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Police Officer Fabian Dale Dominguez

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 15, 1995

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Reflections for Police Officer Fabian Dale Dominguez

"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
Sergeant
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 25, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 5, 2008

And having faced man's justice, he must now face Our Lord.May you Rest in peace now and may Our Lord bless you and your loved ones.

January 20, 2007

jUSTICE WAS FINALLY SERVED. REST IN PEACE AND ALWASY WATCH OVER SAPD.. R.I.P

CITIZEN
CITIZEN

January 20, 2007

Rest Brother for Justice has been served tonight to your murderer.

Not just Texas Justice, But God Almighty has judged him and served the Supreme Justice with no chance for appeal.

January 17, 2007

tonight, justice was served. rest easy brother!

patrolman a. sandoval
kingsville p.d.

January 17, 2007

Rest easy, your killer's sentence has been carried out. You can truly be at peace now.

William Woodburn
Private Citizen

January 17, 2007

We just learned of your tragic death today. Tonight your killer, will come face to face with our Lord and he will have to answer for what he did. Our prayers are with your wife, dautghters and other family members. May God bless them all and continue to comfort and strengthen them. You truly died a hero and we shall never forget your sacrafice.

Lyndell & Elizabeth Taylor (Amarillo, Texas)
Parents of
Morris Lyn Taylor
Deputy Sheriff (Douglas County)
Roseburg, Oregon
EOW 9-14-02

January 17, 2007

A few days ago it was the 12th Anniversary of your tragic death. You have remained in the hearts of those that loved and cared for you. May god bless you and keep you in his loving care. Tonight your killer will pay for his crime and will then face the justice of the Almighty, "evil does not have the last word".


Civilian,UK

January 17, 2007

10 Days until justice will be served. Rest in Peace, Brother Dominguez.

SSgt Adam Keith
U.S. Air Force Academy K-9 Unit

January 7, 2007

Gone to the Lord, but NEVER forgotten here on earth.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 6, 2007

I know you never knew me, but I still think about you!
My daddy always talks about you!
We just took flowers to your grave, and cleaned your stone.

Your Friend and God Bless,
Alexandria

Alexandria
Daughter of Sgt. Ballew

November 11, 2006

My Brother Fabian,

It's been almost 12 long years. As I stand with the wind cutting through my heart and soul, I see you there in my memory...my shattered memory.

I have waited for a voice...I wait for comfort...I wait for answers, but I am alone and no one answers.

I feel your pain. I will forever feel your loss.

I have wept in my restless sleep. I have walked with you in my dreams. I have begged for another chance...another chance for you.

I cannot erase this tragedy. I only hide my anger and frustrations. I am lost...I am truly lost.

As I search my mind for answers. I meet with resistance and feel this great loss.

As I kneel beside your stone and watch the wind silently sway the trees, I see you standing there...in the distance.

I feel the cloth of honor against my chest as I hold back emotions, no one else could ever understand...only the Blue.

I have shed a million tears, within. I have crumbled within. A part of me died that day.

I hold onto my breath as I look upward for hope...I reach out for understanding, but after so many years, I still cannot understand.

As the gunfire echoed into the clouds and the wind blew across my brow, as the taps have filtered through my mind over and over again, as the last word was spoken, the pipes faded distant and the Chief retired your badge...a part of me walked away with you that day my brother.

I pray that you have found peace above. I pray you have found comfort from your struggle. I pray you have found eternal rest in the arms of our Savior.

Above all else, please know Fabian, he will soon no longer assail you...he will forever walk alone in darkness.

One day I will see you again and we will hold our heads high. Until then I have built a place for you deep within my soul and there your memory will burn eternal.

In your memory and with great honor,
"Nemo Me Impune Lacessit"

Your Brother,
Al Ballew

Sgt. Al Ballew (SAPD Retired)
San Antonio Park Police

November 11, 2006

Officer Dominguez, you are in my thoughts and prayers as the upcoming justice for the scum that shot you approaches. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa
Georgia Civilian

October 6, 2006

A great loss to the world. I was just a dumb kid when I met him. He was working west patrol and me security at a club in his district. I was always needing help from him to keep some guy from beating the heck out of me. He talked me into joining the Police Department. He is the reason I am doing this job.

Corporal
Terrell Hills Police Department

September 17, 2006

What an honor it was to recently receive the Fabian Dominguez award. I am truly touched to be recognized in the same light as someone so committed to duty. May God bless you and your family my friend!

Sergeant Chance Collins
Texas Rangers

May 18, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 2, 2006

Words can not express how much you are missed. I think about you often. I can't believe it has been 11 years since you left us. I still remember watching the movie Ghost for the first time with you and Jennifer and my parents. I also remember how much I cried at the movie and how silly I felt. I will never forget the day that you came to our house and told us you were going to be an officer with SAPD. You were so excited and we were just as happy for you. You are deeply missed.
Love always, Misti

Misti Dunlap
Family

March 27, 2006

Hey Buddy... just wanted to let you know we still think about you all the time. You made such an impact with you life and the way Christ shown through you. You continue to make a difference everyday in the lifes you changed... including mine. We miss you.

God Bless You For All You Did
See you on the other side

Daryle Ryan
SAPD

January 31, 2006

Thank you for your service Officer Dominguez. Rest in peace brother.

January 15, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Fabian you are not forgotten.

Son of G. Truamn Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

October 1, 2003

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