Homegrown commander leads the charge to solve cold cases at Santa Ana Police Department


Unsolved and cold-case murders are among the worst police come across. Without a killer caught, without resolution, the loss lingers. It is the pain carved across faces, the catches in voices, glassy and tearing eyes, grief without surcease — these are the things that wrench at the soul. These very human aspects are what inspired Santa Ana Police Commander Jose Gonzalez to lead the launch of “For the Record: A Homicide Spotlight” in August 2020, after he was named special investigations commander in the Santa Ana Police Department. The “For the Record” feature is just one of the laundry list…

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