Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Sean Alexander Nava

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 28, 2000

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Reflections for Officer Sean Alexander Nava

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 28, 2017

I wound up on this page after reading a news story about another CHP officer struck by a vehicle while working an accident. I had a lot of contact with Sean during my career with the Border Patrol at the I-5 checkpoint. He was a great guy, always in good humor and professional in his dealings with the public. I was the shift supervisor that morning and the news brought all of us to a standstill. Each time I go by the sign on I-5 the memory of that day hits home again. RIP Sean.

Ritch Gallagher
United States Border Patrol (Ret.)

May 10, 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

Hello Sean,

Sorry for not checking in sooner, but I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed our morning coffee together while working A-watch in San Diego. You always knew how to put a smile on my face Sean. I can't believe how quickly the years go by. Rest in peace brother......

Officer George Guidicotti
13091

November 16, 2014

There isn't a day that goes by that you're not in my thoughts. You and Melanie were my best friends in the academy. I can't believe that it has been almost 14 years ago that we lost you. What a tragedy. Drunk drivers are scum.

RIP my friend.

Rebecca Stanton
CTC-3 1989 , CHP

July 6, 2014

I SPOKE WITH SEAN ON THE PHONE THAT SUNDAY MORNING 20 MINUTES BEFORE HE WAS KILLED. I HAD CALLED THE OFFICE FOR A SGT. AND SEAN ANSWERED THE PHONE. LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT I WOULD BE IN HIS FUNERAL LATER. HE WAS VERY SMART AND AN ARMY VETERAN. I FEEL ESPECIALLY SORRY FOR HIS PARTNER KELLY.

MOTORCYCLE OFFICER ANTHONY ( CHILECHOKER ) HERRERA # 9878 CHP A FOREVER FRIEND.

January 20, 2014

Sean

I can't believe its been thirteen years. I remember working with you in San Jose.

I have been to Washington, DC to see your name on the wall, and last week I was at the Police Hall of Fame in Florida and saw your name on their wall of fame.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Officer - James Giraudo 12704
CHP - Truckee Area

October 28, 2013

Dear Sean: On this sad anniversary, I just wanted to let you know we are still touched by your loss. I HATE drunk drivers and the carnage caused by those people is unnecessary.

I know you are with the Lord and with all the other law enforcement angels who have been taken from us. Keep a protective watch put for all my CHP, but especially my beloved San Bernardino Squad.

Thank you for your sacrifice. You will always be a hero. A loss like yours reminds me of why I do what I do for MADD.

Love,

Your new "Aunt" LoVae

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

October 28, 2012

sean is my cousin it is hard on our family that he is gone now.

R.I.P

marina nava
cousin

December 20, 2011

Sean: Even after all these years, you are still on our minds and memories. St. Michael escorted you home. I will continue to pray for your family.

Lt. Dennis Martinez (Retired)
CHP

October 28, 2011

Sean was a fine young man and a fine soldier while I was his platoon sergeant with a military police unit in northern California. It was obvious that he would have a successful career and more importantly, impact those that he came in contact with both professionally as well as in his personal life. I learned of his passing from another former MP and current CHP officer and it was indeed a shock. My heartfelt prayers go out to his surviving family, friends and fellow law enforcement personnel. We go through life but once and it is apparent that he has left his footprint on many lives. "Off the troops, For the Troops"

Rick Bublitz
US Army, Military Police (Retired)

April 27, 2010

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

I was pulled over and given a ticket by officer Sean Nava shortly before his death and he made an impact on my life.I was speeding and before he handed me my ticket and sent me away he offered some very kind words of wisdom to me about the dangers of speeding.The things that he had said to me that day, made me think.I will not forget the day I went to pay the ticket and when I handed it to the cashier at the court house she began to sob.I asked her, this was not the officer that was killed on the 5 freeway was it?She responded with a nod and my heart sank.To this day every time I drive on the 5 freeway,without looking my eyes find the memorial sign with his name on it.I always say a prayer for him and his family and can always see his face as he was speaking to me that day.With that said, in such the short time that he spent with me that day, he has made a footprint in my life!May God Bless him and his family.

