Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Loren Cornwell Roosevelt

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 5, 1946

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Reflections for Officer Loren Cornwell Roosevelt

R.i.p amazing officer you will be missed

Civilian Amanda P.

February 26, 2022

Officer Roosevelt,
Sir, even though it’s been 75 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. 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.


United States Border Patrol

June 6, 2021

Semper Fi brother. May you Rest In Peace and thank you for your service. You belong to the greatest law enforcement agency in the world. Blue and Gold run thru our veins. God Bless you and your family. You will always be in our thoughts.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South Los Angeles 1969-1971

June 5, 2020

Officer Roosevelt at one time lived in Hanford Ca, and is listed as working as a Deputy Sheriff for Kings County in 1930.

My good friend, now deceased, his father was Marty Wynn, the LAPD detective who arrested Walker after shooting him twice in a struggle over the machine gun.

My friend was a reserve deputy for nearly 30 years in Kings County.

Small world indeed....

Sgt Rod Huckabay
Kings County Sheriff

April 9, 2020

You are honored in remembrance of your service to keep others safe.

P Bryan
Houston, Texas

January 23, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Roosevelt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 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 5, 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

June 5, 2017

Many do not know that they are watching a dramatization of your EOW event when they watch the film "He Walked by Night" (the film that started the radio and television series "Dragnet").

While "names were changed to protect the innoscent", more should know about your sacrifice...and how your story lead many into Law Enforcement and into Crime Scene Investigation, both by the film that dramatized your death, and the series it spawned.

Thank you sir for your service, and may G-D continue to guide your progeny so many years later.

Rev Dr John Benjamin David Tatum DD PhD
Interagency Chaplain

November 7, 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

June 6, 2015

You served your tour with incredible honor may you rest in peace my brother.

C/O 84804

March 18, 2015

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

April 17, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 5, 2012

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Although I was only 5 years old when you gave your life, you will never be forgotten

Bill Mann, Civilian

August 1, 2009

Been many years since you left us brother but you know The Blue and Gold NEVER forgets our own !!.." RATHER THAN SWERVE FROM THE PATH OF DUTY" is what you were all about. Keep resting easy highwayman !!

Calif Hwy Patrol.RET

June 5, 2007

You are a true hero to us all. God bless you for your service and sacrifice.

St. Louis City Police

June 5, 2005

My stepdad Erwin Walker was the man who shot and killed Loren Roosevelt. Officer Roosevelt was shot 9 times but continued to pursue Erwin Walker until he crashed his patrol car. On his deathbed he was able to say goodbye to his wife and asked if they had caught the suspect. A movie was later made about the incident as well as the crime spree of murder and robbery by Erwin Walker entitled "He Walks by Night" This film is still popular today as "film noir". Erwin Walker was sentenced to death but was later aquited by reason of insanity. He was released in the 1970's on a technicality. This was a huge case in The State of California for many years. Ironicly MY FATHER was a California Highway Patrolmen as well. I write this reflection as a tribute to Officer Roosevelt. Officer Roosevelt symoblizes the selfless giving that every fallen officer makes without any gaurantee that justice will be done for him. Officer Roosevelt truly gave all without closure or justice. For that I give him my love and respect and my sincerest apologizes for what Erwin Walker has done to he and his family.

Keith Owen
Las Vegas Nv

March 21, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 14, 2004

Thank you sir for protecting each of us. Thank you for your service to all and standing in honor of the position you walked each day your badge went on.

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