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Liquor Inspector Edward L. Moreno

New Mexico Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, July 13, 1975

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Reflections for Liquor Inspector Edward L. Moreno

Hello Grandpa Eddie. It has been a while since I have written you, I just wanted to tell you I attended a memorial in Santa Fe last month with Mima. My wife Ashlee and your great grandson A.J. were there as well. I have finally made it back home to New Mexico from Minnesota and love it! I have started my family and am very much lokking forward to the future. Thank you for helping our family through the last couple of years with all of the losses we have had. Mima and the family are truely an inspiration to me. You would be so proud! Please give my baby girl Jelly Bean a big hug and a kiss from her Nino, I miss her so much and wish I could have spent more time with her. Not a day goes by that I dont think about her. I love you Grandpa Eddie!


June 9, 2008

We added an new addition to the family. A new baby girl. Her name is Delvina. Premie but very healthy. She will be going home today. Not bad for being a month early. Well this makes 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson for me and Louie. Soon we will be catching up to you and mom with the grandkids. Half way there.
Thanks for your prayers for the baby.
Give Jellie lots of kisses from all of us.
Love you,


June 7, 2008

I have not written you in a while. For some reason it has hurt more than usual to get on this website.
Need a prayer from you tonight. We are having a baby added to our family tonight. She is very premie. She is going to need a lot of prayers. We are waiting to hear if she is okay. We will all be traveling tomarrow to be with her and our Nina. Please watch over Nina also.
Daddy I miss you more that words can say.
I Love You, Cammy


June 6, 2008

Hi Daddy,
I just wanted to write to you in honor of Peace Officers' Memorial Day. I honor you everyday and I hope that you are proud of me and my work. I love you and miss you everyday. I thank you for your sacrifice. But I really wish you were here!

Norberta Moreno-Anderson

May 16, 2008

Hi Dad,
Well...another addition to the family. Johnny and Ashlee welcomed Averee John Vigil(AJ) on Thursday April 10th at 1:17 AM. He weighed 6 lbs 13 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. Your family keeps growing and growing. He is so beautiful dad. Blanca, Eliana and Fernie James were with me in Ruidoso to welcome AJ. Everyone is doing well, thank God! I wish you could be here to share in our joy, but I know that you are always with us in spirit!
I love you and miss you!

Norberta Moreno-Anderson

April 14, 2008

Hi Daddy,
Remembering the events of March 7th is always hard for me. You would think that it would get better as time goes on, but it doesn't. I miss you and love you so much. How I wish you were here enjoying your time with your loving wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I love you!

Norberta M. Anderson

March 10, 2008

Hi Daddy,
Happy Birthday. Sorry I didn't write to you yesterday. I was not having that great of an evening when i got home from work.
Jeni, Lyzzie, Jozy, India, Isaiah, Geli and I let some balloons go for you and Jelly Bean yesterday. They sang happy birthday to you and Jelly. Hope you heard them. We were outside the store i work at. Customers were watching and listening to the kids. They were also looking into the sky watching the balloons with us. My babies are so very special to me. I don't know what i would do with out them. They make everday so wonderful.
Well Daddy please watch over all of us. I need you so much right now.
Love you,


February 3, 2008

Hi Daddy,
Happy Birthday! I'll be thinking of you all day today. It was a long month in January and I hope that February holds a much better outlook. My family is doing wonderfully well and we are waiting for another addition to our evergoing family. John Edward and Ashlee are having their first baby in April. His name will be Adean John (A.J.) Vigil. We just call him Sweet Pea. You'd be so proud of your children,grandchildren and your great grandchildren, Mom has done a great job raising us. I miss you Daddy. Again, Happy Happy Birthday...I wish you were here with us to celebrate!
I love You!

Norberta Moreno-Anderson

February 2, 2008

Grandpa Eddie,
I love you. I'm the baby. I pray for grandpa. Mommy loves you too.
Love you,
Great Grand Baby
Age 2 years 10 months

Great graddaughter

January 18, 2008

Granpa Eddie,
I love you so much cuz you are the best in the whole wild world. Will you and Jesus take care of Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean comes to our house we seen her when there are sparkles or in the rainbows. Your are my best grandpa. Don't cry Jelly Bean, I love you too. Don't cry cuz Santa is watching.
Grandpa Eddie, I want to be a cop just like you. I know some one killed you.
I wish you could come to our house. When i go to bed i alway say The Pledge of Allegence. I always say my prayers.
Love you,
India Moreno
Great granddaughter
Age 5years 7 months.

India Moreno

January 18, 2008

Grandpa Eddie,
I love you. I wish i could have met you. I am Chon, your great grandson. Do you love me?
Love you,
Isaiah Portillo
Great grandson
Age 4 years 7 months.

Isaiah Portillo

January 18, 2008

Good Morning Daddy.
Been on my mind since i woke up. I miss you much. I love you...Cammy


January 18, 2008

Hi Daddy,
Well, Christmas was here and we had a wonderful time at Mom's. Dan and I enjoyed being with the kids and grandkids. We had alot of fun. Mom and I attended Tia Veva's funeral mass on Christmas Eve. Abby and Alice drove down from Santa Fe to go to the services too! I miss you Daddy!
I love you!

