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

Rest in peace my brother officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and the department. Aloha and god bless.

Police Officer
Honolulu Police Department

June 25, 2005

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Arizona Department of Corrections. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Saucedo deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Saucedo is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

June 24, 2005

Sorry for your loss. May god watch over the officer family and your department.

Timothy Holt Sgt
Grand River Police Dept. Ohio

June 24, 2005

C/O Saucedo, not many can walk a beat where 100% of the population is criminal. It takes a special breed to be able to put up with the insults, the threats, the assaults, the spitting and cussing, living every day locked in with your inmates. Many Officers do not last long, and those that do become closer and closer to their fellow Officers. Even though we are seperated by miles of country we are still brothers, one loss affects us all. Bless you C/O Saucedo for making the ultimate sacrifice. Your brothers will not forget you.

C/O Brian Yount
St. Mary's Co Sheriff's Office

June 23, 2005

There are no words that could possibly comfort you enough; I know this first hand. I just wanted to let you know that you are never alone, not now, not ever...May God be your peace in this time of sadness. You will make it through this I promise.

Shani Lake former AL DOC Officer and fia

June 22, 2005

I once was a C/O. Yours was a thankless proffession. Go well young man.


June 22, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Daniel J. Luffman
Monroe County (NY) Sheriff's Office

June 22, 2005

Gone but not forgotten, rest in peace CO Saucedo...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

June 21, 2005


Reserve Deputy Enriquez
MCSO Montgomery County TN.

June 21, 2005


Cops are human ( believe it or not) just like the rest of us. They come in both sexes but mostly male. They also come in various sizes. This sometimes depends on whether you are looking for one or trying to hide something. However, they are mostly big.

Cops are found everywhere-on land, on the sea, in the air, on horses, in cars, sometimes in your hair. In spite of the fact that " you can't find one when you want one", they are usually there when it counts most. The best way to get one is to pick up the phone.

Cops deliver lectures, babies, and bad news. They are required to have the wisdom of solomon, the disposition of a lamb and muscles of steel and are often accused of having a heart to match. He's the one who rings the door-bell, swallows hard and announces the passing of a loved one; then spends the rest of the day wondering why he ever took such a "crummy" job.

On TV, a cop is an oaf who couldn't find a bull fiddle in a telephone booth. In real life he's expected to find a little blond boy " about so high" in a crowd of a half million people. In fiction, he gets help from private eyes, reporters, and who-dun-it fans." In real life, mostly all he gets from the public is " I didn't see nuttin'."

When he serves a summons, he's a monster. If he lets you go, he's a doll. To little kids, he's either a friend or a bogeyman, depending on how the parents feel about it. He works " around the clock", split shifts, Sundays and holidays, and it always kills him when a joker says. " Hey tomorrow is Election Day, I'm off, let's go fishing" ( that's the day he works 20 hours).

A cop is like the little girl, who, when she was good, was very, very good, but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a cop is good, " he's getting paid for it." When he makes a mistake, " he's a grafter, and that goes for the rest of them too." When he shoots a stick-up man he's a hero, except when the stick-up man is " only a kid, anybody coulda seen that."

Lots of them have homes, some of them covered with ivy, but most of them covered with mortgages. If he drives a big car, he's a chiseler; a little car, "who's he kidding?" His credit is good; this is very helpful, because his salary isn't. Cops raise lots of kids; most of them belong to other people.

A cop sees more misery, bloodshed, trouble, and sunrises than the average person. Like the postman, cops must also be out in all kinds of weather. His uniform changes with the climate, but his outlook on life remains about the same: mostly a blank, but hoping for a better world.

Cops like days off, vacations, and coffee. They don't like auto horns, family fights, and anonymous letter writers. They have unions, but they can't strike. They must be impartial, courteous, and always remember the slogan " At your service." This is sometimes hard, especially when a character reminds him, " I'm a taxpayer, I pay your salary."

Cops get medals for saving lives, stopping runaway horses, and shooting it out with the bandits ( once in a while his widow gets the medal). But sometimes, the most rewarding moment comes when, after some small kindness to an older person, he feels the warm hand clasp, looks into grateful eyes and hears, " Thank you and God bless you, son."

Officer Dave Carroll
Choctaw, Oklahoma

June 21, 2005

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

Fallen but never forgotten.

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

June 20, 2005

You will be missed but not forgotten. You were a hero for the way you lived. God bless you and keep you brother.

Officer G. Phillips
Texas Dept. Criminal Just.

June 20, 2005

You will not be forgotten..

Police Officer #623 (Former ADC K-9)
Santa Fe Police.

E. Bruss #623
Santa Fe, TX Police Dept.

June 19, 2005

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Officer Gabriel Saucedo's family. I was fortunate enough to have spoken with my brother Gabe minutes before this terrible accident. Gabe and I carpooled together for the past nine months. Every morning when I pass the place that I used to pick you up at, brings sorrow to my heart but I know deep down you are still with us. Everyone at Tonto, Graham, and Ft. Grant have been affected by this tragic loss. I am speaking for all officers when I say you will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace my brother.

COII Arthur
A.S.P.C. Safford Complex Tonto Unit

June 19, 2005

As a new Resident of Arizona it saddens Me and My Family greatly to hear of Such an accident. Our condolences to the Family and Co-workers of Officer Saucedo.


June 18, 2005



June 18, 2005

Officer Saucedo,
You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother !

Dep. Paul Sperandeo. Off. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. LA

June 18, 2005

RIP brother you will always be remembered.

Officer (Former C.O.)
SPPD Martin County FL.

June 16, 2005

Rest in Peace Brother. You now rest among the Heroes of Heroes. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we remain but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

June 16, 2005

During our tours as corrections professionals we touch a great many other correctional officers, family, community members and friends. Correctional Officer Gabriel Saucedo your tour of duty has ended having accomplished this and much more. Go and accept your next duty assignement and always keep a watchful eye over the Correctional Offiers left on POST.
God bless you forever and a day.

Deputy Warden Conrad Luna
Az. Dept. of Corrections

June 16, 2005

Rest in peace my brother. Your family will be in my prays.

Officer Haag
Wisconsin Dept. Of Corrections

June 16, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers go out to This Officer, as well as the Family, Friends, Department and Community.

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours will turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

We lost Our Deputy Morris Taylor on September 14, 2002. When he joined the other Angels in Blue.

God Bless Our Law Enforcement Officers and Those Who Love Them.

Jack & Tracy Van Dolah
Former LEO/U.S.M.C. & Wife in Sutherlin, Oregon

June 16, 2005

I had the pleasure of working shoulder to shoulder with Officer Saucedo at ASPC-S-Tonto Unit. REST IN PEACE BROTHER! He was truely one of the best! You will be missed. To the family I give my deapest condolences. Gabriel our prayers will always be with you and your family.

SSU T. Snodderley
Arizona Department of Corrections

June 16, 2005

On behalf of the corrections community in Louisville, Ky. I would like to thank you brother, for serving your community, family and friends as a law enforcement officer, GO NOW AND REST IN HEAVEN MY BROTHER FOR YOUR WORK HERE IN HELL, WE WILL CARRY ON. Godspeed

Officer Greg Wesley
Louisville(Ky) Metro Department of Corrections

June 15, 2005

Officer Saucedo,
I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of the state of Arizona. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


June 14, 2005

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