Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Guard C. Walter Rinker

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, October 3, 1929

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Reflections for Guard C. Walter Rinker

I have the greatest respect and admiration for the profession of Corrections Officer, or Prison Guard as you were once called. This incident which took so many lives is a prime example of the dangers you face. Police Officers get to deal with the GOOD in society from time to time whereas you only deal with the BAD, even when some of the inmates are basically decent people, they certainly wouldn't be in your custody if they were angels.

I can only hope that all those involved faced true justice when all was said and done, if not in this life, then in the next.

I also hope you have found nothing but peace in your eternal rest. God Bless you and thank you for your service, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 3, 2015

Rest in Peace, Guard Rinker. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Guard Rinker - October 3rd, 1929 - A very dark day in Colorado history. Eight guards killed. What a tragedy of immense proportions. Thanks for your service to the people of Colorado. As a brother from outside the walls, I hope that God grants you and your brothers eternal rest and that His perpetual light shines upon you all.

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

April 27, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I had never heard of this incident. As a former correctional officer at San Quentin, my heart went out to the officers and their families whose lives were forever altered on that day.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 3, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

vandenberghe
nh

October 15, 2007

Here we are one year later, honoring and remembering you as always. Rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 3, 2007

Seventy seven years ago today. Never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 3, 2006

Seventy six years ago today. Never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 3, 2006

75 YEARS AGO TODAY 8 OFFICERS
OF THE COLORADO DEPT OF CORRECTIONS
LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE
TO THEIR COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY.
THEIR SACRAFICE HAS NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN AND THIS DEPT
DEDICATES ALL OF OUR SHIFTS TODAY
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THESE BRAVE HEROS.

OMY/COP/WPD
10/3/04

Chief of Police / Olen M. Young
Wauneta PD Nebraska

October 3, 2004

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