Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Calvin M. Rodwell

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, September 22, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Calvin M. Rodwell

Officer Rodwell,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizen of Baltimore. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 22, 2023

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

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

September 22, 2020

That is who the school on Liberty Heights is named after....RIP

Arthur Cage

July 22, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Rodwell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 10, 2019

A Baltimore City Public School is named in your memory. There is an awesome principal there. So young.

Your memory lives on in the mouths of the students who walk into your building everyday.

J. Parker

March 20, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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.

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

September 22, 2012

he was a great man and omg i go to his school


May 31, 2012

He was the grandfather I never knew. He shaped my life from afar. His mark on me is as indelible as my name. I learn more about him every day, but I will never know everything. I feel that I will never learn all about my grandfather, but this will be the best way to express my feelings toward him. I feel his presence whenever I pass the school named in his honor.

Madison Rodwell

March 4, 2008

I'm proud to see my father's memorial is still being remembered. He was one of the greatest men I've ever known. My one and only brother passed away the same day three years ago. I'm sure they are in heaven looking down on this family. My 13 yr. old son brought this website to my attention. He was named after his grandfather. It was a blessing for the both of us. Thank You ODMP. God Bless You.

Dino Rodwell

March 3, 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
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 7, 2007

I have very fond memories of Officer Rodwell and Officer Decker talking to our class in school about safety. I was so sad to hear about his death and this sadness has always stayed with me. Bless you, Officer Rodwell.

Dan S

October 31, 2007

See you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

October 13, 2007

Happy 4th of July hero! Keep a look out over the skys of Baltimore tomorrow night.

July 3, 2007

Officer Rodwell, thank you for your service. Neither you nor your sacrifce will be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

April 26, 2007

One of my earliest memories was of Officer Rodwell speaking to our class at St. William of York. He came in to speak about traffic safety. For some reason I always remembered him and also the day the nuns told us he had passed. He was a very good man and I still remember him to this day.

Paul Fletcher

June 5, 2006

Uncle Calvin, I never got to know you for you passed before I was born. But your memory is live and well in our home. Thank you for helping to keep the city a safe place for me to grow up. Love your niece, Denise.

Denise Rodwell

December 30, 2005

Brother Rodwell,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

December 16, 2005

We ask Thy blessings and eternal rest to all our brothers and sisters
Who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of
their duties. Give their loved ones the peace and
Strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all
resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal
peace and rest will abide their departed loved ones
forever. This we beg, Thy name forever and ever,

Ret. Officer William Hackley
Baltimore Police

November 21, 2005

A hero never really dies.....RIP

Mike C
Waltham MA

November 28, 2004

30 years have passed. You are not forgotten nor is your sacrafice. God bless.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

September 22, 2003

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