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Constable Rasmus L. Rasmussen

Petaluma Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 20, 1927

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Reflections for Constable Rasmus L. Rasmussen

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 20, 2018

Rest in Peace, Constable Rasmussen. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

I was so delighted to come across this website. While my grandfather did not live to see any of his grandchildren, we all felt like we knew him as our family always talked about him so lovingly. Unfortunately, due to his untimely death, none of us grandchildren ever got to know his immediate family. My wonderful grandmother, Tena, and all five of his children adored him and never forgot him. Arleen, my mom, passed away four years ago. She was predeceased by all of her siblings.

Linda Kofoed

November 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 21, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


October 25, 2008

Rasmus Lauritsen (R.L.) Rasmussen was born on Aero, a Danish island, in 1862. His oldest brother was to inherit the family farm and Rasmus and his other brothers and sister all immigrated to Sonoma County, California. R.L. Rasmussen settled in Petaluma and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. For many years he operated a livery stable on Main Street. It was located on the south side of the Masonic building and ran through to Fourth Street. When he was killed on 20 April 1927, he was mourned by his wife Tena, their children Walter, Ruby, Roy, Arleen and Myrtle, as well as his extended family in California and Denmark. He is remembered to this day by a family proud of his willingness to sacrifice all for the sake and safety of his community.

Carol Peak
A descendant of his brother

September 16, 2008

You have been remember Sir.May you Rest in Peace.

April 20, 2006

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