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June 04, 2013
To the family of Rafael Vazquez,
Heartfelt sympathy goes out to You. I pray for You to be comforted and that the Love and Remembrance of him be with You as time goes on. May the words of Jesus Christ at John 20:21 give You strength.
October 17, 2011
Thank you all for your wonderful words. Even now they still help tremendously. I love you dad and still miss you. But I know your strength still lives on in our family.
October 14, 2010
god rest your soul.....trenton nj firefighter sal m......
October 13, 2010
Rest well my fellow Firefighter.God will look after you.

Chief William L. Morris Wiimington Manor Vol. Fire Co. New Castle DE.
September 24, 2010
God Bless your family during this time. My prayers are with you all .
August 25, 2010
To the family: May the comfort from family and friends strengthen you during this difficult time, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
August 12, 2010
Estimada familia,
Siento mucho su perdida. Es por esta razón que le escribo estas palabras de ánimo. Nuestro Señor Jesucristo dijo: "No se maravillen de esto porque viene la hora en que los que están en las tumbas conmemorativas oirán su voz y saldrán," Juan 5:28,29. Que animador saber que muy pronto bajo el Reino de Dios en manos de Jesucristo podremos ver nuevamente a nuestros seres queridos aquí en la tierra hecha un paraíso. Lamentablemente no les conozco. Mi más sentido pésame vaya con ustedes.
Sinceramente,

Lynette Gonzalez-Perth Amboy,NJ
November 26, 2009
Ralphie I know you're in a better place...But I'm so sad we didn't get the chance to reconnect before you left us.My prayers and thoughts are with you and your Family.

Your Cuz,Rick
November 25, 2009
Another holiday starting without you. We miss you so much. Thought the pain would let up, I was wrong. Adrian picked your ornament for the tree this year. I miss my Bah Humbug! We miss you and will always love you, forever!
March 03, 2009
Missing you!!!
January 20, 2009
We was kids together and we miss you alot

The loverboys for life

anthonysimpson @comcast,net
July 29, 2008
ray- i miss u so much... its still not real to me that your gone... i love u and i will always remember all the good memories.... u were my other father and i truly respect u.... u will be forever missed but never forgotten!!! i love u! michelle- i love u and u are such a strong woman... i appreciate everything u have ever done for me.... thank u....
June 28, 2008
our thoughts are with you and your family ralphie will always be our hearts.
April 28, 2008
Michele & family,
I was the photog at yesterday's reveal event.

To know a man, by just meeting his family and friends ~ speaks volumes. You ALL are going to be okay. Ray created a solid foundation for you all, and will continue to bring who you need, when you need them into your lives.

With love & appreciation, Tina
April 25, 2008
We love you Ralphie........
April 09, 2008
Ray, I love you, and I will always love you, you are not with us physically, but you are with us in spirit. I miss you and wish you were here, I pray but know you're allright, and that I will see you again one day, You will be watching over your family,friends,brothers and sisters and we all miss you and always will, we will never forget you, we are fine, and you are in our hearts everyday, we are sorry that we lost you, so soon, God had a purpose for you , YOU WILL BE A GUARDIAN ANGEL, REST IN PEACE MY LOVE.

We have been so blessed to have had you in our lives. I Thank God and have faith that with time it will all make sense one day....
April 05, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to the family of ray Vazquez.Our prayers are with the family especially ur wife and children .May the lord give u the strength n serentiy u r in need of.May he guide ur every moment of the day.Always keep in mind that even thiu he fisically is not here he will forever live un ur hearts n minds.H e now has become ur each n everyones guardian angel.Dios los Bendiga y nuestros sincero pesame.En la vida aveces lo que une a la gente aun desconocida es el dolor.Tenemos un hijo,hermano y amigo que es P.B.S.O officer en Palm Beach County aun .Vivimos alli por 17 años y hace 10 nos fuimos.Todo los dias pienso en el y el peligro que corre,pero mi mayor tranquiladad es que sabemos que dios lo esta cuidando.Asi como cuido de Rafael,y cuando lo necessito junto a el lo llamo.Fortaleza, que aun el esta con ustedes, y siempre los cuidara desde el cielo.A sus hijos cumplen con sus deseos en vida que el orgullo de su padre desde el cielo lo veran.
March 27, 2008
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
March 26, 2008
I am so sorry about your husband,
my prayers are with and your family
March 25, 2008
Its still hard to believe that such a thing could happen to innocent people. Our prayers go out to Mrs Vazquez and her children.
March 25, 2008
I am sorry for your Husband Truly i am and i hope you'll make it on in life.
March 24, 2008
May God be with your family in this time of sorrow. You were a hero. Hero's don't die, they last forever.
March 23, 2008
Heartfelt prayers and blessings to your family. Thank you for the years of dedication to the community and may God bring them comfort in the wonderfull memories you made. The Bigham Family
March 21, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all in your time of sorrow. My heart goes out to your family. Psalms 27
March 21, 2008
Man oh man... Mr. Vazquez... I was good friends with your kids Shaun and Austin, and when i found out when you died my heart just sank... I couldnt believe it... I wish for the best for your family in their hard time, and that they cope through this troubled time....

R.I.P. Ray Vazquez
May you be happy wherever you are.
March 19, 2008
Your memories live on forever. Thinking of you and your children.
God be with you.
March 18, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 18, 2008
Our deepest sympathy and God's peace to you and your family .

From The Region of Waterloo EMS Staff (Ontario Canada)
March 18, 2008
May Ray's memory and love sustain you forever. You'll never be alone, because he'll always be with you.
You'll all see each other again in Heaven.
March 17, 2008
God only knows how you feel. I do want to share with you that I have prayed for you and will continue to pray for you. It sounds like you were an awesome family and that you still can be(One that Ray would not want you to give up). Even though I have never been thru a situation such as this and know how you feel I do know God is able to love you and supply ALL your needs. You have to depend on him and him alone. Yes there are people he will use and already has used to help you thru but utimately he is the one and only that you must believe in!Just think if you trust in him as your Lord and Savior and that He is the only way to heaven then you will see Ray one day again. Keep his memory alive, talk about him often ! God Bless
March 17, 2008
Wishing your family God's comfort and peace.
March 17, 2008
Michelle:
Through the pain and loss you feel
You can count on our 'support'
We'll be with you, in spirit
And in mind and heart and thought
And though it will be difficult
In the days ahead of you
Try to face the future bravely
As Ray would want you to

Love your friends at the Village of Palm Springs Land Development Department; Laura, Paulette, Bette, Iramis, Fred & Art
March 17, 2008
To the Vazquez Kids:
"So Sorry About Your Father
Although you will miss him
and long for his presence
and all of the warm family times you’ve had…
just try and remember
through all your sorrow
you have every reason to smile and be glad…
you wouldn't be feeling exceptional sadness
if you hadn’t had an exceptional dad."

Your in our thoughts and prayers. The staff at The Village of Palm Springs Land Development Department; Laura, Paulette, Bette, Iramis, Art & Fred
March 17, 2008
My sympathy to you and your family.
March 17, 2008
my love goes out to you and your love ones
March 17, 2008
Im very very sorry for his family and my heart go to them !God bless the children"s
March 17, 2008
Our prayers and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one.
May God comfort you in this terrible time of grief.
Restpectfully submitted
John and Deborah Roelandts
Oconomowoc Wisconsin
former RBPD Sgt and 911 operator
March 16, 2008
Michelle & Family, We all mourn the loss of a Brother Firefighter. Your Husband was a customer & Brother Firefighter of mine. He used to love the hero's we served him when he came into Reid's Firefighter Hero's. He actually answered a call for me one day before he made Lt. but I declined transport. He was a true Gentleman and The true meaning of a firefighter. May God Bless His Soul and Peace be with you and your family , knowing that he did his job and did it the way it should have been done. My Sincerest Condolences to you and your family.
Ray Jr. Keep The Tradition in the Family. KTF, PTB.

Sonny Schoenberger ( PBGFR- Vol. Division)
March 15, 2008
Ray was one of my partners many years ago with LifeFleet. He was my weekend partner. I remember meeting Michelle's truck at a location just so Ray could see her.. in the beginning. When you hear the stories of a kind man.. a good man.. They are so true. Michelle and kids - I would hear many times how much he loved you guys! God Bless and I am so sorry !!
March 13, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. He will be missed by all.
March 13, 2008
Your husband is a hero in the truest sense. God has blessed your family with him and now he has gone home. May your memories and love get you through this difficult time.
Peace be with you and your family.
March 13, 2008
To The Vazquez Family: I am so sorry for your loss. May GOD bless all of you during this difficult time and may all the great memories give you all comfort.Ray is an Angel watching over you now.
March 13, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the vazquez family. As a nurse in corrections, it hurts to see something so tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to all.
March 12, 2008
My sincere condolences to you and the rest of the family. He'll never be forgotten.
David H. Mele "Rat"
SLCFD
March 12, 2008
Tiffany and Michelle

I am so sorry for your loss. I know that no words could ever express what you are feeling and the sorrow that we all feel for you.
My heart and love goes out to you all.
If you ever need a helping hand or a listening ear, please let me know how I can help.

Tiffany knows my contact details.

Love and sincere condolences

Elisa
(Tiffanys Singing teacher)
March 11, 2008
I had the pleasure of knowing your Ray before "getting hired," and am so sorry he was stolen from you and your family. May you be guided through the strength and love we have to offer to our fellow brothers and sisters in their times of need.
March 11, 2008
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Vazquez family and Brothers. May God Bless You all during this tragic time.
March 11, 2008
We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you!
March 11, 2008
my thougths and prayers go out to you and your family with deepest smpathy a friend from lake park fire department
March 11, 2008
Michelle and family i do not know u or Ray,but i just wanted to let u know like so many others that my prayers are with u all during this difficult time and for u to remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.May God bless u all.
March 11, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to your family at this time of grieving.
March 11, 2008
So sorry to hear of such a great lose to your family. I pray for your family and for Ray. I know it's hard but Ray is safe in the arms of Jesus and just think one day you will all be together forever and never have to leave each other or be in any pain like you feel now. May the Lord keep you safe and forever in our prayers!!
March 11, 2008
The IRCC Fire Academy Staff and Recruits have collected funds to purchase a "tree" and brick" to be placed in Rafael "Ray" Vazquez memory at the new Public Safety Complex in Fort Pierce.
The tree and brick will be located in the Walk of Honor at the new faciltiy. Director of Fire Academy
March 11, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. It is very difficult now, but with God's help and the help of your friends, you will get through this unfortunate time in your life. God bless you and your family. Thank God for the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Firefighters. They are a great bunch of people. According to what I have heard and read, your husband was one of the greatest.
March 11, 2008
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

March 10, 2008
Michele,
My deepest sympathies to you and your boys. We have you in our prayers.
Yvonne VanderKooi Zuidema
March 10, 2008
I was very sorry to hear about my brother Ray,what a senseless tragedy.My sister Karen knew ray when he was at Lake park fire dept. I think i met him once there. Im a firefighter/ paramedic in St. Louis and just wanted to express my sympathy to you. Rest in peace Ray.
March 10, 2008
To the family of Lt. Vazquez,

My the Lord comfort and encourage you in this truly awful time of grief and loss.

Bill Garrigan St. Lucie Fire District
March 10, 2008
MY CONDOLENCES GOES TO THE VAZQUES FAMILY. I KNOW YOUR DAD WAS VERY SPECIAL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ESPECIALLY HIS BEAUTIFUL MICHELLE. KEEP YOUR HEADS UP HIGH AND TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER. HE IS LOOKING AND WATCHING OVER EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, HE WILL BE MISSED. HE WILL SAY DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND FOREVER WEEP. I AM NOT THERE; I DO NOT SLEEP. I AM A THOUSAND WINDS THAT BLOW. I AM THE DIAMOND GLINTS ON SNOW. I AM THE SUNLIGHT ON RIPENED GRAIN. I AM THE GENTLE AUTUMN'S RAIN. WHEN YOU AWAKEN IN THE MORNING'S HUSH. I AM THE SWIFT UPLIFTING RUSH. OF QUIET BIRDS IN CIRCLED FLIGHT. I AM THE SOFT STARS THAT SHINE AT NIGHT. DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND FOREVER CRY. I AM NOT THERE I DID NOT DIE. I LOVE ALL OF YOU, UNTILL WE MET AGAIN.
March 10, 2008
May his soul rest in peace.
March 10, 2008
Lord, please help this family get through this. I cannot stop thinking about how one can go on after having this happen to them. I pray that this wife and mother will find the strength within herself to take care of herself and their children. Lord, please be good to this family and make sure they are taken care of from here on out.
March 10, 2008
The Vazquez family is in our prayers. God bless you.
March 10, 2008
To Michele and family..... Our prayers are with you. The Lord will help you and your babies get through this difficult time. Hold eachother tight and rememeber all the good things he has left behind.
March 10, 2008
To Lt. Vazquez' family of home, and of our brothers in the fire service:

My prayers are with you all. I met Lt. Vazquez a few times at our station in Royal Palm Beach. He will be missed by everyone. Rest in Peace, Brother.



- Aaron

Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue
March 10, 2008
May god bless the Vazquez family. Our hearts and prayers go out to them, although I did not know Ray personnaly it sounded like he was a wonderful father and co-worker, the world will not be the same without him.
March 10, 2008
RIP BROTHER YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS
March 10, 2008
Michelle and family, I am Michael Dashosh, I was at the service to represent the IRCC Fire Academy. Ray was class leader for his class #80. I remember him well, being both from NYC. My thoughts are with you and your family. Director of the IRCC Fire Academy, Michael Dashosh.
March 10, 2008
Our prayers are with you and your family. I was Rays Instructor in recruit class. Ray was a great student and inspired all and left life time memories to all that knew him. we may not understand all things, but with God your family will be reunited one day again and I am sure Ray will continue to watch over you.
March 10, 2008
This is so very sad! My heart breaks for your family. Hold on to each other because that will help you through this tragedy.
March 10, 2008
To Lt. Vazquez's family, and co workers,
I was so sad to hear of the untimely death of Rafael Vazquez. The risk we all face as Firefighters in general are many. For this husband, father, and public servant to be taken away, is so tragic.
My heart goes out to his children,wife,and co workers. He will be remembered all across America, as a hero.
God bless.
John Barfield
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue
March 09, 2008
My sincere condolences to the Vazquez Family. I was one of Ray's instructors at I.R.C.C. Fire Academy and I remember him well. He was the Class President of Class 80 and left an impression on all of us. I am happy to say, Ray touched my life. God Bless Ray and his family.
March 09, 2008
AS we pray for this fallen hero. let us be comforted by the knowledge that he is with God.
March 09, 2008
To the Vazquez family.....
I wept when this happened to your husband and my family prays with you. May GOD'S light shine upon you and your children. After the shock and the tears just know that you are not alone. GOD Bless all of you.
Love from Marie Debrosse & family
March 09, 2008
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time.I also feel your pain.I want to take this time to thank LT. Vasquez for his service to the citizens of palm beach co. and the state of florida.My thoughts & prayers are also with all of Lt Vasquez's co workers at the palm beach co.fire resque.may god bless you all Neil Siegel Palm Beach Co. Sherriff's Office//SiegelN@Pbso.Org
March 09, 2008
What a senseless loss. I got tears in my eyes seeing the picture of your husband; smilling and full of live. May God rest his soul, and provide you and your children guidance in this difficult time. Amen.
March 09, 2008
Our prayers are with you and your family, just from watching you speak about your husband during your press conference he was a great person..

God Made Tears...
If everyday brought sunshine, and never any rain;
If all we knew was laughter,
and never any pain;
There'd be no way to soothe away the hurts of people there;
If there were never cloudy days,
and never any storms;
We'd never know the comfort of his loving arms;
For sorrow stretches out the spaces,
leaving scars within;
But making room for quiet places,
and joy to live again.
March 09, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 08, 2008
RIP Ray,
may god be with you and your family during these hard times, though we never met you are a fellow brother firefighter and will miss you as such god bless you and your family
March 08, 2008
To the whole Vazquez family, I was very sad and angry to hear what happened this past monday. God has another angel with him now, who will watch over all of you forever! I'm very sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and your family. ~ RIP Ray Vazquez ~ The Hlasnicek family
March 08, 2008
Michelle and family -
When a tragedy such as this strikes, even though we may not know you, we are affected as well. I'm so sorry what you and your family has had to endure. Just know that our hearts our with you at this time and in time, you and your children's hearts will heal as well. May Rafael be at peace.
March 08, 2008
May God bless your entire family. Although, I never knew your husband you can see he was an astonishing man whom God will welcome into his kingdom!!! You will all be together someday, and just remember he is always with you and your family when you need him most.
March 08, 2008
Dear Vazquez Family,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of a husband, father, and fellow Fire Fighter. Know in comfort that God has brought Rafael, a protector of man to sit next to him and will watch over you. May God Bless you
March 08, 2008
Michelle,

I am sorry to hear about your tragic loss. My brother told me about the shooting, and when I read the article, I was overwhelmed with sorrow. You may or may not remember me, but we used to work together at Palm Springs, It's Melvin. I want you to know that me and my family will remember you and yours in our prayers.

You both are good people. Ray is a great man. You are a strong person, always have been and always will be.

You take care of yourself and your family.
March 08, 2008
Michelle,
We are so sorry our heart aches for you and your family. Words can't express how sad we are for you. We've known you and Ray for a long time (Lifefleet). I was honored to continue to work with him at PBCFR.You and your family our in our thoughts and prayers.If you need anything at all please don't hesitate to contact us.
sream2066@yahoo.com
March 08, 2008
Dear Vazguez Family:
My heart goes out to all of you during this horrible time.
I viewed the memorial online, the part were one of boy's expressed his feelings and goal to enter the fire academy was so touching that i couldnt control my tears. Good luck on your journey with the fire department
March 08, 2008
Lost for words. God Bless you in these difficult times.
March 08, 2008
I never had the chance to meet Ray, but the news of his death has weighed heavy on my heart.

In the wake of this evil act, know that our condolences, sympathies, and prayers are with you here in Glen Allen, Virginia.

I pray with all my heart that Michele, Adrian, and everyone else may find comfort at this dark time.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that is to be revealed to us - Romans 8:18
March 08, 2008
My your memories of your husband and the father of your son be wonderful and as long as you remember him, he will always be with you and be watching over you.
God bless you both.
March 08, 2008
Ray will be missed dearly. My thoughts are with you and your family.
March 08, 2008
Michelle,
I don't know if you would remember me. But I just found out today what happened. I am in total shock and I feel a great loss, as I am sure you and your family must feel 100 fold. I have always held Ray in the highest of esteem, he was a true professional and a exlempary employee. I have so many fond memories of working with you both. I am sorry for your loss. I can tell you have a very strong support group down there, as only can be a reflection of the quality of people you and Ray are. If you need anything let me know.
Your Friend
ghopkins@lowerkiskiems.org
March 08, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless.
March 08, 2008
Ray Ray,
It's was 1999 Fire Acadamy when we met. Glad to have known you man. You will always be in my heart. Hope we'll meet up again one day. Take care bud and R.I.P. Love ya bro. Kirky
March 08, 2008
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 08, 2008
My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. Ray sounds like such a wonderful man. His life and tragic death remind each of us to hug our children every day and live the best life you can because you never know when it could be tragically taken from you.
March 08, 2008
Dear Michelle & Children of Ray,

A tragedy has befallen your family/friends as it did ours on October 27, 2007. Please know our thoughts are with you all. There are no answers but just try to believe that it will get better...although we did not know your Ray we can see he was a very special person. We have found the smallest amount of strength in family/friends and the C.O.P.S. program or NFFA in your case...For now just BE and BE kind to yourselves, our prayers are with you.

