Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Saul Martinez

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, May 15, 1997

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Reflections for Officer Saul Martinez

He was a gift from God, that man was.

Bby girl
Fan

February 17, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 15, 2015

Officer Martinez,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. Your last act was to push your partner out of the way of that vehicle-that says it all about the type of officer and person you are. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 15, 2014

"El Protector", mi amigo! I just found you on this website, I remember our "coffee meet" just 2 days before you were taken from us. So many times we met or ran into each other on the streets of Coachella. You helped with translations, backed my butt and right from the time anyone met you, they knew and considered you to be their friend, no matter the color of your uniform or the badge they wore. We had such a warm and laugh-filled conversation at that coffee chat. When I went to my second job (weekend job at Sheriff's EVOC), someone asked me if I knew who you were and what had happened to you. I went cold and felt my knees weak. I am so sorry my friend, rest in peace and may your family have found the only peace in knowing you were an amazing person and were taken from us doing what you loved doing, you have impacted so many people with your character. I was lucky enough to visit and pay tribute to your name and memory at the memorial wall at the National LE Memorial in Washington DC. You have never left my thoughts amigo! TTFN, Neil

Sgt. Neil Slawson (former)
Coachella PD (now San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept)

March 31, 2014

Ofc. Martinez,

I was watiching the local news, and it has been 16 years since your passing. Being from the local area I still remember watching the same news station back in 97 when you passed. I was about 10 then and did not really know much or should I say put much thought into things.But now as an adult I have the honor of putting on a uniform and badge like you did!

Everyday I think of law enforcement officers like you before me, and think of the honor it is to be in the same company. I strive to be the best person everyday that everyone remembers you were. 16 years later you legacy lives on, and that speaks for the kind of officer and man that you were!

Rest in peace, keep us all safe

Correctional Deputy
Riverside County Sheriff's Department

May 25, 2013

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Brian
Friend

January 10, 2013

Hi nino I wish you were still here with us but I know that you are looking down on us from heaven and watching over your family making sure that we are traveling on the right path and taking care of us. We will always remember you nino you have inspired us to be everything that we can and to always follow our dreams and try our best. Thank you for everything you have done in our lives and in the lives you have helped change we will always love you nino!

Cesar Martinez
nephew/godson

September 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you their refletions.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 16, 2012

As I'm reading through all these wonderful reflections, my eyes get watery and I feel a knot in my throat. I am so proud to have someone as amazing as you be my father. It feels like just yesterday, 5 at the time, that I saw you come at night and give a kiss to my mom in forehead, as she lay asleep. I wish you could be here with me, Eli, and Saul watching us grow up, but I know that God took you for a reason, he needed an amazing angel like you to watch over heaven. I thank you for all the memories you have left with us. My mom has done such an amazing job in raising us and its incredible how strong she has been. Eli and Saulito have also done soo much in guiding me and I know it’s all due to how you raised us. I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE, thank you for always listening to my prayers and guiding me. TE EXTRANO PAPI.


Your little/big Baby,
Carolina Martinez

Carolina Martinez
Daughter

February 15, 2012

Hi Padrino I just wanted to stop by and say happy birthday and you were the best uncle/father/brother/friend anyone can ask for. I remember me and my sister would give presentations about you to our class mates and would touch everyones hearts when we would say what a great person you are. We love you padrino. Take care.

Cesar
nephew

November 15, 2011

Tio even tho I only knew you when I was 2 years old I just wanted to let you know that your story will live on forever. We will always remember you and we will miss you alot. Hopefully we will meet sometime in the futur again up in heaven. Thank you for everything you did for out family and your friends. You are the best padrino ever!!

Cesar
nephew

August 26, 2011

Tio even tho I only knew you when I was 2 years old I just wanted to let you know that your story will live on forever. We will always remember you and we will miss you alot. Hopefully we will meet sometime in the futur again up in heaven. Thank you for everything you did for out family and your friends. You are the best padrino ever!!

