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 sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sheriff Damon Gutzweller and to the entire Santa Cruz Sheriffs Dept. God Bless you and your family. RIP

Officer Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

June 8, 2020

My deepest sympathy and prays. May God help you find comfort and peace in this tragedy.

Retired LEO
Green Bay Police Department Wisconsin

June 8, 2020

Thanks for serving your agency, state and this great nation. Your sacrifice is deeply appreciated. I pray that your soon to be newborn, son and wife somehow manages to get through this tragedy and be better for it. You honor our profession and by the sounds of things you were an exceptional human being, father and husband first; and what we all have aspired to be as peace officers.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno) and NVDPS

June 8, 2020

We mourn the loss and express it here. We pray for the family and friends left behind.

God Bless you Sergeant Gutzwiller and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 8, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

June 8, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

June 8, 2020

With great sadness I offer my deepest condolences. Thank you Sergeant Gutzwiller for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Praying for your family, friends, department and brothers and sisters in blue. May God be with you all during this most difficult time of sorrow. You will never be forgotten.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

June 8, 2020

Rest in Peace Sergeant Gutzwiller. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

June 8, 2020

Rest in peace Sarge and God's speed my brother. Your 14 years of heroic service to the citizens of Santa Cruz County shall not be in vain. You will never be forgotten.

Retired FTO K. H. Elbisi
Exeter Police Department

June 8, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Damon Gutzwiller, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the Deputy and CHP Officer that were wounded, for a safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 8, 2020

Rest in Peace Sgt Gitzwiller, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.


June 8, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I hope your family is able to find strength through this tough time.

Michael Page

June 8, 2020

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

June 8, 2020

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice to keep our country and your community safe. Rest in Peace Young Brother Gutzwiller. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department

June 8, 2020

Sergeant Gutzwiller, thank you for your long selfless dedication to keep your community safe. You will not get to see your child in the womb and your other child will grow without the love of their dad. Our Lord will reward you abundantly and He will take good care of your loved ones you've left behind. May He immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

June 8, 2020

God bless this brother of the blue and watch over his family.

Retried chief or police. Carl Cassady
Frost police department

June 8, 2020

God bless this officer and protect his family.

Retried chief or police Carl Cassady
Frost police

June 8, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

June 8, 2020

Rest in peace peaceSergeant Damon Gutzwiller. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

June 8, 2020

This man was so kind UCSC daughter who was volunteering at the Coroner's department. He would joke with her and have sandwiches with her.[think starving college student] May he rest in God"s arm and may his family know what an amazing man he was. My heart breaks

Fiona Engler

June 8, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

June 7, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller. Please know we are eternally grateful for Damon’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Gutzwiller, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department, California for Damon’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant Gutzwiller’s wife and two children.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

June 7, 2020

Gutzwiller family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Sergeant Gutzwiller thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty

Res.Sgt Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Police Department

June 7, 2020

Bless this man and his family who was so kind to my UcSc daughter during her volunteer time with the Sherriff/Coroner's department. He was a great officer but more importantly a good man.

Fiona Engler

June 7, 2020

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office May you find peace in Heaven with all your fallen Brothers and Sisters. God Bless all the men and women of all Our Law Enforcement Agencies. We offer our prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your Family members, friends, and co-workers. May God Bless and keep you and your Family.

Ptl. Richard Gray
NYC Highway Patrol 3 (retired)

June 7, 2020

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