Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Isaac Anthony Espinoza

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 10, 2004

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Isaac Anthony Espinoza

Isaac, I never met you but I know your wife, daughter and some of your family. Just by knowing these people I can tell that you were a great, great man. Rest in peace, friend.

David Lechuga
Family Friend

September 23, 2021

Happy Heavenly birthday tomorrow Issac n you are always in our hearts n mind n always missed
Always Marian n family

Marian caruso
Family friend

July 16, 2021

Your light, laughter and love prevailed throughout the classroom . You brought joy and challenged me to make our assignments speak to the needs of every single student. You are forever in my heart, Isaac, and your family remains in my fervent prayers. You paid the ultimate price in an effort to secure peace and tranquility for San Francisco. Your courage to be undeniably yourself shone at Westmoor High School; your valor to be unabashedly heroic will forever be remembered on Newhall Street and throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. With Love, Dr. Margaret J. Matson Norris (English Teacher (retired), Westmoor High School)

Dr. Margaret J. Matson Norris

June 10, 2021

In Honor And Respect, Officer Isaac Anthony Espinoza, Sir, Thank You For Your Years Of Dedicated Service To Law Enforcement... You Made The Ultimate Sacrifice On That Very Tragic Day... You Are Honored And Remembered, Sir... May Peace, Blessings And Strength Always Be With Your Family... May You Rest In Eternal Peace, Officer Isaac Anthony Espinoza...

Gail Mercado

April 10, 2021

My Son:
I miss you everyday
Am grateful for every moment we shared
Still have a hard time believing you are not here
I've wanted to say hello on this page but lacked the courage
So many memories with you and so many changes now
Our family and friends love you and always will
Its a joy to hear their stories of precious moments with you
I am learning everyday how much you meant to them
Sometimes its as though you are still here
Until we meet again
You are always in my heart
I love you,


April 10, 2021

17 years today Issac you are gone and you are still missed n loved my myself no my family
So many losses since you but you are never forgotten on our lives n I just saw your dad at my grandbabies
Funeral . She was precious n only 33 days old so maybe you can protect her Rest in Sweetest peace my boy

Marian caruso
Family friend

April 10, 2021

On this 17th Anniversary, the people of San Francisco remain forever grateful. Thank you Isaac, along with your family, for the sacrifice given.


April 10, 2021

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 18, 2021



January 16, 2021

Rest in PeaceOfficer Espinoza. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Espinoza Family and the San Francisco Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

December 30, 2020

Today I run in your memory. We will never forget! God bless your family.

Ret Sgt C Perea

May 27, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 10, 2020

In our thoughts today Issac n it’s 16 yrs you were taken n you are missed n loved always by your other family

Love Marian n family

Marian caruso
Family friend

April 10, 2020

16 years ago today our SFPD family lost you, I feel like it was just last week. I will be thinking of you as I patrol tonight and know that you will never be forgotten. Thank you for watching over me and the troops.

Sgt. Eric Mahoney

April 10, 2020

Thinking of you today.


February 26, 2020

Sorry it's been a while! Still thinking of you! Praying for your family and asking God to continue to bless them and comfort them!

Please continue to watch over my little one! Thanks!

Ray V

January 15, 2020

Merry Heavenly Christmas Issac n know we still miss you every Xmas night coming by for dessert
Always on my heart
Marian n family

Marian caruso
Lifelong friend

December 21, 2019

Merry Heavenly Christmas Issac n know we still miss you every Xmas night coming by for dessert
Always on my heart
Marian n family

Marian caruso
Lifelong friend

December 21, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Espinoza.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 19, 2019

I never knew you Isaac, but from the love that every single person who knew you and worked with you in the police force of San Francisco I am sorry I never met you in person. It is with an abiding sense of loss that I read these accounts of who you are to everyone who knew you and worked with you and went to school with you. I am so sorry your light is gone for now, Isaac. I pray for you and all your family, especially your wife and daughter you left behind. Anybody who aspires to the highest elected office in this country had better have a clearer sense of right and wrong than Ms. Harris displayed as the District Attorney who prosecuted the gang member who killed you. I cannot possibly consider Ms. Harris seriously as she runs her campaign for president. It is obvious she lacks understanding of the nature of the evil in parts of the world that threaten our country, our freedom, and the very lives of those we love as the 9/11 attacks made clear to us all. This is the same evil that you, the police, and our military men and woman fight every single day. It is the same evil you risked your own life to fight against and defeat that night you were taken from us. Thank you for the example your life gives to us all Isaac- To persevere in our own lives for what is right, and try to help others like you did. I hope I can meet you in heaven when I die. For now, God bless you, Isaac Anthony Espinoza. "Zac". You are an awesome man.

James Puccio

June 14, 2019

I think about you all the time Zac.

elizabeth maron

May 4, 2019

"When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars. And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
and pay no worship to the garish sun". (Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet'
Thank you ,Renata and Gary ,for courageously sharing the story of Isaac with the entire country, and for letting everyone know how Kamala Harris treated Isaac's loved ones during those dark days 15 years ago. It's important that this follow her the rest of her career so that people can judge for themselves.
Love you, Carol. It was an honor working with you in the DHS. I still think of you and pray for you and your family ,and for the repose of the soul of Isaac. I hope you are doing well. And, I hope every Easter season reminds you not just of Isaac's tragic and untimely passing, but, most of all, of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with whom Isaac resides today. Let this sure and certain knowledge be your greatest source of peace. Pat Dolan

Patricia Dolan
former co worker of Isaac's mother, Carol

April 11, 2019

Thank you for your service!!
Rest easy in heaven, we will hold the line brother!

Canine Enforcement Officer J. Hill
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

April 10, 2019

I saw an article today on CNN and I was brought back to a moment in time that I wish would have never happened to such a great person. I think about Issac's parents, wife, and daughter because I have a letter Issac wrote me when I asked him for some advice a long time ago when we would randomly cross paths (I have a cool story to tell too). I don't know how I got to this page, but I feel it was meant to be for me to come here. I want to share this letter to Issac's family - not only as another piece of history that embraces his compassion and integrity - but as an extension of his voice that can give a smile to his immediate family. I see it as an extension of a lost treasure, but I have to be sensitive to this as well because sometimes people feel otherwise. In any case, I would like to get an email from his family so I can add on a reflection that is meaningful to those that appreciate his words and writing. He came across my life at the right moments (not only on the football field) in my life and I appreciate him to the fullest.

Juan Zambrano
High School Friend

April 9, 2019

To Renata,
Thankyou for speaking out on TV about your experience with one of the presidential candidates. What an extremely beautiful family you are and hope your daughter is doing well. From seeing you on TV, I'm willing to bet that she is special, just like her mother and father. May God always hold you in the palm of his hand.

sister of SFPD officer

April 9, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.