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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 ISSAC, I WANTED TO WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN, I KNOW ALL THE STARS WILL BE SHINING BRIGHT FOR YOU TONIGHT. IT WAS A BLESSED DAY YOU WERE BORN AMD TOO SHORT OF A LIFE WITH ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT LOVED YOU.MY FAMILY WISHES YOU ALL OUR LOVE AND NEVER FORGOTTEN. LOVE MARIAN KRISTEN DANNY AND I KNOW MIKE AND HIS FAMILY.

July 15, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISAAC, YOU ARE STILL MISSED AND THOUGHT OF EVERYDAY.

SONIA

July 15, 2007

hi issac,just reading your site again and always thinking of you. time goes by bfast but you are never forgotten. its such great news about your sister i know u would be so happy for her. your familt really needs this joy. i am going with some friends to the giants game in memory of all policeman and i went to the poa and saw your lounge in your honor and all your pictures. you are quite a great guy marian

marian

July 9, 2007

I love you my little nephew.

July 9, 2007

sorry it took me so long to realize this was you. I'm thinking of you and your sister often .

marijah
OLD HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATE

June 29, 2007

Just wanted to stop by and read your page. I can't believe it's been 3 years. It's just not possible. I know you are taking care of your parents, wife, daughter and sister. Keep them strong.
:)

June 27, 2007

Sorry I never told u all I wanted to say! There's just so much I wish I could say now. I miss the love we shared. I miss you!!!

June 22, 2007

Zak,

Father's Day was for you and Bella...I thought about you but couldn't think of anything to say that hasn't already been said. I'm just happy knowing Bella probably talks to you when she's in bed at night and gets an occasional look at you and that smile. Love you brother, remind us every now and again that you're here...PB.

PB
SFPD, Bayview MIDS

June 22, 2007

Isaac, Happy Father's Day! I remember how proud you were of Isabella. I remember sitting in the break room and you telling us how Isabella was cheering you on while you played softball. How everyone cheered "go Isaac, go Isaac" then suddenly Bella started cheering "go Isaac, go Isaac". You laughed so much! Your stories of fatherhood made all of smile and proud of you. Alright man, I miss you....

JM
SFPD

June 21, 2007

Happy Fathers Day, Isaac you are thought of every day. Always missing you.

Sonia

June 19, 2007

Thank You for all you've done! You're still remembered!

Happy Fathers Day! God Bless you and your family!

Ray Valeros

June 18, 2007

Tomorrow is Father's Day. I remember consistently what a great father you were to Isabella. I often think about the night she was born and how excited and happy you were anticipating her arrival. I love and miss you.

Mom
6/16/07

June 16, 2007

I found the chorus to the song Jesus Take the Wheel. I don't know why, but it sparked something for me with your passing...

Jesus, Take the Wheel

(Chorus)
Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
'Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go
Give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel

May 25, 2007

I really thought of you this morning when I heard this song's lyrics...."Jesus take the wheel." I thought of all the hard times your parents and sister have gone through while coping with your loss. I just want them to know that sometimes you just have to let, Jesus take the wheel. Love you.

May 23, 2007

Today is May 15th, National Law Enforcement Memorial Day. I salute you on this day for your bravery, heroism and dedication to law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones as I know they miss you each and every day. Their love for you will never end. You have not been forgotten.

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

May 15, 2007

Isaac-

STILL, not a day goes by that your name does not run through my head. Thinking of a warrior and the man i want to be, your name constantly comes up. You continue to be a daily reminder of why we do what we do in this line of work. Long hours, mandatory overtime, never seeing your family. Yea, it sucks. But to have the opportunity to make a difference for the better in someone's life makes it all worth while. Like footprints in the sand, you have left a lasting impression in my heart and life. I live ever single day as though it was a cherished gift. It is a gut wrenching shame to me and i almost feel guilty that it takes something so extreme such as the loss of a brother to realize what life is TRULY all about. Someone told me a saying a few months ago, it goes "You cant get back yesterday". I live my life by this now. I dont put off till tomorrow what i can achieve today. I make efforts to Seize the day. Myself, being a very God fearing man knows that God can pull my name out of the hat any second. So i am trying to do it all now and pay my respects to you and all the other fallen brothers and sisters. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my career. Best way to put it is that YOU MOTIVATE ME....

Happy Mothers day to Isaacs Mom, Wife, Grandmother.

P.S
Isaac- Chargers are picked to WIN the superbowl. 49er's can watch it from home!!!

Deputy Dunn
San Diego County Sheriff's Dept.

May 12, 2007

HI Isaac,

Well we did it, we graduated another class... Off. Larry Lasater's class, Class 14, graduated last week.......

Throughout the graduation ceremony I had a perfect view of little Cody. The whole time I kept remembering Class 12's graduation and I remembered how you and your family were the INSPIRATION to start the Hall of Warriors. I remembered after your graduation playing with Miss Bella in the hallway and I just started to cry..... I looked at baby Cody and thought of Bella and Jakob Zeppetella and now Wyatt Bessant and I am sorry but it just wanted to make me rage. I would never doubt my faith in the Lord but I look at all these babies who were robbed of their fathers and it just leaves me defeated. It defeats me that parents have lost their pride and joys and that spouses have lost the loves of their lives. I am sorry to bring pain up again, but Isaac I just really needed to vent to you....... It always seems to help to write to you and purge all of these feelings and emmotions. It helps to be allowed to be a human being and cry until I can't cry anymore and then pick myself up and go home and hug my family and be thankful for them and thankful for the profession I have chosen. Thank you for being a friend who listens........

