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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

Two months today. We miss you, it helps to read how you made an impact on so many lives. Your memory will not fade from our hearts, if God permits we will tell your story of honor, strength, love and compasion to our children, that they will pass it on.

Rest in Peace

Friend East Bay

June 10, 2004

You are in my heart everday, and you will be in my heart for the rest of my life. A


June 9, 2004

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and he said, “I welcome you”.
It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human they are bound to bring tears.
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you would not understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one step at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you to;
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
then you can say to God at night...."My day was not in vain".
And now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low:
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free.
Remember you're not're coming here to me.
I will always be with you!

June 8, 2004

I still remember how great you two looked together, the kind of Love you two have and will FOREVER have is the kind of love only soul-mates ever experience, and lets face it now-a-days out of every 100 couples, 5 are soul mates, you two are blessed to have been destined for each other. Isaac I can still see how handsome you looked on your wedding day and how beautiful Renata looked, how you two were joined together in the sight of God, before all your family and friends. How the reception afterwards was fantastic, how in love and how perfect you two were together. That kind of love is something that reaches beyond this lifetime, the kind of love that is Eternal, never ending. The only love that can ever surpass that is the love of God. Loving a Soul Mate, the other half of your heart, the person who often finished your sentences, the one who called you up just as you were about to call them, your BEST Friend, companion, the one who's voice seemed to soothe you when you were upset. It is Never Ending LOVE! It is a Treasure, it is a Blessing.
****Stay Strong Renata! Rest assure Isaac knows you love him, and he is loving you back even more from heaven

June 7, 2004

I still just cant believe that it was you that was taken so tragically. We all miss you so much and wish that you could be here with us enjoying all things you loved. You were a good heart who loved Renata Deeply more than words Im sure could ever say. If you were here right now you would be taking your daughter to the park enjoying the sun and slide with your beautiful little daughter. It is heavy on all of our hearts to know that you are not here with us to share in making all the memories we once all shared. You never leave our mind and our thoughts Isaac. YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND ISAAC AND WE WERE ENRICHED BY YOU AND WHAT YOU BROUGHT TO SO MANY LIVES.

June 7, 2004

Isaac just wanted to let you know that our family misses you a lot and we wish you were here!

Veronica/friend and neighbor

June 6, 2004

Gosh Isaac so many people really loved you. You really touched so many lives. You had such a heart of gold. It is nice to hear all the wonderful things that people here have to say about you! We all miss you so much.

June 6, 2004

Isaac you have inspired many to be better in everything they do. Thank you very much for defending all of us against evil and now I never take for granted the safety I feel when out in public. EVERY citizen owes you a debt of gratitude. I salute you each and every day. THANK YOU!!!! For giving everything you had.

June 4, 2004

Officer Espinoza,
You were one of the nicest officers on the air. Never a mean or harsh word. Fooled us with your diff accents. You are truly missed. We at headquarters miss you

SFPD dispatch

June 4, 2004

Hey...I just wanted to tell you that I'm going to Guatemala this coming weekend. i know you always said I traveled a lot. Well I'm sure you are traveling too. I think about you often. I remember dancing with you, and cracking jokes. it's still unreal!
I miss you Isaac, but God wanted you back with him. Please watch over us. Thank you for being a good friend.

June 3, 2004



June 2, 2004

Isaac, it has almost been 2 months, and I still cannot believe it. Lets just say you are in a much better place than we are left in, you beat us to heaven, but rest assure we are all on our way to meet up with you, some sooner than others, after all this world is only a pit-stop, we do what we were meant to do, leave our imprint and then God misses us so much that he calls us back up to be with him. I know we will all be reunited in the end, in that beautiful paradise, where there is no more pain or tears. Where the street are paved with Gold and the sea is crystal clear. With our creator the one that designed you to be who you were here on earth. The Almight God, who gives and takes, and who will question his reasons, he know better than we do. Rest in Peace, have fun, and keep an eye on us.


