Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Donald W. Redfern

Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, August 15, 1951

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald W. Redfern

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 15, 2020

RIP Patrolman Redfern

2nd Lieutenant William Redfern
Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office

November 12, 2018

There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you've got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog. …You know who you are. You know your purpose.

Citizen of ABQ
Son of an APD officer

October 30, 2015

Patrolman Donald W. Redfern ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You

grateful citizen

August 15, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 21, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 27, 2013

Thank you for service to our community sir. Your tragic death is exactly why D.W.I. checkpoints are set up around the State to this day and you have undoubtedly saved many many lives. In 1988 my own dad was conducting traffic on Montano and 4th street, off duty but in uniform, after the traffic signals went out from heavy rains. As he was soaking wet conducting traffic he heard tires screech behind him and jumped up at the last second when he saw a volvo skidding uncontrollably in his direction. His wristwatch smashed against and cracked the front windshield and he flipped over the vehicle. In shock Civilians got out to check on him and once he realized his gun was secure he rose up and marched toward the stopped volvo to hook up the driver. Turns out it was 4 teenagers on a double date, two in back two in front, all crying. He only cited the driver for reckless driving and the judge made the boy cry again in court then ordered him to buy an 11.95 Casio and pay a $4 dry cleaning bill.
It was that close that I almost grew up without a dad. We both know who you are and have never forgotten you sir. God Bless

A Nogales
School Teacher

August 17, 2011

Officer Redfern the members of the Boston Police Department thank you for your service and dedication. RIP

Detective Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 19, 2010

Gone but you will never be forgotten,
God bless you. REST IN PEACE


May 29, 2004

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