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Correctional Officer Richard Jose Santiago

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Richard Jose Santiago

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

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

“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]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

June 14, 2023

Brother gone way too soon. The world is deffdefinitely not a better place without you. Continue resting in heaven brother LWFFLW

Deputy Dawg

October 21, 2022

You will always be loved and remembered my Brother ALWAYS ! LWFFLW

Police officer retired Jeffrey Walker

October 21, 2022

May you rest in eternal peace and may you watch over your brothers in blue until that day they come to be with you.

Road Captain Antonio “TopCat” Crespo

October 20, 2022


Your death affected many. Your family, your co-workers, your friends, and your Loyal Warriors Motorcycle Club brothers were deeply saddened by such a sudden and tragic loss. The world is less without you and we are all better for knowing you. Thank you for your service to the people of Cook County. Thank you for your loyalty to LWLEMC. Rest In Peace my brother.



Detective Abraham Crespo #20747
Chicago Police Department

October 20, 2022

Officer Santiago,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cook County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

October 20, 2022

Rich aka X
You are missed every single day brother! As long as we live, you too will live, for you are now a part of us, as We remember you.

Officer Lisciandrello aka Joker
Chicago police, brother in Blue and best friend

October 20, 2022

Officer Santiago,

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

April 10, 2022

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 4, 2022

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