Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Osvaldo Juan Canalejo, Jr.

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, October 13, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Osvaldo Juan Canalejo, Jr.

May Osvaldo‘s memory always be a blessing to all who knew him.

David Saul Acosta
Citizen of Miami-Dade County

October 13, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Canalejo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 12, 2019

Rest in eternal peace my brother in blue.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 13, 2016

Always remember your warm smile, RIP you are a great friend "Cabesa". God Bless you.

Your Friend Frank Fuentes

December 27, 2014

Continue to rest in peace Officer Canalejo, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

October 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Canalejo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Officer Canalejo, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 13, 2011

You have not been forgotten as true heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 13, 2010

Never forgotten... My prayers are with your family today, your EOW and always.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler FL


October 13, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 13, 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

December 14, 2007

Ozzy remembering you on the 15th anniversary of your passing. Though you are gone you are not forgotten.
God bless you and all our boys and girls who wear
the badge. Ride on my friend.

A Friend

October 13, 2007

On the eve of the anniversary of your passing, we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

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

October 12, 2007

Just remembering you today Ozzy. Remembering when we worked together at Jordan Marsh. It's about to be 15 years since you left. A lot has happened since. All is well with me. I have a family now and my son wants to be a policeman. I told him to join City of Miami because the best works there. And you were one of the best.
Miss you.

Alex, friend

October 9, 2007

Thanks for your support and leadership. We both were in the same BLE class and shared great moments through our career. May you rest in peace.

Efrain Grillo

April 18, 2006

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

od bless. Rest in peace

October 13, 2004

Not forgotten, Rest in peace and watch over us.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

February 18, 2004

You were a good cop and a great friend. May God have you at his side.

a friend

January 28, 2004

Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9


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