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Marshal John Armour Stitt

Paonia Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, September 27, 1952

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Reflections for Marshal John Armour Stitt

I am John Sandoval Sr, a grandson of Marshall John Stitt. My mother was Ruthy Stitt. I am the oldest of the 7 children. I have often reflected on my grandpa and him as a police officer. What his duties were and what it would have be like, to have walked beside him as a little kid. You are missed but always in my thoughts when I reminess on my families past. Rest in peace grandpa.

John M Sandoval Sr.

October 25, 2021

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

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

September 27, 2020

Sadly, I never got to meet my Grandfather John A Stitt. I always felt that in knowing my father, Jimmie Stitt & my uncles, I had a glimpse of the man he must have been.
It was an honor seeing his name at the law enforcement officer’s memorial in Washington DC & I’m proud to be a descendent of this man.

Janet (Stitt) Sullivan

August 26, 2020

I am the the youngest boy of the Griffin family and I was in a chair at the dinner table when Dave Gannon was taking my sister Mary at gun point out the door when he fell and I heard a shot. I feel so bad for the Stitt family still today. I grew up with Lloyd and were friends with the younger Stitt children. I am writing my life story and this terrible tragedy is one of if not the first of many life changing events that I have experienced in my 70 yrs of life. I did not know Marshal Stitt but his memory in the event on September 27,1952 has and will always will be a memory that I will not forget. There are no words that can be said to express what the Stitt family has gone through and the suffering that this tragedy has caused them. I can only say I am hurting for the pain you all have had to go through. Please accept my sorrow for your loss and my apology for my inability to address this until now. Marshal Stitt I sincerely wish it would have turned out differently. You paid the ultimate price serving your duty to our family and I honor you for that and my you Rest In Peace. You are loved more than you know. Respectfully submitted in honor of the Father you are, the Man you were and for the Officer you were. The ultimate price of being a peace officer killed in the line of duty will never be forgotten.

I am one of ten children of the family’s home the day that Officer John Stitt was killed outside our door. I was 3yrs old. Mike Griffin

August 28, 2019

Marshal Stitt, terrible tragedy to leave ten kids and a wife behind. Rest in peace and thank you for your honorable service.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 17, 2018

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst anniversary year 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 7, 2013

Rest in Peace, Marshal Stitt. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 28, 2012

Marshal Stitt - Two Fridays ago I stood in the State Assembly chambers when your name was one of the almost 250 read off during a vote regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to the people of Paonia and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may his perpetual light shine upon you.

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

May 4, 2010

I am a great grandson of Marshall Stitt and have stumbled upon this memorial while researching family history. My grandma stated that the whole town turned out for the funeral. I am proud to be related to such a beloved man. I hope to update this info with the help of my grandma soon.

Anthony Sandoval

January 17, 2006

Let no death go unnoticed. Let no sacrifice be forgotten. God Bless Marshall Stitt.

PO Kenneth M Busler #62
Cleveland, (Ohio) PD

December 18, 2004

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