Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Steven Kenneth Alberts

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Steven Kenneth Alberts

Officer Alberts,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 31, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Alberts. Bravery and dedication shall be revered.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 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

May 31, 2018

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

May 31, 2015

Officer Steven K. Alberts will not be forgotten. On May 31, 2014, North Hollywood Community Station personnel will honor and remember Officer Alberts by holding Day Watch rollcall near the intersection where he was killed. We will always remember him, honor him, and keep his family in our prayers.

Captain III, Area Commanding Officer
LAPD, North Hollywood

May 30, 2014

I was with you the tragic night you passed from this world. One day I will see you again in heaven. Until then, you are forever in our memories. Rest in peace, partner.

Captain Bill Sutton (retired)
Los Angeles Police Department

September 10, 2013

So long ago. RIP

Patrolman Michael DeVita

May 31, 2013

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

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

I can say of Steve the best that could ever be said of anyone. He was a good friend. We had lots of good times. I miss him.

Craig Shaver

November 15, 2011

Officer Alberts - Thanks for your service to the people of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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.

Phyllis Loya


May 31, 2009

uncle steve, i miss you and love you. i was only 10 when you died. but, i remember you fondly. i only wish there was more time to have gotten to know you and more holidays to spend with you.

kim chaney

March 16, 2009

Officer Alberts your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 30, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.

Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 1, 2007

Never to be forgotten, God Bless the Alberts' family, friends and the LAPD.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

July 12, 2007

Steve was my best friend, my schoolmate and my teammate. I am better for that. I miss him.

Craig A. Shaver
Not Applicable

July 8, 2004

Steve, what a horrible day May 31 was. I remember it like it was yesterday. RIP

Detective Ron Miller (Retired)

November 27, 2003

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