Sincerely, Debbie (domestic partner of Ofc. Lawless) and the Lawless Family
March 08, 2008
YOU & YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS...WE NOW HAVE ANOTHER ANGEL IN HEAVEN...AND HE IS WATCHING OVER U & UR FAMILY..HIS MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE IN UR HEART AND CHILDREN
March 08, 2008
Sincere condolences from the Sullivan, Maine VFD on the tragic loss of a Brother. You will be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
(formerly of Sullivan, ME VFD))
March 08, 2008
Michelle,
my prayers are with you and the children, may this help a little.
An Irish Funeral Prayer

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Everything remains as it was.
The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no sorrow in your tone.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort
Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again.

Source: derived from a sermon written by Henry Scott Holland and delivered in St. Paul's (London) on 15 May 1910, at which time the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at Westminster
March 07, 2008
May God keep you by his side and protect your children and your wife. You will not be forgotten.
March 07, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 07, 2008
Rest now my fallen brother
Lay soft your suffering back
Rest well and forever
Your memory shall not lack
Rest your tired hands
Wipe clean your weary brow
Rest with St. Florian
Your spirit now endowed
Rest here your breaking heart
We know you gave your all
Rest easy, you’ve done your part
You’ve answered your last call
Rest knowing that in god we sought
Oh lord, watch over another who just fell
Rest assured your troubled thought
As we ring the final bell.

FF/EMT
Marion County Fire-Rescue
March 07, 2008
We at Indian River County Fire Rescue, offer our prayers and love. You and Ray will remain in our hearts and family forever. God Bless.
March 07, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God bless
March 07, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
March 07, 2008
Vazquez Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May god be with you.
March 07, 2008
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
March 07, 2008
To the Vazquez family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time.

Jackie, Amanda, & Tori Ellis (Greenacres Police Dept.)
March 07, 2008
Dear Vazquez family
My prayers are with you Here is a poem to you. Its called Remember him
Remember him when flowers bloom Early in the spring Remember him on sunny days In the fun that summer brings Remember me in the fall As you walk through the leaves of gold and in the wintertime remember him in the stories that are told But most of all remember Each day right from the start he will be forever near For he live within your heart God bless you and your family I have a little girl she is 4 years old and she is her daddy's little girl I am sorry I could n't get this all in God bless you
March 07, 2008
March 07, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 07, 2008
Cry, cry and cry...
Tears are there to protect your heart.
When tears finally run dry, your heart will be calm and quiet.
Feeling clear inside,
You will be left with the transpicuous sense of being blessed with life.
So, look for beautiful things around you,
And you will find a hope, a hope to move on.
March 07, 2008
Godspeed to you, Lt.
May your family find peace
God Bless, you are in our prayers..
March 07, 2008
My Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May God bless all of you.
March 07, 2008
My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Vazquez.
March 07, 2008
Michelle,
I have never had the chance to meet you, but I know Ralph from many years ago through my Aunt and Uncle when he moved to West Palm Beach. I would babysit Little Ralph and Tiffany. I understand the pain you are going through, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all! He will be truly missed because he has touched so many lives through the short years he was with us…

When you think of him…smile
When you miss him…smile
When you need him, just look inside your heart because that’s where he will always be!
March 07, 2008
Michele and Family,
Be strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 07, 2008
God Bless you and your family....you will thrive in the future because you have each other...God is watching and caring for you!
March 07, 2008
To the family: Our Hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God be with you all at this time.
March 07, 2008
Michele and family,
What a great man!
My deepest sympathy is with all of you at this difficult time. May you find peace in your hearts again one day. My husband is also a firefighter at PBC. God Bless you!
Barb & Jim Howard
March 07, 2008
i would just like to say how sorry i am for your loss.
March 07, 2008
God Bless you and your family.
March 07, 2008
My Condolences go out to the family and friends and the brotherhood of the fire/rescue teams. This is a horrible tragedy. I am so sorry to hear of this loss. My fiance' is a Lt. on the volunteer fire dept. hoping to go further with his career. His heart breaks when he sees firefighters' deaths' throughout the world whether its from the line of duty or something else. It doesnt matter, firefighters have a brotherhood. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this fallen hero.
March 07, 2008
Our family prays for your family during this absolute horrible time. We thank you for your husband's, father's, and son's dedication to not only this state but his country as a firefighter.
March 07, 2008
Even though I dont know you, my heart breaks for you and your family, especially for your 4 year old son. While I cant imagine how you must feel right now I can somewhat relate to Ray's kids. My father passed when I was 17 and my world shattered, I am now in my thirties and I can still feel the pain even though it is true that time heals somewhat. I now have a family of my own. I have a 2 year old son that like yours adores and is very close to his father.. I just wanted you to know that your situation made me appreciate my husband more as a father as well as a husband. I must say that you are truly an admirable woman and mother. My thoughts and prayers will forever be with you and your children.
Rest In Peace RAY...
XOXO
March 07, 2008
To the family Of Ray Vazquez,

My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband/father. To the children I can only say I feel your pain, for the greatest pain/void is the loss of a parent...be strong for each another, as your dad would want you to be.

To Michele: Remember, our Lord is carrying you through this most difficult time of your lfe. I have been praying for your entire family, from the moment I heard of the horrific act.

May God bless and comfort you at this tme, and may the memories of your beloved Ray forever live in your heart.

Sincerely,

Lydia D. Rodriguez
March 07, 2008
To the family of Rafael Ray Vazques my prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God be with your family in these sad times.
March 07, 2008
Your family are in our thoughts in prayers, you will forever have a gaurdian angel protecting your family. God bless!
March 07, 2008
My deepest sympathy go out to you and your family. No words can ever compensate the loss but we know time will heal all of you Sincerely....the Rivera and Martinez family
March 07, 2008
As a Police Officer, I understand the risk that emergency services workers take. I understand that the perils of the job, a fire or a gun, are never far away. We, as a family, accept this. This tragic loss I will never accept or understand. God speed Lt.
March 07, 2008
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

May God Bless You And Your Familiy
March 07, 2008
Do not cry my child, for i am right here. Do not suffer my child, for i am rejoicing among the angels who watch over you.

My deepest condolence to your beautiful family.
March 07, 2008
My prayers go out to your family Michele! I lost my father 4 years ago, I can't express how sorry I am for what this person did to your best friend! Just know that everyone else is here for you to keep your spirits high! Hang in there, for the children.!
March 07, 2008
CHILDREN OF RAY IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..AND TRUST ME JR. YOUR DAD IS ALREADY PROUD OF YOU!!! AND TIFFANY I FEEL YOUR PAIN JUST BY SEEING YOU IN THE PICTURES I TOO AM A DADDYS GIRL AND I COULDNT IMAGINE WHAT YOUR GOING THROUGH.. BUT JUST KEEP PUSHING THROUGH IT WILL GET EASIER. HE ALWAYS WILL WATCH OVER YOU. GOD BLESS YOU
March 07, 2008
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

ERIC JONES COCONUT CREEK FLORIDA
March 07, 2008
It is always sad to lose one of your own!! Our hearts go out to Brother Lt.Vazquez and his family. GOD SPEED BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 07, 2008
vAZQUEZ FAMILY,

MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU, I CANT EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE THE PAIN YOUR FEELING. JUST KNOW THAT ALTHOUGH IT HURTS IT WILL GET BETTER WITH TIME AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ALL OF YOU. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.
March 07, 2008
With Deepest Sympathy's from the Meadows Family of Delray Beach, Our prayers are with you.
March 07, 2008
To the Vazquez Family. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. From stories of co-workers it would have been a blessing and honor to have known Ray. I'm so sorry. God bless you.
March 07, 2008
What a beautiful memorial serivice. You are such a strong woman, I would not be able to hold up like you did at the press conference, my husband is also in public service. and I would not be able to be as strong as you. God bless you and your family, you have a very beautiful family, may you stay strong and keep your faith alive. From a PBSO family.
March 07, 2008
We want to express our sorry for the lost of your husband. Many people will say they understand but they can't. They may say the wrong things, but it is only because they don't really know what to say or how to fix it. My heart aches for you. Nothing will make this better, no words can heal your pain. Just know that others are there for you. Let them help you, because helping you helps them heal.

You and your family are in our thoughts.

Retired BBPD Sgt. D. Burns & Family
March 07, 2008
What a tragic loss. May God guide you through your time of sorrow. May the wonderful memories of Rafael last forever. From all I've read he touched a lot of lives just doing his job and being good at what he did. His legacy should make you proud to have been his family and friends. God has another angel to help him watch over you all. Bless you!
March 07, 2008
Vazquez Family:

Our loving and good vibrations are with you, may God guide your loving hearts to the light, he is missed by his community, may the healing process start immediately and God heals your hearts, one by one.
All the Best
Eldrys Siam-Eck
March 07, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss, Your family has a very special Angel in Heaven. May God watch over all of you and he will..........

Lisa ( PBG,FL
March 07, 2008
Mrs. Vazquez, I saw you on the news today and my heart was just breaking for you and your family, you will be blessed. We don't have answeres for why these horrible things happen. I pray for you and your family, in hopes that you can be a comfort, and stay close to each other in the days to come.
March 07, 2008
As I stood outside Walgreens on Military and Lantana Road with my two younger children at 9:15 am on Friday, 3/7/08 we heard sirens and motorcycle cops with lights and sirens, we had no idea what was going on. I looked and saw it was for Ray. I must tell you it sent chills up and down my body and all I could do was pray for you and the children because I knew what was going to happen from that moment. It was almost time for services and memorial. I saw many Palm Springs Police cars..and I knew because I knew you work for them. My 5 year old asked what was going on so inocently, it made me so sad to tell her. I cannot tell you enough how sorry we are for your loss. Just please stay strong for you and the kids.. I was told early this year when I was at a funeral.. this is not "Goodbye".. it is "I will see you later". It made sense to me.. I hope it makes sense to you. Our Condolences.
March 07, 2008
Michele and Vazquez family,
My deepest sympathy go out to you and your family. I've had the pleasures of knowing Ray and you through Little League behind the "Y". I am so sorry for what has happened. I work with Hospice of Palm Beach now as a registered nurse, you and your family are in our prayers everyday.
March 07, 2008
My deepest sympathy in your time of great loss. So senseless.......
March 07, 2008
I pray that your husband Rafael is receiving his "Treasures stored in Heaven" since he had to leave his family way too soon. May God bring your family Peace sooner than you feel is possible.
March 07, 2008
Michelle- We have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Ray was great to work with. He will be missed but never forgotten!
March 07, 2008
My uncle is a firefighter/paramedic and I have to say I look up to him the most as I'm sure Lt Vazquez' children do him. I can not begin to express the sorrow I feel for your family. Just know that everyone in this world admires the brave firefighters and members of law enforcement who risk there lives to make our world a safer place. Ray Vazquez and his family will be honored and remembered forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Always....God Bless..
March 07, 2008
May you rest in peace and may God bless you and your family. My prayers are with you and your family. Officer David Cooper, Tequesta Police Department
March 07, 2008
To the Vazquez family,

What a senseless tragedy that has befallen your family. I am so truely sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time.

Sincerely,

Lori Burke
March 07, 2008
I have four-year-old boy too, who worships his Daddy. My heart aches for your loss. May God wrap His arms around your family.
March 07, 2008
Dear Ms. Vazquez
Losing one's husband can cause a loneliness unlike andy other, but having your children near will help ease the difficulty of the days ahead.
With your fortitude and courage I am sure you will adjust to new situation. I know you are grateful for the many happy years you shared with "Ray".
God Bless you and children

Love
March 07, 2008
Michelle, one thing I forgot to add in my previous message to you.
A firefighters greatest goal and achievement is having earned the trust, friendship, brotherly love and respect of his fellow firefighters. I feel you can be proud and rest assured that Ray earned this hands down. There is no doubt in my mind that when Ray finished his journey, he was met with open arms by thousands of firefighters who went before him.
Rest in peace brother.
March 07, 2008
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May your memories keep you strong and bring you comfort.
The Sinanan Family.
March 07, 2008
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. Michelle and family, may you have peace in the days and weeks to come. Our prayers are with you.
March 07, 2008
March 07, 2008
Words cannot even begin to express the way this tragedy has moved me. I lived in WPB for a long time and i feel that this is too familiar too me. Nothing anyone says will ease the pain but in time all these precious words will bring comfort. God will bring peace to your heart as well as comfort. You will be in my prayers.
March 07, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God hold you in his arms during this time.
March 07, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. And just remember the family of Firefighters you gained, who will be there for you whenever and wherever you need them.

Ft. Lauderdale FF
March 07, 2008
IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.JUST TO SEE THE PICTURES OF YOUR FAMILY .YOU COULD SEE WHAT A WONDERFUL MAN . IDONT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY .IM SAD FOR YOUR FAMILY.I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY.GOD BLESS YOU
March 07, 2008
My prayers are with the family.. My daughter is a fire fighter paramedic and she knew Ray. She said he was the most sweetest firefighter ever... and always talked about his family and kids. May he rest in peace
March 07, 2008
our deepest sympathy we are from florida living in montreal ....so sorry for your loss...may god be with your family during this difficult time...
March 07, 2008
Dear Michelle,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband, my prayers are with you and your family. May god bless you thru the roughest of times.

and when it rains and you see a rainbow, that is "ray" smiling down to you and your children. He is with you and your children in "spirit"

I'm so so sorry.
March 07, 2008
Michelle and children,
I cannot imagine how hard this must be, but I am praying for each of you every moment I can, may God give you all strength, comfort and peace, the kind that only God can give you in the worst times. Try to read the bible, God can talk to you through it.
March 07, 2008
We as a community shared your pain and keep you in our prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. You are not alone. God bless you and your family.
March 07, 2008
With my deepest sympathy, love and prayers!
March 07, 2008
Michele,

This is Steve Karlecke, I hope you remember me from our academy days. I know I was the cause of a few extra push-ups for us, but I thought highly of you as my 94. You toughed it out over not only physical obstacles, but emotional and financial as well. I am sure in time you will overcome this as well, though never completely and never fully as should be as this is the worst a spouse could endur. I cannot convey to you the sorrow I have for you. You are certainly tougher than I would be at this time in your life. When I heard about the incident, I imagined what it would be like if I had lost my wife like you lost Rafael. I did not know it was you until today when I saw your photo on the news. I was stunned that this happened so close to home. Though you and I lost contact after graduation, I wanted to at least contact you and convey to you my best of wishes in the most trying of times. My heart goes out to you, I really do mean that. You overcame great hardship in the!
academy and in the end, all of us thought highly of you and gave you the help we could at the end. Though trivial in comparison to what has just happened, I know you will get through this as well. Take care and again, I wish you the best.

Steve Karlecke
sdkar@bellsouth.net
March 07, 2008
My thought and prayers are with you and your family.
Wendy Fine
(origionally from Palm Springs)
March 07, 2008
we are so deeply sorry about your loss. No words can ever compensate the loss but we know time will heal
all of you Sincerely The Mackey Family
March 07, 2008
With my deepest sympathy, love and prayers!
March 07, 2008
Our thoughts and Prayers are with your family....GOD BLESS!!
March 07, 2008
May God be with you and your family at this time.
March 07, 2008
Dear Vazquez family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. We have never met, but you are our family.And there are thousands of us out there who are grieving with you.
There are thousands of us who are praying for you and your dear husband and father and will continue to do so.
When you are alone with your grief, please know that we are there with you. We as a community share your loss.
March 07, 2008
Michelle and The Vasquez Family, I am Tiffany Page's sister and I just wanted to say my prayers go out to you and your family.
March 07, 2008
Michelle, I am a Driver/Operator with PBCFR at station 43. I am sorry that I don't remember if I ever had the honor of working with Ray. I have worked with so many fine people over the last 23 years it's hard to remember everyone. If not, than that is a pleasure I will never know. My wife works with you at Palm Springs as a police officer, and I remember meeting you several years ago at the city's annual XMas party. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You are a strong woman. May God be with you and yours. I am so sorry.
March 07, 2008
To the family of Rafael Vazquez,

I work for Wendy's in N.C. and my store is so sorry about your loss. I know with God by your side, you will make it. May God give you strength and peace! May God bless you and keep you!! Keeping yo uin my thoughts and prayers!
March 07, 2008
To the Vazquez family -

I quote singer songwriter Gary Allan . . .

"Life is not always beautiful . . . but it is . . . a beautiful ride."

My sincerest condolences.

FF/ Paramedic
March 07, 2008
Michelle and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. The death of Ray was so tragic and I can not even imagine what you must be going through. My prayers are with you and your family.
March 07, 2008
Shining lights of humanity like your husband are never extinguished. Hate and rage can never dim the life and heart that was Ray. Michelle, time is meant to pass and to help the healing...at this difficult time know that your pain is felt by many who like you struggle to understand the randomness of life.
March 07, 2008
Our prayer go out for Rafael's family, friends & co-workers. God give you strength, peace & comfort you in this hard time. Let his legacy live on in your lives.
With love,
March 07, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
March 07, 2008
I visit Palm Springs area annually and know this area well. I am SO sorry for the Vasquez family and pray that Our Lord will give this family the peace and comfort that only He can impart. If I was there I would be out front on Kirk Road to watch the procession to Memory Gardens.
March 07, 2008
Dear Michelle and children,

Words are inadequate to express my sorrow over the loss of your husband/Dad. Truly this tragedy makes no sense. The only thing to do is what scripture says: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Only God knows the why!

Though I don't know you, I know your Dad, Will Smith. He has worked for my ex-husband for about 20 years and we attend Christ Fellowship also.

I pray God will bring you the peace that passes all understanding and comfort you in a way that only He is able.

You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers.

In Christ,
Debbie
March 07, 2008
The Vasquez Family
With our deepest sympathy our prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss. May god guide you through these moments. God bless you and your family.
March 07, 2008
Michelle.I am sorry for your lose.My God be with you and your children thought this time.My God Bless you and keep you.If you need any thing Please fell free to call me.At 561-201-8337
March 07, 2008
To the family of Rafael Vazquez, our deepest sympathy to your family at this time. It is such a tragedy that such a good man is taken from this world so violently. God bless you all.,you will be in our hearts and prayers.
March 07, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. Just remember that eventhow we never met you will always be in our prayers. God will give you strength to continue, and most importat your loving husband will always be there taking care of you from heaven.
March 07, 2008
Michele its me Robert I know I haven't stayed in touch with you and I'm so sorry!! I'm so sorry for your loss and i pray everyday for u ur kids ur family and Ray's family. I left you a letter on Tuesday at your office I know things are crazy right now so I know you probably wont get it for a while but its there. Call me when u get a chance I want you to know I'm there for you just like you were there for me when I needed u. Once again I'm so sorry !!!
March 07, 2008
Hi Michelle (Ryba) Vasquez. I worked with you in the ER at JFK. I did not recognize your photo in the paper but I knew you from being on t.v. yesterday. Your composure for the television segment on your husband was so admirable. You said all the right words and I don't know how you kept your composure. I remember you were Tescha's cousin (I worked with Tescha at Palm Beach Regional) and I remember when you told us you were leaving to go to the Palm Springs Police force and we were worried about you being safe as an officer. I pray that you keep safe in your line of work. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Ray from AMR. I pray that you and your children will always be watched over by the guardian angels. You are an amazing lady. Sincerely, Carol Hassell (registered nurse/JFK)
March 07, 2008
We lost a good one today, I know what it is like to lose a father at a young age. You will get through it Michelle and so will your children. People really do never fail to amaze me, goodness does come out of bad things. More people are with you than you can imagine, we don't forget. (We promise!) God bless you and your family and friends.

