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Sergeant Carl Richard Root

Duluth Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, August 18, 1966

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Reflections for Sergeant Carl Richard Root

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 18, 2020

May God bless you and your family Carl. Justice will come from our Lord.

Neal Trautman
Police Instructor

January 7, 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 47th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 am sorry that there has been no justice for you or your family in this realm.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2013

Sgt. Root,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Duluth. I agree completely with the person who left the previous reflection-how could these two scumbags get away with murder?



August 18, 2006

I was reading a book and when I read the story, I thought about the 40 year old civil rights murder that eventually convicted an 80 year old man. How come you guys havent pursued this murder of an fellow officer. I know it has been almost 40 years but "justice" should have no time limit. The former teenagers who are now grown should face some kind of punishment.


July 22, 2005

God bless you and keep you always. You are not forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

January 3, 2005

You are remembered, Sir, and I carry on in your memory.

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