He is a hero who gave his life to protect all of us. His sacrifice exemplifies the finest in humanity. May we all remember him and give our prayers for his family. In time pain will give way to loving memories and the blessing that he is watching over you.
Ricky was a truly compasionate soul and his presence here was wonderful gift to our community. The impact of his life will be felt by many for years to come. My prayers for the solice of his family and loved ones.
say hi to my dad up there in Heaven for me. Sorry for your loss of life...
Ricky you were and always will be loved by so many. We'll miss you!
Beth, I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am about your loss. Ricky always treated me with respect.God bless you and yours, with love Shirley
Godspeed, Ricky. We will never forget you. Thank you for your service, and just being you.
Thank you Ricky for the influence you were to my brother. I have been told he is loving, friendly, active (oh, whatever you emulated)my brother strives to be. God Bless you and Rest In Peace you have certainly earned it. To the family may God be your strength and comfort through this dark valley. You are loved and appreciated by the extended family of law enforcement officers. Our prayers and loving thoughts will always be with you. LOVE
Angela, Matthew and Sharon Whiteaker
May God Bless you and your family. Always in our heart.
Dear Beth & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Even though I haven't seen Ricky in about 3 years, his death has affected me beyond words. I am so very sorry for his loss and my deepest sympathy goes out to his entire family - and for the rest of us who are better for knowing him. You will be missed my friend.
Our prayers go out to Beth and the children .
My heartfelt sympathy go's out to the family and those who's lives have been touched by Ricky.
God Bless your family for Ricky's ultimate sacrifice...our condolences to you all.
Sharon & Gary Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. On behalf of the staff in medical records department of the Veterans home in yountville.
My deepest condolences go to Ricky's family and comrades. I remember meeting him as a new officer in 1989. He was so personable. He clearly was well liked and respected by many. God Bless you.
As one of his daughters best friends, I had known Ricky for almost 13 years. He was not only an amazing officer but also a father and person. He was caring and giving. I dont have a memory in my mind that doesnt have his smile. (Unless Hailey and I or one of the boys were in trouble lol). My heart is heavy for this tragic loss in the world. I looked at him as father figure, just as I look at Hailey as a sister. He will most truely be missed. May he rest in peace. And until we meet again some day....
My sincerest condolences to the family, fellow officers, and the greater community. We lost a Eugene motorcycle officer here a couple of years back, and the community is still mourning. God Bless the men and women who wear the uniform. So sad that this tragedy started in Eugene and ended with the loss of this fine man.
There are no words that can describe the hurt in every ones hearts.....
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family...Your HUGE smile will never be forgotten...
Such a sad, huge loss to the whole community. Ricky was a wonderful, kind, gentle man, always there to help and do it with a smile. He will be deeply missed. Condolences to Beth and the Del Fiorentino family.
Prayers and condolences to the Del Fiorentino family. A very sad loss. Thank you for your service.
My deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, friends and fellow law enforcement members of Ricky. We have lost a real hero but heaven has gained a wonderful soul. God bless all who knew and loved Ricky. Thanks Ricky for being an encourager and role model to my family.
Thank You for being such a powerful influence to our children and all who knew you.
In Memory of My Cousin and My Husband Childhood Best Friend Ricky Del Fiorentino. He was one of the greatest persons you will ever meet. We are honored to have known him and to have shared special childhood times together. Our memories will be forever cherished. Ricky will never be forgotten. Loved by so many and so very much missed. RIP Ricky. We love you. Our love and prayers are with his family today and always.
Even the skies weep as your family lays you to rest. Thank you for your service. Let it not be through your senseless and tragic death that you be remembered. The millions of tiny acts of kindness, bravery and love you did every day are your legacy. May your loved ones find peace....
Salud to a good man. A big man with a bigger heart.
You are in our thoughts and prayers, and forever in our hearts.
We are honored to know his story, though did not share in life. Please accept our condolences. Lost one of the good guys.
God Speed you to your new beat, Ricky. Keep an eye on our six. Thank you for laying your life on the line to protect us. You set the bar in many, many ways. Now, you have gone ahead, but we will not forget you. God bless you friend.
