Monday, February 12, 2007

Off Duty Cop Killed in 011

Info to follow

Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Sun Times coverage.

WBBM Radio has broadcast the name Officer Jose Vazquez (we aren't sure of the spelling), but no word on the officer's unit of assignment. He leaves behind a wife. Prayers and Condolences only in this thread - all others will be deleted.

One comment has stated he worked in SOS.

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167 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.O. Jose Vasquez Rest in Peace.

2/12/2007 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS OFFICER VASQUEZ AND HIS FAMILY

2/12/2007 07:50:00 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

R.I.P
BROTHER.
GOD HELP HIS FAMILY

2/12/2007 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did someone follow him home from work??

2/12/2007 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An incredible guy. A smile that would light up a room. One hell of a police officer.

You will be missed.

May God grant your family strength to get through this awful time. Please look down on us, Jose. We need a guardian angel.

2/12/2007 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with your family.

2/12/2007 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Lord look after your soul and take care of your loved ones, RIP PO Vasquez

2/12/2007 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Brother

2/12/2007 08:14:00 AM  
Blogger KMart said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Vasquez and his family.

May he rest in peace...

2/12/2007 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFFICERS REMEMBER THE EASY THINGS, GO AROUND THE BLOCK AN EXTRA TIME, LOOK WHOSE FOLLOWING YOU HOME!! REST IN PEACE JOSE.

2/12/2007 08:20:00 AM  
Blogger SECOND CITY SARGE said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Vasquez and the Vasquez family

2/12/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rip

2/12/2007 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagopolice.org/MailingList/PressAttachment/pokilled.pdf

2/12/2007 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous The View said...

My prayers are with his family. Hopefully, all offenders connected with this senseless murder will be apprehended soon, so there will be some closure for the family.

2/12/2007 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Jose Vasquez was a good guy. worked in 025 for awhile before going to s.o.s a couple of years ago. God Rest his soul and my deepest condolences to his family.

2/12/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God Bless and Keep his Family. Please post any information about donations to the family.

2/12/2007 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Brother!

2/12/2007 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous the rock said...

Jose it was an honor knowing you and working w/you. God speed Jose.

2/12/2007 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Prayers go out to his family R.I.P. Jose Vasquez

2/12/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The worst part about this job, besides the politics and upper echelon corruption, is the loss of so many brothers and sisters both that I've known and those I haven't. That includes the suicides too. Way too many. The media and even many of the people on this Dept. like Monique Bond, just don't get the bond that builds between those who have been out there and seen and done the things we have done. Dead babies, grandmas beaten near to death by their hype grandsons, stairwells filled with piss and crap, not being able to stand still in an apt. because of the roaches, being called every name in the book while trying to help...

God bless and take care of this officer. Those who know him take care of his family and let them know that 12,000 or so of his brothers and sisters and thinking of them.

Pallidin

2/12/2007 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.O. Vasquez God be with you.
To all other P.O's be safe.

2/12/2007 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

May the sword of justice be swift and merciless against your attackers, sir. My prayers are with your loved ones.

2/12/2007 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace.

2/12/2007 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Doubter said...

Please, if there's a benefit for the family, someone post it here.

God bless you, Vasquez. Requiescat in pace.

2/12/2007 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless my police family. Please keep them safe in this time of turmoil.

2/12/2007 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they find the beast that did this. R.I.P. brother

2/12/2007 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Vasquez. I hope the offender faces Justice in this world and the next.

2/12/2007 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother in blue

2/12/2007 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you see the news shit of this??????????
fatally shot... shot to death... shot and killed
if ray-ray was killed they would call it what it is MURDER. why can't our fallen brother get the same respect the shithead gang bangers get???????
Jesus, what a bad way to wake up!

God Bless, to his family and unit. You are all in my prayers.

2/12/2007 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

Rest in Peace my friend. Your life and your contributions will not be forgotten.

PS: Say hello to my old partner PO Tom Kelly of 003rd District when you see him. Tommy joined Casper Lauer and the boys in March of 1970.