June 2, 2004

Isaac, its so hard to not see you here. We miss you so much. I feel as if it hant hit me yet. I dont know its really weird. I dont know if its because I see your car everyday or what. I still dont believe it. There is not one day that goes by that I dont think of you. Especially the days that are hot cause I know you would have been outside getting a tan. You should see me, you would be so jealous. I talk about you all the time and eveytime my boyfriend talks about cars I always think of you and your impalla. I remember you always used to tell me that all my friends would jock your car when it would be done and I would just look at you and say" I dont think so Isaac" I remember you wanted to color it pearl white and all the details you were going to do to it. I wish you were here to fix it up like you said. We miss you Isacc and we all wish you would come back. WE MISS YOU!!!


May 31, 2004

Isaac, Just figured I'd update you on the San Francisco Giants. This season started off very slowly. They were eight games under .500 for a while but they have come back and won nine in a row at this point. I know how much you enjoyed following them. I'll keep you updated. Thanks for being a hero and inspiration to all! Talk to you soon. Everybody misses you. BYE!

May 31, 2004

oh, Lord...where do I start?.... we love you isaac. we love you so much. everyone misses you so much you cant even imagine...I know you are in the presence of God right now so Im not worried about that. You inspired me Isaac. I wanted to be a cop before this happened. And now, I want to be one even more. I never thought this would happen. I never even imagined! Nobody did..nobody. But than you Isaac. Thanks for everything you gave to us while you was still here...and thanks for the good memories you left behind for us. You made me laugh. And I needed that at times. Well, you made everyone was very silly. wow would have been so should've SEEN all the people at your funeral.cops from everywhere!! So many people! Many people loved you.And all of us still do. I pray that the guy who did this to you, God will judge him. His judgement is coming soon. I'll put it this way, you've won a race. Your the winner. your the hero. you won life's just went ahead of all of us to're there already, and we can't wait to get there. we love you Isaac..

May 27, 2004

Nina,we miss you in church i know its hard. But u gotta get strong for Bella. And not commin to church will not help you. Bella also needs you and her friends. Take all the time you need to get over it. But when you come back we will be really happy to see you and Bella.

May 27, 2004

The Lord is near, Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Chris Jesus.
Phil 4:7

May 27, 2004

nina,(renata) its us Sari and Becky. nina, we love you so much and we love isaac very much too. we are so sorry nina. but, see, that's the good thing, we all know that he is in heaven now. with God. we will always miss him, but have him in our hearts forever. please know that we are always praying for you and bella. praying for you to keep the faith. you've known us all our lives....except for bella cuz you know she just a little kid and she was born not very long ago :) ...but even though we are just kids, know that we are here, and that we care about you and we are always thinking on you. Seriously. we have told all our friends about you guys and we have them praying too...even the teachers have you in their prayers...Isaac is famous at our school!! we were remembering all the times Isaac made us laugh..and he taught Becky a game, and how he always cheated..hehe..and how sweet he was..very kind. He was very silly too. A his bro. edgar. we will always miss him, but keep him in our hearts forever, knowing that he is in a better place. God loves you guys. This had to happen for a reason. SOME reason. Something has to come out of this. or maybe to test our faith. but at least we know HE dont suffer no more. Praise God for giving us another day of life, and we will praise him (at least try our best) as long as we live. we love you all..
your lil sisters,
sari n becky
p.s. stay strong .. we love you

May 25, 2004

Hi,Ieze I don't know where to begin. this is the first time that I write to you since you left. I have not been able to even read any of the reflection your family and friends have left. I would see everyone reading them and I would just walk away. Its to hard Ieze. I can't believe that your gone. I know this happens to everyone but I just never though it would happen to us. I have not been able to get that day out of my head, when I walked into the waiting room and saw one of your Aunts crying and saying "He died" at that moment It felt like if someone had taken all my emotions and thoughts away I did not know what to do or what to say I felt numb and confused. I have had a hard time accepting the fact that you are gone. Ieze I love you and miss you. Don't worry about Nina & Bella being alone,because I will be there until Its time for me to go. I will never forget you.

