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Police Officer Isaac Anthony Espinoza

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 10, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Isaac Anthony Espinoza

Dearest Son:
Happy Birthday!
I love you and I miss you.
I remember the day you were born. It was such a glorious day for us. When we were leaving the hospital the staff said we couldn't take you until we paid our bill for being there. Our doctor said, "Ridiculous, they can't hold your baby for ransom." He talked to the staff and they let us take you home. Regina was home waiting for us. That was the beginning of our happy family. When Renata and Isabella joined our family our happiness doubled and then tripled. We were so happy. I miss being that happy. Regina has a new family and they make me happy. But now I'm sad too because you're not here. Thank God for the time we shared together, and thank you for your unconditional love.

Love, Mom

July 16, 2012

Happy 38th Birthday. You are always remembered, always in my heart. I love you soo much.

Sgt. Poni

July 16, 2012

~~~When Tomorrow Starts Without Me~~~

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time you think of me I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, and said my place was ready in Heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for and so much yet to do, it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things I'd miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity and all I've promised you. Today for life on earth is past but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free, so won't you take my hand and share my life with me?" So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart.

Author unknown

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 21, 2012

You my Son
Have shown me God
Your kiss upon my cheek
Has made me feel the gentle touch
Of HIm who leads us on....

(written by Grace Coolidge upon the death of her son)

Thinking of you and your family.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Fallen Officer Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/2004

April 20, 2012

We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.


April 12, 2012

Another year has gone by and still the pain of losing you is still there. I wish we had more time together. I love you so much.

Sgt. Retired

April 11, 2012

may god grant Isaac eternal peace!


April 11, 2012

Thinking of you and your family on this eighth anniversary today. I know how much you have been missed every day of those eight years because I know those who call you beloved, especially your parents and sister. Your entire extended family also honors you with their devotion.

Rest in Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 10, 2012

Isaac you are still very much missed and very much in our hearts!!!


April 10, 2012

Death leaves a Pain no one can Heal
Love leaves a memory no one can Steal

Gone But Never Forgotten...

Sgt. Sherman W. Lee
Bayview Station-Third Watch

March 26, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Espinoza. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

It must be the 49er's in the play-offs again. I'm so sad. You were so excited in past times when this happened for them. Your dad's barbequing like always the way he did when you were here. You spent some time watching the game with him in between running back and forth to watch it with your buddies too. Regina's going to the game, and her precious children will be here with us cheering them on; and we will all be remembering and missing you.


January 13, 2012

Merry Christmas, Son!
I love and miss you!!


December 30, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this very blessed holiday. Continue to protect all of your loved ones and stay close to them. You have not been forgotten.

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

December 24, 2011

To Isaac and his family. I trained Isaac as his primary FTO at Southern Station (Co. B). He had an infectious smile, pure heart and was a super nice guy; one of the nicest guys whom I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He always spoke lovingly and excitedly about his wife and daughter and we perpetually planned on scheduling a dinner so that I could meet his family.
It was clearly evident that Isaac was destined for great things to come for SFPD. It seems like just yesterday when I received the call informing me of the horrific news. What a tragic loss to the Dept and the community of SF.

It was a pleasure and honor to have worked with you, rest in peace my friend

Lt. Kenny Park
Vallejo Police Dept

December 10, 2011

Hello Brother,

I know you were looking down and smiling last night as you watched all of us trick or treat for Holloween. Your daughter looked absolutely beautiful. I can't believe how much she has grown. It seems like it was just yesturday when you and Renata told us the joyous news. She's a prankster, just like her Dad. I miss you so much. This doesn't get any easier. I wish you were here.

I love you.


November 1, 2011

I've been reading these pages and pages of testimonials about Issac and I find no words to describe the sadness that his death makes me feel. I can't imagine the loss Issac's family and his friends must feel. Issac sounds like someone I would have loved to know. His senseless death is the hard part about being a human being with a heart and soul. It makes me so grateful for his life before that fateful Easter Sunday in 2004. My prayers for Issac in heaven and his family and friends.

James C. Puccio

October 28, 2011

Hello Brother,

It's amazing how time passes, yet it seems like just yesturday we were sitting at the dining room table telling stories and laughing. I wish you were here to watch our children grow, and to see our parents love and spoil them. I see you in all of them. I miss your laugh. I miss your smile. I miss sharing stories with you. I just miss you, and even though I laugh and smile, I am crying inside.


August 1, 2011

Happy 37th Birthday. Yo are never forgotten and always in my heart.

Auntie Maryann

July 17, 2011

I love you and miss you.
I think about you everyday.
Every time I take care of my grandchildren
I remember when I took care of you as a child.
You were here and now you're there.
So many good things have happened to our
family and friends, and I know you've been watching
over us and helping us.
I thank God for you, that you were my child.
You grew to be such a wonderful man, and
I loved you so much.
You brought our family and friends so much joy.
Until we meet again, I'll miss you.


July 16, 2011

Missing you on Father's Day and everyday.
We love you!


June 20, 2011

I am honored to have picked you to do my research paper on. Thank you for helping the community be a better place. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

University of the Cumberlands

April 25, 2011

Sorry, it's been awhile but I want you to know you and your family are still in my thoughts and prayers. I have not forgoten!


April 21, 2011

I still think of you and I can't believe it's been 7 years. It's not right what happened to you, but GOD is never wrong. There was a reason he called you back home. Please watch over us and keep us safe.



April 14, 2011

You are still dearly missed!!!

Sonia Mendoza


April 12, 2011

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