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Officer Ryan Keith Goto | Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer

Ryan Keith Goto

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 23, 2003
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Reflections for Officer Ryan Keith Goto

 

Big Brother,

Many years have passed and it's just like it was yesterday. I miss you and think of you all the time. Wish you were here to see me and the kids. I Know you watch over me everyday. Love you always your sister.

Love Always,
Lesley, Anthony, and Ethan

Lesley R. Goto
Sister
December 30, 2012

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 27, 2012

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

Officer 11169
April 7, 2012

Ryan, I was thinking about you the other day and the good times I had with you and our study group in the 109th at Ke Kula Maka'i. Though I didn't graduate with you and our friends and chose a different path in Law Enforcement, I cannot forget the friendship that we forged that will forever stay with me in my heart. I know we will see each other one day again.....Aloha Pumehana, Dave

Sergeant Dave Han
Marion County Sheriff's Office, Indiana
October 17, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th 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. I pray for the solace of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. What a tragic accident!

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 24, 2010

My Brother:
A long time since I've gotten the nerve to look back. Ray say's when I'm mad I look just like you and I start to cry because I miss you. I miss Mom. I heard that my recently deceased cat loves you. I think you'd be proud of me now that overcome much. Send me a sign soon.

I've loved you so much even though I never said those words your talks to me have come into my mind. Tell Mom I still think of her and that I love her too.

Your Sister

Kiana
Sister
January 18, 2010

Been awhile my friend...everytime I see a solo bike I think of you and the others who gave their all.

Aloha,
Bill

Ret. Sgt. William Kelley
HPD
September 29, 2008

Five years have passed but the memories we have are still fresh. Not to many times I throw my leg over my Harley that you dont come to mind. And watch over everyone on your ride today.
Ride Hard, Ride Solo

X-3828, R. Weitzel
HPD
July 23, 2008

me and the wife were thinking about you the other day..........still hurts. Rest in peace my friend I will see you in August.

X-3850 Tom Quinn
Mercer Island WA
February 21, 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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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 29, 2007

I can not use words to discribe the part of my heart that feeis your loss. You have allways been a friend going back to the desk days. I can remember talking with you about starting a new life in the mainland and getting closer to you dreams. I will never forget the time we spent on my boat fishing together or you being at my wedding. I am thankfull for the time we spent in Solo bike together. Ride hard ride solo.............you can be my wing man any time!!!!!!!!!! Love always.......I will see you next year as always.

X-3850

Officer Tom Quinn
Mercer Island Police (former HPD)
November 5, 2007

GOTO-OTS, had a little get together at the grave site with some of the 109th brothers on your day. Just to let you know, you are still in our hearts. Even A.C. TAMASHIRO and LT. LOO showed up...How's that??? You are important. Always thinking of you when I ride. Take care brother..
Aloha,
"AKI-MONSTA"

SGT. D. AKIYAMA
HONOLULU P.D. / 109TH
August 6, 2007

Hey, "Mr. Luva-Luva"!
We had some GOOD times and GOOD laughs at the Shell Station, Brother. I shall never forget the times we worked together in D-7.
I remember hearing the news of your passing and being in TOTAL disbelief! So young, and so much life yet ahead.
Man, how we all take life for granted!
You were a GOOD man and a great Beat-Partner, Ryan.

'Til we meet again...

Det. Mana Lyons
King County Sheriff's Office/former HPD
July 24, 2007

We are still remembering you and
your tremendous sacrifice.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"Blessed are those who mourn
for they will be comforted."
"Blessed are the meek
for they will inherit the earth."
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
for they will be filled."
"Blessed are the merciful
for they will be shown mercy."
"Blessed are the pure in heart
for they will see God."
"Blessed are the peacemakers
for they will be called Sons of God."
"Blessed are those who are
presecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kindgdom of Heaven.

Lynn Kole
Washington State


July 23, 2007

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

Aloha e Officer Ryan Keith Goto,
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 Ryan Keith Goto, 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

I saw an episode of Inked and there was an officer there that got a really cool tatoo that both of you had promised to share. Rest in Peace. It is great knowing that there are officers out there that care about the city and country they love and protect. I will feel safer visiting HI in the future.

Sincerely,

A citizen
December 31, 2006

Heard about your story on TV and figured it happened for a readson. Just days after your accident I lost my friend in the line of duty in an vehicle accident. Thousands of miles away and it still hits home. Thank you for being a hero.

Cpl. M Rogge
Lower Gwynedd Twp Pd
December 31, 2006

Aloha once again my brother Ryan,
Ever years which pasts by, our class the 109th under the supervision A.C. M. Tamashiro have never forgotten the 109 class. we will alway remeber you GOTO. Take care of Steve Favela he is also a rider like you, till we meet again in god speed amen.

MPOII-M Michael Fujioka
Honolulu Police Department
December 5, 2006

Ryan,

Your wingman Tom told me the news and I was speechless. Another brother gone but never forgotten. God knows you earned your place in heaven after working the streets down here. Words will never express how we feel but you live on in our hearts.
God keep you in his grace Brudda

Officer John Haraway
Mercer Island PD, Formerly HPD
November 19, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.
July 23, 2006

Your dedication is not forgotten. Although I'm sure that is little consolation to your family, friends, and colleagues who mourn your loss on this, the third anniversary of your death. Rest in Peace.

DET. EMILIO D'ADDIO
N.Y.P.D.
July 23, 2006

Been awhile since someone posted here...just letting you know I still remember the good old days back in D-7 and what a hard worker you were. All of the Sergeants would fight to try and get you in their sector.

You are still very missed and loved by many people...aloha.

Ret. Sgt. William Kelley
HPD
June 23, 2006

Brother Goto,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue


Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle
December 2, 2005

To all who new Officer Goto:

I understand when a Brother in Blue has fallen. I understand that all of us in the Law Enforcement Community carry on his watch.

I never new Officer Goto nor did I hear of the accident. I was on the other hand watching a TV show last night called "INKED." A Co-Worker of Officer Goto had a tattoo put on his left leg just like Officer Goto had.

This showed me that Officer Goto had a lot of friends and a lot of people who looked up to him and miss him. Officer Ryan Goto will never be forgotten in my eyes along with the other Brothers and Sisters in BLUE.

I know he is watching over me as I patrol my beat as well as all of the others patrolling their beat. Thank you Officer Goto for you service and know that we, your Brothers and Sisters, will take it from here.

SSgt Will Glover Badge # 315
USCENTCOM Protective Services
November 10, 2005

Rest in peace my friend.

A FRIEND
September 7, 2005

 
 

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