Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Eldon L. Smith

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, August 4, 1932

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Reflections for Special Agent Eldon L. Smith

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 4, 2020

Though the murderous scum who took your life escaped, I have full faith that true justice found him at some point, either in this life, or the next. Your efforts to help protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads, makes you a true hero.

Railroad Police agencies seem to be slowly becoming a thing of the past, which is a travesty. For all of those who still serve to protect one of the main things that made America what it is today, and for all who preceded them, we, as a nation, owe our thanks.

God Bless you, Brother and may you continue to Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 4, 2015

I spent the afternoon with this officer's daughter, now 90 years old. She is still affected by this murder. Every death memorialized here represents lives torn apart even many years later.

Detective from Washington State

August 10, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 30, 2013

I've asked for information about you all my life. And here you are, honored and named. Your daughters never forgot you, your wife didn't remarry. There was only you for them.

Your eldest daughter, Virigina was my mother. She always remembered riding on your shoulders in the shoal waters of the Columbia River. She was thirteen when you died and she carried the grief of your loss all of her life.

I've seen the picture from when you and my grandmother were married. How happy and young you both were. I know you loved her and your daughters well and deeply.

You were killed by mistake as I've been told. The person who killed you thought you were another "red-haired" railroad police officer.

I'm sorry we didn't have you in our lives as we did my dad's dad.

I tell the stories I know about you to your great grand-children and as long as one of us is alive, you will never be forgotten.

Jane A Summers

January 29, 2011


August 4, 2006

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