Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Manuel Ariza Gonzalez, Jr.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 2005

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Manuel Ariza Gonzalez, Jr.

Rest in Peace, Brother. You have served your country in way that is too often taken for granted. Watch over and keep your brothers and sisters from harm.

A Squad

January 10, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Manuel, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your courage and service.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

January 10, 2005



January 10, 2005

As a fellow C.O. I grieve the loss of C.O. Gonzales. We are sometimes the forgotten part of law enforcement, your sacrifice will never be forgotten by those of us who patrol inside the walls. Our thoughts and prayers to your family friends and department. Rest in Peace

Corrections Officer P. McArthur
British Columbia Corrections(Canada)

January 10, 2005

TO: The family; loved ones; friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord ! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental, physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work, endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely, after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer; and after my tour of duty is over here on earth, may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE *** Sent to you by the father of Detective J.D.Koeppen, Raleigh North Carolina; Trooper D.C.Koeppen, New Jersey State Police and Patrolman A.M.Koeppen, Wilmington North Carolina.

Chief (retired) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

January 10, 2005

My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Officer Gonzales. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

January 10, 2005

I would like to extend my condolences to Officer Gonzales' family and friends, and to the men and women of the California Department of Corrections. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of tragedy. Rest in peace Officer Gonzales, your duty here is done.

Deputy Sheriff
Butte County Sheriff's Office

January 10, 2005

God Speed Warrior

State Trooper D Osborne/K-9 Coco
Tennessee Highway Patrol

January 10, 2005

Manual, may God bless your family and friends and may he guide you through the gates of heaven.

We'll take it from here our brother!

The brothers and Sisters of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Dept. Florida

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Dept.

January 10, 2005

You are my brother in green and I appreciate you. To your family and friends my prayers are with.

God Bless
Love Your Brothers & Sisters in Green

C/O Hawthorne

January 10, 2005

Another hero to join the other angels in heaven who have gone before him...Please know that you, your family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Officer Gonzales; your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Linda - LEO wife and sister of
S/A Jay Balchunas EOW 11/05/04

January 10, 2005

Another senseless tragedy - the third of the new year. God rest your soul, Officer. There is a bit of comfort knowing that you're going to a much better place than the three cowards responsible for your death. My prayers are with you, your family and brothers and sisters on the thin blue line. Peace be with you, and thank you for your service.


January 10, 2005

my thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family. rest easy as we will take it from here.


January 10, 2005

Rest In Peace Brother.

Cpl. D Johansen
Federal Reserve System Police Services

January 10, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


January 10, 2005

Another sad day for all of us. We all feel the pain of this loss.


Burbank (CA) PD

January 10, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the California Department of Corrections.

Fallen but never forgotten.

Bryan Laurie son of Fallen Officer
Nathan Laurie EOW 7-29-04

January 10, 2005

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated.


January 10, 2005

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