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

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

June 21, 2009

On behalf of all the members at LEOSpace. I would like to extend my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer Gonzalez.

May God bless Officer Gonzalez and watch over his family during this very difficult time.

C. Gutierrez
LEOSpace

June 21, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

June 21, 2009

Rest in peace Officer Gonzalez, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!

Shelly
Citizen

June 21, 2009

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D.Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD(IL)

June 21, 2009

Being a police officer is not just a corageous job to do nor is a job we take upon to make end's met but it's a calling, it's a job we do to make a difference, Officers every day risk their lives in the most unselfish way to protect and to serve people in our cities, counties, states and our country. make no mistake Police Officers will give their lives to protect a perfect stranger and will do it with pride because that's what we do. Officer Gonzalez gave his life on the line of duty which does not only make him a heroe but makes him an angel, to all of our brothers of the badge please be safe, to all families of fallen officers my PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES, and to all of the general public please take a moment and smile, say hello, shake hands with a police officer when you see one, that officer might be the one who gives his or her life for you or one of your loved one. May god bless us all ..................

MOTORMAN J. VILLARREAL
HOMESTEAD POLICE DEPT.

June 21, 2009

It broke my heart to hear of this tragedy. Such a young officer just starting his life. Thank you for your service brother. R.I.P. God Bless.

Deputy Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Office

June 20, 2009

For Police Officer Giovanni Gonzalez:

The risks taken while on a United States highway are probably the greatest we take anywhere. It is a battleground virtually littered with death and mayhem.

Those who work as soldiers-of-the-law take even an added risk since our duty brings us to the front of the lines.
When a law officer dies because of traffic related injuries he or she is none-the-less a hero, for their obligation is to others for whom they risk their safety.

I shall pray for the family, friends and co-workers of Giovanni that their grief be soon replaced by the gladness he brought into their lives. He died doing his duty as a Miami-Dade law officer. In doing this, has brought honor to his department and himself.

As a retired trooper and Lake County (FL) deputy sheriff, I proudly render Police Officer Giovanni Gonzalez a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

June 20, 2009

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
May GOD be with everyone!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

June 20, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Gonzalez. God Bless him for his service to MDPD. Rest in Peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP-Service, Traffic Unit

June 20, 2009

I send my thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and brother & sister officers of Officer Gonzalez. My partner up here in RPD met you & your fiance on a cruise last year and told me how wonderful it was to meet you. Though words are hardly a comfort at this time know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Officer Gina Faggiano
Rochester NY Police Dept

June 20, 2009

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones. Keep watch over all of those close to you and protect them as they continue on lifes jouney. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

June 20, 2009

Rest In Peace, Police Officer Gonzalez.

Lt T Carr
NYPD

June 20, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

June 20, 2009

god bless you and rest in peace my brother,you will never be forgotten

officer L.Patron
Miami-Dade Police

June 19, 2009

Most can not understand why we do this job, but I assure you that the reasons are never selfish. To have lived your life with courage, honor and in service of others, is a life well lived. To the family left behind, please find solace knowing your loved one has made a difference in this world and that you will be together again in paradise. Thank you my brother officer for your service and rest in peace.

Winter Park Police Detective Thomas Cronin

Detective Tom Cronin
Winter Park Police Department

June 19, 2009

Today we lost a hero, this day God welcomed one home.

Patrolman Dwayne Delcour
Mansfield Police Department Mansfield, Mo

June 19, 2009

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of P. O. Giovanni Gonzalez~ you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you and rest in peace, Officer Gonzalez.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen Michigan P.O. eow 2004

June 19, 2009

God Bless you, your family and friends in this thoughest of times

P.O.
CHICAGO P.D.

June 19, 2009

Officer Gonzalez,
You are a true hero and this community is forever in your debt. Yhank you for your service. Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.

Sgt Nyce
Broward Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2009

rest in peace brother and my prayers are with yor family. Thank you for your service.

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2009

To Officer Giovanni Gonzalez, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I was sorry to learn of Giovanni's death and extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you have suffered. Words are insufficient to describe the sadness I feel for the Gonzalez family. May you find comfort in your faith and the support of the law enforcement community.

There are many police survivors who share this same journey with you, and that community will be there to support you. Giovanni's memory will be forever honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Giovanni gave to his community and the citizens of Florida and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 16, 2009.

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

Anonymous

June 19, 2009

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy

June 19, 2009

R.I.P Officer Gonzalez. May your family be comforted by God's love.

Anonymous

June 19, 2009

REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF E.J. MORRIS
RANDOLPH MO P.D.

June 19, 2009

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