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 am a dallas police officer who was born and raised in marion,la. i was sadden to hear about the loss of your loved one. my mother (elizabeth andrews) thought very highly of officer gomez. she spoke of him often. please know that your family is in our prayers. my mother recently passed and i was deeply sadden and i know what you're going through and hope your family keeps us in your prayers also.

police officer tyrone andrews
dallas p.d.

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Today, March 5, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Patrolman Hector Gomez who died on this date last year.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Patrolman Gomez's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

Chino,Your death touched the lives of every Police Officer in Louisiana. I know your family can rest easy at night knowing you are on patrol on the streets of Heaven. May GOD bless your family and that new child of your's that I know you have seen through the eyes of GOD !!

CPL. Jamie Knight
University of Louisiana Monroe Police Dept.

It took me a long time to come to terms with Chino's death. I know he died doing what he loved to do. Helping others anyway he could. That was Hector's nature. No matter what the problem was Hector found the answer or did his best to help out. I am proud to have known him. He will always be a great man to me and my son. His memory will always live in our hearts. May god keep you Jodie and your children and never lose your faith in God!! He has all the answers!

Yvonne Gomez

Patrolman Gomez may god bless you and your family. Thank you so much for all the great work you did for the community.Your death as well as other officers deaths makes me want to become a police officer more to take all the criminals of the streets.You will never be forgotten.RIP


You did, as anybody else would have done. Since you were a police officer, you were expected to do what you did. If you didn't you would be fired. It is so sad, to hear that the kid shooter, is going to get the death penalty, but it is worse to hear a member in blue and fell. Congulations!! As I like to say a lot, one year isnt long at all, but when you think of it, you had the guts, to go out and protect the civilians. That alone is worse 10 years for like every day. I understand what it is like. Since I lost many officers in blue after September 11, 2001, I normally like to check this website. I have printed your story and will read it to my men at line up. Good luck in line up, in front of God!! RIP!! My prayers go out to your wife and family.

Capt. Matthew Rayomond
New York City Police Department

On behalf of the National Drug Interdiction Association, I would like to express my deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Patrolman Hector Gomez. Nobody can ever be prepared for the unthinkable. We will all miss you fallen hero. Rest in peace brother, rest in peace.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

Douglas R. Wright / Board of Directors
National Drug Interdiction Association

My deepest regards to the family of Officer Hector "Chino" Gomez. I never had the good fortune to meet Officer Gomez but my prayers are with him and his family. May God bless and keep you. Hector Gomez will never be forgotten.

Deputy Anne King
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

Go Rest High On That Mountain, brother, for you are done here, and finished a hero. Watch over the rest of us, patrolling here, while you paid the ultimate sacrafice. You WILL NOT BE FORGOT>...............

patrolman Chris Tillman
Danville, VA PD

I would like to thank everyone who has left a reflection for my husband. He was a great man. My family and I would have never been able to make it through this tragedy alone. It's because of people like you who care and send their prayers that we have survived so far and will continue to survive through the grace of God. Thank you so much for your thoughts and comforting words.
May God Bless You All
Jodie Gomez and Family

Jodie Gomez - Spouse

I am Sorry

Cpl Marko Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

It is special men like your loved one that make The United States of America truely great.

May the God of all comfort place his tent over you. Please remember to throw all your burdens upon the Lord and he will sustain you. PS.55-22

To the family of Officer Gomez, our thoughts and prayers our with you. Rest in peace brother. You're a true hero.

Capt. R. L. Polk
Waterproof P.D. Louisiana

My prayers are with the family of Officer Gomez. It saddens me to see yet another young hero taken. God Bless and remember that he is with you where ever you go.

Officer Spencer Salyers
Whitehall Police Department

My sincerest condolences are extended to the family and friends of Patrolman Gomez. He is to be commended for his bravery and may he rest in peace and God bless everyone that has been affected by this devestating tragedy.


Your tour is over, rest in peace brother.

Deputy I. Martinez
B.S.O. (South Florida)

God bless you and your family, especially your wife and your child.

Officer J.T. Beliveau
Norfolk Police Dept. Norfolk Va

To the family of Officer Gomez, our thoughts and prayers our with you. Go rest your work is done.

Uncle of Mississippi State Trooper
Paul Denham

Danny Gibson

For the Officer Gomez Family and Co-Workers-
This life was just a stepping stone to the Heavenly Hereafter. He did not have to wait as long as some of us do to get to that better place. He was a Brother and we all hate to see him go-but we will all meet in that better place. He is patrolling the better streets now and may all the Brothers from this Department wish you the best. See you all THERE.

Bob Arthur
Deputy-Community Policing
Harrison County SO, Marshall, Texas

Bob Arthur-Community Policing Ofc.
Harrison County Sheriff's Office-Marshall, Tx.

i am so sorry to hear of your loss. god bless you man. you were so young. we will all miss you. rip

jack santos

you are now our guardian angel Chino. you will always live in the hearts of the people of union parish. May god bless your family. we will miss u Chino

Justin Smalling
member of Spencer volunteer fire dept. Spencer louisiana






To the family, friends, and co-workers my prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.
To Mrs. Gomez and your child I want you to know that Hector is a hero. I never met him and I never knew him yet he was still my brother. He was a brother to us all and we grieve with you. Take comfort in knowing that the Bible tells us that there is no greater love than to sacrifice your life for another. Hector did just that.
You are a member of a large family and we care. We will not forget him.

Sgt. Bruce E. Orr
Charleston County Sheriff's Office Charleston, SC

To the Gomez Family:
It may not matter now that your husband and father died a true hero, only that he died. But you, little one, will have the opportunity to get to know your father through his acts of kindness and service that will never fade or be forgotten. This truly selfess sacrafice is one that you had to make unwillingly, I am very sorry for your loss.
Live well and remember love never dies.


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