Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Supervisory Officer Jacqueline Montanaro

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, January 14, 2023

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Reflections for Supervisory Officer Jacqueline Montanaro

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. "In valor there is hope."

Recruit N. George
Albany County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Institute Session 6.

January 16, 2024

SCBPO Montanaro,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 14, 2024

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

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

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 19, 2023

RIP and may God open wide the gates of Heaven for both you and your 6-year-old daughter. May God also look over your husband and your oldest child for the rest of their individual life.

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

August 11, 2023

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Officer Alan J Laatz (Retired)
Oak Brook IL Police Department

May 21, 2023

May God comfort the family and friends of Officer Montanaro and give them peace.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

April 24, 2023

Officer Montanaro, you will never be forgotten. Your courageous action shows the immense love and care you have for your family. You truly are a hero. May you rest in peace beside your daughter in the presence of God's love. I send my condolences to your family and friends and pray that God sends them peace during this difficult time.

Olivia Windley

April 17, 2023

Officer Montanaro, this truly touched my heart. It takes someone with such bravery to do what you did. I admire your bravery! May you and your daughter rest in peace and know that you are always loved and never forgotten.

Civilian Jeanet Garcia

February 27, 2023

Thank you for your bravery and services!
Thank you for joining a career to help keep balance in your city and servicing your community and protecting those who you’ve helped.
Thank you for joining a dominating male agency and being a role model for other females who are currently applying/in the academy.
God Bless you and your family

Los Angeles Sheriffs Department

February 26, 2023

Thank you for your bravery and services!
Thank you for joining a career to help keep balance in your city and servicing your community and protecting those who you’ve helped.
Thank you for joining a dominating male agency and being a role model for other females who are currently applying/in the academy.
God Bless you and your family

Recruit Alvarado
Los Angeles Sheriffs Department

February 26, 2023

May you rest in peace sister & your little Angel. You not only went above & beyond on duty but also off duty. You are now a guardian protecting your family in spirit.

DST Jasmine Ibarra

February 25, 2023

Rest easy my Sister

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.

February 16, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Supervisory Officer Jacqueline Montanaro. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Montanaro will be remembered.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

February 15, 2023

She was a star they all are and were.


February 14, 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

Officer Montanaro.

May you and your daughter rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. You fulfilled your duties as both a mother, and an officer. God bless you.

Michael Roberts
Former Police Officer

February 10, 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

February 9, 2023

Officer Montanaro:
Your heroic efforts to save your daughter speaks volumes about your selfless courage. Thanks for serving ICE for so many years, but more importantly, thanks for upholding the credo of what it means to wear a badge. I would have been proud to have had you as a partner or backup any day. I hope and pray that your family and fellow officer are forever inspired by your courage and selfless sacrifice.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (ret.)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nv.) & NVDPS

February 9, 2023

RIP Supervisory Officer Montanaro. You served your country with honor and distinction.

SFC William L Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret.

February 8, 2023

Rest, sister.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 7, 2023

Officer Montanaro, 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. You died trying to save your own daughter. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing, especially your grandmother and parents. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, along with your dear daughter, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

February 5, 2023

Officer Montanaro,

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

February 4, 2023

At times it is difficult to find the words to express the sorrow felt for the loss of a good officer, a dedicated officer, and a servant of the community. And this is one of those times.

To the family of Jackie Montanaro- her husband and daughter, her parents, her grandmother, sister, and two brothers- please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Your loved one was heroic in what she did and her loss will never be forgotten by those in our law enforcement community.

As tragic as this is, the actions of Officer Jackie Montanaro serve to remind us that there are still good people who willingly sacrifice all they have for the safety and security of others.

Rest In Peace Officer Jackie Montanaro.

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

February 4, 2023

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Supervisory Officer Jacqueline Montanaro during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Supervisory Officer Jacqueline Montanaro.

Gail. M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

February 3, 2023

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Supervisory Officer Jacqueline Montanaro. Please know we are eternally grateful for Jacqueline’s service and her ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Supervisory Officer Montanaro, 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 United States Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations in Washington, DC for Jacqueline’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also sent three Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Supervisory Officer Jacqueline Montanaro’s husband and parents.

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

February 2, 2023

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