I have thought about the SFPD and I know that tomorrow is going to be so difficult with honoring 2 more fallen brothers. Please know that although I was not able to be at the Memorial this year physically, I will be there in spirit and you will be in my thoughts and prayers all day.

Thanks for letting me talk Brother..... I appreciate it!

R.AKANS #1354
ESPD/PCPA

May 3, 2007

Isaac,

I did not get to go to the Peace Officer Memorial again this year and I am saddened. My first trip to the Memorial was the year you were inducted and I was speechless to meet your family and I was in awe of the experience. It was also the year that our academy began its officer dedication and you were the honored officer. I remember distinctly how the white dove released in your name did not just fly away that day, but took a perch in the tree and watched things for a while. At the academy, it's how we like to think of you up there, watching over everyone and keeping an eye on things. We know that you are taking care of those who followed after you. A fellow officer who is in Sacramento honoring his fallen brother from OPD sent me a picture from there today and it hit home that this never gets easier. Trust that you will never be forgotten and know that you have touched a countless number of lives. Take care of our other brothers up there with you, especially Tony Z., Larry L., and Dan B. Your family is always in my prayers, especially tomorrow.

JB #375
EPD/PCPA

May 3, 2007

Zak,

Bless your family and friends for finding the strength to face that sick @!#% for the last three years and for writing letters to Judge Yaggy requesting life w/out parole. Sicko cried all the way to S.Q. and showed his true colors as a coward! I don't like to address him by name because he doesn't have one! Its all numbers now!

Anyways, we're honoring Birco and Tuvera on Thursday, see you there. Love and miss you brother in blue...rest now.

PB
SFPD, Bayview MIDS

May 1, 2007

My dear beloved son: Its been one week since the sentencing in our case. I am grateful for Court closure and for the maximum sentence allowable, Life in Prison Without Parole.

I saw a white convertible today and I imagined you in it. I could vividly see your handsome face, happy eyes and big joyful smile. I could feel the excitement of you. I felt warm and full of love for you and from you. Without Court on my mind I'm thinking of you more and I have more memories of you. I am thankful for our time on earth together and the joy you brought to me. Because you are not here and I am your mother, I will mourn for you until the day I die regardless of happy memories and happy days to come. Until we meet again.

Mom

April 28, 2007

Isaac, I cannot morn anymore for you. I miss you horribly, but I cannot morn anymore. From this day forward I will put a smile on my face when I think of you and I will remember all the times we had. I will talk about you and remember you that way, as though your were still here with us. I know this is the way to keep you alive, by telling stories of what you did, how you grew up, all your accomplishments. For so long I have thought that pictures were a way of keeping you close to me, but I now know Words will keep you alive. I love you.

April 24, 2007

i just got back from vacation and and i called your mom the first thinh and got the great news and that animal will never see the light of day. you got your justice and he will rot in a cell forever and that is worst then death because he will know every day and night what freedom he has lost and never be free to feel the love of fsmily and friends like you have. your memorial was beautiful as always. your siste said the most beautiful poem and mike was there with his whole family . you are alwayts missed issac,and i hope your family can heal a little but i know its impossible beacause you still arent here you are one of a kind and loved very much. as we get older in life i realize life will always be missing something very important and that is your presence with us. marian

April 24, 2007

You would of been so proud of Your mothers and fathers courage and strength which is obviously where you got yours from and so did your beautiful sister. Her words Iz were spoken in a way that said everything anyone could of said to the X degree, honestly, heartfelt and in a way that if we could of, pierced that killers heart in two the exact way he did ours. He showed no remorse, cuz that is what he is made of, the fibers of a devil, and as Regina put it, the devil is sheeps clothing. Right On Regina! He will pay for his actions, in the worst kind of way, in a cell with other animals of his kind.

The verdict was hard to endure but at least now the family can stop being in limbo and begin to heal, one day at a time. We will never be the same, a piece of as died with you is what your mother said and that is so true.

You always walked with God and he has been there and guided us all and embraced our fears and gave us the courage to get through this, especially your mom. I love you and always will, you are missed daily and will for the rest of our days on this earth.

My mom told me that bella's letter mentioned that he should get life, and she said something like 365 days, she's too cute but beautiful and smart like her daddy would expect her to be.

You were and will always be, one of the Finest Men who walked on this earth. Say hi to my popo and those that went before us.

Love you.

Big Cousin

April 23, 2007

"Life without parole" When I heard that statement I was releaved to know the one responsible for your death would never be free, closure, by no means the pain in our hearts
is as fresh as it was that tragic day 04.10.04. I pray for healing for your parents and sister that they will be able to continue there lives as you would want them too, full of life, joy and love with their families with the everlasting hope through Jesus Christ our Savior we will see you again. We love and miss you every single day of our lives, you will never be FORGOTTEN... always remembered.

April 21, 2007

Isaac,
Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Whether it be walking into Bayview Station, into our old academy class, or just driving around town. You are there. That's why I never walk the streets in fear or with hesitation. I know you're watching over us Zak. Your dedication to work and love for your family and friends lives in all of us.
Today Hill was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. I know man, but this is San Franciso. They felt this is the best they could do for San Francisco's FINEST. Don't worry man, He'll never have the chance to harm any of us anymore. Because of you, we will keep doing the best we can offer to help everyone in this City. You always said, "people out there need us". That resounds in my head and inspires me to keep the fight going. You, Renata and Bella are always in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for looking out for us Zak...Until we meet again bro........
JM 184th

JM
San Francisco Police Dept.

April 21, 2007

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