Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Leonard Walter Garcia

Richmond Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 28, 1992

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Reflections for Officer Leonard Walter Garcia

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 25th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family and coworkers for your sacrifice and service.

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

December 28, 2017

Officers Garcia and Haynes, you are not forgotten. RIP in the knowledge you gave without reservation..a guiding light for all of us remaining.

Craig Olesen, Director
AMRI Public Safety Dept. (IL)

July 24, 2016

Lenny.... miss you and
Dave..Was there that night..can't forget it... Miss you and Dave. RIP..Utmost respect for you! Love both of you.

it always hits me this time of year..I don't share this with anyone..

Sgt. Fred Gray
CCCSO and RPD #748

December 24, 2015

Mi hijito lindo, mi ángel,
I've just discovered this website -- 22 years after your death, and am warmed by the heartfelt tributes of your friends. Of course! You shall, for many future years, be lovingly remembered, and your service honored! And so shall the tears continue to fall, the pain of your absence felt, and the wish to enjoy your light-giving presence burn in my soul. Although you would be in your fifties now, you shall always remain my hijito, my nephew-son. and my guardian.

Lucia Ortiz y Garcia
Paternal aunt

January 27, 2015

This message is not exactly in reflection of the late officer Garcia (R.I.P.) but I would like to thank Richmond Police Officer, Mark Hall for sharing one of the most beautiful stories of inspiration on page 2 that I've ever read! It is not only extremely heart felt but it is also an utmost compliment to a great man who was once an honored protector and now a fallen hero, Officer Leonard Garcia. Again, thanks for sharing such a wonderful story.

M. Gonsalves / Hayward, Ca.
June 12th, 2014

June 12, 2014

Leonard was a great man and I am glad I new him.. He was like a older brother to me. His mother was my godmother and took care of me as a small Child. That was one of the hardest days for me when I lost my friend.. Rest in peace my dear friend

Michael Scott

January 11, 2013

Leonard, 20 years ago today you died that others may live; the ultimate sacrifice. Because of that sacrifice you will never be forgotten but it is how you lived not died that we will remember you by. Much love brother. RPD #1142

Sgt. Craig Miller
Greeley, Colorado Police Department

December 29, 2012

I will always hold a special place in my heart for you Leonard. A wonderful friend, a kind and selfless man, a great person.

My Friend

December 25, 2012

You are remembered Officer Garcia

Rest in Peace

Karen Washington
Richmond, California

July 13, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

God bless you my friend. You will live in our hearts forever.

Steve Harris #1167
Richmond Police, SWAT

January 2, 2012

Leonard, thinking of you this day. The anniversary of your death. God bless you my friend. You will live in our hearts forever.

Mark Williams

December 29, 2011

..... still miss you buddy!

Mst. Det. S. Harris #1167
Richmond Police, Homicide

May 15, 2011

I still remember that rainy day like it was yesterday. You are gone but you will never be forgotten because you and David are true heroes.


Officer Craig Miller
Greeley PD

December 29, 2010

Thinking of you and your family on this day 18 years later.. We always will. God Bless you.

Mark Williams #1213

December 28, 2010

It is hard to believe it has been 18 years. Your friends and family still miss you and are always on our thoughts and prayers.

Police Officer
Richmond Police Department

December 28, 2010

It is hard to believe it has been 18 years. Your friends and family still miss you and are always on our thoughts and prayers.

Police Officer
Richmond Police Department

December 28, 2010

we still think about you....we still remember....we always have and we always will...Rest easy and rest well Warrior...


December 28, 2010

Leonard, It's been a long time, we spent time together working undercover sitting in the back of the old RPD UC van doing surveillance in Richmond and El Cerrito. I remember talking about life, police work and family. I wish we would have more time . . . I now instruct at a police academy. I tell them your name and the sacrifice you made for the people of Richmond. You will not be forgotten!

Lt. John A. Carrillo
Chico Police Department

April 5, 2010

You are remembered today. Thank you so much for the service you gave to the Richmond community.

Michelle Milam
Richmond PD

January 31, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who miss and love you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. In reading the reflections, I can see the positive impact you had the on the lives of others. Your memory will always be honored and revered for time does not not diminish respect.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 29, 2009

We had a moment of silence during lineup today in remembrance of your sacrifice. I didn’t have the honor to meet you, but I want your family to know that your service will always be honored by those who come after you.

Officer Walle
Richmond PD

December 29, 2009

It has been seventeen years, but it seems like yesterday this happened. People say the pain becomes more manageable, but when the anniversary date comes around the pain hits like a ton of bricks. We all miss you, and I will check in on your parents today.

Detective Mark Hall
RIchmond Police Dept / Friend

December 28, 2009

Leonard, there is not a day that goes by my friend that I am not reminded of you. I know that I have a guardian angel in you as you watch over our families. I have been blessed by knowing you. You have shared your family with me. Your Parents are the only true grand parents for my two kids. They call your mom and dad, " Nana & Papa"
Your brother Ron and sister in-law Carol are the God Parents of my kids. Auntie Carol & Uncle Ronnie; Brother Ron has been a blessing in your absence and has filled a void I have missed in my you my friend. Your nieces have babysat my kids. Your eldest brother Anthony helped grow my company into the success it is because he joined as the Vice President to run the Atlanta office when he first retired from the US Army. Your youngest brother Daniel and I enjoy the love of Harley Davidsons and have grown a frendship through that venue.

I know you are watching over because I feel your presence and strength. The many hundreds of hours we trained together on SWAT and working narcotics paid off the day I was shot in the line of duty. We fought back that day and won,I knew I was not alone and felt your powerful spirit and courage that day in May. Although I had to subsequently retire from the wounds and injuries, I will be forever greatful for your spirit as I know you were there that day partner to assist me in going home.

God had a different plan for you. For you are the reason I survived the bullet that entered my body that day... You are a hero and will always be present in our lives. thank you for bring the family closer and thank you for giving us your parents. "Nana" has held each of my children from the first day they were born and has loved them unconditionally ever since. There is a verse in Psalms 121:7-8 God will watch over you; coming and going , now and forevermore.

God Bless the Garcia Family
Love always your brother Glenn

Retired Master Officer
Richmond Police Dept. Close Friend

November 7, 2009

Leonard and I attended SWAT school together in February 1992 at Mare Island and again during the summer of 1992 during a one-day class in Santa Rosa. During SWAT school, he was paired up with us. He was with Richmond and I was with Sebastopol P.D., a small department in Sonoma County. It was enjoyable to train with Leonard and I never forgot him. He had a subtle and gentle smile.

His funeral was the first law enforcement funeral I attended and it had a profound impact. Unfortunately, it not the last. I recall his brother talking about a funny blanket used by Leonard. I don't know why my brief encounter with Leonard touched me so much but it did. I suppose that is a tenstament to his character.

I hope his loved ones are doing ok and just know some of us who barely knew Leonard still think about him.

Thank you for his company.

Russ Davidson Sonoma County Sheriff-Retired

Russell Davidson (707) 588-8090
Previous co-worker-training

September 29, 2009

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