Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Undersheriff Richard H. Rountree

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1925

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Reflections for Undersheriff Richard H. Rountree

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 5, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 7, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 93rd anniversary of your EOW.

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

September 5, 2018

Undersheriff Rountree,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Sheriff for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Santa Cruz County.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2017

UnderSheriff Rountree was an honorable individual who along with Deputy Sheriff Trafton gave their life performing their duties. Their deaths were senseless act of evil by a mentally ill person.

May the souls of Undersheriff Rountree and Deputy Sheriff Trafton rest in peace.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

March 2, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 5, 2012

Rest in Peace, Undersheriff Rountree. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th 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

September 8, 2009

Sheriff Roundtree, Thank you for your courage, service and protection to the citizens of Santa Cruz County. I grew up in Santa Cruz and it was my sincere pleasure of booking many dueces at the jail facility named in your honor. God Bless All

Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret

September 5, 2008

Thank you Sir for you courage, dedication and for making the ultimate sacrifice. You are a Hero.

Detective T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA.

July 18, 2006

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