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Police Officer Cesar "Echy" Echaverry

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Cesar "Echy" Echaverry

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

September 21, 2022

My condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Cesar Echaverry. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Echaverry will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

September 15, 2022

Officer Echaverry,

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

September 2, 2022

May you Rest In Peace . You will never be forgotten.

Detective Luis Perez ( Retired/Reserve)
Miami Dade Police Department

September 1, 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

September 1, 2022

You will always be remember for your bravery, and for your love for police work and family. RIP

Lt. M.Diaz
MDPD Robbery Bureau

August 29, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother. It was a pleasure to have worked off duty with you for a whole year. Thank You for your service and Dedication. Watch over us from up above.

Detective Alex Rivas
MDPD

August 27, 2022

May God keep you and your family in his tender arms. My you Rest In Peace. May your family find peace in your honor and bravery. There’s no words that one can say to lessen the pain in your family’s heart, my condolences to your beautiful family.

Ofc. Torres
Miami - Dade Police Department

August 27, 2022

RIP brother and watch over us.

K9 Officer Benge Wheeler
Miami-Dade Police Dept. Airport District

August 27, 2022

I WILL FOREVER REMEMBER YOU BROTHER. I WILL CONTINUED TO PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY AND EVERYONE THAT KNOWS YOU. I WIL CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY WITH SADNESS DUE TO THE FACT THAT YOU PASSED ON MY BIRTHDAY. REST IN PEACE BROTHER.

STIVENSON PAUL
MIAMI DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT

August 27, 2022

Echy, or what I called you The Echynator. I will be forever blessed to call you my friend. From ripping the door handle to take you out of a car to working side by side in CPU. You always were ready to get in the trenches and get the job done. I love you my brother, watch over us as we continue to fight the good fight. Love you bro

Julio Fernandez Jr.
Detective
Miami Dade Police Department
Homeland Security Bureau

August 27, 2022

Echy ~ You wore the badge in honor and paid the ultimate sacrifice doing what you loved. Your journey of service may have come to an end, but you will live in our hearts forever.

Annette McCully
Miami-Dade Police Department

August 27, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Cesar "Echy" Echaverry. 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 Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida.

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

August 24, 2022

Your bravery was exemplary on confronting the hooligan who robbed an innocent businessman. That shines brighter more than whatever patch or flag we wear. Give our greetings to Magomed in Valhalla. Know that your comrades in Special Operations liquidated the hooligan, living the creed “Work, Brothers” работает брат

Lieutenant S.A. Politnikov
FSB “Alpha” Bravery outshines the flag

August 23, 2022

No greater love than a man who lays down his life for another. RIP my Brother and one day we will one day patrol the streets of Heaven.

Motor Officer Jim Bragg
Greenville City Police Dept.

August 23, 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

August 22, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

August 22, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

August 22, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Cesar "Echy" Echaverry, My deepest sympathy for your loss. May God watch over you all during this terrible time. God's Speed Echy!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 21, 2022

Til Valhalla Echy, your bravery will never be forgotten. 143 brother.

RID Detective Jorge Estepan
Miami-Dade PD

August 21, 2022

You did your job. RIP my brother in BLUE!! Watch over us from heaven and may GOD bless your family during this hard time.

Officer Dennis Hernandez #3077
Margate Police Dept. (Broward County)

August 21, 2022

May our great LORD above grant your soul eternal freedom and prosperity for your ultimate sacrifice to your community, city, state and country. I personally mourn for you, your family, loved ones, and the Miami-Dade Police Department.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9

Danny Bloom

August 20, 2022

It takes a special person that runs toward danger. Police Officers do that every single day. This officer knew the danger and the risks involved. He chose to protect the public over his own safety. Words cannot describe a person willing to do that. God Bless his fellow officers who lost a colleague. May this officer rest in peace knowing he did his duty honorably and bravely.

Thomas W Canfield, MSgt (Retired)
USAF Law Enforcement

August 20, 2022

Praying for Officer Echaverry and his Family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and keep you safe. To the MDPD family my condolences to all on this unimaginable loss. May God bless and protect all of you.

Officer Carlos Cuellar (Retired)
Miami Beach Police Department

August 20, 2022

Rest In Peace brother. We will take the watch from here. Sending love and comfort to his family, friends and brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

Sgt. E. Winn
Coral Springs Police Department

August 20, 2022

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