Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Gary W. Murakami

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 9, 1968

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Reflections for Policeman Gary W. Murakami

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 9, 2017

My first day in the academy, I was instructed to go to the memorial wall and find a name. I walked up to the wall and picked your name. I was born one month after your death. I have carried your picture with me for over 20 yrs at LASD. I will continue to carry your picture, until I retire.

Thank you for your service and keeping me safe.

Lt. Tadashi Hiraoka
LASD

May 12, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Murakami. Two days of service won't be forgotten. Neither will your valor. The people of Los Angeles won't forget either.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2016

Continue to rest in peace Gary. Yesterday, I was reminded of our loss when news of an officer down was mentioned on tv. I will never forget the image of your service, and how shocked and sad the family was. You were taken too soon.

Teresa Takahashi
Cousin through family

January 18, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother, we have the Watch

Policeman
Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

January 11, 2015

Im glad I found this page on you! Its really nice seeing all the nice things people have written about you. I don't know much about you, but I wish I could have met you.

Brian W Murakami
Grand-son

February 19, 2014

I was given his badge. They explained to me what happened to him and I agreed to wear the badge. Years later I gave it to his son when he joined the Department.

Detective John Edwards
LAPD

September 9, 2013

Rest in Peace, Policeman Murakami. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Policeman Murakami - Your name came up quite often while I was in the academy. We were always reminded to practice officer safety and to especially be aware of our surroundings. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 13, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty-first 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.

The circumstances of your death were heartbreaking. I am sure you are proud that your son continued your legacy of serving and protecting.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

September 9, 2009

Gary... It has been a long time since that day many years ago. I still remember with great sadness the moment that I learned of your death. It was youfirst day or some say your second day at work. a gunman ended your life and wounded three other officers. I studied the circumstances of your death and taught the lessons learned to recruits and seasoned officers during my time as an instructor at the police academy. I knew your son Keith and was overjoyed when he joined our department and wore your badge. The years may come and the years may go, but you will never be forgotton by me or the members of my family.
John E Miller

Retired Detective John E Miller
Los Angeles Police Department

March 26, 2009

On the 40th anniversary of Officer Murakami’s death, we honored his service during roll call by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job.

Officer Murakami may be gone, but is not forgotten.

Sergeant Jeffrey W. Timmons
First Responder Unit
United States Capitol Police
Washington, D.C.

Anonymous

September 9, 2008

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

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

April 6, 2008

An "Old-Timer," and I were thinking about You today, as we were discussing the progression of a probationary employee. 39 years later, and that fateful day is nowhere near being forgotten ( it never will be ).....

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

December 18, 2007

Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten.

nc game warden

May 25, 2007

Of course, this was back in the days before the term "Police Officer" was used by LAPD. What many did not know about this incident was the fact that this was the first day for a brand new probationary officer.

This unfortunate incident has been used by me on many occasions (as it was today), to remind junior officers that on their first day in patrol, they may encounter just about anything.

Incidentally, the probationary officer went on to become a legend on LAPD, has since retired, and now has an ofspring who proudly serves on the LAPD......

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

May 17, 2007

I will always remember the death of officer Murakami because I was in the police academy (class 8-11-68)at the time. It really sent a message as to how serious I should take the training I was receiving. Gary's murder made me really think about what I was getting into to and how dangerous the job was. I finished 26 years with LAPD and another 7 with the Nevada Division of Investigations..thinking all along about how Gary and other officers situations resulted in such tragedy. Although I didn't know Gary, I tought of him all the time, making me think about what I was doing. I too still get the chills thinking about the timing of Gary's death.

Detective David Alfred (Ret)
LAPD

December 28, 2005

Gary was killed my first day in the Academy and the real date was Sept 8, 1968. It was hard to believe that the classroom I was sitting in was where he had left just several days before. The chill still runs down me as I think this is what I have to look forwrd to for the rest of the 30 years I spent with the department. You will always be remembered in my heart for the life you gave for the City of Los Angeles. May peace always be with you and your journey with God.

Retired D-3 Ed Lindsey
LAPD Retired

November 23, 2005

A GROUP OF US SGT'S WERE IN THE SGT'S OFFICE BEFORE SHIFT CHANGE. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOUR NAME CAME UP. WE HAVEN'T, NOR WILL WE EVER FORGET.

SW SUPERVISOR
LAPD SOUTHWEST

November 15, 2005

Warrior, we will keep on fighting the fight!

August 4, 2005

06/09/04

To die in the line of duty is tragic enough but to die on your first duty day is unbelieveable. It is my honor to be the first to leave a reflection to your memory. You died a hero. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 9, 2004

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