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Lieutenant Roy John Reed

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 7, 1984

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Reflections for Lieutenant Roy John Reed

Lt. Reed,
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 the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 7, 2024

Rest in peace Lt. Reed.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 8, 2019

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 7, 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

June 8, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Reed. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 one day meet your family at a COPS function or meeting.

Phyllis Loya


June 8, 2009

"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

November 21, 2007

The 23rd anniversary of your tragic death was a couple of months ago. I doubt if time has made it any easier on your family and friends. However, I hope everyone will take comfort in knowing that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

DET SGT, Retired

August 2, 2007

Lieutenant Reed- You will never be forgotten-
We send love to your family-

The Family of Deputy Dave Grant/EOW/5/31/04
Tuolumne Co Sheriff's Dept
Sonora, Ca.

June 7, 2007

This page was just brought to my attention by a fellow officer. As I have spoke to you in the past I don't think of you at memorials or your graveside, I think and receive guidance from you as I travel the remote hills of Kern County. If I would have only known the education you bestilled upon me all the weekends on the Tejon Ranch and up and down the mighty Kern River as a small boy. To think at the time all I thought was I was there to open and close gates! I have spent the last twenty years at the Sheriffs Department the same place I last spoke to you the day you were called home. I have done my best to honor you and can only hope I am half as respected in my professional and personal life as are.

You would be happy to know that I have carried on your name and family tradition with a wonderful son named after you and a daughter named Sarah. I married that Summers girl you warned me about and am still married today. Mom and the girls are doing fine. Thanks Dad, I hope I have done you proud.

Sergeant Walt Reed
Kern County Sheriffs Department / Son

March 26, 2007

Though it has been over twenty years ago, you are not forgotten. I had the honor of working a few investigations with you and now working in a specialized unit with your son, Sergeant Walt Reed. You can proudly patrol the mountains in Heaven knowing your son is doing the same on earth. He has done you proud and I know he had the guidance of you. Your son is not only a co-worker but a true family man, close friend and quite the duck hunter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family daily. May God Bless You, 10-7 in Heaven.

Senior Deputy Eric R. Fennell
Kern County Sheriff's Department

March 24, 2007


We had many good times together on patrol and I miss you. Your son went on to become a damn good deputy with Kern County S.O. and did you proud.

Rest in peace my friend.

Patrol Agent in Charge Ted L. Bader
United States Border Patrol

November 28, 2005

Thank you for your service. May your soul rest in peace.

Police Officer

December 8, 2004

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