Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Richard H. Pennington

Vernon Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 24, 1946

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Reflections for Officer Richard H. Pennington

Richard (Penny) was a personal friend of my father whom was also a Vernon motorcycle officer. I remember my father speaking of him when I was a child.

Michael Kelly
Harry Arthur Kelly's fellow officer of Penny

July 12, 2019

Officer Pennington,
On today, the 72nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 24, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 24, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 21, 2017

I had previoulsy left a reflection for you, but had your eow date totally wriong o I wanted to repost this remembrance. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

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Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 24, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 163rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 4, 2009

No fellow Los Anmgeles County area law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Pennington, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

January 24, 2008



January 21, 2008

Your career was cut short, I know you were proud. May you rest in peace.

Retired Officer B. Stack
Former Vernon Police Officer

March 28, 2007

In honor Officer Pennington's memory and his service to the City of Vernon, all officers will wear a memorial band across their badge every January 24th. This directive has become the policy of the Vernon Police Department.

Chief Sol Benudiz
Vernon Police Department

January 24, 2006

Although the years pass, you are not forgotten.

January 24, 2005

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