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I work in Fresno County as an EMT. From January to May 2014 I worked every Tuesday on one of the ambulances in Selma, CA. I remember hearing about two CHP officers that had lost their life on the 99 from one of the crew members I relieved. It hit me hard. I was very disturbed by the news.
I want you to know that despite the fact that I didn't know you or your partner -Officer Brian Law-, I have tremendous respect for you both. I respond to many calls on the 99, 41, 168, and 180 and I can always count on your brothers to be there -always professional and ready to help. I admire that.
I know they keep you in their memory. I can almost bet they are a reflection of who you were and what you believed in. I salute you Officer Juan Gonzalez. I salute you and there isn't a time where I don't acknowledge the freeway sign with you and your partner's name on it and say a little prayer.
I read somewhere online from one of your fellow officers that you were a very calm and professional man that never lost his temper no matter the stress. I also read online some time ago that you were very uplifting towards your fellow cadets during your academy training. You were a great man I am sure. It would have been a privilege to meet you and Officer Law.
I want you to know that I want to be a sworn officer of the law someday. I might possibly be one pretty soon if my medical and psych evaluation go well. If they do I will be a recruit heading into an academy. If I pass that I will be sworn in as a Sheriff Deputy with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. Whether if I serve with this agency or another I will reach my goal. When I do I will honor you by following your example and being calm, professional and kind for the benefit of my LE family, and those I serve.
I wish I could say more, but I will break with God Bless you, your family and your CHP family.
O. Rubio Nunez, EMT
American Ambulance, Fresno CA
October 1, 2015