Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

nothing could tell you what this night has meant. i went with your mom to easter vigil.it was so emotional because it was 3 years this easter eve you were taken from us all. your mom wasnt going to go because she was to have isabella ,plans changed and we went together.for the first time in 3 yrs i realized if you had to leave this earth this was the night god chose. it was filled with candles and beautiful prayers and words. i cried all through the mass because i finally realized it was never just another night the meaning of easter eve was overwhelming and god knew how special you were to all. then he said your name in rememebering all who have died. i was proud to be with your mom. after mass the pastor recognized your mom and told her he never forgot that night ,that mass was just gettig over .you are in everyones thoughts and never forgotten. stopped by your house and visited with your parents your dad makes a delicious sandwich and we talked of you . now i know what easte vigil will always mean ,you were taken a beautiful night where all celebrate and you will never be forgotten and we light the candles,your smile shines forever issac.happy easter in heaven marian

April 8, 2007

Another Easter without you there. You will be missed. You will be in my heart and I will think of you all day as I do each day since you have been gone. I love you.
A

April 7, 2007

hi ISSAC,ITS BEEN AWILE SINCE I HAVE WRITTEN.BUT NEVER OUT OF MY MIND. THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF HOLY WEEK,AND ITS ALMOST THAT TERRIBLE DAY AGAIN. MICHAEL HAD A BABY BOY,GIANNI DRAKE. HE IS 9 LBS AND A DOLL. WENT TO SEE HIM YESTERDAY,AND TOOK THE GIRLS OUT TO BREAKSFAST YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOUR GODCHILD SO POLITE AND PRETTY,WE TALKED OF THE CRUISE THEY ALL WENT ON WITH YOUR BELLA.YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS EVERYDAY.AND STILL CANT BELIEVE U ARE GONE.LIFE DOES GO ON BUT NEVER THE SAME. HEARD TO BELIEVE ITS 3 YEARS,YOUR MOM IS SO PRAVE ANS MIISES YOU SO MUCH AS WE ALL DO.WISH IT WERE YEARS AGO AND YOU WERE ALWAYS AT MY HOUSE MISS THOSE DAYS SO MUCH. WILL VISIT YOU SOON.SOME TIMES ITS TOO HARD TO GO THERE BUT I WILL WATSCH OVER US IN HEAVEN AND TAKE CARE OG GILL TOO. ALWAYS IN MY HEART MARIAN

April 1, 2007

Isaac, we are not going to be here for your anniversary but i will go to church were we are to say a prayer for you and your family. Have not for gotten you and never will, we miss you every day of our lives. We have new neighbors, Peggys house sold, and the new neighbors will be moving in soon. Your little angel has lost her upper teeth, she looks so cute, she came over the other day to show us., almost forgot to tell you Monica is now driving you really would have gotten a kick out of that, the good thing, she does not drive like Veronica, and she knows how to park., and she makes her stops up at the corner, not like some sfpd officer that never did, hahaha. We miss and love you. God bless you

Sonia

March 28, 2007

Zak-

Sentencing is coming up and its been a long haul for you family, please be there for them and remind them to be strong with that comforting way you had. You could smile and charm anyone into handcuffs and into the back of a patrol car, I swear! Haahaa.
No matter what, it won't be enough for what was done to you and the sadness we've endured. No one seems to care what happens to us on the streets, its like an occupational hazard when we get hurt- even maliciously. Its ridiculous, but yet we still perform our duties with the utmost "intestinal fortitude" and energy that we would hope any other officer to have while keeping our own neighborhoods safe. Tu sabes! Prayers and blessings to you and yours always...

P.B.
Bayview MIDS

March 17, 2007

I come to this page often to look at your face and to remember what was. I love you and will never forget the beauty you gave to everyone you came in contact with. I miss you.
A

March 13, 2007

Hi Isaac,

I haven't written to you in a while and I apologize for that..... I just wanted to you to know that I am reminded of you, your wonderful family and your brothers and sisters at SFPD weekly when I walk through the academy doors......

