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Trooper II Jose M. Cavazos

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, February 24, 1993

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Reflections for Trooper II Jose M. Cavazos

I lived in Woodbridge, VA for 27 year, we now live in Alexandria.
I want you to know, that every time I drove over Trooper Cavazos’s Memorial Bridge (hundreds of times) he and his family were in my prayers. It must be horrendous, to lose your loved one in such a manner. Just wanted to let you know, he was not forgotten or that he is just a name on a bridge. I remember when he was murdered and although, I never knew him, it was devastating. Every time I drove over his bridge, in my mind, I always saw him smiling proud, in his photograph. He’s never been a name in the ether to me, he’s always been real and lives in my mind forever.

Sonia Hagenbergero
U. S. Navy Veteran

August 10, 2019

Last week we came upon a crime scene near our home, when we found out a DPS Trooper had been shot several time my heart ached for the loss of my Uncle Joe.
I will never forget my family getting ready to leave to Virginia from Edinburg, NOT Scotland, Texas when we got the news of the passing of my Uncle Joe who lived where it snowed!! (Being from Texas snow was only something we saw on the T.V. ).
We have a Trooper that is in critical condition with two shots to the head please pray for him his name is Moises Sanchez. I'll never forget the way my Uncle Joe laughed when we went to visit him in the summer and I asked "Where is the snow?", it was July....Uncle Joe laughed and said I was either a little too late or a little too early for snow.
I was pregnant with my son and couldn't make the trip. My son's name is Christian Noe and the OE in is middle name stands for Uncle JOE. Never forget you! Love you! Niece, Melinda CAVAZOS

Special Education Teacher
Niece

April 11, 2019

RIP, Trooper Jose Cavazos will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

December 14, 2018

Trooper Cavazos was also an Army reservist. I served with him. We met that Sunday for a planning meeting in preparation for the following month's Army drill. He was a great man. We worked late into the evening of hours last day on Earth and he told me he needed to get home to go to work on the late night shift as a policeman. The next morning I went to work at my civilian job, picked up the paper and saw his picture on the first page of the Washington Post as I recall. I didn't recognize him at first, but something about the picture looked familiar. I read the story and was deeply saddened, still not realizing who it was. Suddenly the shocking reality hit me like an explosion, wrenching out my guts. I had just been with him about 12 hours prior. What a dedicated, noble person he was.

CW4 Daniel Alexander
USAR (Ret)

April 4, 2018

I served with Jose when I was a Trooper. Years ago, a close friend flew an American flag on the overpass in Jose's honor. I would like to send this memento to Linda. I'm looking for her address.....if anyone can help me, please send an email.

Hubert W. Brannan

Former VA Trooper
co worker

July 27, 2017

24 years have passed and you are still remembered!!!

First Sergeant Salvatore A. Torelli
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office

February 24, 2017

I continue to think of you daily. You have lived in my heart and your children's hearts for these many 24 years.
Rest always in peace,dear husband.

Linda Cavazos
Wife

February 22, 2017

THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU.
INDNJC.

mack ayr
IRI

February 1, 2017

You will NEVER be forgotten. NEVER means NEVER.
INDNJC.

mack ayr
IRI

February 1, 2017

I will never "recover" from what happened to you. I will never forget your b & W photograph in the wash-post.
THANK-YOU very-very MUCH for your very-Courageous, very-Honorable, & totally-unforgettable service to your country (The USA). PSALM 7:11 (Hebrew Psalm)
Jehovah God is mercilessly-punishing the guilty-offenders for the remainder of eternity. Amen & Amen.
Jehovah God Bless you forever & ever SIR, Amen.
Numbers 6:24-26 (Hebrew). Amen.
INDNJC.

mack ayr
IRI

February 1, 2017

I will never "recover" from what happened to you. I will never forget your b & W photograph in the wash-post.
THANK-YOU very-very MUCH for your very-Courageous, very-Honorable, & totally-unforgettable service to your country (The USA). PSALM 7:11 (Hebrew Psalm)
Jehovah God is mercilessly-punishing the guilty-offenders for the remainder of eternity. Amen & Amen.
Jehovah God Bless you forever & ever SIR, Amen.
Numbers 6:24-26 (Hebrew). Amen.
INDNJC.

mack ayr
IRI

February 1, 2017

I remember this like it was yesterday. So glad justice was served.

