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Officer John Pedro | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

Officer

John Pedro

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Monday, June 3, 2002
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Reflections for Officer John Pedro

 

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo
June 4, 2017

"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

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
Texas
June 3, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state. 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you, especially your wife and daughter.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
June 3, 2010

Dear John,
In two days, sara and I will mark the 8th anniversary of your death. We miss you now as much as ever. Sara wrote you a letter yesterday on Memorial day...she is the sweetest thing...I wish you could see her. You would be so proud. You were a great man and a wonderful father and husband.
Love always,
Colleen and Sara xoxoxoxoxoxox

Colleen
Ret ofc. CHP
June 1, 2010

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

Officer 11169
October 22, 2009

John,
It is hard to believe that it has been 6 1/2 years, it still feels like yesterday that we got the news. Officer Down! There is still so much hurt and sadness that we all feel. I've talked to mom about the old day's when her children were all care-free. We still shed so many tears without you here John. Will we ever feel peace in our hearts again? We miss you more than words can say. We love you! Merry Christmas baby brother!

Tammy Pedro-Moniz
Sister aka Survivor
December 16, 2008

"All Roads - All Codes"

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Pedro, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD
June 3, 2008

Colleen & Sara-
Thinking of you and offering prayers of remembrance as you mark this day. Hugs to both of you!

Michelle Walker
Surviving Spouse, CHP Lt. Mike Walker
June 1, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

Hey John. Just thinking of ya on this day of you leaving us 5 years ago.. I know you are in a better place but we miss ya! Keep resting in peace Commercial Man !!

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol..RET
June 3, 2007

Officer Pedro,

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department
June 3, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Pedro. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia
June 3, 2007

Offc Pedro has not left, he's just gone home to The Lord..G-d Bless.


June 3, 2007

Officer Pedro, I came up on your story on the PORAC Law Enforcement News.I read that you used to like in participatin'on the intense discussions on the fine points of LE as well as on truthfulness issues.I know that you handled your job with commitment & Integrity.Hope one day shake your hands :-)

Hugs
CE Lima CCRPV # 2906

Ptl Lima
CCRPV # 2906
August 18, 2006

A man remembered with love and respect never dies but continues to live on in the hearts and minds of others.


June 3, 2006

John,

I went to Washington D.C. for the Peace Officer Memorial. I found your name, made a rubbing and left you a patch. Others had left you pictures.

You are gone, but not forgotten!

CTC 3-89, Company B....Hit 'em hard, Hit 'em right!

Dana

Sgt. Dana Sampson
California Highway Patrol
May 19, 2006

To my cousin I have just now heard of your death and am sorry very sadened by this I also have lost my brother your cousin Loren Gray. I very much would like to be able to get in contact with my Family this is very big tragedy for my mom Viola gray to have lost her son and her nephew . Please know that we are trying to find jhon sisters. God bless you all Please help reunite this family

cousin
March 19, 2006

I didn't know Officer Pedro well, but remember him as a professional officer who was the epitome of the California Highway Patrol. Every time I stop by the CHP office, see the commercial enforcement truck or go to traffic court, I think of him and wish he was still here. Rest in peace, brother.

Deputy Sheriff
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office
August 18, 2004

To Officer Pedro, I pray that God will bless and comfort your loved ones. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Bless you.

Cheryl Stall Chamberlain
Widow of Boise Police Officer
Mark Stall EOW 9/20/97


February 20, 2004

Dear John,
December 3, 2003

Another Christmas is coming around, this marks the second one without you. How sad I feel having to write to you this way, I wish I could just pick up the phone and hear your voice. I am and have always been very proud of you Bro.
God Bless your soul.
Love and Miss You,
Kath

Kathy Allen
Sister of John Pedro
December 3, 2003

uncle john,
i really miss you. Thanksgiving wasn't the same without you, Christmas won't be either. mommy, grammy, and auntie miss you too. Sara and Colleen are doing ok, but they are missing you too.
i love you,
misha

niece of John Pedro, Marisha Colegrove
December 2, 2003

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Tonight, June 3, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Officer John Pedro who died on this date one year ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Pedro's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of you God Speed Bro

State Trooper
Tennessee Highway Patrol

My prayers are lifted up for the family of Officer John Pedro. I pray for God's peace and grace to be with you.

Denise Nichols
Surviving spouse of Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols
EOW 02/17/2002


 
 

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