Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain James Rodriguez

New York City Health and Hospitals Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, March 26, 1992

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Reflections for Captain James Rodriguez

Capt. Rodriguez,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 26, 2022

Your killer may have never been caught and faced justice, but he/she will surely face a higher justice at a different time. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 26, 2021

Capt. Rodriguez,
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 New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 26, 2019

Today Jimmy I spoke to your Mom. It was nice as usual to speak to her, we spoke about you and what can we do to get your case further investigated by the Vidocq Society of Philadelphia. Jimmy I will not ever give up getting justice and the benefits that have long been denied your family due to your sacrifice. I reaffirm my promise that as long as I can still breathe and my current health doesn't worsen I will never stop until the perp(s) responsible for your homicide are finally brought to justice and your family gets the benefits that have been denied to them for 27 years.

Retired P.O. I. Howard Friedman
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Department

March 26, 2019

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 26, 2019

James, I have never forgotten your dedication to the HHC Police especially your leadership. Today is 25 years since your were taken from all of us. I promise that as long as G-d always me to continue breathe and battle the illnesses that have befallen upon me I will not stop until the day comes that the perp(S) responsible are finally arrested and convicted.

Retired Police zOfficer I. Howard Friedm
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation

March 26, 2017

Jimmy, today marks 24 years since you were taken from us. You would be proud today if you saw that the dream of getting out of the Teamsters Local 237 could soon be a reality. I have often said that if you were still with us I would have been honored to see you as he first Chief of Department. Another thing is that I and members of the HHCPBA will not give up to finally bring the Perl(s) responsible for your death and bring final justice to your family, friends, and for the HHC Police Department. Jimmy, rest in peace with our brothers Harry Cantave, and Jimmy Low. You were a great leader and an inspiration to all who served as HHC Police Officers.

Retired P.O. I. Howard Friedman
NYC HHC Police Department

March 26, 2016

It has been 24 years since you have been gone and their is not a day that goes by and I don't think about you If you only know how much you are missed Gone But Never Forgotten

Terry M

March 26, 2016

You are I my thoughts were my mentor my ftp and most of all my friend....... I hope that the person's who took your life live in suffering and pain everyday as we do and I hope that they are brought to justice in our life time. My brother you are missed and loved.

P.O. Ron Ramos
NYC HHC Police - friend

October 21, 2015

Today is 23 years that you were taken from us James. I promise that I will work tirelessly with all my strength and with last breath to get the NYPD Cold Case Squad to priortize your case ad to finally bring the perp(s) responsible to trial and conviction. I stay in contact with your Mom and she is a wonderful woman and we hope that this the year we all get closure. I always say that if the cicumstances were different you would be my choice as our first Chief of Department.

Retired P.O.I. Howard Friedman
NYC HHC Police Department

March 26, 2015

This no justice for you Jimmy


February 1, 2015

Capt.sir, I remember when you where the historian in the N.Y.C. HISPANIC SOCIETY and I was Sgt At Arms. ,I WILL MISS YOU.

Sgt. Jose' Sa'nchez ( RET.)
N.Y.C.H.P.D./DIV.# 09. METRO

December 6, 2014

Today it's 22 years since you were taken from your family and friends. I make this promise to your Mother Esther, your sister Denise and your two beautiful daughters Jessica, and Jasmine that I will not stop nor will I ever forget your sacrifice and your professionalism to the Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Department. The NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Benevolent Association will campaign tirelessly to get NYPD to prioritize your case and hopefully the news media will follow up on the case. It's been 22 years too long that justice has been served and your family has been denied closure as well as the benefits that they are entitled to.

P.O. I. Howard Friedman
NYC HHC Police Dept. (retired)

March 26, 2014

We will never rest until the perpetrators are apprehended.


March 26, 2013

Jimmy I said a prayer for you today. I want you to know that I have never ever given up in getting your family justice. It's twenty one years ago today that we lost you and we the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Benevolent Association will continue to get NYPD to look into your case and arrest the perp(s) responsible for your death. James you would be proud to see that the HHC PBA is on track to become the union of the HHC Police. I had a dream that you accepted the position of the first "Chief of Department" I want you know that when the HHC PBA had it's first meeting your name, and the names of Harry Cantave, and James Low were called out and we had a moment of silence.I promise you this that every meeting your name will be mentioned and your picture will be on the wall in the offices of the HHC PBA. RIP my brother and remember we will never stop until we can find justice for your family and the HHC Police.

