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

Dear Friend

Thank you for those kind words and for taking the time to know about my husband, Emilio, yes he IS a WONDERFUL MAN and a very special person and that is why even if life goes on we still miss and love him very much still.

God Bless you and take care, your friends are watching over you.

Terry Miyares

Terry Miyares,
Hialeah Police Dept, (SOUTH FLORIDA COPS)

Mrs. Miyares: I just want to tell you that you have truly been an inspiration to me - your dedication to your husband that you lost in 1986 has been truly uplifting. Too many times people just tend to forget over time. I had two police friends get killed in November, 2001 and have been visiting here often since then. You posted condolences and I looked up your husband's story on here and read his reflections. I know he must have been a WONDERFUL man and I know he is proud of you and your children. Even though I haven't met him or you,the love you all shared has touched my life and I pray that God and your husband will continue to watch over your life and the lives of your children.

A Friend You've Never Met

Hi Honey: Another year gone without you here, we know that you are always around us even if we can't see you we can feel you.

Just wanted to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR IN HEAVEN..

We love you and miss you forever. Please, watch over our kids....


your wife and kids,

Terry, Emilio,jr and Jessica Miyares

Terry Miyares, officer's widow
Hialeah Police Dept, (SOUTH FLORIDA COPS)

Merry Christmas up in Heaven, honey we missed you today as we always do, how I wish you were here for both our kids(even if they are 22 and 19 they still remember Christmas's passed with you and how we all had a great time when you were here (it's been 15 years since you were killed and taken from us, but we still feel you next to all of us.)

God Bless you and please always watch over our children.


your wife

Terry Miyares, officer's widow
Hialeah Police Dept, (SOUTH FLORIDA COPS)


HAPPY THANKSGIVING, we miss you today and always. Wish you were here.

your wife and kids
Terry, Emilio jr., and Jessica

Terry Miyares, officer's widow
Hialeah Police Dept.


Hi Honey: Today marks the 15 year Anniversary of your death, we still love and miss you as the first day. I wish that you were here so you can see your kids and be with them in all their important decisions in life, we know you are always around even if we don't see you we do feel you always.

Well Emilio, another day another year..we love you always

Your wife Terry, your son Emilio,jr and your daughter Jessica.

Terry Miyares, officer's widow
Hialeah Police Dept.

Dear Terry,
You are an inspiration to me! I would see your encouragement and knew if you could do it - so could I! I have been so blessed even through our terrible sadness of losing Barry to come in contact with people who understand and know the grief of this kind of loss. I take sweet comfort in the assurance that today he is in heaven encouraging me to finish the race (Hebrews 12:1). Thank you for your encouragement. You are a wonderful woman!

Cathy J. Hill - Widow
Harris County Sheriff's Dept - TX

To Emilio, I never met you, but I know only the best put on the blue uniform. You made the ultimate sacrifice and I know the world is a better place for the life you lived.

To Terry Miyares -

On June 7, 2001, my friend Joseph Cushman was shot and killed in a training accident. He changed my life so drastically and so positively, I do not think I have ever experienced such a writhing, endless pain as I did and sometimes still do. It felt like I was being stabbed in the heart repeatedly. It is an absolute nightmare. Since then, I come back now and then about every two weeks to check up on Joey's reflections and browse other fallen officers' pages. Like Emilio, Joey died at 27. He was not married but he and his girlfriend Pia were thinking about it. Right now she is in a position similar to yours. Joey will never live out the American dream of starting a family, but he lived out his dream of becoming a cop.
My point is, every now and then you meet a person and you can hardly believe your luck. You think, "Thank you so, so much God, for sending me this angel!" They change you as a person. They make you better in every way and when you pick up the phone and it is them calling, you go into a state of complete euphoria. You wonder if it's possible for them to really be this great. They truly leave footprints on your heart. They also leave a whole new world of pain when they pass on.
For me, this person was Joey. For you, obviously, Emilio. While browsing ODMP I noticed a lot of the reflections you have left, not only for Emilio but also for other officers. I would really, really, really like to talk to you and am working on getting my email address to you thru ODMP. Thanks, and I am so, so, sorry for your loss. I know what a well-lived life cut short feels like, and my prayers are with you.


I still miss my friend Emilio. He was truly one in a million.

Lt. Carlos Hernandez
Hialeah Police Department

Dear Douglas:

Thank you for those beautiful words, people like you make me think that my husbands sacrifice was not in vain, and that my children forever will have a HERO up in Heaven..

Once again, thank you and God Bless you and your family.



Terry Miyares, officer's widow
Hialeah Police Dept.

To the Miyares Family,
First, my deepest sorrow for you and your family for having to endure a very high hurdle in life. My father and his two brothers were in law enforcement for 30+ years and god willing, we did not have to endure the pain and sadness that your family has had to accept. I have always had a strong interest in law enforcement and tried for almost 10 years but was never selected to serve. I have moved on now, gotten married and have two beautiful rugrats(children)of my own. Almost everyday I look at this web site and think of those people whose lives are changed forever. For the extreme dedication of the men and women who serve to protect us, they must not be forgotten. I salute you and your family for having the respect to remember your husbands sacrifice, the other fallen officers, your own sacrifice and those of your children. We will never meet and never know one another, but in some strange way, we will know each other in our minds and in our souls for we share the common element of sorrow. In our present time, we have little things that we can use to show our children of the many mentors and heros that have gone before them. This web site will be one that I may use to tell my son and daughter of what "true" mentors and heros are made up of. Proudly, your husband, and the many before him and the many that will follow, will be recognized for their devotion. I render a salute to you and your family and slowly drop it with a tear in my eye. Continue to fight for his legacy and may god be with you.

TSgt Douglas Hermann
Western Air Defense Sector

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