Even though it has been a few years since I saw him last, Ricky will always remain a fond memory of the kind, sincere gentleman and true friend to so many. My heart goes out to his family and his brotherhood in arms. I fondly remember when he once helped my family move, and picked up anentire swing set, cement blocks and all, by himself - grinning the whole time. That wonderful smile and loving attitude will be a gift no one can ever take from any of us.
My Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino who Honorably and Heroically Completed His Tour of Duty on March 19, 2014. May He Eternally Rest in Peace and May His Spirit Soar High Above.
Thank you deputy Del Fiorentino, You put your life on the line daily. I am so sorry for you family and friends
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Del Fiorentino Family. The Brave Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino never failed to put a smile on my face. I knew him for only a brief time but I was always able to breathe a little easier each week when I walked into the courtroom with my clients and saw he was serving as bailiff. His down to earth attitude and genuine smile will be greatly missed but never forgotten. May He Rest In Peace.
You must have been needed in Heaven for you will be missed on the Coast. Rest in Peace
My sincere condolences to the DelFiorentino family. I appreciated knowing Ricky and watching him grow up with his good friends the Silvestri family. A very fine young man and I know he will be dearly missed. God Bless you all, as I know he has for Ricky.
Rest In Paradise Ricky Del Fiorentino.
Rip you will always be our hero.
A angel taken way to early rip Ricky is was a honor to know you always in my heart now a beautiful angel watching us from above.
My dear Rick I can't believe you are gone and in such a bizarre way. You were such a good friend to me when we were at the Redwood Health Club and had so many laughs. Your smile always cheered up my day. the talks we had whenever we ran into one another will never be forgotten. Even when you were down you always greeted me with a smile. I will never see that smile again but I will never forget it either. I'm sorry for your family also and I hope they will be helped with this tragedy in there lives. I know your in a good place now and I will pray for you and your family everyday
We felt so fortunate to have known you. You brought so much love and laughter to us all. Your big smile and infectious laugh will stay in our hearts forever. We love you Ricky
I do not know the words to express the loss to all the knew and loved you. I do not know the reasons why God chose to call you home. Someday all of us that know and love Jesus Christ as Lord will know all the answers. Until then, we will continue to love those that seem to be unwilling to love us back and do His work on earth. My sympathy goes out to his family and know you will be in my heart always.
My prayers go out to the family and friends and all those who knew him. He was an awesome deputy with a big heart, the fatherly type. He understood people and was always concerned helping others to change there lives. He rescued my little girl from a viscious dog a few years ago and helped me out in some domestic situations. He was such a wonderful person! I will miss him!
Thank you Ricky for your service to Fort Bragg and our community. You will truly be missed in our hometown that is heart broken.... RIP....
You all are our hero's. Please know we appreciate everything you do for us every day, Blessings to your family.
Our thoughts to the family of Ricky Del Fiorentino, wonderful man.
Don and Vicky Gustafson
RIP RICKY YOU WILL TRUELY BE MISSED THANKS FOR EVEYTHING YOU DID WE LOVE AND MISS YOU TAMMIE GARNER
What a great guy, he protected us right to the end. He is a true hero and we will miss his smile as our community grieves together during this time
I will always remember my fellow Sheriff that made undercover work a professional enjoyment. A mans man that loved kids & his community. He will be sorely missed by many! As a retired San Bernardino Co Deputy I can speak for all Sheriffs in the states you will always be Loved & remembered... MIKE
You are a true hero. May God watch over yourr family.You are going to be missed . It is going to take forever for us to recover from this. RIP Ricky.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this brave officer. He will be remembered by all who knew and loved him.
So often I'd see you and Beth at the country shelter and I knew you were both such a tremendous help to our community. So, so sad for your loss and sincerest sympathy for your family.
So sad for the family. May you enjoy your memories of Ricky and know that we all grieve with you on your loss. He was a true hero! RIP and much love to his family and all who knew him.