P.O. I. Howard Friedman
NC HHC Police Dept. (retired)

March 26, 2013

As I watched the patrols cars pass me by today for the
Service of Officer Morales who was killed in
The line of duty on Friday just about 20 minutes
From here my heart was heavy for his family and
And children he has left behind to never be
The same. I'm reminded of this as tell one
Of my children about a man who I adored named
Jimmy. That's all I knew him as. Though he was
A police officer, a Captain, he was just a great man
To me and my family. I was so young when I met him
But he was a man that left such an impression on
Me, I will never forget. He was respectful and kind.
He was a man. He was funny and smart. He was an
An amazing father, loving son and brother. Jimmy was
Just jimmy to me, a man to look up to who happened
To wear a badge.
After so many years reading the entries was
Nice and bittersweet.

Denise Cardosi
Sister in law

March 4, 2013

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 22, 2012

I knew captain rodriguez back in the days when I was a nyc health & hospital corporation police officer I am now retired but always remembered captain rodriguez murder. I went to the emergency room and saw him there in the stretcher shot. That memory has not never left my mind. I knew him and he was an excellent officer and leader. My prayers goes to his family. Rest in Peace my friend...

David Ocasio Retired H.H.C & NYC DJJ SGT

August 17, 2012

Hello Captain
Yesterday and today Law Enforcement fraternal Organizations , retired and active Law Enforcement Officers took to the street to demand justice for you murder. I stood with your mother, sister and grandaughter and your former co workers to demand your killers be brought to justice. Our time and efforts have paid off. The Queens DA has ordered a review of this case. We did it for you. Captain I did not know you personally but I wore the same uniform and did the same job that you performed for 8 years of your life. We will not rest until your killers are brought to justice. We have your back ! Rest in peace sir.

Former HPO

April 5, 2012

It has been 20 years since we lost you and it still seems like yesterday. You were my training officer then you became my friend and you are the bother I never had. You are always in my heart and thoughts. You are missed and loved and NEVER forgotten my brother.

P.O. Ronald Ramos (ret.)
NYC Hospital Police

April 1, 2012

It's been twenty years since that dreaded day when you were taken away from your family, friends, and fellow HHC Police Officers. I continue to make my promise that with every ounce of my strength and breath that I take I will work with great people like Clark Pena, Sharon Rodriguez, and Jose SDanchez that we will continue to fight to have NYPD reopen your case and properly investigate it so it brings about an arrest and a conviction. We also want to give justice to your Mom Esther, Dad Pete, and your two daughters Jasmine and Jessica thaty has long been denied them. Jimmy rest in peace and remember you will never ever be forgotten.

Retired Police Officer I. Howard Friedma
New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation

March 26, 2012

May you Rest In Peace Always
Gone But Never Forgotten
I will always keep your family in my thoughts
And prayers <3

Terry Mango

March 26, 2012

I said a prayer today for his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. Hold tight to your memories.

P.O. Lynn Grier (Retired)
NYC Hospital Police

February 17, 2012

I remember Jimmy as a very sweet and caring man that I was in a relationship with all those years ago. I met him in 1989 through a friend and we got along well. He was dedicated and reliable and many people knew, and loved him. I was so devastated when I got the news that March of 1992 and at the funeral, I just couldn't believe it that some dirt had done this to him. I don't know if they were ever caught but they still won't get away with what they did. I often wondered about his girls but see by a post here one is now a P.O. I wish her the best.

Rona R. Ortiz - Retired EMT/MOS

November 12, 2011

It's been 19 years since you were taken away from your family, friends, and fellow officers from the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police. I make it a solmen promise that I would work to get your case reopenedneven through Americas Most Wanted. Even though I am no longer in the department I will never forget your dedication and fellowship to the department even though we never met and I want more than anything that the perps who took away are finally brought to justice and your family can have some closure. Rest in peace and remember that you are with your brothers Harry Cantave and James Low.

Retired P.O I. Howard Friedman
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation

March 27, 2011

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