Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Emilio Fidel Miyares

Hialeah Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, November 6, 1986

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Reflections for Police Officer Emilio Fidel Miyares

Rest in peace Officer Miyares. You would have been my age today,sixty-one. So brave!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 6, 2020

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 6, 2020

I was a young rookie officer with Miami Police back in 1986. I heard and then read about your passing. As a Latino officer myself, I was assigned to work in Liberty City in Miami. A very violent and crime-plagued area of Miami, drugs, gangs, murders, you name it. I always thought that working maybe Hialeah would be safer than where I was assigned. So to my young mind back then it did not occur to me that harm could come way in any location and at any time. As I read about your killing, I said to myself what kind of an animal would do this to another human being? You meant no harm to the subject and it was only a simple misdemeanor. You, Sir behaved professionally to the end, it was not supposed to be this way for you. I only hope your family kept on and your children whom are now grown can continue your legacy.

Liuetenant Aramis Morales (Retired)
Miami Police Department

May 24, 2020

Greetings Mrs. Miyares,

I hope all is well with you and your family. You probably do not remember me. However, I was a recipient of the Emilio F. Miyares Service Award back in 1992. As I was organizing boxes and my office, I came across the award and decided to do a little bit of research. I was always hesitant to do so as it seemed like something that was very sad. However, I finally did so. As many others have said, your husband was truly a great and inspiring man. I know you are extremely proud of his honorable work. Indeed, I see that you yourself have been very involved in helping to make the community a better place, especially James H. Bright elementary. Thank you for doing that! I was a little kid back (6th grade) then, however I would just like to say that this award made a huge impact in my life. It affected my educational career aspirations and my community engagement. Therefore, thank you very much! In addition, if my memory serves me correctly, I believe I also played on the same baseball team as your son in Hialeah. I hope he is doing great.

All the Best,

Douglas Rivero

Douglas Rivero

July 22, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Miyares. You would have been my age this year.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 12, 2019

Even though I never had the privilege to meet Mr. Miyares, I am blessed to work with his daughter. Here at our school, we will always remember our fallen officers and pray for their family. We lift up all of our officers out in this broken world. We are extremely grateful to God for their life; as ultimately they give their life for our safety.
You will never be forgotten!

God bless you all !!!

Damaris Nodal
a grateful citizen

November 6, 2018

Emilio, was the kind of officer who always took the time to offer positive advice to young teens, he truly cared about them. You could always find him bragging about his wife and his two beautiful children.

What I find very inspiring today is how after so many years his wife has kept his wonderful memory alive.

Continue to watch over your incredible family❤️ We miss and love you
The Knight’s

Sgt. Margie Knight
Hialeah PD/ friend

August 17, 2018

Today is your birthday. You would be 59 earthly years, but instead you have no number to your eternal life. I know that you know how many of us still think about you, love you, miss you, celebrate you, and still mourn your passing. You were just way too young in our eyes to leave all who loved you so much. We accept it. We dont like it but have had to accept it. We also never miss an opportunity to pay respect to your life and service to others.
So as we experience another birthday of yours, I hope and pray that your eternal life is as happy and loving as our faith tells us it is.
Happy Birthday my dear friend..............

Retired Police Communications
Kathy Williams
Hialeah Police Dept
co-worker survivor

April 24, 2018

how wonderful Rick. Thank you for doing that!!

Retired Police Communications
Kathy Alvarez
Hialeah Police Dept
co-worker survivor

April 24, 2018

At my Blue Courage Training/ Teaching he will be honored. I will speak about his character, personality and family.

Sgt Rick Mulet
Doral PD Retired Hialeah PD

February 12, 2018

Coming up on 31 years, will never forget that day. May the good Lord bless the Miyares family. Emilio will always be remembered. Thank you Terry for always keeping his memory alive, not just for us, but for your family

Ralph Gracia

November 5, 2017

Im sitting here thinking about you. I do that a lot. Its so surreal to think that this year is 30 years since you were killed. Just another month and a half to mark 30 years. Some of the officers at the station werent even born when you were killed, but they know about you. We make sure they all know about you. and the others. I know where you are now and that you are at peace, and know how your family is, but boy how we all wish you could see like we do, your kids and your 7 grandchildren! 7 Emmy!!! They know all about you. Terry made sure. She has made sure that everyone knows what happened, who you were. She has worked hard. Her husband is a wonderful man, secure in his place in her life. He loves your grandchildren enough for both of you I think and they love him as well. 30 years Emmy. I remember like yesterday. I always do. I always will. missing you.....