I still remember your big bear hugs and that wonderful smile! 'I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.' ~Philippians 1:3
I real loss for the community.... my best wishes for his family
Rest in peace Ricky you will be missed by all who knew you.
My condolences to Ricky's family and extended law enforcement family. You were what every new deputy sheriff should aspire to be. I enjoyed our talks and jokes. God truly will have a protector in heaven with you.
Our hearts go out to your family. Thank you for your service's to this community, you will not be forgotten. We will see you again, in our home far away. God bless you.
Wendy, tasha, and kid's.
RIP Ricky, a true Mendocino hero! I will always remember your contagious smile. Praying for his family, coworkers and our comunity.
Not Just a Deputy! Not.Just.an.Amazing smile. Not.just an.Amazing.laugh.....But.one of.the.most.amazing.friends and.Deputy our.community or.should.i.say...."FAMILY" has come across...fly with.the.Angels.......Never will forget:(
Rest in peace my good friend
Prayers and condolence to the
Del Fiorentino family
I am so sorry for your loss.
RIP Ricky, thoughts and prayers go out to Family, Friends and Colleagues of the fallen hero!
Thoughts and Prayers to the families of Ricky a true hero and loving man Thank You for your service and May You Rest in Peace God Bless You!
In Loving Memory of Ricky Del Fiorentino... one of the greatest men ever. We are honored to have known him and to have shared special days together. Memories will be forever cherished. Ricky will never be forgotten. Loved by so many and achingly missed. RIP Ricky. We love you.
Rest in Peace, thank you for your dedication.
Our community lost the most kind hearted magnificent teddy bear with a brillant smile! He will be truely missed in our community. RIP friend
Prayers to Beth & Kids
Our thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family. You will truly be missed RIP.
Words can't express the sorrow in our hearts. You were loved and adored by your MCSO "family" and the entire Mendocino Coast community. We honor you and your dedication to our community. We will all miss that infectious laugh & smile. Rest in peace!
There was this man of such great stature. He stood over the land to protect from fracture. His words could heal the wettest eyes and make you feel real safe and wise. We're sorry you had to go so quick, but God needs you now and we thank him for one of his top picks. Rest in Peace Ricky.
May u rest I'm peace Ricky you will always be loved an admired watch over my family until we meet again fly high prescious angel...????
Rest in peace Ricky! You were always there for my family and I when we needed you and I will NEVER forget our incident with the raccoon. You've touched so many peoples hearts in little ol' Fort Bragg and many others for that matter. Thank you for your 26 years of dedication and bravery. You'll be missed forever and my heart goes out to you and your family. We all love you.
my heart and soul goes out to rickys family you are truly missed and loved by everyone who knew him I can honestly he was an awesome person who I really enjoyed talking to and for beth and her family pleasant to be around we have known each other for a very long time RIP RICKY
May you rest in peace, our thoughts and prayers to your family.
Our little community is devastated at the loss of such a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fellow law enforcement officials. RIP Ricky ? You will be missed greatly !!
Ricky you will be missed by everyone. You were an amazing person. You have helped out so many people. You will always be remembered by our same town fort Bragg.
Rest in peace Deputy Del Fiorentino. Thank you for your service. May your family fine peace.
My heart goes out to Ricky's family, friends and anyone who knew him.
Such an amazing man! You left the world way to early! We'll all see you on the other side. Be sure to put in good words for the Fort Bragg Community. Protect them from above!
I remember when you worked with my grandpa at the PD and I mixed my Harry Potter JellyBeans with his big tub of Regular JellyBellys, and you kept getting all the gross ones. The looks on your face will never fade!
You will be missed tremendously!
My heart goes out to his family friends and everyone who knew this wonderful man.
Rest in peace Ricky! You were always there for my family and I when we needed you and I will NEVER forget our incident with the raccoon. You've touched so many peoples hearts in little ol' Fort Bragg and many others for that matter. Thank you for your dedication and bravery. You'll be missed forever and my heart goes out to you and your family. We all love you.
you were very kind and fair not only with me but with many others that I know I will miss you you were a great man
Rest in peace Ricky! I'll never forget how you were always the go to man for my family and I and of course our raccoon incident. You definitely touched man peoples lives in this little town of Fort Bragg and many others for that matter. You're a true hero Ricky and you'll be missed forever. Thank you for your dedication and bravery. My heart goes to your family.
