Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Pedro Antonio "Pete" Cainas

Hialeah Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, November 19, 1992

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Reflections for Sergeant Pedro Antonio "Pete" Cainas

Pete still remembering hanging out on the front of Hialeah High before and after school. Talking about your judo and our future plans . Love u brother

Sgt at Arms Paul M Hernandez
MDPD and Middle/High school

July 2, 2019


I stumbled upon this page as I was looking for information on your EOW. My name is Pete Cabrera. I am the son of Lourdes Millan, your first cousin. I was 7 years old when you passed away. I will never forget being at the hospital with the entire family. Or seeing your Mom in tears as she was given the news that you had succumbed to your injuries. Even at 7 years old, not really understanding, the memory was engrained into my mind.

Every time I see another brave Officer taken from us, I think of you. And today for some reason, I was driven to dig deeper and learn more about you. I know it’s difficult for our family to talk about, so I don’t ask. But I decided to search online, and it lead me here. Reading all these reflections about you makes me wish that I had a chance to know you better. You were clearly an incredible human being, as evidenced by how loved you were by so many. I am proud to say that I am related to you.


Pete Cabrera III

August 2, 2018

Today, Sergeant Cainas I visited your grave. Rest in peace your valor won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 25, 2016

Pete, special thanks for your love and dedication through out your years of service and for being a special Judo instructor. thinking on our loss today November 11, 2015, Veterans Day.

Hope you are QRU

Mario Sardinas Jr
Long time resident of the City

November 11, 2015

Pete, I'll never forget the great times we had patroling Hialeah. Rest in Peace my brother.

Sgt. Jeff Shaw (Retired)
Hiealeah P.D.

August 21, 2014

It's been over 20 years since you passed away. As I write this I have tears in my eyes because I remember what a great guy you were. You were a professional police officer, geat father and husband. And you were my friend.

You loved judo as much as I did and I can see you still working out at my club at the Hollywood YMCA. I'm 63 years old and just went back working out again. It's still fun.

I'm writing a new book. It's called ON DUTY. If you don't mind I would like to talk about your shooting. Sometimes it's just bad luck and other times it is a tactical error when cops get killed. That night you were shot you did everything right.

Pete, sorry I wasn't there to help you that night. I believe in life after death and we will meet again my friend.

Lt. Walter Philbrick (Retired Sgt.)
Reserve Police Lieutenant

June 22, 2014

I had the pleasure of being Pete's friend. I really miss him very much. I especially miss our long conversations as he sat in his rocking chair in his house. As former police K9 dog handlers we both shared a love for dogs and dog training and eventually own a dog training kennel. You may be gone but will never be forgotten my friend. Miss you dearly...

Sgt. Jorge J Angulo ret.

February 1, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

November 19, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Sgt. Cainas, we will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us..

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

November 19, 2012

I met Officer Cainas (Pete) at Charlie Kabbabi's shop in 1990. Charlie works on Pontiacs and had just installed a 455 engine on Pete's beloved GTO Judge. Although it was a brief meeting, I was impressed by Pete's dedication and attention to detail. I was 23 yrs old at the time and Pete had a way of making you feel as we were life long friends, I guess because we both loved Pontiacs so much and had similar interests. By chance I have tracked down the current owner of Pete's GTO and I am working on a deal to purchase the car and restore it to its original form. If I am able to obtain it, I will place a dedication on it out of respect for Pete. I reflect with sadness on the day his life was taken by a senseless act of a coward. I feel lucky I had the chance to meet Pete and enjoyed tremendously talking to him that afternoon. RIP Pete, you will forever live in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.

Fernando J Nunez

October 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Cainas. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 10, 2012

Pete, you do not know me and have never met me, but you have been my inspiration and my motivation to become not only a police officer and a practicing attorney. You have not been forgotten and though you may not know it, you have been an inspiration to those that know your story and are committed to both the law enforcement and attorney profession.

Deputy Sheriff Julio Perez
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
June 30, 2007

The person that posted the above post is not an attorney and has never been one.

