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Sergeant Forest Underwood

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 9, 1944

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Reflections for Sergeant Forest Underwood

Semper Fi CHPY. You will always be with us. We are so proud of you and may God bless you and your wonderful family. After reading all of the entries below from your family I’m more certain that they will always think of you. I know I will and all of our brothers and sisters in LE as well as all within our ranks. The BLUE & GOLD never forget our hero’s. And you are one Hero that we will always remember. You would be so proud of your Brothers and Sisters patrolling our highways now. They all represent what you stood for and what you gave that fateful day.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol

March 9, 2020

To my Grandfather:
I am proud to be your Granddaughter.
You now have:
2 granddaughters
1 great grandson
2 great granddaughters
1 great-great grandson
3 great-great granddaughters

Thank you, peace be with you.


April 6, 2019

Sgt. Underwood,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 9, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 9, 2018

You will never be forgotten. Your great great-grandchildren stand tall!

Sue Underwood Antolin

January 11, 2018

To my Grandfather,

You now have a great great granddaughter and a great great grandson.

Love you.


April 25, 2017

I am the widow of Sgt Forest Underwood's son. He was killed before his son I married so I didn't know him, but I heard much praise about him. His son also was a good man. I pray he and his son are reunited. God bless all.

Widow of his son.

March 5, 2017

I am Sergeant Underwood's second granddaughter. I never knew him, as he was killed before my father and mother were married. My father was only 17 at the time of his death and I know it was very hard on my grandmother and him. It's heartwarming to know that he has not been forgotten after all these years and that people still care to enough to comment. I really wish I could have met him. Though I didn't know him, he has my love and respect. I am very grateful the person that took his my grandfather's valuable life did not get away with it.

Cindi Bailey

October 4, 2011

We are all proud! I am a Granddaughter of this man. He has two Granddaughters, a great-grandson, two step great-granddaughters, and a new great-great-granddaughter.

His son, my father, was a good man who raised a fine family.

Thank you so much for putting this web site together. We are proud!!

Granddaughter of Forest M. Underwood
His legacy lives on


September 23, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 9, 2010

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Underwood. Your sacrifice is not forgotten

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 156th 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.

Time never our respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. You were still doing your job to the very end and providing valuable clues so that murderer could be apprehended.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 8, 2009



March 24, 2008


Van Den Berghe

March 11, 2008

Thank you for your bravery, service and sacrifice. May your family find comfort in knowing you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

July 30, 2007

RATHER THAN SWERVE FROM THE PATH OF DUTY !! You were Blue And Gold till the very end ...Rest easy Sarge knowing you are not forgotten !!

Calif Highway Patrol...Ret.

March 7, 2007



December 29, 2005

Sgt. Underwood...while our soldiers were overseas fighting a World were here fighting a never-ending local war against the criminals that infest our society. I agree with the visitor below (Gail) in that all of the stories on the ODMP should be read & I visit this site every day to do so. The bio of your death really says alot about you. God bless. Your work is not forgotten.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

March 3, 2004

As I read your memorial, I reflected on how often officer's last minutes are filled with acts of incredible selflessness or an equally incredible determination to do what has to be done right to the very end.

I visit this page daily because your stories should be read as well as told.

Gail DeGeorge

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