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Deputy Sheriff Juan Abel Escalante

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 2, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Juan Abel Escalante

I served with your bro. I'm know Edgar is proud of you. Rest with god, and thank you for your service.

Denton county sherrif

November 17, 2023

Rest in Peace Deputy Escalante. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Escalante Family and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

November 12, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

August 2, 2020

Just a reminder on this 12th anniversary Of your heroic and untimely departure that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 2, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

June 30, 2020

We are still diligent in our duties to fight the forces of evil in our own communities. Nothing will hinder the remembrance we hold for our brother.

Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles
County Sheriff

August 3, 2019

Thank You Sir for your service to this country and the department. I did not know you personally but got the chance to meet your son who was an Explorer with me. He is a great person and I know you would be proud of the man he is becoming as he followed your footsteps in joining the Army.

You were going to work just like any other day and for the fact that you were a deputy your life was taken away. It is very unfortunate that we live in a world where law enforcement is hated by many. Nothing can replace the father and husband that you were. My step-father is also a deputy and knowing that his life is also at risk simply because he has a badge that represents law enforcement terrifies me. I send my deepest condolences to your family. I appreciate all the years of service that you dedicated to this country and community may you continue watching over your family and also The Thin Blue Line family Thank You Sir.

Recruit Davila

LASD Class#437

April 5, 2019

I’ve never met you before nor have I ever heard of you until I looked up fallen LASD deputies. You stuck out to me because of the look in your eyes. I feel as if I can know you just by looking at your pictures, I may have never got the honor to meet you but it’s an honor to walk the same path as you. I’m currently going through academy class 437 with LASD and look forward to graduating the academy to continue the work that you and other officers strive to do every day. Even though we never got the chance to meet I feel honored writing about you.

Cases like these are an eye opener to me that this could happen to anyone at any point on or off duty. It sad to live in a world with so much hate, but that it why I have chosen this line of work to help those who don’t have anyone and continue the work of those who were taken from us too early. Deputy Escalante we have the watch from here.

DST Bailey Sicklesteel

April 4, 2019

Words cannot express how much it feels to lose someone so young; however, this young Deputy made the ultimate sacrifice. He was not only willing to give it for his country by serving in the military, but he decided to share that love for the community as well, when many other people choose safer careers. Deputy Escalante, you Sir will be remembered as a hero who was not only willing to put his life on the line for country, community, and family; but for those Deputies you served with day-in and day-out. Thank you for your service. Rest in Heaven Warrior.

Recruit Anguiano
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Class#437

April 4, 2019

Deputy Juan Escalante was a part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. According to the page, it stated that two gang members approached Deputy Escalante. These gang members had the intent to kill this peace officer. The suspects knew exactly where he lived and wanted payback previous run-ins with peace officers.
Deputy Escalante was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves and was on served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 2-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. It is important that we learn from these tragedies in order to protect one another. It is important to understand that some people just dislike peace officers and will do anything to hurt them. They will even go as far as to find where you live and try to hurt you there. We must always be vigilant and be aware of our surroundings. Deputy Escalante was ambushed at home and it is a reminder that this career is unforgiving and each day can be our last.

Ricardo Gutierrez

April 4, 2019

Thank you sir for both your service to our country and our community. I myself am a military veteran and a current recruit in the LASD Academy. Deputy’s like yourself are great examples of a selfless heroes who believe in a true life of service. You are a perfect representation of a true American.

Thank your for your service and your sacrifice, you will never be forgotten.

DST Fernando Lemus

September 16, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 10th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 2, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Juan A. Escalante
Brave men and women wake up everyday not knowing when their watch well end. As soon as a peace officer steps out the door it may be their last time seeing their family. Deputy Sheriff Juan A. Escalante stood bravely in the face of danger. Deputy Escalante may be gone, but he will never be forgotten for his sacrifice. Warriors come in go, but their memory is here to stay. I know his wife and children were proud of the men he was. I know with all my heart you served you community bravely and were a righteous Deputy. Please watch over me and others from heave as we protect and serve.

Recruit. Rezekiel Dulaney Class 429
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
February 26,2018

Recruit. Rezekiel Dulaney Class 429
La county sheriffs

February 26, 2018

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Thank you for your willingness to put others lives before yours. God bless and rest in peace.

Recruit Hoffman

September 17, 2017

My prayer and thoughts go out to your family and friends who knew you for the good you did in this world. As a recruit from class 425 I reflect on the sacrifices that our fallen heroes have made and though I never knew you personally, your legacy still lives on and has touched the lives of many others. May God bless you and your family.


September 17, 2017

Though time has passed, your memory is kept alive by members of this department and our brothers and sisters in other agencies. We remember your ultimate sacrifice always.

Deputy Sheriff LASD

August 2, 2017

Descansa en paz mi hermano. Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 2, 2017

Being the time of year to remember and memorialize fallen officers, thank you for your service. I'm a recruit with class 421 in the LASD academy and hope to serve the department as well someday soon. This serves as a reminder that law enforcement is a 24 hour a day job. My thoughts and prayers continue to go to the family

Recruit Dustin Row

May 6, 2017

Rest in deserved peace.

Lt. Ray Flores, N.Y.PD., (Ret) Raymond F

August 2, 2016

I am currently a Deputy Sheriff Trainee (class 403) at Biscailuz Center.Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.
Your memory will forever live through the Sheriff's Department and the community you served. May you rest in peace.

Recruit Casas
LASD Class #403

Deputy Sheriff Trainee

September 28, 2014

Deputy Escalante,
I am a recruit in class #403 (DST), i read your story and it touched my heart the most, my prayers go out to every officer that has been taken in the line of duty, but your story shows how quickly such a great person can be taken out of this world, while only trying to make our communities a safer place to live! I thank you for your service and my goal is to succeed through this academy and be as great as a deputy as you where someday.

My prayers go out to you family sir! Godbless
Recruit Granger
September 28, 2014

Recruit Granger Academy class #403

September 28, 2014

Deputy Escalante,
I would like to express my condolenses to your family. Although your career was cut short, I would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication that you demonstrated in serving your community. I am a recruit in LASD class #403 and although you are now resting in a better place, you will always be with us in our thoughts and prayers.

Recruit Raul Hernandez Jr.
LASD class #403

September 28, 2014

Deputy Escalante,

I am currently a Deputy Sheriff Trainee in LASD Academy Class#403. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and all of our brothers and sisters who have made the decision to become peace officers. I regret not being able to meet or know you, but know you will always be with us in spirit.

My prayers go out to you and your family.

Recruit Walker
LASD Academy Class#403

September 27, 2014

We attended you funeral and I will never forget the sea of patrol cars on the freeway that day. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife and kids always. RIP.

Wife of an LAPD Officer

August 24, 2014

Sir, I never got the chance to get to know you. I was a new Deputy just off training at MCJ when you were taken from us. My last memory of you was walking past each other in the locker room at shift change. I called MCJ my home for 6 1/2 years. During that time I had the opportunity to work with Deputies who called you friend. They shared stories about the fun times they had with you at work and how much they miss you. Over the years your locker and all its messages still stand as a constant reminder of your sacrifice and the love your partners have for you.


June 20, 2014

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