Kathy Alvarez (retired Complaint Officer
City of Hialeah Police Department

September 9, 2016

Hard to believe it's been 29 years since Emilio was taken away from his family and friends. Time does go by so quickly. Most of us have retired, moved on in life, but Emilio will never-ever be forgotten. Emilio would be so proud of his family. God Bless the Miyares Family.

Lt. Ralph Gracia (retired)
City of Hialeah PD

November 6, 2015

Police Officer Emilio Fidel MIYARES ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You, your Final Partner, and your Families, both Red and Blue.

grateful civilian

August 8, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Miyares. I read your story and your bravery was appreciated. You would have been my age now. My dad was a New York City police officer for nearly forty years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 6, 2014

It's now 27 plus years when I met and spoke to Officer Miyares for the first and last time on his last day on earth as I called him to the attention of what was then two suspicious youths in the Dollar discount store. May Almighty God continue to comfort his beloved family as well as keep him a place of honour in heaven ... 'what greater gift than a man giving his life for his country in the line of duty!' I shall keep him in my prayers.


June 9, 2014

Hi Emilio, it has been a while since I left a reflection not that I forgot God knows that I think about you every second of the day... I am always talking about you to everyone and anyone who wants to hear about the wonderful guy that choose me to be his bride and the mother of his children.

A few updates since I last was here... We are going to be grandparents again, Emilio (our son) and his wife Terry are expecting, don't know if is a boy or a girl but we are so HAPPY AND EXCITED...God how I wish you were here to enjoy each and everyone of the grandkids, they are so big..JAVIER is 11, TIFFANY 11, JONATHAN 9, JOVANNY 8, JOSHUA 6 and our new baby is expected to be here in June, please talk to God and make everything be ok with them here.. We all miss you so much, the kids and all the family are always talking about you...been gone for 27 yrs but you are still such a big part of us still.

I love you and always will,

your wife

Surviving spouse

January 13, 2014

I met Emilio at HPD in 1981. He came in as a Complaint Officer and we worked together until I left the Dept in 1982. It was a shock that Emilio died the way he did.
I am happy the killer was caught and convicted. I pray his family is doing well.

Former Police Officer(Patrolman)
Hialeah, Belle Glade,Glades County,South Bay.

May 27, 2013

Terry, as the Police Memorial approaches our family reflects on yours, and the ultimate sacrifice that Emilio made, I was very touched playing taps to honor him, and always happy to see you every year, I thank GOD I am still able to attend this event.

Retired Disabled Captain Bruce Weathefor
Hialeah Police Department

April 26, 2013

I remember the day that Officer Miyares was tragically killed, I remember the local news channels carrying the story. I was 20 years old and still living in Hialeah where I had grown up. I have now been in law enforcement for over 20 years and I currently work as the academy director for the WSCC East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy. It seems that it was just yesterday that Officer Miyares was taken from us. I lost a great friend from Hialeah in 2006 Octavio Gonzalez (St. John's Parish LA.) who was also killed in the line of duty. As I was reading thru Officer Miyares reflections I couldn't help but sit at my office and cry. I have been blessed and protected so many times while working patrol or as a special agent. It is great to read Terry's reflections on here, so many times we forget our heroes . As I read her reflections it's as if we have experienced their family growing up right before our eyes. I try to share Octavio's tragedy with each one of our cadet classes and from now I'm dedicated to also share Officer Miyares life as well. To his family I want to say thank you for reminding me of the important things in life and the importance of sharing ODMP with our young cadets. God bless you.

Academy Director
Walters State Community College Regional Law Enforcement Academy

February 20, 2013



November 20, 2012

Thank you for your service and heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

November 6, 2012

To Terry and the family I know that your hero is so proud of all you do for everyone else and that he is walking side by side with each of you. May you know we have not forgotten your hero... Continue to rest in peace Officer Miyares.

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

November 6, 2012

remembering you humor, those nights on mids when I rode with you, and working 911 with you. I remember it all my friend. I have watched your kids grow into amazing adults and you have some fiesty little grandsons and a granddaughter now.
You certainly left a legacy. I miss you my friend!

retired 911
Hialeah Police Department

November 5, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 10, 2012

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