Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Edgar J. Rumpf

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 1978

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Reflections for Police Officer Edgar J. Rumpf

On this actual anniversary of your heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

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

February 15, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 10, 2020

I knew Jim a long time. He was a special friend. I was a barmaid and he came to where I worked to check on things we started talking and he became my friend. I knew him long before he got married to his wife Judy. He lived not to far from me in Highlandtown or as some call it East Baltimore. He was a kind caring man. He got married and loved his wife and sons very much. I was heartbroken when I heard about his passing. I was called by his wife Judy and I visited with her when the children were small.

Joyce a Friend
A Friend

January 29, 2018

Dear Friends, this Judy, Edgar's wife. I still miss him and am so touched by the reflections all of you have left. Thank you and God bless all of you. It has been a dream of my to have a "National Fallen Heroes Day " and I'm asking all of you to write to your congressman, senator and representative to request President Trump to declare the first Friday in May as "National Fallen Heroes Day". I feel if we have a" National Fallen Heroes Day we would have more public awareness and more appreciation for police and firefighters. Thank all of you for being there!

Judy (Rumpf) Aylor

May 1, 2017

I miss ed. He worked my patrol unit the day he died. I was on leave. As a co worker he was one of the guys...always had your back had a dry sense of humor and was a good police officer. His death effected all of us in the squad. I was one of his pall bearers and I still wear the st. Michael medal his wife Judy gave to all of us. May he rest in peace and NEVER be forgotten.

wilbur bartels-retired central district.
Baltimore city police

May 25, 2016

I'm Edgar's sons girlfriend. I only know of Edgar through stories from his wife Judy, his step son Pete and his son Clint. We were able to have a good day on February 15th. We went to see Edgar's grave site and placed 2 red roses on there. We also made a visit to where Edgar was a police office and got to see the memorial plaque and visit with people that knew of Edgar. One of the Sgt gave us a tour and we were able to see what a day was like for Edgar. It was a good day considering what day it was. Clint was able to remember his father with good thoughts.

To Harry Chambers, I know Clint would love to see those pictures. He is on Facebook as CJ Rumpf. If you are not on facebook, please contact us through this site for us to get in contact with you. Thank you for your kind words and willing to share pictures and stories with us.

Kimberly (CJ's girlfriend)

February 17, 2015

Officer Rumpf,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 7th "Bayonet" Infantry Division in Korea. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 15, 2015

I served in the 7th Infantry Division with Edgar James Rumpf in 1966.

I have many pictures of Jim that I would love to share with his family. He's is fondly remembered by those that served with him.

Harry Chambers
Clayton, NJ

Harry Chambers
Army Friend

December 21, 2014

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

July 23, 2014

rest in peace god bless you

Pfc Jon Pease
C M P D-retired bpd

February 15, 2013

Rest in peace Office Edgar Rumpf. You are a true hero by giving up your life so others may live!!

To his son Clinton: You have a lot to be proud about in your father. I am so sorry that you were only 9 months when this happened but as you state his spirit is still with you. Of course your father still lives through you.

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ P.O.'s and NJSP

January 17, 2013

I am the son of Office Rumpf, and today is the first time I've ever seen this page. I want to thank each of you for your kind words.

I was 9 months old when my father passed on that day. I've often wondered what he was like, and have had some many questions I've wanted to ask him. I talk to him from time to time, he never answers me directly, but I definitely know he's looking over my shoulder.

I'm proud of you Dad and I miss you.

Clinton J. Rumpf

April 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

February 15, 2012

God bless you may you rest in peace


February 15, 2012

I truly honor the sacrifice that you and your family made.

Erik Edward Sherman
Son of Fallen Baltimore Police Officer Edward Sherman

July 28, 2010



October 1, 2009

Edgar, It is hard to believe 30 yrs. have passed since that fatefull day in Feb. 15,1978. We were working ther same car that day 134 Car. You told me to go home early because it was my 3rd Wedding Anniversary. I was in the lobby of Central District when that signal 13 sounded. I ran outside and the sky was completely filled with black smoke. I am forever grateful for your heroism in going in that building to save lives of children. I was just recently contacted by your son Clinton who wants to know more about you. Although we only worked together briefly be fore that fateful day. I will try to tell him some of the better days we had together and your dedication to duty. You were a very intellegent & dedicated officer with a bright future. I often wonder how successful you would have been especially with you knowledge of Texas Instruments Landing on the Moon & Creating games. I have just recently spoken to Judy & Clinton and I am planning on meeting with Clinton for Lunch. I would like to also put it out to some of the other Oldtimers from Central District to contact me if they have some stories about you or meet with Clinton in person. Again, Thank You For Giving Your Life To Save Others. Paul Scardina, Retired

P/O Paul M. Scardina

March 30, 2009

Today on the 30th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for you and those you left behind.
Rest in peace Sir you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 15, 2008

"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

February 11, 2008



February 10, 2008

Over 28 years ago and not to be forgotten! A true hero! God bless the Rumph family, prayers and thoughts with you.

Ret. PO
City of Miami

June 27, 2006

We ask Thy blessings and eternal rest to all our brothers and sisters
Who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of
their duties. Give their loved ones the peace and
Strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all
resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal
peace and rest will abide their departed loved ones
forever. This we beg, Thy name forever and ever,

Ret. Officer William Hackley
Baltimore Police

November 21, 2005

Thank you for your sacrifice

Police Officer
Ontario, Canada

August 8, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

You are a true American hero. Rest in peace.

September 28, 2004

I come to this site almost every night to view these Hero's that give so unselfishly so that others might live..and tonight I find another valiant Hero in Officer Rumpf..God Bless You and the others Officers

Jr. Johnson - Brother
SCHP Trooper Corporal Jeff Johnson - EOW 7/7/02

Jr. Johnson

September 23, 2004

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