2/12/2007 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a truly, truly sad day... our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. God bless.

2/12/2007 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Brother

2/12/2007 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

It makes me so angry...

2/12/2007 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Jose Vasquez and his family.

2/12/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace brother, your time on earth was short but you will live in our hearts forever. God bless you and your family.

2/12/2007 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help any dope dealer who has the nerve to be out on the streets in 011 after one of our own has been taken. Lets send a strong message out there until we find the killer....or someone starts talking. God Bless Jose Vasquez and his family. Be safe everyone.

2/12/2007 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help your family Jose. Rest in Peace and watch over the rest of us.

2/12/2007 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in peace. you will not be forgotten!

2/12/2007 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace brother- 011 dist coppers will find this animal for you and all of us. God bless your family..

2/12/2007 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences from Unit 189. Rest in peace Brother.

2/12/2007 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in peace.

2/12/2007 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the blessings of the Lord and the Comfort Holy Ghost bring peace to this family during this time.

2/12/2007 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Officers. My thoughts are with your family. May the SOB that did this rot in f*%cking HELL for eternity.

Your brother in Blue.

2/12/2007 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God fill the hearts of P.O. Vazquez's family with strength and solace to endure this unfortunate loss.

R.I.P. Brother.

2/12/2007 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS OFFICER JOSE VASQUEZ AND HIS LOVE ONES.R.I.P BROTHER.

2/12/2007 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALMIGHTY GOD, WATCH OVER ME, MY PARTNER, AND ALL POLICE OFFICERS WHO DAILY REAFFIRM THEIR COMMITMENT TO PROTECT THOSE THAT CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES, AND TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED.

GRANT ME THE PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING TO RESOLVE ALL MANNER OF CONFLICT, AND GRANT ME THE STRENGTH AND KNOWLEDGE TO COMPLETE MY ASSIGNMENTS.

PROTECT ME FROM HARM AND KEEP ME IN SAFETY. SEND ST. MICHAEL TO STAND BESIDE ME AND DEFEND ME FROM THOSE THAT SEEK TO DO EVIL.

AT THE END OF MY TOUR, RETURN ME SAFELY TO MY HOME. REJOIN ME WITH MY FAMILY; ALLOW ME TO PUT THE STRESS OF THE DAY BEHIND ME. GRANT ME REFUGE FROM THE HORRORS I HAVE SEEN.

AND IF IN THE END O LORD, IHAVE TO LOSE MY LIFE, I CALL ON YOU TO PROTECT AND COMFORT MY CHILDREN AND MY WIFE.

AMEN.

2/12/2007 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to handle this the old way.

I will miss you.

2/12/2007 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in peace got bless you p.o. vasquez

2/12/2007 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed.
To the dics working this case, get the asshole(s) who did this with extreme prejudice!

2/12/2007 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Officer's Family:


I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the Alter of Freedom.”

Abraham Lincoln

2/12/2007 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jose, I have always thought of you in the highest regard. You were very kind and humble, and an excellent police officer. We love you, brother.

2/12/2007 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger Felony Parker said...

R.I.P. Brother. It's a sad day for us all.

2/12/2007 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless him and his family!! I knew his dad very well, he was my barber, I just saw him a week ago, Nicest guy I ever met, I met Jose in the academy 8 years ago, RIP and the memories be with us forever. Prayer for all of us: "God Bless everyone on this job, be safe and please come home safe" Thank you Lord, Amen".

2/12/2007 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PO Vasquez and his family are in my prayers. My condolences....

2/12/2007 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous big red one (ret.) said...

10:01 AM ("old grey guy")

Tom Kelly was assigned to Area 1 Task Force (not 003) when he was shot and killed on a "traffic stop" at 45th & Vincennes (002) on 3 March 70.

God bless Tommy and PO Jose Vasquez.

2/12/2007 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great guy, great cop, great friend. he was trying out for SWAT this week. he would have been an asset to the team.
we'll get the bastard that stole you from this life. rest in peace my brother, until we meet again.

