Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman George Edwin Van Wagenen

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, May 23, 1931

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Reflections for Patrolman George Edwin Van Wagenen

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

May 23, 2015

Patrolman Van Wagonen,
On today, the 81st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Utah. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

May 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst 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 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

May 23, 2012

Great Grandpa it's an honor to be your great grandson. You left behind a legacy that continues to grow.

Colby Van Wagenen
Great Grandson

November 30, 2008

Great Grandfather, I have only recently learned that you have been honored by the Utah Highway Patrol. I heard the stories as a kid, I am grateful for your service. I am humbled by your sacrifice.

Linda Condor
great grand daughter

June 16, 2007

It's an honor to know your story and to bear your name.

Kaylynn VanWagenen

April 14, 2006

Rest in peace my friend..... may God bless you for your unselfish service to the UHP and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of the citizens of the State of Utah. The rest of us in the brown shirts keep watch now in your stead but will never forget you.

Trooper Mark Shepherd

May 25, 2004


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 sacrafice. You died a hero. Rest in peace sir.

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

May 8, 2004

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