Eric Oswalt
NA

February 29, 2016

Jose, I cant believe so much time has gone by, I still think of you and miss you.

MST. TPR. 1462 RETIRED
virginia state police

February 24, 2016

Tomorrow marks 23 years since you left us. You are and will always be remembered.

Lieutenant Salvatore A. Torelli
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, VA

February 24, 2016

Jose you will never be forgotten. When some of us older Troopers are sitting around trading stories your name always comes up. You were one of the best.

Master Trooper
VSP

September 21, 2015

This was a great Tooper . I remember one day i was speeding on route 29 .He stopped me and gave me a long lecture on the dangers of speeding .He was very respectful . He never gave me a ticket . If he had i would have accepted it and kept it moving . At that time i was not in law enforcement . Long Live Trooper Cavazos

Corporal Sylvester Small / Gang Speciali
Virginia State department of corrections

September 18, 2015

21 years and I continue to remember you.

First Sergeant Salvatore A. Torelli
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, VA

March 3, 2014

I am a police officer taking college courses and am studying the case of Trooper Cavazos' murder because the suspect's case was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court. I stopped what I was doing to read about Trooper Cavazos and leave a reflection. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Police Officer F. Luu
Cockrell Hill Police Department

December 8, 2013

I was in the Army Reserves with Jose. We were the two police officers in our detachment in Richmond of the 338th MI Battalion out of Ft. Meade MD. We talked a lot together about police work. The last thing Jose said to me was, "Be careful out there" This still rings in my ears and his death was very hard for me. I knew the danger for both of us in police work and am sad to lose a friend, fellow soldier, and police officer.

Sabrina Tormoen
U.S.Army Intelligence

April 23, 2013

20 years and you are still remembered!

First Sergeant Salvatore A. Torelli
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, VA

March 1, 2013

My Dear Linda, you may not remember me, but I remember you. I was the working for the Victim-Witness Program in Pr. William during the trial and spent a lot of time with you. The death of your husband and the pain that you experienced has stayed with me for so many years. I was married to a Federal agent and understand how easily it could have been my husband.

Let me say that I remember that your anniversary is in March. I would like to extend my thoughts to you and to tell you that EVERY March I think of the two of you.

My best to you and your family,
Rochelle Bosley Koepp

Rochelle Bosley Koepp
Victim-Witness-Prince Wm. County

February 19, 2013

First I would like to say that not a day goes by that I don't think about you and my brother. I was very young at the time and didn't understand what was going on. I'm now 34 and see how this situation has affected both the Cavazos family and the Weeks family. I can't say enough how sorry I am for what happened, but I do believe that everything happens for a reason. I have been able to take my brothers mistake and use it as motivation to do the right things in life. I tell his two sons every day not to make the same mistake, or to put yourself in a situation that could cause you your life or someone else's. I thank God for leading me to this site so I could pay my respects to the family. God bless you all and may the memory of them both be with us forever!

DeAngelo Van Weeks

January 24, 2013

Thank you to anyone who continues to keep Jose's sight of death refreshed! Jose', our children and I continue to grieve the loss of your life! We live on but thoughts of you are frequent. But be assured we have instilled in your grand daughter the special person you were. When she visited me last year, she went home with some of your trinkets. She was thrilled. She asks questions about details of your life.
I always pray that when my steps in life seem unsure, that you are sending me messages from heaven to guide my way!

Linda Q. Cavazos
Wife

July 12, 2012

Pass by this every day - with the U.S. Flag (used to be a Teddy Bear there too - no more Teddy Bear ?) I say a prayer each time I pass this. Glad someone put up a new flag for Trooper Cavazos (the old one was getting badly tattered last year...)

Vicky R.

July 5, 2012

LTC I hope you remember me SFC Reyes , I gave the class speech at graduation (for the above Person). The teachers were Dr. Cluff, and Dr. Fails.Yes we went with Joe looking for topaz and he made a bracelet for my wife out of tiger eyes. What a great guy, at the time of his death I myself was bedridden from a car accident and I saw his picture on TV and wept for days, especially for not been able to attend his services. Jose (JOE) will be missed by many. God Bless his Family and I will always have him and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

SFC (RET)
US Army Military Intelligence

January 27, 2012

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