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Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Sean Isaac

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, September 8, 1997

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Sean Isaac

Deputy Isaac,

I remember briefing on that Monday, "the S.O. lost a deputy last night". I remember the pursed lips and the heavy hearts and the sadness.

I didn't know you personnaly, but through your father Leon I have met you.

I have grown to know your father as a man of the highest honor and with a driving force that no one should ever forget those of you that have given all. I call him friend and will help him as I can in his endeavors to enshrine all your memories.

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Michael Harris
Fresno Police Departemnt

February 7, 2009

Your loved ones are in my thoughts today as they face this day. Continue to keep watch over them and protect them. You have not been forgotten.

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

September 8, 2008

As I read your reflections I have many feeling flooding my heart. Sadness that any of you have to die. Sorrow because I know how your parents feel. Pain because I know the path your children have to travel. But there are good feelings also. The peace that I know your family feels to know you rest in the arms of the Lord. Excitement knowing I will one day meet you. Blessed because of the gift of friendship we have with your parents. Oh! Those sweet parents you have. If the Lord let's our loved ones peek for just a moment to see us then I know you are proud to see the love and service your parents give to others. I believe that out of tragedy comes triumph and they have certainly helped many of us triumph over our tragedy. God bless you for your service and your parents for theirs. You are a hero and will always be remembered.

Parents of Deputy Daniel Archuleta
EOW 9-12-04 Kern County

March 30, 2008

Daddy, today March 8,I was playing basketball outside, by myself as usual. The whole time I was shooting, I was wishing you were there playing with me.But thats not possible, is it. Most of the time I go to the neighbors house to play basketball with him. Hes only eight and has temper tantrums if I beat him in something, which is all the time. Even on days when he doesn't have them I cant give it my all when we play basketball or football.I know if you were here today i would be a basketball star,but no adult in the house will come outside to shoot with me.I got a new net but I dont know what its for if I cant say to somebody,"dats a swish baby." I tried to get Rickey out there but he said no as I expected him to do. You have probably already found out I didn't make the basketball team. I did cry but not for a long time because there is still next year,and your brother is going to help me during the summer.So when I go back to school I will be like you.Every day I think about you I know you think about me. There is nothig that can make up for you dying in this world.I cry when I think about as I am right now.this is the first time I have left a reflection on anything,and I said what i needed to say,which was that I MISS YOU.

Son-Spencer A.K.A. Jeff the Second

March 8, 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

November 25, 2007

A decade has passed and you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

September 8, 2007

Jeff, Another year has passed. It's hard to believe it's been ten years. I see your dad once in awhile and went on the motorcycle run for COPS. When I think back at all the escapades we got into on the Eastside it makes me smile. Miss you Brother! Take care!

Deputy IV Jeff Dodd
Fresno County Sheriff's Department

September 6, 2007

Hello Jeff,
we have never met, but I am sure you have had the chance to meet Howard by now. I have no dought that you've become friends. I do know your Mom and
Dad however, We met through COPS. They miss you so much! They are so proud
of you and talk about you often. I know you are proud of them as well. They really help so many, including us. I do not know how we would have gotten through our loss of Howard if we did'nt have them. I thank our Lord often for
blessing us with your parents. I know the Sept 8th is coming soon and it is still
so painful for your family. They are putting on a BBQ for the COPS families on
the 8th. I am sure that it will help to be together. I know you have reunited with your Grandpa last month and am sure you both are catching up with
each other. That is only possible because of the selfless gift of our LORD.
Thank you to him always! Say hi to howard for me and look forward to our meeting someday... I keep your family in my prayers daily . Please watch over
all of us

kathy stevenson
wife/howard stevensonEOW1/9/05

August 20, 2007

My Dearest Son Jeff, Here I sit reading the reflections of you with tears streaming down my face. It's almost 91/2 years after you went to be with Jesus. I miss you just as much today as that day. You made me so proud to call you my son. Your dad and I are working hard to help other families that have lost loved ones in the line of duty. We have made so many good friends through this but would never trade it to have you back. Your son Spencer is growing up to be just like you. He wants to be a Fresno Co Sheriff's Deputy too. Jeff I think of you everyday and am anxious to see you in Heaven! I Love You Jeff, Your MOM

Carol Isaac

February 2, 2007

It's hard to believe that it has been over nine years since you've left. I think of you often. I still remember pulling into the substation the first night you were on your own and the lost look on your face as you tried to find your patrol car. I told you that you wouldn't have any problems and you didn't. You developed into a great deputy. I also remember how you would play with my K-9 in the parking lot before we would go out and attempt warrant arrests and of course the Reedley "riot." Take Care My Friend!

Dep. IV Jeff Dodd
Fresno County Sheriff's Dept.

