’ service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Lara, 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 Casa Grande Police Department in
Casa Grande, Arizona for Jesus’ 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 Police Officer Jesus Lara’s wife.

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

January 21, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

January 20, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service protecting your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

January 20, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Jesus "Chuy" Lara, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Thoughts and Prayers to the Gila River Police Department where Officer Lara had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

January 20, 2022

Most merciful God, You hold each of us dear to Your heart. Hold all those law enforcement officers and their families, who are afflicted or affected by the COVID-19 Virus, in Your loving arms and tenderly draw them into Your life, together with all others who are living with the COVID-19 Virus. Assure them that they are not alone, and give them courage and faith for all that is to come. Strengthen those who care for them and treat them, and guide those who do research. Forgive those who have judged harshly, and enlighten those who live in prejudice or fear. Nourish those who have lost sight of You, and heal the spirits of those who are broken. We pray this in the mighty and holy name of Jesus Christ, who suffered and died, and then rose from the dead to lead us into new life, now and forever. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Outreach Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

January 20, 2022

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