Your Sister Rach

May 25, 2004

Isaac, i miss u.i did not belive when they told me the news.i told my friends and they were like oh my God.And i could not belive what i just heard.i was crying.At the funeral all i could see was heads.i will write more later. Love,Becky Moreira

May 24, 2004

I will remember you as an officer who truly enjoyed working in the Bayview...No matter what challenges we faced on a daily basis, you always came to work with a bright smile, upbeat demeanor, and positive outlook on matters when they were the exact opposite...Your sense of humor is definitely missed by all of us at the station...Everything about you is missed...I know you having been watching out for us at the station and especially in softball..The team has been pulling in wins for you and there's not a game that goes by where you are not thought about..Thanks for pushing some of those pop-fly foul balls back in to make them fair..I know that was you out there helping us out :-)..One thing I will never forget about you Isaac is how proud you were to be Renata's husband and Isabella's dad...Your eyes always lit up when you were spoke about them and it was quite obvious that they were your everything...For that alone, I greatly admired you...I send them prayers daily...Isaac you were a wonderful man, loving husband and father, and outstanding officer...We love you and your memory will live in our hearts forever.

Ofcr. Annie Valenzuela
San Francisco PD/Bayview Station

May 24, 2004

ISAAC!!! where do i start with you!! You were someone who always made me laugh and smile!! you were always the person to spark up the crowd with not only your sense of humor but also your smile! Isaac i miss you sooo much!! We all miss you and will never forget you!! i treasure and hold close all of my memories with you and your beautiful family! Isaac you truely were a guardian angel! you were an angel within our reach! now you are home in heaven with god! a borrowed angel is who you are! Isaac i will never forget you and yer undying faith!! say hi to my brother derek up there! i want you both to know that i love you guys so much! For you have touched mine and so many souls! I LOVE YOU ISAAC!!


May 23, 2004

Hey bro, its me Eggy. I just wanted to let you know that I love you and miss you . Not one day has gone by that I don't ask why this had to happen to you and to our families. Yesterday the POA dedicated a wall in their building to you. It was really hard for all of us to see your picture and your uniform on that wall but at the same time we all felt proud. Renata, Isabella, your parents, my parents, your sister and me were there. I am and will always be proud of you. I will never forget you as long as I live. I know that you are with our Lord and Saviour and that the promise that we will see you again in his presence again will endure.

Your BRO: Edgar

May 22, 2004

Officer Isaac Espinoza
Scared to death we raced to my sisters house,
when we first heard the news,
Hearts pounding, souls begging,
for God to have mercy on you,
Told to stay put at home with the family,
We Couldn't bare to stay still,
helpless and unable to do anything,
praying to God to not let this be his will,
Finally unable to stay no more,
To the hospital we drove,
We get there and are rushed to the door,
to me everything looked cold,
Walking I could feel my heart beating 20 times its normality,
entering the door, afraid of what i would hear,
walking and seeing the whole family,
They confirmed my worst fear,
No, No this just cant be...
Gasping for air...Ok Rudy just breath....Breath don't fall....Breath... Get control.
"He's gone" they said, "He didn't pull through." All of a sudden I saw Pictures of you.
That moment is frozen in time,
never to be erased.
Angry, confused, betrayed and hate,
All feelings that i have to replace.
Isaac i love you
Please never Forget,
That the moment you left,
everyone will always regret.

© Ruth Mendez
18 May 2004

Dedication: To My brother
Officer Isaac Anthony Espinoza SFPD

I miss you EYEZ

May 21, 2004

Isaac, we will forever keep you in our hearts. God grant your family the strength through this difficult time. Rest assured our heavenly Father will protect your loved ones. Thank you for being a hero and protecting those that could not, for doing what others would not ever dare do, for serving those that often didn't deserve it, it is honorable. Be Blessed!

Julie, Luis & Khristian Molina

May 20, 2004

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