Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Lanny "Skip" Stevenson

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 8, 1979

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Reflections for Officer Lanny "Skip" Stevenson

Skip my dads best friend! I remember so much about you! The only time I think I remember my dad crying was when he found out about you! Now you and my father are together again! RIP Skip! See you again!

Albo’s
My dads best friend!

July 3, 2021

On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement brethren will always remember your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

December 8, 2020

Happened across this memorial page, exactly 41 years to the day after Skip's end of watch. What are the odds of that, eh? Thank you for your service, sir. You are in my thoughts today.

Ryan D
Member of the Press

December 8, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 29, 2020

You were my dads good friend. I asked my mom about you after my dad passed. She said you passed In the line of duty. You just don’t know I talk about you like it was yesterday. Loved hanging out with the family. Of course I was only 10 when you left. I told my mom how can I remember you so well. I guess you left a stamp on my little heart. I remember playing with your son. I think you had a daughter too. I am going to get a shirt made in your name. As I get all the fallen officers mostly for you because you must have meant a lot.

Desiree Albo
Chuck Albo’s daughter

July 29, 2020

It's been a long time since I've thought about Skip. We were friends before he joined the force. He was a positive, supportive friend and had a huge heart for all people. He had a deep understanding of people. Breaking up a fight was who he was. Resolving conflict was who he was. He made me feel that I was part of this world and had something to offer.
He also taught me to dance.

Galen Nishioka
An old friend

June 26, 2020

Officer Lanny "Skip" Stevenson will never ever be forgotten. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 26, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 9, 2019

Officer Stevenson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fresno. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 8, 2019

Thoughts of you are still with me even to this day. The memories of knowing you has taken me to where I am today. Thank you for your caring friendship and wisdom. I was blessed to know you

Karen Fancher
Friend

September 26, 2019

Skip, I remember you from before FPD. You were the kind of guy that made the day a good day. Driving that Dodge 'Cricket' with the Cherry Bomb muffler, damn they were loud. Then, I remember you talked to my Dad about becoming a FPD Officer. We ended up taking the FPD test together, and you made it. I was very happy for you. And, I know you made a good name for yourself with FPD. Many of my friends said you were one of the 'Good Guys'. I had no doubt. And, I knew that would be the case.
I went to FSO just a few days before you were murdered. And,I worked in the Jail. It was a good thing I didn't see the guy who did that to you, for my sake too.
I still see Greg every once in a while, and get to hear about mom.
We all miss you, and I know we will be with you sometime soon enough.
BTW, because I went to FSO, and not FPD, my Dad (he retired from there in '86 and is still spending my inheritance) told me that I went to the Dark side because I didn't hire onto FPD, LOL! Well, after 34 years at FSO, I guess it was alright.
We all miss you, your whit, humor, humanity, and the smile and laugh that was so much you.
Until our time, know that you are missed.

Jack Fox, Crime Scene Expert
Friend, Fresno Co. Sheriff Office

August 9, 2019

As we think of you on the anniversary of your birthday, our hearts break all over again. Your baby daughter’s due date was to be on your birthday.
We all miss you Skip and always will. You lived with kindness, compassion, honor and humor like none other in your 25 years. Your smile, your laughter are imbedded in my heart and all who knew you. I wish your children and grandchildren could hear your voice. Your tape recorder with recordings of you and your baby boy disappeared from your locker at the station. I wonder if any tapes exist of you DJ days? I last saw you as I drive past the house. You were out front racking leaves and I was laughing so hard. I wanted to turn around and tease you but I was committed in the far lane and just didn’t do it. I have regretted it every day of my life. We know you are safe now and are there for us when we reach out to you in our prayers. You saved many lives in your career and reached out to many young people to personally mentor. Many times you were awakened to a call from a mother desperate to find her child who was feared to be in trouble. You always took the time to find them and safely get them home. You cared and showed it..lived it 24/7

Patti Winther Mitchell
Sister-In-Law

July 24, 2018

As we think of you on the anniversary of your birthday, our hearts break all over again. Your baby daughter’s due date was to be on your birthday.
We all miss you Skip and always will. You lived with kindness, compassion, honor and humor like none other in your 25 years. Your smile, your laughter are imbedded in my heart and all who knew you. I wish your children and grandchildren could hear your voice. Your tape recorder with recordings of you and your baby boy disappeared from your locker at the station. I wonder if any tapes exist of you DJ days? I last saw you as I drive past the house. You were out front racking leaves and I was laughing so hard. I wanted to turn around and tease you but I was committed in the far lane and just didn’t do it. I have regretted it every day of my life. We know you are safe now and are there for us when we reach out to you in our prayers. You saved many lives in your career and reached out to many young people to personally mentor. Many times you were awakened to a call from a mother desperate to find her child who was feared to be in trouble. You always took the time to find them and safely get them home. You cared and showed it..lived it 24/7

Patti Winther Mitchell
Sister-In-Law

July 24, 2018

Lanny was going to be my grandpa before he died ima his granddaughter and I think of my grandpa 247 and I think he would be proud of his daughter and son doing very well in life a he would have plenty of grandchildren
-miana Thomas

Miana thomas
Granddaughter

March 18, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten.

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

December 8, 2017

Skip I still miss you like crazy even even 37 years does not fill the void.

Tracey
Sister

December 8, 2016

Skip, I just came across a photo of us on the YFC bike trip in 1972. You were a great friend to ride with.

Chris
Friend

March 12, 2015

Happy 59 th birthday Skip.we all so miss you here can't wait to meet again ,feeling your strong presence as next week we will once again welcome a little blessing from above. Love you.

Tracey
Family

July 23, 2013

This is a date I will never forget. I never got to meet your family and close friends who knew you Skp, however I must say that I was the only witness other than the murderer on that day and I was saved by you taking on this monster.
Yes, I told the same story over and over again (never changing) of what happened. I was the last one to hear your voice. I was kept in hiding until they caught the suspect and I had to do a line up and I got the right guy. I wonder if he is still in prison or if he is out somewhere.
To his children if they ever read this, he loved you very much and he was denied seeing his baby to be by a cowardly act. Yes, guns don't kill people, People with guns took your life. I think of you often and wondered if I ever could forget. I can't. RIP with our Lord, he has your back now when I did when I got help for you in your last few minutes of life, I'm just sorry it wasn't fast enough. You are missed Skip!

Anonymous (I was hounded by the news)
Friend/Co Wo[email protected] Fresno PD

January 27, 2013

RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 31, 2012

Lanny, you are truly missed. You were always a pleasure to be around. I treasure the memories of you growing up in Oklahoma City and my visits in Fresno. Our family lost a very special person when you were called away. We will always love you.....man, I miss you.

Your cousin
Jerome C. Davis

Jerome Davis
Cousin

April 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 8, 2011

Just viewing pictures of your new grand son , awaiting visit from your daughter and grand daughters Knowing that you are always with us. My Heart still breaks we miss you so much Loving you forever .

Tracey Winther Lopez
Sister in Law

February 17, 2011

Officer Stevenson, you have not been forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

January 6, 2011

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

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

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