2/12/2007 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart was just crushed when i saw the news this morning and i cried when i saw how the police held up the blankets at the windows of the hosp. and escorted this officer on his final hour! This is how it should be, WE are all that we have left..just each other. My prayers are with Ofc.Vasquez family. And for MY family in BLUE...be safe!!!!

2/12/2007 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous FTO Bob 025 said...

I had the honor of working with Jose in 025. A prince of a man. Good copper and a wonderful guy.

Rest in peace buddy boy, you will be missed.

2/12/2007 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear God,
Please give comfort to his family, friends, and co-workers. And please Lord, give us the fortitude to find whoever did this, quickly.

2/12/2007 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in peace. know that you are not alone nor will be forgoteen

2/12/2007 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Vasquez Family,

My prayers and sincerest condolences. PO Vasquez, I didn't get to meet you in my short time on this job, something that I will regret.

TO THE REST OF US, WE KNOW WHAT WE NEED TO DO NOW.

003 District Copper

2/12/2007 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jose, watch down on us,
be at peace keeping patrol with the Lord.
God Bless the Vasquez family. Please keep us up to date when and where the contributions will be.

2/12/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and your family will never be forgotten. rest in peace brother, your memory and legacy will live on forever.

2/12/2007 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Officer Vasquez and his family. May the citizens of Chicago realize the loss of one of their protectors.

2/12/2007 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the cuffs off The boys from SOS so they can help one of their fallen brothers....Jose RIP Godspeed

2/12/2007 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Brother!!! May God watch over your family!

2/12/2007 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in these tough times ahead. DJS

2/12/2007 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP bro. We Will get whoever did this!

2/12/2007 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed My Brother.

2/12/2007 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother i hope the police put a punishing on the animals in 011 with out fear of the bosses and iad

2/12/2007 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wheres the public outrage when a cop gets killed (on or off duty) the only outrage is from fellow officers and their families fuckn sad. the three mutts get got by a dick posing as a pizza delivery man. the media shows all the outrage over three people who deserved to be shot fuck the chicago media

2/12/2007 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP JOSE. MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

2/12/2007 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a side note: this is the 3rd Officer killed in an ambush fashion in the past 6 months. P.O. Cook (Metra), P.O. Wood (Maywood) and now PO Vasquez. Is there a serial killer and are we now being hunted?? Something to think about.

2/12/2007 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother and may GOD watch over your family

2/12/2007 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace.Our prayers are with you and your family.

2/12/2007 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a time when we all need to come together as brothers... SCC has so much hate, anger, jealousy, rage, vengeance etc etc... now we need to embrace each other in this time of mourning... PO Velasquez... I did not know you in life, but I will mourn you in death. .. Whyd you have to go??? Why, Velasquez, WHY??? You will be missed and we will NEVER FORGET!! (oh wait, thats 9/11) You get the point, brother. LET US NEVER FORGET!!!

2/12/2007 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the cuffs off The boys from SOS so they can help one of their fallen brothers....Jose RIP Godspeed

2/12/2007 02:21:00 PM

AMEN...SOS, to me forever will mean Sacrificing Our Souls... Thanks, brothers ALL you guys are in our prayers THANKS

2/12/2007 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a $1000 reward is being offered I would be glad to help up that amount to whatever is neccasary to solve this.

2/12/2007 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things are getting pretty bad when you have to wear your bulletproof vest off-duty too!

RIP Officer Vazquez, ye shall be remembered fondly with honor and pride.

2/12/2007 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well SCC, looks like NBC 5 reads this blog and doesn't care for our critique of them.

I just watched the 1630 NBC 5 News and NOWHERE did it mention a Chicago Police Officer being gunned down in front of his home.
Not even a blurb.

But they did cover these important stories:

Should smoking in movies be banned?

Should people take power naps?

Look at the new rims at the Auto Show!!

A note to the powers that be at NBC 5, I hope you die slow painful deaths. You truely are pieces of shit!

