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

Isaac you will be missed by all. They say at a fallen officers funeral that we come to pay our last respects. I don't think so! Everytime any Officer SFPD or not puts on their uniform and pins their Star/Badge to their chest they are paying respect to the heros that paid the ultimate sacrifice. So to Isaac I will never forget you, my star tarnished with my tears, and thoughts of your family, a wife without a husband, and little girl with no daddy. Rest in Peace...


Police Officer

April 20, 2004

Everyday since you have passed, I visit your site. It is still unbelievable. Every morning I say a prayer for your family, and I wonder if you are resting in peace? You were to young to go. but it had to be this way. Please Isaac, rest assure that we will all do a part in seeing that justice is served. I saw you go from us being kids to growing up. You were a brave man, and you broke everyones heart when you left this world.

April 20, 2004

God bless your entire family. Unfortunately, my family knows exactly what you're experiencing. We wish you all the strength and courage you'll need to get through this. Rest assured, Isaac is in a much better place. God Bless you all!!!

Jason Bowens
brother of fallen Detroit Police Officer Matthew Bowens
E.O.W. 2/16/04

Jason Bowens

April 20, 2004

On behalf of the men and women of the La Habra Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Espinoza's family and agency during this difficult time.

Sgt. Jeff Baylos
La Habra Police Department

April 20, 2004

Isaac , we can't beleive you are gone. You were so full of life and always brought happines and joy everywhere you went. We love you with all of our hearts and we will never forget you. Your loss will leave a deep hole in our hearts for we loved you so much. Dont worry about Renata & Bella we will be there for them all the way. I (bivi) remember how you were always there for me when I needed you. We will miss you & always remember you. We will never stop loving you. Thank God for you, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Noah loves you and knows you are in heaven with our Lord.
We pray for your mom ,dad, & sister that God give them the strengh to go on in this time of need. Watch over us DEAR brothe as you always have. R.I.P, until we meet again. We Love You. God Bless. Bivi, Michael & Noah Mejia

Bivi & Michael , Sister & Brother in-Law

April 20, 2004

You will be missed. RIP brother. I've known Isaac ever since he came to Bayview as a new officer. I'll miss him and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Brien Hoo
SFPD Bayview Station

April 20, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Espinoza family.
To SFPD, it takes alot to walk back onto those streets, but we as officers families, stand behind and support you. You are Heroes each and every day. We are proud and sometimes saddened by the life you have chosen, but you took an oath and we stand by you. God Bless all in Blue.

Police Officer Wife & Family
Newark CA

April 20, 2004

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Officer Espinoza for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


April 20, 2004

To the Espinoza family, I wish for you hope, peace, and blessings at this time. Your sacrifice is truly appreciated. Two years ago we lost Officer Ron Wood in similar circumstances. From reading these reflections it is obvious that Officer Espinoza was loved and respected by many, and he will be missed by all of his brothers and sisters in blue who never had the good fortune of meeting him. Godspeed

Ofc. Chris Hoffman
West Jordan Ut. P.D.

April 20, 2004

My heartfelt prayers are with Officers Espinoza family , his friends and his dept. My special prayers are also with his partner who must overcome very difficult memories and injuries. His lost will always be felt in our hearts and he will NEVER be forgotton.

In Memory of Brian Litz
FF/PM Florida

April 19, 2004

TO nina and espinoza family
we loved isaac like a brother in our family he will always be remeber in
our hearts and prayer we will miss you Issaac god bless you

noemi perdomoand family

April 19, 2004

To the Espinoza Family,
My family lost our hero in 2002, for all of us, we extend our hearts and hands. My prayers are with your wife and daugther, and the rest of your family. God speed, you will be forever missed.



April 19, 2004

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Issac did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Issac be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Espinoza's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Issac is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Issac was well respected and well loved.

Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiance Dennis for me.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Deputy Sheriff Dennis McElderry's fiancee - EOW (01/03/03)

April 19, 2004


April 18, 2004

God Bless to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Espinoza. What a great man to fight the good fight and put his life on the line for the safety of others. We feel your pain and I sit here with tears streaming down my face in memory of this fallen hero. You are forever in my prayers.

