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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

Aiyana and I drove Isabella to school today. On the way home Aiyana and I passed by your elementary school. The weather was very foggy and drizzly. As we passed by the back stairs to the elementary school yard where families were dropping off their young children for school, I recalled one day that I picked you and Regina up from school. It was pouring rain that day. I drove the yellow toyota truck with the camper top and seats in the back of the truck. At that time, families were able to drive directly into the school parking lot and entrance where all the children would arrive or leave from school. I could see you plain as day in my memory, calling to your friends to come into the back of the truck to get out of the rain and for me to drive them home. You asked me if it was okay and when I said, "yes," you yelled for more of your friends to get into the back of the truck. You were so thoughtful and caring for your friends. I haven't thought about that day since it happened. Funny, the heartwarming memories that come up and when.

I love you,

Mom

September 1, 2009

I read an article today about a young man/fire fighter we lost recently and thought of you. His sister said and I quote: "You did not become a hero on the day you died, but You were a hero in the days you lived." This is so true of you my dear cousin. It's how you lived your life on earth is how you are and will always be remembered!

Big Cousin

July 30, 2009

DIDNT FORGET YOUR BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY ALWAYS ON MY MIND I KNOW YOUR SISTER IS HAVING A DINNER IN YOUR HONOR. KRISTEN HAD A BABY BOY TIME NEVER CHANGES THE LOSS MARIAN

Anonymous

July 17, 2009

Hey Cousin,
You came to me in a meeting yesterday when I looked down and saw the date. The presure was on, and I had to present and kick ass in the meeting. (You only have one shot to make a good impression). I look down and I see the date..... July 16. I had to take a deep breath because it was then I realized...Its Isaac's Birthday today. My thoughts, I miss you...then I thought...he could be here with me right now. Maybe he is chearing for me...I felt you with me. I know you were always just as enthusiastic about the success of others as your were your own. That is another reason why I loved you so much!!!
Happy Birthday Cous.

I love you, Adele

Adele
Cousin

July 17, 2009

Why am I so downcast?
It's your birthday and I'm suppose to be happy.
Instead loving memories of days and years gone by
fill my soul.

My heart is heavy with that which will never be
here on Earth.
Thank God for His promise of Heaven
where tears and sorrow will be no more.

Until we meet again
I will remember all the wonderful birthdays
we shared here.

Happy Birthday!
I love you!

Mom

July 16, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous

July 16, 2009

Cousin, Happy Birthday, You are always on my mind. Last night my friends son reminded me of you, he did the under arm farts and we all laughed just as we laughed at you, I can see you now with those glasses on doing it and laughing at yourself too, then my next thought and story I told about you was the video with the wheel chair that would make us pee our pants we laughed and still laugh about it. I told a childhood friend of your too this story today, he's a LT here at the hall who use to play at the buvalots house he remembers you well. Then I remembered today is your 35ty bday, who'd of thought, my baby cousin is 35. You are the lucky one, you will look handsome forever cuz this is how you will be remembered, you wont get old physically, but you will be loved eternally and never forgotten, cuz you are in all of our hearts. Love you and miss you dearly.

Anonymous

July 16, 2009

Hello my brother,

I know it has been a very long time since I last wrote to you here. I often try, but end up retreating with my thoughts. Tomorrow is your birthday. You would have been 35. I know your in a better place and that does comfort me, but I would rather have you here with us blowing out the candles on your cake. This is all that I can write today. I love you. I never got a chance to thank you. Thanks for being my brother.

Regina

Regina Espinoza

July 15, 2009

A bit early but Happy Birthday Isaac! Yours is still on my thoughts and prayer!

USMC RET.

July 15, 2009

Just remembering your birthday is tomorrow...I so miss you and we all miss you and love you and still think about you every day. I wish I could be sharing your birthday with you, I never thought we wouldn’t be. Somehow, I would have played some joke on you.. just like you would have played on me... and in the end we both would have laughed about it... just like the last time we laughed...