2/12/2007 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

011, SOS, TRU, Saturation, Citywide Tact/Gangs.... time to bring the pain to 011.
Make them all hurt so bad they will never try this shit again!

2/12/2007 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to ABC 7, they are LEADING their newscasts with this story.

I will be watching them from now on.

2/12/2007 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE VASQUEZ FAMILY
GOD BLESS YOU OFFICER JOSE VASQUEZ


18TH DISTRICT MICHIGAN AVE DETAIL

2/12/2007 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK the media. They lack the balls to report the news truthfully. Rest in peace brother and may God watch your family.

2/12/2007 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences from Unit 253. Rest in peace Brother and God bless your family

2/12/2007 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Jose and his family that is left behind. Please for the sake of one of our brothers S.O.S. needs to come back together and find the person who took one of our brothers in cold blood. A great police officer was taken from his family and his brothers in blue way too early. Hint, don't put us on the southside unless the investigation leads that way. You will always be remembered Jose. God speed

2/12/2007 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed and my prayers are with your family.

2/12/2007 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace brother...to the p.os in 11,12 sos and tru who im sure will be in the area looking for the offenders....the gloves are off, avenge our brother the chicago way...you all know what to do..god bless and be safe

2/12/2007 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Condolences, prayers and thoughts to P.O. Vasquez, his family, and to the officers of S.O.S. Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten.

-008th District

2/12/2007 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a line
the color of the sky
on a clear afternoon

There is a line
the hue of the ocean
on a bright sunny day

There is a line
the purest shade of a newborn's eyes
awakening for the first time

There is a line
that protects us from harm
in all we do
whether day or night

There is a line
no one can penetrate
no one can alleviate

There is a line
made of those who choose
to follow a calling many do not hear
and still more do not comprehend

They choose to walk
the path of fear, hate, and mistrust
taken by so few
but marked by so many

And when one leaves this line
they leave a legacy
but the line does not break
for the remaining must still protect

There may be emptiness
a loss, or sadness
but never a hole
not in this line

This line that holds
the ghosts of the souls who have gone
and the souls of the ghosts who will be
The Thin Blue Line

Kimberly A. Erb

Police/Fire Fighter Dispatcher

2/12/2007 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jose Vasquez was a great officer and he will be missed. While in the 025 district he was a mentor to many officers.

R.I.P Brother

2/12/2007 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace and his family take solitude in the fact that we as his police family shall not rest until those responsible are punished.

023rd District

2/12/2007 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn--not even safe in our own back yards. RIP Officer-the animal that did thid will be found.

2/12/2007 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

Well, I am extremely angry...and sick, as always. There is no rest for the police memroial. Never.

It just seems like we laid Officer Solorio to rest. This morning as I waited for the bus to go to work, I spotted a CPD Officer @ the Orange Line. I couldn't walk into the station quick enough, because he walked towards the train. The look on his face said it all and there was nothing I could ... do.

My heart goes out to his family, and to each and every one of you.

Our police memorial will help in ANY way. God bless all of you.

P.s. PLEASE catch the (*(*&^%#@ that did this. Thank you

2/12/2007 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why they call it......
"THE THIN BLUE LINE"

WE are all WE have.
At this time, let us remember and keep in our hearts , ALL our brothers and sisters in law enforcement that have left us. Take a moment of silence and pray in the way you know best on behalf of them all.
Jose, you are in good company.
Through the intercession of St. Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, may God keep you and bless you, forever and ever.....AMEN!

2/12/2007 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May his memory be eternal.

2/12/2007 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, on the serial killer. He was off duty and not in uniform. I guess it was a botched robbery, but we don't know the specifics. Such as a gun drawn, shot from behind, what was taken, any snow prints-to make such a huge leap.

RIP

2/12/2007 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch over us all p.o. jose vasquez, like an angel. we are out there taking care of business. the bullshit is now over, the hunt has began. we are going to get the person(s) responsible for you not being here with us. may your soul rest in peace. and for all us other coppers, be kind to each other. we are all we got.

