Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Rogelio "Roy" Gonzalez, Jr.

Franklin Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, July 15, 2005

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Reflections for Sergeant Rogelio "Roy" Gonzalez, Jr.

Tonight at approximately 7:40 pm, TEN YEARS AGO, you were on your way to Heaven's Gate. Justin and I have been through so much since you left us. We have grown together, taken care of each other, and held each other. I do not know what I would do without him. Sometimes he reminds me so much of you. The look on this face or that smile with the dimple. His mannerisms are just like you. He is a good young man, sweet, caring, good hearted, loving, and loves to laugh! My only problem with him has been his lead foot but we know exactly where he got that from. But, since Baylor is own his way, he has manned up and taken care of things he should have. He has grown up so much in the last several months. I am so very proud of him and you would be too! He has not become the social butterfly that you were but that is probably a good thing! We miss you each and every day and I have prayed that I could just see you for a short period of time to talk to you. You always talked to me about most everything and we always had a plan together. I NEED that so much right now. Ten years have flown by so quickly in one way, but in another, it seems like it has been an eternity. We will NEVER forget you, your dedication to the FPSO, or your service to us and to Franklin Parish. You are always in our hearts FOREVER! I love you, baby. Forever and Always... I will see you one day....

Shelley Carter-Gonzalez,
WIFE

July 15, 2015

Happy Father's Day to the best Father in the world. You showed Justin every single day what a real Father is suppose to be. You were a role model to him and he idolized you and wanted to do everything you did. He just recently has taken up bass fishing again. After you died he didn't want to hunt or fish for a while. He wouldn't fish but he did hunt with Rocky until he passed away. He has YOUR bass boat now and has been polishing it up. Boy, did that bring back memories. You would be so proud...you are going to be a Granddaddy any day now. I can just imagine the love and affection that you would have shown this baby. Justin and Miranda filled my heart when they told me they were naming him "Royce" after Justin and YOU!!! I love you and miss you every single day and I guess I will for the rest of my life. RIP, Baby...Justin has taken over when you left off. How I wish I could see you for just a few hours to hug, touch and see you again and tell you how much I loved you!!

Shelley Carter-Gonzalez
WIFE

June 21, 2015

It has been a few months since I talked to you. Today for some reason you are on my mind. I'm lonely and I think of you almost everyday. Most days I am still mad at you for leaving me the way you did, but some days I sure could use that hug you used to give me and TELL me that everything would be okay because you had this. You were my rock. I got to thinking about the day you told me when I turned 50, LOOK OUT!!! You were going to get me good for what I did for you on your 40th birthday! Now, here it is almost 10 years since you've been gone and I'm wondering what you had been planning in that devious mind of yours. I'm sure it would have been spectacular!!! It sure wasn't anything special. It was just another day around here. Nobody really cared! Oh well, it was just another birthday, right? Anyway, I love you and I miss you everyday. Kisses and Hugs in Heaven!!!

Shelley Gonzalez,
Wife

February 26, 2015

Happy Birthday! Today you would be celebrating your 57th birthday. WOW....how time flies. You were taken away from us almost ten years ago and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of something that reminds me of you. Justin was only 9 years old when you were killed and he is now a man of 19. He has been by me through the good and the bad, the sickness and health, and everything else that you were not able to be here for. You would be gleaming with pride. He is an awesome son. He would make you so proud like he does me. As always, miss you like crazy. I will see you again one day.

Shelley Gonzalez,
Wife

November 4, 2014

It's been 9 years ago since the last time I saw my Dad.
July 15, 2005 my Dad was taken to the golden gates in the sky, I will always remember him and miss him. You will never be forgotten Dad.

Justin Gonzalez
Son

September 1, 2014

Just wanted to offer my prayers for your family as it shows how much you are loved & missed. R.I.P. Brother & may you never be forgotten.

Citizen Tracy Corley
Louisiana

July 16, 2014

Remembering you during National Police Week. I think about you each and every day. Time has gone by so fast it seems, yet at other times it seems like only yesterday. RIP my dear husband. One day we shall be together again.

Shelley Carter-Gonzalez,
Wife

May 12, 2014

I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I know you probably laugh when I talk to you out loud; thinking you hear me. I sure hope you do. There are a lot of things I wish we could have talked about and a lot of times I wish we had more of. I just wanted to say I miss you and I love you very much.

Shanny

Shanny/Sister

March 5, 2014

Thinking of you today. Man, where does the time go? I Miss your visits to see my parents. She always enjoyed seeing you. Mom's memory isn't great these days =( Please watch over her. Thanks. We all love you.

