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

They have said that there is no greater pain than when a parent loses a child.
I have often called the men and women of Bayview station my kids. I have two children at home and 125 at work.
Isaac was a good cop, a good friend and a good man.

PLEASE WATCH OVER THOSE OF US WHO MUST STILL WALK IN HARMS WAY...

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN....

Sgt. Sherman W. Lee
Bayview Station-Third Watch

April 14, 2004

The long strong blue line is thinner with the loss of Officer Espinoza, but just as strong. Eternal Rest God grant unto
his loyal servant and all the faithful departed, through the
mercy of Jesus Christ. Amen.

SGT Bryan Wolf
Rutgers Police New Brunswick NJ

April 14, 2004

No greater love than for one man to lay down his life for another. I hate to see another name to be added to this site. The "Blue Line" got thinner the day you were taken away from your family, friends, and co workers. Be at peace now, we have the watch.

Deputy Ray Francis
Tom Green County SO

April 14, 2004

You served bravely, rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

April 14, 2004

God bless Officer Espinoza and his family. His ultimate sacrifice is for our well-being. He is truly my hero!

Melanie in Sonoma County

April 14, 2004

Rest in Peace now brother
The watch is ours now
My sincerest condolences go out to the family of Officer Espinoza and the entire San Francisco Police Department

Patrol Officer Shawn Moore
Methuen, MA Police

April 14, 2004

I am sorry to see another officers name on the list....

Rest in peace...

I grew up in San Fran and I know what a great city it is....

Thank you for keeping it safe for all those years...

God bless you, your fellow officers and you family

Senior Patrol Agent
US Border Patrol, San Diego

April 14, 2004

FROM A SISTER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FROM THE EAST COAST. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER AND MY SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. TO OFFICER ESPINOZA'S FELLOW OFFICERS (KEEP YOUR CHIN UP, HE'S IN GOD'S HANDS NOW SO YOU KNOW HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE AND TO HIS LITTLE GIRL, I'M SURE YOUR DAD WILL SEND YOU ANGELS TO WATCH OVER YOU AND TO HIS WIFE, GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, I'VE NEVER MET YOU, BUT I LOVE YOU AND SO DOES GOD).

Anonymous

April 14, 2004

We are deeply saddened by this senseless murder. May the ruthless criminal responsible be brought to justice and sentenced to the most severe penalty.
You have made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you and your family.
Rest in Peace Brother.............

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

April 14, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Patrolman Z. Cavalier
West Point Police Department West Point Nebraska

April 14, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Patrolman Z. Cavalier
West Point Police Department West Point Nebraska

April 14, 2004

You were there for me and my family as we dealt with the murder of my beloved son, Mark on July 9, 1999 in San Francisco. Your kindness and support meant so much to all of us. You never stopped caring. Thank you for that.

Your beloved wife and daughter have my deepest sympathy. They will be in my prayers.

Rest in peace Dear Isaac.


Diane Hunter

April 14, 2004

Isaac, You are a true hero to those of us who will continue your watch, rest in peace our brother. God bless your family and may he give strength to your co-workers.

Inv. Sgt. R.T. Furlong
Prattville P.D. Prattville, Alabama

April 14, 2004

Once again my heart is broken in reading of yet another fallen comrade. I have been in Law Enforcement over 25 years, 11 of that as a Police Officer, so I feel especially close to anyone the world over that is dedicated to our profession. Some of my friends have been slain by offenders. I was also on duty and "at the controls" when two officers were shot. Having had those experiences and my own close calls while on patrol, I want to send my heartfelt sympathy to the family of Officer Espinoza and to the members of SFPD. My heart goes out to each of you. We may be separated by miles, but not by anything else. We are all in this together. We are with each other in heart & spirit each time we go on duty. May it comfort you to know that you are in our hearts and prayers and may the peace of God surround you now.

Telecommunicator Vicki Hare
Salisbury NC PD

April 13, 2004

My deepest sympathy goes out to Officer Espinoza's family
and co-workers. Our Dept. lost a Deputy one month ago.
We feel your grief. Officer Espinoza will never be forgotten.

Deputy Teresa Smith
Loudon County, TN Sheriff Dept

April 13, 2004

Isaac, I'm so angry that you are gone! You didn't deserve this. You were full of life and positive energy. You often gave me great advice. You were funny and a great dancer. I will never forget you. Please rest in peace and know that everyone that came into contact with you, is fortunate to have met you. You were very special. :)

Anonymous

April 13, 2004

True Hero. Rest in peace, Officer Espinoza.

Eric

April 13, 2004

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Police Officer Isaac A. Espinoza … and the San Francisco Police Department... our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Isaac ... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vin and Pook- Site Owners
beyond-the-blue

April 13, 2004

I knew you from school. I heard you were a police officer, and I knew you would be one of the good ones. I grieve the loss of a positive member of the SFPD. Opening Day yesterday was so sad because I thought of you all day long and how your wife and daughter must miss you deeply. Peace be with you Isaac...I will always remember how you showed me the best hill to ride my bike down in Daly City.

a high school friend

April 13, 2004

To the Family, Friends, Fellow Officers Of Officer Espinoza, May God Grant you the Serenity to Accept the things you can not Change, Courage to Change the things you can, and the Wisdom to knowthe Difference. .....May this Warrior rest in Peace...

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

April 13, 2004

I live in San Jose just 45 minutes from San francisco. I turned on the news on Sunday and i saw what had happened. I just wanted to let his wife know how sorry i am for her and her daughter. Im planning a career in Law enforcement and this right here is my worst fear. I am sorry for her loss. I wish i could say something to take away the pain. Your in my prayers. Officer Isaac A. Espinoza RIP. Thanks...

Jessika- Future LEO
N/a

April 13, 2004

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Shannon
cjoncerned citizen

April 13, 2004

You're killer has been captured, so rest easy brother, we have the watch now. God Bless You Brother in Blue

Sgt
CPD, NY

April 13, 2004

I met Isaac while I worked in physical therapy and he came in as a patient. What I remember most about him is how much he adored his daughter and wife who I was fortunate to meet, his daughter is such a cute and sweet little girl. One time his wife came by too, and I remembered we graduated high school together. Isaac loved his family and his work. He was so nice and everyone at worked liked him a lot, he was such a great guy who loved his job so much. He loved Bayview so much, he didn't want to switch departments, even after his injury. He also loved to dance even if it was with a limp. Isaac will surely be missed and always remembered. My prayers go out to his family, fellow officers and friends.

Marie Castaneda

April 13, 2004

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Anonymous

Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

April 13, 2004

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