2/12/2007 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I extend my deepest condolences to his loved ones and family. May your soul reach the heavens while the person responsible surely will inevitably pay the price. God Bless you Brother!!! Your thoughts are in my prayers. May your soul rest in the heavens. P.S. God Dammit, I'm fucking livid.

2/12/2007 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A MAN IN BLUE



A man of huge stature for one to behold.
But inside this body, was a heart made of gold.

For old folks and children, teenagers too,
He was especially kind... this portrait in blue.

For once they had met him, they'd call him their friend.
In danger and trouble, on him they'd depend.

To protect and to serve, to this duty he was true.
The foe met their match... in this man dressed in blue.

He met with much danger, sorrow and pain,
And many a night would relive it again.

He faced all with courage, but compassion he knew...
Must be a part of a man dressed in blue.

For tho evil as man's deeds may continue to be,
With courage and honor he'll fight valiantly.

With justice for all, he'll strive to the end..
For an oath with his life he's sworn to defend.

His years full of service have taken their toll,
His feet are now weary, his body grows old.

But when Roll Call in Heaven he's called to attend,
Those Legions of Angles, those Guardians of Men...
Will sound the high trumpet and round him descend,
To honor this man who lived to defend.

The Commander on High will of course be there too
To welcome the soul of this man dressed in blue.

2/12/2007 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ITS A SAID DAY FOR OUR CITY WHEN WE LOSE A POLICE OFFICER, AND THE LEAD STORY ON THE NEWS IS THE WEATHER, AND THE SECOND STORY IS ABOUT A CAR CRASH 50 + MILES FROM OUR CITY, THE THIRD STORY IS ABOUT A PRESIDENT WANNABE. SORRY BROTHER BUT WE IN BLUE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND WHAT YOU DID FOR THE CITY ! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

P.O. 007

2/12/2007 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jose, I learned from you and you made me laugh at the school buddy!
I will miss you.
Rest in Peace brother.

2/12/2007 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The news metioned him somewhere after Hillary Clinton and Obama and the possible snow storm. Sad that a cop being kiiled isn't front page news any more. I agree where is the outrage that a cop was killed!!!! RIP Jose.

2/12/2007 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessed are the peacemakers...rest in peace Officer Vasquez. We will take over your watch. The Lord needs the best He can get and P.O. Vasquez, you are the best! Prayers to your family and all in the law enforcement community who suffer your loss.

2/12/2007 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

May God be with Jose's family and his CPD unit.

Our prayers are with you all. We stay together, we pray together. We are all one family.

Rest in peace my brother.

2/12/2007 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger HONORABLE STAR said...

May the Vasquez family find comfort in their hours of need. Our prayers go out to you. Rest In Peace brother Vasquez may God keep you embraced.

2/12/2007 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont know if this was a random robbery or a hit. hope somebody comes forward with a plate #, description or something to go on. Those that did this shall pay!!!!!!

Word to the wise, offices out there. I can't speak of all the times over the years I've been on this job that I've been followed home from the ghetto. Watch your mirrors, make turns, change lanes and be aware. Not to mention all the thug gangsta police that work among us and have all our personal information including our home addresses. The more work you do, the more enemies you make on this job.

The person and/or persons that did this cowardly act are going to pay.

Officer Vasquez, you and your family will be in my prayers. God Bless You!!! You will NOT be forgotten.

2/12/2007 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any news yet out of Area 4?

Squeze those westside dogs. In regards to the suburban cops previous post we will solve this one, it might take time but we will get the mfs. Remember the P/o killed in his garage in 005, (1988)during a robbery. FOP put up 25 grand Area 2 solved it 18 months later. I cant rember the poor guys name from 005.

Rest in Peace brother VASQUEZ.

Pray for him and his family pray that we get this dog

2/12/2007 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIME TO STEP UP BOYS AND GIRLS!! ONE OF OUR OWN HAVE BEEN TAKEN!!! YOU GUYS AND GIRLS IN 011 MAKE THE SHITHEADS PAY FOR EVERYTHING; NO BREAKS. GOOD BLESS OFFICER VASQUEZ AND HIS FAMILY R.I.P

2/12/2007 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE BROTHER FROM UNIT 211

2/12/2007 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you rest in peace....God Bless you for your sacrifice.

