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Detective Sergeant Roy L. Shy

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 8, 1922

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Roy L. Shy

Det. Sgt. Shy,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles.


United States Border Patrol

April 8, 2022

Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Shy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 4, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 8, 2018

Detective Sergeant Shy, thank you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. The following is a little more background on this fallen hero:

Sergeant of Detectives Roy Shy died at 5 p.m. on April 8, 1922 during a traffic accident. Sergeant Shy was responding to a pay-roll robber at the Gilfillan Brothers Smelting and Refining Company. Shy was fatally injured when his police auto collided with a laundry truck at Washington and Los Angeles Streets. Shy was appointed on April 1, 1907, and had just celebrated his fifteenth year of service. Shy was an acting lieutenant at the time of his death and left behind his wife, Alice, and two sons, Carl and Hugh.

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Officer Owen Berger, #37319
Los Angeles Police Department

April 8, 2015

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

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 8, 2010

Det. Sgt. Shy - Though the years have passed into decades since your loss, we'll never know what impact you might have made at LAPD. We are always worse off for your loss. May you rest in peace, Sir, and may you loved ones have been comforted in the aftermath of your death.

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

March 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 8, 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.

Detective Sergeant Shy, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

April 8, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 8, 2008

Let no fallen brother be forgotten. Rest easy.

California Department of Corrections

January 30, 2005

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