Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gonzalo Carrasco, Jr.

Selma Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Reflections for Police Officer Gonzalo Carrasco, Jr.

Rest in peace. My condolences go out to your family. May god help them though this tough time for them. Thank you for your service.

Recruit Al Sd

February 26, 2023

Currently a recruit for a SoCal agency. Your age is what stuck out and really hit a chord with me. We may not have known each other, but I keep your family in my prayers. To your family who may read this, he is a hero in every meaning of the word and as a total stranger to him, I have a deep respect for the bravery he held to take up this profession.

Recruit Andres Muniz

February 26, 2023

Rest in peace. Extremely sad lost, at just a young age. Thank you for your service, and prayers to the family left behind

Recruit Trainee Class 465 Litzi Soto
Los Angeles Sheriff Department

February 26, 2023

Rest in Peace sir. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Police Recruit David Aguirre
Culver City PD

February 26, 2023

RIP Thank you for your service!

Recruit Tui Mapuatuli

February 26, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Carrasco, Jr. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Selma Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 24, 2023

Officer Carrasco is my hero. He helped someone who was scared, and he died knowing that. He might not have had any time to react, but he took the bullet for all other officers and any other civilian that might have tried to help that lady. He took the ultimate price, and he will be remembered as someone that went down with honor. I hope that his first born will come into this world and know that their dad died for what is right. Officer Carrasco, you will be remembered.

Nichole Clark

February 23, 2023

Rest well, Gonzalo. You are a hero who gave it all you had. Your Selma PD brothers have a brand new Guardian Angel riding on their shoulders now.

Chaplain Jim Taylor
Kingsburg PD

February 16, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer Gonzalo Carrasco. I am so very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Carrasco will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

February 15, 2023

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 12, 2023

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Gonzalo Carrasco on their tragic loss while he was in the line of duty. May our Lord give them the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Police Officer Gonzalo Carrasco for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

February 9, 2023

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 9, 2023

Rest in Peace Officer Carrasco. You served your department with honor and distinction. Until Valhalla.

SFC William L Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret.

February 8, 2023

Till Valhalla Officer Carrasco...condolences to your family and colleagues.

Officer Kevin Jefferson
Gulfport Police Department, Mississippi

February 8, 2023

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

February 8, 2023

R.I.P Officer Gonzalo Carrasco

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

February 8, 2023

RIP 8463 CHP

Scott B. Benedict
California Highway Patrol

February 7, 2023

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Prayers for you and your family


Rest in Peace Brother

Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

February 7, 2023

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 7, 2023

Rest In Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

February 6, 2023

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

February 5, 2023

A cop's cop to the very end, serving his community and facing the evil that some pretend does not exist.

To the family and loved ones of Officer Gonzalo Carrasco, my sincere condolences on the loss of a fine man. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.

And to the officers of the Selma Police Department, stay strong and know we support you.

Sgt. James Mair
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept (Ret.)

February 5, 2023

Officer Carrasco, our world is full of evil people, and yet, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing, especially your parents and for your baby who will never know the love of a father. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

February 5, 2023

Officer Carrasco,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain Pittsburgh PD

February 4, 2023

Heart broken. Rest in Peace.

Agent Robert Chavez

February 4, 2023

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