Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jose Cisneros

Solano County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 25, 1985

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jose Cisneros

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Cisneros.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2020

I worked with Jose. He was killed at the Tree of Knowledge on Cherry Glen Rd. The Tree of Knowledge was the half way point between north and south beats. Parked there often meeting other deputies

Scott Stewart 1L60
Solano Sheriff

February 21, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 25, 2018

I worked with Jose at the Solano County Sheriff's Department. I first met Jose when I was a Reserve Police Officer for the Vallejo Police Department.
Another former Deputy Sheriff for Solano County and I were talking about Jose this evening. Although, I had left Solano County SD and was working for Monterey County SD the loss of Jose is still fresh in our memories. Jose was a very good guy and I hope that his family has faired well since his passing. Gods Speed Jose!

Bobby White, Special Agent (ret)
Federal Aviation Administration

August 4, 2016

Today is the 30th anniversary of this tragic event. Your family at the Sheriff's Office hasn't forgotten the sacrifice you made 30 years ago. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.

Sergeant Dax West
Solano County Sheriff's Office

August 25, 2015

Joe, I was being hired the same year you paid the ultimate sacrifice. I worked with all of your co-workers. They all said you were a good cop. I salute you. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Retired Deputy Sheriff Robert Stedman
Solano SO

September 13, 2013

Joe and I were hired on the Solano County Sheriff's Dept the same day in 1971...We were sworn in side by side and attended the academy together. I loved working with him...great sense of humor but above all ...a good cop.
I salute you Deputy Jose Cisneros....old friend.

Deputy Mike Seymour (Ret)
Lane Co. (Oregon) Sheriff's Dept.

May 16, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Cisneros. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Although I never knew your father I want you to know many of us will never forget him and his sacrifice and we will all remember your family-having to go on without him. We understand how horrible that is-you must of been very young when he was killed.
I look at his picture and he looks like he was a funny guy-he has a kind face also.
Please know that many of us walk the same path as you and we stand by you with love & prayers.

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy David Grant/Tuolumne Co Sheriff's Dept/EOW/5/31/04

December 18, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I hope to meet your family at a COPS function someday

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


August 25, 2009

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 20, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

May 31, 2007

I had the privelage of meeting several Solano County Deputies while stationed in Fairfield as a U S Marine recruiter in the 1980's. They were a great bunch of cops and I am sure that Deputy Cisneros was, too. Rest in peace, Sir.

Sgt Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

October 4, 2006

Jose you and I rarely worked the same shift together at Solano County S.D. I just want to know that we will continue to mourn and we will keep you in our thoughts.

Special Agent Bobby White
Federal Aviation Administration

April 7, 2006

You have not been forgotten brother. I first met you when we were kids in Douglas Arizona. You paid the ultimate price enforcing the laws of the land and for that we will forever be greatful. Rest in peace.

Jess Hernandez Sgt.(Ret)
San Bernardino, Ca. Police Dept.

May 24, 2005

Thinking of you, Deputy Cisneros, on the 19th anniversary of your passing. God's peace be with you.


August 25, 2004

Rest in Peace for you are not Forgotten but remembered!!!!

Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen, PA

April 25, 2004

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