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

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Richard Mendez and the extended law enforcement family of the Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania.

End of Watch Thursday, October 12, 2023.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 14, 2023

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time..

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

October 14, 2023

Rest in Peace Brother

james oneill

October 14, 2023

You did your job and didn't hesitate. The Lord has said your job is done good work my peacemaker come home. May your department comfort your family and friends.


October 14, 2023

Thank you for your service Officer Mendez. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow officers during this tragic time.

Sgt Wm C Elliott (retired)
Campbell County Sheriff's Office VA

October 14, 2023

May God and St. Michael watch over you in Heaven, Officer Mendez.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

October 14, 2023

Did not knew you personally but remember seen you in the 25th District. Even tho I left the Philadelphia Police Department almost 20 years ago, I still consider you a brother. My condolences to the family, blood and blue.

Rip my Brother

P/O Rafael Guadalupe
Palm Beach Gardens Police Department

October 14, 2023

Rest in Peace Officer Mendez. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mendez Family and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 14, 2023

Police Officer Richard Mendez, I am so sorry that you lost your life at the hands of these murderous cowards. May God Bless your family and loved ones as they now have to grieve your loss. I thank you for your many years of brave service to all of us. I pray that justice will come soon. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

October 14, 2023

My 28 y/o grandson is a COP in Nashville … our family extends our condolences to all our your team in blue

Siloam Health

October 14, 2023

May God wrap his loving arms around you. Hereos live forever.

Officer Carlos Cuellar (Retired)
Miami Beach Police Department

October 14, 2023

RIP Officer Mendez. May God bless and comfort your family and love ones. Prayers that the suspects are soon apprehended and justice will be served. Thank you Officer Richard Mendez for your many years of service.

Deputy Sheriff (Ret) Glen Allison
Tarrant County S.O. Ft Worth, Texas

October 14, 2023

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

October 14, 2023

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 14, 2023

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

Pedro Rodriguez; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 14, 2023

You are a true example of a hero and what epitomizes, courage, bravery, gallantry beyond and above the .call of protect and serve. My deepest condolences are extended to your wife, daughters, family, and friends. My heart is with much pain and sorrow for this senseless loss of life, and another crime-fighter in Blue. My your soul forever rest in eternal peace with our Savior, God Almighty.

Calvin Luis Guy
Ret.Det. PPD.,SGT.Guad.PD.,Special Deputy BIA. MCSO.Deputy/HonorGuard

October 13, 2023

Officer Mendez,

Thank you for your 22 plus years of service to the residents of Philadelphia. Your service to them will never be forgotten. I hope the criminals remaining free will soon be captured and brought to justice. I will pray for your wife, daughter, friends, loved ones and colleagues. Rest in peace.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. – Matthew 5:9

Daniel Ryan
Private Investigator (Retired)

October 13, 2023

Rest Now Brother

Officer/EMT Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

October 13, 2023

God speed my brother in blue. May the good Lord guide you on your new journey.
May the good Lord watch over your family at this time and always.

Det. R. Contrabasso ( ret)

October 13, 2023

Officer Mendez, a police officer should be remembered not by how he died but by how he lived! A brave man has left to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you for your law enforcement service, to your family, and to the Philadelphia Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 13, 2023

God Bless you and your family.

Deb Holmes
Chicago PD (retired)

October 13, 2023

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

October 13, 2023

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Police Officer Richard Mendez 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 Police Officer Richard Mendez.

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

October 13, 2023

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Richard Mendez. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

October 13, 2023

RIP Hero. May you forever spend your eternal life with our dear Lord in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all your loved ones. Our country is now a little less safe without you. Thank you for your service.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

October 13, 2023

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