Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Damon Christopher Gutzwiller

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, June 6, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant Damon Christopher Gutzwiller

my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller on their tragic loss. May our Lord give them the strength and comfort they need during this difficult time. Thank you Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller for your dedication and service to your community. Rest in peace Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

June 11, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

June 11, 2020

Rest In Peace we have the watch.

Captain Jerry Syrek
Mayport Police Department

June 11, 2020

I first met Damon in 2006 when he applied with the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office. At the time I was assigned to Recruiting / Backgrounds. I had the pleasure of performing Damon's background investigation and could not have recommended a better person for hire.

I did not get to work with Damon that much after he was hired by the Sheriff's Office but I always remember seeing him with a smile on his face and a positive attitude even when conditions might dictate otherwise.

Godspeed Damon. You will be genuinely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you.

Deputy Sheriff Tony Gutierrez
Retired / Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office

June 11, 2020

I still don’t have words for what happened! All I know is that I cry for you Damon and Favi everyday and I want to help you however I can. RIP Damon!

Daniela
Neighbor across the street

June 11, 2020

So sad to see you leave us. Trust that as you lay to rest, God will watch over your beautiful wife and son. This week your wife brought your 2nd baby into this world and our hearts hurt to see you missing by her bedside. May you rest in eternal peace brother.

Paramedic (Ret.) Steve Farzam

June 10, 2020

Sgt. Gutzwilker, you are a TRUE HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your

Businessman Randy Johnson
Taxes

June 10, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

June 10, 2020

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

June 10, 2020

I am not an officer in any sense. I am an emergency nurse. I am a stranger who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I am simply scrolling through this story, among the others here, and reading these responses. I lament & mourn the loss all of you have to now endure. I don't even know you, but you are real people, like me, with real struggles. And I truly feel in my heart for you all.

Steve from Texas

June 10, 2020

Thank you for your service Sergeant. Rest In Peace brother.

Trooper Jacob LeTourneau
Minnesota State Patrol

June 10, 2020

God bless you Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller! Thank you for your many years of service with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office in California . Thank you for making the residents of Santa Cruz County feel safer. We are all thankful to you for service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

June 9, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

June 9, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 9, 2020

Even though the time has come to end the watch, they are still watching. Even though they are no longer with us, they are still teaching. The loss is new and the pain is great but we carry on for our family’s sake. Give us the keys, we’ll take over from here. Now is the time to release your fears. We got your watch, we’ll carry on, rest with peace my brother for your never really gone.


From your brothers and sisters
at the Waukesha County Jail, WI

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CISM TEAM
WAUKESHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

June 9, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

June 9, 2020

May God be with Sergeant Gutzwiller, his family, friends, and co-workers at this most trying time. May his family find the strength to go on. May they know that he did not die in vain and that his life truly did matter. May he NEVER be forgotten.

Ret. Off. JR Neary
East LA, CA

June 9, 2020

God's Speed and know that you're heroic work is highly respected and will never be forgotten! I for one wish I could have been there to help you..

Chief of Security Keith Silva
RKS Industries

June 9, 2020

Rest In Peace Sergeant- Brother in Blue.

“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Children of God.”
Matthew 5:9

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

June 8, 2020

I am so saddened by the death of this young officer. I will pray for his wife and family.

Patty Kirsten
Saddened citizen

June 8, 2020

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

June 8, 2020

My deepest condolences go out to Sergeant Gutzwiller's family, friends and co-workers at Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office during this difficult time.
Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Sergeant Gutzwiller.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

June 8, 2020

Maddening at such tragic news. Prayers for the family and department. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Parole Academy Instructor Brandon Smith
TX Department of Criminal Justice-Parole Division

June 8, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

June 8, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

June 8, 2020

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