Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Russell W. Ponton

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 2, 1967

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Reflections for Officer Russell W. Ponton

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 2, 2021

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 11, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 45th 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 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.

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

May 2, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

For Officer Russell W. Ponton:

The call as I remember it in the MPDC was "Signal 13" and when it went out it usually "rained cops" where the help was needed. None of us ever ignored it. All of us who ever used it were grateful to our bretheren who responded.

Russ was on his was with the cavalry when a motorist caused his death. Russ died while rushing to the aid of a fellow officer. Nothing that I know of can be more noble. Nothing I know-of can bring greater appreciation and admiration. No cop I know-of can earn greater respect.

As a former MPDC officer and retired PA state trooper I am proud to render Officer Russell W. Ponton a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

October 7, 2009

I remember you well Russ. We drank coffee together at number 4 precinct in the south west. I remember when you left us and have thought about you over the years.
Rest in peace brother....
Retired Detective, Lansdale, PD. PA.

Officer Mike McCarthy
MPDC 1966-1968

September 13, 2008



May 2, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother Russell. May God hold you and your family in His loving hands. I pray you and all of our fallen Brothers and Sisters protect us from the Golden Streets of Heaven.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Meropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia

May 2, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

May 1, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Ponton, we have the watch...

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!


April 8, 2007

Rest in peace blue angel.

concerned citizen

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