Yvette Muñoz

July 15, 2013

Remember it like it was yesterday...... Miss you bunches!

Kathy
Friend

July 15, 2012

Today makes SEVEN long years without you. Our lives have changed so much during that time. We think about you everyday, still, and remember all the fun times and laughter our family had. Justin misses you "mucho" and always will. RIP, Dad. We love and miss you dearly....

Shelley and Justin
Wife and Son

July 15, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roy. You would have been 54 years old today. Time has flown by and it seems impossible for you to have been gone for over 6 years already. You were only 47 when you were taken from us. You know we would have had a get together and a cook out this weekend for you with all of your friends. Tom and Roger miss you deeply as do the rest of us.....
~ RIP my hero !!! ~

Shelley and Justin
Wife and Son

November 4, 2011

You will be missed forever Roy and i wish me and you could have been fishing in Turkey Creek that day letting you show me up again on how to catch bass! RIP

Walter D. Lord
Friend

July 15, 2011

You will be missed forever Roy and i wish me and you could have been fishing in Turkey Creek that day letting you show me up again on how to catch bass! RIP

Walter D. Lord
Friend

July 15, 2011

Thinking of Shelly and Justin on this special day. R.I.P. FP-25

Sgt. Bryan Linder
Franklin Parish Sheriffs Dept.

July 15, 2011

Remember this night like it was yesterday. Miss my friend bunches.

Kathy Odom
Friend

July 15, 2011

It has been six long years. What can I say that I haven't already. Justin and I miss you every single day. RIP, Roy. Lord knows you didn't get any rest here !!! Here's the last four lines of the poem on your tombstone.....
Step forward now Policeman,
You've borne your burdens Well;
Come walk a beat on Heaven's Street,
YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL !!!
Love,
Me

RIP, DADDY....I MISS you...

Shelley and Justin
Wife and Son

July 15, 2011

I was just thinking of Roy today. It still saddens me about how this all happened. I remember the times with Roy and cherish them deeply. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Reserve Deputy Lafayette Ainsworth
Franklin Parish Sheriff's Department

June 19, 2011

just wanted to say i was thinking about "putt" and you always come mind.yesterday someone was talking about locking their keys in their car and i thought of the time i locked mine up and you had to come and get them out you were so polite and nice not saying much but just doing your job.your friend

sue linder
friend

May 28, 2011

i think of roy often and the kindness he showed me after putt's death not many people know this, it was so strange ,roy was always there for me he would come in the store and visit for long periods of time just talking, telling me things about himself, about his health just small talk,telling me how he would come to my house at night when he was on duty pull in my drive and make sure things were ok he would smile and tell me he was scared the dogs barking was going to wake me up.he was a kind and caring person and a jewel in heaven and on this earth.keep shining roy in the night sky because i know in the darkness you're still watching over us.thanks and always remembered.

sue linder
friend

April 30, 2011

I can't believe it has been 5 years. You were a great Officer and an even better person. Thank you for all the kind words and the laughter. I will always miss you and your smile. Rest in Peace.

Anonymous

October 7, 2010

Still missing you, FP 25
Kathy

Anonymous

July 16, 2010

Thinking of Shelley and Justin on this special day. R.I.P. FP-25

Sgt.Bryan Linder
Franklin Parish Sheriffs Dept.

July 15, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth 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 the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 15, 2010

The words lasered on your Headstone...
Step forward now Policeman,
You've borne your burdens Well;
Come walk a beat on Heaven's Street,
YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL !!!

Today marks the FIFTH anniversary of your death. God, it is unreal how time flies. It seems like an eternity since I talked to you, held your hand, hugged you, and kissed you...but in other ways it seems like it all just happened last week. I will never forget the very minute you got the call and left the house. As you drove off, I turned the police scanner up and headed to the kitchen. The words "OFFICER DOWN, OFFICER DOWN !!!" will forever haunt me. Somehow, I knew you had been killed. Senseless, Wrong, Brutal, Horrifying...whatever you want to call it does NOT bring you back to Justin and me. He was only nine years old when you were taken from us, he is almost fifteen now. He is a good kid. You would be very proud of him. He is considering following in your footsteps...which scares me so badly. But, I know that God would not take both of you away from me.
I love you very much, Baby...and God knows I miss you each and every day. My heart hurts so badly for you. So,
UNTIL WE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN....I LOVE YOU !

Shelley Gonzalez, Wife
Wife

July 15, 2010

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