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Officer Juan Jaime Gonzalez

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 2014

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Reflections for Officer Juan Jaime Gonzalez

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

Hey Juan, I don't know if your partner told you but I'm Brian's father. On Feb 17th 2015 the anniversary of yours and Brian's death there was a freeway dedication in both of your honor. I went to it, it was a very nice event except for the underlying reason for the event. If this had not happened I probably would not have had the occasion to get to know you. I did see a video with you narrating a water skiing trip with Brian, Rebecca, Samantha Denise and yourself. So as it happens on Sunday Feb. 15th my wife and I flew into Bakersfield in order to attend the dedication. So on the way to Fresno we stopped by the cemetery in Tulare where you are buried. I looked it up on Google maps just briefly and thought there would be signs from the 99. There wasn't, then when we got to the old cemetery we saw how many people are there and were just overwhelmed that place is full. So we asked this nice woman who was taking care of the grave of her husband and she said she remembered the accident a year back and told us that more than likely you would be buried at the new cemetery since the old one was full and if you didn't own the plot already you had to go to the new cemetery. So we went there. It was much smaller and with fewer graves. We managed to find your grave and were surprised to find that 5 days earlier was your birthday. There were birthday balloons, flowers and my wife and I left you a red beer. Turns out your fiance told us that you did not drink. Oh well in the future we will bring you something else. Anyway just wanted to stop by and meet you and say hi.

TSgt Dennis Law
USAF (Ret)

February 20, 2015

Thank you for the dedicated services you have provided to the State and Freeways.

Security Officer Nguyen
HealthCare Security Services

February 17, 2015

Rest in peace my brother

sergeant barton
garden city pd

February 2, 2015

Rest in Peace, my brother of the Badge! God Bless your family, friends and Department.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

December 22, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and friends. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Recruit Gonzaga (MSHPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Class #403

Officer Christopher Gonzaga
Metropolitan State Hospital Police Department

September 29, 2014

I am a recruit in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Academy, class 403. I did not know you Sir, but we are all brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement, we are all family. Every sacrifice is felt throughout the entire community. I give my thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and anyone that knew you. Your sacrifice will always be remembered, and we shall never forget. Rest in Peace Sir.

DST Patrick Neill
LASD

September 28, 2014

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

May 10, 2014

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

May 6, 2014

He went to work that day and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Officer Gonzalez, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police

May 4, 2014

REST IN PEACE, BROTHER

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2014

Rest easy Officer Gonzalez

Trooper John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Patrol

May 2, 2014

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Juan was killed.

To Juan's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Gonzalez gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 17, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 5, 2014

My deepest condolences and prayers go out to Officer Gonzalez's family and friends. It is bravery such as his that inspired me to become a law enforcement officer, and as a current recruit in LASD class#400; I hope to one day bring honor and respect to the law enforcement community; as he did during his time of duty. RIP Officer Gonzalez

(DST) Ernesto Castro
LASD

March 25, 2014

RIP Officer Gonzalez

Rhonda Wickline
Security Officer
Carilion Clinic

March 11, 2014

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

March 11, 2014

A true tragedy for the CHP losing 2 officers in this accident. May God bless Officer Gonzalez, his family and all the members of the CHP at this very difficult time. Rest in peace brother.

Sgt D. Bowler
Los Angeles Police Department

March 8, 2014

Rest In Peace Off. Gonzalez

A resident of Malden, MA

March 7, 2014

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

March 4, 2014

THEIR SACRIFICE IS TREMENDOUS, AND IF THEY COULD, THEY WOULD TELL US

"I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above."

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE GOOD YOU HAVE DONE HERE ON EARTH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO US ALL.

Doug Gist. Captain (ret) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

March 4, 2014

This breaks my heart. My prayers and thoughts to Officer Gonzalezs family, friends and department. You are a hero. May you rest in peace.

Stephanie Harris, LEOW - Spouse of Sgt, LAPD

March 4, 2014

Rest in peace my brother, may the Lord bless you, your family and co-workers.

TFC PAUL STOKES # 801
GA. STATE PATROL

March 3, 2014

My dearest brother…however we have never meet the pain I feel does not change. Our CHP family is very close. I look forward to meeting you in heaven. RIP….we will take it from here. We will watch over your family and fellow officers that had the honor and privilege to work with you.

Officer Traci Pierce
California Highway Patrol

March 2, 2014

Your Sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace Officer Gonzalez

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

March 2, 2014

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