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Officer Loren Cornwell Roosevelt | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


Loren Cornwell Roosevelt

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 5, 1946
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Reflections for Officer Loren Cornwell Roosevelt


"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
June 5, 2017

Many do not know that they are watching a dramatization of your EOW event when they watch the film "He Walked by Night" (the film that started the radio and television series "Dragnet").

While "names were changed to protect the innoscent", more should know about your sacrifice...and how your story lead many into Law Enforcement and into Crime Scene Investigation, both by the film that dramatized your death, and the series it spawned.

Thank you sir for your service, and may G-D continue to guide your progeny so many years later.

Rev Dr John Benjamin David Tatum DD PhD
Interagency Chaplain
November 7, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 6, 2015

You served your tour with incredible honor may you rest in peace my brother.

C/O 84804
March 18, 2015

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue
April 17, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th 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 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
June 5, 2012

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

Officer 11169
October 22, 2009

Although I was only 5 years old when you gave your life, you will never be forgotten

Bill Mann, Civilian
August 1, 2009

Been many years since you left us brother but you know The Blue and Gold NEVER forgets our own !!.." RATHER THAN SWERVE FROM THE PATH OF DUTY" is what you were all about. Keep resting easy highwayman !!

Calif Hwy Patrol.RET
June 5, 2007

You are a true hero to us all. God bless you for your service and sacrifice.

St. Louis City Police
June 5, 2005

My stepdad Erwin Walker was the man who shot and killed Loren Roosevelt. Officer Roosevelt was shot 9 times but continued to pursue Erwin Walker until he crashed his patrol car. On his deathbed he was able to say goodbye to his wife and asked if they had caught the suspect. A movie was later made about the incident as well as the crime spree of murder and robbery by Erwin Walker entitled "He Walks by Night" This film is still popular today as "film noir". Erwin Walker was sentenced to death but was later aquited by reason of insanity. He was released in the 1970's on a technicality. This was a huge case in The State of California for many years. Ironicly MY FATHER was a California Highway Patrolmen as well. I write this reflection as a tribute to Officer Roosevelt. Officer Roosevelt symoblizes the selfless giving that every fallen officer makes without any gaurantee that justice will be done for him. Officer Roosevelt truly gave all without closure or justice. For that I give him my love and respect and my sincerest apologizes for what Erwin Walker has done to he and his family.

Keith Owen
Las Vegas Nv

March 21, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.
April 14, 2004

Thank you sir for protecting each of us. Thank you for your service to all and standing in honor of the position you walked each day your badge went on.


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