Bless you Ricky,,, Thank you for all you have done. We know you are watching over us all still. Praying for your family.
Ricky was so special to our ER staff and Paramedics at the Hospital. I met him when I was the manager of ER-always smiling and what a joy to work with. He taught many of our classes about working together as healthcare providers and law enforcement. Ricky, you were the best! Thank you for your service to the people and God Bless your family.
Marcia and Paul Weeks, Mendocino, Ca
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ricky was a great man, he will missed by all of us.
I light this candle for you Ricky, My thoughts and prayers to your family and friends. RIP... you will forever be greatly missed.
Ricky was always smiling, a mentor to the youth, i'm missing him, Rest in Peace Ricky my friend
Our hearts are heavy over the loss of such a wonderful man. May his family and friends know how saddened and sorry we are for this devastating loss. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers.
My heart breaks for the friends and family of sheriff delfiorentino I pray they find peace in life
You leaving this world too early has put a large hole on so many hearts. This community loves you and will miss you dearly.
I didn't know Ricky,but used to live in Fort Bragg.My heart goes out to all his family and friends for their loss. RIP Ricky.
Thank you, Ricky, for your service and your sacrifice. Rest well...you've earned it. We will never forget.
My thoughts and prayers goes out to Ricky's family at this time...May time comfort their hearts and lift their spirits. You are now their guardian angel to watch over your family, have a safe journey Ricky, rest in peace....
I am so deeply saddened to hear this. Ricky was a wonderful person, and a very respectable police officer. Very big loss to my home community. My prayers are with his family. rest in peace Ricky
Ricky was a strong, courageous, huge hearted man with a contagious smile. It was an honor to know him, he will always be missed! Thank you for protecting our community, you are a Hero! Rest In Peace Big Guy.
May you rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
We are so sorry for the Del Fiorentino family and everyone up in Ft Bragg. We had just returned home after spending four days in that beautiful area. So sad.
Rest in Peace our hero. You'll be missed.
Ricky was a great sheriff and positive influence on everyone.
You are everyone's hero and you will be missed every single day. Hopefully we can all carry on your kindness and understanding with everyone you came across. You were my friend for over 25 years and I will miss you dearly, my friend. Rest in the arms of the Angels until we meet again.
As a smiling face and friend to our community, you will be missed greatly by so many. <3
REST IN PEACE TO OUR FALLEN HERO MAY YOUR SOUL SOAR FREE! MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY!!
Ricky was the consummate professional. Cheerful, kind and dedicated to his community and family. We lost a great friend, neighbor and not the least, we lost a great Police Officer. We all lost something irreplaceable yesterday, Ricky Del Fiorentino was a good man who was killed protecting us all. It's just heartbreaking.
You were a great man and an awesome coach. You will be missed! May you rest in peace Coach Ricky.
Not Just a Deputy! Or a smiling face! But a friend our community will never forget..<3
I will always remember you, my prayers go to your family and co-workers :'(
Thank you for protecting us!
Will be missed by many. Great person. Never be replaced. Feel for all of the family.
Ricky was a very welcoming former neighbor, a protector of our family, a close friend to my parents, and a brave loving man. He will forever be missed by us. I wish I could have thanked him one last time for all he has done for not only my family but the community. Heaven received a beautiful new angel. God bless.
Very sad about the loss of such a great and caring man, my prayers go out to his family and all who knew him.
RIP Ricky! Thank you for your service to our community. Prayers to your family at this very sad time!:(
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Ricky's family, friends, co-workers and everyone who had the chance to know a truly wonderful man....RIP Ricky.
I will miss you Ricky, you influenced me a lot. The world is a darker place without you in it.
You will be missed!!! A real hero
:'( The world lost a "Rare Bread of People" today... Thank you to everyone that risked their lives today and everyday to keep us safe ???
