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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

Dear Carol,

I just wanted to share with you that I graduated WHS w/Isaac. Although we weren't friends that hung out, we shared many jokes and laughs in the classes we had together. There was never a dull, quiet moment in class with your son (I'm sure you know), and for that we all felt blessed.
'Isaac' means laughter, which he lived up to every single moment of high school. Junior year I remember he had to give a presentation in Mr. Schneider's class, and he got up there, made sure his hair was right, wrote his full name on the board, 'Isaac Anthony Espinoza', there was a long silence and you can clearly see that he was unprepared to give a presentation, so what he did was stand there and crack jokes.
Another time I can remember we were all in the cafeteria taking the PSAT exam. Most of us were pretty much done with the exam, so we were told to sit there and be quiet as the others finished. It was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Out of the blue you hear a fist pound on the table and someone yell from the top of their lungs, "I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!" It scared the living crap out of everyone, until we all noticed it was your son, then we all just roared in laughter.....Mr. Johnson didn't even mind. He just told him to calm down and be quiet if he was done. Had it been any other student who had that outburst, I guarantee that person would have been disciplined and sent to Rm. 7!
I digress......What a charm your son had, and the first thought that came to my mind was how lucky you are to be this person's mother. Always the life of the party (and class), full of laughter and quick wit; I wondered it must be like that at home as well. From reading all of these reflections, I was right. I hoped that one day I would be so blessed as you and your husband to have a son like Isaac Anthony. In August of 2000 my husband and I were blessed with our own Isaac Anthony, and you know what? My son is funny, charming, handsome with a full head of his own thick beautiful 'perfect' Isaac hair, and he's very quick-witted. When he was around 7 he said he wrote a paper saying that he wanted to become a police officer, my heart dropped. But he was 7, so what could I do but encourage that idea? As his mom, I wasn't gonna be his dream killer. When he got older I told him where his name came from and who this man was, and what he meant to the lives of whom he touched. He was filled with pride which he carries with him to this day. He has proudly written many class essays about his namesake.
I thank you and your husband for raising such an upstanding man that meant so much to not only his family, but to his community. He was the stuff of legends, truly! My Isaac no longer wants to be a police officer, but he does aspire to join the Air Force and become a pilot. I never got to thank you, so now I am. To you, your husband, Regina, Renata & Isabella, thank you for sharing your Isaac with the world. Our lives were all made better, because for a time, a very very short time, he was a part of it!...and that has made all the difference in the world.

WHS Class of '92

July 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Isaac. You are never forgotten and thought of often in so many ways. Just the other day we gathered at your sisters home and your cousins and I talked about you and laughed at all the jokes you played on us and others. Isabella was listening with the biggest smile. In this way we keep you close to us. You are loved and missed every day my Godson, my nephew and my brother in Law Enforcement.

Sergeant MaryAnn Poni
Auntie, SFSO

July 16, 2018

My Son:
I saw this Hallmark birthday card and wanted you to have it.

"For Our Son
Nothing in life has been more exciting than watching you grow and mature, find your own way, become your own person…
Nothing has been more rewarding than seeing you take your place in the world, sharing in your accomplishments, believing in you and your dreams…
Nothing in life has been more important than being a part of your life, because nothing has been more wonderful than having you for a son.
Happy Birthday"

I love you,
Mom (and Dad)

Carol Espinoza, Mother

July 3, 2018

It’s hard to believe it’s been fourteen years. It was a great turn out. What struck me was the number of young officers in attendance this year. It gave me hope for the furture of our Department.
I spoke briefly with Isabel, she is such a lovely young lady. You would be proud of her....

Sgt. Sherman W. Lee
S.F.P.D. Bayview night watch

April 11, 2018

You have not been forgotten! Watch over my little girl serving and protecting!

Ray V

April 11, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 10, 2018

Just thinking of you tonite as another officer dies
You are never forgotten Issac n missed still so much
Like another son you were


August 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Isaac!!!! Missing you so much today and everyday. I still remember that smile, that great humor, your kindness, always helping. I love you forever!!

You are so missed.


July 16, 2017

My Dear Son:

I put some school papers I'd collected throughout your school years in a binder. I pulled it out today (5-27-17, Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend) and some pages fell out. It was an assignment you did in First grade, named, "All ABout Me." In it you wrote that on your next birthday your birthday cake will have seven candles on it. One page asked "What You Wanted to Be When you Grow Up," and you drew a picture of a policeman and your teacher spelled it out for you.

I'm amazed that at six years old it was in your mind, heart and spirit (and God's plan) that you wanted to be a Police Officer and you did it.

Missing you on Memorial Day Weekend and always,

Until we meet again,
Love, Mom


May 28, 2017

Thirteen years since you left us. You are my hero and not a day goes by that I do not remember you. You were born my nephew, then became my godchild, and died my brother in law enforcement. I miss you so much.

Never forgotten

Sergeant MaryAnn Poni
SF Sheriff Deptpartmant

April 10, 2017

We will gather at Bayview station as always.
So that those who never knew Isacc
will never forget...
Gone but never Forgotten...

Sgt. Sherman W. Lee (Retired)
SFPD, Bayview Station-Third watch

March 19, 2017

You are never forgotten brother. We always think of you and share memories with Bella.

Edgar M
Brother in law

January 18, 2017

People you never met still think about you, Isaac. We still pray for your family and your daughter and we still hope that every single day they find peace in the fact that you are watching over them.

God bless you and your family.

You are *not* forgotten.

Sgt. Jordan

November 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Isaac. You would have been 43 today. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you.

Sgt. M. Poni, SFSD, Retired

July 16, 2016

Sometimes I miss you more than other days. This is one of those days I am missing more.

Sgt. M Poni, Retired

June 22, 2016

Happy Father's Day Son
We were so blessed to have you all those years.
I love you,


June 20, 2016

You still inspire us every day.

Steve Coleman
SFPD Bayview Station Housing

April 11, 2016

"The Glory belongs to Isaac."
Those were the words I heard in my Spirit
that first week when I cried out to God Almighty,
"Why, Why did you take Isaac. I was ready; I was prepared.
Why Isaac."
And then His answer, "The Glory belongs to Isaac."
I love you.

Carol Espinoza

April 11, 2016

Hard to believe it's been 12 years.
You are always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.
Gone but never forgotten...

Sgt. Sherman w Lee (Retired)
Bayview Station-Third Watch

April 5, 2016

Coward is the only word used to describe the man that took you at such a young age. Thank you for your courage and service, and may you forever rest in peace my brother, knowing that you dedicated your life to making others safer. I pray that the Lord blesses your loved ones always.

Sgt. Barton
Garden City PD

April 5, 2016

This time of year again brings so many memories of that Holy Sqturday that you were taken away.we still miss you so much and grieve for u still
Watch over us all Issac always on our hearts

Marian caruso
Longtime friend

March 25, 2016

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Forever in my heart. Auntie

Sgt. M. Poni

February 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Isaac! Thinking of you.


July 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Cuz! Miss you so much!


July 16, 2015

I think about you all the time,
in everything we do,
in most places we go.
I love you,


June 5, 2015

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