Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Star Retired

The last duty for the star of Officer Alex Valadez:
  • For Thomas Vargas and Alex Valadez, friendship came easily after meeting at the Chicago police academy in 2005. They shared similar backgrounds, music tastes and senses of humor.

    Reunited later at the Englewood District, they found they also had similar street sense -- and such a strong resemblance that they were known as "the twins."

    Later, as partners, they found their lives reflecting each other in even deeper ways. Both were going to be fathers -- Valadez for the first time and Vargas for the second. From then on, conversations were sprinkled with how they would raise their children together.

Five-week-old Alex Jr. attended the ceremony today. While he will never have a living recollection of his father, he ought never lack a memory of his father's extended family. RIP Alex.

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32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP 05-5

10/21/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you all.

10/21/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

I would like to help. I am not a police officer, but, I respect what you do and the circumstances in which you operate. I am grateful for the job that the men and women of the CPD do.

It is unfortunate that the less police service that you need, the more you have a respect for the police service that is provided.

Let me know where I can be of assistance.

10/21/2009 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP officer.

10/21/2009 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother. May God Bless your family.

Cicero PD

10/21/2009 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God please bless Alex Valadez, his son Alex Jr, and Alex Jr's mother. May Alex rest in peace and may Alex Jr. and his Mom have peace and good fortune in the future. Lord knows they deserve every bit of happiness possible after losing Alex, who will forever be a Father, a Life-Mate and a darn good Police Officer. RIP Alex.

10/21/2009 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. I think you said it all SCC.

And dont worry Alex, we got this for you Brother. There isnt a Sunday that passes that I dont say a prayer for you, your family and for us down here fighting.

See you soon.

10/21/2009 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was that bubble head fed Wies wearing our uniform again!!!

He is just a clueless circus clown. How sad for the once proud CPD.

10/21/2009 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Alex. God Bless you Alex Jr. And may God watch over and protect my fellow brothers in blue.

10/21/2009 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex, yesterday you joined OUR brothers and sisters on the Wall of Honor.
In May (13-15) in Washington DC, you will again be in like company with our "Nations Finest."
RIP in Peace, Brother. You are in good company.

Footnote: Alex is just 'one' example of why we march on St. Jude Sunday, attend OUR candlelight vigil in September along with the Springfield and DC Memorials in May.
Show your true colors...BLUE and attend any or all to honor these heroes.
All Gave Some Because Some Gave All!


o'v(r)

10/21/2009 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger Mama Luigi said...

God bless. Mama loves all of you.

10/21/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in peace

10/21/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was 1 of the OLPD Ofc's. that worked the wake detail for Alex. We just lost Ofc. Marty Grode to a heart attack last week. A CPD Ofc. on his FURLOUGH called our station to volunteer & assist us!!! That was a CLASS move by a CLASS Ofc. from a CLASS dept. THANK YOU Officer from the men & women of OLPD !!!

10/21/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deepest sympathies for all the families and friends involved.

10/21/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip Alex. You are missed

10/21/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God Bless Alex and his family...

Im sure we will have a great showing at his upcoming event

Nov 12th at Horseshoe Casino

Alex made the ultimate sacrifice, lets remeber his service as we do our jobs each day...stay safe

10/21/2009 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother.

Skokie PD

10/21/2009 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hows that new outdoor rifle range working out...

10/20/2009 09:08:00 AM No need now for rifle range. Since no Olympics coming they can scrap the rifle program for patrol. Just have SWAT carry the rifles.

10/21/2009 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALTHOUGH


Although you have left us
We remember you as if you were standing in roll call with us. To a degree you still are.
Although we cannot bring you back there are MANY of us that wish we could have.
Although you never knew,we beat the bushes and found your killer Brother.
Although we tried to fight them,tears fell like rain,
Although you cant see him,you had a beautiful son and we WILL care for him just as you would have for us had the circumstances been different.
Although you have fallen Brother,
we pick up the pieces by keeping your memory alive in our hearts and minds.
Your struggle is over,
Ours has just begun.
Carrying on without you.
But we will now as we did then
STAND TALL FOR YOU ALEX.
We miss you Warrior.
You will be
ALWAYS REMEMBERED


L-1

10/21/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to help. I am not a police officer, but, I respect what you do and the circumstances in which you operate. I am grateful for the job that the men and women of the CPD do.

It is unfortunate that the less police service that you need, the more you have a respect for the police service that is provided.

Let me know where I can be of assistance.

10/21/2009 12:48:00 AM

Thanks, Michele, for your kind words. We don't hear things like that too often, and believe me, it is appreciated.
The only suggestion I have is to pray for us daily, and to pray especially for the families of those who have given all like our beloved Alex.
Thank you.

10/21/2009 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leave the political comments out, this is about remembering a man, who will never get to hold his child. ALL our thoughts and ALL our energy should be focused on that. rest in peace. we will carry on your mission and memory, and your son will hear all about your actions both on the job and in life.

10/21/2009 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another hero of the CPD whose name will last forever

10/21/2009 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at the ceremony today and after seeing that little guy there and thinking about the last 13 years of my life wearing that blue shirt I actually tasted what it meant to be a police officer. I tasted that tear running from my eye to my mouth and at that time, I was never more proud to be a Chicago Police Officer. GOD bless you Officer Alex Valadez. GOD bless little Alex jr. May he know the true hero his dad was. GOD bless Alex's entire family including all his brothers and sisters in blue.

10/21/2009 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PEACE!!!!!!!!!

10/21/2009 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Alex. RIP my friend. You were a great cop and a great mentor to the young guys who came into the district and felt overwhelmed. While other idiots said "did you see the scared look on his face when the POS said I will whoop yo motherfuckin ass", you did the exact opposite. I can only say it is a darn shame you are gone. You are gone but not forgotten.

10/21/2009 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless all of you forever. I will always keep you in my prayers. You have a personal angel looking after you on all 3 watches.You have experienced a love that some people go through their whole lives never knowing. Your faith will keep you strong, lean on the Lord.

10/21/2009 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace hermano - LB...86!!!

10/21/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

This is who I am,
and this is all I know.
I have to choose to live,
and give all that I can give.
~
Stand for my dream if I can,
cuz’ of my faith in who I am.
I gotta take the road ahead,
which controls ~ my heart or head.
~
Not a chosen roll for me to play,
seems the storm won’t end.
Cross my badge I'll find my way,
even with my destiny ridin’ in the wind.
~
Every ounce of me,
has gotta’ see it through.
I have a dream,
a dream that must come true.
~
A vision and a fire inside,
filled with my love for you.
Feelin’s I never could hide,
whatever happens ~ you know I do.
~
Makin’ my journey through eternity,
promising we won't say good-bye.
Gotta’ make em’ all remember me,
remembering ~ will give me immortality.

10/21/2009 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Alex, and God bless your family.
Also God bless the OLPD officer and his family. He too was one of us.

10/22/2009 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all gave some, some gave all. RIP from the CFD.

10/22/2009 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip Alex,

God bless you, your family,your CPD family. Also the OLPD officer, OLPD family and his family. Stay safe Brothers in Blue.

Stone Park FOP 26

10/22/2009 01:02:00 PM  
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10/29/2009 11:41:00 PM  

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