Gonzalo Carrasco Obituary, Death – Gonzalo Carrasco Jr., a police officer in Selma, Alabama, was slain on the job. The death of Selma Police Officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr. has left the city in grief. On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Officer Carrasco passed away as a consequence of injuries sustained in the line of duty. He had been serving and protecting the people of Selma.
Mayor Scott Robertson lamented the loss of a “heroic police officer” who “sacrificed his life in the line of duty while attempting to keep all of us safe” yesterday. “He was trying to keep all of us safe when he offered his life,”
the mayor said. “We will never forget the sacrifice that this officer made, and our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones as well as our Police Department, City, and Town,” he said. The city of Selma appreciates the widespread show of solidarity from communities around the Valley and the state. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department will provide mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies through Thursday evening, and the City will continue to provide its employees with access to emotional support choices.
Proud to be the son of farmworkers, Gonzalo pursued further education and, finally, enrolled in a police training program. In his hometown of Reedley, California, Officer Carrasco served as a Police Explorer before deciding to pursue a career in law enforcement. After finishing police training in 2020, he volunteered as a Reserve Officer for the Selma Police Department the following year. Gonzalo’s contagious smile and humor, as well as his undying dedication to the Selma Police Department, will be remembered fondly by his family there.
We shall miss Gonzalo very much. Gonzalo only leaves behind his mother Veronica, father Gonzalo Sr., sisters Alma and Paola, brother Christopher, and girlfriend. A memorial fund has been established by the Fresno County Deputy Sheriff’s Association to aid the Selma Police Officer’s Association. All money donated will be sent to Officer Carrasco’s family via the Fresno County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. The Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s Selma POA Memorial Fund may be contacted at 1360 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, California 93721, and is where donations should be directed.