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

Gabriel, it has taken me some time to write because to this day I find it unreal that you have left us, we all miss you and you will never be forgotten, Merry Christmas Gabriel, to Toni and kids my family would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2005

Margo Lopez

December 21, 2005

peace be with you Gabriel

December 16, 2005

God Bless you. You will not forgotten. Thank you for the work you provided. Rest in Peace.

Parole Officer James Cole
AZ Dept of Corrections

December 15, 2005

MERRY CHRISTMAS GABRIEL!!!!! OUR CHRISTMAS ANGEL IN HEAVEN!!!!

ALBERT, MARIA, & BUBBA

December 13, 2005

I did not know CO Gabriel Saucedo but after reading all the reflections, he was a good man. I am sure he will be missed dearly but know that he is in heaven always looking down on you. There are no words to ease the pain, just remember him the way he was. God Bless the Saucedo family. You will be in my prayers.

Missy
Coconino County

December 13, 2005

Daddy-We're a couple of weeks away from having Christmas. We want to wish you a Merry Christmas because we know you're out there watching over us. We MISS you so very much. Our Christmas's will never, ever be the same without you here by our sides. How we wish we could turn back time, to do it all over again, we would do in a heartbeat. We have so many very special memories of you that keep us going day to day. Some days are harder than others, but not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts. We feel the weight of your absence deep in our hearts. Just know how VERY PROUD we are, that you belonged to us and that we are so very thankful for the beautiful memories you made with us and OUR GREATEST THANK YOU'S for sacrificing yourself for us, each and everyday, with never a complaint. Just know that you will forever be a part of our lives in all that we do and say and that we will honor and respect you and your name always. So Daddy, up in heaven, continue watching over us, cause we NEED you so much. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DADDY. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
YOUR NUMBER ONES,
LORRAINE (TONI), GABY, MISA AND MONICA


December 12, 2005

To the Family and friends of Officer Saucedo:
I was sad to learn about the death of Gabriel. He is now in God's hands, and hurts no more.

K. Ray, CO III (Retired) #345
Az Dept. of Corrections

December 11, 2005

We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.

Alissa Scott & Lisa Schultz, Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 28, 2005

We will always remember you as the light-hearted individual. Your never ending questions to ensure you knew everything about the job, your witty sense of humor to keep it real, and your passion to make everyone who came by you feel welcome will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Wray
ADOC

November 18, 2005

Dear Gabrriel Saucedo's Family,

I am a former Correctional Officer OF ADOC. I am sorry for your lost. Please accept my poem and read it. I feel in heart that Gabriel is looking down on his family keeping you safe.

Sincerely
Donald King

The Forgotten Men and Women of Public Safety

This is the story of the men and women who serve the citizens of this great nation daily without ever being recognized or appreciated.

The citizens don’t know us and Law Enforcement agencies don’t recognize us.

We don’t get 17 weeks of training, yet we do get 7 weeks of crash course training. Yet we know this is just a tip of the iceberg to what the job is we are going to be doing.
Yet we still protect the public, we assist local law enforcement agencies when requested, we help when help is needed, but we get no appreciation or recognition.

We are dislike by all who know us, but yet our lives are just as dangerous as Police Officers, Firemen, and the Military, we are just as large as them, even larger and smaller in other states. We are always displayed by the press as bad people but are never given the opportunity to defend ourselves.
Yet we get no appreciation or recognition for the job we continue to do.

We know what our cause is for. Our cause is the same as Police Officers, Firemen, and the Military, keeping the citizens safe, yet we get no appreciation or recognition.

We do our job know matter what we are put thru. Even when we are laugh at, accused of doing wrong and even being disrespected by other law enforcement agencies, that do not like us.
Yet without us Police Officers they would have to do our jobs themselves.
We know how important our job is, yet we get no appreciation or recognition.

All we ask for is to be shown the same appreciation, recognition and professionalism from everyone.

We don’t beat up criminals as displayed on TV.
We don’t carry weapons all the time.
We don’t carry batons.
We work no matter what the danger level is. Even when we are short staffed and out numbered, yet we get no appreciation or recognition.

We are not equally paid for our job, yet people say our job is not that important. Without us the public would be in grave danger.
Who’s to say our job is less or more dangerous than Police Officers, Firemen, or the Military.

NO ONE!

We are
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS!

Yet all our jobs as Public Safety servants are the same, we share the same mission and goal. To protect the citizens from all who chose to endanger them, yet we get no appreciation or recognition.

We always do our job no matter what the risks are,
Even though we are not paid enough,
We don’t second guess ourselves,
We don’t back down from danger,
We don’t run from being scared,
Yet we still do our job.
We are not mean,
We are just cautious,
Yet we still do our job.
We have families,
We have children,
We are active in our personal lives,
Yet we still do our job.
But we get no appreciation or recognition.
We enjoy the rewards our job gives us.
Yet we get no appreciation or recognition.

We are CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS!

We are no different than anyone else; we want to live a good life, and want to enjoy our personal time.