The Janzens.
March 07, 2008
To the family and wife of Ray:

My heart goes out to you. Stay strong and remember that he loved all of you and will guide you through difficult times. I cannot imagine going through this and I know this would be very difficult. Stay close to all of his "brothers", they will help you in every way. Fireman are one of a kind and you were blessed to have one in your life. Good luck to you and God Bless you.
March 07, 2008
On behalf of my entire fire department and the many other fire service professionals throughout the country, we offer our thoughts and prayers to your family and friends during this time of grief and healing. As mentioned, it will take a long time but please take comfort in knowing that special people serve the public and Lt. Vazquez has served well and will be missed by his fellow fire service family.

Fire Marshal, Paul Dove
Coldwater Michigan, Fire Department
March 07, 2008
To Michelle, and your family. My family, and I would like to send our deepest sympathy to you, it is a time of lost that certainly hits home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Neal and Liliana LaFond Sr
Gen.Mgr. Congress Storage
March 07, 2008
Please accept our deepest sympathies. I am so sorry you and your family have to go through this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
March 07, 2008
Michelle and family,
No one else can lift away the grief you're going though,but you're not by yourself were here to help you anyway that we can.we're only a phone call away.
Love,
March 07, 2008
Dear Michele and family,
Our hearts go out to you and our prayers are for your strength and support. Mary and I remember you so well from elementary school and on. The days of our teaching math and English have given way to your incredible strength and witness. You have become the teacher for this community and we commend you for your witness and insight.
Love very much,
Stu and Mary Greydanus
March 07, 2008
As an Australian Firefighter, it always saddens me to hear of any LODD's around the world. However the death of a member who had absoloutly no chance of changing the outcome, is truly tragic.. - This cowardly attack shows how dangerous the job can really be. Rest in Peace brother Rafael..
March 07, 2008
im so sorry for your lose
March 07, 2008
My family's thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
March 06, 2008
MICHELLE AND FAMILY
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR YOU AND YOU FAMILY. I KNOW YOU AND RAY FROM THE BANK. I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW DEEPLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOOD BLESS YOU.
March 06, 2008
Michele, my heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry for your loss. At times like this I wish we could go back to those good & simple days at Lake Worth Christian School. Your press conference showed your strength and character, especially reaching out to those with depression. I'm glad you have such a good support network, and PBCFR is the best of the best. You and your family will be in our prayers.
March 06, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your father and husband is a hero!


Katie Peacock
March 06, 2008
I only met Ralphy once. Unfortunatly, it was at the hospital when his grandmother was sick. I was walking down the hall to her room and all I could hear was laughter. You would think a party was going on in there. When I walked in and asked what was all the comotion about, everyone cheerfully replied, "COUSIN RALPHY IS HERE!" I remember his wonderful smile and how he was able to light up an entire room even in a hard situation. I feel like I got to know him very well through his cousin Marlene. They talked almost every day, and every day she would say and still says how wonderful and generous he is. For some reason that memeory has always stayed with me and I would never forget Ralphy's smile and how he lit up that room that day. I just wanted to share that memory.
March 06, 2008
I thank God for men like your husband, women like you and the families you create. God Bless you all.
March 06, 2008
Michelle I was so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words to express what I am feeling for you and your family. You are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers. The courage and strength that you have shown is an inspiration to us all.
March 06, 2008
I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Vazquez but I can tell he was a loved and cherished man. As an angel here on earth, so shall he be in Heaven. May the memories held deep within your hearts, help to soothe your spirits at this difficult time. Your family will forever be in my prayers....
March 06, 2008
We need not ever walk alone in our grief. God is still with us, even in times of mourning. "For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.' So we may boldly say: The LORD is my helper; I will not fear" (Hebrews 13:5-6).
March 06, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very tragic time. May your wonderful memories of Ray bring you comfort and peace.
March 06, 2008
To the family of Lt. Vazques. Our deepest sympathy to you all, we are so sorry for your loss.
March 06, 2008
Our prayers and our sympathies are with you now and as long as you need them- Family of Karen Lythgoe- Jack and Diane Jordan ,Kingsland Texas
March 06, 2008
Cpl. Vasquez,

I was floored when we I heared about this tragedy. If there is anything that I can do to help, I'm only a phone call away. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope that we, all the Officers of LCSPD, can help you in any way that you need.

Rest in Peace LT. Vasquez, we have the handle on things down here.
March 06, 2008
God bless Brother Ray, may you R.I.P, our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
March 06, 2008
my deepest condolences to you and your family. i can only smypathies with how you feel
March 06, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 06, 2008
Michele and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear about your lost. I can't even imagine what it would be like without my dad. Michele I KNOW your STRONG and I KNOW you'll be STRONG for your family. May your memories fill your heart with joy. If you need anything or just need talk please call me!!! I'm here for you like you were for me!!
March 06, 2008
My Prayers are with the families.

GOD Bless
March 06, 2008
March 06, 2008
Our Prayers are with you and your Family. Stay Strong and God Bless you.
March 06, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you, it seems like it was yesterday that Rafael was calling me about his schedule at (AMR), he was always such a pleasure to work with.
March 06, 2008
Mrs. Vazquez, May God Bless you and your children at this difficult time. My heart goes out to you, I cannot even imagine. You will get thru this knowing the man your husband was. One day at a time. Let people help you.
March 06, 2008
I hope your wonderful memories of your husband will bring you comfort in this most difficult time. You and your children are in my thoughts.
March 06, 2008
Im so sorry for your lose,my heart and prays go out to you and your family god bless you.
March 06, 2008
MAY GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME & ALWAYS. RIGHT NOW THINGS ARE SO HARD, BUT AS TIME GOES ON IT GETS EASIER. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOUR GREAT TIMES TOGETHER.
March 06, 2008
My condolences are with you and your children. I don't know you but i could see in Rafael's eyes that he was a loving man and great father.
I'm sure that he will watch over you always.
March 06, 2008
My deepest sympathy to this lovely family who did not deserve such a tragedy. My prayers go out to this young widow and her children.May God bless you with the grace and strength to go on.
March 06, 2008
I am so sorry for the loss you and your family have experienced. My fiance' is an emt, and I know exactly the kind of sacrifices the wives go through, never knowing if they will be injured or even killed. I can't tell you how much it hurt me to read about your husband's death.
March 06, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I never met you but my heart goes out to you and your family . This was a very sad thing to happen to such a good person. Ray is blessed for all the good things he has done in his life. Saving people and caring about others. So sorry about your loss..
March 06, 2008
Michele, Police Officers consider Fire Fighters as sisters and brothers who share an awesome responsibility of serving and protecting the public. Today, we all grieve over the senseless loss of our brother Ray but your large, extended family will always be there to pray for you, to lift you up and to help take care of you and your children. God bless you.
March 06, 2008
may you r.i.p rafael you are a hero thank you for your service to palm beach county
March 06, 2008
Michelle and Family,

I think back to the days of the academy and remember you talking about this wonderful man you were marrying. I can not even begin to understand what you must be going through. Please know you and the kids are in my prayers. Should you ever need anything please contact me. 561 704 0719 or korbd@pbso.org.

Donna Humbard Korb
March 06, 2008
Michele,
It has been a long time since we have talked, but I haven't stopped thinking about you this week. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Kristen & I will be in touch next week ,when things calm down. We all love you!
March 06, 2008
Please accept our deepest sympathies. My husband was in that resturant that day and I am so sorry you and your family have to go through this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
March 06, 2008
Michelle: I remember the day you were hired at Palm Springs, I remember the day you finished FTO, I remember when you introduced me to Ray....it is these, the best of times, that I'll remember. You're the strongest person I know.....I shouldn't be surprised at all.
I watched the press conference on-line and you mentioned you read these posts.....I had to write.
You're one of the few people at Palm Springs that I miss!! Keep your chin up! Sal has my contact information if you'd like it.
Kim and I offer our deepest condolences and sympathy.....please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do.

Good bless....

John Matthews-Retired ID 125
March 06, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 06, 2008
We offer our deepest condolences to you & your family. We are so very sorry
March 06, 2008
Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 06, 2008
May God Almighty eternally embrace your spirit and give your family the strength to get through this difficult time. Our hearts & prayers are with you now and in the future.
March 06, 2008
as an aunt of a bso paramedic/ firefighter i can onlygive you my deepest sympathy for your very tragic loss to you and the children. he is sitting at gods right hand if i may take the liberty to say this to you and the children. may god bless and keep you always . i wish i knew what to say to you and the children but i do not i can only say from what i have read and seen on the news your beloved husband was truly a special person and i thank him for his service to the community as a firefighter no one can take his place may god keep you and bless you at all times.
March 06, 2008
My prayers to the family,he is an angel now
March 06, 2008
Nuestras mas sinceras condolencias a la Familia Vazquez. Jehová Dios les dara la resignacion y el aguante que necesitan, para que puedan seguir adelante 1Cor. 10:13. Isa.25:8
March 06, 2008
To Ray's family,
I am so sorry for your loss, words cannot begin to explain what you are going thru...I knew Ray thru friends/co-workers at Lifefleet/AMR when I worked there. Even though its been years since any contact with my fellow co-workers, this news of him being taken from your lives is so tragic. May you find the strength to lean on one another, and continue loving each other to get thru this difficult time until you are all reunited one day...you are in my thoughts and prayers...
March 06, 2008
May you find strength during these hard times. My heart goes out to all who are hurting for Mr. Vazquez. We all have you in our prayers. God Bless!
March 06, 2008
MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOUR FAMILY. KNOW THAT YOUR HUSBAND WAS A REAL SPECIAL PERSON TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTY. I WILL SAY ALOT OF PRAYERS FOR YOU. MY FAMILY IN MAINE SEND THEIR PRAYERS YOUR WAY ALSO.
March 06, 2008
DEAR MICHELLE & CHILDREN YOUR HUSBAND AND DADDYS LOVE WAS SO STRONG!!!!! YOU WILL FEEL HIS PRESENCE BECAUSE HE IS RIGHT THERE BESIDE YOU, WE ALL HAVE A TRUE HERO AND GUARDIAN ANGEL LOOKING OVER ALL OF US HOW LUCKY WE ARE. KEVIN & MARIE FOREST LAKES
March 06, 2008
May God Bless you and keep you strong. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 06, 2008
"The heart of a good man will always rest gently in the hand of God". My deepest sympathy to you and your children. As the Mother of a Police Officer and also the Village Clerk for Palm Springs, I know you have a wonderful "family" of fellow officers who will see you through this time and into the future. Know that you are in our prayers every day. May God watch over you and your children.
March 06, 2008
God bless you, I wish we could be with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers,
March 06, 2008
My heart goes out to you. I would pray for the ones left behind because they have the pain now. I have never met any of you, but I feel along with you as I write this. My love and wishes for those Ray left behind.
March 06, 2008
May God bring you comfort and blessings during this time of sorrow. May all Ray's family remember the good times and know he is now with God. So sorry for your loss.
March 06, 2008
Father we entrust our brother Rafael to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Rafael in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
March 06, 2008
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND THE FAMILY,TE ACOMPANAMOS LOS SENTIMIENTOS,
March 06, 2008
DEAR MICHELE & CHILDREN YOUR HUSBAND AND DADDYS LOVE WAS SO STRONG!!!!! YOU WILL FEEL HIS PRESENCE EVERYDAY AS HE IS RIGHT THERE BESIDES YOU.WE HAVE A TRUE HERO AND A GUARDIAN ANGEL LOOKING OVER ALL OF US HOW LUCKY WE ALL ARE TO HAVE KNOWN SUCH A WONDERFUL MAN OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY KEVIN & MARIE FOREST LAKES
March 06, 2008
I LOVE YOU RED! I am so sorry for what has happened and I wish I was there to give you a BIG hug!
Love,
Your baby cousin in Colorado...wishing I was back home in Florida.
March 06, 2008
Although I cannot feel the pain you are feeling, I am deeply touched by this horrible tragedy more for the fact that I too, have five children. You hear of things all the time, but this really hit me. I cannot imagine how this could happen. I want you to know that even though you do not know me, I support you in my prayers and I know God will give you the strength to cope. My deepest blessings and sympathy are with you and your children.
March 06, 2008
May God bless you and your family in such a hard moment...We'll be praying for you.
March 06, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 06, 2008
WE DO NOT KNOW YOU, BUT OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES. THIS IS NOT THE SOCIETY WE WANT.
March 06, 2008
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!! I WORK NEXT DOOR TO WENDYS IN FAST PAY DAY LOANS AND WHEN I GOT TO WORK THAT DAY I NEVER THOUGHT SUCH A THING WOULD HAPPEN! IT MADE ME REALIZE LIFE IS VERY PRECIOUS AND I WILL NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE AGIAN WITH OUT TELLING MY DAUGHTER HOW MUCH I LOVE HER!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY I PRAY FOR THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO HELP YOU THROUGH THIS TOUGH TIME
March 06, 2008
I can't even imagine what your family has been going through. I never knew you, but some how I feel close to you and your family. God Bless all of you. God needs to take good people away sometimes, to give ordinary people Angels.

Sorry for you very tragic loss.
March 06, 2008
God Bless you and your family and may the wonderful memories of your husband and dad be in you hearts forever.
March 06, 2008
May the lord shower you with strength and courage. The whole thing is senceless.
bless you and your family.
March 06, 2008
A loss is hard to fathom but be assured that thousands are praying for you and your family. Assurance can always be found in God. This too shall pass. Be encouraged, God love you.
March 06, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 06, 2008
OMG, I cannot believe this unbelievable tragedy. Ray was an awesome guy! My deepest sympathy to Michelle and their children. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ray, rest in peace my brother.
March 06, 2008
May god be with you at this time,and LT Vazguez thank you for your dedicated service to the community. Rest In Peace
March 06, 2008
Mrs. Vazquez,
The strength you show in the face of this tragedy is an inspiration to mothers and wives everywhere. I haven't stopped thinking about your family this week, and I will continue to keep you in my thoughts. Stay strong for your babies. Ray is watching over all of you and I'm sure he is casting his 'infectious smile'.
March 06, 2008
It is ashame when someone who saves peoples lives is taken away in such an unfair way. My prayers are with you and your family. As a family you couldn't ask for a better guardian angel.
March 06, 2008
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwelmed:lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
March 06, 2008
My condolences to the Vazquez Family,
May God give you the strength to persevere in the difficult times ahead. Your family will always be in my prayers
March 06, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 06, 2008
The lost of a loved one is very difficult, but the love and memories that you all shared will last an eternity. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
March 06, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the Vazquez family. May the lord help you go through this very difficult time.
March 06, 2008
To Michele Vazquez my thoughts and prayers are with you.My family has been praying for you and your kids.To let you know your inner strength will help you,as well as God is watching over you.As long as your surrounded by family and friends,you'll get through it with their love.
March 06, 2008
God bless your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you are able to focus on how your husband/father lived rather than how he tragically passed. May your memories remind you of his love daily.
March 06, 2008
This is very sad i lost my dad and im only 14 i feel very badly for his kids god bless them
March 06, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 06, 2008
You do not know me. I lost my husband 5 weeks ago suddenly to a heart attack. Although my situation is different we too are young. I cannot say things get better. Your life will be different now. You were blessed to have a beautiful marriage - the same thing I have been told although it does not make it easier. God bless you, your children and family.
March 06, 2008
Thank you for yor service here on earth, and thank you for what you are about to do for us from the heavens above. You shall help God watch over us all, especially your family who misses you so much right now. So abruptly taken and yet without good reason, but God's plan for us all is clearly here. Our condolences to your family, your wife, your kids, your siblings, and your parents foremost, and may God bless them and care for them for now until once again we shall all be together in paradise.
March 06, 2008
Thoughts & prayers to all. Peace be with you!
March 06, 2008
I am so so sorryyyyyyy
March 06, 2008
I'm sorry about your loss. I pray the angels watched over you and your children.
March 06, 2008
Although we are strangers, my heart hurts for the Vazquez family.

God bless this lost hero and the ones he left behind.
March 06, 2008
Please accept my deepest sympathy. I lost my husband last November and I know the pain that you are feeling. My best wishes to all of you.
March 06, 2008
Rjay, Tiffany and the rest of your family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many prayers have been said for you all and if you hold your heads up and you'll make it just fine.
Take care of yourselves.
March 06, 2008
We offer our sincere condolences to not only Lt. Vazquez' wife and children, but also his brothers/sisters in the fire service. May you be comforted in your time of sorrow. Our thought & prayers are with you. Rest well brother!
March 06, 2008
MAY YOU FIND PEACE KNOWING HE'S WATCHING OVER YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU. GOD BLESS AND TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME.
March 06, 2008
My deepest condolences to your family.
May God bless your family & take care of them through this time of need.
March 06, 2008
Our prayers are with you and the children during this sad time in your lives. I hope you can be comforted by knowing that he would want you to be happy. He will live on in your heart.
March 06, 2008
Warmest thoughts and deepest sympathy.
March 06, 2008
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFCULT TIME. JUST REMEMBER GOD IS YOUR STRENGTH.
March 06, 2008
my heart goes out for the vazquez family.i will be praying for you.you are in my heart and thoughts.
March 06, 2008
My thoughts and prayers our with you and your family as you go through this difficult times. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Also, from the class of 88' (LWCS).
March 06, 2008
God Bless you!! It is so said to know that your children are without their father. May god bless you and give your family the strength to cope with their daddy's death. I am deeply saddend by this as I am a father of three and could never imagine not being able to see my kids.
March 06, 2008
My heart goes out to the Vazquez family.
You will be in my thoughts & prayers.
May God be with you during this difficult time.
March 06, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 06, 2008
To The Vasquez Family: I did not know Lt. Vasquez but my heart aches to see and here about this tradgedy. My heart goes to all the family and I am so sorry for your loss. It is unbelievable what this world has become. I lost my father in 1997 when he got shot and my brother in 2000 in a car accident. I know exactly what you all are going through. I wish I could say more but just to think of this tragic makes me want to cry. Take Care and sorry for your loss.
March 06, 2008
To the Vazquez family, I would like you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Also know that Jesus LOVES you very much. God bless.
March 06, 2008
MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE STRENGH YOU NEED TO DURING THIS TIME. I'LL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS.
Peter Cuadra
March 06, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
March 06, 2008
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
March 06, 2008
Rest in Peace, Brother

Raphael Dunne
Firefighter
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services
March 06, 2008
i did not know you, but you will be missed and my heart goes out to you and your family , may you rest in peace, and watch over us always. you are a hero...thank you.
March 06, 2008
THINKING OF YOU BROTHER, CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY,GOD BLESS.......
March 06, 2008
The thoughts and prayers of your brother and sister firefighters at Skyline Fire Dept. Denver Colorado are with you and your son. Our sincere condolences.
March 06, 2008
To the Family and friends of Lt. Vazquez: We would like to offer our love and prayers to you during this most difficult time. We pray that the light of God's peace, and love, will invade even your darkest moments. He is with you. He will never leave or forsake you.

