Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Giovanni L. Gonzalez

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Giovanni L. Gonzalez

Rest in peace Officer Gonzalez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 28, 2020

Officer Gonzalez,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Miami-Dade. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 16, 2019

Son, in a few days you would have turned 33. I continue to miss you every single day of my life. I know the Angels on heaven will be playing their harps, lyres, and cymbals on the 21st celebrating with you the day our Lord gave me the gift to have you. Missing you forever, happy trails sweetheart, until we meet again.


Elaine Gonzalez
Mother to MDPD officer

October 10, 2018

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Seven years had passed, and it continues to feels like yesterday. I would never be able to understand why? Why? But, I can't do anything about it, I see you in me dreams, in a child's smile. We both know the Lord will reunite us, I pray in the near future- Gosh, I miss you so, so much, it's so painful. I saw you in my dream you were waiting upon my arrival and you were wearing like a white toga, and had a red rose to give me. Son, thank you so much for the memories for all the caring and love you left here in the little time you were given, you were, and continue to be a special person & spirit. RIP my sweetheart. Mom forever in my heart and thoughts.

Elaine Gonzalez

June 18, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 16, 2015

I think about you and all the fun times we had in middle school in Ponce. You were always full of funny jokes and you were my biggest crush back then. You grew up to be a great person and you are missed everyday.


May 16, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary year 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 pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 21, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Si con mis lagrimas y lamentos se pudiese construir calles y avenidas hacia donde tu te encuentras, te juro hijo mio que me encontraria a tu lado en el paraiso. I miss you. Mom.

Elaine Gonzalez

October 10, 2011

Never met you, saw your name in the rear window of a silver suv, for unknown reasons your name keeps popping in my mind.- RIP officer Giovanni Gonzalez.
Best wishes to your mother.

Ernesto Perez

September 25, 2011

To The family of Officer Gonzalez:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic death, The bravery you displayed will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Officer Gonzalez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 20, 2011



Sgt. W. Farraj

August 23, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends on this first anniversary of you being called away from duty. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Keep watch over all of your loved ones.

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

June 16, 2010

To Officer Giovanni L. Gonzalez, his family and his fellow officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 16, 2010

I went to the 2010 Miami LEOs Memorial, and I heard so many wonderful things about you. I'm sorry that you were taken from the face of this earth so early, but god needs his peacekeepers too. RIP Brother.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. -- Matthew 5:9

Explorer Cpl.Isaac Chavez
Hollywood Police Department

May 14, 2010

Rest in peace "G"


December 7, 2009

Hey Gio!!! I know your up there with our heavenly father. Thinking about what happened still gives me goosebumps. I still remember your face after every exam in the mpi class wondering if you passed you didnt even care about the score you just wanted to know if you passed. Just know you will never be forgotten. God be with you always.


August 19, 2009

To all of the Police Recruits in our nation, and to the rookie Police Officer's, I ask you to give 100% to your family and safely be the hardest working professional that you can be for your respective Department. I ask this, because Gio was exactly that. A model Police Officer and far more, a outstanding son.

I was Gio's Sergeant, but more importantly, he was my friend. I am confident that God had a plan for him and I trust God's will, direction and guidance.

God Bless our real superstars, the Law Enforcement Community!

Sergeant Eric Goldberg
Miami Dade Police Department

August 17, 2009

I still remember the energetic kid with the braces who entered my class every day and said, "What's up, Ms DixEN??" Gio's passion for life and people I have never forgotten. To the family, especially Elaine, I offer my condolences. Absent with the body=present with the Lord.

K. Dixon
G's High School English Teacher

August 12, 2009

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13


July 25, 2009

Rest in peace....


July 21, 2009

Chief Dean Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

July 21, 2009

Thank you for your service, Officer Gonzalez. You'll not be forgotten! Rest in Peace.


July 14, 2009

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