Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

I miss you Isaac! Thank you for trying to protect us citizens. And thank you for being my friend. I think about you everyday. Sorry that it had to be you to leave this world. You were a cool guy. :)

May 6, 2004

I read the story and I could not hold my tears I dont know officer Isaac but I really feel sorry for him I cant think about his family and also his friends. I will pray for him


May 5, 2004

As a fellow officer who risks his life everyday to protect society I can't even begin to express my gratitude for your actions. It is fine officers like PO Isaac A. Espinoza who make all the difference in this world we live in today. I would like to send my condolences to the officers family and friends, my thoughts are with you. God Bless and Rest in Peace, your legacy lives on in all of us!

Constable Viktor Sarudi
Toronto Police Service

May 4, 2004


I think of you everyday..Waiting for that 12pm phone call to meet you at the gym..Missing our after workout lunches at the Great Steak. Bust most of all, i miss your friendship, your love, compassion, and constant humor in our lives. We are doing our best to support your loved ones as I know you would have done for any of us. Your memory was left in thousands of hearts and your legacy will live on forever. You are a hero to the community, to your family, and to your friends. To me, you were my best friend and confidon. I will miss you but the good times will never be forgotten. I love you. God bless you and the entire Espinoza family. Peace!!

Close Friend (Manoj Sastry)

May 4, 2004

Issac we miss you dearly. Me vas aser falta. No te conoce por mucho tiempo, pero, cuando te fuetes, me duelo mucho. No no vas a crear pero orita estoy con tu amigo. Tu saves lo que digo. te quiero mucho Issac.

Off. Iz

May 2, 2004

Isaac I still can't believe it's you that had to go. You were a good guy. Very caring and funny. My heart goes out to your wife and daughter. Please be there for them and give them the strength they need to pick up the pieces. Comfort your family with your warmth. Rest in peace, and I will see you again. Que dios te bendiga.

May 1, 2004

My heart and prayers go out to Officer Espinoza and his family. I hope that with time the pain and sadness that your family feels will subside and the memories that they have of you will bring happiness back into their hearts.

wife of a Merced Police Officer

May 1, 2004

Where do I begin. The last couple of days have been so hard for me. I have been trying to stay strong. It feels like a nightmare that I cannot wake up from. I keep seeing that smile that made my heart melt and start to think about how am I going to live without you and just when I feel like I cannot go on anymore, our miracle comes along. Her green eyes and smile remind me of you and I get the strength to go on for her. Everytime I see her she looks just like you and I say thank you for the beautiful part of you that you have given me. Please help me to stay strong each day. Everyday keeps getting harder and harder because I still don't believe you are not here. I am filled with anger right now because I don't understand why our dreams had to be shattered. I miss you so much. I just want to hold you. But I have to stay strong for our daughter. She is my saving grace at times and yet other times she reminds me so much of you that I just break down and cry. But just holding her in my arms brings comfort to my soul. I will always love you dont forget that. see you later


April 30, 2004

To the Family of Isaac Espinoza,
It was a huge shock when I heard the news about Isaac. Especially when your family recently lost Isaac's aunt in 02/2004. Words can never explain how it feels to lose a loved one. My prayers go out to his wife and daughter. I know that he was truly proud of his family and career.

A Family Friend

April 30, 2004

Officer Espinoza, My heartfelt thanks to you for proudly serving the citizens of San Francisco. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with your family. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Sgt. M. Brown
Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office

April 30, 2004

Police Officer Isaac A. Espinoza

In the academy, you asked questions, all were good ones, you showed me that you wanted to be a good cop, and to help people, I only saw you once in a while, but every time it was with a suspect in tow, I only teach one class in the academy (crime in progress) and have done so for almost 100 classes, Every class, only a few officers stand out and I say to myself, this one will be ok, you were ok, take care, there are 95 other SFPD officers with open arms up there.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice, THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW, I honor you!

May your family and friends know that you are a hero and that hero's never die. They live in every cop who walks a beat.

Sgt./Insp. Richard Alves
San Francisco Police Dept.

April 30, 2004

Just wanted to let you know that you will never be forgotten. I still can't believe you are gone. You were such a nice guy. Rest in peace Isaac, your work is done here. God needs you with him.

April 29, 2004

My Reflection, and words from the bottom if my heart to the Ezpinoza
family from a grateful mom from a friend from high school.

No farewell words were spokened,
No time to say good-by, you were stollen
Like a thife in the night, you where gone
Before we knew it, and only God knows why.


We little know that morning that God
Was going to call your name. In life
We loved you dearly, in death we do
The same it broke our hearts to lose
You; you did not go alone; for part of
Us went with you, the day God called
you home, you left us peaceful
Memories, your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, you are
Always at our side. Our family chain is
Broken, and nothing seems the same; but
As God calls us one by one, The chain
Will link again.


officer Isaac Ezpinoza

April 28, 2004

My deepest condolences goes out to the Espinoza family and especialy
his wife and daughter. I know what your going through, because I lost
my mother in 97 and I can't forget her ever. Well, Isaac you got the
worlds attention, you made the city stand still for a while but you deserve
it. I will not say good-by because I know for sure I will see you again
when God calls on me, so I'll just say I will see you later. Your mission
on earth is done that's why God decided to take you home. And
now your mission in heaven is about to begin and that's being your wife
and daughter's gaurdian angel. I know you could hear me from heaven
and this is what I have to say. I want to thank you for looking over my
daughter when she was in high school and a good friend to her also.
And just to think about it you were an angel on earth all ready. If their
where more people like you, the world would be much easier to live in.
Stay strong Renata because you still have sooooo much to live for. Isaac
is still alive, he lives in your daughter. don't ever let go.


