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Corporal Michael Domingo Paredes

El Monte Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Reflections for Corporal Michael Domingo Paredes

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 26, 2022

Rest In Peace Corporal Michael Domingo Paredes. May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this terrible time. Your life mattered!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

"Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court, with counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids and spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too, just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast, to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today, it happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street, and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all, and a part of America died."

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E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

June 22, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Corporal Paredes. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at El Monte Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 22, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family members of Corporal Paredes. May his soul forever be at peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

June 22, 2022

RIP Corporal Paredes. Thank you for your service to the citizens of El Monte

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

June 22, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

June 21, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

June 21, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Corporal Michael Paredes. Please know we are eternally grateful for Michael’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Corporal Paredes, 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 El Monte Police Department in El Monte, California for Michael’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 Corporal Michael Paredes.

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.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

June 19, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 19, 2022

Corporal Paredes, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. 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

June 19, 2022

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

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

June 19, 2022

Your unwavering service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Thank you brother. RIP.

Deputy Caleb Crow
Madera County Sheriffs Office, CA

June 19, 2022

A good man doing his job. Training another good man, a future protecter of his city and nation. Both serving their community and standing up for all that is good. My sincere condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Corporal Michael Paredes for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
LASD- Denver PD

June 18, 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 Corporal, Michael Paredes, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Corporal makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2022


Stephen Bruet, Probation Officer
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

June 17, 2022

Lord Jesus, as we watch our nation’s brave law enforcement officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the law enforcement officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 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]

”Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his (her) life for his (her) friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Outreach Minister of the Christian Harvest Church

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

June 17, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corporal Michael Paredes and the extended law enforcement family of El Monte Police Department, California.

End of Watch Tuesday, June 14, 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

June 17, 2022

All give some, some give all. Rest in Peace!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

June 17, 2022

Dear Michael:

In addition to the pain your family, the department and the nation are feeling with your death, I can only hope that the lack of prosecution of criminals by present day District Attorneys will bring their rapid removal from office. But enough of that, as they deserve any more recognition on this sacred site.

You answered the call of the wolf at the door and both you and your family now pay the price. Too often, those who live vanilla lives behind closed doors, with private armed security have no clue about what it means to make a sacrifice or to face danger. That's what we, the law enforcement community are all about..keeping folks safe from that.

Rest in peace sir, and know that we will hold the line, thought the line just got a bit thinner.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, (Retired)
Lake Mary Police Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

June 17, 2022

Mikey, I love you brother. My heart is broken but i will keep fighting on. I will make sure your family is taken care of.

Detective Julian Urias
El Monte Police Department

June 17, 2022

Rest In Peace, Corporal Paredes. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 16, 2022

Thank you very much Corporal Paredes for all you have done. Though I never met you….I know you are a hero and made this world a better place.
Rest In Peace.

Aimee Douglas

June 16, 2022

Rest in peace Corporal Paredes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 16, 2022

Rest easy Brother, may your sacrifice and memory never fade

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.(EX LASD).

June 16, 2022

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