Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Arthur Ken Soo Hoo

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 29, 1983

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Reflections for Police Officer Arthur Ken Soo Hoo

RIP. Never EVER to be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 10, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 29, 2017

In about a month we would be celebrating our 40th anniversary as Academy classmates. RIP brother, you were the best!

Dan Ruiz, Retired D-3, LAPD Class 11-76
Los Angeles Police Department

October 17, 2016

Art- We were academy classmates, both spent time just barely keeping ahead of the turtle squad on those long runs around the park! We slogged along, determined to make it to the end each day, graduating and moving on to what should have been a long career for both of us. I will always remember your tenacity, hard work and gentle laugh. I think of you, our classmates and the time spent becoming police officers with a smile. Peace to you and those who knew you.

Retired Lieutenant Brian Baitx
Riverside PD & LAPD class 11-76

September 2, 2015

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you and family

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

October 29, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Hoo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

The violent drug cartels still exist and some murders still go unpunished. I am sure your family and friends still miss you as the hurt of losing a loved one never goes away. The pain and the pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 29, 2009

Art - I just got done telling your story, elsewhere. It dawned upon me I've never left a reflection, until now. You were in the November class, I was 12/76. Our lockers were right next to each other. I next saw you at Communications. You were a class act, all the way. Life's so unfair. you should be retired and using your infectious smile to make deals across L.A. Rest easy, Sir, we still carry on in your way. We can do nothing less. God Bless you and your family.

Officer Kieth Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Monumentm, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

October 22, 2009

Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. from the Bible, Romans 12:19

Even if the perpetrators are not held accountable here on earth (and I pray they will be), they will stand before God's throne some day as will we all. What they did in no way diminishes the life and service of this officer. Thank you, sir, for your dedication. May God continue to comfort and bless your family.


August 13, 2008

Officer Soo Hoo, thank you for your service and dedication. It is sad that the Mexican authorities are run by the drug cartel. I'm sorry that justice wasn't served for you and your family. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

April 14, 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

December 1, 2007

On the 24th Anniversary of your tragic and untimely death I salute you, Sir! Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family, friends, and fellow officers take some comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

October 29, 2007

During 1983, the LAPD lost five officers. I was still on active duty with the USMC and most local/federal agencies were coordinating our efforts regarding security as the 1984 Olympics approached.

Of the three suspects involved in the deaths of the two officers, only one was apprehended. The deaths of Officers Wong and Soo Hoo, had a great impact on Chinatown.

The LAPD would not see another in-the-line-of duty death, until more than a year later (where else - Chinatown), where two officers were shot (RIP Duane Johnson). By this time, I was with the LAPD and I will never forget how cold and wet it was in Chinatown.

A few months later, I ended up working with one of the closest friends of Wong and Soo Hoo (Don Linfield), down in the Harbor Area. The deaths of these two officers have had a major impact on many who still serve with the LAPD, and they are by no means forgotten.

Maj M. B. Parlor

October 29, 2007

Officer Hoo's photo conveys a man who loved life and laughed often, full of exuberance and a hint of mischief.

What a tragedy his life was cut short so soon, by fleeing cowards. Further compounding this despicable act was the manner in which these criminals were apprehended and released.

We pray that Officer Hoo's assailants receive justice -- if not in this life, then in the next.

Officer Hoo, you are not forgotten; rest in peace, sir.

Family of Patrolman Clifton T. Miller
Rossford, Ohio, P.D., EOW 14 May, 1966

October 29, 2007

Officer Soo-Hoo,

You are in my thoughts and prayers and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless you and keep you always.

St. Louis City Police

October 29, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer hopes that some day soon justice will be served on your behalf

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

October 29, 2007

Your sacrifice is not forgotten 24 years later. RIP.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

October 29, 2007

Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

October 29, 2007

Merry Christmas too you and your family. May they continue to move forward in life and heal with your guidance. God Bless!

December 21, 2006

Sorry justice was never done in your tragic event, but there is still a judgment day coming. Thank you for your selfless service and sacrifice. It is a long road to healing that lies ahead, but I know that our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ will extend His mercy and comfort to all who reach out to Him. There is none greater than He. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do, but what He did for us!! AMEN! There is now a huge void that cannot be filled. God be with all those who mourn and may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

October 29, 2006

I make a point to visit this site often to remind myself of the sacrifice others have made for the greater good. It pains me to see that they have not caught the person(s) responsible for your death, but justice is not lost for your very existence, however brief, proves there is justice. You will not be forgotten. Rest in peace.

A/Constable Hsu
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

April 13, 2006

"SPU-Hoo" think of you often, partner.

D-3 (ret) Gary Quarton

November 28, 2005

Officer Hoo, I was deeply saddened to learn of your and your partner's (William Wong) tragedy. May God bless you and your family. Rest easy brother.

A Texas streetcop

June 18, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Hoo.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 17, 2004

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