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 easy, Officer Giovanni Gonzalez & thank you for your service to your community. God bless the Miami-Dade PD.


July 10, 2009

On behalf of my fellow recruits from the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Officer Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Session 46: Schenectady, NY

Recruit Kurt Nolan
Zone 5 Academy

July 8, 2009

May you rest in peace, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Wife of a Cpl.
PA State Police

July 4, 2009

Thanks you for you service. I know you will watch down with my dad, and keep the survivors safe, along with the other officers.

Rest in Peace.


July 1, 2009

Officer Gonzalez,
Sir, 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.



July 1, 2009

God bless you and your family. Rest in peace.

Officer E. Borghesani
San Francisco Police Dept, CA

June 29, 2009

Officer Gonzalez,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Dep. Paul Sperandeo Ofc. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson PArish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. La

June 27, 2009



June 27, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

June 27, 2009

rest in peace, brother
provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

June 27, 2009

May the family, friends, and coworkers soon find comfort and joy in the fond memories of Officer Gonzalez. May you rest peacefully in the arms of the LORD. Blessed are the peacemakers. Your sacrifice will endure far beyond this short lifetime and you will not be forgotten!

On behalf of the officers of the Plumerville Police Dept
Asst. Chief Joey Cannon
EOW: June 19, 2009

Joshua McCrary, Patrolman #408
Plumerville PD - Arkansas

June 27, 2009

May you Rest in Peace my brother...

New York State Police

June 26, 2009

Rest in Peace, Job well done.

Amanda Mixon - Detention Deputy
Bradford Co. Sheriff's Office (FL)

June 25, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Giovanni Gonzalez,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Giovanni Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Police Officer Giovanni Gonzalez is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


June 24, 2009

Rest in peace, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.....

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

June 24, 2009

On behalf of the 5,350 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Gonzalez’s family as well as the members of the Miami-Dade Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

June 24, 2009

This is such a terrible horrific event. My fiance just had a wreck in a patrol car a few weeks ago. When I read the full story of this accident it put me in tears. I just pray his fiance will continue to live her life and his little boy will grow up not thinking about how sad it is but grow up knowing his father lost his life doing what he loves. I pray he realizes his dad was a hero. As someone who has also lost an officer in 2005 my heart really goes out to the family but also the police department. Being in law enforcement creates a special family with an amazing bond that can never be broken. Gonzalez will forever live in the hearts of all the officers at Miami-Dade. Its a dangerous job but you guys find the courage to continue doing it. RIP Giovanni

Fiance and Daughter of LEO

June 24, 2009

Gio, you are with God now, may you rest in peace.

Anthony Zayas
Former MDPD Kendall District

June 23, 2009

May God Bless you and your family. May he look after your family and friends during this trying time. Thank you for your service. Look after those we lost until we can join them again.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD (NY)

June 23, 2009

Officer Gonzalez,

Rest in peace sir. You are a true hero. Keep watch over your family, friends, and the agency of Miami Dade. My prayers go out to your family, and Miami Dade Police.

Dep. J. Kroening
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

June 23, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 23, 2009

God Bless and rest in peace brother!

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

June 23, 2009

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Giovanni Gonzalez, and the Miami-Dade P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Gonzalez, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

June 23, 2009

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Gonzalez. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your Family.
You will never be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIPS Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

June 23, 2009

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of need.

Patrolman Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Northumberland, PA

June 22, 2009

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