Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Oreste E. Gonzalez

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 8, 1953

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Reflections for Patrolman Oreste E. Gonzalez

Thank you for your service and please know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

October 8, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Gonzalez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2020

Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 8, 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 60th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 4, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Gonzalez. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

As we approach the 57th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice please know we in the CPD will remember you always. You are a hero.

Detective Thomas Downes

October 4, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 8, 2009

Oct. 8, 2008

Uncle Oreste it's 55 years ago today that we lost you. You are remembered in my prayers always. My son Officer Steven Zourkas Star 165 of the Niles,IL P.D and my great nephew Sean are now in Heaven with you. Keep watch over all of us, Love and miss you all.

Your Niece Elaine


October 8, 2008

Today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 8, 2007

Uncle Oreste,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep watch with Steven over all of us and your brothers and sisters in blue.

Love and miss you,
Your niece Elaine


October 7, 2007

Uncle Oreste it's 53 years ago today that you where taken from us. I think of you often.You are in my daily prayers. Love and miss you.

Love Always Elaine


October 7, 2006

Rest in Peace, P.O. Gonzalez. We carry on the struggle in memory of those who have fallen.

Chicago P.D.

September 26, 2006

Dad and Husband,
We miss and love you. You are always in our prayers and hearts.
Helen and Pam.

Daughter and Wife

October 9, 2005

Uncle Oreste
We just got a computer and I wanted to remember you on this day Oct,8th.I was only 10 when you left us to go to heaven but I remember that day and you as if it where yesterday.I think of you often and I remember you in my nightly prayers ever since that day.
My son Steven now joins you in heaven. He was a Niles Police officer #165, I've told him about you many times. I'm sure when he met you in heaven you welcomed him with open arms. Please take care of my Steven for me.
Love always, Elaine.


October 8, 2005

Almost 52 years later, we remember you and thanks to the ODMP, we will never forget. Officer Gonzales, rest in peace.

Rosa Waters
Mother of Michael Waters
EOW: September 11, 2003

August 31, 2005

Rest In Peace, Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We will carry on the fine tradtion of the department

Police Officer
Chicago Police

February 13, 2005

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