Irene
Cousin

July 15, 2009

Isaac,

It's been a couple months since I've left you a message, but only a day since we spoke...

Just wanted to take a moment to say hello to you and your beautiful family and let you all know how much you're loved. As you know, you were the first officer at the academy with the first class I ever put through and I had the honor of attending the wedding of one of those recruits on Saturday, where I was able to spend time with Vinnie and Ruben from Class 12 and it was awesome to see them again and how well they've continued to do in life. Even now, years later, as I predicted and smile knowing; you have been a force in their lives and continue to guide them as they carry you with them always. Soon Vinnie will start his own family and I have no doubt he will be a father in your image someday.

Talk to you soon, Brother.

Give my mom a hug for me and remind her how much she is loved and missed....

Damian

Officer Damian Jackson
Escondido PD

July 13, 2009

Remembering and thinking of you on Fourth of July.

Anonymous

July 5, 2009

In our hearts and prayers always, and especially on this fathers day.

Sonia

Anonymous

June 20, 2009

My son:

Happy Father's Day! I will always remember the great father you were to Isabella and all the precious moments you shared with her that I was blessed to share also.

I love you and miss you,

Mom

June 19, 2009

Isaac,
I never met you but I have learned about you over these past 5 yrs. One day I sat and read all of your reflections up until now and it was like a good book I just couldnt put down! Its so amazing to me to see how many people love you and look up to you. You must have been a one of a kind and I wish that I had met you atleast once! The reflections your mother and wife have left you over the years are so heart warming and others truly hit a spot in my soul! I don't know why but when I am going thru a difficult time in life I come to your reflections and I look at your picture and some how I'm able to go on,I feel a sense of calmness.what can it be?
Often times I wonder how your wife is doing,you were both so young and at just the beginning.she is so strong for your daughter and I admire her for it.it has been a dream of my husbands to be SFPD. He wants to follow in the foot steps of his grandfather who was also an SFPD. I'm am excited for him and anxious but at the same time I am petrified,I feel like I see this story replaying and I'm scared for him,for me and for our baby boy, but he knows what he wants and all I can do is be behind him .

Anonymous

June 6, 2009

Dearest Son:

I spent the weekend with Isabella.
She is so much like you.
She looked into my eyes
with her big green eyes.
Looking into her eyes
was like looking into your eyes.
I was stunned for a minute
at how it was like looking at you.

We played catch in the front of our house.
She is such a good catcher.
I told her that she was a good catcher like her daddy.
She was so proud and happy to hear she was like you.

I miss and love you,

Mom

June 3, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on Police Memorial Day, May 15th. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 15, 2009

Carol

I am thinking of you on this Mothers Day and hold you in thought and prayer. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and for always being there for me when I need to talk.

Your friend Phyllis

Anonymous

May 10, 2009

Thinking of you during Police Officer Week.

A

May 9, 2009

We will see you again. This is the Fathers promise. Our families miss you always.

E. Mendez

Anonymous

May 1, 2009

5 years later and we still remember your name Isaac.

Your bravery and sacrifice represent the strength behind the badge. We do not live on without you. Your impact has already changed our lives. A gunman is off the streets because of you and my family is safer for it.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart and pray that your memory turns tears into smiles for your loved ones.

God Bless,

former LEO
anon

April 30, 2009

You are missed...you'll always be a hero

SFPD -Mission Station

April 16, 2009

I read this in the newspaper today and thought I would repeat it here. It was from a woman who had lost her husband. "It is important for people to understand that as I move into the future and find hope and joy, I live with the wounds from the past that will never quite heal."

A

April 14, 2009

Five years ago we all learned of your tragic death. I remember exactly how I found out...a mutual dear friend. My thoughts go out to Renata and your daughter. Prayers.

Anonymous
Police Officer's Wife

April 11, 2009

god bless you on this 5 year anniversary.and to fall on good friday,we will all be there tonight to honor you ill have your goddaughter athena with me. you are missed on this easter season and loved always marian and family

Anonymous

April 10, 2009

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