Wife of Burbank Police Officer
Burbank Police Dept. (CA)

April 18, 2004

My heart goes out to the family and friends,and my prayers are with you all, God Bless him for he is a true hero!


April 18, 2004

I still can't believe you are really gone. I will miss you Isaac. But I do believe that I will see you again. You left this world, young, handsome, full of friends and people who loved you. It hurts that it had to be you. The good ones are always the first to go. I hope you rest in peace, and travel the world like you once wanted to.

April 18, 2004

To the Espinoza Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I only knew Isaac breifly
while training at Bayview. Anytime I saw Isaac in passing he
always said hello. He and his partner, Derrick were one of the few
veteran officer that accepted me and never judged me. It is sad to
see some of our fellow senior officers still can not get over
themselves and treat new officers poorly. If they only knew the
same generosity and fairness that Issac portrayed and that in the
end we all are dressed in blue. He will always be remembered as a
shining spot in my career.

Ofc. Eric Chiang

April 18, 2004

My prayers are with the Espinoza family. I am very sadden by what happened. I remember speaking to Off Espinoza on the radio and how nice he was to the dispatchers. Never had a mean way or bad attitude towards dispatchers. I think of Off Espinoza everytime I am on the channel. My prayers are with Renata and Isabella. May God take care of you

SFPD Dispatcher

April 18, 2004

I've been Isaac's friend for about 11+ years and have lived in the
Bayview/Hunter's point for about 4 years now, and I just want to bear
witness to the great work Isaac has done in the neighborhood.

He was friendly, relaxed and knew how to gracefully balance the fine line
between peace keeping and Law enforcing-- he was good at both.

I've had the priviledge of seeing with my own eyes as my doorstep has
gone from crack haven to tolerable walkway. This is due, no doubt to the
work of Isaac and the other officers who patrol this area.

I spoke to him about 1-1/2 hours before his death and he'd commented
to me with a proud smile on his face that the dope dealers on my block
where "all gone... we got most of those guys out of there."

I have no idea why Isaac would want to work in a slum lik BV/HP, but he
did. His work diredctly affected my daily life and that of my family.

The day of his funeral, of all I felt, the only feeling I can describe is a
profound sense of pride that permeated my entire being...just to call him

I am eternally grateful to GOD and endebted to his family--as is The city
and County Of San Francisco and every City/County of The United States
of America!

Thank GOD for Isaac!

Our Boy's gone home with honor!

Family Friend and Hunter's Point Resident

April 17, 2004

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Espinoza.
There is a void now that will never be filled. The hurt is to deep for words. But know that others who have already walked that path are thinking of you and praying for you at this time.
God bless.

Deputy Donald Kenneth Bond, Jr.
EOW: 9/6/2001

April 17, 2004

Rest in peace, my brother in blue. Your family is in my prayers. God bless you for making the ultimate sacrifice. It is our watch now - you have done a wonderful job.

Jim Hovan
Teaneck, NJ PD

April 17, 2004

My prayers are with your family and friends. You were a great cop and an inspiration to many. Rest in peace brother...

Deputy Flynn
San Francisco Sheriff's Dept.

April 17, 2004

Isaac, I'm having a hard time accepting that you are gone. There was something about you that made you stand out. Even as a kid, you were popular. I'll never forget the time we spent. I'm glad I was able to get close to you before you pasted. I think about "why" this happened to you? But I realize that God needs you with him. He wants a piece of what you gave us. And I can't blame him. It was a beautiful thing to see "everyone" come and say good-bye to you. You were a positive magnet.


April 17, 2004

Ofc. Espinoza and Family,

Sir, I prayed when I came here today that there would be no new names added to this list of Heroes. I guess I forgot that this world continues to turn on the strength and honor of MEN like you who are not afraid to bring light into its' darkness. I pray for your family as well and that God would intervene in a way only he can. Sir, your bravery echoes through time and assures us all that you will live forever in your brothers and sisters who carry on your fight. Your brothers and sisters at the Ontario Police Dept. in Ohio are here for you and will do anything within our resources when called upon. Form the deepest part of our hearts and with the most sincere respect, "Thank You" for your bravery and honor, you will NEVER be forgotten.


Your Brothers and Sisters

Ontario Police Dept.

April 17, 2004

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