2/12/2007 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

que dios te lleve en su santa gloria y que bendiga a tu familia y esposa. de tus hermanos en el 4th districto.

2/12/2007 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous bklyn north said...

We just learned of the murder of Officer Jose Vasquez on the NYPD RANT.

May God bless our fallen Chicago brother and his family.

2/12/2007 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace officer!!!


Ch 9 news at 9pm. F'ing cocksuckers. They show the
VASQUEZ story then the next story up is a $5 mil. award to a
poor shooting "victim" of the police.

2/12/2007 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now is NOT the time for revenge, only Professional police work. Without professional police work, this a**whole, if ever caught, will be released on a technicalily. Do what needs to be done, but don't leave any OUT's for a scum bag public defender.

2/12/2007 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way, it's P.O. JOSE VAZQUEZ

2/12/2007 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 23rd Dist. weeps for you our fallen brother, may god be with you and your family now and for ever

2/12/2007 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though this is not a duty death we should make every effort to attend the police memorial in Washington DC, and pay tribute to him. This experience not only humbles us all, but makes us treat each other like valued brothers and sisters.

2/12/2007 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This puts it all in perspective!!

2/12/2007 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our condolences, prayers and thoughts are with p.o. vasquez,his family, and the officers of special operations. Jose your memory will always go on and you will not be forgotten. you will be missed brother.
-your friends in 008.

2/12/2007 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous CLASSMATES said...

REST IN PEACE BROTHER
YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN
CPD 98 5 ALPHA
OUR TASK HAS JUST BEGUN

2/12/2007 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous 44 pct. (bronx) said...

NYPD condolences to our CPD brothers and the family of Jose Vasquez.

Rest in Peace, our brother!

2/12/2007 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.O. Jose Vasquez will always be remembered. God Bless him and his family.

2/12/2007 10:40:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with P/O Vasquez's friends & family and fellow officers.

May he rest in peace.

2/12/2007 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One year ago today God took Eric Solorio from us ...RIP ERIC and now one year to the date later,Jose ... both heroes will be missed . RIP BROTHER IN BLUE !!!!

2/12/2007 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous nypd esu said...

Jose Vasquez, CPD
R.I.P.

NYPD Truck 7, Emergency Service Unit

2/12/2007 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the cuffs off The boys from SOS so they can help one of their fallen brothers....Jose RIP Godspeed

How about we take the cuffs off all the officers on the department who would love nothing more than to "be the police" in this circumstance, time to take off the kid gloves and stop worrying about offending people, this should also be the catalyst to truly unite the rank and file instead of the usual sos, tru, unit bashing, we are all we have, let's make it happen! god bless the vasquez family.....

2/12/2007 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a good man and an outstanding policeman. He will be missed. May God give his family strength, and us the guidance to bring him justice.

2/12/2007 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bring him JUSTICE, by doing it by the book. Don't leave any loopholes!!
The Public Defenders are looking for ANY inproprieties to get this scumbag off!!DON'T GIVE IT TO THEM!
GOD Bless P.O. Vazguez, his family, and his TEAM!!
Bless us ALL on the C.P.D.

2/12/2007 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.O. Jose Vasquez rest in peace

Our prayers are with your family


3rd watch Dispatchers and Call takers at the OEMC

2/12/2007 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that words are of no concequence to the family of this fallen hero but I hope that they feel the love and hear the prayers from all of his brothers and sisters. This is a senseless tragedy. Everyone be safe out there and lets get this SOB!

2/12/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You my Brother, Sleep with the Angels. RIP

2/13/2007 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you rest in peace Jose. May you watch over us. And may God give your family the strength to get through this terrible ordeal. You will be greatly missed.

OEMC 3rd watch dispatcher

2/13/2007 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025 will miss you brother. R.I.P.

