Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Howard V. Trafton

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1925

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Reflections for Sheriff Howard V. Trafton

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 5, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 7, 2020

He is laid to rest in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA

Richard Stauff
Concerned caring Santa Cruz local citizen.

December 27, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 93rd anniversary of your EOW.

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

September 5, 2018

Sheriff Trafton,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Undersheriff for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Santa Cruz County.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2017

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

September 5, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Trafton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th 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

September 8, 2009

Sheriff Trafton, Thank you for your courage, service and protection to the citizens of Santa Cruz County so many years ago.. I was blessed to be raised in Santa Cruz County and served several years there with the CHP. Please let Deputy Michael Gray know I still miss him. God Bless All

Calif Hwy Patrol. Ret.

September 5, 2008

Thank you Sir, you are a true Hero.

Detective T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA.

July 18, 2006

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