April 28, 2004

Isaac, Although you are not here physically, I know that your ok. The only thing that keeps me strong iss knowing that you are with the Lord and that I will see you on that day. I miss you Isaac. I really miss you. I still feel like you are here and you are just at work. I don't know when I will understand what has happened because I find it hard to belive that I will never see your silly faces any more. Only in my memory and my heart will you exist. The baby asks about you sometimes and then she says "oh yea, I forgot, he's in heaven with his angel wings." I will always think about the times that we took our trips to L.A. and Tahoe with the family. I wanted to let you know that the shirt you bought me is to small for me but I will still wear it. I guess I better go now because i'm at work and i'm trying not to cry. I want you to know that to the world you might have been my brother in law, but to me you are my brother. I love you BIG TIME EYEZ! You truly went out like a BIG TIME! Ilove you and I miss you alot. But don't worry I will see you again.


Your Lilttle Sis....... Rudy

April 28, 2004

I live in San Francisco. I heard the Sirens of the Code 3 cover. I shudderd beacuse that many sirens could only mean one thing. One of our own was in need. You sir, I look up to. I will be a police officer someday. I aspire to work just as hard as you did, and if nessicary give up what you did.
I thank god for officers like you, that protect me. In the City by the bay.
God bless you, and the SFPD

Police Explorer

April 28, 2004

You will never be forgotten Isaac. With Gods help justice will be served. You didn't deserve this, NOT YOU.

April 27, 2004

Officer Espinoza,

I wish you could have taken down the perp that did this to you before you left this earth. It's a shame that the City of San Francisco has no intention of completing this task. Rest assured that God will ultimately decide on his fate.

Thank you for the sacrafice you made for all of us and our families and you will always be remembered when we're ready to go "10-08". God Bless.

Sergeant Rich Madsen
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Police, S.F.

April 26, 2004

Ofc. Espinoza,

Thank you for you time on this earth. You'll be missed.

Rest in Peace, We'll take it from here.

FVPD 743

Fuquay-Varina P.D.

April 26, 2004





April 25, 2004

Our deepest sympathy for an officer that will always be remembered.
The news of his death ripped through the town like a hurricane leaving trails of anguish.
In life he brought joy to many people
In death his stars still blaze the trail to all who go his way.
he beamed his ageless and healing smile.
A light has gone out of this place and nothing can be put in it's place.
Though he left without a word, never will our hearts let you go
Never will our appreciation for you die.
For now and for all times we'll remember you for being you.

blockbuster employees
camaritas ave. SSF

so san fran blockbuster

April 25, 2004

I have just had the courage to sit down and write to you. Even though our time was cut short I want you to know that everyday I thank God for letting me spend thirteen wonderful years with you. My First Love. I thank God for letting me know such a wonderful man like you. Who gave himself completely without selfishness. A man who never gave his second best in anything he did always the very best. A man who knew how to really love and be loved. A wondeful husband, father, son, brother and most of all a FRIEND. I thank God for letting us share the miracle of our daughter. Baby you don't know how many lives you have touched. All the letters I have received from all the people whose lives you touched. It has brought me comfort to see that you did not die in vain. You brought hope to a community who is grateful. YOU ARE MY HERO!! You loved what you did and I always knew that. You would of been like a bird in a cage if you would of done something else other than being a wonderful police officer. My love I miss you so much. Our daughter will always know what a wondeful father you were. Even know she asks me about you and she knows you are an angel in heaven. We talk to you everynight and everyday she remembers the wonderful times you guys spend together. Please watch over us always. I will never forget you, you will always be in my heart. Your friends and family have been so wonderful to me and our Baby they have shown me so much love and kindness. Your police family have been here by my side and have been so wonderful and loving to me. They miss you. Words just can't express my gratitude to them and all their support. I pray to God that he blesses their lives and keeps them safe everyday. My heart is so empty without you right now, please be by my side always. I will see you in my dreams, you know you will always be MY ENDLESS LOVE.

Loving Wife

April 23, 2004

Although I never knew you all that well, I will never forget you! Rest in peace brother.

Officer Matthew Goodin
San Francisco PD

April 23, 2004

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

PO Andrew
Chicago PD

April 22, 2004

Issac, I will never forget getting the call that night. I drove like a maniac to be by your side. I knew it was bad but I had to keep the faith that you would be Ok. I miss the smile and and hand shake you always gave when I saw you on the steps of the Hall everytime I saw you on your way to court. You were a hard working cop. One I looked up to ever since I watched you perform as a rookie. Rest assured that I will never slow down and never turn my back to perform the job you loved so much. You were a credit to the department and loved by so many. We all miss you so much!. God Bless, Ian

Police Officer Ian Furminger
San Francisco PD

April 21, 2004

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