Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Patricia R. Calderon

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 27, 1988

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Reflections for Patrolman Patricia R. Calderon

Working with you was an honor. Playing softball with you was just fun. Knowing you was a privilege.
You are greatly missed Patty.

Det. Holly Vizcarrondo-Ret
San Antonio Police Department

November 30, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren and family.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 27, 2020

Rest in peace, sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 27, 2020

Young child's salute
Grown men cry
Old glory half the chute
See her in the baby's eyes

Full of life
She gave her own
She fought for truth
God bid her come

Eyes of pain
Three sevens Roar
Come tears again
She wakes no more.

My brother's shoulders bear the weight
For this his last goodbye
Blurred blue lines of uniforms
Hear her in her baby's cry

Flag-draped beauty
Thousand times blessed
End of duty
His child now caressed

Happy and bright
She bid us be
Rest tonight
Sweet memory.

*I wrote this for my beautiful sister in law, Officer Patricia Calderon Hawkins, on the day of her memorial. Her end of watch was 31 years ago today, 12/27/1988, in San Antonio. Rest easy Pat.

Dianne Hawkins Douglas
Sister in law

December 28, 2019

I wrote this on the day of her service in Dec. 1988. Rest easy, Pat.

Dianne Hawkins Douglas
Sister in law

December 27, 2019

Even though we never met, I still shed tears for your loss. Thank you for your service from a brother retired officer.

Dective Glenn Sellers

December 28, 2018

Officer Calderon, thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Chief Mike Tusken
Duluth MN Police Department.

December 27, 2018

RIP Officer Calderon. Thank you for your service.

Lt. Gary Kronenberger, Ret.
Keansburg, NJ PD

December 27, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 30th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 27, 2018

Officer Calderon,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Antonio. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 27, 2018

Remember SAPD academy class 83-B starting July 1983 and graduating 6 months later December 1983. We were a special group! On May 1,2017 I will retire from SAPD almost 34 years later. After I leave along another there will only be two members of our class remaining and still serving. You would have deserved this retirement as well! We have never forgotten you Patricia, we were always proud of you! You are missed, but not forgotten... V/r

Officer Roger X Reyes 0785
San Antonio Police Department

April 7, 2017

Patrolman Calderon and Family,

May God bless you for your service, Pat. Thank you for standing watch then, and now. You have always been a special memory for me. Not that I knew you, but because I met your Sister when she was traveling back to Japan - she was hopping MAC flights returning to duty and I was hopping them back to my ship.

So, to the Family of a fellow Squid, and a fellow Texan, fair winds and following seas - God bless you and keep His arms around you all.

Very humbly and respectfully,

Dave Tedder

Dave Tedder

February 10, 2016

Wow John still loves you! I can hear your response to that one....yea we were all young and a little inmature then; if we only knew what we know now. I think of you all the time and you must know that I'm always talking to my students about you. I just wish I could have been there when you needed me the most. As for you John...she never stopped loving you and I'm sure she finds peace in knowing she still has a place in your heart. Thanks John! I miss you Patricia!

Tamara Ford, Ret. SAPD
Lanier High School Criminal Justice

July 2, 2013

I love You Patrica! always in my thoughts

Officer John R Barlow SAPD #333 class 83-B

Patrol John R.Barlow
SAPD 1st Husband

May 5, 2013

Hey Pat,
Our 30 year reunion is fast approaching, there is alot of talk that this will be the last one as it getting harder for everyone to attend them. I was just thinking about you and wishing you could be here. I miss you my friend and all the memories you left behind are never forgotten. You will be with us at reunion and in my heart till I go home.

Olivia Limon-Kidd
Childhood friend

August 14, 2011

Officer Calderon, to your family, friends nd co-workers, I say your service to your community and love for all will never be forgotten. Thank-you. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

February 6, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

Officer Calderon,
Maam, on today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens San Antonio. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 27, 2009

"patty"i and so many miss you,and it may not be december 27 of 1988,but the wind of change will never ever grace ur presence,nor change ur e.o.w.ur end of watch was every day
we did not get to see you,but when we did you alway's gave us hope...... but when we did see you in life and in death
we all know that you alone,brought more than hope and faith,you were a guiding lihgt to all that mattered to you,and those that mattered will never ever forget you.....
love alway's the heart and soul... never forget the eye's... of the one at the end of E.O.W.for thay all remaim on watch 4 ever, and when you are lost,look up....
for all that is above,and you will find an angel named patty,just next to god.... peace look after all.... there is no other place,it is what it is we miss you,please look out for all that is good....

2 much

May 23, 2009

RIP.Your tour of duty cut short but you will never be forgotten by all those who love you.


October 4, 2008

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 25, 2008



December 26, 2007

Ofc. Calderon and family,
I was a small child when you passed away, however, you have always been an insipiration. My passion for law enforcement began when I heard the tragic news of your death. Its when I gained so much respect for those that wear the badge. Now, as I serve as an officer in South Carolina, your memory (though I never met you) is with me everyday. Thank you for your sacrifice. To your family, God bless. You are in my thoughts always.

Dep R Avila
Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Charleston SC

May 19, 2007

You have not been forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol, you will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 22, 2006

Sweet angel, you are missed, and I will never forget you. It has been almost 20 years since you went to be with the Lord, but I will never forget you, and the world will not forget you either. I miss the smile in your eyes, and laughter in your voice. Your compassion, and friendship will be remembered always. Somehow, I fear not death, for I can't wait until the day that we meet again.

Roger Garibay, Jr.
Lifetime Friend

July 13, 2006

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