Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Detectives John W. Rowan

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, September 13, 1918

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Reflections for Chief of Detectives John W. Rowan

Your sacrifice Will Not be forgotten. God Bless......

Erwin Paladino
Colorado Springs Police Department

September 18, 2023

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

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

September 13, 2020

Chief of Detectives Rowan, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 4, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

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

September 13, 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

August 2, 2018

95 years ago today, you made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our city and its citizens. For that, we are eternally grateful.

Rest in peace, sir, we'll take it from here.

Cadet Sam Yanez
Explorer, Colorado Springs Police Department, son of a CSPD Officer

September 13, 2013

I am very sorry to say, Frank Lewis (Charles Forbes) was my grandfather. Just learned the extent of his, my grandmother and the rest of both families in gang crimes. We always thought our last name should have been "Lewis" - also just learned it should be Forbes. Very heartbreaking to think of fallen officers and the families they left behind.

Marilyn Clayton
family of "Lewis" gang

November 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Chief of Detectives Rowan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Chief Det. Rowan,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Colorado Springs.



September 13, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 13, 2010

Chief Rowan - It sounds like you were "leading from the front", Sir! Three weeks ago, I stood in the State Assembly chambers when your name was one of almost 250 read off during a motion regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten.

Thank you for you service to the people of Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 7, 2010

You faced down what others fled from. Your bravery is not forgotten.


May 15, 2009

"If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end"


October 17, 2008

Remembering you today and always.

May 16, 2008

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. - Cicero

Chief Rowan, you served this city as a brave man and we thank you for your service and dedication to making it safer.

Wife of a CSPD Officer

June 26, 2007

Chief of Detectives Rowan, you will never be forgotten. R.I.P.


December 16, 2006

Never forgotten and forever appreciated.

Citizen of the City of Colorado Springs

December 8, 2006

God bless you

November 18, 2006

Chief Rowan thank you for your service. You are not forgotten. RIP


March 5, 2006

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