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Officer Larry James Stewart | Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer

Larry James Stewart

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch: Thursday, February 12, 1976
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Reflections for Officer Larry James Stewart

 

I was a Honolulu Police Rookie working on the same shift as Larry the night he was killed. Although I was not at the scene that night I vividly recall the horror and sadness when we were informed of Larry's passing. I also recall being at the funeral and seeing a tour bus pull up that had been hired by the nightclub "Bobby McGees" where Larry had lost his life. When the bus arrived at the cemetary a large number of workers from Bobby McGees got off and joined in honoring Larry that day. Larry was a great guy and great cop. May he Rest in Peace.

Jack Zalewski, former HPD Officer &Sgt
Former Honolulu Police Department
December 14, 2014

Sean, I had known that Larry had been in the HPD and had left - later to re-join. I actually met him when he sold me the Pontiac Le Mans that I used as my subsidized police car. From that moment we became best friends. The last time I was to see him before tragedy struck was at the DMV working security. I don't know if that was extra duty or he was assigned the post on his watch. I always think of Larry. At the funeral I had a hard time keeping my composure and stood a fair distance from the burial ceremony.

Eddie Lopez
ex HPD, badge 1523
June 25, 2014

Hey Larry. I was working sector 5 when our sergeant called for all officers to meet with him. He broke the news of your passing. I was devastated. You were a good friend. I'll always remember you, even 38 years after you left us.
Lest we forget.

Eddie Lopez
HPD, 71 to 76
May 5, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
January 28, 2013

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

Officer 11169
April 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. .

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 13, 2012

For three years you were a loving step-father to me and my brother, Mike. Today,as I saluted an officer killed in the line of duty in Kalamazoo, Michigan, I saluted you too. Thank you for loving us like your own.

Anonymous
April 26, 2011

Officer Stewart, thank you for your service and dedication.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal
October 13, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
February 9, 2008

"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
October 10, 2007

I serve currently in your department in a different era, but write these words humbly and with a deep respect for the life you sacrificed during your tour of duty.

The memory surrounding the circumstances of your death live on, and is felt by every generation of officer in the Honolulu Police Department. You are not forgotten sir.

Sergeant Andrew Lum
Honolulu Police Department
February 12, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha e Officer Larry James Stewart,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page, gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family; one `Ohana. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

Officer Larry James Stewart, God Bless you. You are a hero. You are`Ohana. Hawai`i embraces you as one of their own. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers, peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today for you HAVE NOT been forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)
January 25, 2007

06/27/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Stewart.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.
June 27, 2004

Larry was my colleague, good friend and partner for a while in the
Honolulu Police Department in the 70s. He left the force only to return a
short time later, finding car sales boring. I remember in recruit school
(52nd HPD Recruit Class 1971), we were watching a film on child birth.
As the film depicted the baby's head coming through, I heard this
"thunk" to my left, turned in that direction, and saw Larry on the floor,
out cold. He received a standing round of applause on regaining
consciousness, and never lived the incident down. He was a man of
peace in a violent world, and we all suffer his loss.

God Bless you Larry

Aloha Ka Kou

Sean Ross

MPOI Kent M. "Sean" Ross
Honolulu Police Department
March 22, 2004

 
 

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