D/S C. David Gay and family
P.B.S.O. West Palm Beach, FL
March 06, 2008
You are missed. We will never forget you.
March 06, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 06, 2008
To the Vazquez family,
My heart aches for your tragic loss.
On Feb 16th I lost my mother & I share in your pain.Though mine was a sudden & unexpected loss I can not imagine the pain & even anger that you must be feeling.There is a quote that I try to hold onto when I feel like I am going to go crazy from the loss.
"DO REMEMBER - to forget anger, worry and regret. Love while you have love to give. Live while you you have life to live."
These words I focus on to try to get through.
As I read through this guest book I see how many lives Ray touched & how he gave of himself to others. The messages from all over the country show this weather he was known personally or not his giving touched so many.
One day at a time is a struggle to get through but he lives on in each of you. Make him Proud.
My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
R.I.P. Ray
March 06, 2008
March 06, 2008
My Deepest Sympathy
March 06, 2008
Dearest michelle and children, answers will never exist for why this happened.I pray that god will comfort and send many angels to lift and carry your family through these very difficult time.I know how lucky you were to have found such a great man,let the memories stay with you and your family.I love you Michelle .
March 06, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.
March 06, 2008
To Michell & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.
March 06, 2008
Michele our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
March 06, 2008
The Vazquez Family,
I've know them and worked with Michelle. I has you all in my prayers. It is sad to see someone I know go through something like this. Seems like yesterday I was talking to Michelle about her family and how they were doing. I hold you and your family in my heart. I wish you the best and just remember that their are many people out there sharing in your loss.
May god be with you and we know Ray is looking down on us today.
Former PSPD Officer
March 06, 2008
I am so shocked and appalled at this horrible tragedy. To the family of Lt. Vazquez, I am so sorry for your incredible loss and will be remembering you in prayer. Your father, and husband, is a hero. He lived his life helping others be able to live theirs. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Rafael, being a fellow firefighter brings a sense of family, and he will be sorely missed.
March 05, 2008
Michelle, May God bless you and your family. I aspire to be as professional a Paramedic and Firefighter as Ray always has been. I teach EMS courses in Michigan and will make Ray's legacy my motivation for training the utmost professional EMS providers in our area.
March 05, 2008
Michell and family,
Words cant express how sorry I'am for your loss. Ray was a great man and will be thought every day by everyone who knew him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
March 05, 2008
My husband & I were born & raised in West Palm Beach recently moving from Jupiter Fl, to Northeast, GA.We have been to that same Wendy's many times.My heart goes out to the Vazquez family.May God Speed!!!America is praying that God will comfort you & get you through this most difficult time.
March 05, 2008
Without doubt heaven has gained another guardian angel. Words could never express what is in my heart. My prayers and love go out to the Vazquez family. May God grant you strength to faces the days ahead.
March 05, 2008
Michelle: We were saddened to learn of the news and will certainly be praying for you. We have spoken to numerous LWCS classmates and want you to know that we are all thinking of you and your family. Much love and prayers in the days ahead!
March 05, 2008
"Fear not, for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My right hand of rightness and justice." -Isaiah 41: 10

My husband (Hugh) and I met Ray and his family just once at a get together with mutual friends (Steph and Geoff) last year. It was our pleasure to meet this man and the family he adored, as well as his dear friends. Our prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow and pain.
March 05, 2008
Loving Ray came easy letting him go will be hardest Ray was a special guy who touched many lives heaven needed another Angel you will always be in my heart... You will be missed.My prayers are with your Family...
March 05, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.
March 05, 2008
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

March 05, 2008
May God give the family comfort and strength in this time of sorrow.
I am so sorry for your loss!
March 05, 2008
Michele,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
March 05, 2008
Michelle,
Please accept our deepest sympathies. No words can express how we feel. Ray was and will always be remembered as a great friend and partner when we worked together at AMR. He will be missed
March 05, 2008
To Michelle,
Ralphy was my Compadre and though it as been many years, the pain of his senseless loss is still there. Please know that though he found a new set of wonderful people in FLA to Love, He was still Loved in NYC. You and the children are in my prayers, May god Bless you all! Please have RJ and Tiff e-mail me at kristyamador2003@yahoo.com. I would love to hear from them, though.
March 05, 2008
Ray,
You will be deeply missed by all, it's so hard to believe you're gone, my heart goes out to you Michele along with the kids.
March 05, 2008
Dear Michele & Family,
I don't know any of you but I am so saddened by what happened to your husband and the kids father. I read almost all of these entries and I wish I had the pleasure of knowing this great man and his family. Sounds like God needed a really special angel. God bless all of you and know that everyones thoughts and prayers are with you and your family & friends at this difficult time.
March 05, 2008
We will keep the family in prayer for strength .
March 05, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the Vazquez family at this difficult time. The loss of your loved one was senseless. God Bless you all.
March 05, 2008
god has a serious angel in his hands...my cousin had the biggest heart i've encountered in a human being...I will miss him dearly, i will always have him on my mind and in my heart...I LOVE YOU CUZ
March 05, 2008
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 05, 2008
I worked with Ray for the last time on January 18th 2008. He had a very professional air about him but he couldn't say enough about his family with a gleam in his eyes. I truly believe I could have him talking of his family for hours without prodding. This family of Firefighters will do what is right and honorable in providing for the future of Ray's family and I would only hope that others outside of this special family will support us in this cause. Lt. Chip Hackney, Station20, Battalion 2, "C" Shift, PBCFR
March 05, 2008
May God be with you in your time of need.Your family is in my prayers.
March 05, 2008
to a long time great friend and his family im so very sorry michelle to hear this ray was a great person and will be missed very much....Robert Malley EMTP/FF Nashville Fire Dept.
March 05, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to you and family. God Bless you all.
March 05, 2008
Ray
Thank you for living a life dedicated to helping others and serving our community; may you rest in peace and may your family be blessed during this time and always.
March 05, 2008
My sincere condolences to the Vazquez family . May you find strength in his memory. I will pray for him and your family.
March 05, 2008
Thank you LT. Vazquez for your dedicated service to the residents and visitors of Palm Beach County. May god bless you and your family.
March 05, 2008
My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the Vazquez family. May God Bless You.
March 05, 2008
Our hearts go out & condolences to the Vazquez Family! We're deeply sorry!
Sincerely,
J.Llossas & family
March 05, 2008
What a tragedy, I am so sorry for your loss.
March 05, 2008
My prayers are with the family. Please know that he is in a better place. Love never dies. Be strong and make him proud because he is watching over you.
March 05, 2008
Deepest sympathies to the Vazquez family....May God bless you all.
March 05, 2008
As a UCF alum and frequent reader of my former FL papers, I heard about this horrible shooting and the biggest tragedy of all is Ray's death. I pray for his child and wife as they deal with this. God will be with you. You are in my prayers.
March 05, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 05, 2008
My deepest love and sympathy to the entire family for the loss of your loved one. May God forever bless and keep you is my prayer.
March 05, 2008
for a family Vazques a few months ago I lost my dear sister she left behin 4 small children I imagine how yo fell at this moment it is so painfull god bless you and your family for ever
March 05, 2008
I live in west palm and am currently vacationing in Hawaii. I heard of the terrible tradgedy through the Maui Times newspaper. I just wanted to take the time to let you know that my family is praying for peace, comfort and faith during the horrific days ahead. love and prayers from a total stranger who feels your pain.
Barbara (west palm beach)
March 05, 2008
Michelle and Family,
My deepest condolences about the loss of your husband and the terrible senseless tragedy that happened this week. I was sickened to hear about the story initially happening so close to home, and now I come to find out that it was your family, someone who I went to school with who has been affected by this awful tragedy. Michelle just be as strong as you can for your children, and for your husband and have faith in God that He will pull you through this. We will be praying for your family.
March 05, 2008
To the Vazquez family:

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.

Most, unfortunately, there is violence in this world. Sometimes, it is unspeakable. I can only imagine what you are going through right now.

May the memory of this terribly senseless act ease with time. May loving memories of your husband and father remain with you always.
March 05, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to this family. God has received a very special angel and he will watch over all of you. RIP Rafael.
March 05, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
March 05, 2008
Michele and Family,
Our hearts ache for all of you and wish that we could take the hurt away. I have started this entry many times since Monday and I still don't have the right words to say other than we all are here for you and may your memories give you comfort. Please remember that you will never be alone.
Lynette (Village of Palm Springs) and Rob (PBC Fire Rescue) Levy
March 05, 2008
God Speed Ray! Another great man gone to soon! Just know that your brothers here at the dept. will do anything we can for your family and we will watch over them as you watch over us, Fraternaly yours.
March 05, 2008
Dear Vazquez Family,

My condolences to you.
I saw this tragic story on the news yesterday, my heart goes out to you & your kids.

This world gets crazier & crazier by the minute. I hate seeing tragic stories like this one.

We all must not take life for granted, for we never know when it could be our last.

Live, Laugh, & Love your family every waking moment.

"You are never alone even when you feel like you are the Lord is always by your side"

R.I.P.
-Lt. Rafael Vazquez-
March 05, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Vazquez family. May God be with you all.
March 05, 2008
Dear Michele and Family,

My deepest sympathies are with you and your children during this time. I know that we often asks our selves as of why things like this have to happened, God is the only one that has the answer. God bless you and your children.
March 05, 2008
Michele, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. May memories of the times you shared together bring you comfort at this difficult time.
March 05, 2008
Rjay,
I know we haven't talked in a good while, but when I found out this was your dad I couldn't help but try and contact you. I can't believe this happened, and I want you to know I'm very sorry that it did. Obviously many people loved your father, appreciated him, and respected him though. He will be missed, but not forgotten. He's watching over you and your family now Rjay. Keep your head up, and if you need anything I'm here. *RIP Mr. Vazquez.*
March 05, 2008
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the vazquez family, my prayers and thoughts are with you all.stay strong and keep the family strong.your husband and father is in a better place watching over you all.just remember, everytime you feel that sunkissed sun on you just know he's sending you kisses.keep strong he is with are lord now in a much better stress free place. god bless you, i will keep you in my prayers. god bless.
March 05, 2008
Dear Michele and family,
My heart is breaking for you and if any of us could take this pain away or have this never have happened to you and Ray, we surely would. I learned what a beautiful and strong lady you are while working with you at Palm Springs. You and Ray have so many friends, law enforcement and fire rescue family that love you, are praying for you and will always be here for you and the family.
March 05, 2008
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God give you the strength and walk with you.
March 05, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brother.
March 05, 2008
MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME!!
March 05, 2008
To the Vasquez family: Although we never met Rafael, we would like the family members to know that everyone at Sonrise Mission Bible Training Center, in Ft. Lauderdale, is praying for you during this time of great loss. May God comfort you all.
Rev. Bill Murphy
Asst. Executive Director
March 05, 2008
There are not enough words to take away your sorrow. One consolation we have is that Ralph will always be alive in our hearts and mind. No one can take away his precious memories. Too bad I was not able to share more time with him. I remember him with his cousins (my children) and family growing up. He grew up to be a fine young man, making his family proud. He will be missed.
March 05, 2008
Michel no te conosco pero siento en
mi corazon tu dolor y el de lo niños
ruego a Dios que te bendiga y te de
muchas fuerza y mucha fe, el esta con Dios y desde alla el los cuidara a
ustedes, piensa que Dios por alguna
razon lo necesita alla, pero el estara
siempre con ustedes. Que Dios te
bendiga a ti y los niños.
March 05, 2008
To the Family, Friends and Co-Workers of Ray Vazquez,
I am so saddened by this terrible tragedy. My prayers will be with all of you.
God Bless
March 05, 2008
VASQUEZ FAMILY... “THE WILL OF GOD WILL NEVER TAKE YOU WHERE THE GRACE OF GOD WILL NOT PROTECT YOU.” OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS.
March 05, 2008
So very sorry for your loss!
March 05, 2008
There are no words to make you feel better for this senseless loss but take comfort in your family and friends and let them help you through the pain! I never met your family but after hearing of this tragic event, I felt compelled to send my thoughts!
March 05, 2008
My thoughts and prayers for the Vazquez family.
March 05, 2008
What a Great guy...I met Ray about three years ago at Belcher Orion Realty when I first got my Real Estate license. He was quick to share his experiences and was a great help to me. It's hard to understand how and why such a tragedy could befall such a good man and his family....
March 05, 2008
To the Vazquez Family,

I had seen his name on our schedule, and heard of him a few times, All good things. Then, one shift 3 weeks ago, Ray "floated" in to work on my Rescue (R25) for 24 hours, it was the first time I had formally met Ray. I said at the end of the shift to Ray, jokingly, "You did good, you can come back to Station 25 anytime", we both laughed, and I left the station. I will personnally miss that next time when he would have been back and I would have had the pleasure of working another 24 hours with Ray. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless!!

Paul Slonaker, Firefighter/Paramedic Station 25/C shift, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
March 05, 2008
Our thoughts are with your family during this tragic time. This is a horriffic loss to your famiy and to the Fire Department. The Shaws
(Sta. 28)
March 05, 2008
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Family and the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue family. We are very sorry for your loss.
From all the Fire fighters and EMS in Tallahassee and Leon County
March 05, 2008
My dearest Rafael,
I will always remember your smile, it could light up the darkest day. As you played on the street's of BK with my brothers, and the rest of the gang, your father and mom were never far behind. You and your sister are the light in their eye's. As you enter the gates of heaven, I could almost feel the joy in your mom's heart, but on the other hand, my heart breakes, just knowing what your dad , wife, and kids are feeling. For those who knew you, we were all blessed. We are all here in BK waiting for you dad to come home. We all promise to look after him, and your sister.
To Mrs. Vazquez,
Please know that you have a whole group of friends here in Brooklyn, that you can count on. May God help you at this time. If there is anything you need please contact me at babyrican19305@yahoo.com.
P.O. Tracy Ortiz NYPD
March 05, 2008
Dear Michele- I was so saddened to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 05, 2008
My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. May God watch over you and provide you with strength and love during this difficult time and the road ahead.
March 05, 2008
To The Family of Rafael Vasquez I send you my heart felt condolences and sympathy. May God Bless you at this time of sadness.
March 05, 2008
I did not know your family, I just wish to express that your community shares your loss, anyone who is married with children understands the magnitude of your pain. May God grant you all peace and comfort now and always.
March 05, 2008
May deepest thoughts are with you and your family. Im very sorry thatthis happened to your family. Rafael will be missed by the people many people that he helped. May the lord bless you and keep you near!
March 05, 2008
Michelle,
My prayers are with you and your family. I remember both of you from JFK ER and Ray was truly a good man, you were both very happy together and that relects in the pictures you have released to the press. You have wonderful memories to help you though this tough time. God Bless and I know he will still be with you and your family.
March 05, 2008
Our hearts go out to you in this great time of sadness. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 05, 2008
We are all sorry for your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We hope that you find peace soon.
March 05, 2008
To the Vazquez Family,
My heart aches for your sudden & tragic loss. Though it does not compare to the way you lost your husband/father, I lost my mother on Feb 16 & I share your pain. Even though mine was a sudden & unexpected loss I can not imagine the pain & even anger that you must be feeling.
There is a quote by Piet Hein I try to hold onto when I feel like I am going tp go crazy from th loss.
"DO REMEMBER - to forget anger, worry and regret. Love while you've got love to give. Live while you've got life to live."
As I read through this guest book I see how many lives Rafael touched & how he gave of himself of others. The messages from all over the country show this weather he known personally or not his giving touched so many.
One day at a time is a struggle to get through but he lives on in all of you. Make him pround.
My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
R.I.P. Rafael.
March 05, 2008
MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF TRADEGY!
March 05, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
March 05, 2008
My Condolences to the entire family. I only met him once when he came to Staten Island and visited Marlene and in that short time it was obvious that he was a great person and loved by everyone.
March 05, 2008
I don't know you or your family but after seeing this tragic loss on the news, I am compelled to pray that God will strengthen your family during this difficult time.
March 05, 2008
Thanks for your service.
March 05, 2008
To the Vazquez Family;

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and give you comfort during this difficult time.
March 05, 2008
Coworker of his Cousin Marlene Martinez-May the family be comforted by the scripture at John 5: 28, 29
March 05, 2008
I have worked with Ray many times and joked with him all the time. He was such a wonderful and great person to work with and to joke with. Michelle GOD BLESS. I am so sorry for your loss and knew how much he meant to you and to him.
March 05, 2008
I am so sorry for your lost. My heart goes to you and your family. He was a great man and a "SAINT"!
March 05, 2008
My Deepest Sympathies to the Vazquez Family,

I have had the pleasure of knowing Ralphie from the early 1980's and he was known then as "SAINT." How fitting of a name for such a warm and beautiful man who now walks the Heavens with God. May the Lord Bless you and your beautiful family and may He provide you all with the strength to get through this tough time. I feel blessed to have known him and I will always remember him as a fun-loving, full of life individual. May he Rest In Peace. GOD BLESS YOU "SAINT" RALPHIE!

My condolences to the Guash Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. In addition to the Vazquez family, my thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. As I remember, Ralphie was a fixture in your home, more of a "son" and "brother" to your family then a cousin and nephew. God Bless each of you, and Marlene and Billy, Ron and I are just a phone call away. I love you all!
March 05, 2008
Michelle: I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I can't fathom what pain you must be feeling right now. Know that you are in our thoughts and most importantly, in our prayers. Sincerest condolences from your 1988 Lake Worth Christian School classmate.
March 05, 2008
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 05, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

March 05, 2008
I've know Ray almost since he started w/ PBCFR & had the pleasure working w/ him on many occassions. The guys @ 18C will miss him a lot.. Godspeed my friend...
March 05, 2008
To the Vazquez Family: From Jeff, Kathy and family: Our Deepest Sympathy. We just want you to know that your pain is Heart Felt, and not Only by us, but by All. May God Bless You and Your Family.
March 05, 2008
Our deepest sympathy on this senseless tragedy. On behalf of your fellow brothers who moved up here from Palm Bch. Cnty. to follow the same dream you had, to always help others in a time of need. May you walk with God, and he watch over your family. You will be missed.
March 05, 2008
There are no words to discribe the sorrow we feel for you in this moment. Please know that the Lord will see to it that you are provided for and we are covering you in prayer. God bless and our deepest condolences. You will forever be proud of the man your husband and father was.
March 05, 2008
Hey Brother!
I will miss you. We talked only few times when I had the pleasure to have you as my neighborg.
God bless you Ray!
March 05, 2008
Very sorry for your loss, the good always die young. The Vazquez family is in our prayers.
March 05, 2008
My brother, Phillip Olavarria, is a fellow fireman and friend to Ray. Phillip has only spoke of high regards and respect for Ray. I would like to express my deepest and sincerest sympathy for your loss. Should you need anything please let Phillip know and I would like to help in any way. I am so sorry for your loss.
March 05, 2008
May the heavens above watch over you and your family. God Bless.
PBCFR BATT3/STA. 35
March 05, 2008
Prayer of Remembrance

In the rising of the sun and its going down, we remember you.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember you.
In the opening buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember you.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember you.
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember you.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember you.
When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember you.
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember you.
When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember you.
So long as we live, you too shall live, for you are now a part of us,
as we remember you.


