Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Gabriel B. Saucedo

Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, June 2, 2005

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Gabriel B. Saucedo

Thinking of you today and always Gabriel...Happy "14"!! We hope you're looking down upon us and smiling your precious smile. We MISS You!!!

Love you lots,
Your Number 1's

April 9, 2007

Happy New Year Daddy!!!! Wow...Here we are at the beginning of another year...2007...It's so unbelievable. So unbelievable that you are not here with us to bring in another. Our hearts and minds have not fully accepted what has happened to us all. We still wait for you to walk in from work and often wait for the phone calls in between work and home. Just want you to know that you are loved so very, very much and thought of every single day. We love you Daddy!!! And "HAPPY NEW YEAR"......

Your Number Ones...

December 31, 2006

You were honored on the website today. I wish you
were still here to help raise your kids and be the
support your wife needs. Your accident was a true
tragedy and my heart goes out to your families, at
work and at home, to your friends and to all those who
love and miss you. Time has not diminished your
sacrifice. Thanks for doing your job with such
professionalism and grace. Merry Christmas from
planet earth.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

December 25, 2006

As the Christmas season comes to an end, I wanted to let you know that you are not forgotten, and you will always be in my prayers. God bless.

James Cole

Parole Supervisor
Arizona State Parole

December 22, 2006

Rest in piece your sacrifice will not be forgotten

Officer Michael Enzinger
Indiana Department of Correction

November 8, 2006

Rest in Peace, Officer Saucedo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

Officer Gabriel B. Saucedo -

Just as you did, I'll soon serve the community in a law enforcement perspective just as you did. Just as you did, Ill will take on responsibities not many can handle. I will proudly wear my uniform, shine the badage remember you??

Sanchez
Soon to serve AZ DEPT of Corrections

August 17, 2006

My beautiful angel in heaven, Gabriel. I hope you know, how greatly you are missed. These days have been so VERY difficult without you AND they only seem to get worse. I just wanted to let you know--that you are always in my thoughts and in my heart. I love you baby and miss you so very very much. 'Til we see each other again...
Love...Hugs...And Kisses

August 3, 2006

Officer Saucedo,

What would the average citizen say if it were proposed that Police Officers be assigned to a neighborhood which was inhabited by no one but criminals and those Officers would be unarmed, patrol on foot and be heavily outnumbered ? I wager that the overwhelming public response would be that the Officers would have to be crazy to accept such an assignment. However, as you read this, such a scenario is being played out in all areas of the country. We are Correctional Officers, not Guards(Who are people that watch school crossings). We work at minimum, medium and maximum security Correctional Facilities. We are empowered by the State to Enforce its Penal Laws,Rules and Regulations of the Department of Corrections. In Short, we are Policemen. Our beat is totally inhabited by convicted felons who, by definition, are people who tend to break laws, rules and regulations. We are outnumbered by as many as 100 to 1 at various times of our workday and, contrary to popular belief, we work without a sidearm. In short, our necks are on the line every minute of every day. A Correctional Facility is a very misunderstood environment. The average person has very little knowledge of its workings. Society sends its criminals to Correctional Facilities and, as time passes, each criminal's crime fades from memory until the collective prison population becomes a horde of bad people being warehoused away from decent society in a place where they can cause no futher harm. There is also the notion that prison inmates cease to be a problem when they are incarcerated. Correctional Facilities are full of violence perpetrated by the prison population against the prison population and facility staff, Felonies are committed daily but are rarely reported. They are called "unusual incidents" and rarely in criminal prosecution. Discipline is handled internally and, as a rule, the public is rarely informend of these crimes. In the course of maintaining order in these facilities, many Officers have endured the humiliation of having urine and feces thrown at them. Uncounted Correctional Officers have been kicked, bitten, stabbed and slashed with home made weapons; taken hostage; murdered; and even raped in the line of duty, all while being legally mandated to maintain their professional composure and refraining from any retaliation which could be the basis for dismissal from service. In addition to these obvious dangers, Correctional Officers face hidden dangers in the form of AIDS, Tuberculosis or Hepatitis B and C. Courts are now imposing longer sentences and the prison population is increasing far beyond the system's designated capacity. As the public demands more police on the street, governments everywhere are cutting police in prison where violence reins supreme, jeopardizing all those working behind prison walls. Although you will never see us on "Top Cops" we are Law Enforcement Professionals. We are the "FORGOTTEN COP," hidden from public view, doing a dangerous beat, hoping someday to receive the respect and approval from the public whom "WE SILENTLY SERVE"

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Correctional Officer/Sister
California Department Of Corrections

Correctional Officer
California Dept. Corrections

August 2, 2006

My very precious brother,I miss you very much.It has been a difficult time without you. I have thought about the joy of cutting your curly locks for you, and the "just in time" visits of when i showed up. It always makes me smile. On that note, I pray our family can honor you on this earth by laughing and smiling and bringing each other joy of our coveted precious times with you. You gave us so much joy!!! I know we will all try to encourage each other to remember you and honor you until we see you again. I thank you for watching out for us. Love your sister

Patti Saucedo Larson
Keeper of Gabes curlies

June 9, 2006

Hey bro, yesterday was the day that we all lost you, I tried to make it to the memorial that was held in honor for you, but times got mixed up. I still got to see Toni and the kids, you know it still hurts me to see them, cuz i know how much you love them, and how much they love you. My fiance just had a baby five months ago, i named him Gabriel, after you, my best friend. I just hope that im half the dad you are for your kids. And i also want you to know that im still working my way out of PD just like i promised, i got a few more months untill i finish my paramedic class and im out. You will always be one of my most amorable friends and I will always have our crazy stories to tell our kids when they grow up, I pray for you every day and think of you and the family also, God bless you until I see you again my friend.

