Margarito “Max” P. Gonzales, Ret. Deputy
Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office, CA
Member NLPOA Santa Clara County Chapter, CA
End of Watch October 22, 2021

Max Gonzales served in U.S. Army from 1965-1967 and was in the 66th Military Police Company. Max obtained B.A. Degree in Sociology from San Jose State University in 1974. Max worked was a Deputy Sheriff for Santa Clara County, California, from 1973 to 1994. Max worked at the Elmwood Jail, worked in Patrol, in the Court Liaison unit, and as Court Security Deputy. Max Gonzales was an early member of the National Latino Peace Officers Association from 1974 until 1994. NLPOA Member Max Gonzales paved the way for many minorities to join law enforcement in the early years. Max filed a discrimination lawsuit against the department and won, reducing minority employment discrimination practices. Margarito “Max” P. Gonzales Thank You for Your Service.

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