Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Joseph A. Ynostroza

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, December 6, 1989

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Reflections for Trooper Joseph A. Ynostroza

Thanks for all you taught me, Joe.....

Sgt. P.Gabel (retired)
Denver Sheriff Dept.

August 17, 2020

Happy Birthday in Heaven Pop..... would have been 75 today..... miss you so much!

Joe Ynostroza
Colorado State Patrol (Retired))

April 29, 2020

Love you!

Joe Ynostroza
Colorado State Patrol (Retired)

December 6, 2019

Never Forgotten..... Miss you and Love You Pop

Trooper (Retired) Joe Ynostroza
Colorado State Patrol

December 6, 2018

Miss you!

Joe Ynostroza
Colorado State Patrol (Retired) Son

April 29, 2017

May you rest in peace Trooper Ynostroza. You will not be forgotten.

Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

June 5, 2016

Hell-o my name is Raymundo (Raymond) M. Ynostroza I live in Upland, California. I am now retired from the California Highway Partol. A co-worker had asked me a few years ago if I had a relative in the Colorado High Patrol. He said his name was Joseph Ynostroza I was surprised I thought I might have a relative in the Patrol in Colorado, But then he said that he had died in a Traffic Collision, that was very sad to hear. l send my deepest Condolence from my family to Joseph's Family. God Bless all of you and I know that Joseph is with God Patrolling in HEAVEN. Raymond M Ynostroza

Traffic Officer R M Ynostroza(retired

April 10, 2015

When I think of u I think of how nice and funny you were. You were always a great father and husband and u enjoyed the simple things in life. You were a man of character. I will always remember your loving spirit and thank god for you and your whole family. Gina was one of my best friends. What special souls. Gob bless. I miss you lots and know that there is a great place in heaven for u.


April 20, 2014

Rest in Peace, Trooper Ynostroza. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Trooper Ynostroza - Three Fridays ago, on a very rainy morning, I was in the State Assembly chambers when your name was read off as one of the almost 250 others, during a motion regarding this month's Police Memorial week. I stood next to CSP Chief Wolfinbarger who acknowledged the mention of each and every CSP member.

Thank you for your service to the people of Colorado.
May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 10, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 6, 2009

Happy Birthday pop. Please give us all strength right now

Joe Jr.

March 23, 2009

Hey grandpa,
i was wondering why my mom has to go so soon. I love her so much and wanted you to help her out and lay your healing hand upon her. Please. We are always thinking of you and we love you lots.

Darian ynostroza

December 4, 2008

Dad I think of you often and miss you a lot! There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You are truely missed and thought of often. Your grandchildren are always asking me to tell them stories about you. Please lay your blessing hands on sis! She needs you in her corner now more than ever! God bless and rest in peace!

Dennis Ynostroza

November 3, 2008

Trooper Ynostroza, I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you however, I have had the pleasure of working along side your son Joe. You must be so proud of your son, as he has followed in your footsteps. Your dedication to duty will never be forgotten.

Corporal Eric Wynn
Colorado State Patrol

October 2, 2008

Pop, Thoughts of you ran heavy during our camping trip last week in the San Juan Mountains. We were reflecting on Gina reeling in that monster Trout when we were kids at Little Molas. Darian took his first buck in the fall and Bri brought in a couple that when just under 20 at the Butte's. To see her on a fly rod would make you smile. Made it out to Wrigley field finally! They might surpise us all in October! Miss you and Love you. Keep your eye on sis for us K. La Familia

Joe Ynostroza

July 19, 2008

Hey Grandpa, i was thinking of you this year on your birthday. Hope you enjoyed it in heaven.
love, darian

Darian Dnostroza

May 10, 2008

Thank you for your service to the CSP and its citizens. RIP.


February 3, 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
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

December 9, 2007

Hi grampa, I have been missing even though I didn't see you. Happy thanksgiving, I wish you were here because I want to celebrate this day with you very very bad. Last summer I was in T-ball and daddy took me camping. I caught 2 big fish and daddy called them big daddy's. I think about you and pray for you when I go to religion class. Love You and Miss You


November 22, 2007

Joe - You were the best. We miss your smiling face, your jokes, stories, laugh and your kindness. You are never forgotten.

Colorado State Patrol

November 9, 2007

The only reason you are no longer with us is God had an opening for a Trooper and you were the only one qualified. Keep the roads of heaven safe and secure. You are gone but not forgotten.

Colorado State Patrol

November 5, 2007

Hey grandpa its me Darian. Im gonna be 13 in 9 days and ive been thinking about you. hope youve seen me at Quaterback this year. anyway hope u can read this from heaven. I love you Darian


October 10, 2007

We would love more than anything for you to be with us today at the Rockies game to celebrate Daddy's day. We miss you and think of you often. Happy Father's Day Pop.
Your Children


June 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Pop

We Miss you and love you

Joey, Dennis, and Gina

April 20, 2007

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