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Police Officer Larry Eugene Walters

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, November 13, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Larry Eugene Walters

Hey Dad, My last reflection got cut short for some reason. I just wanted to finish by saying that I have more years behind me than I do ahead of me now. I think the toughest years are also behind me because every day brings me closer to seeing you again. Love you❤️

Daughter Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter

September 8, 2021

Hey Dad,
Happy Birthday in heaven. This is the first time in 47 years that you get to celebrate it with your brother, Wayne. The day before he passed I talked to him and whispered in his ear to say “hi” to you and tell you how much I love you. He opened his eyes at that moment and I knew he heard me. He never forgot your birthday. Texted me every year on this day to tell me he was thinking of you. I missed hearing from him today but I know you two are so happy up there in heaven. Probably fishing, camping or watching the Dodgers’ games together. I miss you so much and can’t wait to do those things with you. Except fishing… I don’t want to fish

Love, Taryn
Your daughter

August 28, 2021

Hey Dad, Today makes 46 years since you were ripped from our lives. Just three little kids with our young mom left to pick up the pieces and to try and carry on. We did our best but were never completely whole again. Mom did a great job raising us and I’m sure you told her that when she got to heaven :) My oldest is nearly the age you were when you were killed- you were 31- just a baby. Well, I’ve got more years behind me now than I do in front of me and I can’t wait to see you and mom together again. Until then, please keep an eye on all of us, including your 13 grandchildren. Love you,

Daughter Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter

November 13, 2020

Larry, I recently discovered this reflections tribute postings. You and I went to University Junior high school and Poly High School together. We had hung out together alot in those days. I had an old 37 Chevy and you had a 50-51 Ford. We were always trying to make them faster or better looking. Didn't succeed really on either count. We even dated some of the same girls. I was at your wedding to LaDonna. You made a wonderful couple. I remember your older brother Wayne (I think that was his name) was best man. We lost touch with each other after high school. I was drafted and did not return to Riverside for a number of years. I learned many years later of your passing. You were always a great friend and I can tell by reading your families postings the legacy you left behind. Rest in Peace, good friend.

Bill King
Orange County Transportation Authority

October 26, 2020

Hey Dad, How has it been 45 years when it still feels like yesterday? Life goes on because it has to, but never a day goes by that I don’t miss you and wish you were here. You would have been such an awesome grandpa. I’m so sorry my kids didn’t really know you... only through the minimal memories I passed on to them. We all missed out on so much, didn’t we? You were only 31. So many years ahead of you were not meant to be. I can’t wait to see you again. Each day that passes is one day closer. Love you❤️

Daughter Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter

November 13, 2019

A senseless murder that was avenged on the spot. I see your son's post, and I know he and the other children will carry forward your memory as a man who Stood in the Gap against evil.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

November 13, 2018

Looking at your picture on your motor bike and missing you today Dad. It is beautiful here in Colorado. Wish you could be here to see it. Had a nice time with my son Jared out to a movie last night. I wish he could have known you.

Trey Walters
Son

November 4, 2018

Happy Birthday Dad! You’d be 75 today! Wow! You were only 31 when you died, so you’ll always be young in my memories. This is the first year that I don’t live near the cemetery to take you flowers. I’m so sorry

Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter

August 28, 2018

Hi Dad, It’s been a while since I posted. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you, though. My husband retired from the Sheriff’s Dept in Dec, 2017, after 30 years. It was very bittersweet. Because he was the Chief of Police, some of his motors escorted us out of the city after his final radio sign-off. The last time I had a police escort was your funeral. It really has come full circle. I miss you and Mom so much. My kids missed out on knowing a great man. My heart is at peace, though knowing that each day that passes is one day closer to seeing you again. Until then, take care of Mom. With all the love this broken heart can hold, Your daughter, Taryn

Daughter Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter

February 2, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

December 15, 2017

Happy New Year Dad. Always thinking of you! Love you forever...

Taryn
Daughter

January 1, 2017

Thinking of you today, Dad, on this Christmas day. Love you.

Tamela
Daughter

December 25, 2016

Hi Larry,( my dear cousin)
It has been a long time I miss you everyday since you have been gone, I miss making you chocolate chip cookies I have not made them since, I know you are up there with my mom and dad tell them Hi and give them a hug and a kiss from me, Until we meet again
Love you
Your cousin Sandy

Sandy Fulton Garrett
Cousin

November 13, 2015

Hi Dad,
Well, Mom has been with you for one year now. Give her a kiss and a hug from me. I love and miss you both so deeply. At least I have peace in knowing she's back where she belongs... With you. One day closer to seeing you.
Love,
Taryn

Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter

August 12, 2015

Happy Father's Day, Dad. I miss you more than ever. Please take care of Officer Holloway, another hero taken too soon.

I love you.

Tamela

June 20, 2015

Hi Dad,
I wanted to share some really exciting news with you. Your grandson, Zach received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Class of 2019! I know you would be so proud if you were here. Here's to hoping you see it all from where you are. Give Mom a kiss for me.
Love you with all my heart,
Taryn

daughter

May 15, 2015

Hi Dad,
Today marks 40 years since you've been gone. Where did the time go? The department put on a beautiful memorial ceremony for you today, and they even had a minute of silence on the radio. So many retirees were there. I am honored to be your daughter. My peace comes in knowing that I will see you again. I hope you're resting more peacefully now that Mom is with you. I miss you both so much. Love you...

Taryn
daughter

November 13, 2014

I remember Larry as a good friend.
He was a cousin of my then wife Gloria.
We had some good times visiting and riding our motorcycles together.
Gone, but not forgotten.

Bill Ketchum

November 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad! I know this is your best birthday in 40 years now that you're celebrating it with Mom! Have a wonderful day in heaven!!

Love, Taryn
Daughter

August 28, 2014

Oh Dad... Yesterday must have been a beautiful day for you in heaven as you welcomed Mom back into your arms again. Our hearts are broken that we've lost our mother and our father now, but are comforted knowing that she is with you again and of course, our sweet Jesus! In just 3 months, it will be 40 yrs since you've been gone, yet it will always feel like just yesterday. Enjoy your reunion... I can't wait for ours!

Taryn Walters Ontiveros

August 13, 2014

Hey Dad:

Yesterday your wife and my mother LaDonna left this world. Taryn and I were with her as she took her last breath. She did a wonderful job of navigating the years after your untimely death and getting all three of your kids to be productive adults.

I hope you have found her in eternity. I will always love both of you.

Love,

Trey

Trey Walters
Son

August 13, 2014

It's been almost 40 years. you died 19 years before your son brought me into this world. I'm 20 years old now, and even though i never got the chance to meet you, I've missed you all 20 of them. Your children became beautiful people, and your grandchildren are spectacular. I wish you were still around so I could get to know you, but--you done good grandpa. you done good.

Michael Walters
Grandson

November 19, 2013

Hi Dad,
It's been 39 years now since you've been gone. I still feel like that 8 year old little girl inside sometimes. Miss you...

Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter

November 13, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dad. Love and miss you-

Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter

August 28, 2013

God bless larry-- he left behind a beautiul family one happens to be my most special friend in the world:> Love you Taryn.

Brenda Smith Lewis
friend of family

March 8, 2013

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