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Patrolman Richard M. Cuellar

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 2, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Richard M. Cuellar

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 2, 2020

You are forever missed by all your family, I was only a little girl, but remember looking up to you always. Miss you.

Connie Cuellar
Niece and God- child

November 26, 2018

Patrolman Cuellar,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- not just for your Community but for our Country and the state of Texas as well when you served with the TXARNG as well as a member of the 36th “Texas” Infantry Division. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 2, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

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

August 2, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Richard M. Cuellar. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of San Antonio, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 3, 2016

Today, I learned that this brave soul is a relative of mine. Even though I was too young know him when he died, I feel he brings the right family values that still thrive in my family.

Reuben Cuellar
2nd Cousin

August 16, 2015

I was just a little girl but remember the giant of a man who I admired. Went by the park yesterday and smiled at all the work done by those who uphold his memory, many who also lay their lives on the line every day. My respect and prayers to each of you. Thank you for keeping my uncle alive in all our hearts.

Teresa Garcia Vieira

August 3, 2015

I will always remember Richard as a hard working individual willing to help in any situation. It was an honor to have served with him in the Texas Army National Guard. May his memory live on in that park that was dedicated in his honor.

LTC Henry A. Dufeau (Retired)

April 12, 2015

Officer Richard Cuellar was a good friend of my Dad's and had served in the National Guard with my dad. My dad would speak of him and in our home he was always thought of as a Hero. I was a little girl when he was killed but I remember the sadness in our home. My dad recently passed and Mrs. Cuellar was came by to pay her respects, we were so Honored. My parents both held Officer Cuellar and his wife in high regard, my children knew of him through my dad. I know that Officer Cuellar was one of the many Angels waiting to great my dad on his arrival to Heaven. May God Bless all the Cuellar family.

Margie Mora

August 27, 2013

Your youngest brother misses you everyday.


March 6, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 26, 2013

I knew the young man who was involved in this tragic incident. I was only 13 yrs old. I remember the date like it was yesterday. It always saddens me for the loss of life on both sides. When I used to go to the police Dept for personal business, I ALWAYS stopped by your picture and said a prayer, for you and all the rest of the officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, GOD BLESS YOU.

Miguel a. Herrera

May 19, 2011

I never knew you nor was even thought of when your time of death came to be, but I knew your son for many years and I hope you know he is a great man & you would be very proud of him. It would have been great to meet you.


February 3, 2009

On the 39th anniversary of your tragic murder, I salute you, sir. I doubt if time has made it any easier on your family and friends. However, I hope everyone will take comfort in knowing that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

DET SGT, Retired

August 2, 2007

God bless you for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

August 2, 2007

Patrolman Cuellar,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Antonio.


August 2, 2005

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