Jaime Padron

July 5, 1971April 6, 2012

On April 6th 2012 Jaime Padron answered God's calling with great valor and honor in making the ultimate sacrifice for his community. Jaime was born July 5, 1971 to Juan and Zoila Padron in San Angelo Texas.

Jaime is lovingly survived by his daughters, Livi, age 6, and Ari, age 10, and their mother, Amy Padron. Jaime also leaves his brother, Johnny Padron and his wife, Gloria Padron with their children, John and Gabby; sister, Linda Diaz with her husband, Steve Diaz and their children, Christina and Steven; brother, Joe Padron, along with the Cox family from Wyoming. In addition, Jaime was blessed with the friendship of many wonderful people all of whom will always be regarded as family. Some of his honorary brothers include, Matt Baldwin, Bryan Bylsma, Rob Perry, Jeff Davis, Rob Sparks, Rahim Kidd, Mike Sheffield, the Austin Police Department, Police Chief Art Acevedo and the San Angelo Police Department.

Jaime graduated from Christoval High School in 1989 where he loved to play football. He joined the United States Marine Corps that summer. While in the Marine Corps, he received numerous recognitions, commendations and medals for serving his country honorably. He was a Veteran of Desert Storm and a very proud Marine. Although he completed his tour of duty with the Marine Corps in 1997, he continued to live the Marine Corps way. Jaime then worked for his father at the family dairy for about a year before he went to work for the Eden Detention Center as a prison guard. He graduated from San Angelo Police academy in 1995 and bravely served the City of San Angelo for over 13 years as a patrol officer and also serving as a member of the gang unit and a narcotics investigator. Jaime passionately loved his job and was a member of several associations including the Texas Narcotics Officers association receiving many awards. He also received several recognitions from Crime Stoppers of San Angelo recognizing his outstanding service.

Jaime was honored during his service with the Austin Police Department and received the following recognitions: Academic Achievement - July 2010; Master Police Officer - July 2010; Safe Driving Ribbon - 2012; and Purple Heart with Valor…. April 2012. Jaime received a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology with a supporting degree in Criminal Justice, graduating with honors from Angelo State University in 2004 all while working a full time job and raising a family.

He was a compassionate and caring man, who loved spending quality time with his family and his every devotion in life was for his daughters. His courage, strength and ability and love for his family is a tribute to the two people that gave him life; his parents. Giving him and all his family unconditional love showing him respect and honor and love for our God. He always greeted friends and family with a smile and genuine laughter throughout when he was around. Jaime was regarded by many as having a contagious smile.

He had a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles and loved riding often and collecting memorabilia. Jaime also loved to play golf and often times said he wished he had more time in the day to play. He was an avid runner participating in several charitable marathon events.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening, on Tuesday, the 10th of April 2012, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas.

Funeral services will be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, the 11th of April 2012, at Shoreline Church, 15201 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas. Honors will follow outside the church.

Officer Padron will then be taken to San Angelo, Texas and placed in the care of Johnson’s Funeral Home for additional services. A Rosary will be recited at six o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 12th of April 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 301 W. 17th Street, San Angelo, Texas.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ten o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 13th of April 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 301 W. 17th Street, San Angelo, Texas. US Marine Corps Honors will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Park, 4989 FM Road 1223, San Angelo, Texas.

The Padron family would like to thank their friends and family and all Law Enforcement agencies for their support and prayers throughout this most difficult time.

Jaime, we will miss you for this lifetime but will be elated to see you again in God's Kingdom. Semper fi.

Jaime, siempre estaras en nuestros corazones y te veremos en los rostros de tus hijas. Te extrañaremos en esta vida pero estaremos contentos de un dia vernos de nuevo en el reyno de Dios.

Cook-Walden Funeral Homes and Cemeteries is honored to assist the Austin Police Department and Officer Padron’s family with local services.

Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2012
  • Rosary Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 13, 2012

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Avie Lewis

August 3, 2016

My heart is broken for your family.
I am so glad to read about your faith and the faith of your family.

Amy Padron

April 8, 2015

It's been 3 yrs since you were taken from us. I can't believe it has been 3 yrs. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and sometimes it feels so much longer. Ariana and Olivia are doing good. We talk about you every day. You would be so proud of them. They are truly amazing. We miss you and love you.

Fran Reyes

April 7, 2014

I have no words to express to you, his loving family. God grant you,in all the days to come, you find peace and comfort in your heart.

Faye Cox

April 6, 2014

... your loving spirit and happy smile keeps us moving forward ???

raul castorena

April 7, 2013

Padron, I was a great friend that I got to serve with in the Marine Corps. I just recently learned of his death. My God be with his family. from raul castorena in del rio TX


June 17, 2012

Today is our first fathers day, without you. We miss you more than words can express. Thank you for being a great daddy. Don't worry Jaime, I promise that I will continue to get our babies through this day and all of the days to come. Ari, Livi and I miss and love you very much.

T. Araiza, former San Antonian

June 12, 2012

Jaime, your presence has been missed for 10 weeks now and your absence is not any easier for those of us left behind to grieve and mourn.

This lit candle symbolizes the light and love of your journey into God's safe haven.

This Sunday, June 17th, is "Father's Day," and you will be honored and missed beyond words....but, know this Jaime. Your death has brought together a sense of renewal. New friendships and relationships have developed. Some may stay and some may not, but nevertheless, you've brought many people together-many from afar.

Don't fret for too long, your "familia's" not taking this walk of grief alone. Your beautiful daughters have a strong support system in their mother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and your brothers in blue.

Happy Father's Day to you Jaime...

Scott Edwards

June 11, 2012

Sorry for your loss

Linda Padron Diaz

May 5, 2012

Thank you all for your kind words, beautiful prayers and support you have expressed through this guest book. I have read every single one of your heartfelt entries - they are both comforting and very meaningful to our family. Jaime will always live as long as we remember him.
We will most definitely look to his memories for comfort and shall continue to look to our God for healing. Jaime was a humble man of God that was raised with great love, respect, dignity and honor. It makes me very proud to see that Jaime will always be remembered with the same values our father and mother instilled in him. His young daughters will always know that their Daddy loved them so much and that he was a true American Hero way before this ever happened.
My heart was overwhelmed at the outpour of support from Law Enforcement, First responders, Citizens, friends and family from Austin to San Angelo and across the nation. This was a beautiful and honorable experience that I will never forget.
I am extremely proud that my brother chose to serve his country as a Marine and then to serve his community as a San Angelo Police officer and lastly to moved to the great city of Austin to serve as Senior Police Officer. He was very passionate about life and he loved his job. He had many brothers and sisters in blue whom he loved and who loved him back. No doubt he leaves a space in the Austin PD that will never be filled.
With great honor and respect
His loving sister –

Les Bird

May 3, 2012

Jaime was a great guy and officer. I am glad to have known and worked with him. May God be with the family and especially those little girls.