Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Richard Radetich

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, June 19, 1970

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Reflections for Officer Richard Radetich

Rest in peace Officer Radetich.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 18, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice l. May you never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff Antonio Alcala
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

December 11, 2020

50 YRS HAVE PAST.. I THINK ABOUT YOU OFTEN. I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES FROM MIRALOMA PARK WHERE WE GREW UP AND WERE CHILDHOOD FRIENDS.. I WAS PROUD WHEN YOU BECAME A POLICEMAN..YOU ALWAY'S TALKED ABOUT IT.. RIP PAL..

GARY ROHRER (RETIRED)
INVESTIGATOR SF DA OFFICE

June 19, 2020

50 YEARS TO THE DAY.. I think about you often,I have good memories from our boyhood days in Miraloma Park,going to school together.. I remember when you got discharged from the Army.. You came by my house to tell me all about it.. I joined up a few months later.. Your Friend .. Gary Rohrer

Investigatror
SAN Francisco District Attorney's Office (Retired)

June 19, 2020

Remembering you and your family on this 50th anniversary of your death. You are not forgotten.

Lt. Ed Cota #357
San Francisco PD (Ret.)

June 19, 2020

Thank you for your service on this 50th "anniversary" of your heroic yet untimely departure and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 19, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Radetich. Your honesty and heroism won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 19, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 19, 2018

Though I never met you, you are in our thoughts daily. I know my wife, your daughter, continues to feel the great loss of you and Nancy. It has been my honor and privilege to share her life and you would be so very proud of her. You would appreciate how well she was raised. She has been a loving and supportive wife and mother who exemplifies the law enforcement spouse. She has raised the boys to be respectful, responsible, and accountable...a familiar Radetich trait. Your sacrifice and dedication to community lives on. Rest in Peace.

Jake Miller, Chief of Police
Pismo Beach Police Dept.

July 21, 2016

You and my father grew up together.I heard many of stories about you I was born in 1978 and would would of been my godfather

Craig Cole son of Mike cole

No rank
Family friend

July 9, 2016

Rest in Peace officer. You're sacrifice is not in vain. May you roam Valhalla proudly. May you're family and friends find peace.

Anonymous

March 26, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 19, 2015

The first I found out about Rich's death was when I saw the movie Zodiac and they showed his picture in the SF Chronicle across the huge screen.....I was so shocked and saddened. I went to Jr. High and High School with Rich and we road the same bus to school and talked frequently. He was a wonderful person and I will always think of him fondly.

Linda Chastain (Madsen)
October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014

Rich was a close friend of my brother-in-law and sister (Mike and Linda). He was in their wedding in Walnut Creek. I was in high school at the time and wanted to be a police officer. Rich was the only Police Officer I had ever met at that time. It was fascinating to talk with him. His death occurred within days of my HS graduation. I thought of him often over the years. I have retired after many years with the California Highway Patrol and have a new Federal position at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA. Rich's influence and memory does live on.

Robert Berriman CHP#9103 Retired
California Highway Patrol/Family Friend

June 1, 2014

Officer Radetich had been my father's partner.
I remember him exactly as this photo.

Needless to say, my father never really got over it. He thought of Officer Radetich as a younger brother, breaking him in as a rookie.

I was 12 at the time, and this was my first realization of just how dangerous my father's job truly was. They were dealing with the Zodiac Killer, the Zebra Killings, being targeted as "Pigs" just for wearing the blues. It was a terrible time to be in the dept. All hell was breaking loose,
and Officer Radetich was one of the really good, decent cops. But that didn't matter to those animals.

T. Kalafate
dtr of Sgt SFPD, retired, deceased

May 30, 2014

At the time I was 4 years old and living in San Francisco, My Father was Badge Number 529 and in the History of the San Francisco Police Department Book available through Amazon.com it shows Officer Radetichs funeral, Where the officers are Saluting his Casket, the last Officer to the far right is my father Donald L. Walden Badge 529. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will always have a place inside heavens gates. Rest in Peace, though I did not know you, I feel as I did in my heart Officer Radetich. And may the lord bless your family and keep them in our prayers.

Sgt David M. Walden
IARNG Dis Veteran- Iraq 2004-05

July 25, 2013

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Rich and I were high school buddies, after joining the Marine Corp, I lost contact with him. We played a lot of basketball at miraloma park and rec. I remember how he was always talking about joining the police force. My brother Tom had kept in touch while in the Army at Fort Ord. I'am so sorry I lost a former friend.

BILL PUTZKE
HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND

October 28, 2010

Richard, you married Nancy Kirsch, who was a San Dieguito High School classmate of mine from 1952 to 1960. Nancy and I were good friends and when she and Patsy Faulk moved to San Francisco she was so happy. She was so excited when she met you and later you guys got married. I met you one time when I came up to San Francisco and I thought you were very professional regarding your job as a Police Officer and so much in love with her. It was a sad day when I was notified that you had been killed. Here it is 2010 and I still think about both of you. (God Bless)

San Diego Police Officer Boydd Galland

September 15, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 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.

I hope to meet your family at a NorCAL Cops meeting.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

June 19, 2009

Rest easy, brother. The sacrifice you made for the City of San Francisco has not been forgotten. I will always remember.

Ptlm. J. Anthony Sandoval 82
Kingsville Police Department

October 24, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Former Police Officer (Dist.Hts. MD)

June 19, 2008

Officer Radetich was a very loving brother. He loved having a little sister, and brought me along to many activites with him. Our lives were shattered forever when he killed. My life would be different in ways too numerous to mention if he were still with me. Rest in peace, my beloved brother. Thank-you all who have added to this guestbook. Thank-you for not forgetting Richard after all of these years, I truly apprecite that you have not forgotten him.

Jo-Ellen Radetich
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Jo-Ellen Radetich
sister of Officer Radetich

April 17, 2008

EVERY JUNE 19TH I TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO THINK ABOUT RICH.. WE GREW UP TOGETHER IN MIRALOMA PARK.. I WILL ALWAY'S THINK ABOUT HIM.. WE ATTENDED GRAMMAR AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER.. NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.. HE WAS AGOOD FRIEND OF MINE. SINCERELY GARY ROHRER.

GARY ROHRER (RETIRED) DA INVESTIGATOR
BOYHOOD FRIEND/SCHOOL MATE.

January 21, 2008

Bruce, still remember your needless death and pray for you,i worked for your cus. Ron, the most stand up boss i ever had...RIP

perry e duffy
San Mateo Sheriffs office Ret.

July 28, 2007

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