Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Clyde Pritchett

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 1936

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Reflections for Policeman Clyde Pritchett

Today is the 85th Anniversary of Officer Pritchett's murder. An LAPD Hollywood Division Honor Guard was sent to his gravesite to honor and remember his sacrifice. A flag and flowers were placed at his grave to let everyone know that no fallen LAPD officer will ever be forgotten no matter how many years have passed.

If a member of Officer Pritchett's family reads this, please reach out to LAPD Hollywood Division. We would love to hear from you! (213) 972-2900.

Sergeant Mark Cohan
Los Angeles Police Department

February 17, 2021

Rest in peace Policeman Pritchett.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 17, 2020

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 17, 2018

I worked Hollywood Division right out of the academy in 1968 and the name Clyde Pritchett came up during my first roll call. I was told about your heroic action on February 17, 1936 and what I should learn from what you did. Honor can never fade and your valor will always be in my memory. I am glad to see that one of your family managed to see what a great man you were and still are. I send my Thanks and greetings to him and your family. We Scots are a proud lot.
On October 9, 2015, there will be a memorial service at Hollywood station for the 8 Police Officers ( They are Police Officers now, not Policemen) who have died in the line of duty serving the citizens of Los Angeles. It will be an honor for me to recognize you for the valor you displayed and for the respect you showed for your fellow man on that day so many years ago.
May Your Name Be Eternal

Retired Detective John E Miller #13738
Los Angeles Police Department

September 6, 2015

RIP Clyde and all fallen officers. My brother John, retired Sergeant, recently passed.

chris, not affiliated.

April 1, 2014

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

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 17, 2011

I obviously never knew Clyde as he was way before my time. I always heard family legends however, about an ancestor of mine who was guuned down on duty in L.A. Only with internet access was I able to finally research it and learn about this great man. He was like so many others in my family, both men and women who have answered the call of duty, rather it be in the police department or in time of war... As a descendant of Clydes, I can assure you his legacy is readily passed down and honored.

Sean Pritchett
great-great nephew

December 30, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 17, 2009

You are not forgotten...


February 15, 2009


Van Den Berghe

February 11, 2008

In memory of a fallen brother...
I never knew you personally. You came from an admirable generation of Policeman. I have seen your picture and star in front of the Hollywood Station.
I thank you for your committment and sacrifice.

Police Officer Louis Lave
Los Angeles County Police Department

March 13, 2007

Officer Pritchett -

When I was an officer working Hollywood, I did research into our officers lost in the line-of-duty. Sgt. Dennis Feeley had actually pulled your case file off of a pallet, in the archives, in a box marked, "to be burned." It had been over 55 years, since your death. Today, a similar case might take up to four 4" thick three-ring binders. Your entire case, including the death of Adam Weil, your killer, took just six pages of onion-skin paper.

I went to the building at Hollywood and Vine where it had happened. I stood on the exact floor. As I left I ran into an older man who ended up telling me about moving into the building about a month after your death. He described the building as "The Hollywood Address to have" when doing business during the 1930's. He told me of the health club there, and the uniformed (and usually very pretty), young women who ran the elavators. You became more than a face on the wall to me, once I learned the details of your death. I shared them with the others.

We thank you for your service. We still answer the calls. We have to, or why else would we be here?

May God grant you eternal rest.

Sgt. K. Moreland

December 13, 2005

Let no fallen brother be forgotten. Rest easy.

California Department of Corrections

January 30, 2005

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