Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph Anthony Santana

El Monte Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph Anthony Santana

Your courage and sacrifice shall not be forgotten. RIP brother.

Deputy Caleb Crow
Madera County Sheriffs Office, CA

June 19, 2022

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Police Officer Joseph Santana, I am very sorry for the loss of a good man and a brave protector of the community. Please know that Joseph's sacrifice will be remembered and that he and his family will be in prayer. Rest In Peace Officer Santana.

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

June 19, 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, Joseph Santana, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office where Officer Santana had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2022

We graduated the academy together and brother you will be missed by all of you class 211 family. We will carry on your memory in our hearts while faithfully carry out our duties. I wish that I could go back in time to the last time I saw you and tell you how much I’d miss you. I love you brother and until Valhalla

SBSO class 211

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 Police Officer Joseph Santana 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

RIP peace brother.

Detective Julian Urias
El Monte Police Department

June 17, 2022

Rest In Peace, Officer Santana. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 16, 2022

Thank you for your service Officer Santana. You made this world a better place and you touched many lives….you will always be remembered.
Rest In Peace.

Aimee Douglas

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

Rest in Peace. May the Lord look after your wife and children.

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

June 16, 2022

Rest In Peace Officer Santanna, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. fair winds and following seas brother.

Department of Veteran Affairs Police Department Detroit Michigan

June 16, 2022

Rest In Peace Police Officer Joseph Santana! Thank you for your 1 year of service with the El Monte Police Department, in California and for your previous 3 years of service with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your daughter and your two sons during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

June 16, 2022

Rest easy brother, your brothers and sisters have the watch from here.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Former EMPD Explorer
El Monte Police Department

June 16, 2022

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

May God comfort your family, friends, City of El Monte and the El Monte Police Department.

Always remembered......................

Sgt. Carl D. Holmes
City of Los Angeles Park Rangers

June 16, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Santana. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

June 16, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

June 16, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada State Police

June 16, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

June 16, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

June 16, 2022

Rest in peace Brother Joseph, you are a true American Hero and will never forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD, Tulsa Police Department

June 16, 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

June 16, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless and comfort your wife and children, as well as your brothers & sisters with EMPD. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

June 16, 2022

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