My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends at this time. I hope this prayer comforts you all.
March 05, 2008
TO THE VAZQUEZ FAMILY, SORRY FOR THE LOSS , SENDING MY CONDOLENCES TO EVERYONE, IF YOU EVER NEED ANYTHING TIFF IM HERE FOR YOU, YOUR IN MY PRAYERS
March 05, 2008
I had the honor of working with Ray at AMR. Ray was literally one of a kind. I feel blessed to have known him.

You are in my prayers.
March 05, 2008
To the Vazquez Family:

I send my condolences to you i know you where a great father and im sure a wonderful husband im sorry for your lost i will keep you in my prayers.
March 05, 2008
To The Vazquez Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.
March 05, 2008
I work in an enemergency department
in Alabama. Everyday I work with the special people from ems and the fire department. We are all family and we all work together to help people everyday. If everyone who was helped or touched by Rafael this
book would never end. As emergency
responders you put your life on the line everyday and you save lives everyday. When you are on a scene you become the lifesaver, the person who tries to keep control and help people live. As a dad you go back for the toy for the child you love. God bless the people who go out each day and save lives.
We are a family and one of our family is gone. We send our prayers to your family. May God comfort them and keep them in his hands.
JOB WELL DONE REST IN PEACE .
March 05, 2008
Michelle, Word are not enough for the sorrow that we all feel. Ray loved you and the kids so much. Thats all that he spoke about when we were reently house hunting. What a great friend, husband, father he is. You are so lucky the have had him. Anything that we can do for you and your family, please call. I mean anyhting. We love you so very much and are praying for you all.
March 05, 2008
I had the pleasure to work with Ray many years ago, he was a great man. You will remain in my family's prayers. He will be missed by the many lives he has touched. R.I.P. brother.
March 05, 2008
Our Prayers for the Family, who remain behind, and look forward to the day, when they too will join Rafael, and enjoy the Eternal Life that is everyone's hope. The Family needs to remember the beautiful days you shared with Rafael, and the fact that it was in His plans to leave us just then. May the Almighty Bless us, and protect the Family.
March 05, 2008
May God watch over your family during this difficult time. Your love one will never be forgotten.
March 05, 2008
So sorry for your lost, may God bless you and your family in your time of sorrow!
March 05, 2008
Vazquez Family,
I am very sorry for your loss, I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal - Author Unknown
March 05, 2008
The Warren Fire Department in Warren, Ohio would like to express our deepest sympathy! We wish you, your family, your friends, and the members of Palm Beach fire & Rescue peace and happiness as you remember Lt. Vazquez. God Bless!
March 05, 2008
God Bless you and your family especially in these hard times. I pray for all of you. I'm sorry for your loss.
March 05, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace brother.
March 05, 2008
Tony and Karen thoughts and prayers are with all of you and Michelle and the kids. Ray was a great friend and a great firefighter I will miss him very much...We had some great times at work and at the infamous batt 1 parties... There was no one else I would want to go into a fire or a bad call with...I will miss him dearly..... God Bless and take care of each other.....Elvis
March 05, 2008
G-d must have needed another angel and Ray was chosen. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this profoundly sad time.
March 05, 2008
Sorry for you lost
March 05, 2008
god bless you and yours family.amen
March 05, 2008
Were sorry for your loss and your family will be in all our prayers. May the alarm sound one last time for him. God Bless
March 05, 2008
Although we do not know you or your family Michelle, my children and I send our heartfelt condolences. Remain strong and God will get you through this along with the strength you will receive from your firefighter families. You are a close community and that gives me great peace.
March 05, 2008
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to Lt. Vazquez's family. He, as a firefighter, was one of America's true heros. I hope his children will be able to hold their heads high, and be proud of their father. So Tragic and senseless.
March 05, 2008
Our condolences to the family in a time of such senseless tragedy. May God Bless.

The Kovi family
Member Local 1560 BRFD
March 05, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to the Vazquez family. Prayers and comfort at this difficult time. God be with you.

The Arena family
March 05, 2008
To the Vazquez Family, Im sorry for your lost,Ralphie was a good man and father I grew up with Ralphie in Brooklyn N.Y. I will miss him My prayers goes out to his family. May GOD BLESS his soul we will miss him very much.... Police Officer Lewis Ortiz....
March 05, 2008
my deepest condolences to the family my heart breaks for you a great man who served his comunity.we will never forget you.rest in peace ray and god bless your family.
March 05, 2008
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
March 05, 2008
Rest in peace.
March 05, 2008
My deepest condolences go out to the Vazquez family. Rafael certainly is in a better place and looking down on the family he loved so much.
March 05, 2008
My sincere and deepest sympathies goes out to the entire Vazquez family. This loss was just absolute SENSELESS to say the least :(
RIP, Lt. Vasquez :)
March 05, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 05, 2008
Michelle and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by those you love in this time of need. Rafael, you are in God's warm light looking down on your loving family. RIP until you can be together again.
March 05, 2008
My Condolences and prayers for your family at this time. From chicago
March 05, 2008
Michelle and family, we have not spoken in years but I never forgot all of our times together.Ray was such a wonderful father,husband,friend and paramedic. Some of his words and encouragement is why I am where I am today. I will always remember him smiling and laughing. You and your family will always be in my prayers.
March 05, 2008
To a BROTHER... You will be missed.. R.I.P. Ray.
March 04, 2008
Prayers out to your family. I will say a prayer for you tonight. IAFF
March 04, 2008
I would like to express my and my family's sincere condolences regarding Lt. Vazquez's passing. Lt. Vazquez, thank you for your service to the community. May God bless you and your family.
March 04, 2008
May you now be in peace with the Lord and may your memories always be in the hearts of your wife, children and family. Thank you for having served the public. Our prayers are with you in this moment of grief. God Bless.
March 04, 2008
Dear Mrs. Vazquez, I read the article about your husband, who was your best friend and a wonderful father. I am so very sorry. He is with God, who loves you and will take care of you and your children.
Sincerely, Wilhelmina Jones
March 04, 2008
I didnt personally know you, i knew your daughter and 1 of your sons..all my prayers go out to then ENTIRE family!! You will be greatyly missed by everyone whos life you have impacted and you were very loved, and will continue to be loved!!!
March 04, 2008
Perhaps this angel was needed to guide those who most needed it...it was his time to come home...to his family...always be thankful for the time which you were given..for the gift of having such an incredible being in your life..he is looking down on us...saving lives...just in a different way...RIP...a fallen hero!!
March 04, 2008
Vazquez Family, I was down the street when this happened, such a tragic loss. Your family are in my prayers, take comfort in knowing how loved your husband and father was. Another Angel now flys above us. May you find peace.
March 04, 2008
I had the pleasure of working with Ray in Lake Park and again in Palm Beach Shores when he was with the county. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. He was such a kind caring man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family.
March 04, 2008
I've known Ray since 1994 and have worked with him on an ambulance many times. The only thing Ray loved more then helping others was his family and friends. He was a beautiful person and will be missed.
March 04, 2008
I am terribly sorry that this senseless act of violence has torn your family apart. Your famliy will be in our thoughts. Just know that the ones we love never really leave us.
March 04, 2008
I am so, so, so, so sorry about this horrific tragedy. I've just lost someone trully special to me to, so i can deeply feel the pain and sorrow your going through. God will trully help you get through this, and may he bless you and your family, because one day you will wake up, and the pain will soon go away. best wishes to you
March 04, 2008
It is truly a Horrible Tragety what's happened to Ray and his family. May Godbless the Vazquez Family. Our heart and prayers go out to your family. May Ray rest in peace in gods kingdom.
March 04, 2008
Sorry for your loss brother look out for the rest of us.
March 04, 2008
To: Vazquez Family

Tears are not a bad sign. They're nature's way of helping us to heal. They relieve some of the stress & sadness we carry inside.

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Though some day we all have to part with those we love, they are not lost. We are always better for having loved. In this way, love transcends even death.

To quote Thomas Campbell "To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die".

My thoughts and prayers are with u. May he rest in peace and may God bring you comfort in your time of need. God Bless your family.

CPL, I will always have ur 94. We love you. ( Emily & RJ )

ECO. Del Valle ID 142
Palm Springs Public Safety PD
March 04, 2008
You have the face of a true angel...You are a hero and may god bless and watch over you forever.
Our deepest sympathy to your family....Rest in ultimate peace....
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 04, 2008
This is such a horrible thing that has happened! What is this world comming to? My prayers go out to his friends & family. Exp. his wife & 5 kids.*GOD BLESS*
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief.
March 04, 2008
I am very sorry to read of your loss. It is so sad to hear that a good life has been taken. May God give you the strength you need at this time.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace brother.
March 04, 2008
my prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of grief. Ray will be missed I`m so sorry for your loss michelle and family.
March 04, 2008
Rest in Peace, Brother. You and your family remain forever in our hearts.
March 04, 2008
To a friend and a brother firefighter, you will never be forgotten. I miss you Ray. Rest in peace brother.
March 04, 2008
I did not have the pleasure of meeting this fine man or his family, however, from what I am reading, Ray was a fine husband, father, friend and firefighter. This tragedy was senseless, however, no one can explain why these unfortunate things happen. I know he must have been a wonderful father because during his last moments of life, he was getting a toy for his child. God Bless his family and fellow firefighters as they pick up the pieces and try to move forward. Stay strong for one another and let the good memories help carry you through the difficult days ahead. RIP, Mr. Vazquez. Your death has touched many people.
March 04, 2008
All of heaven hushed when God announced his arrival.
March 04, 2008
Our deepest sympathy in this tragic time.
You and your family are in our prayers. May God give you peace and comfort you.
March 04, 2008
Ray and Michelle,
It has been a long time since I have seen you both. My prayers are with you and your family. Ray may you rest in peace. I have cherished memories of working with you a long time ago. You are a great person! If you need anything Michelle at anytime call me (number with Mike M.)
R.I.P.
March 04, 2008
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY THAT THIS HAPPEN TO SUCH A NICE YOUNG MAN AND HIS FAMILY, GOD BE WITH THEM IN THIS TIME OF SORROW, IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
March 04, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

March 04, 2008
We only met once, through Geoff and Steph, but after that weekend we were old friends. We will miss you...
Michele, our thoughts are with you and the kids...
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
As a wife of a local police Sergant and having family in the pubic service I am praying for this terrible loss. I pray for his wife and children nothing any one says now will help in time these messages from strangers will comfort you. Boys live your lives respectfully and do your father proud!!! I will keep you in my prayers for strength and happiness.
March 04, 2008
Michelle and family...Our Deepest Sympathy in your time of Sorrow.

Carl and Katrina Caradonna
March 04, 2008
Our hearts go out to you and your family. You are in our prayers.
March 04, 2008
My prayers are with you and your family.
March 04, 2008
To Michelle and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Ray was definitly a great man and a HERO and I am honored to have known him
March 04, 2008
Rest in Peace Brother.
March 04, 2008
We are very sorry for your loss. Please except our deepest sympathy.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Sincerly,
Your sisters in law Enforcement
March 04, 2008
What a terrible, terrible shame to have lost such a good man. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort and healing are with you all.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez Family:

Ralph and I grow up together in Brooklyn, New York we were best of friend but Ralph was like a big brother to me. I will miss my buddy, But you will always have a special place in my heart, may god bless you always. I will always remember all the good times we had growing up in the Bk.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family. I grew up with ralphie in Brooklyn N.Y in his teenage years he was like a brother to our family.He will be truly missed.God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.We loved him.(Wooddruff Ave) BKLYN NY
March 04, 2008
Rest in Peace Brother. Your family is in my prayers.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
Just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
March 04, 2008
Brother you will be missed
But you won't be forgotten
RIP Brother....
March 04, 2008
I am glad I had the opportunity to work with Ray these past few years. He was a great firefighter, father, husband, man. My deepest sympathies are with his family in the trying time. One day you will all meet up with each other and be one united family again. Good luck in the after "brother"
March 04, 2008
Rest in Peace my friend, you are a true hero. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
March 04, 2008
I am deeply sadden for the loss of Brother Vazquez. Even though I have never met Brother Vazquez it is very hurtful to read about any LODD especially when it is because of someone elses selfishness!! My thoughts and prayers go out to Brother Vazquez's family and friends.


IAFF Brother
March 04, 2008
I'm so sorry for your loss, as a member of the firefighter family, Ray will always be a hero in our hearts. god bless the family. you are in my prayers
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 04, 2008
To a fellow brother RIP.We are praying for you and your family.
God bless
March 04, 2008
RIP brother..You did your job proud..you will never be forgotten!..when the tones go off at the station...we'll run extra hard for you!
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy. My prayers are with you and the family.
March 04, 2008
Everytime I pass morning and night, my heart becomes so heavy; words can't begin to express how horrible this act was. God is watching over. May His hand comfort the Vazquez family and help them find peace within. Now that Mr. Vazquez is with God, he can watch over you and always will. The Vazquez family is in my prayers. God bless you.
March 04, 2008
Michelle and family,
Our family is very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family.
Charity, Mark , and Dilan
March 04, 2008
To the family of Firefighter Vazquez-
Always remember that he loved you all. May God comfort you as you pass through this very difficult time......The Vazquez Family
March 04, 2008
our hearts and prayers go out to the Vazquez family at this very difficult time.
March 04, 2008
i too was honored to meet ray and michele in our tenure at jfk e.r
i am still in total disbelief at this untimely event and extremely sad for what you are going thru.
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that the love of God comfort and keep you all!!
March 04, 2008
May God be with you. Look to each other to remember your father.
March 04, 2008
Mr. Vazques is an American Hero! Please know that there are people out here who really do care and love and support you and your family! We really do care! I hope you find strength through love, hope, spirtuality, friends and family. GOD BLESS and take care of you and your family!
March 04, 2008
Lt.Vazquez thank you for dedicating your life to the residents of Palm Beach County. You're our hero! May God Bless and may His Light Shine on You and your family at this most dificult time. God Bless.
March 04, 2008
Our prayers are that God Will Keep You and Your Family Together Through This Difficult Time, here now, Just as God Will Reunite All of Us With Our Loved Ones Someday. God Bless You.
March 04, 2008
I am so sad for your family what an unbelieve tradgedy. All my thoughts and prayers go out to you. God bless your family!
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry to hear this ,he use to be my friend when I lived in Boynton Beach at GOLF VIEW HARBOR !! My THOUGHTS GO OUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY !! GOD BLESS YOU ...SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS BAD NEWS,, GOD BE WITH YOU TO KEEP YOU STRONG ,HE WILL BE MISSED HE WAS A GREAT MAN ,HE LOVED WHAT HE DID !!
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez Family,
I want to send my deepest sympathy.I am especially saddened because Ralphy was my cousin.We lost touch with each other over the years and the last time I saw him was at my Dad's funeral years ago.I had been trying to get in touch with Ralph for a few months now without success.I am so sorry we were not able to reconnect.I know he was a great man,father and husband.Mrs.Vazquez please know that if there is anything I can do please contact me.nycitydeep1@hotmail.com.I now reside in wpb area with my wife.Again my deepest condolences to you and your children.My prayers are with you.

The Pabon Family
March 04, 2008
Michele, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children in your time of need. We pray that the God of Peace will fill you with His comfort. You have our deepest sympathy. With love from your friend and former classmate. Russel Scott and Family
March 04, 2008
Our prayers go out to the Vasquez family. May the Lord give you strength in this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
It was a pleasure having the opportunity to work side by side with Ray. He was a fellow Brother of mine and will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this trying time.
March 04, 2008
My deepest condolences over this senseless tragedy. May God bless and keep your family.
March 04, 2008
Para la señora esposa, y sus niños, de nuestra familia. Que el señor les llene de su amor incondicional. El Señor sabe de tu dolor, agarrate de la cruz de Jesus con fuerza, y veraz su gloria en las caritas de tus hijos. Solo El te llevara al final de este triste camino. My condolences.
March 04, 2008
Have faith in Jehovah God to help you heal, strengthen and support each other in your time of sorrow. You all are in my prayers.
March 04, 2008
Ralphie,

I just heard. I can't beleive it. We were best buddies. You were my best friend growing up. I will miss you forever. We had some great times growing up in Brooklyn. I was honered that you chose me to be Godfather to both of your kids, RJ and Tiffany. I promise you that I will reach out to them. I also promise that I will go visit your father Freddie as soon as possible. I pray that he will survive this. How could this have happened? You didn't deserve this. I know that you are now with your Mother Gladys and Grandmother Paula. You will be deeply missed. May you rest in peace y que Dios te bendiga.

Tu amigo por siempre,

Ben
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
March 04, 2008
Michelle, Words will never truly express my sorrow. Please take care of yourself and your family. Ray was one of the good guys. May he rest in peace.
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 04, 2008
I am just so sorry for your loss, it's horrible what the world is coming to. I will pray for your family.
"God Bless you all"
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the Vazquez family. May he rest in peace and may God bring you comfort in your time of need.
March 04, 2008
There are no words to truely express how much of an impact Mr. Vazquez had on my life. He was so caring, giving, and unselfish-putting others always before himself. I'll never forget all the times he would call just to check up on me and see how school was going. He will be missed.

I am so sorry...
March 04, 2008
Michelle, I worked with both you and Ray at Lifefleet before he went on to Lake Park and you become a cop, he will be missed he was a GREAT guy, be strong even though it will be hard.
March 04, 2008
Dear Michele,

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

God Bless You all.

Jim, Dawn and Brianna Sarakinis
March 04, 2008
Dear Michele and family, We are so sorry for your loss.Though we have never met Ray,We have heard many wonderful things about him.We will keep you all in our prayers. Love to you all.Your cousin Laurie(Smith)Owens and family
March 04, 2008
Deepest Sympathy for your loss and may God grant you Peace within your heart, Strength for the family and Love to share- even though you are facing a tragic loss. May God be with you during this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God continue to bless and keep you.
March 04, 2008
Dear Vazquez family, there are no words to express my sorrow at your loss. You are in my prayers. God bless you & keep you.
March 04, 2008
INDIAN PRAYER

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.



I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.



I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the star-shine of the night.



I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.



Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
March 04, 2008
I have also recently lost a family member tragically, and this family member leaves behind a small child. I am so sad for your loss. Please know that you are remembered in my prayers, and I hope that God gives you the strength to make it through this very difficult time.
March 04, 2008
i never met you 'ray'. i just wanted to leave a few words for your family.
you have lost more than i can even understand. my heart is filled with sorrow. i hope you can come to understand how much people like 'ray' mean to so many of us. most of us hold your father, and those like him, in our hearts and pray for their safety. they give our lives meaning by keeping us safe and well. all my best to you, be comforted and reach out for your friends. rex downham
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 04, 2008
Rest in Peace, God bless you, our prayers to you family.
March 04, 2008
My prayer are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. I will keep your family in my prayers and may god bless and heal all broking hurts.
March 04, 2008
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Just know I'm here for you guys and the family. I love you all
March 04, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Ray will be missed.
March 04, 2008
Dearest Family:
We don't know you - we are so very sorry for your loss in this terrible act.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. Know that he is in a better place.
Thank you for your service and dedication. RIP.
March 04, 2008
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your children in my prayers. Stay strong and keep faith.
March 04, 2008
My prayers are with you and your family and I know God will take care of your broken hearts.
March 04, 2008
I'm deeply sorry for your lost. Lamento profundamente su perdida.
March 04, 2008
Michelle,
It has been almost 15 years now since we were in EMT school together. Over the years, we have lost touch due to marraige, children, and everyday life, but you always remained close to my heart. Words cannot express my sympathy for your loss! I am truly am at a loss for words. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Anything you need at all, I am here for you!
March 04, 2008
so, so, sorry to hear, my condolences, god only wants the good people. my prayers go out to you and your family
March 04, 2008
God Bless and Give you strength thru this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Mrs. Vazquez ,
My heart aches for you and your children. The firefighter family is the most compassionate support you could have at this time and for the days ahead. My prayers are with you .
March 04, 2008
Michelle, I am truly sorry for your loss. I have worked with Ray both at Lake Park and with AMR and know what a wonderful person he was. He will be missed greatly. My prayers are with you and the kids at this time and always.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez Family-
I'm so deeply sorry for what happened to your Father yesterday. He is with "him" now. You will see him again when you are in Heaven.--My deepest sympathy.
March 04, 2008
March 04, 2008
As the son, nephew and cousins to firefighters my heart goes out to your family. As you went back into wendy's to get a new toy for your baby, without ever meeting you i KNOW you would have ran into a burning building to save someone.YOU ARE TRULY A HERO!!!! GOD BLESS YOU and make sure everytime the bell goes off at R-68 your friends make it home safe.
March 04, 2008
We are so very sorry for the loss of Lt. "Ray" Vazquez. I am retired from both Fire and Police Service, my son is EMS-EMT-P with my whole family in some sort of service. We know the pain, especially in this senseless manner. May God Bless You All, and May God Bless "Ray"..
March 04, 2008
Very sorry
March 04, 2008
Michele,
My deepest symphaty to you and the family.... He is looking down on all of you.... You all are in my prayers... God bless you and the family
March 04, 2008
To the family and fellow firefighters, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Engine Company 6
March 04, 2008
May the lord bless you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.
March 04, 2008
We are Very Sorry for Your Loss.
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family,
My deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family. This is a great and profound lost. I am sorry you have to encounter such great pain in your young family's life. Many empathize with your pain as I do. You are never alone...We are with you.
God Comfort, secure and bless you and your family.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Vazquez family and our Brothers and Sisters at Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue.
God be with you.
The Executive Board and Members of Fort Lauderdale Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 765
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. God keep you and your children safe in his heart.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
March 04, 2008
I remember your professional attitude on every call that we ran together and how caring you were for our patients. You always had a smile on your face. Ray you and your family are in our prays.
March 04, 2008
My prayers are with you and your children. May your husband be remembered for the good person I'm sure he was. May you all find rest.
March 04, 2008
My wife and I send our deepest sympathy. May Lt. Vazquez find peace in heaven. You and your family are in our prayers and in our thoughts.
March 04, 2008
I am sorry for your lost, my prays are with you, and your family.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family,
My deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family. This is a great and profound lost. I am sorry you have to encounter such great pain in your young family's life. Many empathize with your pain as I do. You are never alone...We are with you.
God Comfort, secure and bless you and your family.
March 04, 2008
TO THE VAZQUEZ FAMILY
WE EXTEND OUR SORROW, SYMPATHY, PRAYERS AND LOVE.
MAY THE LORD BRING YOU COMFORT IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW
LOVE.
THE IBARRA FAMILY
March 04, 2008
My deepest regrets, I can't tell you how many times I've gone back to switch my kid's toy...It is a senseless, horrible thing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family,
Be strong and of courage, be not afraid nor distraught for the Lord thy God is with you.... Joshua 1:9 Keep the faith. My prayers go out to you during this time.
March 04, 2008
Michele,

Ray was one of a kind and he will be missed. I remember the days of he and I working together. You have an extended family in EMS that will always be here for you and your family. Ray will NEVER be forgotten.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My family's prayers are with you always
March 04, 2008
Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord.
And Let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
Amen.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My fiance and I are heartbroken over this senselessness and we are praying for you and your family. May God draw you near.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
I'm blessed to have shared time with you as a member of the Fire Service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Michele - We are shocked and heartbroken about your tragic loss. You and your family are in our prayers. May God bless you and keep you through these trying times and beyond.

Palm Springs Leisure Services Department (Bill, Lisa, Dani, Dennis, Karen, and Sahily)
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy. Please know that your family will be in our prayers. May you take comfort in knowing that so many people are praying for you all.
March 04, 2008
May God Bless you and your family in this unfair time in your lives. My prayer is with you
March 04, 2008
I am very sorry, and wish the family strength.
March 04, 2008
NUESTRO MAS SENTIDO PESAME A LA FAMILIA VAZQUEZ . CUANDO UN AMIGO SE VA QUEDA UN ESPACIO QUE NO LO PUEDE LLENAR LA LLEGADA DE OTRO AMIGO.
March 04, 2008
I am terribly sorry for your loss and may God Bless you with his love and power to help you through this time of great sorrow.
March 04, 2008
god bless the family and r i p
March 04, 2008
No le conosco a la familia Vazquez pero le pido al Senor que le de la fortalesa para lidiar con esta perdida tan grande. su familia estan en mis Oraciones, Que Dios le bendiga.
March 04, 2008
My deepest condolences to you, your children and your extended family. My heart aches for you and your children. I will be praying hard for you, and especially for your children. May God give you peace that surpasses our understanding, may He give you wisdom that will guide you through this difficult time, and may He give you strength that will sustain and carry you this time of pain and suffering.
March 04, 2008
My prays are with you & your family.
Hang in there.
March 04, 2008
Nuestro mas sentido pesame para toda la familia. Desde el fondo de nuestro corazon pedimos por que el senor les de mucha fortaleza y entendimiento para poder soportar tan grande dolor. Los tendremos en nuestras oraciones. Sinceramente tanto yo como mi familia sentimos mucho la perdida de vuestro Hijo, Esposo,Padre, Hermano Y Amigo. Que el senor lo tenga en su santa gloria.
March 04, 2008
Losing a husband and father is the hardest thing - Please know that our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
It's even harder when it is someone who has dediccated their life to helping others.
May God bless you
March 04, 2008
SORRY FOR YOUR LOST, RIP
March 04, 2008
My family and I were very sorry to hear about what must have been a very fine
oustanding citizen innocently killed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Please know God can walk with you thru this dark valley. Just trust Him.
March 04, 2008
R.I.P Brother
March 04, 2008
I am truly sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers!
March 04, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Words cannot express the sorrow that you all are feeling. May GOD bless you and your family.
March 04, 2008
Michelle
May God keep his precious hands on u and your children. He will provide for you. Keep the faith. Rafael will always be with u. May GOD BLESS YOU>
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Vazquez and the children. May God bless you all. I hope you find comfort knowing that your husband will be your family's guardian angel watching from above.
March 04, 2008
I can't even imagine what this was like for his wife and family, I am so so sorry and our prayers go out to all of his family members and close friends. God Bless you.

The Alequins(West Palm Beach, FL)
March 04, 2008
Only meeting Ray on one occasion, at my family's Christmas dinner with (The Palandro's) I could tell Ray was a good soul and a dear friend to my cousin Joe Palandro, he will be truly missed!! My Deepest Sympathy goes out to his wife and children. May God give you strength through this tough time. God Bless!!!
March 04, 2008
Both my husband and I are sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to you and your family. May god bless you and know that Rafael is always going to be watching over you and your children.
March 04, 2008
I DON'T KNOW ANY OF YOU BUT
I HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WHO
IS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND
CAN FEEL SOME OF WHAT YOU ARE
GOING THROUGH. PLEASE ACCEPT MY CONDOLENCES .
THIS SHOOTING WAS STUPID AND
SENSELESS.
March 04, 2008
With deep sorrow for your family's loss and the terrible loss to our community.
March 04, 2008
I am very sorry for your loss.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 04, 2008
I pray that you get through this with as much love and and courage that the whole world can give give you...
God Bless
March 04, 2008
He's always with you..and he'll see you all again in Paradise
March 04, 2008
hello michele vazquez
sorry to hear loss of ray, he was great person to work with and excellent employer too.he will be missed. i will be attending the funeral.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers goes to Mr. Vazquez' Family. What a senseless act, leaving his wife and his kids without a husband and father. May God be with you.
March 04, 2008
This is such a terrible loss; you and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you.
March 04, 2008
My husband and I send our deepest sympathy. We wish you well and will keep you all in our prayers.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for you loss - I can not even begin to imagine the pain your family must be feeling now. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that so many people all over the country are thinking of and praying for your family.
March 04, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 04, 2008
Terrible tragedy....My prayers and thoughts are with your family as you cope with your loss. Find strength in the lord and lean on family and friends to help you through. God Bless
March 04, 2008
MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AS GOD NOW PROTECTS OFFICER VAZQUEZ,MY PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU EVERY DAY.
March 04, 2008
...a great dad just trying to make his little boy smile with a new toy..., saludos amigo....
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this terribly dark time.  May you find comfort in happy memories.  Use the strength of those you love until your own returns.
March 04, 2008
RAY, I DIDN'T KNOW YOU OR YOUR FAMILY, BUT MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. THIS TRAGEDY HAS TOUCHED ALL OF US, BECAUSE IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ANYONE, SO SENSELESS, SO RANDOM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY!
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this tragic time.
March 04, 2008
I never got the chance to meet or know Ray, but by all accounts, he was a wonderful husband and father. But also, a great leader and a hell of a fire fighter. His family and friends are lucky to have had him in their lives. Ray's family should take comfort in knowing that the men and women of the Fire Service will always be there for them if needed. God bless you Ray...Rest in peace.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during the loss of your husband and father. Our hearts are broken, as are yours, for the loss of a fellow hero.
March 04, 2008
I'm so sorry for your loss.
March 04, 2008
May you rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this sudden and tragic event!
March 04, 2008
God Bless the Family.
March 04, 2008
Godspeed to you brother Rafael. My heart hurts for your family. May you go in peace
March 04, 2008
May God be with you and your family. You are all in my prayers.
March 04, 2008
I am sorry for your loss. I'm praying that God give strength to your family during this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Michelle-

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
March 04, 2008
I am very saddened for your loss and can only ask God to give your family the strength to continue in life what Rafael would have wanted for his family. I live in New Jersey and my 15 year old daughter lives in West Palm Beach with her mom and I am always praying for angels to protect her. May Jesus and God's angels protect Rafael's children always! God Bless all of you!
March 04, 2008
Rest in Peace Ray, we will continue to fight the fight for you as you did for your family, friends and community. God Speed.

To Ray's family, my sympathy goes out to you. I did not know Ray but I am sure he was a great husband and father. He will be miss. Stay strong and God Bless.
March 04, 2008
Please know that you are all in our prayers.
March 04, 2008
I do not know your family but I want you to know that people do care. Your husband was a hero. He gave his life everyday to save the lives of others. May God bless you and your children in your time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
Vasquez Family,
I can't even imagine what you are going thru and know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.
March 04, 2008
May God Bless all of you at this tragic time. Ray will be your guardian angel in Heaven as I'm sure he was on Earth. My heart and prayers go out to you.
March 04, 2008
Praying for you and your family that the Lord will comfort you and your children during this time of loss, a great loss of a wonderful person who I didn't even know but just reading about know that it is a loss for everyone. I'm so sorry.
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathies go out to you and all your loved ones during this incredibly difficult time in your lives. G-d bless!
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy for Rafael's wife and children.
Former PBCFR employee 2000-2005
March 04, 2008
My deepest thouughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. We as a community are here to help any way that we can.
March 04, 2008
To Michelle:

I know how difficult it is now your life without Ray, especially with his terrific sense of humor, his kindness & his way to help his co-workers in times of need. Ray was my buddy when I work with him sometimes on Unit 212 at LifeFleet in Delray & then at AMR in Lake Worth from 1996-2001, also at the Station in Lake Park & the OT at Broward OPS. Thanks to him, I went to my very 1st World Series in Miami in 1997 when the Marlins & the Indians were playing. He hook me up with some great tickets for those game & that's something that I will never forget! People like Ray, are like a needle in a haystick, difficult to find & once you find it; it's hard to miss it. HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY FRIEND, MY BROTHER & MY BUDDY. I want to finish with this; The LORD said in Ecclesiastes 12:7 "Then shall the dust (our flesh) return to the earth at it was; and the spirit shall return unto GOD who gave it." Tu alma está con el Señor.. Rafael "Ray" Vazquez. 1965-2008.. You Always will be in our Hearts!
March 04, 2008
I'm praying for everyone. I know God is too wise to make a mistake but sometimes we ask ourselves and God, Why? This is where we must stand on our faith and know without doubt that "No weapon formed against us shall prosper."
March 04, 2008
We are so sorry about your loss. Just a terrible tragedy. No one deserves this.
March 04, 2008
My deepest condolensces to the family of Lt. Vazquez. My families prayers are with you all.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.
March 04, 2008
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken. No time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. Deepest Sympathy to the family and know that everyone is praying for you.
March 04, 2008
Our prayers are with you. Though we are on the other side of the country, we grieve with you this day.
In His light,
Karen Kingsbury
NYT Bestselling Author
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending strength and love from my heart to you and your family. Your loved one has been given his wings to be your angel. God bless you.
March 04, 2008
Mis mas sentidas condolencias para ti y tu familia.
Se que no hay palabras para calmar tus sentimientos en estos momentos, pero quiero que sepan que esto le ha llegado al corazón de todo humano. Lo siento mucho.
March 04, 2008
My sincere condolences to you and your family for your tragic loss under these horrendous circumstances. Know that many, near and far, and sending you our prayers.
March 04, 2008
Mis mas sentidas condolencias para ti y tu familia.
Se que no hay palabras oara calmar tus sentimientos en estos momentos, pero quiero que sepan que esto le ha llegado al corazón de todo humano. Lo siento mucho.
March 04, 2008
Such an tragic loss. No family should have to go thru what you are feeling right now. My <3 goes out to you and yours.
March 04, 2008
We are praying for your family!!! We have met a few times at Pat's house. May the Lord bring you closer to Him in this time. Our deepest sympathy!!!!!
The Gero's
March 04, 2008
I lost my wife 4-1/2 years ago at the tender age of 46. Not many can say "I know how you feel", I do. A trajic loss for you and your children, his friends and his Mom and Dad, and all those other relatives. When the shock wears off, the denial passes by, the anger comes and goes, the sadness sets in and stays, the pain feels like it will never go away, look to the Hospice Grieving Classes on 45th street. They helped me so much in the final acceptance that my loving soul mate was gone but not to be ever forgotten. That is grief, a terrible terrible time in anyones life, but invented by God for us humans so that some how we find a way to continue on. The children, grand children and most of all yourself need to go through this pain. Some day in years to come you will look at the sun and smile again, for now cry and cry some more. I am so sorry.
March 04, 2008
Michelle, and family;
My heart goes out to you. You are all in my prayers, and those of others, as you can see, by the many entries. I worked with Ray, a few times, and he was a very outgoing ,and caring individual. He was a good man, and will missed by many. All those who had the pleasure, of meeting, and working with him, are the better for it. God bless you all, and know that if there is any need, you only have to ask.
My most heart felt sympathies to you and your family.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you all.
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. I will keep you and your children in my prayers. He will always be with you.
March 04, 2008
Vazquez Family,
So sorry for your loss . May God bless each and everyone of you.
Deepest sympathy.
March 04, 2008
I Truly believe Rafael was a hero yesterday, and Saved Many. Our thoughts and Prayers are with your Family. May All the Happy Memories help you during this difficult time. God Bless You Always.
March 04, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family
March 04, 2008
I am sorry to read about the loss of your husband/father. There are no words that can ease the pain of this tragic experience. Prayers are lifted up for your family. God go with you through this time.
March 04, 2008
I can't imagine the loss and disbelief you must feel today. I didn't know your husband but the tragic story struck a chord with me and I wanted you to know that so, so many people, even strangers are praying for you and your family. God Bless you all.
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayer are with you during this tragic time! Although there are no words to bring comfort, there are no deeds to make it better, but there is a God who sees all things, a God who is called...Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. May God's arms surround you and your children and bring you peace that surpasses all understanding! RIP Ray!
March 04, 2008
Dear The Vazquez Family
Im so sorry for your incrediable loss. Your Father and Husband Mrs. Michelle was an amazing man. If you guys need anything let me and my mom know. Love Always the Wonyetye and Burns Family.
March 04, 2008
I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one
May God Bless you and your children
March 04, 2008
I am sorry for your loss. I will pray you and your famliy through this troubling time.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I heard the story on the news yesterday. I am moving to Florida soon so I keep up with the local news. My blessings go out to you and your family. I am in Law Enforcement and it hits home when things like this happen.
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. It is so senseless and to just be in the wrong place at the wrong time. God will help you thru your hour of need.
March 04, 2008
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
March 04, 2008
Michelle,

My deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family.

The 'A' Team (Palm Springs PD)
March 04, 2008
I knew Ray-man when. we had a blast working for AMR. he and michelle were soul mates He was a man that I could count on always. My daughter and their kids always played together. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND RESPECT YOU
March 04, 2008
Our prayers are with the family and for Rafael.
March 04, 2008
I am very sorry for your loss. Heaven has a new angel now. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and your loved ones.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
To the Family of Mr. Rafael Vazquez,
Our deepest sympathy to you & your family. May God bless you, and you will be in our prayers. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
The Jones Family
March 04, 2008
My deepest condolences go out to the family. R.I.P. Lt. Vazquez.
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May God be with you at this time.
March 04, 2008
Dear Vazquez Family:

My deepest condolance to all of the Family from my Family, I know your life has changed inmensely but God is always behind every event, action and destiny; and as we all know he is in heaven right now looking down at his family. He was needed in heaven. Bless his soul

Benny, Carmen & Twins (Julian and Adrian) feeling your pain as well
March 04, 2008
I do not know you all personally but my thoughts are with you.
March 04, 2008
Prayers, condolences and support are with your family, my friend.
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very tragic time. May God keep you in his as well.
March 04, 2008
You are in our hearts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Lt. Rafael Vazquez
March 04, 2008
What a horrific and senseless tragedy. My prayers and condolences go out to your family. RIP.
March 04, 2008
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you ALL. Please let us know if you need anything!
Your former neighbor,
Kelly, Brad & Andrew Michael
March 04, 2008
YOU`LL BE MISSED, YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS
March 04, 2008
My heart felt prayers are with this beautiful family. I pray that the Lord will comfort you in this time of your lost. May his blessing and peace keep you.

