Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Andrew Esparza

Irving Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Andrew Esparza

I miss you. Friday was bad, it is funny how simple things can bring the flood of memories back. He made me cry Friday night, I haven't cried at work since right after you were gone, and he brought me to tears. Then , now, Friday. Again. It snowed Saturday, it was so peaceful and quite. Soft and still. You would have thought it crazy for spring, I can just here you. Me


March 22, 2010

I miss you so much... I Love You!!!!!


February 26, 2010

Miss you man. Thanks for watching over us.

Irving PD

January 25, 2010

You are always loved and missed.


January 15, 2010

Drew, The rain tonight breaks my heart, along with the cold of the day. I miss you. I need you. I know you walk with us, and help find the light in the darkness. Watch over me, all of us.


January 14, 2010

Drew, the wintry night tonight is filled with snowflakes and my thoughts are of you, with the angels in Heaven. Just wanted you to know you are always in our hearts and I will say a special prayer for the safety of your brother and sister officers working the streets of Irving on this snowy night. Keep them safe!

Officer Naya Pope
Irving PD

December 29, 2009

Always thinking of you and remembering the good times we shared. You will be forever in my heart!


November 2, 2009

I miss you so much. I think about you everyday. I LOVE YOU


August 21, 2009

My Brother

I'm driving home after working late tonight with a heavy heart. There are no words my brother. I miss you so much much and I am so proud of you. I find comfort knowing that you are walking with angels. I love you and continue to watch over us.

Esparza 802
Irving PD Brother

July 2, 2009

Thinking of you today as I do every day and missing you very much.


June 2, 2009

Happy 29th Birthday Son, I wish you where here
I LOVE YOU and miss you so much


April 30, 2009

It's been two years, but it still feels so unreal sometimes. I think of you and the others often. Rest in peace.

Peterson #800
Irving PD

April 13, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I hold your family in my thoughts and prayers today. You are loved and missed by so many.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 13, 2009

I love you and miss you so much. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the many memories we made. You will always live in our hearts.


April 13, 2009

To Officer Andrew Esparza, his family and his fellow officers with the Irving Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Esparza’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Esparza and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Memebrs and Staff

April 13, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones as the 2nd anniversary of you being called away from duty approaches. I know each day is a struggle to get through for all of those that love you dearly. I would like to leave this short poem for you and your loved ones. You will never be forgotten.

No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts.
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are,

Poem by Richard Fife.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 11, 2009

It has been almost two years to the day and I still cannot believe it. You are missed and loved by all.

Irving PD

April 10, 2009

Thanks for looking down on us, keeping an eye for me. Giving me strength when I have been weak. It has been a tough past couple of weeks, self doubt, the doubt of what we stand for, integrity and honor. I know you have been here, leading the way from darkness. I miss you, we all. Your “B” shift night boys have been kicking our butts. Some of them went to days, including your brother in-law. Keep watch, keep faith.


March 26, 2009

I was up late working on a speech to honor a brother officer for our awards banquet...The words I began writing reminded my of Andy and here I am. I wanted to let Ralph and the Esparza family know that we will never forget and "Fear not for I am with you"

Thank you and God Bless,

Smith #747
Irving PD

March 22, 2009


Been thinking about you alot and what it would be like if you were still here. I love you and miss you. Thanks for being a great brother and my best friend.

R. Esparza 802
Irving Police Dept

March 11, 2009


Been thinking about you alot and what it would be like if you were still here. I love you and miss you. Thanks for being a great brother and my best friend.

R. Esparza 802
Irving Police Dept

March 11, 2009

Dear The Esparza Family, Friends, and The Irving PD:
I just found out that I will be riding in honor of PO Andrew Esparza in this years Police Unity Tour. We start our bicycle ride in Chesapeake VA and ride 250 miles to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. I hope to meet you at the candle light vigil. Officer Esparza will never be forgotten.

Officer Kristen Chipoletti
Vanderbilt Police Department (TN)

March 9, 2009


Christina Esparza/Mama

March 1, 2009

Thank you for including my son Brian and grandson Andy in keeping watch over them. You have one of the most incredible family's in the world that I have ever met. I am proud to be a part of the family. Zoe is a wonderful mom. You would be so proud. Please continue to keep watch over Brian, baby Drew and your family.

Dad of IPD 961

February 9, 2009

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we can not see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again

Christina Esparza/Mama

February 6, 2009

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