Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Hector Manuel "Chino" Gomez

Marion Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, March 5, 2002

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Reflections for Patrolman Hector Manuel "Chino" Gomez

I went to the academy with Gomez. I dont no why you crossed my mind today, but you did.

I hope your family is well.

Alison Blair
Academy Classmate

June 27, 2022

Another year my Brother. Another reflection to let you know that you are not forgotten. Your life and service given are honored everyday. As I sit here around the fire reminiscing your smile and the positive humor you would bring to gatherings. How we all still miss you. Say hello to Mom for me. Will

Little Brother

March 4, 2022

Hello Son, my heart hurts when I think about you. After a near death experience, I know you are in a better place
Love you like my own son

Randy Lee Dickens
Step Father

November 14, 2021

Hi brother, it’s been awhile since I wrote to you, but it just want to let you know that I missed you everyday that goes by without you brother. Today my wife and I went to police week to n Washington DC and we finally made it to the memorial wall and saw your name. I couldn’t stop feeling this terrible sadness inside of me. I take comfort in the fact that you are in a better place with mom. Also I recently retired from the Sheriff’s Office I wish I could’ve called you and tell you everything about it, I missed that and I always will. Watch over us and your daughter with a ready sword. Love you!

D/S Marco Y. Flores (Retired)

October 14, 2021

December 6, 2020 - we had a drink & salud in your memory on your birthday. This year on March 5, 2021 was another year without you but, we know you are watching over us with both our mothers.

Thank you for being a loving big brother to me and just to let you know...I've mentioned you, Dad and the rest of your siblings in my upcoming book.

Te amo mi hermoso

TL Nevels

April 7, 2021

Hello brother just stopping by just to say I miss you and I am always thinking of you. It's been awhile since I wrote something, but I always remember the good times and the memories that we had. I always remember the times in Windsor Locks when we were all together with mom and just for a summer we were all so happy and together as a family. Love you and miss you, watch over us with a ready sword and I promise that one day we were all be together again, but till then...

D/S Marco Y. Flores (brother)
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2019

My sweet nephew Hector... I miss your laugh, sense of humor and just everything about you. Titi thinks of you often and when I reflect back I think of all the good times when all the cousins were together. Only God knows... I will see you again one day. Love you


March 5, 2018

Today marks 16 years since you left us. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Love you and miss you brother. Till we meet again, watch over us with a ready sword.

Marco Flores

March 5, 2018

Rest in peace

Sgt. Jim Russo

March 6, 2017

Hey Big Bro. Had you on my mind today as another year goes by without you. I love you and miss you dearly. I know you are continuing to watch over all of us. I miss you so much! Until we see each other again. Fly high in the graces of God!

William Torres
Baby Brother

March 5, 2017

Another year without you brother, I think about you every day. One day we will all meet again, but until then watch over all of us with a ready sword. I love you and miss you.

D/S Marco Y. Flores
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

March 5, 2017

I can remember your service in Union Parish with your young family and your father-in-law performing the service. It was so heartbreaking to see the devastation and so many people with little understanding of how this could happen. Although I did not know you personally, I have thought of you often over the years, but much more recently. In today's society some people are actually encouraged to kill police officers. The news today is of a 13 year old who was killed by a police officer. He pointed a BB gun, that looked like any 9mm or 45 cal handgun, at the officer. I thought about how you hesitated to shoot a young person, likely because of his age and that brief moment, probably few seconds, of hesitation cost your life. I have not doubt that you are with our Savior. I hope you know that you are a hero with a heart and you will not be forgotten.

Deputy Teresa Moen
Retired LA P&P, Deputy OPSO

September 16, 2016

Hi kid, just want it to stop by and say that I always miss you, I'm sorry I didn't write anything on the day of your anniversary. There's not a day that goes by that I wish things would've turned out differently, maybe you will still be with us, but I guess God has plans for us and I guess it was your time to meet the almighty. Just watch over us with a ready sword and one day we will meet again.

D/S Marco Y Flores
Palm Beach County Sheiff's Office

March 10, 2016

Hi brother just stopping by to say that I always miss you. It's been so long that you were taken from all of us, but you will always be remembered . Watch over us with a ready sword.

