This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Richard Mendez. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Condolence From: Det. Albert Bonilla
Condolence: To my dear NYPD Brother Richie,

I met you when I became a INTAC Instructor in July of 2001. We got to really know each other through teaching the new WMD COBRA course training to the new recruits and to the other officers already on the department. You and I and Pete had a crazy wonderful time training in Alabama’s COBRA Homeland Security course. You were one of the rarest and most dedicated Police Academy Instructors I have had the most honor and privilege of working with. Years later, you got sick with illness and I was given the special honor in picking you up at your home to drive you to Lefrack and the 50th Precinct Medical District. Now, you are with the Good Lord Jesus in eternal peace in heaven. I am so sorry I couldn’t make it to your wake because of rain and traffic, but today I truly honor your life and dedication to the NYPD! You are True Blue and my life is much more better that I met you. Take Care my Brother and we’ll see each other in the very far future in eternity.
Friday August 03, 2018
Condolence From: Jose Rosado
Condolence: I don’t know where to begin Richie. With a broken heart I will miss you. For all the years we have work together we had fun!! No matter what it was , crv, sandy you name we did it! I know you adopted me as a brother when you’re own brother pass . I will always considered you as my older brother. To my partner best friend mentor and brother I will miss you . You’re brother for life Jose ( Rosie) rosado.
Thursday August 02, 2018
Condolence From: Marta Gonzalez
Condolence: My deepest & heartfelt condolences to the Mendez family. Richie was my instructor during 9/11 & became a treasured friend. He always taught us with laughter & sarcasm during rough times. Throughout the years, we stayed in touch & he always remained a gentleman, a friend and a good person. May God bless and guide you into heaven where your smile will continue to shine. Rest in peace, my dear friend.
Thursday August 02, 2018
Condolence From: Oliveras Family
Condolence: Our condolences go out to the whole Mendez family at this time. May the good Lord help you all find peace and comfort. May he also rest the soul of our beloved friend Richie.

Oliveras Family.
Wednesday August 01, 2018
Condolence From: Barbara Martinez
Condolence: A true gentleman, you will be missed!!! My deepest condolences to the Mendez family!!!
Wednesday August 01, 2018
Condolence From: Ivan Borja
Condolence: Rest In Peace, Rich.... May God Bless You.
Tuesday July 31, 2018
Condolence From: Scott Cooper
Condolence: Richie - Thank you for your service. Your time with my cousin James Hursala as part of NYPD will live on and you will be remembered and honored. Godspeed on your journey.
Tuesday July 31, 2018
Condolence From: Mike Stewart (Ret. Sgt. - NYPD)
Condolence: Richie ... you made a difference in the lives of a generation of Police Officers; your experience and wisdom are assets that will be dearly missed. I treasure the many laughs we shared through the years and will miss your sense of humor, your smile and your contagious laugh. Please watch over (and protect) me, and all whose lives you’ve touched. Till we meet again, Brother ... Rest In Peace and God Bless You.
Tuesday July 31, 2018
Condolence From: stephen pitkiewicz
Condolence: Rest in Peace Rich...I thank God for giving you to us...I know you will be teaching up in heaven..
Tuesday July 31, 2018
Condolence From: GLORIA FELIX
Condolence: Richie, I will miss you so much and I thank you for the great talks and friendship you shared with me
you are a great person rest in peace my dear friend.

NYPD 95-34
Tuesday July 31, 2018