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Officer Juan Jaime Gonzalez

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 2014

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Reflections for Officer Juan Jaime Gonzalez

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 the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 17, 2024

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 19, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 17, 2021

My husband and I passed your memorial today as we drove through Kingsburg. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are remembered today.

Tina L Holtz
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, NY (Ret.)

Bill Makuch

Deputy Tina L. Holtz
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office (Ret.)

March 10, 2020

Officer Gonzalez, 6 years ago today you and your partner became gardian angles at the gates of heaven. Continue to Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

February 17, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 11, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 17, 2018

I work in Fresno County as an EMT. From January to May 2014 I worked every Tuesday on one of the ambulances in Selma, CA. I remember hearing about two CHP officers that had lost their life on the 99 from one of the crew members I relieved. It hit me hard. I was very disturbed by the news.

I want you to know that despite the fact that I didn't know you or your partner -Officer Brian Law-, I have tremendous respect for you both. I respond to many calls on the 99, 41, 168, and 180 and I can always count on your brothers to be there -always professional and ready to help. I admire that.

I know they keep you in their memory. I can almost bet they are a reflection of who you were and what you believed in. I salute you Officer Juan Gonzalez. I salute you and there isn't a time where I don't acknowledge the freeway sign with you and your partner's name on it and say a little prayer.

I read somewhere online from one of your fellow officers that you were a very calm and professional man that never lost his temper no matter the stress. I also read online some time ago that you were very uplifting towards your fellow cadets during your academy training. You were a great man I am sure. It would have been a privilege to meet you and Officer Law.

I want you to know that I want to be a sworn officer of the law someday. I might possibly be one pretty soon if my medical and psych evaluation go well. If they do I will be a recruit heading into an academy. If I pass that I will be sworn in as a Sheriff Deputy with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. Whether if I serve with this agency or another I will reach my goal. When I do I will honor you by following your example and being calm, professional and kind for the benefit of my LE family, and those I serve.

I wish I could say more, but I will break with God Bless you, your family and your CHP family.

O. Rubio Nunez, EMT
American Ambulance, Fresno CA

October 1, 2015

Hey Juan, I don't know if your partner told you but I'm Brian's father. On Feb 17th 2015 the anniversary of yours and Brian's death there was a freeway dedication in both of your honor. I went to it, it was a very nice event except for the underlying reason for the event. If this had not happened I probably would not have had the occasion to get to know you. I did see a video with you narrating a water skiing trip with Brian, Rebecca, Samantha Denise and yourself. So as it happens on Sunday Feb. 15th my wife and I flew into Bakersfield in order to attend the dedication. So on the way to Fresno we stopped by the cemetery in Tulare where you are buried. I looked it up on Google maps just briefly and thought there would be signs from the 99. There wasn't, then when we got to the old cemetery we saw how many people are there and were just overwhelmed that place is full. So we asked this nice woman who was taking care of the grave of her husband and she said she remembered the accident a year back and told us that more than likely you would be buried at the new cemetery since the old one was full and if you didn't own the plot already you had to go to the new cemetery. So we went there. It was much smaller and with fewer graves. We managed to find your grave and were surprised to find that 5 days earlier was your birthday. There were birthday balloons, flowers and my wife and I left you a red beer. Turns out your fiance told us that you did not drink. Oh well in the future we will bring you something else. Anyway just wanted to stop by and meet you and say hi.

TSgt Dennis Law
USAF (Ret)

February 20, 2015

Thank you for the dedicated services you have provided to the State and Freeways.

Security Officer Nguyen
HealthCare Security Services

February 17, 2015

Rest in peace my brother

sergeant barton
garden city pd

February 2, 2015

Rest in Peace, my brother of the Badge! God Bless your family, friends and Department.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

December 22, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and friends. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Recruit Gonzaga (MSHPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Class #403

Officer Christopher Gonzaga
Metropolitan State Hospital Police Department

September 29, 2014

I am a recruit in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Academy, class 403. I did not know you Sir, but we are all brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement, we are all family. Every sacrifice is felt throughout the entire community. I give my thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and anyone that knew you. Your sacrifice will always be remembered, and we shall never forget. Rest in Peace Sir.

DST Patrick Neill

September 28, 2014

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

May 10, 2014

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

May 6, 2014

He went to work that day and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Officer Gonzalez, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police

May 4, 2014



May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2014

Rest easy Officer Gonzalez

Trooper John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Patrol

May 2, 2014

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Juan was killed.

To Juan's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Gonzalez gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 17, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 5, 2014

My deepest condolences and prayers go out to Officer Gonzalez's family and friends. It is bravery such as his that inspired me to become a law enforcement officer, and as a current recruit in LASD class#400; I hope to one day bring honor and respect to the law enforcement community; as he did during his time of duty. RIP Officer Gonzalez

(DST) Ernesto Castro

March 25, 2014

RIP Officer Gonzalez

Rhonda Wickline
Security Officer
Carilion Clinic

March 11, 2014

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - Wife of US Marshal

March 11, 2014

A true tragedy for the CHP losing 2 officers in this accident. May God bless Officer Gonzalez, his family and all the members of the CHP at this very difficult time. Rest in peace brother.

Sgt D. Bowler
Los Angeles Police Department

March 8, 2014

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