1800 crew

2/13/2007 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless all Police officers, what ever capacity you are in.

2/13/2007 02:25:00 AM  
Blogger Jose said...

To the Vazquez Family,

My heart felt condolences to your family for your loss. Know that I, as well as the rest of our police family, have you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. Know that the amount of time that many of us had worked with Jose, he brought nothing but laughter and smiles to us all. He will be missed and never forgotten.

To Jose,
We had a chance to work with one another in 015 and I am proud to have worked with you and to have gotten to know you. You are not only a great police officer, but a great person. I am glad that we got a chance to say "hi" every know and then when you or I would be out in 025 or in 015. I hate knowing that you left us so soon, Jose. I wish you well on your next journey and hope to see you again soon...

2/13/2007 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless his family and I hope they somehow find the stength to get through this. Losing a family member is awful but knowing that fellow officers support the family helps a lot, it helped me and I am very grateful, I only hope I can be as supportive to the family of officer Vasquez. I hope everyone has a chance to stop at the wake and offer condolences, I know how much it means to the family. I will keep officer Vasquez in my nightly prayers along with every officer on this job. God will ensure the murderer is brought to justice one way or another. Stay safe everyone.
23rd District officer

2/13/2007 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless His Soul.
May Jose Vasquez be granted eternal peace and may the light of God shine upon him.

2/13/2007 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deeply saddened by the news I heard today. To his family, friends and co-workers, my deepest sympathies.

2/13/2007 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Brother

2/13/2007 07:02:00 AM  
Blogger Doubter said...

If anyone hears any information about a benefit for the family, please post it.

2/13/2007 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous westside21 said...

May God Bless this officer and his grieving family.

A correction to this post SCC - this officer was killed in the 12th district. Western in the border. My guess is that is was a mutt from St Stevens complex.

2/13/2007 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Angels wrap their wings around this family and guide them through this time of terrible grief.
Rest in peace our brother.

2/13/2007 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE, BROTHER. MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT THIS IS BUT A TEMPORARY SEPARATION UNTIL WE ALL MEET AGAIN IN THE ETERNAL LIFE. 004TH SISTER IN BLUE

2/13/2007 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god bless p.o vasquez and his family....boys and girls lets use this experience to remember to hug our friends and family every chance we get...a way to honor his memory will be to do everything better...become a better father..a better husband and wife and mother and a better policeman.lets us live without fear...let us love like we never had our hearts hurt and most important use this as a reminder to never miss an oppurtunity to tell your friends and family "i love you"..god bless p.o vasquez and like everything we will get through this as a police family..

2/13/2007 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace brother. God bless Him and his family and his CPD extended family.

2/13/2007 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jose played basketball with a bunch of police and fire men. Sometimes guys there get a little fired up but Jose was always a friendly, coolheaded, pleasant guy. Nobody playing could ever say anything bad about him. It was my honor to have known and shared those special times with him. My heart breaks knowing such a special person was taken from us. All of Area 4 and some of 3 are working the case and Area 5 is covering them. As F---ed up as things get sometimes in this department keep the faith we will get em!

2/13/2007 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll miss you brother.....

2/13/2007 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE VAZQUEZ FAMILY. MAY JOSE LOOK DOWN UPON US AND BE OUR ANGEL IN THE HEAVENS. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, MY BROTHER.

2/13/2007 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heroes live forever

2/13/2007 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sincerest condolences to the Vasquez family.
Rest in Peace.

CW1 Dispatcher-1st Watch

2/13/2007 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

westside21 said...

May God Bless this officer and his grieving family.

A correction to this post SCC - this officer was killed in the 12th district. Western in the border. My guess is that is was a mutt from St Stevens complex.


2500 block of Harrison is in 011. Beat 1135. Unless you're talking about a different homicide, Officer Vazquez was killed in 011

2/13/2007 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2/13/2007 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN...SOS, to me forever will mean Sacrificing Our Souls... Thanks, brothers ALL you guys are in our prayers THANKS

We have Sacrificed Our Souls, now our blood. We have run out of things to sacrifice. Now it is time for restitution. God Bless you Jose, and may God watch over your family. Rest In Peace, you did your job, now it time for the rest of us to do ours.

