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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

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

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 19, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 9, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. May God give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 19, 2009

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

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 19, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Captain Rodriquez and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 12, 2009

Captain Rodriguez or Jimmy as his friends knew him was and will always be in our hearts, in our minds and in our prayers. His dedication to family, friends and the people of New York will never, ever be forgotten. Atleast not by those that knew him and loved him. Jimmy there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You were and will always be my inspiration and motivation in everything I do. Kiss grandma for me. Love always, your brother Jr.

Lt. Joselin Garcia
NYC Health & Hospitals

November 28, 2008



April 30, 2008

Well my friend it has been 16years since that night that we lost you, and there is not one day that goes by that you don't enter my throughs and heart. I still stay intouch with your mother and step dad. I know you are in heaven watching over use. and you are missed, truly missed my friend.

I am happy to know that one of your daughter was able to follow in your foot steps and I know that you are very happy that she is now a Police Officer, and i know she will do the job just as you did. Rest in peace my brother.

P.O. Romald ramos
New York City Hospital Police - Lincoln Hospital

March 20, 2008

Captain Rodriguez, today marks the 16th anniversary of your murder at the hands of some cowardly misfit. Even if caught, in time, his/her name will be forgotten like so much rubbish, you will never truly be forgotten and the words expressed on your behalf by co-workers makes that clear. You were obviously a true professional and a real hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 19, 2008

"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

December 19, 2007

Jimmy, was my FTO ( Field Training Officer ) when I came out of the academy. He taught me well, but most of all he became my friend.

Jimmy was and is always in my throughts and in my heart.
He was a GREAT leader, GREAT Friend. and a GREAT Father.

P.O. Ronald Ramos
New York city Hospital Police !4th Div South Bronx ( Lincoln Hospital

December 21, 2006

Capt. James Rodriquez was an exceptional son,brother,nephew , grandson and a wonderful caring father to his two daughters. Why do I know this ? He was my step son whom I helped raise along with his mother. He always went out of his way to help those less fortunate then him and always had a kind word to say about anyone. He was a dedicated public servant and never would ask his subourdinate to do something he wouldn't do himself. I still miss him so much. I only hope that someday the perpertrators will be caught and brought to justice. God Bless you my son I will always love and miss you forever!

PO Pete Morales (Retired)
Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority

March 4, 2006

I had the honor of graduating from the HHC Police Academy class together. Years later during an event at your facility I met up with you and though I never expressed it to you at that time I could see the professionalism exude in everything that you did. You were very proud to be a member of this department and you were an inspiration for me. To have reached the rank of Captain at such a young age was a proud accomplishment. Please rest assured that you will always be remembered by those of us who continue to "Protect & Serve".

God Bless,
Jaime Gonzalez
Police Director
Division 17
NYC HHC Police

Police Director Jaime Gonzalez
New York City Hospital Police-Division 17

May 18, 2005

I had never had the honor to meet Jimmy directly, but I had met his family. Jimmy was a great leader and a friend to fellow NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Department officers. I had the honor to present to his family the Medal of Honor from the Police Hall of Fame. My hope is that one day the perpetrators will be caught who killed Jimmy and took him away from his loving family and friends at a young age and that his family will have justice served. Jim stood as a great example of the pride and honor of the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Department. May G-d continue to look over his family and provide for them comfort.

PSO I. Howard Friedman
Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety

October 4, 2003

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