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

When an Agency loses an Officer, the entire Nation mourns. Until Valhalla Brother.

SSG. C. Clemons

October 17, 2023

RIP Officer Mendez. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Philadelphia

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

October 16, 2023

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 16, 2023

God bless PO. Me fez’s family and friends during these sad and tough times.

Rest in peace brother we’ll take the watch.

Sgt. René Sánchez
Boston Police Department

October 16, 2023

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Richard Mendez. Please know we are eternally grateful for Richard’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Mendez, 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 Philadelphia Police Department in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Richard’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Police Officer Richard Mendez’s wife.

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 (Retired)
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

October 16, 2023

Rest in Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

October 16, 2023

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Richard Mendez, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the other officer who was wounded for a safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 16, 2023

On behalf of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy we express our sincere condolences.

Session 21

October 16, 2023

Rest in peace Brother.

Capt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

October 16, 2023

Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fellow officers.

Assist. Chief Sal Abruscato
Lake Clarke Shores Police Department

October 16, 2023

Thank you for your service Officer Mendez. Prayers to your family and the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Chief William M. Renye
Grand Blanc Township Police Department

October 16, 2023

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

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

October 16, 2023

Rest in Peace

Civilian supporter Bill Mann

October 16, 2023

Rest in peace hero.


October 15, 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

October 15, 2023

Rest in peace, Brother. Thank you for your service and dedication to the community. My condolences to the family, and the Philadelphia Police Department and everyone who loved him.

Deputy Andrew Brown
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, PA

October 15, 2023

Rest Easy Brother

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

October 15, 2023

Rest in Peace Officer Mendez. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 15, 2023

The Final Inspection (Author Unknown)

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Rest In Peace My Brother in Blue.

Police Officer Ariel E. Benites
Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 School Police Department

October 15, 2023

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Desouki

October 14, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Mendez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 14, 2023

Godspeed My Brother-Rest in Peace-Never Forgotten

SGT. Donald Harvey retired
Maricopa County Sheriffs Office - Arizona

October 14, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Undersheriff Victor Manata
Union County Sheriff’s Office ( New Jersey )

October 14, 2023

Rest In Peace Police Officer Richard Mendez! Thank you for your 22 years and 11 months of service with the Philadelphia Police Department, in Pennsylvania. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your daughter, and your friends during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers also go out to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Eddie & Kelly King

October 14, 2023

All give some, some give all, Rest in Peace!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

October 14, 2023

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