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Officer Gordon Oliveira

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, December 30, 1955

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Reflections for Officer Gordon Oliveira

I sincerely thank you for your great service, sir. I hope that you found your way to the great place with the Lord. Amen

Irving Montero
U.S. Army

September 9, 2022

Thanks for your service to the citizens of San Francisco. My great-grandfather and grandfather lived in SF. I have visited there countless times. I also thank you for serving so honorably in the USMC. The island campaigns you fought in during WWII were the stuff of legend. My father was also a Korean War Veteran and the Marine campaigns you fought in there were epic, and helped make the Marine Corps legendary. You must have been a great find for SFPD. Your exploits are beyond words. Thanks for your service with SFPD, and for your valor and distinction as a Marine warrior. I hope your family are doing well.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

December 30, 2021

I retired after 31 years as a State Trooper. I read that you were killed in the line of duty on Friday which was also my birthday December 30, 1955. I want to thank you for your dedicated service with the SFPD. You will never be forgotten, RIP.

Sergeant Daniel Coleman, Ret. Tpr.

November 29, 2019

Semper Fi Marine. I also am a Marine and served in Vietnam 66-67. I worked the SF CHP office in 72-73 and remember working with SF motormen. They were the best as I know you were. Rest In Peace. You will never be forgotten. Thank you so much for your service.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
CHP SLA, Central, SF and San Jose area.

December 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.o

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 30, 2017

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Officer Oliveira,
Sir, On today, the 54th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served with the USMC during WW II and the Korean War in the some of the bloodiest battles of the Corps' History. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine


December 30, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th 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. He was also your fellow Marine and I salute your valiant service to our nation in WWII and in Korea and bid you Semper Fi.

How nice that your family found the memorial page in your honor. I hope to meet them at a NORCAL COPS function one day.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

Rest in Peace Motorman/Veteran, your sacrifice is not forgotten!

PFC Penman
City of Fairfax PD, VA

October 17, 2009



March 8, 2009



December 29, 2007

What a wonderful page. I thank you for the opportunity to provide a little information about the man behind the badge.

Like a lot of men of his era. Dad answered the call to duty in WWII. He served honorably in the United States Marines, participating in the island campaigns of Tarawa, Saipan (where he was wounded in action), Tinian, Okinawa and finally the occupation of Japan.

He returned to civilian life as first a bus driver and later a police officer in “The City”. His career with the SFPD was interrupted in 1950 when he was recalled to duty with the Marines for service in Korea. There he participated in the assault and seizure of Inchon and the liberation of Seoul among other assignments.

After Korea, he returned to the SFPD where he served honorably and with distinction until his death.

His wife remarried. A wonderful man who helped raise his children and all turned out well.

Had he survived to date, he would have suffered the early loss of both of his brothers and later his wife and parents. He is survived today by his three children, six grandchildren, one great granddaughter and a wonderful loving sister.

JGO Sept. 2007

Joseph Oliveira

September 2, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 30, 2006

Thank you for your service Officer Gordon Oliveira. May you Rest in Peace. You are not forgotten.

Detective Kyle Resler
Clearwater Police Department Clearwater, FL

December 23, 2006

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