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Deputy Sheriff Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr.

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 16, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr.

Your name was read today for the first time from atop the courthouse steps while a drummer tapped out a mournful salute to you and so many others. It was a beautiful day. The birds were chirping and the bells of 1st Presbyterian Church were marking the passage of each quarter hour. You are not forgotten nor will you be.

Lt. Matt Hurley
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

May 11, 2023

I was given the honor of being one of many Basic Law Enforcement Training Instructors that taught in Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca's Academy. Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca was the class leader and I will always remember his huge smile! No matter what they were doing no matter how exhausted they were he always had this huge heart warming smile that was so infectious! You could tell that he was just truly happy to be there in the Police Academy! I will forever remember getting that call that Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca had been killed in the line of duty by an intoxicated driver! I was in such shock, I couldn't believe that he was gone! He had basically just began his career in Law Enforcement! Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca is truly missed by everyone that was blessed to have met him! I live about a mile away from where he was killed and drive by the roadside memorial frequently and everytime I do I tell him that we all miss him! God Bless you Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca, rest easy my brother we've got it from here and thank you for your sacrifice in making this a safer place to live!


May 11, 2023

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

February 12, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Oscar Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 13, 2023

Prayers my dude

Daniel Marine

January 5, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

December 28, 2022

Condolences to the family and co-workers of this brave and caring man. His memory will not be forgotten.

Sgt. James Mair
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept & Denver Police Dept (Ret.)

December 23, 2022

“God first, above all” -Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca Jr. Rest in peace love!

Officer D Rizzotto
Fayetteville Police Department

December 23, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless & comfort your parents, siblings, and fiance', as well as your brothers & sisters with CCSO. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

December 22, 2022

RIP Deputy Sheriff Bolanos-Anavisca. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Cumberland County

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

December 22, 2022

Rest in peace, Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca Jr. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

December 20, 2022

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

December 20, 2022

Rest in peace brother.

NYPD -Retired

December 20, 2022

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

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

December 20, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr. and the extended law enforcement family of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina.

End of Watch Friday, December 16, 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

December 20, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Oscar Bolanos-Anavisca. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 19, 2022

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

December 19, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

December 19, 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

December 19, 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 #050
Nevada Department of Public Safety

December 19, 2022

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

December 19, 2022

Rest in peace my fallen brother and prayers to your family.

Sergeant Doug Galluccio
City of Goose Creek (SC) Police Department

December 19, 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

December 19, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff Oscar Yovan Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr.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 Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina.

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

December 19, 2022

Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

December 18, 2022

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