Norberta Moreno-Anderson

December 31, 2007

Hey Grandpa Eddie,
Well we made it through another year without our Jaminnie. It was really tough!! We had little Fernie James sick with a cold and were really worried about him. It really was nothing but with the day it was and all we went through 2 years ago who wouldn't be worried. I REALLY miss by baby girl!!! So, mom gave Mima, all your kids, Johnny and I a copy of your book of reflections for Christmas this year, it was really great!! It was so nice to be able to sit and read through all your reflections again. It was also really hard to read back to when we lost Jazmyne!!! I never thought that we would be holding on as strong as we are! I really thank you again Grandpa for all your love and strength that you gave to Mima and all your kids. Along with the rest of our family and friends they have just lifted us up and with the power of prayer we are getting through day by day. We have such a wonderful family grandpa!! I know that you just look down and smile at how everyone is doing for themselves and eachother. Thank you to you and Jazmyne for sending us this gorgeous baby boy!! He is such a blessing!! My Jazmyne was on the lookout and found a baby brother who looks just like her and her sister!! Please give her lots and lots of kisses and hugs from her mommy, daddy, sissy and bro bro!!! Happy New Year!! We Love you Jaminnie!!!

Lots of Love and Kisses,
Blanca, Fernie, Eliana and Fernie James

Blanca Holguin

December 30, 2007

Hi Daddy,
Missing you lots. Especially this time of year. Wish you could have been here with us.
Didn't get to go see Mom for Christmas. Hopefully soon i'll get out there.
India, Geli, Moni and her boy were here. So was Jeni and her boy. Lizi and her boy were here too. It was nice we really missed Jozi and Zaiah. They were in Tucson with their dad. Wish they would have been here too. It was kind of quiet with out them. We went to Tucson a couple of days earlier to see Marisa, Nina and Suzi. They are doing fine.
Daddy this is a hard time for all of us. Especially for Mom. Wish there was some way to make the holidays easier but until we are all back together i guess it will be hard. Well Daddy i better get going now.
I miss you so very much and love you more each day.

Cammy Moreno Flores

December 27, 2007

Merry Christams Daddy.

It was a nice day today - the sun was out and it was warm. Mikey, Vy, Renee and Kameron spent the day at our house opening presents. Ron Joe didn't get to come home this year. This is the very first Christmas that I didn't spend with him. I miss him very much today.

You were on my mind quite a bit today. Thoughts of childhood Christmas memories. I always remember those jump rope things with the lemons on the ends that you gave us the year before you were hurt. I wish we could have had many more years to make memories with you.

I love you and miss you Dad. I think of you on Chirstmas and every other day as well.

Love you,

Margaret Moreno-Coplen

December 25, 2007

"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
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

December 17, 2007

Hi Daddy,
Another year is coming to a close. Memories fill my mind and heart. Each year, Christmas is difficult for me. I love you and miss you.
Here is your song Dad!

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Kiss my Jellybean. I love you!
Merry Christmas!

Norberta Moreno-Anderson

December 6, 2007

Hi Daddy,
You were in my thoughts today. It is a cold day - one of the first of the winter. I sat on the deck today feeling the cold air on my face. The sun came out for only a few moments and warmed me. It happened as I was thinking of you. I know it was your way of saying that you were thinking of me as well. Thank you and I love you.

Margaret Moreno-Coplen

November 28, 2007

We have ANOTHER Edward added to the family!!! Joseph and Jessica are the proud parents of Ayden Edward Wolfe. Dina wants to be called Abuelita. Eddie was born Oct. 12. Miss you!! Betty


October 17, 2007

Hi Daddy,
Well...happy news. Blanca, Fernie and Eliana welcomed a new baby boy into their lives on September 20th. Fernie James weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. He's beautiful and has a full head of black hair! You know that this is a great blessing for Blanca and her family. The loss of Jellybean almost seemed unbearable for all of us, but this was truly a gift from God. I love you!

Norberta Moreno-Anderson

October 5, 2007

Hi Daddy,
Please watch over Abby. He has been ill and we are all worried about him. Please give him strength so he can get better.
We visited mom last weekend. She is doing good.
Well Daddy, it is really getting late. I have to get to la la land now.
We miss you so very much.
Love you muncho,

Cammy Moreno Flores

September 8, 2007

I saw your picture as I signed on the ODMP site and wanted to stop at your page and leave a reflection to let you know that you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones who carry you in their hearts and will do so for as long as they walk this earth. I know they think of you each and every day.

Those who we love and lose are no longer where they were before,
They are now wherever we are.
(Author Unknown)

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 1, 2007

Daddy: I logged on and tried to leave a reflection several times on the 13th...but I just couldn't find the words...they wouldn't come.
32 years is a long time....a life time....yesterday....and my heart feels heavy when I think about loosing you then. There are some wounds that never heal, like a broken heart. Yet, even though the pain is always there, so is the joy in knowing that you loved truely loved us! I see your face in my dreams sometimes. You have held my hand so many times when I needed you. That means the world to me. I have felt your comfort, your warmth, your love. Daddy, we will never stop thinking of you and loving you.
I got to spend some time with mom earlier this month. The times I get to spend with her are a precious gift. She is the most wonderful person I know. Although we lost you, I know that you are still with us and with mom. You bring us all strength. I know that you would be proud of your family. Mom is our center...our strength...she is what holds us together. We are all so lucky to have had you in our lives, and we are so lucky to have mom.
I love you Dad. Thank you.

Margaret Moreno-Coplen

July 27, 2007

Hi Dad, today, is again the worst day of my life.... getting up in the morning and facing the day...I still remember Mom telling us that you had passed away. It will be etched in my memory just like all the significant days that have made me who I am. I think of you all the time, even though I don't get on here and leave you messages alot, know that I carry you in my heart day and night. Mom is doing so good, she is the rock and stability that has held us all close together. You should be proud of all your children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Every single one of us has you in them. We try and help Mom as much as we can, she truly is a remarkable woman. I see alot of her in Blanca most of all. I remain in faith that someday we will all be together again.
como siempre sigo siendo,
tu Weda werinchi Te amo mucho Papa


July 13, 2007

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