God bless Officer Del Fiorentino, his family, fellow officers, friends, and the north coast community. We are so sorry for your loss.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Ricky, but I am so sorry for the family. It is so hard to lose a family member. May he RIP and the family be comforted by all the love being shown.
Truly a very sad day and a great loss to our community….Thoughts and Prayers to all our law enforcement officers, their families, their colleagues, friends and everyone who has been touched by this senseless tragedy.
You will be missed. A true hero and beautiful soul.
As a LEO spouse, we pray each day that this moment never comes, that they return home to us safely each night. I am so deeply sorrow for your loss. May you rest in peace, sir. May God wrap is loving arms around your family and comfort them in their sorrow.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay his life down for his friends.
My son learned, from an early age, that police are pretty cool. Ricky would coach, he would come to sports when he wasn't coaching, and he'd joke and mess with the boys when he was on duty. He fostered a respect for law enforcement in young people.
Fond thoughts of Ricky when he was our neighbor so many years ago. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May you be comforted.
Heaven has a new guardian angel. Thank you for giving your life to protect our town. You made a big impact not only on me thru wrestling but the whole community. You were a great motvational coach and you always challenged us all to push ourselfs at practice. We all are mourning the lost of such a pure soul. Forever missed but never forgotten!
Heaven has an amazing man up there. He will never be forgotten, and will continued to be loved. God Bless
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice Ricky. You are the definition of hero. We pray for your family, friends and LE family during this difficult time. We will always remember your huge smile, the twinkle in your eyes and the great belly laugh.
To the man that was a friend, family and hero to us. My family and I will truly miss you Ricky and will be praying for your family. RIP our friend.
you will be greatly missed Ricky! you've touched the lives of so many in our community and words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your family! thank you for always giving me that million dollar smile!!
Dear Ricky I remember your smile and always will lots of prayers for your family
My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.
May Ricky's bereaved family be comforted in the fullness of time. We all lost a local treasure.
One amazing man with heart of gold. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.
I'm so sorry for the loss of a great guy. My heart goes out to the family for their loss.
I did not know Deputy Del Fiorentino but I have family that lives in Fort Bragg. I appreciate the work that you do to keep them and the rest of the community safe. As a fellow law enforcement officer, a loss to one is a loss to all. Rest in Peace Brother but we know you are at every officer side throughout the shift.
Fort bragg lost one of the best RIP Ricky!?
Sending much love to Ricky's family. Heaven received another angel yesterday but we are all left with heavy and broken hearts. He was a great man and will forever be in our hearts!!!
You will truly be missed Ricky. I hope your family will find some peace in this tragic time. You were such a kind and thoughtful human being with an amazing smile that lit up a room.
Taken too soon. One of the best deputies in town. Rest in peace sir you were a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family right now
Rest in peace Ricky and thank you for protecting our community and for your 26 years of service. I did not know you personally but I keep reading all these great stories, it sounds like you were truly a special person.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of Ricky. He was a very kind, gentle man and sacrificed his life in the line of duty. My heart goes out to his family with my sincere condolences and sympathy.
Thank you for protecting and risking your life for our community. You were such a great man, not one person has anything bad to say about you.
May you Rest In Peace Ricky.
My condolences to his family, I am so sorry. I will never forget this tragic event.
Ricky you and your family our in my thoughts and prayers. Our town is rattled by your unplanned and unfair death so early in life....words can not exspress the pain we all feel. Rest In Peace Ricky.... the good ones go to soon. Thank you for your service to Fort Bragg and the Mendocino County, my thoughts are with your family at this time of hurt and need.
I was so saddened to see Ricky's name in the paper. I wrestled with him at NHS back in the day and always wondered what became of him. He was such a great guy then, and it sounds like he continued to be throughout his life. What a blessing he was to this world. Praying for his family and community.
My heart goes out to this brave man and his family. He is truly a hero. Made the ultimate sacrifice to prevent more chaos in this world god bless
To a HERO,a husband,a son,a father,a brother,a uncle. And to others a good friend. You will be missed and forever in our hearts. Bless you Ricky.. Napa is proud of you. Rest now.