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Officer Hugo Olazar | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Hugo Olazar

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Saturday, September 2, 1989
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Reflections for Officer Hugo Olazar

 

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 24, 2015

09/02/89. We will never forget.

Ron Banta
SFPD
September 2, 2013

22 years is tomorrow. We havent forgotten. Your flag goes up on Tuesday.

Sergeant Ronald E. Banta #2251
San Francisco Police Department Tactical Company Canine Unit
September 1, 2012

I knew Hugo professionally, however his wife Denise was a friend. Hugo and his family are often in my thoughts.

Dave Nelson
San Mateo County Sheriff Ret.
November 6, 2011

09/02/1989 RIP HUGO. We will never forget you. Your flag goes up tonight.

Every cop in America
Brother in Arms
September 2, 2011

Many thanks to those of you who took the time to post a reflection. As the 22nd anniversary approaches I can't help but remember what we were doing way back when Ashley was only 6 1/2 months old. Those were very happy times...

Tomorrow will be 22 years since Hugo left us so suddenly. Ashley is 22 1/2 years old now and a college graduate from Sonoma State. Mom and Pop Olazar are still going strong-brother Christian is a proud fire fighter in San Mateo. We lost brother Rick to cancer four years ago. Many of Hugo's CHP friends have retired recently.
All the best to our brothers and sisters in law enforcement-be safe! Fondly, Denise

Denise Olazar
Widow
September 1, 2011

Twenty one years ago today you got snatched away from us. No, we haven't forgotten.

Anonymous
September 3, 2010

Hugo,
I have seen you name on the section of I280 when I return to Daly City, but just found your story today. Two officers from West Memphis AR joined you yesterday. Take care of them with the same smile and friendship you shared with me.

Dennis Pope
High School Friend & Team mate
May 21, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Olazar. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
October 22, 2009

Hugo,

On 09/01/2009, we attached an American flag to your Memorial sign on the spot where you were killed 20 years earlier. It flew for the entire day of the 2nd causing people to slow, pause and reflect on your sacrifice.

20 years later and your are still not forgotten.

Anonymous
September 5, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I hope to meet your family at a COPS function one day.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
September 2, 2009

Hugo, so much time has gone by since you left us that horrible night. Being one of the first "Chippies" to arrive at the crash, I will never, ever forget what I saw. I've been retired now almost four years and will never forget your humor, your smile, and the joke book that Denise bought you just before you left. I know you are still looking out for Denise and Ashley up there. You are probably the Commissioner of Heaven's Highway Patrol now. Always remember, "Pin on the badge, strap on the gun, and your a lawman." Rest in peace my friend.

Officer William A Wetzel-Retired
CHP
June 1, 2009

hugo was a great guy, worked with him at Pacifica PD. Denise, if you read this, please feel free to contact me. He'll always be remembered. Jeanne

Anonymous
May 30, 2009

Hugo,

You don't know me and I didn't know you, but I was there when you were killed. It was almost 20 years ago and still hurts just as much. I bumped into your partner the other day. We didn't talk about it, but we both knew. I put a new CHP patch up on the Wall in DC every year for you.

You are gone but not forgotten. I remind the new guys about what happened to you. Everytime I throw a salute at a cop funeral, I hold it up there for an extra second in your honor.

You were killed while helping some unknown people out. The good people out there thank you for that.

Anonymous
April 8, 2009

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
November 21, 2007

Hey Brother Hugo !! Can't believe it's been nearly 18 years since you were taken from us. I met your sister in law last summer and she showed me a picture of your baby girl.. all grown up and as bueatiful as you were handsome.. Truly daddy's girl !!.. Please keep resting easy knowing you are still very loved and badly missed by ALL !!

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.
August 31, 2007

I met Hugo when he entered Monroe School in San Francisco and went thru elementary and Westmoor high school with Hugo and his brother Ricardo. Hugo was a great guy and certainly didn't deserve this life ending event.

Rest in piece my friend.

Martin K.


School Friend
March 17, 2007

What a senseless tragedy!

Officer Olazar, thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO
September 18, 2006

rest in peace ...you will never be forgotten...

ofc.skip roberson
September 2, 2004

 
 

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