Luis Enriquez
Friend

June 3, 2006

Gabriel....Here we are...a year later...Another Memorial ceremony...Another reminder that you have left us all, Way to early....Way before your time. We have all faced a year of pain, sadness, disbelief, and such longing to have you here at our sides. You are in our thoughts everyday. We love you Gabriel...and are missing you always. You will be, "Forever in our Hearts"!!!!...and NEVER forgotten.

Love you,
Toni, Gaby, Misa & Monica

June 3, 2006

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord comfort your family today and in the future.

June 2, 2006

Toni and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you prepare the one year memorial to Gabriel. I know you will never get over his loss, but you will always honor and cherish his memory. Draw strength from one another. I hope D.C. helped you as much as it helped me. Hope to see you again.

Debra Thompson
Phx P.D.

Debra Thompson
Phoenix P.D.

June 1, 2006

As the first anniversary of your tragic death approaches, please know that your dedication and sacrifice have not been forgotten. You will forever be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

June 1, 2006

Rest in peace brother. May you and all of our law enforcement angels look down over us from heaven.

Msgt. Brian Daigle
Correctional Officer-- Louisiana

May 11, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 8, 2006

"HAPPY 37th BIRTHDAY DADDY"

We took you some balloons today and set some off and watched them 'til we couldn't see them anymore. Gaby and Misa baked you a cake. Monica volunteered to put the sparkler candles she bought for you on the cake and we sang Happy Birthday to you. Today has been a very difficult day for all of us. We can't imagine what June 2nd will be like.

Thank you, daddy, for simply being you. Happy Birthday again.

Thinking of you, missing and loving you always!!!!

Toni, Gaby, Misa and Monica
Saucedo

April 25, 2006

Hi daddy I just wanted to tell you Happy 37th Birthday. I love and miss you so much. you will forever be in my heart.

love your son,
Gabriel saucedo

Gabriel Saucedo
son

April 24, 2006

Happy 13th Wedding Anniversary, Gabriel...Wow, "THIRTEEN" years married. Which means, that our son, will soon be "Thirteen" also. I just want you to know, that all my days with you, were more precious than gold or riches could ever be. You will always be my soul mate, here and up in heaven. I am so honored that you are a part of my life. It is a privilege---to know you, to have shared myself with you, and to walk together on the paths that took us in so many beautiful directions. I know you will forever be a part of my life. And I want you to know that my world was always reassured by you, my tomorrows needed to have you near, so many of my smiles depended on you, and my heart IS so very thankful that you were mine. Gabriel, you are the one person, that I consider to be...My Soul Mate. You meant the world to me, and I never, ever imagined a separation such as this could have ever happened to us. But just know, that this is only temporary. I will again...someday, be in your loving embrace, with your powerful arms wrapped around me, holding me and welcoming me back to you. I miss you every second of every day. And as I have said a million times since, it still does not feel real. So Gabriel, on this day, April 9th, 2006, "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HONEY"!!! You are, and always will be, the love of my life....

LORRAINE SAUCEDO
(TONI)

April 10, 2006

I never met Gabriel, however, he is the brother of my brother in-law. I understand these tragic things happen and it is so awful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from Illinois.

March 28, 2006

Hi Daddy.....Hope you are well. Today is Mommy's Birthday, but she has given it to you because she no longer wants to have it. She says it's "NOT HAPPY" anymore. I love you and miss you.

Love,
Gaby Saucedo

Gabriel
Your son

February 15, 2006

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY GABRIEL!!!
LOVING AND MISSING YOU ALWAYS, ALBERT,MARIA,& BUBBA

February 14, 2006

Screwdriver
You and i have gone through so much together, both good and bad. There are friends in this wporld who you are fortunate to have and i was blessed with you.
Gabe i know i cant get to emotional with you cause you will just laugh at me, but here it goes any ways.
I love and miss you very much i will continue to be the friend i was to your family they also are very special to me.
Im sorry about not being able to coach Gabe in football. I was really looking forward to it. You will never be forgotten and i will tell your son when he gets older what a HECK of a dad he had.
To Toni, Marissa,Monica and Gabe may God bless you all.
Love always Frank Duran

January 30, 2006

Gabriel was a great man with a great family. Gabriel was a very brave man. I want to thank Gabriel for being such a good friend to my dad. God bless Tony, Gaby, Marisa, and Monica. And Marisa, my best friend, I am always here for you. And I am very sorry for the loss that you have to go through.

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January 2, 2006

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