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Posted by Helen Maxwell on January 6, 2021
On this eventful day in American history, I am awed by Jose's interview for my book about BHPD, when he told of the history of Cuba and its fall from liberty and freedom, how it progressed in stages into seizure of property, imprisonment of those who objected to communism, and even homicides by the state, how he was in camps eating only beans and rice as he was re-programmed for questioning communism in public school.

He said after all of that, even when he had a piece of gum, he was happy. He especially protested the loss of Freedom of Speech and he said the family could only talk about the weather and sports even inside their efficiency apartment, where there was no privacy left, even to use the bathroom. Amazingly, Jose said that enduring all of this made him a better person. What a lofty attitude.

Jose, you were a great teacher about what we take for granted in America. Jose knew these times would come, he was already disturbed by what he was seeing the year he lost his life. We are indeed at a turning point.
God Bless You, Jose.
Posted by BaronessLesa Frady on January 6, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday, Jose! I miss you!
Posted by Cindi West on January 6, 2021
Happy Birthday in heaven Jose’. I think of you often and wish you were still with us!
Posted by Ron Bayne on July 7, 2020
Miss you Jose
Posted by Terry Tebbe on July 7, 2020
Pensando en ti, amigo mio. Te echamos de menos. 
Posted by Ron Bayne on July 7, 2019
Thinking of you Jose and saddened by your passing.
Posted by Terry Tebbe on July 7, 2019
Somos tantos que te echamos de menos, Jose - que en paz descanse. Un abrazo fuertisimo de quien no te olvida, con muchos recuerdos de nuestras aventuras en L-E-S-T-pinche-P!
Posted by Jamie Blankenship on June 19, 2019
I was so saddened to hear of your passing. I admired you so much and you taught me so much in my immersion classes, things I've used so many times on the job and I'll always remember your kindness and enthusiasm for teaching street cops how to survive. R.I.P my dear friend, I'll never forget you!
Posted by Chris Chernock on March 26, 2019
I met you around 25 years ago. You conducted a class in Mirana, AZ. at a federal training camp. I trained with you several times in your immersion setting. You were able to teach me when others couldn't. I never forgot you. I never will. Teacher, Mentor, Friend. Thank you for you.
Posted by Helen Maxwell on January 6, 2019
Jose was all over the world spreading American law enforcement standards. Were he here right now, he could look across from the tribute to his career at Peel's Sanctuary and see a United States Air Force thousand pound C-130 propeller towering over the forest and a few of the tribute boulders to several of his peers - Andy Cain and David Cholet. The propeller, which took a long time to acquire, is a memorial to Jose and many other police officers, including a 9/11 victim out of NYPD, who were transported on C-130's to do their work, or to serve in the Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force and Army. We are trying hard not to forget what you have contributed to our nation. God Bless, Jose and his family.
Posted by Cindi West on January 6, 2019
I miss you Jose’! You had a positive impact on my life and so many others! I think about you often. RIP
Posted by Lesa Frady on July 10, 2018
Remembering you! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with so many of us in law enforcement. You were the greatest of mentors!
Posted by Ron Bayne on July 7, 2018
Thinking of you today Jose. Wish you were around to chat with.
Posted by Helen Maxwell on July 10, 2017
Jose, each day I sweep a wooden bridge by a thousand pound boulder with a metal plaque telling the story about your life. No excuses from you, even though you had a bumpy start in life, when Castro took over Cuba. You told me adversity only made you stronger. It is like your spirit is there where I pass each day. I say, "Hello." You left a mark on so many people's lives in so many countries. Truly, you will live forever.
Posted by Ron Bayne on July 7, 2017
Don Jose, I do miss you my man. So much of my classroom delivery today comes from what I had learned from you. You have left a legacy through many.
Posted by Cindi West on May 29, 2017
You have been gone almost a year now but I still think of you often. Sometimes I will pick up the phone to call you and realize I can't.  I miss your friendship, sense of humor and passion for teaching. You made a significant impact on my life. I love and miss you Jose!
Posted by Mike Avey on April 14, 2017
Sr. Jose:
I just learned of your passing and was saddened. I admire your passion, enthusiasm & diligence when you instructed our immersion class. On behalf of all the Tulsa Police Department Officers who attended the 2005 class, VAYA CON DIOS and MUCHAS GRACIAS. 

I use my Spanish skills everyday and am grateful to have known you. See you on the other side, Mi Amigo.

