Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Eloy Flores Gonzales

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 15, 1977

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Reflections for Police Officer Eloy Flores Gonzales

I love you tio, your a hero!

Nephew, Elijah Gonzales
Nephew

October 8, 2020

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)

August 15, 2020

My father JOSEPH CANO FLORES was at home with all of us FLORES kids in Oracle, Arizona when we received the news of cousin Eloy, getting shot, I had never seen my dad cry so much, besides the time when his brother, my uncle Jimmy Flores and his whole family died in a car accident. Cousin Eloy all the way to just before my father's death he spoke of you both as U.S. Marines and the love you both shared for God, Corps and Country.
Rest in peace cousin Eloy .

The Flores Family in Washington State

Rodney Frank Flores
Marie Flores
Joseph Paul Flores
Joshua Gabriel Flores

SSG(Retired) R. FRANK FLORES
Cousin

April 13, 2018

STAFF SERGEANT (RETIRED)
COUSIN

April 14, 2018

Rest in Peace Police Officer Eloy Flores Gonzales. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of San Antonio, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray the scum who murdered you burns forever in hell.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 13, 2016

My father JOSEPH CANO FLORES was at home with all of us FLORES kids in Oracle, Arizona when we received the news of cousin Eloy, getting shot, I had never seen my dad so much, besides the time when his brother, my uncle Jimmy Flores and his whole family died in a car accident. Eloy all the way to just before my father's death. ..he spoke of you both being U.S. Marines and the love you both shared for God, Corps and coutry.
Rest in peace cousin Eloy .

The Flores Family in Washington State

Rodney Frank Flores
Marie Flores
Joseph Paul Flores
Joshua Gabriel Flores

SSG R. FRANK FLORES
Cousin

July 31, 2016

Eloy, was just thinking about you at work today. You were such a big-brother figure and role model in my life. I'll always remember, as a little boy, when you came by the house and let us see the inside of a real police car. Little things like that are treasured memories. May your soul rest peacefully. Your cousin, Bill.

Bill Cortez, Senior Deputy Marshal
Dallas Marshal's Office

March 19, 2015

Cousin, you are still missed and remembered by all who knew you. You, your brothers and I, all played together as children, so, I know the kind of man you grew up to be. Thank you for your service as a U.S. Marine, during Viet Nam, God Bless, you and rest in peace, my brother in arms.

Sam Gonzales Sr. Deputy US Marshal
US Marshals Service

December 30, 2014

Eloy and your family, I'm writing a memoir of my police service as a helicopter pilot in San Antonio, Texas, where I flew the funeral procession - several miles long - that honored you. It was my privilege to work in your Six Section for a year, begining about six months after your death. Be assured that your fellow officers thought about you then and haven't forgotten you to this day. The love they had for you was obvious. Rest in peace.

Billy Anders - retired Captain
SAPD

January 12, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 21, 2013

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 25, 2008

It has been a long 28 yrs since that hot August night, I still remenber the call for officer down (shot) coming out. You are missed

Police Officer
San Antonio

August 19, 2005

Officer Gonzales, no fallen officer should be without a reflection.
Your bravery on this day can only be measured in immortality as you dwell in the house of the Lord.
You are a Hero, and you are not forgotten.

Retired police officer Gonzalez

September 20, 2004

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