Prophetess Angela
March 04, 2008
Dear Vazquez Family~
Our deepest sympathy go out to you during this time. I pray that Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour would be a comfortor to you and your children. We are deeply sorry for your families loss. May God bless you and comfort you every day of your lives.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless and your family on your loss.
March 04, 2008
Michele & family,

My deeptest sympathy at your loss. Many thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation

March 04, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in our prayers.
March 04, 2008
For Ray and his surviving family-

I am a school teacher in Lake Placid, Florida and hearing this story truly hurt me.

I send all my wishes on this horrible crime. God bless the Vazquez family.
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy for Rafael's wife and children.
Retired PBCFR
March 04, 2008
Oh how tragic! He sounds like a wonderful husband and father and it is so sad. I am truly sorry for your loss. I know that words can sound so hollow when things like this happen but I pray that the Lord will give you His strength and His peace in the coming days. Jesus said that he would be the father to the fatherless so lean on that and be strong for your children. They will need you so much more now. Find friends you can lean on too and allow yourself to grieve so that you can heal. Don't isolate yourself but instead let others help you. I will keep you and your family in prayer.
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Please know that everyone is thinking of you.
March 04, 2008
I am so very sorry in the loss of your husband and father of your children. Our prayers are with you that God will comfort and strengthen you at this time.
March 04, 2008
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss.
March 04, 2008
Dear Vasquez Family,

We a sincerely sorry for your tragic loss. We pray that God will give you all that you need during this time. Our community will continue to pray for you.
March 04, 2008
TO THE VAZQUEZ FAMILY:

MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN THE MEMORIES AND STRENGTH KNOWING THAT THERE ARE MANY WHO ARE PRAYING FOR YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

GOD BLESS
March 04, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
With deepest respects from all of us at U.S. Security Associates. There is no excuse when something like this happens to a good and honest person.
March 04, 2008
IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I PRAY FOR HIS WIFE AND KIDS. THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT HE WILL BE THERE TO PROTECT THEM FROM ABOVE. I USED TO LIVE IN THE LAKE WORTH AREA. AND ITS NOT THE SAME ANYMORE. RAFAEL VASQUES WAS THERE TO HELP PEOPLE AND WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM WHAT HE LOVED DOING AND HE'S FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND HE'S FAMILY.
March 04, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
RJ my thoughts are with you and your family. If you need anything you can call me and Steve at the beach. take care and god bless
March 04, 2008
Our family is very deeply saddened by these tragic events. Our thoughts, prayers and empathies are with you all.

Grieve together, love together, and laugh together.

There is still love in this world and we must all carry on the best we can.

March 04, 2008
To My Cousin, His Family, and his friends. Our family is devastated by this loss. I love my cousin like my brother and a big part of me is lost. Our prayers are with you.
March 04, 2008
Michelle,
Our prayers are with you, and if there is anything we can do to help you from Orlando, Marc will have all of our contact information. Ray was loved by so many, and will be missed
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathies to his wife and child.... RIP...
March 04, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 04, 2008
God only takes the best. He called Rafael because he wanted him in heaven. God will give His angels charge over his wife and children.
Stay close to Jesus and take comfort in the fact that you will meet again in Eternal Glory!
March 04, 2008
Dear Vazquez Family,

May God bestow peace and his richest blessings to your hearts and souls. We cannot understnad or even imagine your pain and sorrow; however, just know that many people are praying for you to pass through this trial with strength and calmness.
May God bless you all.
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Vazquez family & everyone involved in the tragedy. I can't imagine the pain his wife & 5 children are going through. Please try to stay strong during this difficult time.

Marlene, you talk about your cousin Rafael sooo much, that I feel like I know him:) He was your best friend, you did everything together from childhood days & I know it hurts, it hurts really bad. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Travel safely & I'll see you when you get back.
March 04, 2008
My heart goes out to you and your family at a hard time like this. There really isnt anything that anyone can say or do to fill the emptyness you all must be feeling, but just know your husband, Father, Son , Uncle, nephew, Just know that Ray is in Heaven watching over his family. I will keep your family in my prayers.
March 04, 2008
Dear Vazquez family,

Our deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May God be with you and give the strength to the family in this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Vazquez family members. And to the brother and sister firefighters of the Palm Beach County Fire and Rescue Department. may God comfort you each and every day.
March 04, 2008
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss and your family's loss.
You have my deepest sympathy.
March 04, 2008
May God be with you during this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Dear Vaszquez family,
I am sorry for your loss. Vaya Con Dios, Rafael! God bless him and his family.
March 04, 2008
Dearest Michelle and Family,
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you at this time...
Love, Max and Roxi
March 04, 2008
Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. So young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family,
I am so saddened by your loss. I wish you strength and courage during this difficult time. Ray sounds like a great person and I'm sorry he was taken from you in such a violent way.

Peace,
L Abate
March 04, 2008
Truly Sorry for your loss.
March 04, 2008
To the loved ones of Mr. Vazquez:

May God surround you all in His loving arms. May the peace, comfort and understanding that only God can provide carry you through this sad time. I am praying for you all. Mr Vazquez's legacy and memories will make each day bearable. God bless and keep you all.
March 04, 2008
May God give strength to the family in this time of heartache. Heavenly God, please shower this family with your strength, love and peacefulness. Please guide them in their questions towards you.
March 04, 2008
Vazquez family: Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with you during this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
To the Vasquez family my deepest condolences and sympathy on the loss of Rafael. I dont understand it. God allowed it. May his peace be with you during this horrible tradegy.
March 04, 2008
Mrs. Vazquez and family: You have my greatest sympathy and continued prayers. We cannot comprehend why this happen - only God holds the keys to the secret things of life. God has a time and a purpose for those that trust in Him, and His answers are ultimately for our good, and His glory. I pray for your comfort and healing during this time of grief.
March 04, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 04, 2008
May God provided the Vazquez family with comfort, peace and stregth so they may overcome this tragedy and continue their father's legacy;
Rest in Peace LT. Rafael Vazquez.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I was born and raised in the West Palm/ Lake Worth area. Mr. Vazquez obviously lived to serve. Words cannot express the sympathy I feel for your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy for the entire Vazquez family. My heart goes out to you. God will help you handle this difficult time in your lives.
March 04, 2008
Children,
Your Dad is a hero kids look up to. He was a man with very special qualities. He was a man of strength and courage. He put the needs and lives of others before his own.
He will always be a role model to all of you wherver you go in life.
I did not know your Dad personally but I can just tell he was a very special person..a hero.
March 04, 2008
Michelle,

Portofino wants you to know that you and your family are in all of our thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. God Bless you.
March 04, 2008
No words can convey how deeply saddened we are for the family of Mr. Vazquez. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children.
March 04, 2008
Rey, words can never express my feelings at a time like this. I think about our paintball game just a few months ago, and your wonderful sons that enjoyed it with us, and how lucky we were to have you. Our deepest sympathy goes out to your loved ones. We will watch over your family any way we can, please feel comfort in knowing this.  You are missed and loved my friend. Fair winds and following seas, Semper Fi.
March 04, 2008
Its a terrible thing to lose someone so dear to you, especially through violence, I speak from personal experience. I would like for you to know, even though I do not personally know the victim or his family members, I will keep them in my prayers. My heart goes out to his wife and children. May God be with them...
March 04, 2008
Dear Michelle,
You have many friends and we're all here for you. xoxoxox
March 04, 2008
Michelle,

I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you and your family are going through. We were stunned to hear about Ray. I know you are a strong person and the Good Lord will give the strength you need to get through this horrible tragedy. It has been a couple of years since we have seen each other, but I still remember you guys from when our kids played baseball together. Our prayers are with you and the kids. I can be reached at calomi@bellsouth.net. If you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me.
March 04, 2008
Michele
I am so sorry for your loss. It doesn't seem long ago when we all worked at Life Fleet together and you were in my wedding. If you need anything just look me up. I can't beleive you have to go through this. All my thoughts are with you!
March 04, 2008
My heart is deeply sadden for the Vazquez Family. My thoughts and Prayers are with Michele and Rafael's children. May God keep you and your family strong and know that many of your fellow community pray for you.
March 04, 2008
I am terribly sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to your family and friends who were very close to you. Especially to your little boy. God bless your family!!
March 04, 2008
My Deepest Sympathies to the Vazquez family. My thoughts are with you. God Bless you all!
March 04, 2008
I'd like to leave an afterglow
Of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times
And bright and sunny days
I'd like the tears
of those who grieve,
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.
March 04, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prays are with you all. May God bless you, your family and friends.
March 04, 2008
My sincere condolences
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your lost. Just no he is in the right place and he will be taken care of the right way. God is always the answer to every pray .

Remember god loves you keep the faith.
March 04, 2008
Our deepest sympathies to your wife and children. May they remember you on your best days.
March 04, 2008
R.I.P Ray, great father, great man! I send my love to the family always. I got you tiff.
March 04, 2008
May GOD be with you and your children. A senseless depart, but into a wonderfull place where he is with you always. May you find some kind of PEACE.
March 04, 2008
As the daughter of a firefighter, who served 42 yrs with Arlington Engine Co. #1, in Poughkeepsie, NY., I cannot begin to imagine your grief. As a child my biggest fear was the loss of my Dad in fire. Never this. GBU all. I will pray for you all each day.
March 04, 2008
May God hold you tightly through the arms of His servants. May God comfort you in your time of grieving. My heart goes out to you and your children.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that Mr. Vazquez is safe in His arms.
March 04, 2008
Ray gave true meaning to the words friendship and brotherhood. I am thankful for the time I had with him and he will live on in my memory forever. May God shine down on his family at this trying time.
March 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you Michele and the kids.
March 04, 2008
May God provide the Vazquez family with comfort, peace and strength so they may overcome this tragedy and continue their father's legacy. Rest in peace Lt. Rafael Vazquez.
March 04, 2008
May God be with you and your family in this very difficult time - I am very sorry for your loss - God Bless you all!
March 04, 2008
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Gold Bless you.

Joe Vitale - PBC27
March 04, 2008
My deepest sorrow to you and your family. My prayers are with you.
March 04, 2008
So sorry for your loss, a great man and father has left this Earth for a little while and will rise in paradise as the Lord has promised my sympathy goes to you and your family.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you can find comfort in your faith that God will see you through this. My prayers are with you.
March 04, 2008
May you and your family know God's strength and peace. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
as a new mother and wife, I can't even imagine the pain your are going through but just know that God loves you and your family and he will make sure that everything will be okay. I will pray for you.
March 04, 2008
RED,

I love you so much, God knows I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for you and your family. Michelle just know that God has your back and will get you through the hard times.... If there is anything I can do for you i'm a just phone call away.

Love,
Robert L. Hite
PSPD 155
March 04, 2008
To our Brothers/Sisters and Family of Brother Vazquez,
We are very sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you in this time of tragedy.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
Prayers and condolances for the family.
March 04, 2008
May he "Rejoice In Heaven"
March 04, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 04, 2008
You and your entire family are in my prayers. We love you, but God loves you best.
March 04, 2008
He is truly in the arms of God. We will pray for your family.
March 04, 2008
Rest in Peace, Ray. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to your loving wife and family.
March 04, 2008
I met Ray when we worked for Lifefleet. Although I have not worked there for over 10 years, there are many I will always remember and Ray was one of them. Why did something so horrible have to happen to such a great man???
My thoughts and prayers are with Michelle and your family.

R.I.P. Ray
March 04, 2008
I am praying for you, I have 5 grown children and 7 grands, I CANNOT imagine please know the community supports and loves you and we are praying God touches you and your children.
March 04, 2008
Ray you were a great neighbor with a great family and I can't beleive that this happened to you. I am glad that I had the chance to know you when I did. Michelle all of my thoughts are with you and the kids, I wish I had the power to make it less painful for all of you.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for you loss. My heart goes out to your family.Your family will stay in my prayers. May God bring blessing to your family after this tragedy. My fiancee is a Lt. Firefighter for Deerfield Bch. I can't imagine the pain your family is feeling. This community will come together for you!! We care.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family, May god see you through this difficult time. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. We are very proud of the man that kept our streets and home safe. May you, Rafael rest in peace.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your friends, family and memories bring you comfort.
March 04, 2008
So very sad, so very unnecessary. Deepest sympathies to the Vasquez family.
March 04, 2008
~*~Letter From Heaven~*~
By Ruth Ann Mahaffey




To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness;
here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you,
when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again;
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night,
the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth,
and all those loving years
because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers
unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night...
"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street,
and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go...
from that body to be free,
remember you're not going...
you're coming here to me.

~Author~

Ruth Ann Mahaffey
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©Copyright 1998-2002

Written in memory of my late husband, Richard Mahaffey


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March 04, 2008
Hello, I am sorry this happened to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers. I am from Palm Beach County. May Jehovah God be with you forever...
March 04, 2008
So sorry to hear about your loss. May God guide and comfort your family through this senseless tradgedy. Rest in peace Ray.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 04, 2008
You seemed to be a wonderful man and I sincerely hope that all goes well in the lives of the family you tragically left behind.
March 04, 2008
Michele
Our prayers are with you during this time. We love you and pray God's comfort and peace will sustain you.
Hold on to your faith and the good memories.
March 04, 2008
To lose a loved one is like losing a piece of your heart. But you don't really lose it, you merely give it to the one you have lost, to carry with them, until you are once again reunited with them.
When they leave, they also leave a piece of themselves with you, to carry in your heart, to replace this absence. This is the actual presence of their absence. This is also the pain that you feel in your heart. The feeling of pain, in this case, is not a bad feeling. Instead it is a good feeling.
Know that it would not hurt if Love was not there. Therefore the pain at the loss of a loved one, is the Love you have for them. Even through the pain: Love is
Good.
God bless and comfort you
March 04, 2008
I had the great pleasure to work with Ray and Michelle at JFK medical center . My prayers are with you . God bless. Ray your a good man
March 04, 2008
I can not even begin to express the sadness that has filled me. You and your family are in the prayers of my wife and I. May God comfort you in this terrible tragedy.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with the Vazquez family at this tragic time.
March 04, 2008
Matthew 25:21 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities."
March 04, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
March 04, 2008
As a wife and mother, my heart goes out to the Vazquez Family. I am so sorry for your loss! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you at this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 04, 2008
Michelle, we are praying for you and your family. Please know that we love you.
March 04, 2008
My heart and prayers are with you all. I know what it feels like to have a senseless crime take the life of someone so special. I lost both my aunt and cousin the same way in December. Many told me God needed another angel and now that angel watches you from the heavens. I shall pray for him and your family as I do for my aunt and cousin. God bless you and your family.
March 04, 2008
I KNOW THE PAIN YOU ALL ARE FEELING RIGHT NOW - I LOST MY FATHER CHRISTMAS DAY 2007 AND I AM STILL FEELING VERY EMPTY INSIDE. I WILL KEEP YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS.
March 04, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 04, 2008
So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time in dealing with your loss.
March 04, 2008
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
We are sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you. May God Bless you and keep you safe in his heart!
March 04, 2008
To Mrs. Vazquez:
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain and I hope you can remain strong for your children. God bless you and your family. I know there aren't any words that can help, I recently went through the death of my brother, also from a gun, but time will help the hurt fade. My deepest sympathies are with you.
March 04, 2008
My heart is broken, I have such newfound respect for the Fire Department since 911. They are American Heroes everyday.
March 04, 2008
My Heart goes out to your family in this time of grief! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Rest in Peace my brother Firefighter!
5-5-5-5
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family: May god see you through this difficult time. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.
March 04, 2008
I would like express my sincere condolences to this family. I am a family member of the victims in December at Town Center and I understand what you are going through. I feel so sorry that this hard working, respectable & loving family is now missing such an important and wonderful member. I do not know you but everyone is saying what a wonderful person this was. This is a very sad day for our community. May God Bless you and restore some level of peace to your family.-Nancy
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 04, 2008
May God Bless Your Soul.. Our thoughts and prayers will always remain with you and your family and our prayers are that HE guides and protect your family through these trying times. Good Bless the Vazquez family.
March 04, 2008
Vazquez Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I lost my father 18 months ago in a tragic car accident. I wish you peace, love and hope. By the Grace of God you will find comfort in His arms.
March 04, 2008
My condolences go out to your family. I know what it is like to loose my father suddenly, and all I can say is I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all!
March 04, 2008
Heavenly Father, please take him into your arms. You know that he was a good father, he died proving so....My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Que Dios los bendiga.
March 04, 2008
Vazquez Family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Losing another brother is so hard for all of us. Know at this time, we are here and our hearts cry for all of PBCFR...God Bless you.
March 04, 2008
Prayers and our deepest sympathy to you all.
March 04, 2008
I am very sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy. Our praysare with you everyday
March 04, 2008
Very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Your family is in my prayers.
March 04, 2008
We are heartbroken to hear of your loss and pray that God comforts your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy , Rest in peace my brother
March 04, 2008
Michele and Kids,
We LOVE you and Love Ray. A great father, a great husband and a great friend will be missed. A hole is in our hearts. All of our love is with you and the kids. "Ray Man" We Love You
March 04, 2008
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. God Bless.
March 04, 2008
Michelle - We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sadness.
March 04, 2008
God Bless the Family. We are sorry for the loss.
March 04, 2008
My heart aches for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. May God Bless you during this time of terrible sorrow.
March 04, 2008
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.May God bless you all in this time of need.
March 04, 2008
We pray to our Heavenly Father for your comfort and strength in this trial. Our tears mingle with yours. God bless you.
March 04, 2008
It's especially tragic to lose someone who dedicated his life to helping others, as have you. Our prayers are with you and your son. May he always know that his parents are heros in our eyes.
March 04, 2008
Our hearts go out to LT. Vazquez's family.
March 04, 2008
May God provide you with the much needed strength at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 04, 2008
You are in our thoughts and prayers
March 04, 2008
May God provide you with the much needed strength at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 04, 2008
our prayers are with you and the kids . he was a great guy and will be missed
March 04, 2008
My Prayers and thoughts are with your family. I will pray to God to give you all the comfort you need in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the deepest sympathy I feel for you and your family. Rafael will always be a hero to us.
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Vazquez family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
Lord, I pray that you will be with Rafael's family and friends during this time. Give them courage, hope, strength, and your peace. Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Amen
March 04, 2008
May your tears subside soon so that you may see the beauty your husband/dad will show you from above with the help of the Lord. My deepest sympathy.
March 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy.
March 04, 2008
May The God of Grace, Mercy and Love, comfort you and your family during this very difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 04, 2008
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
March 04, 2008
This has been the worst day of my life.You have been a loving brother to me. I sit here writing this with a broken heart knowing I'll never see you again. May God Bless You Scooter!!! Your Cousin Phil
March 04, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the family. May God console your hearts and pains' that your enduring at this time. Rafy will be missed. May God bless the Family.
March 04, 2008
I cannot find the words to express my deep sorrow for the loss of such a wonderful person as Ray. He will always hold a special place in my heart and memory. My thoughts and prayers are with Michelle and the kids at this trying time.
March 04, 2008
With deepest sympathy. We pray that you receive the comfort and peace that only God gives at this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
May God Bless you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Our hearts and prayers go out to you during this terrible time.
March 04, 2008
May God ease your pain, and God bless our hero. He will always be watching over all of you.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayer.
March 04, 2008
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
We love you, and you and your family will be in our prayers.

