Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Joseph Paul Sanders

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, December 15, 2008

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Reflections for Officer Joseph Paul Sanders

Savannah this your dad's sister Angela if you ever want to get to know this side of your family just look me up on Facebook

Angela Sanders

May 13, 2018

About 9 years have passed since I lost you, I have no idea how you acted or what you were like, but not a day goes by where I don't think about you. I wish you were still here so I could talk to you and get to know you. Everyday I wonder what life would be like with you still here. I wonder what it would be like if I had contact with my family on your side. I just wish you were here, there's nothing I want more than for you to see me grow up and to be able to know you. Even though you're not here with me, I have a feeling that you can see me succeed, fail, and grow up from heaven.

Love you


March 2, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and coworkers.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

December 15, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. May Good continue to bless your family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 15, 2017

I served with Paul from 1997 to 2001. There was a group of us who bounced around the world together for four years. After meeting at Ft. Sill (Marine Mos school), we went to Okinawa, then Pendleton. At Pendleton we were roommates for a period of time. I remember he drove home almost every weekend in his HUGE F350 that cost a fortune (for a marine E4) to visit his wife. He was a very good person and thank you for your sacrifice!

Okinawa, and at Camp Pendleton. At Pendleton we were roommates

Sgt. Seth Clark
Mono County Sheriff's Office

July 31, 2017

Semper Fi

Captain "Irish Mike" McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

December 13, 2015

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


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Savannah, not a day went by that your father didn't think of you, love you and want you.
You have one older bonus brother who your dad love like his own child, two younger brothers, a little sister who turned five yesterday and last July you got two new bonus sisters when I remarried. All of us wonder about you all the time and love you even though we have never met you.
We pray that one day you will decide to come back to us even though your father is gone.


June 5, 2014

i miss you daddyeven though you and mom divorced and i dont ever remember seeing you i will always miss you no matter what!


May 5, 2014

Still missing you brother...not a day goes by, without thinking of all the good and bad times we went through at the academy...but rest peacefully day we shall see eachother again!

Officer R.

May 27, 2013

I spent the last week with your 6 year old son at COPS camp in Wisconsin as his mentor. You should be proud he is a nice young man. Your wife is doing a good job with him. I also had the pleasure of meeting your older boy. He too is a nice kid.

Deputy William G. Theep
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2012

Officer Sanders,

I had the pleasure to meet your wife at the top of Guadalupe Peak in Texas during the Cops on Top event. I was happy to learn that you patrolled the streets and freeway where I used to live in California. As a retired Santa Ana Police Officer, I am sure we saw each other in traffic courts. Even though we did not meet formally, your wife conveyed so much to us that we all felt that we knew you.

Thank you for your service,

Officer O. Sanchez
Retired Santa Ana Police Department

August 6, 2012

Your memory, and legacy continually lives on through your wife who shared your story with over 100 Texas law enforcement officers at the top of Guadalupe Peak in Texas on June 30, 2012 as part of the Cops On Top National event.

Detective M. Dana

July 2, 2012

I never had the honor of meeting you but I feel as though I know you. My name is Chris Orrock and I was a Doc with Weapons Company 2/23. Currently I serve as the Exucutive Officer of the Young Marine Cobras where I met Tondria and the kids. I just wanted to write on here and let you know how much love and admiration we all have for your family. I don't know how Tondria has done it but she is amazing. While I have not spent a lot of time with the little ones I want you to know what a strong young man that Trentten is turning into. He still has his moments but I think he will follow in your foot steps and be a hero for our country. Rest assured we will watch over all of them and always be there.

Chris Orrock
Family Friend/Young Marine RA

June 15, 2011

Joe was a great man who started a wonderful family. He was a hard worker in all aspects of his life, from school, to wrestling, football, the Marine Corps, his family and finally the CHP. His legacy will live o through his children and all the people that he touched in his short life.

Andrew Meredith

April 4, 2011

Thank you, Officer Sanders, for your service and sacrifice.

Captain Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Parsippany NJ

April 2, 2011

Two long years... Two years too many without you Babe... The kids are getting so big, you would be so proud. Johnny misses you so much. We all miss you so much.
You were right, the baby was a girl. I named her Elizabeth, the name we picked together before you went to Iraq. She is a pistol and so beautiful. Poor thing got your nose and my attitude. I think she will look like Savannah.
We are doing really well for the most part, but I still miss you Big Sexy Marine. Everyone is remembering you today. You should hear the beautiful things everyone is saying about you today.
I made sure there are tons of presents under the tree. Your death has made December hard but I am keeping Christmas fun and joyful, the way you kept it, the way it should be...

Luv, Me

Tondria Sanders

December 15, 2010

Thinking of you and your family today. You and your family are in my heart's embrace and I pray for their solace. Semper Fi.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer and fellow Marine Larry Lasater

December 15, 2010

Thinking of you and your family today. You and your family are in my heart's embrace and I pray for their solace. Semper Fi.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer and fellow Marine Larry Lasater

December 15, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Continue ot keep watch over all of your loved ones and close friends.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 15, 2010

Officer Sanders,

Through loss, comes pain. And through pain, comes motivation.
With the right motivation,... one life can grow into a tree large enough to shelter many other lives.

Thank you for your sacrifice. You have left behind a powerful legacy.


December 14, 2010

Officer Sanders, your service and dedication are not forgotten. CHP has had a horrible year in 2010. Please watch over them.

SSA Ellen Pierson

August 3, 2010

Semper Fi Marine.....You will never be forgotten...You served with the finest military organization and then with the finest law enforcement organization....Semper Fi...

State Traffic Officer W.M.Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol

May 28, 2010

Paul and I shared many stories of our time in Iraq while we were at the academy. He was my company guide on barer and a leader while at the academy. He was the first and hopefully the last from my class to lose there life in the line of duty. I think of him often and I know he is now safe in Gods hands.

Officer Mark Nelson 18727
CHP- Academy classmate

May 12, 2010

You are missed and will always be in our hearts! We will take care of Tondria, Trentton, John Wayne, Silas and Elizabeth! Your LAPD family loves you!


December 16, 2009

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