2/13/2007 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace my brother.

2/13/2007 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless this officer and his family. We have lost one of our own and we will not forget. RIP!

2/14/2007 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous westside21 said...

SCC - right you are - the border from 12 ends at 2358 w harrison - my apologies.

2/14/2007 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on funneral???

2/14/2007 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace my friend.
Not only were you a co-worker but also a friend in the truest meaning.It is hard for me to accept the fact that you are now gone.For all the times we put ourselves in harms way and yet survived only to laugh about it later makes it that much harder to believe that you were taken away from us the way you were.Perhaps God has bigger plans for you in Heaven than here on earth.I will forever cherish the memories I have of you and will continue with a stronger vengence to do battle against the enemy as we once did in SOS.

2/14/2007 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake: Thurs, 2/15 6901 W Belmont, Montclare funeral home, 1400-2100 hrs

Funeral: Fri, 2/16, Resurrection church, 2840 W nelson, 10am

2/14/2007 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace our brother Jose, you will always be with us in heart and soul. Jose you will never be forgotten.
TEAM 4650/4350

Love: L.B.

2/15/2007 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Jose Vasquez C.P.D. star .13088
Body: If anyone has seen the news lately an officer was killed on Monday morning. this officer was on my mothers team and is also a man that I have met on unmoors occasions. So if any of you that are reading this are the type to pray, will you please mention him, his family, friends and his team in your prayers. Jose and my mother were part of a elite team or should I say family that patrolled the shity streets of Chicago so we all can sleep a little safer at night when on his way home from a 2nd job his life was taken by a no good for nothing piece of sh%*.

2/15/2007 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you all for the incredible support and kind words. I just wanted to say Jose IS an exceptional Chicago Police Officer and the BEST partner a guy can ever have. He's been my partner for seven great years. Not one single disagreement, not one argument. He cannot be replaced. He was always ready to get the bad guy. Thats what it was all about. He always had my back. Didnt matter what shitty hood we were in, I always felt safe knowing he was my right hand man. He wasnt just my partner, hes was my guy, my best buddy..I miss him alot. I feel lost w/o him. Dont forget about em. Keep the heat on the animals. Dont let off. GOD BLESS YOU BRO...UR WITH ME FOREVER. O.J.

2/15/2007 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all I would like to say thank you to all the men and women of the finest police department in the world that are out there working hard to catch this killer. Secondly I want to thank say thank you to all those that took the time out of their busy schedules to leave a positive post here in memory of Jose. It has not gone unnoticed and in fact has brought me to tears. Lastly, I want to share with everyone what type of person Jose was. We all have a good friend that we care about and feel extra special about. We all have that one good friend that we know we can count on to be there when we need him and tell our secrets to. We all have a good friend that we brag about and like to share with others. Well for us Jose was that good friend and he was that good friend to many people. And now we have shared him with you. Jose may God bless you and may you rest in eternal peace. I love you brother! W.W.

2/15/2007 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LORD..... why do you take one who protects others.....why do you take one who loves others....why do you take one who helps others..... why do you do the things you do and expect us to keep believing it will get better......Lord help us

2/15/2007 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous cpdcoppurr said...

My sympathy to the Vazquez family, to his partner, to his Sgt and to his team in SOS.

I worked alongside Jose in SOS and he "is" a wonderful person. We yet again lose another good one. May he sleep with the angels for eternity.

I found this little saying that has helped me with grief a few years ago and i think it is apropos.

I wish you "ENOUGH"

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough "HELLO'S" to get you through the final "GOODBYE".

respectfully from,
retired cpd beat 4371

2/15/2007 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for all the book suggestions. and just to reassure you all, i'm not "thinking about doing anything stupid", I'm just really upset over the loss of such a good man & police officer in such a senseless manner.

2/15/2007 06:51:00 PM  

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