Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Officer Estevan Ortiz Escobedo

Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, January 4, 1994

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Reflections for Wildlife Officer Estevan Ortiz Escobedo

24 years and 3 days ago I lost my friend. Miss you buddy.

Camille Rapparlie

January 7, 2018

My cousin.

Paul Escobedo/retired Police officer
Denver Police Department (cousin)

May 31, 2015

I still miss you daily. <3

Rowdy Rapparlie
Rodeo Partner

October 10, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 28, 2013

You leave an inspiring legacy and will always be remembered. Your light shines in us, god bless your family.

Jeff Gould, Chief of Wildlife
Idaho Fish and Game

January 4, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 27, 2012

My dearest friend Est. I still love you and miss you to this day.

Rowdy Rapparlie

January 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

January 4, 2012

When the desert blooms in spring...we think of you
When saddle leather creaks...we think of you
On dark and lonely nights when we are outnumbered...we think of you
Your honorable and courageous life still inspires us Estevan. God bless your family.

Fellow Arizona Game Ranger

AZ Game and Fish Dept.

April 16, 2008



December 31, 2007

"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
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 14, 2007

From my first horseback ride to your silliness that made me laugh, every memory makes me smile and know what a wonderful uncle and friend you were to me. we miss you every day.


January 19, 2007

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

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

What a neat, fun guy, Estevan was. Always a smile on his face and a good story to tell while we waited in line at the law enforcement rodeos to do our thing. We will never forget......

AZDPS Officer Chris Drummond
freind, roping partner

August 24, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Arizona Department of Game and Fish. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Escobedo deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Escobedo is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

July 4, 2006

My Dear Estevan, It has been twelve years since you have left us but not a day goes by that I dont think of you especially when I cut someones hair, I broke 2 sets of hair clippers on your hair, I miss your stays with us and our horseback riding and our roping days. I know we will meet again my friend till then ride on Estevan.

Linda Bacon

May 24, 2006

It's hard to believe it's been 12 years - It seems like yesterday when I heard the news. Estevan was such an incredible man who embraced life like very few people do. He had such honor and integrity and was so proud of his heritage and the work he was doing. He also had such a great love of roping and dancing. I remember the first time I saw him watching everyone dance at the rodeo in Globe - He was having so much fun I just had to ask him to dance and I'm so glad I did. He touched my life and I'm better for knowing him. I'll miss you always.

Tane' Burris
Friend/Municipal Court

December 28, 2005

A true hero and friend. Terry was never convicted for stealing that horse.

Narcotics Sergeant

November 8, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 6, 2005

Estevan Escobedo was a professional, distinguished and caring man who was one hundred percent dedicated to his profession. He left us with a fine legacy of having respect and appreciation for all aspects of the world of desert wildlife; his hard work, dedication and integrity shall always be remembered.

Claudia Smith
Public Educator

February 5, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrafice. You died a hero. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 12, 2004

It has been ten years since you have gone on to heaven. Your family and friends still miss you. I did not know you but know many you have touched and those who just know. People still remember you and still reflect on your life. Godspeed.


May 10, 2004

Godspeed Officer Escobedo. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.


November 26, 2003

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