Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 18, 2023

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Reflections for Captain Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr.

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

March 3, 2024

Captain Ruiz, 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
Civilian

February 11, 2024

Heavenly Father, I pray for the families of all America’s Peace Officers who have been killed in the Line-of-Duty and I thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement departments and agencies support their families. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their departments, agencies and communities, counties, states or nation, the United States of America, in which they lived and worked, might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths. In Christ Jesus’ mighty and holy name, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Scripture Supporting the Law Enforcement Mission:

“So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow. For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [The peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:2-5 TLB]

Scriptures for Support, Hope, and Comfort:

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

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

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

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ministry: Intercessor for America's Peace Officers
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

February 9, 2024

Dear Superintendent Edward Cetnar:

I hope this letter finds you well, though I understand it is an incredibly tough time for you and everyone connected to your department.

I am writing to extend my heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences for the loss of Captain Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr., a brave and dedicated professional.

The news of Captain Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr.’s death has deeply saddened me and my entire family. The sacrifice that he made while protecting and serving your community is a testament to the selfless and courageous nature of law enforcement officers like him. We can never truly comprehend the risks and challenges faced by those in law enforcement, and we are forever indebted to them for their unwavering commitment to keeping us safe.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr.’s family, friends, and colleagues during this immensely challenging time. Their loss is immeasurable, and we can only hope that the outpouring of support from the community can offer some comfort in these trying times.

In times like these, we must remember the positive impact Captain Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr. had on countless lives throughout his life and career. The memories of his dedication, kindness, and professionalism will remain etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege to know him.

To you, Superintendent Cetnar Bruen, and the entire Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, my family and I want to express our gratitude for the vital work you do each day, often in the face of danger and adversity. The sacrifice of your fallen colleague serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that come with your line of duty. Despite the risks, you continue to serve with integrity and unwavering commitment, and for that, we are immensely thankful.

Having served 44 years as a Law Enforcement Professional, my family stands with you during this time of mourning. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to support you and your department during this difficult period.

May the memories of Captain Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr., be a source of strength and may his legacy inspire others to follow in his footsteps of honor and service. We will forever be indebted to the sacrifice he made to keep us safe.

With deepest sympathy,

Don P. Jensen Sr. - PM, PP, PGP, DrE
Chief of Police (retired)

February 8, 2024

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 7, 2024

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 7, 2024

OFficer Ruiz, 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 25 years of law enforcement service, to your family, and to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 6, 2024

Rest In Peace Police Officer Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr.! Thank you for your 25 years of service with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and your friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your two daughters, your son, your mother, your three grandchildren 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

February 6, 2024

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 Louis Ruiz, Sr. Please know we are eternally grateful for Richard’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Ruiz, 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 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department
in Jersey City, New Jersey for Richard’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also sent two 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 Police Officer Richard Louis Ruiz’s wife and mother.

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.

Respectfully,

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]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

February 6, 2024

RIP my Brother,
I will pray for your Family, Friends & Law Enforcement Family.
Thank you for, your Service, Honor and Sacrifice ><>

Major J.D. Nolin (Ret.)
Chaplain ><>
Brotherhood of Christian Law Enforcement Officers

February 6, 2024

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

February 6, 2024

Please provide your thoughts and prayers with the immediate family of Police Officer Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr. and the extended law enforcement family of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York.



End of Watch Saturday, November 18, 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 (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 6, 2024

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

February 6, 2024

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 Louis Ruiz, Sr., from the terrorists attacks on September 11,2001 at the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer succumbs from medical issues from these deadly attacks. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 5, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det.Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

February 5, 2024

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother .

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

February 5, 2024

Rest in Peace Officer Ruiz. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Ruiz Family and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department.

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

February 5, 2024

RIP Officer Ruiz. Thank you for your service to the citizens of New York and New Jersey

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

February 5, 2024

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.

HEROES NEVER DIE....

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

February 5, 2024

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

February 5, 2024

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

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

February 5, 2024

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

February 5, 2024

Police Officer Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr., I am saddened that you lost your life at the hands of this horrible illness. I am very sorry that you suffered. May God Bless your family and help them to live without you now. I thank you for your brave service to all of us. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

February 5, 2024

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in Peace Officer Richard Louis Ruiz, Sr.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

February 5, 2024

Rest in Peace Officer Ruiz. 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

February 5, 2024

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