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Patrolman Fasiolepia F. Ta'Ase

American Samoa Department of Public Safety, American Samoa

End of Watch Sunday, June 21, 1981

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Reflections for Patrolman Fasiolepia F. Ta'Ase

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

June 21, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Ta'Ase. May his soul rest in peace, and may God bless his family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

January 26, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

On the 34th anniversary of your murder, I can only hope that the lesson taken from your encounter with a madman is that, POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD ALWAYS BE ARMED. It doesn't matter where you work, you're doing a dangerous job and those who feel that your carrying a firearm is not the right thing should smarten up. I cannot recall now, but I believe that the power of common sense finally took hold in American Samoa and those brave men and woman who patrol that island paradise (I can only assume) finally have the tools to do the job properly.

Patrolman Ta'Ase, I pray you are resting peacefully and not out trying to walk the beat. You have earned your rest. God Bless you, Brother.

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

June 21, 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 31rst 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I am sure you are proud that your family has continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 14, 2012

i know i never knew you because my dad was only 10 years old when you passed away.but just by reading the different comments that other friends and relatives are saying,i really do think and believe that you would've been a hero for me too.i hear different stories about you and your greatness,even though my dad says that you were strict but it was for their days.if i only knew you but i don't.i know that you are looking to me from up above and you are my witness that i always sit on your grave.just to let you know that i am proud to be a TAASE.i love you grandpa.don't worry,i love both you and grandma.if she's here with us,your also here too and will never be forgotten.

Aimoto Tammy Taase

June 17, 2011

Dear Dad this is your son in blue uniform, that work in the department of public safety in American Samoa for 29 years. Dad you are my hero, and you are my best friend in my whole life. I know you watching me when am on duty, some day dad I will see you again. Dad every father's day I looked up to the sky, and I reflect my mind from the first day that you and mom always taking care of us.Til the day that our Heavenly father called you Home. Dad we missed you everyday, dad my hero, the day that our heavenly father called you to come, Mom still single because she love you so much. Dad that's how we love you, we know some day we will meet again. My hero I wish you were here, and watching me in blue uniform driving the Police car. Your son in blue uniform. Fasi Jr Ta'ase 11


June 20, 2010




June 20, 2010

Patrolman Ta'Ase, it's been quite a few years now since your life was taken, probably needlessly. I don't know if a firearm would have saved your life but that's something we'll never know now. We can only hope the powers that be have given serious thought to this subject.

You showed a lot of guts and you did your job to the utmost making the supreme sacrifice. You are a hero and have not been forgotten, not by your family in American Samoa, nor by your extended family throughout the United States.

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

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

January 6, 2009

Dad, you are a hero and we love and miss you still as much as we did the day you passed. Your children all miss having you in our lives and I am always sorry that you did not get to see us and our children grow. I hope that you and Ina are in heaven together watching over us all.

Love Always,
Your Son,



December 31, 2008



September 8, 2008

Sir, I had the priviledge of working under your son's watch Fasiolepia Jr. Ta'ase who now is a Lieutenant in the patrol division. I tell you it was a hell of a ride working under his watch for 2 years before I got transferred to traffic. Your son is a great leader in the department & you should be proud. I may say we are carrying on the tradition with pride to honor your scarifice & to all of our brothers in blue who have given their lives in the line of duty while trying to make our world a safer place to live.

God bless your family & God bless our brothers in BLUE

Police Officer II Filemoni Amituana'i
American Samoa DPS

July 23, 2008



July 5, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Policed Officer

June 14, 2008

It has been twenty-seven years since the end of your watch and you are not forgotten. Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

April 8, 2008

"You will be forever in our Hearts"

Just want to express lots of prayers, love and sympathies
to your loved ones all over the world, mostly your dearest
ones you left behind....

God bless you all..

friend from native land

August 28, 2007

I was only 2 years old when you passed away. I remeber only being on the plane going to Samoa. But my mother Aimoto (your sister) always talks about you. Til this day she sits and reflects on all her brothers n sister. You were the oldest and she is the youngest. So I guess thats why she talks about you so much. I have heard nothing but great things about you uncle. Even though I was too young to know, but I knew you loved all of us. And I am proud to call you my uncle. I Love You Uncle Fasi. Til we meet again. As we say in our native tongue "Soifua".

Big June

July 12, 2007

My friend, my brother in blue, do not despare even though you are no longer with us in body you are always in are hearts. Enjoy heaven, someday god permitting i will have the honor of meeting you. Until then be in peace and watch over us your brothers in blue.


May 18, 2007

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Ta'Ase. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

GOD Speed, Warrior!

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt

July 15, 2006

Officer Ta'Ase, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Keep watch over your family as you have been since your tour of duty ended 25 years ago. Wrap your wings around them and protect them.

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

Bob Gordon, Asst. Chief, Retired
Riverside PD, IL

May 26, 2006

rest in peace

February 15, 2006

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for those who have made this arena possible to post a few words to pay tribute to our love one that has been passed on doing what they love and enjoyed. I also need to thank those who have left such great words of comfort and encouragement. This site was unknown to me until my dear friend Keddi Kerby told my family and I about it. This is such a special moment for me just to reflect on my father's passing since it has been a while ago. My father was a great man and waws agreat leader in his village and his island of American Samoa. He was very talented and possessed a great love for his family. He was a businessman, a teacher and a policeman. He was loved by everyone for his generosity and a sense of responsibility to provide for his mother and father along with his extended family. There are not enough words to describe the love I have for my father. I know that he's with our Father in Heaven along with many great love ones who have passed on. I know that one day I'll see himand that he'll now who I am and our reunion will be great along with all those love ones that I love so much whose on the other side of the vail. Thank you again for creating this arena. I do have a picture of my father and I would send that. Don't be a stranger!

Son/Tunufai F.Taase
Mesa, AZ

April 11, 2005

No greater love a man can have than to lay his life on the line for those he may not know.


March 27, 2005

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