Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Raul Paul Elizondo

North Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Monday, January 30, 1995

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Reflections for Officer Raul Paul Elizondo

Officer Elizondo,
Just wanted to say that I think of your family often and pray for them. I was a friend of your brother in high school and remember working out all the time. I was renewing my CCW permit on the LVMPD website and couldn't find your name then remembered you were with NLVPD. I grew up in NLV and my parents still live there. I live in Henderson NV now and have many friends in Law Enforcement. I am grateful for your service and your sacrifice! I pray for you and your family!

Edwin Seastrunk
Friend of Brother

March 10, 2021

Praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine Clifford, Mother
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

January 30, 2020

Officer Elizondo,
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 North Las Vegas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 30, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Elizondo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

Raul was very proud of his up bringing by his loving and strong mother. He loved and cared for his brother and sister.
He loved helping out with the wrestling team. He had a great sense of humor.
He also wanted to get married and have children.
Miss sitting next to you during briefing making fun.

ALWAYS

Irene

Irene

March 13, 2019

Raul was very proud of his up bringing by his loving and strong mother. He loved and cared for his brother and sister.
He loved helping out with the wrestling team. He had a great sense of humor.
He also wanted to get married and have children.
Miss sitting next to you during briefing making fun.
ALWAYS

Irene

Patrol
NLVPD

March 13, 2019

Raul, I think of you often it warms my heart. Thank you for your friendship and service. My nephew is now a police officer serving Las Vegas I'm so proud of him and I pray every day for him and all officers. Rest in peace my friend.

Mary / Civilian
Friend

February 17, 2017

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 8, 2017

I was the respiratory therapist that was working in the trauma unit at umc that worked on officer Elizondo when they brought him in. The doctors and I tried very hard to save him but he already was gone. I also want to know when the ceremony is since I miss it every year

i amn not a policemanmy name isjerry
shmuckler

March 12, 2015

Raul,i was shocked to learn of your passing. You were a tremendous inspiration to me during our high school years and the time we shared together as team mates. I will never forget you big guy! rest in peace my friend!

Todd Lownsbery
Potterville MI
APRIL 21, 2013

Todd Lownsbery
Friend

April 21, 2013

Hero's may fall but will never be forgotten. RIP Sir, a true hero.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 30, 2012

I just discovered this website tonight as I began searching on behalf of my brother Raul and the tragic event that occurred in 1995 that took him from us. I can't help but come to tears as I read postings here about how Raul had influenced so many people. This was truly a tragic end to a great man who had endless potential in his life in front of him. As I continue to fight off the thought that he was taken from us, I hold faith in understanding his purpose in life and how he fulfilled it. I love you Raul and miss you more than anyone could ever know. Time cannot heal a senseless end to a life that had become so empowered and caring. You live through our smiles, laughter, tears, and devotion to those around us that we love and who love us. I know I will see you again.

Robert R Elizondo
Family

November 28, 2011

Seems like yesterday I was on a ride along with you listening to how very seriously you took your career, hopeing for the opportunity to be a brother in blue. I can't believe I've been on the job for 13 years now and how much I miss your tales. I am a better policeman for having known you.

Evan L. Carney
UNLV Police Dept., Nv

August 27, 2011

I was just talking about you with my son John who is now a grown man of 30. He was reflecting on the special man you were and the positive loving influence you were for him in his pre and early teens. You are gone by certainly not forgotten. We miss your wonderful presence.

Marcia West
Friend

May 27, 2011

Officer Elizondo,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of North Las Vegas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

January 30, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm, also those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

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

January 29, 2010

Raul....I appreciate your duty and sacrafice to our nation. I never met you, but knew your brother Robert. Robert gave me a button with your photo on it, handed out to officers after you lost your life in the line of duty. The button is prominately displayed at my desk in the police department as a daily reminder of both you, and the sacrafice made by officers across this nation. I pray that your family has found peace in life without you.

Officer R. Emary
Chandler, Az PD

April 11, 2009

To the family and friends of Officer Raul Elizondo and his fellow officers in the North Las Vegas Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Raul's memory on the thirteenth anniversary of the day Raul so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Raul gave to his community and the citizens of Nevada, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 30, 1995.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

January 31, 2009

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin Police Department

August 13, 2008

A hero is never forgotten. RIP Brother in Blue.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

June 28, 2008

I may not have known you but as i was reading the Relections left by others around and even here in the Valley, I wish that i could have got the chance to know you, but again as i read in the comments i know that you were a very good officer.

LVMPD-EXPLORER
Las Vegas Metro

February 17, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 27, 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
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

December 11, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 12th anniversary of your EOW. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

January 30, 2007

Officer Elizondo, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for serving as an officer. R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
EPSO (Colorado)

January 30, 2007

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