Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Roy P. Blecher

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, December 22, 1978

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Reflections for Officer Roy P. Blecher



July 6, 2018

I became aware of this case upon moving to Sacramento and later joining the West Sacramento Police Department in 1990 and subsequently studying it in a criminal justice class taught by the Yolo County Undersheriff, who had a substantial role in the investigation.

Let us not forget this terrible incident; justice was served by the in-prison death of Louis Rodriguez, the perpetrator, and through his female companion during the icrime who testified against him. She paid her penalty, eventually squared up and redeemed herself; God Forgives her, and His Vengeance wrought upon he who led her astray into this horror.

Glenn, Captain, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (Retired)

Glenn Powell, Captain (Retired)
Sacramento County Sheriff

December 22, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 22, 2017

Worked WLA motors. He was a friend to all!

John Duster
Friend & co-worker

November 3, 2015

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


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Nearly 34 years ago your life was taken along with Freeman. I often salute you both as I drive the causeway. Keep an eye on us all from above. You both rest easy we have it from here. SLA is where we started and NSAC is where we finish.



May 22, 2014

Your sacrifice is not forgotten. Every academy class is taught what happened that night on the Yolo causeway. Your sacrifice has served many young officers, and while you and Blecher perished by the hand of a being not worthy of mention, your deaths, and lessons learned have saved the lives of untold numbers of young officers. Bill Davis, And Bobby D. McWaters, Mourned Your Passing.
You are not forgotten. And in closing I will say a phrase only those close to the case will remember..."Adios Louie"

Patrolman Douglas Harper
Former, Williams City Police

November 1, 2013

God bless all of our Highway Patrol and thank you for your service and dedication to humanity.

Life is not punishment enough for the people that kill our police
today. We need courts and judges that serve our law abiding
public and get rid of the scum.

law abiding citizen

September 25, 2013

God bless you sir.

Officer J. Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

January 16, 2013

Dearest Officer Blecher: Tomorrow will be 34 years since you and Freeman were brutally murdered. What a shock it was for all of us to learn the details of what happened. I appreciate your sacrifice just to keep us safe.

Please protect my beloved San Bernardino Squad.

Blessings to you and your family

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. LiaisonM
MADD, San Bernardino County

December 21, 2012

Worked with Roy in SLA, 1967, right out of the academy. Learned a lot from his insight.

Tim Liddell
CA hwy Patrol, retired

December 10, 2012

i remember Roy from the National Guard days in Long Beach California. He had talked about retiring up North. I will never forget you and your sacrifice. i learned in the Army as an MP that every time an officer approached a stopped vehicle he put his life on the line. Roy put his life on the line that day with the other officer and paid the ultimate price. Thank you and God Bless you.. Roy and William!.May you never be forgotten!...Rest in Peace brothers....

SPEC4 David Place
40th MP Brigade-NG

June 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. U I hope one day to meet your family at a NORCAL COPS funtion.

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

December 22, 2011

It has been 33 years since you and Officer Freeman were so brutally taken from us. I am as sad today as I was back then. I thank you for your service and for protecting us all. You are a hero and I know you will watch our officers down here as you work your fixed post in Heaven. Bless your family and your fellow officers.

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

December 22, 2011

Roy was a personal friend of mine, His greatest love was playing poker. Many an afternoon we would spend time playing, usually after a surprise entrance. He was an especially affable person and a credit to his profession. I was very sad to hear that he offered his life, along with his partner.

Ofc, Robert Lusk

December 22, 2011

Sorry it took so long to say Hi...I worked in South LA in the late 60's and met you several times. You were a great Motor Officer and I remember telling my graveyard partner that I wanted to ride like you when I got Motors....Some of the stories I heard were fuuny as heck...Well Roy I'm certain that you have watched over me all these years and every time I pass on the Yolo Causeway I see you and Mike's sign and remember the day of your terrible traffic stop. You are remembered and always will be. Semper Fi Brother and you and mike will live in our hearts forever....

State Traffic Officer #7185
California Highway Patrol

January 7, 2011

Rest easy Brother, we have the Watch...keep an eye on us from Heaven

Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

June 28, 2010

Roy you were my replacement by six weeks. I would have been with Officer Freemen that night. I think about you often, my God have a place for you and Freemen.

Officer Judd Strong

March 17, 2010

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know that, even after all these years, they do not grieve alone.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

September 19, 2009

I drive across the bridge that was named after these two noble guys all the time. I had driven across it for years without thinking who they were. One day I decided to research these two officers and am glad I can put a face with a name. God Bless them. As a soldier I know how quickly a life can be taken. It pains me to see their pictures because they were only doing their jobs. Faithfully doing their jobs......

SGT Jeffrey Omps
US Army

April 6, 2009

I travel the Yolo causeway alot and I always remember you and Officer Freeman in a prayer as I pass. 30 years later people still remember your sacrifice.
God Bless both of you.

Mari Alvarez
Yolo County Sheriff Dept-Retired

November 8, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 21, 2007

"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
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

August 16, 2007

I travel I-80 often and I never forget to give you and Bill a big salute ..You paid the ultimate sacrifice in fighting the good fight..You are a hero and will never be forgotten.. Rest Easy Highwayman

Ca Hwy Patrol Ret.

December 22, 2005

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