Cesar
nephew

August 26, 2011

Dear Tio, although it has been a very long time since u've been gone you continue to inspire us and motivate us to become all that we can be. Although I was a little girl at the time i cant help but feel as if you have been here with our family to this day and you are in our heart, thoughts and prayers. Looking back at pictures, vidoes makes me realize what an amazing uncle and family I have. I am truely blessed and thankful. You will never be forgotten. in every homework assignment and in every essay you will be remembered frm generation to generation. See you later tio save me a good spot up there;)

Natali
Niece

May 16, 2011

For many years I have read the reflections here, i've always wanted to post something and never did, now with tears in my eyes I reflect on how Saul and his family touched our lives. My husband shared a patrol car with Saul many graveyard shifts, he would speak of him with great pride and respect. Our youngest daughters were born very close to each other, and Remi and I would sit and talk while we nursed our girls. We have very special memories of authentic mexican food and the traditions they shared with us, thank you.
Three months after Saul's death, my husband put his tranfer in. I guess he thought he could leave it behind him.
After you have been touched by a person like Saul you will never be the same.
We will miss him dearly, and forever be changed for knowing him. 14 years has passed and it still feels as if it were just days, the pain of this loss runs deep, he left a footprint to follow just as our heavenly father has to join him. God Bless

Jolene Curro
Wife of retired CHP Officer

May 15, 2011

Hi Saul, I thought I'd drop by and say hello, and briefly share with you the most vivid memory I have of you. By far my most favorite of memories is when you paid a visit to my brother's and Saul's AYSO soccer match in the TJMS soccer fields. Although I have no recollection of how long you had been waiting in the parking lot, sitting in your cop car, I do recall the moment when I heard the sirens go off as Saul scored a goal. As the team celebrated the goal, all those sitting in the sidelines looked around to see where the sirens were coming from, and what we found was you, beaming from ear to ear, sitting in the car, and celebrating your son's goal in the coolest way possible! You were such an impressive figure to all of us - both children and adults alike - and your memory will never be forgotten. Thanks for the memory and that you have given us.

Cynthia
Family member

May 15, 2011

Father,

Fourteen years have passed and still, look at how many you have touched and inspired! How can I not be proud to be your daughter?! My heart bursts with both orgullo and humildad! You continue to live in the hearts of so many. Especially mine, as you have nestled yourself at my core, acting always as my conscience. You have taught me to love selflessly and unconditionally, to serve my people and lead by example, and most importantly to never, ever forget where I come from. I am honored to have had you as my father and mentor. To you, and to all of my relations, I pray that my life honors yours.

Missing you with all my heart,
Eli

Elizabeth Martinez
Daughter

May 15, 2011

Hello Officer Martinez,

I was just browsing the internet and thought i would stop by and say hi. I do not see your brother as much since he went to the DA's office but I hear he is well and happy. Keep looking out for us my friend.

Officer Kline
Ventura Police Dept.

February 15, 2011

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.


Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

October 15, 2010

Hey Carnal (Our Reference)

I met you briefly during our physical performance test. We ended up seeing each other standing in line during the first day at the Academy. You said "you need to be in front of me due to alphabetical order. I believe you were last minute assignment to our class of CTC V-88 so we were not assigned to the same room. You were a constant motivator during the whole physical and academic endeavors. For whatever reason we had to stay a weekend in the dorms. We went out to Old-Sac and after us having food and spirits in Old-Sac I became violently ill. I had horrible stomach pain that staff office called the ambulance. You drove yourself and stayed with me at the hospital until released sometime on Saturday or Sunday morning. Graduation day I met your wife, parents, and other family. After our Graduation anniversary and of course break-in, I went to visit you at your home in Indo with Norma, my wife at the time. You and your familys' hospitality was gracious; you insisted that we sleep in your bed. I have since served as a mentor to many students of mine. I wish I had someone like you now to ask for guidance as easy as it was to ask for yours. You always addressed me as "Carnalito" because you were a few years older and much taller than I. I went to visit the school named after you and it honors me to say it is the first school named after a law enforcement hero like yourself. My honor and true respect for having known you. Rest in honorable peace and save me a spot up there, whereever you are I want to be near. I was trully honored to know you carnal. Nos Vemos, Un Honor!

John R. Martinez (Modesto CHP Area)

OFFICER JOHN MARTINEZ

October 15, 2010

Hey Tio,

Its been awhile. I miss you, and I know everyone else does too. I just wanted to say Thank you for your guidance, and i know you always listen when I need you. Thank you.

Jasmin Ceja
My uncle

February 2, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Martinez. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Saul, you do not know how much I miss you. Even though I never really got the chance to meet you, I feel that i've known you my whole life. . I was only about 1 month old when this happened. i will always pray to you and will always and always LOVE you. O and did you know i wrote a story about you at school in social studies. And my teacher said when she read it she started crying. And i told her that I started crying too just writing it. Well just writing in to see how you are doing. well bye.

WE LOVE YOU!!!!

Ralph Martinez's daughter
Saul Martinez is my uncle

April 2, 2009

Thinking of you..

D.A. Investigator Ralph Martinez

September 29, 2008

Thank you for your service you are a hero and will never be forgotten.

Linda Bianchi
Mother in law to CHP John Miller EOW 11-16-07

September 13, 2008

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