Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ervin Julius Romans, II

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Ervin Julius Romans, II

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 21, 2018

To the family of Sgt. Ervin Romans: Sgt. Roman's example will inspire many generations to come. He will never be forgotten. We know the sacrifice that you, the family have made, as well. We will stand behind you to push for no parole for those who kill policemen, and for a strengthening of tough sentences for repeat violent offenders. We will vote out of office those judges who sit in ivory towers and do not consider the rights of victims at least as much as they consider the rights of the criminals. We stand for stronger gun control laws and very strict enforcement and punishment for felons with firearms. Law abiding gun owners stand for responsible gun ownership.

California citizen
California citizen

March 17, 2018

To the family of Sergeant Romans, Ervin has not been forgotten, and he never will be forgotten. His soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

January 24, 2018

Always remembered for your service, courage, kindness, and sacrifice. God bless you and your family.

Los Angeles Citizen
California Citizen

November 3, 2016

I'll always remember our talks on the range or out by the pumps, before hitting the streets. You are missed Erv. It was an honor for all of your OPD and USMC brothers to take you home. Semper Fidelis, SYOTOS.

Officer/ Investigator Dave Wong. Oaklan
Oakland Police Department

August 8, 2016

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

7 year later..... Still not forgotten. RIP

Police Explorer Matthew Badie
San Leandro Police Department Explorer post #540

March 21, 2016

Seven years have passed since that horrific day. The filth who murdered you is a smear on the history of the Oakland Police Department, you Sir, are an honored hero. It would have been better if you were still here and simply a good guy doing his job.

God Bless you Sgt. Romans and may your eternal rest continue to be Peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 21, 2016

It's been six years, but I still remember the tributes paid to you by your fellow officers and members of the community. The leadership of you, Sgt. Sakai, Sgt. Dunakin, and Officer Hege serve as inspiration to new generations of peace keepers. You four were the best and the brightest, men of great character. Thank you for choosing to serve the law-abiding citizens of Oakland. We know that you had other choices, but you four chose to serve in a dangerous city, not for the money, but to protect the citizens. May the Lord watch over your beloved Nikki and your children, and the families and loved ones of your fellow officers who died that day. We will never forget. You and Sgt. Sakai were killed by an assault rifle, not a normal rifle. May you four rest in peace and may your families know that your influence as positive role models continues to this day.

L. Norton

February 21, 2015

I was honored to be driving by when his memorial was reinstalled today.

Laura K

December 23, 2014

As the City of Mendota Heights MN lay to rest Officer Scott Patrick, I cannot help but think of my childhood friend Erv. All though they both left us to early, I can feel safe knowing that they both served with courage, dignity and love for the citizens of their respective communities. May God bless them and them safe now and forever.

Cheryl Brunello

August 6, 2014

I was camping with some our old friends this weekend. Stories regarding some of our adventures and your exploits were told around the campfire and fondly remembered.

Rob Roche

June 2, 2014

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 21, 2013

I knew the moment you left the house on that SWAT CALL that day, that something would be so totally different when you came home... but you NEVER CAME HOME
My husband, theres never a moment in the day that thoughts don't go to you, and theres never a day or night that I'm not grateful for the angel thats by my side helping me to move forward in life. I cant thank you enough for all THe BLESSINGS THat I KNOW YOU HAVE SENT ME FROM ABOVE .... I think my favorite blessing is the strength, confidence and love, you gave me while YOU were here on earth so that I could be there for our children in this aftermath of losing you. I know YOU see how amazing their doing but their hearts still bleed for their Pops... Your Love & Strength also gave me the WILL to GO MOVE MY HUMP EVERYDAY and enjoy the life of my New Normal without you. I promise that YOU ~ Will always be apart of my HEART forever & ever!!!!

Since theres 51 of you AMAZING OAKLAND POLICE ANGELS, can you please spread your Beautiful Wings as protection to your OPD Brother & Sisters and all who selflessly wear the badge To Protect & Serve.... THANK YOU~ Mark, Danny, John and my Ervin!!!!

Standing in the Light of your Halo, I've got my Angel Now !!!!

I will miss you forever and always my love!!!!


February 1, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization.
As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
I have given my life so that others may live in peace.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.
You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

Captain Doug Gist (retired) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

August 6, 2012

It has been three years, but Erv still lingers in my thoughts. Sergeant Ervin Romans was my cousin, and, as a young boy, he was a definite role model for me. When my mother called me to inform me of his death, I was shocked. I had not seen Erv in over twenty years, and it broke my heart that I would not see him again. I spent time with his parents and brother later that same year, thankfully, as his Dad would pass away just a couple months later. He will always be in my thoughts, not only as a role model, but as one who gave his life (as well as the other officers who fell that day) to protect others like me. To all four of you, thank you for your service.

Steven D. Stansloski

July 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service as a law enforcement offier and as a Marine . My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer and Marine 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. I will always remember hearing the news coverage that day of the tragic news. I was saddened, angry and dismayed that our Bay Area police community had been dealt the blow of four noble men protecting our community being shot.

I am praying for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever, Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 21, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 21, 2012

Thank you Sergeant Romans for your service and ultimate sacrifice. We remember you and your family today, especially your son Justin serving in Afghanistan.

A grateful citizen

March 21, 2012

Every year since 2009 when we lost you and three of your follow officers, Sergeants Dunakin and Sakai and Officer Hege, I have made the blue ribbons with the 51 names of the Oakland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. It is my honor to do this for the fallen officers. The ribbons hang on a tree outside the Warehouse Bar and Grill in Oakland, California for all to see the sacrifice they have made to keep us safe. God bless you all and rest in peace.

A grateful citizen

February 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Romans. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 16, 2012

~~~ “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called sons of GOD.”
~~ Matthew 5:9

~~~ “Greater love has no one than this, that a man lay down his life for that of a friend"
~~ John 15:13

~~~ Praise be to the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
~~ Psalm 144

~~~ "Behold the pale horse, and the man upon him was death. And hell followed him. And there he was given to them authority to kill with a sword."
~~ Revelations 6:8

~~~ "Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of Heaven will be theirs.”
~~ Matthew 5:10

Tallahassee (FL) Police Department

April 23, 2011

Two years have passed since that tragic day. You are always in our thoughts. Rest in peace.


March 22, 2011

I worked the SFOBB for several years in the 70's and booked at OPD numerous times. I knew several motor officers with your department and they were all "EXCELLENT" motor men...I am certain that you loved your duties as much as they and I did. I know how much you loved your Motorcyccle duties and you were a perfect example of a fine officer. From one Motor Officer and fellow Marine to another...SEMPER FI....You are not forgotten....

State Traffic Officer Mike Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol

September 29, 2010

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