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Officer Larry Joe Jaramillo

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 22, 1993

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Reflections for Officer Larry Joe Jaramillo

Larry,

I will always remember the days we shared in air operations. You were a remarkable person, officer and pilot. I especially remember our flights together. It was always a pleasure.

Your friend,

John, 9017

John Alexander, Sergent (retired)
CHP Air Operations

May 15, 2016

"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 22, 2015

I never met you but I am named after you.

Born Robert Larry Jaramillo

Now Rob Jaramillo MacGregor

I am only now finding out about my biological family but it is an honor to know that my namesake was the kind of man I'd like to become.

Nephew
Nephew

February 23, 2014

Thinking of you and your proud service to the citizens of California on this first day of 2014.

Tim Liddell #5342
CHP (retired)

January 1, 2014

Euphemia, I worked with your father when I was stationed in Lone Pine. Believe he flew out of Daggett airport. When I found out he was on his his way to Inyo County to help us with speed enforcement I knew it would be another "productive" day. He was a very good pilot. Sometimes after we attended court together in Independence we would have lunch in Lone Pine, (We never lost a case!) I pass his memorial signs frequently on my way to Inyo County. A very proud and dedicated officer.

Tim Liddell #5342
CHP (retired)

June 19, 2013

My dad has been gone for 20 years this June 22. If you have found your way to this page, please take the time to find his group on Facebook called Friends of Larry Jaramillo. I am hoping to connect with those who knew him as a teen, man, academy-mate, officer, family member, etc. He touched many lives and left us way too soon. Let's keep his memory alive by sharing what we remember with each other.

Thanks so much, eternally grateful.

Euphemia (Mia) Jaramillo-Salazar
Daughter

June 15, 2013

my dad really misses u has never been the same

angel rosario
family

April 1, 2013

Larry, you were truly one of my true friends. We had many things in common and often talked about things of interest to both of us. I am so glad we had the opportunity to work together at Inland Division Air Operations. I was always in awe of your drive, hard work, and determination to achieve the goals you set for yourself; becoming a CHP Officer and a fixed wing pilot just to name a few. I know you loved your family, and what you did for a living. Even after all these years, I still think of you often and miss you. Rest in peace my friend.

DR Lieutenant - Commander
CHP Retired

October 31, 2012

I would wait on the 395 south of Lone Pine while you flew north from Olancha, pacing speeders in your fixed-wing. You spotted some hot ones, in a hurry to get to the Mammoth ski area. All I had to do was pull out and make the stop. Certainly some amazed violators as I pointed out your plane making a fly-over; low and slow, tipping your wing. We never lost a court case.

Tim Liddell #5342
CHP retired

February 2, 2012

I didn't know Officer Jaramillo. I just passed his memorial sign on the 395 and as a fellow officer wanted to say thank you for all he did to keep California safe before I came on.

Officer Garot #20115
California Highway Patrol

August 26, 2011

I didn't know Officer Jaramillo. I just passed his memorial sign on the 395 and as a fellow officer wanted to say thank you for all he did to keep California safe before I came on.

Officer Garot #20115
California Highway Patrol

August 26, 2011

God Bless.

Anonymous

September 24, 2010

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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. Rest In Peace.

In reading the loving reflections, I see that you are missed and loved by many and that you had a profound impact on the lives of others. I hold your family and friends in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

June 22, 2009

Hi Dad, guess what? I married a police officer! I am so proud of him, just like I am so proud of you. We miss you! Love you always, Effie.

Euphemia Jaramillo-Salazar
Daughter

June 1, 2009

Gone but never forgotten, you are loved and deeply missed.

Euphemia Jaramillo
daughter

June 26, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 21, 2007

OFFICER JARAMILLO, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

September 2, 2007

Dad, I miss you so much. You have missed so much. Stacie had a baby and we call her L.J. after you. You are our hero and not a day goes by that your presence is not missed. We love you dad.

Euphemia Mae Jaramillo
Daughter

June 2, 2007

Larry,

You were my best friend at the CHP academy. Those who knew you knew that you were dedicated, honest, and hard-working. I knew that you deeply loved your family. You often told me of your love for your children.

Many may not know how much you wanted to be a CHP officer. After not passing you first academy driving course, you paid to take extra driving classes on your own. You even bought an old CHP patrol car in order to practice your driving skills in order to get back into the CHP academy. Your efforts so impressed the CHP brass that they readmitted you despite your being slightly over the maximum age.

As Tom mentioned below, you were the oldest cadet in our class. Even at that, you were the class athlete. We spent many a weekend at the academy going out to old junk yards looking for parts for your "run-out" car. Those were good times.

It was a pleasure getting to know you. Those that did not get to know you missed a great guy.

Phil Konstantin, Ret. Officer
California Highway Patrol

December 30, 2006

Officer Jaramillo was an Academy classmate of mine. He was our classes' oldest cadet. He also earned the award for being the best athlete. He was a former Marine. He was a quiet spiritual man. His wife June was also a quiet person. Larry's death was a shock to us all. I feel confident that his family will be taken care of and that his life positively impacted many. 2005 would have marked Larry's 20th year. God bless the Jaramillo family and the CHP.

Sergeant Tom Lackey
California Highway Patrol

December 28, 2004

I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 23, 2004

My neighbor, a friend, a wonderful father. Larry had a heart of gold and lived to fly. His love of life passed down to his daughters and his wife. He may have left us early, but his dedication in the air, on the ground and in his heart touched us all.

Thanks, Larry.

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