Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Isaiah Cordero

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, December 29, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Isaiah Cordero

Deputy Cordero gave his life for our community. We are forever saddened by this loss and indebted to him and his family, forever.

Deputy: You live in our hearts and prayers. You gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect us and our community. Peace be with you and may you ascend into the arms of our father.

As a long term resident of this community, I am beyond despondent about this loss of Deputy Cordero. He paid the ultimate price to protect and serve us. We must do everything to not let this ever, ever, happen again.

While I do not know all the facts about this case, I frequently navigate the intersection that likely initiated this event (it is now treacherous). Deputy Cordero did everything in his power to make this a safer location. His loss is our loss...

We pray that our state and local governments can get back on track and focus on our communities (and their well-being), not their agendas.

Deputy Cordero: We thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice. You will live in our hearts forever!

Simple (appreciative) Citizen

March 10, 2023

Deputy Sheriff Isaiah Cordero you have given the ultimate sacrifice to our community. For that we are always going to be in debt to you. I have seen your procession and it will always strike right in my heart. Sadly you were the first law enforcement that really struck home for me of how close you are. Class 465 LASD gave our respects in form of 5 minutes of silence during our academy schedule.

I wish best for your family and your department.

Recruit Andy Medina
Los Angeles Sheriff Department

February 27, 2023

Rest in peace Sir, you were a great officer and asset to your community.

Dst S Sierra

February 27, 2023

My condolences goes out to the Cordero Family. Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.

February 27, 2023

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. We shall meet in Valhalla.

Sergeant Gary Bonilla

February 26, 2023

Thank you for your service, never forgotten our angels from earth. May you rest in peace

Recruit class 465 Daniel R

February 26, 2023

Rest in Peace Deputy Isaiah Cordero. Prayers to the family and loved ones that were left behind.

Recruit Trainee Class 465 Litzi Soto
Los Angeles Sheriff Department

February 26, 2023

thank you for your service & may you rest in peace.

Recruit Joselyn Estrada
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

February 26, 2023

I would Like to send my deepest condolences to his family and friends even though I may have not know him he gave his all and did his job. He made the ultimate sacrifice by doing what he loves, I send prayers. He was a great Deputy and an even better person.

Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous

February 26, 2023

Sir, thank you for your dedication to protect the peace and to hold the line. The selfless act of serving your community is an act only few are willing to take. You did when others wouldn’t , I am not sworn yet sir but when I do take that oath in May I make the sole promise to continue to hold the line in your memory and all others who have fallen. As a class our prayers are with your wife and family and we promise to work as hard as we can and hopefully make a difference in people’s lives

Recruit E Martinez
Los Angeles County Sheriff Class 465

February 25, 2023

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Your service does not go unnoticed. Rest in Peace.

Recruit Ryan Bishop
LASD Class 465

February 24, 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

Rest in peace , brother...thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD ( Retired)

January 27, 2023

Rest easy Deputy Cordero, than you for your service. Praying for your family and colleagues.

Officer Kevin Jefferson
Gulfport Police Department - Mississippi

January 23, 2023

As the Family, Department, and Community Mourn, so does this Nation. This world is a little darker without its heroes. Until Valhalla Brother.

SSG. C. Clemons

January 15, 2023

Rest easy brother, we’ll take it from here. May Saint Peter welcome you with open arms at the pearly gates.

Deputy Sheriff Anthony Jimenez
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept./ U.S. ARMY Military Police

January 14, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother!

Undersheriff Victor Manata
Union County Sheriff’s Dept. ( NJ )

January 14, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Cordero. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Riverside County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 13, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Isaiah Cordero. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Cordero will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

January 12, 2023


It is just unbelievable how a dangerous felon like this one was allowed to remain in society. What happened to justice equality? These judges need to held more accountable for their decisions.

Sgt. Rene Sanchez
Boston Police Department

January 11, 2023


Godspeed on your final journey.

Sgt W.S. Cooper/Retired
Atlanta Ga PD

January 11, 2023

Deputy Codero, I am honored to have known and worked with you. We all feel the pain of your loss and we recognize you as a man of outstanding ethics and moral values.
The circumstances that led to this were preventable and the experiment of lax laws being passed in this State are to blame. I pray that this assault on our values does not continue to spread.

Volunteer Jurupa Valley Station Fred Mar
Riverside County Sheriff's Department

January 8, 2023

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

January 8, 2023

Deputy Cordero,

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

January 8, 2023

I watched the procession today. It totally hit my heart. Even though the mourning period may be done for RSO and the mourning bands are off, your legacy still lives on. We will continue to hold the line.

William Jin
Future Law Enforcement Officer

January 7, 2023

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