Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Prison Guard Ray Tyree Singleton

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 24, 1927

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Reflections for Prison Guard Ray Tyree Singleton

My Uncle served Avenal State Prison for 30 years. He served for his family as well as his position, his end of watch was December 24th 2019. There are lives lived and lives lost, but the connection is forever it seems.

May your soul, again; be at peace and your family be blessed always.

Niece of late Albert Charles Molless. Jr

January 24, 2020

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

Great Grandfather thanks for giving me my grandmother so she could give me my wonderful dad. Thanksgiving was always her hardest day for your whole life. You will never be forgoten

CO II Hass, W
Merced Sheriff

June 12, 2013

Thank you for your service and doing your part to protect this country and all who live here.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

September 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary an 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.

Many years ago in the 70's I was a C.O. at San Quentin and had to fire my rifle from the gun walk when an inmate stabbed another inmate leaving a movie which had been shown in the cafeteria. At that time, the inmate group Men's Advisory Council played a big role in choosing the movie. Unbelievably to me now, they were allowed to play
Texas Chain Saw Massacre which I believe stirred up a lot of innate violence in a good number of the inmates in the cafeteria. We narrowly missed having a serious riot, but ironically enough, women officers in a male institution were still fairly new and for a few minutes, I was the only
officer on the gun rail. I think many of them were scared that I would start shooting indiscrimately or would be an incredibly bad shot and they may get killed by being caught in the line of fire. Thus, the few minutes spent assessing me allowed other officers to respond and quell what could have been more serious.

Any CO faces the potential of serious harm or death each day they police those dangerous and mean streets of prison.
Different policies and procedures no doubt exist today so this is not meant in anyway to describe SQ today.

Rest In Peace,Officer Singleton.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 24, 2009

Rest in Peace, Guard Singleton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 26, 2007

You are not forgotten my brother.

California Department of Corrections

January 28, 2005

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