Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Edward J. Roth

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 29, 1980

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Reflections for Officer Edward J. Roth

Never forgotten always remembered.
As my Godfather you were an inspiration and a hero.

Tom Anderson

October 8, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 29, 2017

You were a great mentor. I have wonderful memories of my time going thru the Fire Academy at Station 2. I enjoyed our talks and your love of service.

Public Safety Officer Patrick Lanfri
Sunnyvale DPS

June 2, 2016

35 years now think of you often and one of my boys is deputy sheriff these days live in Arkansas not California but I think of your boys almost as much as I think of you. You'll always hold a special place in my heart and my memories.

Ryan R Rogers

December 5, 2015

I was thinking of you today, and found this fitting memorial online. I was a child when I met you and Mary. Things in my home were very different, and you showed me by your example of the man, husband, and father you were provided me with the hope I needed to grow up and know that there was better days ahead of me. When I attended your memorial, Mary was the one who consoled me, who told me that you worried about me, that you wondered about me and my well-being. For your caring and your love, I will never forget you. And I pray for you to be in the loving arms of our Lord forevermore.

Maribel Simionato Linhart

January 18, 2014

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Roth.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 5, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Ed encouraged me when I was a cadet trying to pass the physical agility test. I will never forget it. He was good people.

Paul Guinnane, Deputy Sheriff
ACSD former partner

September 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 29, 2009

"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

December 6, 2007

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Roth, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

November 29, 2007

rest in peace hero


November 29, 2007

Thank you, sir, for your bravery and sacrifice.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

May 15, 2007

You came to us as a confirmed policman yet soon your love of the Fire side became apparent. You were one of the very best Truckmen ever.

Former Sunnyvale Public Safety Officer
Vincent Rose

Officer Vincent Rose

May 7, 2006

“For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know”


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