September 21, 2006


September 9, 2006

Jeff even though we have never met we feel we know you. We have become friends with you father and mother. If you are anything like them you are diffently someone I wish I had known personally. Your parents are doing amazing things for other parents who have found themselves in this journey of loss. We lost Dan our son 9-12-04 from Kern Co. Sheriff. Oh what a painful ride we have been on. Your parents have walk each day with us. From the moment they came to visit our daughter-in-law we all knew that they cared deeply. You would be proud of them just as they are of you. Continue to rest in the arms of the Lord. We shall meet one day in heaven. All our love to you and your family. The Archuleta Family

The Archuleta Family

September 8, 2006

It has been 9 years since your tour of duty ended and I know you are in the thoughts of your loved ones every single day. You have not been forgotten and that will never be the case. I know your father would trace places with you in a heart beat as I would with my son so that you could both be here continuing on with your dream, being cops. Keep watch over them and those still out on patrol protecting the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 7, 2006

I have come to know your father through COPS. I lost my son on Sunday Sept. 12,2004 your dad and mother were there to help us through our hard times. They have become good friends to our family. Knowing who your Mother and Father are gives me a very clear picture of what you and your brother Greg are like. We both look forward to seeing you and my son on the beautiful day. Thank you for a job well done Jeff.

Don Archuleta
Proud Father of Deputy Dan Archuleta EOW 9-12-04

March 25, 2006

Deputy Isaac your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in Gods Care now....Rest in peace brother...

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

February 14, 2006

Deputy Isaac, May it bring some comfort to your family to know that others have not forgotten. YOU are a TRUE HERO. God Bless


November 10, 2005

Jeff, today is 2-27-05 and this is the first time i've heard about this website. Dad just left my house and told me about it. This September will be eight years that you have been gone. What an interesting eight years that you have missed! Everything was much easier with you around. I always like to think that nothing can hurt me, but the pain that i feel to know that I lost my big brother is unreal. I have been with the Dept. almost seven years and am reminded of you daily. Your picture is up in your old substation and I often get called "Jeff." Listen carefully, I WOULD HAVE IT NO OTHER WAY. I am glad that I can trigger Deputies memories of you. This is way that I can help ensure that you will not be forgotten. I cannot keep up with dad, you would be proud of him. This Saturday is our second annual motorcycle run in memory of fallen officers. I will be riding my fatboy for you. This April I am getting married and your son Spencer is standing in for you as my best man. You still have to make the toast though! I LOVE YOU and want you back. The times that I feel closest to you are every year at the Sacramento memorial and spending time with Spencer. Oh and the people in Orange Cove say your nicer than me. Keep me safe Big Bro

Deputy Sheriff Greg Isaac
Fresno County Sheriff Department

February 27, 2005

I was in the academy and remember the day quite vividly when we were told about the tragedy. I know your brother, and wish I would have had the opportunity to know you. I've heard many stories about you, most of them have made me laugh. Thank you for the job that you did, and the job you're doing now watching over the rest of us. God Bless you and your family.

Deputy Doug Sullivan
Fresno County Sheriff's Dept.

August 2, 2004

Jeff, I miss your smiling face, The last time I talked to you, you were apologizing to me and I really felt bad because you had no reason to apologize. You will always be remembered. You were an angel sent from heaven just for a short while to be Bridgett's Knight in Shining Armor....You are in good company now........dory


Dearest Jeff,
I can still hear your voice over the radio, on the telephone, and in person laughing and joking with me. One day, you were down in basement sitting near the elevators; laughing, talking, and very excited about going to the Promise Keepers conference with your dad and your brother and then you were gone.
You were a fine Christian man, a loving husband, a good father, a devoted son, a caring brother, and most of all a dedicated deputy sheriff. It has been years since you have been gone, but we will never forget you.
Sitting with your mom in Sacramento at the Police Memorial, I wrote this poem with you in my heart and mind and for all the mothers who have lost a son in the line of duty.
I know that you are in Heaven watching over us and welcoming all of our fallen brothers Erik, Dennis, and now Josh and those from other agencies, too because that's how you were always caring for others.
A Mother's Love
An ocean of uniforms from all agencies
throughout the state of California
surround me; blue, green, and tan.

They stand at attention
neat, clean, and polished
with white gloves saluting you.

They march in perfect form
and stand folding the flag
into a triangle.

My mind wanders back to a day
not so many years ago
when the nurse was showing me
how to wrap you tightly
inside a receiving blanket.

Once again, I wrap you tightly
and hold you close to my heart
then place you into God's hands
and say the words she said to me,
"Take good care of him for
he's a special one!"

Communications Supervisor Norma Jay
Fresno County Sheriff's Department

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