Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer John Arthur Carrillo

Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, February 22, 1987

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Reflections for Officer John Arthur Carrillo

I knew John Carrillo as I worked at the PD as a secretary. I had also met him while on a ride-along with another officer. I was on duty when the call came in, from a girl reporting domestic violence but did not call back and report that she was safe. Officers Carrillo and Messemer took the call. The next call we received reported that Carrillo was killed. We were all so devastated by this news. Detective Tibbets brought Chamberlain into my office for a statement, but he refused and asked for a lawyer. He appeared so angry that we knew that he would kill us all if he had free hands and a gun. I will never forget that night. There's no way to describe the sick feeling at the department when an officer goes down. Carrillo was a wonderful officer and person.

Karen Allen
Secretary to the Albuquerque Police Department.

May 18, 2023

Hey John,
I cannot believe it has been over 35 years since your life and service were violently cut short.
I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was starting my shift by reading the NCIC Police Blotter when I saw the notification of your death. It hit me like a ton of Bricks. I had just seen you in Albuquerque. I was looking forward to riding with you. In the short time that we were acquainted I knew that you were an awesome person and one who I am very proud to have as a friend and Brother.
I miss you very much and in that short time, you left an impression on me that has remained with me my entire life. I attended your funeral representing the Gallup Police Department with Officer Sam Gomez and his wife Nancy.
I was honored to be there. Through the years I have noticed that when someone you love, value and care for becomes a memory, those people and memories become the treasures of my life.
Rest in Paradise my Brother knowing that you continue to live on in the hearts and minds of those who Love you.

Paul G. Carrillo,
Patrolman (1984-1990)
Gallup Police Department

September 14, 2022

35 years have passed and the memories of John and his life remain fresh in the mind.

Time marches on and you are still 26, happy go lucky, and an amazing person to us all.

RIP

George Carrillo
Albuquerque Police Department, Retired

February 22, 2022

Thank You for your service

Lt Larry Meyers
NYPD

February 22, 2022

Johnny Ringo ...
Happy Birthday to you ...
Happy Birthday to you ...
Happy Birthday dear Johnny!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!

See ya at the midnight movies ...
Miss your smile .. Love Tina

Tina Silva 04/17/2021
Neighbor / sister by proxy

April 17, 2021

Morning Johnny ..
today I watched the sun rise ..
Cheers " To the morning" ..
Listening to "Lean On Me"
by Bill Withers ..
I shall smile while thinking of you!
... Alway in our memories !!
See ya in a few .. love ya Tina

34 yrs ... seems like yesterday

Tina Silva
02/22/2021 sister by proxy

February 22, 2021

Johnny Ringo .. I can not believe it is almost 34 years since you left us .. I think about all the childhood memories .. celebrations in the back yards .. running in the mornings .. out of town track meets .. Music .. Drums .. kickin' the street light so the spot lights were brighter .. haha .. the ultimate Trekky .. delivering pamphlets for Michael's friend & we all got Pizzas for helping .. Think of you always .. saw Bennie & your Papa a few days ago .. seen Marky Jo with Manuel .. catch up with Georgie & Micheal off & on .. I keep in touch with CJ .. Music always Music .. Miss ya tons .. hug MaryAnne & your Mama for me, my parents too .. Thanks for always looking out for me .. see ya at the midnight movies .. its always nice to see your smiling face & hear your laugh ring out .. You loved what you did!! TRUE BLUE !! See ya in few .. Love ya Tina

Tina Silva Jan. 26, 2021
Neighbor / sister by proxy ha

January 26, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Carrillo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2019

miss you John Love you wish you were here

Mother, Bea Ca rrillo

March 30, 2018

I remember this day as yesterday. May Defunto John Arthur Carrillos' soul rest in peace. May God's solitude of gentleness and mercy be with the Carillo Familia. Bendiciones. Chappy Jose+

Chappy Jose
Santa Fe PD

February 25, 2018

Hi John It has been so long
Miss Maryann also l love you all
Its almost Xmas The luminarias
will be lit at the cmetaryon xmas eve
God Ble Love, Mom

Beatrice Carrillo
Mother

December 17, 2017

Hi John been a while Miss you so much. Love you.I Cant believe Its 30 Years since you have been gone.

Bea Carrillo
Mom

October 9, 2017

Hi John Love you and miss you The A\rizona & San Antonio girls are here now.
I sure miss you.

Mother Be Bea Carrillo
Mother

June 26, 2017

John it has been a long time miss you and love you. thirty years Miss so much.
Your killer was denied parole. So glad about it.

Beatrice Carrillo
mother

March 6, 2017

Hi John, It has been awhile Almost 25 years. hard to believe Miss you so much as I miss MAC ha to MAC Miss you both Love You

MOM Beatrice Carrillo
Mom

February 10, 2016

There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you've got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog. …You know who you are. You know your purpose.

Citizen of ABQ
Son of an APD officer

October 30, 2015

John love and miss you so much Maryann also say Hi to all the family they are all with you now

Bea Carrillo
Mother

October 22, 2015

It was 28 years ago that APD and Albuquerque lost a great officer and a wonderful man John Carrillo. Thank you for your your service, and for protecting Albuquerque and It's people. Went down to your grave on Feb. 22nd and placed a red rose there. You are loved and still missed, your smile would light up the world.
Love always and forever
One Red Rose
"Dance With Me"
Ann Scanlon-Yambao

Ann Scanlon-Yambao
A Best Friend

February 25, 2015

It was 28 years ago that APD and Albuquerque lost one of the finest officers and young men John Carrillo. Thank you for serving and protecting the people of this town. I went down on Feb. 22nd and placed one red roes on your grave. You are missed and still loved.
Love always and forever,
One Red Rose.
Ann Scanlon_Yambao

Ann Scanlon Yambao
A best friend

February 24, 2015

Twenty eight years John. Cant hardly believe i t Miss you so much Mary Ann
also as well as all the family Miss them all. Love you. Mom, God Bless

Bea

February 24, 2015

i was a friend of john's at jefferson junior high school and still think of him occasionally and when i do what i remember is his smile and the goodness it showed, which was your son. happy easter to his family.

anon
friend

April 19, 2014

Happy Birthday April 17. John. Sure do miss you. And Happy Easter the day you were born .All is well here, Love you, Mom.

Bea Carrillo
Mom

April 12, 2014

JOHN,


IT WAS ALMOST 33 YEARS AGO WE RODE TOGETHER. IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY. YOU ARE THE EPITOME OF A POLICE OFFICER; AS WELL AS A COPS COP.

I STOP AND SEE YOUR MOM AND DAD WHENEVER I AM IN ALBUQUERQUE. THE LAST TIME WAS IN 2010; NO ONE WAS HOME.

THE EVENING RIDE ALONG WITH YOU, WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. IT WAS TRULY AN HONOR TO HAVE MET YOU AND SHARED A FEW HOURS OF PATROL TOGETHER. THANK YOU!

REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER IN BLUE.

LIEUT. RAY BATIATO (RET)
MILLBURN, NJ POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 27, 2014

Officer Carrillo,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Albuquerque. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 22, 2014

Happy Fathers Day Ringo I wish you were here to celebrate and play cards like we use to Good times huh?
Your son Derek is now a lawyer in Orlando, Fls. He is over 6 feet tall and very handsome You would be so proud. LOve and miss you so much God Bless, Love Mom

Bea, Mother
Mother

June 13, 2013

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