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Policeman Orley O. Sanner

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 26, 1940

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Reflections for Policeman Orley O. Sanner

Rest in peace Policeman Sanner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 26, 2020


First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 10, 2020

I bought a book about aviation and air navigation at a thrift shop recently. Inside the book was a business card that reads: Orley O. Sanner Los Angeles Police fingerprint technician. It has a finger print in ink on the front; presumably his. he was a police officer, fingerprint tech. and equipment tech. He was clearly a man with diverse expertise and interests. If the book belonged to him, it seems that he was also involved with, or at least an aviation enthusiast. I looked up his name on the internet and this page came up. I'm sad to hear of his death in the line of duty nearly 80 years ago.

I am reminded by Officer Sanner, that law enforcement officers are much more than just a name and badge number. They are people that live lives full of diverse talents and abilities. They are loved by their families and friends alike. They have emotions and frailties just like everyone else. They sacrifice much to serve their communities. Sometimes they give the last full measure of themselves in the line of duty.

Although the better part of a century has passed since officer Sanner protected and served the people of the city of Los Angeles; his memory remains alive on this page. I too will remember Orley O. Sanner every time I look at that business card. I will appreciate his service and his sacrifice while remembering a line from the movie Gladiator. "What we do in life, echoes through eternity." Rest in peace Policeman Orley O. Sanner. You aren't forgotten.

Officer John Valeri
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

November 27, 2019

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 26, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 26, 2015

Rest in Peace, Policeman Sanner. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Policeman Sanner - May God grant you eternal rest, and let His perpetual light shine upon you. May yours be that "little voice" which tells us be careful around electricity.

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

April 5, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th 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 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.

Phyllis Loya


May 26, 2009

We are the LAPD ! We do not leave any Men or Women behind, and we do not forget any LAPD Brother or Sister, who may have fallen in the line – of – duty.

Today, this Memorial Day 2008, I was able to telephonically reach a relative of PM Sanner, who resides in the Pacific Northwest. She was pleasantly surprised when I informed her of this website.

PM Sanner, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

May 26, 2008

Rest in peace, my brother. You will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

June 2, 2005

You will never be forgotten.


June 20, 2004

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