Yet we get no appreciation or recognition for the job we do.

Don’t be afraid us,
Just show us the same courtesy and respect you show for all other Public Safety servants.
As our job is just as important.

Thank Your for all your courtesy and respect.

Written by Donald King
Former Correctional Officer II
Arizona State Prison Complex – Tucson

December 26, 2002

Former Co II Donald King
Arizona Department of Corrections

November 17, 2005

Dear Brother and Uncle how you are missed! Another memorial comming up only makes this all too real. Toni,Gabe,Misa and Mocha you are always in our thoughts and prayers.Gabriel smile down on us all and keep us strong. LOVE YOU

Mike,Kelly,Nate,LeeAna&Olivia Saucedo
Family

November 8, 2005

To the Family and friends of Officer Saucedo, so many times the sacrifices we make behind the walls go unnoticed but rest assured as a fellow C.O. I understand.As a family member of a C.O. Killed in the Line of Duty I surely feel your pain and you can be sure Gabe is up there patrolling the perimeter of Heaven watching over them and all of us.

Correctional Officer Noah Guzman
New Mexico Corrections Department

October 25, 2005

Thanks for your service and sacrifice brother. May you rest in peace and May peace be with your family. You will always be remembered and loved by all of those who have worn Blue.

Officer Kieffer

September 27, 2005

IT HAS ONLY BEEN FOUR MONTHS SINCE YOU LEFT, IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER. I REMEMBER SEING YOU THAT FATEFUL MORNING, HOW WE TALKED AND JOKED IN THE SALLYPORT. I'LL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU WERE ALWAYS SMILING. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

CO HERNANDEZ
DOC

September 26, 2005

All that stands between Society and Chaos - Correction Officers.

God Bless you for your service, and God Bless those you leave behind.

Correction Officer Rich Taylor
NYS Department of Corrections

September 23, 2005

To the family and friends of Correctional Officer Gabriel Saucedo and his fellow correctional officers with the Arizona Dept. of Corrections:

I was so saddened to read about the tragic circumstances in which CO Saucedo lost his life. On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences for the grievous loss you have suffered.

In reading the reflections about Gabriel, it is obvious that a lot of people had very fond memories of him. Gabriel will never be forgotten. Having been one of the first female officers to work in a male prison in California many years ago, I know first hand what a difficult job being a CO can be.

May you continue to be comforted by the law enforcement community and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. We too share your anquish as we lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Dept. when he was fatally shot this April during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Gabriel gave to his community and the citizens of the State of Arizona, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 3, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD
eow 4/24/05

September 22, 2005

I miss you everyday Brother. I see you everywhere. Any little thing sparks wonderful memories of you. I can't believe your gone and it still doesn't feel real. Toni, Gabey, Missa, and Monica, I love you very much and thank you for making my brother so very happy.
Gabe, when we meet again, you're gonna get it!
Love ya,
Your favorite sis, Lib

Record Technician
Adams County Sheriffs Office

August 19, 2005

Please know our hearts felt your pain from the tragic loss of a loved one. Remember you are not alone. He will forever walk with you and when the time comes, he will embrace you and welcome you home.

Amy Uribe
Daughter In Law of Phx PD Officer David C. Uribe 4276
E.O.W. May 10, 2005

Mrs Amy Uribe
Wife of Officer Adam Uribe Phx PD 7357

August 15, 2005

You did good brother...Rest in peace and may god be with you...

COIII Mooney
Arizona Department of Corrections

August 4, 2005

Told to be one of the toughest jobs in Law Enforcment. I read you did it with pride and professionalism. Thank you for watching over the ones we sent you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. Rest in peace.

Narcotics Sergeant
Arizona Choir Boys LEMC President Reg. IV

July 17, 2005

TO ME ITS JUST AS IF YOUR ON VACATION AND YOU ARE GOING TO COME BACK. BUT WHEN THURSDAY COME AND YOUR NOT THERE ITS WHEN IT HITS ME ,I MISS YOU BEING THERE TO TALK TO OR JUST DO WHAT WE DID EVERY DAY JOKE AROUND I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU AND CARRY YOU IN MY HEART YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTEN. I JUST WISH YOU WAS HERE WERE YOU BELONG. I MISS YOU BUDDY.

HOOPES

July 2, 2005

Gabriel, we will miss you greatly! To Toni, Gabe, Misa, Mocha we love you guys very much and will be there for you guys allways! Remember.....For he shall give his angels charge over thee to guard you in all your ways!

ALBERT, MARIA & BUBBA PERU

June 30, 2005

I miss you wish you were here and need you so much you were my best friend and you are always going to be with me were ever i go in my heart.

June 29, 2005

May God bless you and your family.

Capt. G. E. Fullerton, Sr.
Virginia Department of Corrections

June 28, 2005

DEPARTMENT OF VATERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. OUR
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH OFFICER
SAUCEDO, HIS FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE - BUFFALO, NEW YORK

June 26, 2005

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