Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Howard B. Taft

Elyria Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 18, 1942

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Reflections for Patrolman Howard B. Taft

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

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

August 18, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Howard B. Taft of the Elyria Police Department, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 19, 2018

Rest in peace Patrolman Taft. Thank you for your honesty and bravery. Was wondering if you were related to President Taft?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 16, 2017

The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

August 18, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 71rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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

February 25, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

August 18, 2012

RIP my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 19, 2010

I was only 8, but you are proudly remembered as my "HERO", Uncle.

Richard P. WATSON,mRCS,USN (Ret)sadiedog
Proud Nephew

February 11, 2008

Ptlm Taft: Your photo and badge are diplayed proudly in the front lobby of our new Police Station. Rest in Peace.

Sgt. Richard Ellis, Jr
Elyria Police Department

May 25, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 30, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

October 20, 2004


I was only 8 years old when you were killed. It is my honor to be the first to leave a reflection to your memory. Thanks to ODMP you will never be forgotten. You died a hero and we thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace Officer Taft.

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

June 9, 2004

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