Sorry!
March 04, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
Sorry for the tragic loss of a loved one. My heart goes out to you and your family.
March 04, 2008
With all our thoughts and prays to you Mrs Vazqueze and your children. The firefighters of IAFF local S-2 Massport Fire Department,Boston MA.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
His last act was being a good Dad. What an everyday hero. I am so sorry for your loss.
March 04, 2008
I am deeply sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
March 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!
March 04, 2008
may the lord be with you and your family. the milstead's lakeland fl
March 04, 2008
Dear Vazquez Family:

Rafael was an honorable man, and one who loved his family and profession. He will always watch over and protect all those he loved. God bless you during this time of grief.
March 04, 2008
Michelle, my heart breaks for you and your children in your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you are cared for by many but you know if you need anything Sal or I are just a phone call away.
March 04, 2008
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU CHIMPEE AND YOUR FAMILY..IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..YOUR IN MY PRAYERS..
March 04, 2008
WHAT A TRAGIC LOSS,MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY NOW AND FOREVER
March 04, 2008
Both my wife and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Public Service families are "special" because we give so much selflessly of ourselves. May GOD give you the strength to continue on. May RAY rest in peace.
OFC. Sostre, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Police
March 04, 2008
Rest in peace and may God watch over your family.
March 04, 2008
My deepest sorrow to the family. May God Help you through this difficult time.
March 04, 2008
Words seem meaningless at a moment like this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family:
We are so sorry to hear about your loss - Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow - GOD will take care of you and your family.
March 04, 2008
You are in our prayers. We mourn the loss of a hero.
March 04, 2008
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
March 04, 2008
To the Vazquez family: Please accept my condolences...my heart breaks for you. I am so saddened by this senseless tragedy.
March 04, 2008
OUR Deepest Sympathies
March 04, 2008
We love you Michelle and are here for you.
March 04, 2008
Nothing written here can erase the sudden and immense pain your family is suffering now... but please know that you are in the prayers of thousands.

It is our hope that these prayers may support you in your darkest hours. God bless you... and your husband and dad for all the sacrifices he had made in his professional life to support our community.
March 04, 2008
I sit here and can not seem to find the appropriate words to describe how I feel. This killing was so senseless, unfair, wrong, immoral, so tragic.

I didn't know Rafael Vazquez but yet my life is so similar to Mrs Vazquez's family life.

We too, are a blended family and my husband also helps people as he works in law enforcement.
We enjoy eating at Wendy's on occasion and just the other day we enjoyed eating at a fast food place.
Why God decided to allow someone like your dear husband and devoted father to be taken so young when he is obviously so needed is something I doubt any could understand.
I am sure one day this will be explained to you by God himself.

May God strengthen your family and give you all peace of heart and soul to make it through this most difficult time.

My offer of condolences is all I can give, it doesn't seem like enough and for this I am sorry.

My heart is so terribly saddened for you and I weep and pray for you all.
March 04, 2008
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Vasquez family. I pray that god give you the strength to get through this extremely hard and devastating time. I pray for the growth of the children without their father. I pray for strength for his wife to continue and to be strong for the sake of her children. Just know that you are not alone. I'm so sorry you had to experience a moment like this. May God bless you. I will keep you in my prayers.
March 04, 2008
Very sorry for your loss - Rafeal is what makes our world great - he obviously spent his life helping others and sounds like a great husband and father. God will be with him and he will be looking down on all of you and his memory will never fade. He lives in you.
March 04, 2008
your heart wrenching loss is felt by all who work in emergency services, for it's something that could happen to any of us at any time. be strong, rely on god for strenth
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your children. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 04, 2008
Please accept our deepest sympathies for your tragic loss. May God bless you during your time of mourning.
March 04, 2008
Michelle I'm so sorry for your loss. Ray was a good guy and will never be forgotten. Just remember you will always have your second family by yourside, so if you need anything just ask.
R.I.P BROTHER
Jeff Rudd PBCFR Sta 31/B
March 04, 2008
God Bless you Rafael and your family. Our Lord works in mysterious ways and your passing leads us to see that your duty here was finished and that He needs you in His Kingdom. Lord, welcome Servant Vazquez and may Your grace be with his family during these challenging days ahead.
March 04, 2008
Deepest sympathies to Rafael Vazquez's family. We mourn with you.
March 04, 2008
i'm sorry for your loss.he was a great man,father,husband and hero.
we are all praying for you and your family.
we'll miss you.
March 03, 2008
I was deeply sad when I learned of todays events. I work with PBCFR and ran on a couple of calls with Lt. Vazquez. My thoughts and prays go out to you and your family in this time of need! He will never be forgotten and will always look down upon you and your family.

The Firefighter's Prayer:

When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child before it is too late, or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my every neighbor and protect his property.
And if according to my fate I am to lose my life this day, Please bless with your protecting hand my family this I pray.
March 03, 2008
Michelle,
We are so sorry. Please call me at anytime if you just want to talk. We love you guys, and your family is in our prayers. God Bless.
March 03, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 03, 2008
I am so saddened by your lost. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My prayer is with your family.
March 03, 2008
I am so sorry about your loss! Please be strong. You and your children are in everyone's thoughts and prayers!
May God relieve your pain!
March 03, 2008
Our prayers are with all of you
Warmest Regards,
The Roisin Dubh Pipe Band
March 03, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children. May the love of family and friends help you through this time of sadness.
March 03, 2008
God Bless you and your family. We are sorry for your loss.
March 03, 2008
Godspeed Rafeal. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
March 03, 2008
All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Minta Tauer, D.O.
Widow
Former PBSO Deputy John Tauer
March 03, 2008
With deepest sympathy for this senseless loss. May it help in some small way to know that so many people are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.
March 03, 2008
I didn't know Rafael but this tragedy hits home for many of us because it was so random. It could have been any one of us as citizens. It's unbelievable. So tragic. I am so sorry for this huge loss and for your children.
March 03, 2008
Michelle,
Your an excellent mother, friend and police officer. Mimie and I were very saddened to hear the news of your sudden and tragic loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and praryers.

Love,

Cpl. Christopher and Mimie Fusaro
PSPD
March 03, 2008
This story has deeply hurt my heart. I am so sorry for you loss.
March 03, 2008
Our prayers are with the Vazquez Family and with the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Thank God for great men like Lt. Vazquez that give their lives to serving their community.
March 03, 2008
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
March 03, 2008
May God hold you and take care of you and your family in this deeply saddened time. Our hearts go out to you and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
March 03, 2008
May God's Angels Always Follow You.
March 03, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 03, 2008
May God give you comfort in your time of sorrow.
March 03, 2008
I am so sorry this has happened to you and your family.....
Many blessings to you all during this crazy time and for always afterwards.
March 03, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 03, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and my prayers are with you.
March 03, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May his memories bring you comfort.
May The Lord Bless
March 03, 2008
Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this horrible time.
March 03, 2008
mrs.vazquez i am so so sorry i know the feeling of losing a love one in a second from the bottom of my heart i give you my condolences.god will give you and your family lots of stregth .god bless your husband and god bless your family
March 03, 2008
May your family somehow feel God's presence during this unbelievably difficult time.
March 03, 2008
I am sorry for your loss... we just have to thank the lord that we were blessed with our loved ones while they were with us and know that they are our gaurdian angels when they leave us... with all our prayers
March 03, 2008
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 03, 2008
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Vazquez family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
March 03, 2008
My sincerest condolences to you and yours. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. May God bring you stregnth and comfort during this time. God Bless.
March 03, 2008
I drove by right after this happen and Sal told my mother that you were there with your husband. I am so sadden by this tragedy. You and your family are in my families thoughts.
March 03, 2008
My Family And I Are So Sorry For Your Lost. Our Thoughts And Prayers, Will Always Be With You In Your Time Of Sorrow.
March 03, 2008
Deepest sympathy. May God bless the family and give them strength.
March 03, 2008
We are so so very sorry about your loss. Our throughts and prayers are with you. May time heal all wounds.
March 03, 2008
Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family.
March 03, 2008
My deepest symapthy goes out to the Vazques Family. Its been a while since I saw your family last, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
-Kevin Lashells F.D.L.E. Capitol Police
March 03, 2008
May I offer our condolences on behalf of IAFF Local 1560 and all of Boca Raton Fire Rescue. Please accept our sympathies for your loss.
March 03, 2008
My heart aches for you and your family during this tragic time.
March 03, 2008
May God hold you close in your time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
March 03, 2008
My heart goes out to you and your children...stay strong and know there is a bigger plan in this world than you can imagine right now that it will shed it's light one day on this tradgedy.
March 03, 2008
My heart goes out to you and your family.
March 03, 2008
Michelle,

Joyce and I are devastated by this news. If there is anything we can do for you and the kids right now we'll be there for you. We loved you and Ray from the day we met you. I will call tomorrow. God bless you and the kids in this time of sorrow.

We love you,

Dan & Joyce Belcher and family
March 03, 2008
Michell, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. This is your cousin Stacy in Grand Rapids, MI. Take Care of yourself
March 03, 2008
My sincere condolences go out to the entire Vazquez family during this difficult time. Those who got the opportunity to work beside this fine man are truly blessed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You will always be America's hero up in heaven!
March 03, 2008
I'm extremely sorry for your family's loss. You are in my prayers!
March 03, 2008
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
March 03, 2008
Our prayers are with you.
March 03, 2008
Our most sincere sympathy to the wife and children of this very dedicated man. May God comfort you and bless you in this time of sorrow. Our hearts are broken for you. Sincerely, The Fleming family
March 03, 2008
The entire FD family is thinking of you and praying for you.
March 03, 2008
May you find comfort in your family, friends and in the memories that you have of your loved one. I pray that God will give you strength during this very tragic time.
March 03, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, your wife, your children. What a sad loss to the community.
March 03, 2008
Let him be remembered for being a daily hero and a human that chose to help others. My thoughts go out to his family. To his son, know that your father loved you.
March 03, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss, my heart hurts for his wife, children, and any other family and friends. His love for his family is apparent, I know he will continue to watch over his friends and family... The family is in my prayers. God bless his wife and children.
March 03, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I hope you and your family find comfort from wonderful memories. With deepest sympathy.
March 03, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 03, 2008
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
March 03, 2008
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
March 03, 2008
My deepest condolences to Michelle and her whole family. Although I haven't seen Ray in a long time. I remember working with him at AMR and I know that his calming and professional manner will be missed. He was a good friend to many.
March 03, 2008
God and his Angels are watching over your family, may you rest in peace. You are a hero in our eyes...God bless you.
March 03, 2008
My heart goes out to you, the family, in your time of need.
March 03, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. Lt. Vazquez is a true hero. May God bless you and your family.
March 03, 2008
May God bless you and your family. My prayers are with you.
March 03, 2008
Our prayers are with you, your family and friends. It's so sad and your death makes me mad - but I know God got another wonderful human today. I can't imagine what your family are going through and I ache for them and wish I lived closer to be near them. Thank you for being a wonderful human.
March 03, 2008
My thoughts are with you during this very sad time.

(retired MDFD)
March 03, 2008
Ms. Vazquez, please remember he did not die in vain...Rafael is now in heaven with all the unforgotten hero's...God bless you and your chlidren.. PBSO Deputies,
March 03, 2008
Our prayers are with you and all involved in this senseless tragedy. Lean on God in these monstrously difficult times. The Yasi Family-Austin, Texas
March 03, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. God bless our american hero. God bless this family in grief
March 03, 2008
Please know that you are in many people's hearts and prayers....he put his life on the line for all of us, only to be taken away inexplicably....may you see his courage in your children's eyes, may you see his love in your memories....
March 03, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of confusion and sorrow.
March 03, 2008
May God Bless the family and i`ll keep your family in my prays.
March 03, 2008
Sorry for your loss. He was a brother firefighter and friend of a friend. God Bless. Lt. Tuttle FLFD
March 03, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
March 03, 2008
If there is anything my family or myself can do to help you during this difficult time please let us know. May God bless you and your children as you go through this most difficult time. jamiesmith421@yahoo.com
March 03, 2008
I am very saddened for your loss...such a terrible tragedy..I am praying for you and your family at this very difficult time..Much love and prayers for you and your family...
March 03, 2008
I am so sorry for your family's loss. Lt. Vazquez was a hero. Please know the thoughts and prayers of a community are with your family during this time. May God bless you.
March 03, 2008
May God Bless You Mrs. Vazquez in this time of sorrow, and may you be strong for your five children. They need you now more than ever. My prayers go out to you and your family. He is now your Guardian Angel.
March 03, 2008
I'm sorry for your loss. May you be strong during this difficult time.
March 03, 2008
Sad, truely sad.
March 03, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 03, 2008
Words cannot express how very sorry I am for your family's loss.
March 03, 2008
We pray for the vazquez family in this difficult moment and may God give them strength through this difficult time.
March 03, 2008
This husband, father, and hero is now in the arms of the Lord. May the family find peace in knowing that they now have an angel watching over them. I wish you strength and guidance during this difficult time.
March 03, 2008
You and your family are in our prayers now and for years to come. May you find strength in God during your darkest times. So many people truly care. We are so very sorry for this devastating loss.
March 03, 2008
God Bless. My prayers are with your family.
March 03, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is torn to pieces when I think of your loss. I do not know your family but I share this pain with you. One moment, Mr.Vazquez, stood on this side with us, in another moment, he was welcomed into heaven by a loving and mericful God. Please hold on. Much love. Emmanuel G Morel
March 03, 2008
Tears flow and my heart aches for this family. I will be praying for the children and Officer Vazquez's wife for days to come. May God Bless you at this sorrowful time.
March 03, 2008
Please accept our deepest condolences
March 03, 2008
I love you dad. You will always be the best father. rjay.
March 03, 2008
Our hearts ache for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers. God Bless.
March 03, 2008
My thought and prayers are with you and your children. May God give you the strength that you need.
March 03, 2008
God Bless you and your family to include your extended family at Palm Beach County Fire Rescue during this difficult time. You are all in my prayers!
March 03, 2008
Words cannot express my sorrow at your loss.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 03, 2008
My heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow.
March 03, 2008
Please accept our deepest sympathies during this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this tragedy.
March 03, 2008
Our hearts go out to his wife and family. Ray died a hero today. God has a special place for fireman. Rest in peace, Lt. Vazquez.
March 03, 2008
Dear Vazquez family
There are no words to discribe the sorrow we feel for you in this moment. Please know that the Lord will see to it that you are provided for and we are covering you in prayer. God bless and our deepest condolences. You will forever be proud of the man your husband and father was.

The Wallace family
March 03, 2008
May Jesus Christ be with your wife and children at this difficult time.

Dr. Margaret
March 03, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 03, 2008
May god bless the family of Rafael Vazquez our hearts are with you in all of PBC.
March 03, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 03, 2008
My prayers are with and your families.
March 03, 2008
I am very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May god bless you and your children.
March 03, 2008
Oh hun, I am so sorry to hear of this. The kids and I will be down in a few days.
March 03, 2008
I can only offer my deepest, sincerest thoughts and all my prayers. I wish you God speed. I dont have the words to say how sad this makes me. God be with you all through this.
March 03, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 03, 2008
To an American Hero. May God hold you in his hands and keep you safe.
To his Family, He is smiling down on you. Refer to Picture
March 03, 2008
Michelle,
You're a good officer, friend and excellent mother. Mimie and I are so saddened with such a great loss for you and your family. You're in our thoughts and prayers. We will always be here for you.

Love,

Chris and Mimie and the entire Fusaro family
March 03, 2008
WITH MY DEEPEST CONDOLANCES TO A FELLOW BROTHER
March 03, 2008
God Bless you and your family. Rest in peace.
March 03, 2008
I am so very sorry. Take care of one another. May you find some comfort in the caring being sent your way.
March 03, 2008
Michelle, you and Ray were two of the best medics I worked with at JFK. You were always very caring and empathetic, and Ray was extremely calm and professional, always reassuring to the patients. I really appreciated your kind words at my brother's funeral service 8 years ago, and I wish I could do more than the fact I will keep you in my prayers. If I can be of any help in any way, please immediately call me at the Sheriff's Office, 688-3600. God Bless you and the children.
Krishna
March 03, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 03, 2008
Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You In Your Time Of sorrow.And May God Be With You And Your Children In This Difficult Time . We Will Keep You In Our Prayers.
March 03, 2008
Our condolences. We are praying for your family. May God comfort you.
March 03, 2008
Our hearts go out to your family and friends. Not only as a fellow brother but as a true hero. May god Bless you and your family!
March 03, 2008
May God bless you brother, it is sad to see any family lose a loved one, but it's even sadder when you hear that it is one of your own. R.I.P. brother. My condolences to your family.
March 03, 2008
Goodbye and may God bless you and your family.
March 03, 2008
I really don't know where to begin. I am a dear friend and colleague of Ray's. I had the priviledge to be his partner on R68 for 1 year. He was a great partner and truly made it a joy for me to come to work. There were so many times riding in the rescue we would find ourselves laughing about nothing at all. Outside of work there were many fishing trips, paintball wars, and parties with Ray and his family over the years that I will always hold dear. Especially last Christmas, when Ray and I were on shift together and we were able to attend my family's Christmas dinner. I will always remember Ray as a wonderful loving father to his 5 children and a devoted husband to his loving wife Michelle. I want to send my sincere condolences to his family on behalf of myself and my Fiance' Sarah Childs. "Ray, you give true meaning to the words friendship and brotherhood. You will forever be missed and will always be loved. God Bless You!" Sincerely, Joe Palandro
March 03, 2008
Michelle, we all love you so much. There are not words to express our sympathy and sorrow for you and your family at this time. Be strong and know that we are here for you.
March 03, 2008
May you rest in peace. You are a hero. God bless your family.
March 03, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that God strengthen you and your family in this time of need.
March 03, 2008
I am so sorry, may god be with you in these difficult times. God bless
March 03, 2008
God bless each and every one you. Our hearts go out to the victims and the families of this senseless tragedy.
March 03, 2008
We will keep your entire family in our prayers,

Robert & June Rochedieu,
Monterey, Ma.
March 03, 2008
Michele, and Kids, I am SO sorry to hear about this. The kids and I are coming home for the services. May God grant you strength now in your time of great need.
March 03, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. This is such a senseless tragedy for us to understand.
March 03, 2008
This is a tragedy beyond belief. Our community lost a wonderful fireman, and his family lost their husband and father. May God bless them in this time of need. This was such a senseless act.
March 03, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. He was just doing what a father would do for his child. He wanted to make him happy with a small toy. God Bless you.
March 03, 2008
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!!!
March 03, 2008
I'm really sorry for this loss. Hope that God takes you with him. God bless you. Rest In Peace Rafael Vazquez.
March 03, 2008
OUR MOST SINCERE SIMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
March 03, 2008
To the Vazquez family and friends, My tears fall with yours. May God give you strength and peace as you heal.
March 03, 2008
I feel horrible because this man wasn`t doing anything wrong but feeding his family. My sorrow goes out to you and your family. May god be with them.