LG

January 24, 2009

"All Roads - All Codes"

It is hard to believe that it has been 08 years......

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Semper Fi,
"Major Pain"

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

October 28, 2008

To Officer Sean Alexander and his loved ones:

On this the eighth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Sean. I am praying for solace for your family members today, and each day that they are on the survivors' path.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Sean gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 28, 2000.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 28, 2008

Keep resting easy Brother knowing the Blue and Gold NEVER forgets our own ..God Bless All

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol.Ret.

October 28, 2008

I drove by your memorial sign this weekend on I-5. I wanted to let you know I said a prayer for your family. I know even 8 years later the pain is still unbareable. You are not forgotten!

Jennifer Fenelli
Sister in law to John Miller CHP EOW 11-16-07

August 7, 2008

G-d bless.

January 15, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 21, 2007

May you sleep safe with The Lord and may He ever bless your loved ones.

November 11, 2007

I's afraid the curse of drunk driving will be with us forever, as long as we have irresponsible, selfish and
addicted people on this earth. Thank you for doing your
part to eradicate them from our highways. Your children are now 11 and 14 and I know life has been
painful for them to go on without their father. Your EOW
was 7 years ago, but time has not diminished your
sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

October 28, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

I REMEMBER GETTING YOUR PERSONAL EFFECTS FROM YOUR PATROL UNIT THE DAY WE LOST YOU. THERE WAS A COFFEE CUP FROM STAR BUCKS IN THE CENTER BETWEEN THE DRIVERS SEATS AND THE RT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. I REMEMBER IT WAS STILL WARM. I ALSO REMEMBER CLEANING OUT YOUR LOCKER TO GIVE THE ITEMS TO MELANIE. IT WAS ALWAYS EASY TO MAKE YOU LAUGH, AND I WILL MISS YOUR SMILE AND EASY WAY YOU HAD ABOUT YOU... I TALKED WITH YOU THE DAY BEFORE YOU WERE TAKEN, ABOUT STOPPING MY FRIEND AND HOW YOU DIDNT WRITE HIM OUT OF RESPECT FOR ME.. WHEN I TOLD MY FRIEND, AND FORMER POLICE OFFICER ABOUT YOUR DEATH, HE WAS VERY SAD. WATCH OUT FOR US DOWN HERE UNTIL WE MEET IN BRIEFING AGAIN.....

OFFICER BILL GRANT
CHO OCEANSIDE AREA

July 21, 2007

I just recently returned home from a short trip to Oceanside, California to visit family, friends and to take in the Ocean air where I was raised. My father worked as a motor officer for Oceanside P.D. from 1981 to 1989. When driving from San Diego, north on I-5, I noticed the memorial highway sign for Sean. My heart sunk and made me think of the family and friends of Sean's, and how their lives were changed so dramactically. There are no words that can be said, some people say that time heals everything, and in my eyes, it just numbs it. Time does go by... but there are good days and there are bad days. On May 31, 2004, less then 1/4 mile from my home, my father was running Code 3 to a place crash, when a truck stopped in the middle of the intersection, my father, a 28 years police veteran and also E.V.O.C. Instructor, made the necessary moves to make it around the truck, the truck though hit the tail end of his patrol car causing his car to hit 2 trees. My father died an hour later. Within the next 3 months or so, Highway 49, will be known as The Deputy David Grant Memorial Highway. My heart goes out to you, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to Christmas and the New Year. I just wanted to find Sean's page and let you know, I saw his memorial sign and my heart goes out to you. It doesn't make any sense now.... but one day you will all be together, just like me and my Dad. Jennifer P. Grant

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Dep.David Grant EOW 5/31/2004

November 26, 2006

May Our Lord wrap His arms especially tightly around your family as the anniversary of your EOW approaches.May He Bless them in many ways.

October 27, 2006

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