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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



March 22, 2009

I thought of you today. Oakland PD lost some heroes today. A very sad day for police families everywhere. I hope your family is doing well. Prayers.

Officer's Wife

March 22, 2009

Today is one of those days. Even though I haven't written in a while I think about you through out my day everyday. Every Holiday, Every special event in our daughters life..Another year has come since you left. So many things have happened. Today I thought of you more than usual. We had a nice dinner at your moms house and we talked about you and Ikaika. It made me sad. But we love spending time with them. and Isabella loves them so much! Bella is getting so big and beautiful. She is smart and has the biggest heart ever. She is an amazing child. God I'm so grateful for her. We talk about you everyday and not a night goes by that we don't say a prayer for you and all the officers that are out there working. We miss you so much!! I'm sorry for not writting more often, it's still hard to believe that you are gone. I'd just rather remember our last night together. I will always love you!


February 20, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day! I love you!


February 14, 2009

I became familiar with Isaac when I read his story a few years ago in the news.Isaac was, and is, an inspiration to me and no doubt to many other law enforcement officers.Whenever a dangerous and difficult call comes over the radio from dispatch I think to myself...."Isaac would go..."


February 6, 2009

Its been 5 years already . You are and always will be in my heart and mind. So much has happened these past couple years that I wish I could've shared with you. I look with hope when our families get to see you again in Gods presence.

Edgar M.


January 26, 2009

Just watching the hero from the hudson river and remembering you, you will always be my hero.

I miss you.


January 16, 2009

We are in 2009, almost 5 years since that tragic day; the day your death changed my life forever. I need to say something and I was wondering if you could help me. I don’t think I ever said Thank you to all the people who came to my family’s aid. I want to thank all the Public who came to our aid and made that tragic day a little less of a loss. I want to thank all the San Francisco Police Department, who stayed so close to us and who became my entire family’s family. I cannot express the love we all felt from all of you.

I want to especially thank my department, The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, who came to my aid. Who collected and gave money to Isaac’s wife and daughter. I want to thank those who went to Isaac’s house and helped work on his home, helping finish his dream home for his wife and child. I want to thank those who stood by me and held me up when I was falling apart, and to those who worked for me and watched me fall apart, cry at muster, and than turn around and work a little harder for me, so my job would be a little easier. I want to thank my boss, the sheriff, who came to my aid when there was hardly anything left in me, and helped me get it together again. I want to thank all those who came to Isaac’s funeral, to the judges who closed their courts so my co-workers could come to my nephew’s funeral.

When Isaac was killed, a little piece of me was killed too. But through time and all the kindness everyone showed helped me though Isaac’s death. I know I never said it, but I want everyone to know, even if it has taken 5 years to say it, Thank You for all you did. I only have love for all of you. God Bless you all.

Maryann Poni,

Sgt. Maryann Poni, Retired
SF Sheriffs Department

January 8, 2009

My family and myself miss you, you are always here with us.


January 6, 2009

Merry Christmas, never forgotten, always remembered, forever loved.


December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!


December 24, 2008

Always in our hearts and prayers.



December 17, 2008

As we go through the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I sit and think about our brother that won't be celebrating with us. I send my love and support to the family, and I pray that as we celebrate, we also remember that Isaac and his family are not forgotten. Isaac is looking down on us and smiling, he is laughing when any of you think about the good memories and the happy times you have shared. Although I did not work directly with Isaac, I know the kind of officer he was, the kind of family man he was, and the kind of friend he was. There is a blue light in my window this season to honor a person that gave of himself for the community. To the family, please know that you are in our prayers. You may not see all of us, but trust me when I say that if you are in need of anything, we are here for you. Once you are a part of a family, especially the law enforcement family, you are a member forever. Until we see Isaac in the land of Glory may you find comfort in knowing that God sees all, knows all, and does not make mistakes. We just need to trust in Him. Have a Blessed Christmas.

Sgt. Collins

December 14, 2008

Dear Son:

I have a new picture in my mind.
I'm not leaving you behind.
You're in front of me,
And I'm heading toward you.
I have a new comfort and a strength
With the hope of you before me.

In the twinkling of an eye
This life will be finished
And a new life
filled with peace and fellowship
for all eternity awaits us.
Thanks be to God who sent us Jesus
so this could be possible.

My cup runneth over with hope
When I think about that glorious time
Beyond words and beyond imagination
When we can all be together again.

Until then
I'll carry you in my heart
as I did before
Still do
and will do for all time.

I love you,


December 10, 2008

You are always on my mind and in my heart. I love you, Son, and I miss you.


December 4, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones during this holiday season. Every day is a challenge for your loved ones and even more so during this time of the year. I have decorated the outside of my home in blue lights and one of those lights in burning brightly in your honor. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

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

December 3, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! At the table this year I will be thankful to have had you as a cousin. Thankful for the momories I chuckel about. Thankful for the stones in my yard. And, I will not be angry for waiting for you, like I was before.

I am thankful for all that I learned from you while you were alive, and sadly thankful for what I have learned from your death.

I miss you!


November 25, 2008

Still think about you!!! :)
Good guy!


November 6, 2008

Hi Isaac,

It's been a little while since I have written to you, but I thought I would take out some time during my day and read and write to all of our WARRIORS on our Wall of Warriors. I am sorry that I haven't posted anything lately but I do want you and your family to know that I think about you and them every day. I have strategically placed your memorial badge sticker on the keyboard of my CAD and every day that I open up my computer and go in service it is there as a reminder that I am blessed to have this career (regardless of the drama from time to time LOL) I am blessed to have such an incredible family and incredible friends and I am blessed to be Saved and I am blessed to be able to share my life with those that I love. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and thank you for silently reminding me that I need to be humble and I need to continue to help and protect those who are less fortunate than I am..... I hope that your family and friends are doing well. And I appreciate their reflections.

Take care My Friend...

R. AKANS #1354

November 2, 2008

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


October 31, 2008

I STILL think about you ever single day of my life. Your an inspiration to me. Enough said!

Eric Dunn

October 18, 2008

I haven't been here in a little while and just wanted to take a moment to say hello to you and your wonderful family and let you all know, still, not a day goes by without you in my heart and thoughts.

I came across this poem the other day and thought it was so fitting to share with you, as you epitomize the words and lived a life that mattered...

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you have collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass on to someone else.

Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel in irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear into equal irrelevance.

So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, desires, ideas and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so crucially important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on in the last days.

It won’t matter whether you were beautiful, brilliant, or both.
Your gender and the color of your skin will mean nothing.
So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built.
What will matter is not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught others.
What will matter is not what you think of yourself, but how your children describe you.
What will matter is every single act of integrity, compassion, courage, honor, purpose and sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many feel a loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories of those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered by whom and for what.
What will matter is not how many hours you spent working, but that your family knew you.
What will matter is not how many respected you, but that you made children smile.
What will matter is not what you held over others, but what you were willing to do for someone who could do nothing for you.

Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident, it’s by living in a state of consistent sincerity.
It’s not a matter of circumstance, it’s a matter of choice…

Choose then, to live a life that matters.

You, brother, are the one this was written for and I thank GOD for all you've given and continually inspire me to be.

God Bless.


Officer Damian Jackson
Escondido PD / Palomar Police Academy

September 27, 2008

You are so much on my mind and in my heart.

I love you,


September 8, 2008

Thinking about you today and everyday.


September 4, 2008

I think about you every day. Sometimes I laugh and smile and other times I just cry. It's still so hard for me to believe. I miss you terribly. I look at Aiyana and imagine you playing with her and Bella sometimes. I love you.


August 14, 2008

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