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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

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

April 13, 2004

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

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


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.


Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

April 13, 2004

For the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Espinoza,
There can never be any thing to close the wounds you feel at his loss. Know only that God decided it was his time to go home to him. He will always be remembered and missed here on earth. Stay safe - and may we all live to walk in his footsteps and carry on his memory.

Deputy S. Worthington
Clinton County Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2004



April 13, 2004

May you Rest In Peace

Constable Dave Austin
Dekalb Co. Alabama Constable/K9 Handler

April 13, 2004

Every day I visit this web site praying that there are no new names. Today my heart sank as I saw that the number was higher. To the family and friends of Officer Espinoza, and to the SFPD members, may God bless you and be with you in this time of sorrow. America lost another hero today; you are now 10-42 go walk a beat on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in Hell, you are a blue angel, R.I.P. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Speed Brother.

Diane Dodge
Polk County Sheriff's Office, Bartow, FL

April 13, 2004



April 13, 2004

I knew Isaac for 8 years. I worked with him many times. I knew him outside of the job as well. He was a dedicated cop and great man. I wish he had not left this world like he did. He had so many things left to do. Our brother in blue will be missed by us all. God bless you Isaac!

OFF. George K. Ferraez#91
San Francisco Police Department

April 13, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother, God bless you for your years of service and god bless your family as they deal with the loss

Constable Douglas Samens
Osceola Township Police, WI

April 13, 2004

god bless you isaac. you can be asured that we will take care of your family. you were a hard working cop who did a lot of good for the people of the bayview. you will be missed by all of us.

tenderloin rat

April 13, 2004

I am thinking of you and your fellow officers at this time.

God Bless You and your comrades of the SFPD.

S.A. Wilson

April 13, 2004

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.

You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because it is honored by God.

To the family of Officer Isaac A. Espinoza and the San Francisco Police Department, your extended family of Law Enforcement Officers grieves with you during this time. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you during this most difficult time.

To all my brothers and sisters, 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. Please pray for this officer's family, agency, and friends as they struggle with this tragedy.
May God be with you every day, please remember, we are a part of the largest family in the world and when one hurts we all hurt.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your fellow man, your life, while serving, defending, and protecting others in your community.
Rest easy with our other fallen Brothers and Sisters, we have the watch now. Though our badges and uniforms may be different, our mission is the same. We will continue the fight in your honor.

Florida Deputy Sheriff

April 13, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Espinoza's family and fellow officers. Officer Espinoza gave his life fighting for us and shall never be forgotten.
Blessed be the peace makers.

K Carter
Fmr TX Peace Officer

April 13, 2004

Rest in peace my brother, you died a hero,and will always be one to me.

Ofc. Greg Watts
San Francisco Police

April 13, 2004



April 13, 2004

Once again I am sitting at my computer, fighting the lump in my throat and tears in my eyes... Another warrior lost to the inexplicable force of evil. We all know that you are better than they are.

Rest in peace, brother. We have the watch now, and we will hunt your killer to the ends of the earth. To the ends of the earth...

Detective NDW
Mountain View PD

April 13, 2004

I had the pleasure of working with Officer Isaac Espinoza when he first transfered to Bayview Station. He was a good Officer and friend. He always had a smile on his face and had a great sense of humor. I know Isaac will always be watching us from above, trying to keep us safe. God Bless your family. May you Rest In Peace. Isaac will not be forgotten.

Officer Chris daRoza
San Francisco Police Department

April 13, 2004

May the Law Enforcement and personal family of Officer Espinoza know the peace that will only come with time. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you and my sincere condolences to all. God bless and never walk alone.

Retd Ofcr LaVerne Sanborn
Indianapolis Police Department

April 12, 2004

My heart aches for the family of Officer Espinoza, I certainly know how it feels to loose a loved one in the Line Of Duty. My son was also killed with an AK-47 (ban these type guns). One in five police officers are killed with this type gun.

May God comfort this family and guide them through their grief. I will be praying for God's peace to touch them and hold them together, for God's love to shower them with light for tomorrow and forever. God Bless You

Pat Carruth, surviving mother
of Officer Jeremy "Jay" Carruth
EOW 2/20/03

Pat Carruth

April 12, 2004

You were a great person with a wonderful personality. I will miss you Isaac, may your soul rest in peace.
Good bye my friend


April 12, 2004

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