Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Alfred L. Gordon, Sr.

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, October 4, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Alfred L. Gordon, Sr.

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 4, 2020

Al, to this day I am thankful for the time we got to talk at work, share our common likes for food and the days of old. I thank you for conversations that were meant for us to learn and expand our wisdom. I remember when I left the airport and you and the squad wanted to get me a gift. It was you that wanted to present me with a Harley gift card. It was generous and I was able to get a new comfortable seat and back rest for long trips. It was so nice to ride.

I returned from my first long trip with that seat and could not wait to get to to work to send you a note to say thank you. It meant that much to me. It would be two days before I was back at work. I guess two days too long. I got the call from Tom V. who told me what had happened. I am not sure if I have ever been more saddened from anything like that in this job. The joy I was waiting to share was taken, just as your were. My mind went to Beverly and all the plans you had made. The cruise you had coming up that had me excited for you both. Plans forever altered by the evil we never seem to be able to stop.

I was later selected to go to motors and one of the first major details I had, was to travel to DC for police week. The greatest honor I had was to assist in the escorting of Beverly and your family from the airport to the hotel where the families of the fallen gathered. It was a cold and wet day, but one that meant so much to me. Each time I still ride on that seat, and I still do, I think of you. I tell everyone the story of how Al helped me get that seat. Each time I think of okra, corn and tomato soup, I think about how I shared the recipe with you and we shared our fond memories tied to our beloved Southern cuisine. You were always sharp in your uniform. You were so professional when you were here to assist with fallen soldiers returning home to their families as an Airport Honor Guard. Your photo still hangs here from one of those ceremonies.

You are missed!

A Fading Brother
OPD

October 4, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 9, 2017

Not a day goes by that I don't think of "Big Al". He is missed by all and will never be forgotten.

Lieutenant
Orlando Police Department

October 7, 2016

To Officer Gordon's family, friends, and fellow colleagues of the Orlando Police Dept. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Officer Gordon. After reading many of the wonderful reflections, it defiantly shows he was well respected and loved by all. At Romans 13:1,2 it reads " let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God, the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God Therefore, whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will bring judgement against themselves." Many in this violent world fail to heed this direct command by God to be in subjection to the superior authorities. Despite 8 years have passed since Officer Gordon's untimely death, i'm sure many still think about and may even still mourn. Our Heavenly Father has promised a wonderful prospect for Officer Gordon and for many others who have fallen asleep in death. Revelation 21:4 reads "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray Jehovah God promise of seeing Officer Gordon bring comfort to all.

ECS II L Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 26, 2015

Officer Gordon,
On today, the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 4, 2015

As the anniversary of this tragedy approaches, I cant help but be reminded of my time as Al's squad mate. We worked together for about 18 months when I was a brand new Officer. He was the most senior Officer on the squad. We all looked up to his experience. RIP brother.

Sergeant Carter Gowen
Orlando Police Department

October 2, 2015

Today is your birthday Big Al and I miss you and the time we shared. I am alway's here for your family and I know you are pleased at how they have turned out.

Lt Todd Pursley
Orlando Police Dept.

October 1, 2015

Rest in Peace Al. The world turns; the world changes, but you will never be forgotten.

Police Officer First Class, Peter Aare
Friend, co-worker

September 5, 2015

I will never forget how you had me in your home to give me wise counsel. Thank you for the Godly wisdom. Although you are gone. You will never be forgotten.

POFC Charles Mays
OPD

September 30, 2014

Thinking about you today. RIP

JRL
OCSO

October 1, 2013

I worked with Al for a number of years before I retired in 2006. He was always smiling and pleasant. He was a good cop and I know he is missed by his friends and family. God comfort the ones he left behind.

POFC Allen Jenkins
Retired- Orlando Police Dept

July 25, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero.. Continue to rest in peace Officer Gordon. My prayers are with your family today and always.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

October 4, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

It is so hard to believe that a year has passed already, but Officer Gordon we will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace sir. My prayers are with your family today as they face another EOW.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

October 4, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

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

October 4, 2010

To the Gordon family, may you know that we will never forget your hero... You are all in my thoughts and prayers today, I know the pain in your hearts is a strong today as it was on that dreaded day in 2007. I met Officer Gordon's son at the Central FL COPS meeting, what a truly fine man he is and I am sure that Officer Gordon is so proud of him as he watches from above. Stay stong and may God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

October 4, 2010

Thank you officer Gordon for your service. I will always remember your gentle, kind smile, and encouraging words. May you rest in peace, sir.

Trisha Hanley
Former OPD Emergency Communications Specialist

November 8, 2009

Go with God.

PC Racicot
Toronto Police Service

November 5, 2009

Officer Gordon, thank you for your service both to your Country and Orlando's PD and its people. Your career was that of dedication, loyalty and bravery. Your Sacrifice will never go unforgotten. Rest easy hero!

Deputy and Firefighter
Southwest Florida

September 18, 2009

I was on vacation when I read about your murder. I can not help but think about our time "Bravo" midnights. I could always count on you arriving and getting out of your car with a comb, breath spray and a cigarette in your chrome case. Your attitude and jokes have made an impression on me more than you know. I watched and sat through both the trials for the thugs who tried to rob you and then murdered you. As bad as I wanted to see them sentenced to death I can see you compassion working in the court room as they were sentenced to life. I only wish you could have seen them having a good time in the court room with each other today as the Judge sentenced them to life in prison. Either way when it comes to life or death in your case, I am glad that both these bad guys will never see the light of freedom as long as they live. I feel that justice was done through you, and I prey that you rest in peace. Just a note, I hope you don’t go through that drive through in heaven in your underwear!

Rest In Peace Brother,
Bryan

Bryan Ansley
Metro

August 11, 2009

I was just in orlando with the kids and it just seems that with all the amusement parks that this city would be a magical city where it could escape the violence and senseless killing that the rest of us are accustom to,but with your death and others we are reminded that beyond disney world there is no magical place. REST IN PEACE.

officer Delamier
HPD

October 6, 2008

To Officer Alfred Gordon Sr. and his loved ones:

On this the first anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for your family and society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Gordon. I hope that you,your family, and department gets the full measure of justice deserved.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Officer Gordon gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 4, 2007.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 4, 2008

Officer Gordon,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

October 4, 2008

Its been one year, and your heroic actions are not forgotten.

Cpl. Chris Black
Maryland State Police

October 3, 2008

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