Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Richard Carrero Mendez

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, October 12, 2023

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Reflections for Sergeant Richard Carrero Mendez

I grieve with myself and your family. As a retired law enforcement officer, both military and civilian, I am taken back by the callus, destain, and the non-respect that a lot of the public have toward the men and women of law enforcement. Job well done brother, for I will meet you in rollcall one day.

SFC Craig M. Neal, Military Police

November 21, 2023

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, 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, and by His authority, 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 20, 2023

Rest in peace warrior Officer Mendez. My sympathie ot your family, colleagues and friends.

SFC William Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret.

November 17, 2023

Richard was a great Cop and a member of S.A.L.E.A. RIP Our friend.

Police Officer Eddie Lopez Sr.
Philadelphia Police Department

November 13, 2023

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

November 12, 2023

Officer Mendez,

They got one of the animals in custody that took your life. Another is dead so they will never be able to harm another person. Rip and condolences to your loved ones, the Philadelphia Police Department and your community. Sorry another law enforcements life had to be taken by the hands of a scumbag criminal.

Former NJ K9 Patrol Officer
Former NJ K9 Patrol Officer

November 8, 2023

God bless and thank you for your service

Detective Tim F
Chicago PD

November 7, 2023

May God's hand of peace and comfort be on the surviving family and the rest of the department.

Chaplain Jesse White
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D

November 4, 2023

Sergeant Mendez, our world is full of evil people, and yet, 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. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 28, 2023

RIP, God bless his family.

Supervisor of school security G Acevedo

October 27, 2023

God bless you Officer Richard Carrero Mendez, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Philadelphia Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

October 25, 2023

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

October 25, 2023

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

October 24, 2023

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

October 22, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Mendez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Philadelphia Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 20, 2023

Officer Mendez thank you for your service to this city and for all of us. Though your spot will never be filled in the blue line we will all carry on with your efforts and memory as a guide.

We shall all meet again. RIP brother.

Supervisor J. W. ADAMS
Supervisor, Customs and Border Protection, Airport Operation

October 19, 2023

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.
Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC)
Orlando Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 19, 2023

I have family in Philly I am so sorry for your loss. May God's hand of peace and comfort be on the surviving family and the rest of the Department.

Chaplain Jesse White
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D

October 19, 2023

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

October 18, 2023

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

October 18, 2023

May God rest his soul and comfort his family.

Ret. Det. Sgt. Louis J. Savini
Ret. Detective Sgt. NCPD

October 18, 2023

God bless you for your dedication and selflessness

Detective Tim F
Chicago PD

October 18, 2023

My Prayers go out to my Brothers family, friends and fellow Officers. May the LORD give you all peace and strength.

Senior Officer Bryan Kendrick
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

October 18, 2023

Rest In Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

October 17, 2023

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

October 17, 2023

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