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Police Officer Jose Teodoro Gonzalez

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, March 28, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Jose Teodoro Gonzalez

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Mark Mottola

March 28, 2020

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Wow 25 yrs that you have been gone. I miss you my friend! I think about you a lot. Where would you be today? What a wonderful person you were. Till we meet again.


June 6, 2014

Officer Gonzalez,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Metro-Dade County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 28, 2014

I will always remember our time together growing up, its been many years since we lost you but I will never forget our freindship.

Jose Clemente

May 18, 2013

I also think of you and miss you alot in my life, you were a wonderful friend. RIP


August 3, 2012

Heroes live forever, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Gonzalez.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

March 28, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Gonzalez, your dedication will not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2011

Continue to rest in peace hero, we will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


March 28, 2011

There has not been a day that has gone by when I have not thought of you.
When I moved to Miami from Fargo,N.D. You and the "guys" watched out for me.
When you would come into the sub shop it was always a ray of sunshine. You taught me to never judge others. When you and Andy stayed under a car for many hours and I made a comment about the "bad guys" you told me." Don't ever judge someone when you have not walked in their shoes. I live by those words to this day....
I still have your picture your C/O brought me and the sketch I did for you but never got to give it to you that night....
I know there is a very special place for you. I know you have one in my heart and so many people's hearts.
I pray for you and your family. And I look forward to the day we meet again..
Thank you "Little Joe" for being a big influence in my life.
God bless you! And your family......


October 21, 2009

Jose Gonzalez, you are always reembered my dear friend. We met while both worked at the bank as tellers, told me this is was not for him,that he was leaving to do what he had alwaysloved to do, protect and control crime. God bless him in eternity.


August 11, 2009

I met Jose when we were teenagers and stayed friends thru out the years. He passed away when i was pregnant with my second son Alex. He would come visit me at work with his bike when I was pregnant. He was always a good friend to me. I constantly have him in my thoughts and prayers.
He will always be missed. I miss you my friend.

Ana Medina


August 10, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary of your death. 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officers Larry Lasater

March 28, 2009



February 26, 2008

"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
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

December 14, 2007

Thank you Officer for your service and as a latino officer I praise you.

July 5, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

June 21, 2006

On behalf of the Latino Officers Association Florida we wish to express our deepest condolence to the family and the rank and file.

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for
his friends." John 15:13

God bless

President LOA-FLA

Ofc .Alexander Martinez
Miami Dade

March 4, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 20, 2004

I met Jose while he was going through the academy together with a good friend of my husband's. Is so sad to see that he was also killed in line of duty.

God Bless you always

terry miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

April 9, 2004

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