I have been talking to a couple of "your cadets" from Class 12.... One of them is over in the "sand box" as we speak and another is getting ready to go over in August. Normally I would be worried to the point of an ulcer as one of the nominated "Team Moms" but I know their "Blue Angel" is watching over them..... THANK YOU ISAAC!

The one that is over there now was asking me if "Class 12 and Isaac are still remembered." I wanted to smack him upside his head! Of course everything is remembered....You are the first on the Wall of Warriors. Your photo collage is the first thing that the Senior class sees when they walk in the door.... The junior class is not allowed to have photos yet! LOL When asking for permission to talk to Tac, the knocker was made to be a SFPD shield. Your 6' photo hangs directly outside the Tac office... So basically when they are in HUGE trouble, they not only have to answer to Tac, they also have to look at you and answer to you as they leave..... You are everywhere in this academy, in all of our departments, and our lives..... Once again, THANK YOU Isaac.......

Spring is on it's way (even though it rained AGAIN down here tonight) Thank you for continuing to remind us about what is truly important on this earth...... I hope that your family is doing well. They are such wonderful people. I will never ever forget playing catch with Bella and her bear on Class 12's graduation night... She is such a treasure.......

I am going to close now my Brother as tears are starting to come to my eyes.... THANK YOU ISAAC for everything you continue to do and work through in our lives....

God Bless

R.Akans #1354
ESPD/PCPA

March 7, 2007

Isaac today is Ash Wednesday, we cannot believe another anniversary is a few days away, you are still very much in our thoughts and prayers, we still miss you very much.

Sonia

February 21, 2007

COURAGE

Do not follow where the path may lead...go instead where there is no path and blaze a trail.

February 21, 2007

A Valentines Day Thought,

Good friends are like great memories
They dont fade with the passage of time...

Sgt. Sherman Lee
Bayview Station-Third Watch

February 15, 2007

Thinking about you today, Valentine's Day, and everyday. I miss you. Mom

February 14, 2007

You are always on my mind.
A

February 8, 2007

I see him when she wakes up
I see him when she sleeps
I see him when she smiles
I see him when she weeps
I see him when I'm hurting and when I can't go on
I feel him in her kisses and in
her loving hugs and when she looks at me
I see him in her eyes
I hear him when she talks and see him when she walks
I feel his love in her heartbeat and when I hold her tight
and then there are those times when we are feeling sad and miss him so much the good times that we shared the happiness we had
Our lives were torn apart one cruel cold night when a murdered had no mercy and took away his life.
Our hopes and dreams were shattered our lives never the same that very cold night never to come home again.
His blood is in his hands and justice will be done.
And when she asks me where her Daddy is, I feel him give me strength and point at her heart and tell her there he is.
She asks why she can't see him or hold him tight
I say Daddy's in heaven but it dosen't mean goodbye cause for now Daddy's an Angel in a blue uniform watching over her from above
One day we'll get too see him and be the family that we where meant to be forever happily
She looks at me and smiles and then she holds me tight as she whispers so sweet and kind I love you Daddy have a Goodnight.

February 1, 2007

Just thinking a lot about you today, especially at mass. We all miss you very much. Always in our hearts and prayers.

Sonia

January 28, 2007

Just thinking about you today.

January 28, 2007

Last week I was in the area of Bayview Station, so I stopped by to see your garden. The garden is still beautiful as I last remembered it. As I looked at the plants I saw a few lemon bushes and a pepper bush. I thought how great, fresh vegtables growing. It put a smile on my face. I was met by Officer Petterson. He took me inside the station and showed me three places where pictures of you hung. In one place a picture of you and a picture of Nick Birco hung side by side.

What a great station Bayview is. The officers keep the garden looking like new. There are pictures of you and Birco. I can tell they miss you (both).

Thank you Bayview Station for your kindness and rememberance of Isaac (and Nick). May God Bless you all and keep you safe.

January 17, 2007

Isaac, your daughter is so adorable, she looks so much like you, you would be so proud of her, she is such a joy to have at the house. We all miss you very much.

