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Police Officer Sunny Ma Lov

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 4, 1990

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Reflections for Police Officer Sunny Ma Lov

Last night’s tragic death of another Dallas PD officer on Central Expressway brought back many memories surrounding your equally tragic passing. It was our honor to help support your family in the aftermath, and hope that it was at least the smallest help for you at the beginning of this long journey without Sunny.
Amy and Jay Varney

Sheriff (ret) Jay Varney
Madera County Sheriff’s Office

February 13, 2021

Sunny worked for me when he was killed. I went to the scene, and later went to his home and notified his family.
It was the hardest thing I ever did in my entire tenure on the police department.

Sgt. Lonnie Allen
Dallas Police Department

November 4, 2019

You sound like you were the best this great country had to offer in the way of our great profession. Thanks for coming to this great country and being part of it. I would have been proud to have worked with you--

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

November 4, 2019

I'm just finding this article. I was there when this God awful incident happened. I had moved into the lane next over from the fast lane waiting to exit. I saw the car in my rear view coming up on me really fast. Officer Lov was about two car lengths from me in the fast lane settin down flares. As the car came nearer I realized they weren't stopping and the officer was at high risk. I was fixing to move over into fast lane and use my truck as a barrier between the car and Officer Sunny, thinking the truck would take the impact and the officer would have a chance to dive for cover. The car blew past me before I could. Officer Sunny was bent over placing a flare, looked up and saw car coming. He stood up as car hit him. The car hit the brakes right when he hit the officer. I have never witnessed anything like that in my life. I am so sorry for this family's loss. I have never forgotten that early morning. God bless ya'll.

Heidi Harber
Witness to accident

August 5, 2019

I love you Dad!!

Kim Ellis

November 4, 2018

I love you Dad!

Kim Ellis

November 4, 2017

Even though its been just over 27 years since I saw you last. I remember what a great person you were. So glad I was fortunate enough to have been able to spend time with you at the academy and at NE patrol.

Sgt. Ed Cate
Dallas Police Department

May 17, 2017

Sunny Lov was my rookie and a very dear friend.
He inspires me to this day.
He had an incredible passion for his adopted homeland, believing in American exceptionalism as few native citizens could as he knew first hand how unique America is in human history. He served selflessly. He loved his family well. He dreamed of his children and grandchildren living the American dream in honor of the men and women who died in Southeast Asia to make it possible for such a blessed life. He wanted a home and a business to keep his family together.
He sacrificed so much to get his family to America.
He was a true mighty man of valor.

Sunny, I wish I had been there with you in November '90. Miss you, my dear friend.

Sr. Cpl. S. G. Towns, 4436 (retired)
Dallas Police Department

May 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Dad!!! Love you so much!!!!

Kim Ellis

January 8, 2017

Thank you so much for your sacrifice, love, and dedication to our family!! I love you Dad!!! You're in our hearts forever!!

Kim Ellis

November 4, 2016

You survived the killing fields of Cambodia, POW and refugee camps. You brought your family here to the United Stated for a better life. Your life, legacy, and example will live on with us forever. We will never forget.

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends". -John 15:13

Officer M. Ellis #3960
Son in Law / FWPD

November 4, 2016

Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

July 11, 2016

Miss you lots! Saw family videos and heard you call me "boo boo" just like everyone said you did. It's been a tough week, we are thinking about you daddy!

Kim Ellis

July 9, 2016

RIP my friend!!!!

Former Police Officer
Dallas Police Department

November 5, 2015

There's not a day that you are not in my thoughts. Wish you could be here with me and your grandchildren. Miss you and love you! ❤

Sunnat Lov

November 4, 2015

Missing you!

Kim Ellis

August 27, 2015

Thank you for creating such a beautiful daughter inside and out. We had the pleasure to meet Kim and your son-in-law, Mitchell this past weekend. You would be very proud of the husband Kim chose. Know they both have many new sisters and brothers who will be there for them both.

Steph Black
Daughter-in-law of Maine State Policeman Charles Black
E.O.W 7/9/1964

Stephanie Black

June 24, 2015

Hello Sir,
I had the opportunity to meet your amazing and incredible daughter and her husband this past weekend. She is a beautiful soul. I'm sure you are very proud of her. I know she misses you and honors you every day.
I wish I had the pleasure of knowing you myself. One day I hope I will be able to meet you as we reunite with loved ones in Heaven.
For now know that Kim is in good hands and learning new ways to survive. I'm so glad I met her.
God bless you Sir. Thank you for being one of my Heroes.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

June 23, 2015

Something amazing happened last week! Hope you saw :)
We have an amazing family! Thank you Dad!!!!

Kim Ellis

January 16, 2015

You're missed today dad! Heroes live forever!

Kim Ellis

November 4, 2014

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

November 4, 2014

Love you & thinking of you.

Kim Ellis

October 20, 2014

Love you dad!!!! Thinking of you. Just the other day I was looking at old family pictures with mom and Ellis. Just wanted to stop by and say hi. :)


September 16, 2014

I am now showing pictures of sunny to my grandkids and telling them about this wonderful man I knew and worked with at woolley tool some 20+ years ago . Sunny I will always remember you R.I.P

Mike Selvey

January 29, 2014

Officer Lov (Pops),
I'm so proud to walk in your footsteps. Your daughter means everything to me and I don't know what I would do without her! I'm so thankful for the life you lived and the legacy you left behind. It brings me great joy to have become a part of your family. Kim has grown up to be so wonderful and beautiful, I can't tell you how thankful I am for her! You are missed and your sacrifice is not forgotten. Thank you!

Officer M. Ellis
FWPD / Son-in-law

November 4, 2013

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