Pete, for ever young. Almost twenty years ago, yet it seems like yesterday.

Retired 2005

January 14, 2012

We will never forget... HEROES do live forever and you sir are a hero, continute to rest in peace Sgt. Cainas.

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


November 19, 2011

You sir are not forgotten on your EOW. Heroes do live forever....

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


November 19, 2010

Thinking of You today Pete. I miss You every day of my life, so does Chris. Thank you for being a mentor and example for my Son. We both love, respect, and honor You My Brother.

Joan Hastey

November 13, 2010

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I can see that your family misses you very much. I am sure you continue to watch over your loving family mmbers and friends. I pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 19, 2009

It's been 17 years to the day of the incident.
I can still remember the call "3-15 OFFICER DOWN."
You fought so very hard and we couldn't help you.


November 13, 2009

Hi Pete;

On 11/19/09 will be 17 yrs that you left us, but yesterday was the 17 yrs anniversay that you were shot. We will never forget; we all try to take care of your mom. Please, say hi to Emilio for me.

You, Emilio, Hugo, Willy and Ted and all the others gone before us are never forgotten.

terry miyares
surviving spouse Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, E.O.W. 11/6/86

November 13, 2009

Hi Pete, today I called and spoked to your mom, she is ok and she will be comming to our COPS get together this Sat.(she is making rice pudding) we all love it.

You know we will always be there for her as long as we can, she is part of our family.

say hi to your dad and kiss Emilio for

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

November 12, 2008

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


October 18, 2008

Hey big guy! I was at your place of rest at the cemetery recently. Placed some flowers for you and your dad as I always do when I go. You know I cant go for 1 unless I bring for everyone I know and love that is resting there as well. I think about you often, and spend time with your mom when we meet for police events or COPS meetings. I was so proud of her at the last meeting. She actually spoke in english, and stated how and when she lost you. She never does that. I made sure she knew I was very proud of her. I sort of adopted you with regards to showing up at events if your mom isnt there. Im happy to do it.

I wish we could visit with your brother more.


friend and coworker

June 22, 2008

SGT. Cainas your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 28, 2008

Hey Pete!
Seems weird to write this down, since i talk to you every day.
I miss you every day of my life, but i know you are watching over me. Do you like my new memorial tattoo for you? I know you know this. Every day of my life we have that connection and you know what it is......the number 13. Funny how when i bought season football tickets, my seat was 13. Season marlin tickets, seat 13. Season panthers tickets, yep. Now we can get to the others, my assigned work locker, that they didnt want to give me because the number was 13. I told them that was my number and i wanted it anyway. Then theres the concert tickets....yep, you know. My hire date is on my hospital ID and i just figured out the date in red letters on top is 13. You know how i say "Hey Pete, miss ya" whenever this comes up, which is daily. I know its you Pete. Thank You for being there for me even now. You always were.
You made such a HUGE impression on my life by the way you lived yours, and the way you always put your family first. Remember when i used to hang with you after family dinner and talk, or hanging with you while you worked on your awsome muscle cars? Remember the Firebird you gave me while i was in nursing school? I have never, and will never forget you Pete. You are my HERO! Chris misses you terribly. He looked up to you, and respected you, and listened to you, more than anybody on this earth. His whole life changed the day he lost his beloved uncle Pete. Hes been lost ever since, but i think hes finally getting better, and getting his life back in order. I know you are proud of him. I cant wait to see you in heaven. When i come walking up to you, i will have my little angel with me. Im picking her up at the rainbow bridge on my way. How was the rainbow bridge Pete? I am looking forward to that day. I know its selfish, cuz your in a much better place, but my heart will always miss YOU! I carry you with me in heart and on my tattoo always. Love & Miss You Pete! XOXO

Joan Hastey
Your Forever Sister-in-Law

April 26, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 27, 2007

Hey Pete, 15 yrs and all your friends still remember you. We are here for your mom, she is ok. Please, say hi to your dad for me and give Emilio a big hug...we all miss you guys.

Happy Thanskgiving.

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

November 21, 2007

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