Sonia

January 16, 2007

Isaac,

Can you believe DJ's 40th is here! He knows that you'll be there next week. You are a great part of his life, I see it in his eyes when we talk, how much you did together and how much you are missed. You are not forgotten, we love you!


SFPD BAYVIEW

January 12, 2007

Isaac I saw your picture and read the verdict last week. I can't believe it's you. As I read the other reflections, I feel that I can't breathe. It makes me sick that a good officer was taken from this world. You were someone that the "people" could relate to. I still think of you often. It was good meeting you again in our adult years. See you one day in Heaven. God Bless.

January 9, 2007

My lady of justice shed a tear as the verdict was announced. Does the average citizen of San Francisco have any comprehension of what a law enforcement officer does in his/her job every single day? Do they know the meaning o the word hero? Or do they have the same mindset as the editors of the Chronicle? They obviously have no insight into the deviant mind of a career criminal, a ruthless gang henchman. Bet their attitudes would undergo a dramatic transformation if they were personally victimized by one of the thugs who prey on good people.

The safety of their streets are only ensured by those who are sworn to serve and protect them. Isaac, his family, and his departmet did not receive the full measure of justice they deserved.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PS
eow 4/24/05

January 8, 2007

Espinoza Family,

Angry, hurt, and let down (to say the least) is how most of us feel. There are special circumstances to somewhat safeguard officers killed in the line of duty, and because of personal beliefs, the penal code was not upheld the way it was intended! I was there that night and no one can tell me any different. I hope at the very least I still have freedom of speech, especially since I served 8 years for my country and an additional 7+ on the streets of San Francisco.
This morning I asked my recruit when he started the academy and it was on your 7E date. I logged off the MDT with 612 messages- Birco's star number. The K-9 officers show up to every run and then let us play with the dogs, it reminds me of Sgt. T. Everything in our lives reminds us of someone we've lost no matter how we try to rethink it, and for that moment in time, we freeze in sadness because we're only left with memories...I'd rather have my friends back.
The jury was not yet finished with deliberations and yet, another SFPD officer was shot and killed, and they still didn't get it! All I can say is bless the family, friends and Officers of the law enforcement agencies nation-wide.

PATTY B.
SFPD, BAYVIEW MIDS

January 6, 2007

First, I am happy to see that your murderer will likely never see the light of day again. Second, to be honest, I am not sure why your death has hit me the way that it has. I learned of your death, like many others, I am sure, via this web page. I have been a police officer, in Indiana, for nearly 14 years. ODMP was acknowledged, on my part, for what it is; a needed venue, for honor.

On December 13, 2003, I lost two brothers, Bryan Verkler and Thomas Roberts, two friends, to a (expletive deleted) coward, who, after being shot four times by one of my guys, decided to off himself. At that point, ODMP became a necessity, for me. It, and its staff, do an incredible job maintaining the need to memorialize you, Bryan, Tom, and every other fellow brother and sister that gives their all, to protect us, from the scum.

In July 2006, I was able to make it to DC, to see my brother's names on the wall. It was good. But also, in the lobby of the "store" I saw the SFPD patch, and your name, in a display. Needless to say, that was not a great time for me, but thanks to my wife and son, I coped.

Sorry for being long winded here, but, I hope that your family, colleagues and friends can get (some (I know second degree was not right)) closure now.

Rest, brother. And thanks for helping me, because you have.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

January 5, 2007

Angry,angry,angry, thats what a lot of us feel, you were never given the option to live or die, he just took your life, yet he will stay on and live, feel, touch, smell and laugh. Its not fair.

January 5, 2007

As a long ago friend of both Carol and Isaac, I would like to send my deepest sympathy to their entire family. I know that this young man's specialness was rooted in a strong, loving family. My heart goes out for such an immense loss of life. Isaac's desire to protect others, his bravery to stand up and put himself out there for all of us is what made him unique. My thoughts, and prayers go to this very special young man now and always.
Love,
Rita (Montero) Emelia-Mclinn

rita montero
friend of Carol and Isaac, Snr.

January 5, 2007

Hey Isaac,
Sad by the verdict, but still hopeful that he will get life without parole.
Miss you.

January 5, 2007

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