Sincerely,

Mike Avey
Tulsa OK
Posted by Shavon Simpson Williams on January 27, 2017
You were amazing!!!! You made me more passionate about learn Spanish along with all of the unique and beautiful differences. You will truly be missed. My heart is broken!
Posted by Tony Chris Rodriguez on January 8, 2017
Jose: We known each other since Jr High. You were always a good friend. We lost contact after High School and after so many years we surprisely met again at FLETC in Glenco,GA. You were always a good friend, we will always miss you. Until we meet again. I will never forget you.
Posted by Fabian Suarez on August 25, 2016
Maestro...you truly were the most interesting man in the world! You will be sorely missed by your friends in the Michigan State Police. Through your training and friendship you touched many Troopers in our department. God bless and keep an eye on us all Señor.
Posted by Donna Cox on August 17, 2016
Hello partner. I will never forget you. We learned much from one another and for that I thank you. I only wish I could have helped more. Rest my friend. Always xoxo
Posted by maria miquel on August 12, 2016
Jose, I will always remember your kindness and, your smile. Thank You for your friendship. Until we meet again, RIP !
Posted by Jr Noriega on August 12, 2016
You will be missed my friend RIP.
Posted by Tony Rodriguez on August 12, 2016
Jose RIP. I remember those days in High School when we used to hang out. Remember the day that we reconnected in GLENCO after all those years had passed from high school. You invited me to your home and had dinner with your beautiful wife and gorgeous children. I also remember the days you used to come to Miami to visit and meet at Monty Trainer's and you spoke about how proud you were of your wife and children. Jose we loved you my friend. RIP we will someday meet again.
Posted by John Savona on August 11, 2016
Jose,

You will be missed. I saw you as another father. I wish I had half the knowledge that you had. Thank you so much for sharing that knowledge. I have attended your Spanish for Law Enforcement Basic, Enhanced, Immersion, and Instructor Schools. I learned so much and they were so fun. Jose, you kept everyone laughing and what kept things so interesting is that sometimes I was not sure when you were serious or just relajando. I remember your saying "That excuse is as good as a screen door in a submarine. I want to thank you so much for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to advance in my Spanish Law Enforcement Career. Jose you are truly loved by many and have positively influenced many people. God bless you Jose and may you rest in peace. It was a pleasure meeting you and I will see you again in the House of the Lord.

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Posted by Helen Maxwell on January 6, 2021
On this eventful day in American history, I am awed by Jose's interview for my book about BHPD, when he told of the history of Cuba and its fall from liberty and freedom, how it progressed in stages into seizure of property, imprisonment of those who objected to communism, and even homicides by the state, how he was in camps eating only beans and rice as he was re-programmed for questioning communism in public school.

He said after all of that, even when he had a piece of gum, he was happy. He especially protested the loss of Freedom of Speech and he said the family could only talk about the weather and sports even inside their efficiency apartment, where there was no privacy left, even to use the bathroom. Amazingly, Jose said that enduring all of this made him a better person. What a lofty attitude.

Jose, you were a great teacher about what we take for granted in America. Jose knew these times would come, he was already disturbed by what he was seeing the year he lost his life. We are indeed at a turning point.
God Bless You, Jose.
Posted by BaronessLesa Frady on January 6, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday, Jose! I miss you!
Posted by Cindi West on January 6, 2021
Happy Birthday in heaven Jose’. I think of you often and wish you were still with us!
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Amazing man!

Shared by Connie CarterMansfield on January 28, 2017

I have to say, I became friends with this amazing man because of Andrea. And one day he was in town where I lived and asked if I would like to meet at one of the beach restaurant's.  Just wanted to talk and meet one of Andreas friends.  He use to comment allot on my fb and gave me great advise when I was going through a bad time. I did meet him and had one drink and we talked about how he loved Andrea andhis sons and grandkids.  I think he just needed a friend to talk to,vent to with not saying anything.  Looking back, I should of looked and checked on him more.  Just like my dad...but no signs I seen then either . To make a happy ending...he still lives on... my what happened on the day post...he shows up as a like or a statement and it makes me smile.  

Shared by Ron Bayne on November 22, 2016

I was devestated to hear of Jose's passing, a man I knew as so full of life and energy. I greatly appreciate all he had done for me and getting my instructing career started years ago with his law enforcement Spanish training. I personally witnessed Jose positively impact hundreds (maybe thousands) of law enforcement professionals with his work. 

Thank you for everything Jose...you are missed. 

Shared by Richard Rosa on August 19, 2016

I recently became aware of Jose's passing.  I want to extend my condolences to the entire Alentado family.  I first met Jose in 1994 while he was the Program Manager for the LESTP program at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ.  I was truly impressed by his ability to manage the program and his expertise with the subject matter.  I was one of the Adjunct Instructors assigned to assist with the program and fortunate to have worked with and know him.  He had a great sense of humor; wicked at times.  Being of Puerto Rican descent and Jose of Cuban descent, we would always rib each other.  May God provide your famly with  comfort, grace, understanding and love above to help you through this dificult period.  God bless your entire family.  Con todo respeto y amor para un colega y amigo.  Descanza en Paz.

Richard Rosa