Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Edwardo M. Gonzales

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, August 28, 1995

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Reflections for Deputy Edwardo M. Gonzales

I still remember getting together for a study group with you during the CORRECTIONS accedemy and meeting your family. Over 30 years but I still think of you. Thank you for impacting my life.

20 years Las Vegas---7 MCSO

October 5, 2021

Wishing you a happy heavenly birthday


August 5, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

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

August 28, 2020

Deputy Gonzales,
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 Maricopa County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 28, 2020

Eddie, you perished on my watch, sir. For that I ask for your forgiveness. I should have taught you better. I tried and we were a still a work in progress. I suspect your "life contract" was just shorter than many of ours.

I no longer carry the guilt of a young rookie dying in the manner you did. I carry the fond memories of your engagement, dedication to truly protect and serve, and your continual support of your squad and us all.

You perished doing what you loved doing. It was evident every day that you had finally found your calling, and at a much younger age than most of us. You did your job well, always to the best of your abilities and what more can anyone ever ask of another person? You always tried to do the right thing and for that we all admired and respected you. I still do.

I hope to see you again on the other side. Until then, Semper Fi.

Sergeant Russell Kimball
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

July 9, 2016

Patrick, you were the sun, stars and moon in our squad sky. Even after you were taken from us I recall asking, "What would Pat do?"

Of course this saying comes a from an old television show but when we were under fire you were always beside me, sir. Often, we were back to back fighting against all odds.

If I couldn't figure it out, you could and did. We relied on you as I'm sure God relies on you now guarding the gates of heaven or certainly a higher spiritual plane.

I miss you, brother.

Sergeant Russell Kimball
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

July 9, 2016

May your family find peace after 20 years of heart ache and sorrow. My brother (Michael Corey McInnis of San Antonio ,TX PD)was killed on the exact same day and I still cannot get over the fact he is gone. Pain never goes away.

God bless....

LCDR McInnis

August 27, 2015

I went through the Detention Academy Class 703 with Eduardo, he made all of laugh even when it got really stressful. I was able to retire as a Detention Officer after 20 years service. Deputy Gonzales gave everything in his service to the county.

Detention Officer Gregory Miller A4505
MCSO Detention

April 25, 2015

I knew "LaLo" from way back in our HS Days and the teen dances in Glendale... I dated his brother Tony...he would always tell me " I should have been his sister-in-law.." I miss his smile..

Irene Gonzalez
Long time Friend

June 6, 2014

I was just thinking about Eddie and how much he helped me run those mountains and hills in the academy. Just when I thought I couldn't run another step, Eddie would double back and hold out the bottom corner of this his t-shirt and told me hang on and keep running. This was a daily event for us. I can't tell you how many shirts of his I ruined. I remember his voice and how he used to say "keep running "See Grooves"- (a variation of my last name) It will be 20 years September 12- 2013, since we graduated from Phoenix Regional Academy- class 251- Eddie- You were an inspiration, a good person and I was blessed to have known you.

Lieutenant K. Seagraves
Maricopa County SO

April 30, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 6, 2012


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

July 9, 2012

prayers are with friends and family on this anniversary of his passing. may comfort find them and peace fill their hearts.

Nancy McCrary-Jones
daughter of Bobby Joe McCrary- fallen on August 28 1995 Mississippi

August 28, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, 15th 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. I pray for the solace of those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 28, 2010

I have been visiting this site almost everyday for the last 10 years and each time I think of my friends I have lost. Gonzo is at the top of that list, as we went through the academy together. We have lost others from our class and none will be forgotten. I cleary remember the day Gonzo passed and remember the state of shock and disbelief as I heard the news and attended the funeral. That carries on today and I can not beleive it has been 14 years.
More important than the job we have done is our families for whom we do the job. To Gonzo's wife, I want you to know you and your children were always on Eduardo's mind, in his thoughts and words. There was never a time we spoke in which he did not have something to say about you. His love for you and your children was clearly evident. There was always a smile on his face when he spoke of your family and he made it clear he was becoming a deputy for you. Time will never heal your wounds but I wanted you to know you are not alone. I apologize because I have wanted to leave this reflection for you for 14 years and for some unknown reason never did.
The police academy binds a class of souls together for life. Gonzo and I went to diffrent areas of the valley after graduation and I did not see much of him after that, but he and your family will always be on my mind and in my thoughts and prayers.

Tim Priore

October 15, 2009

Deputy Gonzales and I worked at the Madison ST. Jail when we were Detention Officers. 14 years have passed today, and we miss you, Rest in Peace.

T F Trejo
Former MCSO Detention

August 28, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Gonzales,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Maricopa County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 28, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 14, 2007

I was a member of the Posse back then. I worked on Deputy Gonzales's squad quite frequently. It was a privilege to know you sir. You are missed and not forgotten.

W. Smith, NREMT
Southwest Ambulance

April 5, 2007

Rest in Peace, Deputy Gonzales. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

Every time I stand at the footsteps of the Madison Street Jail I remember all of the good times I spent working with a great bunch of Officers. You always stood out above the rest. We would spend the evenings getting down to business and then when it was pot luck day we would always count on you to provide one of your spectular mexican dishes!! I remember the day you passed on just like if it were yesterday. May you rest with the angeles. Lt. Evie Nunez

Lt. E. Nunez

August 30, 2006


August 11, 2006

They say to keep someone alive you do so by thinking of them daily.It seems like yesterday since your accident and it is almost your 11th anniversary since you were taken from us lalo. I think of you all the time and thank the lord to have known such a kind and special person. I dont know how many people know of this website and I know you made a difference to so many of your friends and family that they would like to also express your thoughts.I hope to see more reflections someday.
Always Stephanie.

July 3, 2006

You are not forgotten...........

Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office

March 14, 2006

I remember Deputy Gonzales, I was a member of the posse back then. And still to this date I remember him treating me like one of his own. Thank you, you are missed.

Officer J. Lynch
Arizona Dept. Of Corrections

May 10, 2005

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