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.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

May 23, 2008

First I would like to give my deepest sympathies to the family and agency on your lose. to loose a member of the Law Enforcement Community is always a great sorrow. As a member of the Police Unity Tour/Chapter VIII, it is my honor to ride for Officer Gordon to the memorial in Washington DC. This approximately 1000 Officers and Survivors will ride their bicycles from various points throughout the United States in to Washington Dc in remembrance of our fallen but never forgotten Law Enforcement Family members. I will wear a bracelet with Officers Gordon's information on it during this journey and if members of his family or agency are at the memorial I will present them with the bracelet. Again I am sorry for your lose and may God Bless you ALL.

Lieutenant Tim Powers
Pasco Sheriff's Office

April 10, 2008

I was very saddened to hear about your murder. While it's refreshing that the culprits were apprehended, your family and friends are left to pick up the pieces of their lives without you. My greatest sympathies to your wife and children.

Although I have been gone a while now, I certainly remember you as a kind, gentle but strong soul. May you rest in peace.

Kelly Corsetti
former OPD Officer

January 31, 2008

Just reading through the reflections and letting you know that you are not forgotten.

I patrol the area where your incident took place and I vow to do my best to keep this from happening to anymore of our brothers and sisters.

Rest in peace.......

Deputy
Orange County SO

January 2, 2008

Lawrence and I went to college with Alfred,therefore, we have known him for quite some time. We have had good times together. We will miss you and we know that you will be greatly missed by your family.

love you,
Wrens

Faithy Wren
Friend

December 7, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

November 21, 2007

Ofc. Gordon you have a promise written down for you 2000 years ago – "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9)

Future Police Officer
City of Orlando

November 1, 2007

Officer Gordon:

We stand at attention for you. Your death has not been in vein, because your life was exemplar as those close to you have written.

God Bless your Loved Ones, and may they Rember you and Honor you always.
Eva A. Ayala

Investigator, DA Eva Ayala
Kern County D.A. Bakersfield, CA

October 31, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Gordon. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Alfred, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Alfred's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Alfred's life was about so much more than the way he died. Alfred will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Gordon, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 28, 2007

My heartfelt gratitude goes out to Officer Gordon for his service in the US Army where he served as an MP for 11 years and for his service with the Orlando Police Department for 18 1/2 years. May God comfort and strengthen his loved ones and friends he left behind. America needs more people like this man.

Chaplain
White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

October 25, 2007

May God bless your soul!

Officer Nahoum Daniel
Orlando Police Department

October 24, 2007

Rest in Peace, Alfred. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Trooper Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

October 22, 2007

I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to your family my brother, may GOD suround them in his love and comfort in these times. Maybe one day the system will keep thugs like this from getting back on the streets. You fought an honorable fight and we will keep the battle up until we meet in the high streets, GOD speed my friend.

T.G. Vincent,MPO
Asheboro PD, NC

October 22, 2007

God bless you and your family....

Jennifer

October 21, 2007

REST IN PEACE BROTHER,WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SACRIFICE.

INVESTIGATOR BOB CAMERON
CLEVELAND HTS PD (OHIO)

October 19, 2007

God bless you brother and your family for your scrifice. You are truley a valant warrior in an honorable battle. We will continue the battle remembering your actions. May your family find peace and comfort.

Sgt. Galbraith
Frisco Police, CO

October 18, 2007

To the family, friends, and co-workers of PO Alfred L Gordon Sr.,

My husband and sister (widow of Officer Daniel Picagli)were vacationing in Florida on Oct. 4th. when we heard the devistating news on the local TV. It saddens us all to hear of yet another officer losing his life in the line of duty. Please know that you are not alone, Alfred will always be with you in spirit.

Rest in peace.

Sister-in-law of Officer Daniel Picagli
EOW 11/21/06

October 18, 2007

I am touched to read all the reflections left for you Al, and I know first hand how Wonderful you were. You were my mentor, my partner, and my friend. I remember the nights that we ran together in South Orlando, and how you were always the "Keeper of the Night". Everyone including my self felt at ease and safe when you were near because you had the Father touch that made sure that we would all be okay in the end. I will miss your smile and your friendship. You will always be remembered by your smile. Keep an eye on me as I carry on your legacy, and I can only hope to be as good a person and as fine an Officer that you were.

Jerry

Officer Goglas
orlando Police Department

October 18, 2007

Ofc. Gordon,
God Bless you and your family. Thank you for serving the city of Orlando and working hard. You will never be forgotton.

ryan
phoenix,az

October 17, 2007

Some would ask "How could a loving and caring God take such a wonderful man from this world in such a horrible way?" I can only believe that God knew what a great and honorable man you were in this life, and He had a need for you at His side....so my answer would be GOD WAS WATCHING.

As far as the two thug wanna-bes who took your from us in a senseless act of cowardice and selfishness....those two felons who must now stand before God and the Florida Circuit Court to atone for their heinous act....I can say with equal conviction that GOD WAS WATCHING, and may He have mercy on your souls.

I was unable to attend your memorial service, but I was given the distinct honor of being responsible (with my unit) for helping apprehend the suspects in this crime. My sincerest condolences go out to the Gordon family, the Orlando community, and my brothers and sisters of the Orlando Police Department on the loss we will all feel for a long time. Rest easy, Officer Gordon - His will be done.

Cpl Tim Nazzaro & Narcotics K-9 Coco
Orange County (FL) Sheriff's Office

October 17, 2007

As a TSA officer I have had the pleasure of working with Officer Gordon frequently at OIA for the past 5 years. He was an admirable, respectable and likeable man who enjoyed his job, was always helping people (whether it was a passenger looking for directions or a co-worker just wanting to talk) and spoke frequently of God and his family. He truly did not deserve this fate and I was deeply saddened that this had to happen to him-"AL-one of the good guys." Not only was he an outstanding law enforcement officer but more importantly he was a great man. He will truly be missed...as there is already an emptiness at OIA in the short time he's been gone..May he Rest in Peace!! and God Bless Ofc. Al Gordon!!!

TSO Cherie Loggins
TSA-Orlando International Airport

October 16, 2007

The wound will heal with time, but the scar remains forever so he is never forgotten.

Amanda Inzer
Wife of Deputy Alan Inzer EOW 01/25/07

October 16, 2007

The policeman stood to face his God, which must always come to pass.

He hoped his boots were shining, just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, Policeman. How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulder's and said. "No lord, I guess I ain't,

Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough,

and sometimes I've been violent, because the streets are awfully tough.

"But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...

Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got to steep.."

And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear.

And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.

They never wanted me around except to calm their fear."

"If you've got a place for me here Lord, It needn't be so grand.

I never expected or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne where the saints often trod.

As the policeman waited quietly, for the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, Policeman. You've borne your burdens well.

Come walk a beat in Heaven's streets, you've done your time in Hell."


*Author Unknown*

Det. Masters
Broward Sheriff's Office Street Narcotics

October 15, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

October 15, 2007

May the Lord be with the family and friends of Officer Gordon today and the days ahead. God Bless you all..

J
Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

October 15, 2007

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