Thousands of law enforcement officials from across the state gathered with area residents Thursday morning to honor Selma Police Officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr. 

Carrasco, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, Jan. 31, was remembered as an enthusiastic and passionate law enforcer and a beloved and optimistic son and husband.

“He was a good man and now he’s a hero,” said Congressman Jim Costa (CA-21) in his eulogy at Fresno's Selland Arena.

Law enforement vehicles file by Selland Arena in Fresno for the funeral of fallen Selma Police Officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr. Thursday.


Parker Bowman is a lifestyles reporter and editor for the Hanford Sentinel. He can be reached by email at, or by calling his office phone at 559-583-2432.

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