Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Assistant Chief of Police Ricardo DeAlejandro

Mathis Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, October 28, 1982

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Reflections for Assistant Chief of Police Ricardo DeAlejandro

Thank you Ricardo DeAlejandro for your service to our Great Nation, and for your contributions to eradicate drugs. May God bless you with a seat at his table in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

October 11, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

Heroes live forever, Assistant Chief DeAlejandro, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Mathis and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 28, 2013

Rest in peace, Assistant Chief DeAlejandro. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Mathis and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 28, 2012

During this week of National Police Week I always look back through this website and I am always afraid that I will find a name of a fellow officer that I have known or met in a different part of the State. Next year, 2013, the Mathis Police Department will have a Police Memorial Service to salute Assistant Chief Ricardo DeAlejandro, along with any other fallen officers for their service to the community and the great State of Texas.

Chief of Police Larry M. Whittington, Sr
Mathis Police Department

May 14, 2012

Rest in Peace Asst. Chief DeAlejandro. You are never forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 28, 2011

I know I never knew you but I really wish I had. My entire life all of my relatives have told me that I don't look like or act like anyone in the family, they compared photos and the like and still nothing. But you being a police officer and going to protect people and risk your life every day. You are the only one that I feel like I can relate to in that sense. I hope to meet you someday.

Your Grandson,

Amulek Sanchez

September 24, 2011

To my Dad on Fathers Day! How the day of your passing is sketched in my memory... I was only 11 but understood that being a policeman was serious business and never to touch your gun. I remember what your last words were to me and I am so happy that they were "I love you, my daughter." My life with you would of been so different... You would of warded off any bad boyfriends and protected me from bad friends. I'm sure even when I was 11 your job exposed you to a lot of pain and suffering but you carried all that well. I am thankful for the wonderful memories that you left me. Your love and protection will always be missed!!!
Your Daughter,

Alma DeAlejandro Sanchez

June 19, 2011

"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

February 14, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

You made the ultimate sacrafice protecting and serving others. This small tribute does not say enough for all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Rest in peace and God Bless all peace officers, alive and deceased.

Chief Hector C. Sanchez
Mathis Police Department

April 27, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

October 28, 2004

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