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Police Officer Philip N. Trust

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, May 13, 1982

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Reflections for Police Officer Philip N. Trust

40 years ago I was a 16 yo girl. I was attacked in my home by a rapist. It was a terrifying night and thankfully I survived. There was a moment when the police came and I had to try and put into words what happened. I looked up at the officer and I saw "TRUST" on his name badge. His kind, caring face and that word helped give me strength to give a statement. I remember him being so patient as I stumbled thru my sentences. I am so thankful for Officer Trust seeing me thru that night and helping me convey what happened. The attacker was essentially caught and convicted. I am so sorry Officer Trust was not alive to see that and that his family had to continue on without him. He is a hero, and that night, he was my hero. Forever thankful.

Lori (Ball) Breznik
Indebted Citizen

March 10, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Trust.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 16, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 13, 2018

Officer Phillip N. Trust will never be forgotten. May God please bless his four children in their lives, and may his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

April 13, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to Phil's family this day and always. Never forgotten.

Gayle
Friend

May 14, 2016

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
Texas

May 13, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 10, 2013

Your sacrifice, at the hand of a coward, honors you, your department, your chosen vocation, your service, family and friends, your community and the larger law enforcement community. I pray that your family, colleagues, friends and community continue to heal, remember and honor you.

Now the community and your department must deal with another cowardly criminal act resulting in the loss of one Riverside Officer and the serious wounding of another. My thoughts and prayers are with these most recent victims, their families and friends, the department and the community.

Continue to Rest in Peace - and welcome another Riverside hero in the next Life.

Retired Police Chief, Colorado
Former Riverside Resident

February 8, 2013

Today on the 30th anniverdary of your death, I am one of the police survivors fighting for justice for you and the other 41 law enforcement officers whose killers are on death row. The death penalty is under attack in California, but many are defending it trying to preserve the justice that you, your family, and Riverside Police Department were given by a California jury and judge. From one of those who are waiting for justice.

Rest In Peace. You are remembered today.

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

May 13, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 27th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 23 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 13, 2009

this is my grandpa. he died 10 years before i was born

JB
GRANDSON

July 7, 2008

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Your unfortunate death is discussed by some of us when emphasizing how even a nude individual may be a possible serious threat, upon initial contact by law enforcement personnel.

Officer Trust, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

May 13, 2008

YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 13, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 20, 2007

It's a complete disgrace that the courts allowed this slimeball to get away with the death of you and your partner, Officer Doty. What a complete and utter sham.

Doug Teachworth

May 29, 2007

25 Years ago, I was 10 years old when this happened down the street from where I lived in the La Sierra area of Riverside. I have never forgotten this incident, or the lessons learned from it as a young Riverside County Sheriff's explorer. I have visited your memorial often and will never forget you, or Officer Doty's ultimate sacrifice. God Bless....

Ofc. Chris Lee
Marana P.D. (AZ)

May 28, 2007

Just a reminder to the criticizing public that are not aware of the dangers we face everyday that anybody, regardless of sex, height, weight or physical disability, can hurt you if they want to. Rest in peace always sirs and know that you will never be forgotten for your sacrifice.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 13, 2007

Rest easy hero, knowing that your dedication and service will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 21, 2006

Just thinking of you and your family on this Thanksgiving............

AZ Narc

November 23, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Philip Trust, his fellow officers, and most especially to Officer Trust:

It has been twenty three years since you and Officer Doty were so brutally murdered. We honor and remember you. Rest in Peace, Officer Trust.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend to his loved ones our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Trust was killed in the line of duty.

To Officer Trust: I am friends with a medically retired Concord officer who served along side you in Riverside, and we have often spoken of your tragic death. I was sickened to read in yesterday's paper that the despicable criminal who murdered you and Officer Doty has been granted a new trial. It is very disheartening to know that twenty three years after you were robbed of your life, that a new trial is being granted.

That news makes me cry for you and your family.

May your loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with them and for them.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Officer Trust gave to his community and the citizens of California, and the supreme sacrifice he and his familly made on May 13, 1982.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larrry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2005

God bless you for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

DE
St. Louis City Police

July 19, 2005

06/03/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace officer Trust.

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

June 4, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Philip, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

November 21, 2003

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