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Reserve Officer Andrew R. Reese

Garden Grove Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 30, 1970

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Reflections for Reserve Officer Andrew R. Reese

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 30, 2018

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 30, 2017

Officer Reese,
On today, the 46th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 30, 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

May 30, 2015

Sir, thank you for your service as a Reserve Officer and in serving our country in the military.

Dede Hodge
Paramedic's wife.

May 15, 2013

Officer Reese,
Sir, even though it has been 42 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrfice-not just as an LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Armed Forces. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

August 15, 2012

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

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

think of andy often, he was one of the best partners i had while working at GGPD, i know he was missed by a lot of people

larry munger
ex-ggpd

July 25, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-ninth 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

Anonymous

May 30, 2009

Andy was more than a reserve cfficer to me he was my partner many nights and he could be trusted to go on his own at any time. after all of these years i think of him from time to time. i send all of my love to his family.

larry munger
ex--garden grove p.d.

December 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 28, 2007

Although I did not know Andy, I too was a reserve officer until I went full time. Through our annual memorial ceremony, I have had the pleasure of meeting his wife, Mrs. Helen Wharton. My prayers and thoughts to all the fallen.

Paul D. McInerny
Garden Grove Police Department

November 14, 2006

May your family take some comfort in knowing that God holds a special place for those who give their lives in the service of others. You are not forgotten. Rest in His Peace, Brother.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

January 15, 2005

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