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Police Officer II Valentin Contreras Martinez

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, July 24, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer II Valentin Contreras Martinez

Most merciful God, You hold each of us dear to Your heart. Hold all our nation’s 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.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [and daughters] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Outreach Christian Clergy
Ministry: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

March 29, 2022

Officer Martinez,

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 25, 2022

Sending my deepest and most heartfelt condolences for your tragic loss. My sincere sympathy to your friends and family.
Rest In Peace.!

Enid Rodríguez

March 12, 2022

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 1, 2022

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