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Officer Artie John Hubbard | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Artie John Hubbard

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Friday, December 8, 1995
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Reflections for Officer Artie John Hubbard

 

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
December 8, 2017

It's been a while, Tina and I need to say thanks for being a friend and our best man. The cookie jar is setting in a place of honor in our kitchen as it has for the past 42 years, I keep the picture of you and your mustang on my desk it helps me thru the bad times. The CHP is better for having you. I am better for being able to say you are my fried.

J.T. Fisher Retired Police Officer
Oakdale Police Department
October 13, 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

Artie, I didn't know you but I've gotten to know your brother Mike really well. He's become a dear friend. I have heard all about you from Mike and it would have been an honor to know you. Every time we drive past your sign up in Sacramento I make sure whoever I'm riding with knows your story. WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!

AC
Modesto
January 20, 2013

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pride and pain are forever. What a valiant battle you fought with your family always there for support.
I hope to meet your family at a COPS function one day.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 8, 2011

For years I thought about you. The first day I met you at CLA, All the blind dates you tried setting me up with, teaching you to ride the M/C, water sking etc, but you taught me life.
Your easy nature was an asset. I can always pull out pictures of you, being just you, the true way you were a sincere gentleman and officer.
You did crack me up in the Pilot of CHIPS driving the pickup with "Ponch". An actor you were not.
God Bless
Rodger

Officer/Deputy Rodger Barnes
CHP/KCSO
July 22, 2011

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

Officer 11169
October 22, 2009

Officer Hubbard,
I have seen your memorial freeway often and wanted your family to know your ultimate sacrafice did not go unnoticed, you are a hero! We just lost our son-in-law CHP John Miller in a similar accident and we miss him terribly. God bless you and your family.

Linda
mother-in-law of CHP John Miller EOW 11-16-07
March 1, 2008

May your light shine though others like you. You are missed Artie!

M. Buchanan
Classmate
December 16, 2007

Brother Artie... I remember the Occ Safety Poster the Patrol created and placed in all area offices. It was a picture of your Mustang wrapped around the pole and a simple statement above the picture that said " You have to get there to help ".. It was a very stark but real reminder to all that had to see that poster everyday. I have no doubt it saved many of your brothers and sisters from getting in over our heads on the way to help .I know I used to think of you each time the siren and ruby were turned on and you were watching over me. Your sacrifice was not in vain and I hope you are now resting easy knowing this and that the Blue and Gold NEVER forgets our own!! God Bless All

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol..RET.
December 8, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH
December 5, 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
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

G-d Bless.


December 8, 2006

Officer Hubbard,

Several years ago I went through K-9 school with your brother and listened as he spoke of your life and your untimely death.

I wanted to thank you for your service, dedication and the sacrifice you have made. Godspeed.

Sgt. T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA.
November 8, 2006

My thoughts are with your family today and always Sir. Your Sacrifice was the ultimate. And you will be remembered for the Hero that you are.

May you be resting in peace and know that you will not be forgotten. We will keep your memory alive.


May 16, 2006

officer A. Hubbard was the mentor that I never had. I wish I could have meet him. I became good friends with his brother Mike who is a Highway Patrolman and K-9 handler. Mike is a Highway patrolman because Artie was, and I am a police Officer because of Mike's mentoring. I proudly wear a memorial bracelet honoring Officer Artie Hubbard. You held on for a long time Artie, you are a fighter, and will always will be remembered.

Officer John Varni
Concord PD
March 23, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

How terribly, terribly sad....

Rest in peace.


December 8, 2004

Your story is a truly tragic one. I can see from your photo what a wonderful gentleman you must have been. May you be at peace now, hero. You will never be forgotten.

A citizen
October 8, 2004

I worked with Artie for many months as partners on the graveyard watch in the S. Sacramento area just prior to the time he was killed.
He was a very witty guy and a great partner. He was a former motor rider in Central LA before he came to Sacramento. I loved his stories about his motor riding days. We were good friends and I miss him and think of him often. His parents payed a great price from this accident. It took over ten years for him to succumb. They too were CHP heroes in caring for him.

Officer R. D. Cameron
CHP

 
 

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