Officer Manuel Gonzalez

California Department Of Corrections

The crowd starts to gather
Upon the green grassy hill
All there to pay their respect
For the Officer whom was killed

The reason for his death
Was the badge upon his chest
Which he wore so proudly
Cause he was one of the best

All his family there wearing black
Honoring him for he gave his life
The folding of the America flag
Which was given to his wife

People standing with tears in their eyes
For his life was taken in his prime
His kids putting flowers on his casket
Others walking by for the last time

As the sun starts to set 
The casket lower in to the ground
The bugle starts to play
And taps is the final sound

In Memory of Officer Manuel Gonzalez


  ~~~R.L.WATFORD JR~~~

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