D/S Marco Flores
Palm Beach County sheriff's office

March 6, 2015

13 years old today, your life was cut way to short. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Just wanted to say, you are remembered and to thank you for your service. Rest easy, brother in Blue, we' ll continue on from here

Cpl. Tommy Crowson
Monroe LA police department

March 5, 2015


How I must say, its been such a long time. There hasn't been a day that has gone by in all these years that you dont cross my mind. I miss you so much, life has not been the same without you here. I have tried so hard to make the best of my life ever since you left. I have lived everyday like you wanted me too. You have always been in my corner, as I have been in yours. You made the ultimate sacrifice, which hurt me years ago, but god has shown me ever since that day, its true meaning and that being he needed an angel. You remain close to my heart, and my sole reason to make the best of this life i live. Thanks brother, for all you have done. Love your younger brother, Luis.

SSG Luis W. Torres
Younger Brother

March 31, 2014

12 years today, As I look back now a little older there's not a day that goes by that I dont miss talking to you on the phone when you used to tell me that you were bored. Watch over us with a ready sword brother, you will always be with all of us.

D/S Marco Y. Flores
Your brother

March 5, 2014

It is going on 12 years in March and not a single day doesn't go by where you are not on my mind bro... I miss you so much... I know you are watching over your daughter and I know that you are so proud of what she is becoming. A beautiful and smart young lady. You were the glue that mended our family together and it has not been the same without you. I wish you could see your nieces and nephews because they are growing up so much. I want you to know that I am sorry for the things I have done and wish I could've made you more proud... I love you big bro... Your baby brother, William....

William Torres
Baby Brother

February 7, 2014



May 10, 2013

As another year passes by, your memory still lives on. I miss you brother every day that goes by. There's not a day in any of your brothers life's that you are not mentioned or remembered. Yesterday we buried a deputy who was viciously gunned down. As they lay his body to rest, I couldnt help to remember the same grief and pain that your lost gave us that dreaded day. My heart was broken for the great lost that this family was experiencing at that moment and for years to come. Please watch over us and your little girl, who really needs you. Love always, Marco

D/S Marco Y Flores
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

March 5, 2013

Pensando en ti hermano. Descansa en paz.

Victor Caban

May 30, 2012

It has been 10 years since you lost your life so tragically. You left a lasting impression on everyone that you met. You were full of life always could bring a smile to someone's face or bring laughter with such ease. You had such a wonderful heart. You are truly missed. You will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace

Always Kim


March 5, 2012

Today marks 10 years since you been gone, there's not a day that I dont think bout you and miss you. I miss your calls, I miss your jokes, I miss your voice brother. I dont take a day for granted since you left us and I tried to live to the fullest, just because I dont know if will be my last. I never stop telling my kids how much I love them and how much I care because you never know if you ever get a chance to tell them again in this line of work. 10 years that even time has passed you are never forgotten and always be remembered. I love you and miss you every day Hector I really do.

D/S Marco Y Flores
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

March 5, 2012

Officer Gomez, while I never met you, I could tell you had left your mark on your community. Yours was the first police funeral I had ever attended, and the look of loss in the faces of those in attendance is something I will never forget. Unfortunately, yours was not the last police funeral I have witnessed. Nearly two years ago, our department buried Ofc. Bryan J. Durman, who was killed in a vehicular assault. By now, I'm sure you have met him. In many ways, the descriptions I've read of you remind me of him-- always doing the most possible to help people out. At his funeral, I thought about you and your family. I just hope and pray that the legacy you've left behind will provide some comfort to your mother, brothers, wife and daughter, and your friends and family.

Rest in peace, brother. We will keep the watch for now.

Detective D.M. Baillio
Lexington Fayette Urban County Division of Police

January 25, 2012

It's a month and a half away from your 10 year departure and still I miss you dearly!! You where and are my brother until the end. I hope that you are watching over us every single day because just becaue you are not here in flesh and blood you will always be with us in our thoughts and hearts. Love you Hector with all my heart!!!!! Miss uuuuuuuu!!!

Ruby McPhail-Cousin-sister

January 18, 2012

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