Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Dennis Frank Webb

San Fernando Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 24, 1980

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Reflections for Officer Dennis Frank Webb

Rest in peace Officer Webb.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2020

Gone but never forgotten. RIP Dennis. You will forever be in my heart.

Nancy Webb
Spouse

December 24, 2018

On Christmas morning , 1980, I was in uniform riding my LAPD police motorcycle eastbound on the Ventura Freeway approaching the Sepulveda dam area. I, and many other LAPD VTD motor officers en route to day watch roll call, were redirected to the Sepulveda dam area, where your abandoned police car was found, to search for your killer. I'll never forget that day, and will never forget you. You are not forgotten.

Detective II Charles Hart
LAPD

December 26, 2017

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

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 24, 2017

I was in LASD Academy Class 178 with Dennis. I nicknamed him "Cookie" like the character on T V show 77th Sunset Strip played by actor Ed Burns. He combed his hair a lot & after P T would look in the mirror & say mirror mirror on the wall who's the best looking cop of us all". After graduation we all went to work our respective agencies. Dennis was the first of three Academy classmates to pay the ultimate sacrifice. I was shocked and saddened when I learned of his death 41/2 years after graduating. If anything his death meant was my attention to " officer safety". In 1984, while on duty in full uniform I had to use deadly force on a felony suspect, killing him. I have never had regrets and it was the deaths of my classmates that strengthened my officer training skills. Dennis, you, Howard Huang & Jack Miller are memorialized on my wall of fallen officers, relatives and friends who have since passed. I don't forget people I had the privilege of knowing & calling them friends. Because you're a stranger only once.

Police Officer
Los Angeles County Housing Authority Police/Academy Classmate

May 5, 2017

Dennis,
Thinking of you! I will always make sure your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Love you always,

Nancy Webb, Widow
SFPD

December 25, 2016

Rest in Peace brother. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Sgt. David Huang, Ret.
SFPD

December 24, 2016

Remembering your sacrifice today. God bless.

Corporal
Pennsylvania State Police

December 24, 2013

Mrs. Webb,
I am a recruit with the Los Angeles School Police Department, going through the LA County Sheriffs Department Academy in Whittier. Today we were at the Memorial Wall for Fallen Officers and were asked to pick an officer on the wall and to polish there name plate. I came across your husbands plate. Living in the Valley my whole life it really hit home to see his name and department on the wall. I'm so sorry for your loss, and honored to say I was able to take care of his plate today. After reading most of the reflections left for him I can see how much he meant to people that knew him and officers that didn't. I just wanted to say how honored I was to be able to take care of a memorial to your husband. I do hope you are doing well. Your husband is a hero that will never be forgotten and I thank you and him for his service as an Officer.

Recruit David Perez
Los Angeles School Police Department

June 21, 2013

I worked with Dennis as a CSO waaay back then... I am now a police officer in California.. I have had the honor to go back to DC several times to represent my department.. each time i go back I take the time to look up Dennis and reflect on his friendship.... he was a great friend... Nancy, Im very happy to hear that you still honor his memory as well...

Suzy Regan/Police Officer
LAPD/Modesto Police Dept

February 14, 2013

During National Police Week, 2012, I volunteered at an event for C.O.P.S. Concerns of Police Survivors. I vowed that I would never let my husbands death be forgotten, and I never will. I had a picture of him and talked to a lot of people that day; it was a very special honor to be there and remember our fallen heros.

I want to let all of you know how much it means to me that after all these years you still remember Dennis and take the time to write a reflection. And for those of you who worked with Dennis and continued risking your lives everyday to protect and serve, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!! God Bless you all.

Nancy Webb
Surviving Spouse

Nancy Webb
Surviving Spouse

May 27, 2012

Worked with Dennis, miss him.

Sgt Bobby Kirk
LAPD

February 16, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first 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 diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. To his spouse, thank you for sharing your love story with us and thank you for the work you do on behalf of fellow survivors.

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

December 25, 2011

I was working the night of December 24th, 1980, just fresh off training in a one man patrol unit for the City of El Segundo. I was looking for a place to get something to eat, pretty hungry and nothing was open as I drove down Rosecrans Boulevard just east of Sepulveda. I don't remember the exact time, but it was late at night or early in the morning when the broadcast came out that a San Fernando Police Officer had been shot and the suspect had stolen the Officer's vehicle. I do remember it was a very dark night and I immediately re-focused on my job and not my needs. I checked the major boulevards, the 405 freeway and figured I was probably 30 miles away, there wouldn't be much chance the suspect would be coming my way, but I hoped he would. I wanted to see that San Fernando Police car drive by in the worst way. I am not religious but I prayed the Officer would be okay. I later found out he had died. I wondered if he had family, if he died alone and I was angry. Every year, whether I am working Christmas Eve or not, I think about Officer Webb and that night. It is something I will never forget. I still get a chill every time I remember the radio traffic, how lonely I felt driving down the street with no one out, and how sad it was Officer Webb lost his life on Christmas Eve. I will be retiring in 2012 from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department where I have worked for the past 27 years. In two days I will once again remember Officer Webb, 31 years later, as I work my last Christmas Eve in patrol. I will mention him at briefing and honor the sacrifice he made. Best wishes to his family, rest in peace Officer Webb, I will never forget you or your sacrifice.

Lieutenant Joe Efflandt
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

December 23, 2011

Dennis,

I think of you often even though it's been 30 years since that terrible night. I remember I was scheduled to work that shift and you were scheduled to work Christmas Day. I'll never forget how you came to me and asked if we could swap shifts because you had a Christmas party you wanted to go to on Christmas Day. I have always wondered what I would have done if I were in your shoes that night. I have always wondered what would have happened if we had never traded and would my life have been taken that night.

I miss you Dennis and all your crazy name tags that you had. Of all the officers I worked with in San Fernando I remember you the most, you were always a joy to work with and funny.

After you left us I went to work for the School District PD and retired from there. Now I'm a minister and a Pastor of a church. This past Sunday I mentioned you in my sermon. I remember how you used to go down to Holy Cross Hospital and talk with your friend who was a Priest there. If I remember right you had taken your break there that night.

Do you remember the night you told me about this great place to get Italian food and so we went Code 7 there. It was after we were done eating you told me you didn't have any money. You took a chance that we would have been washing dishes but luckily I had some money on me.

I'll see you when I get to Heaven Dennis. I'll never understand why God chose to take you home at such a young age. I'll never forget you.

Reverend Michael Piercy
San Fernando PD Reserve
Retired LAUSD PD

Officer Michael Piercy
Retired LA Unified School District Police Dept.

August 9, 2011

Dear Nancy
Denis an I were in the reserve SDPD academy together I bought a revolver from Dennis because the one SDPD gave me didn't work.

I don't evpect you to remember me, but Dennis, my wife, you and I went to dinner together a couple of times. I think you guys lived on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. The meals I remember, but the address could be wrong.

I just want you to know that I will never forget Dennis. Dennis was mischievious. He was also a Great cop...
tommy russell

police officer tommy russell
SDPD, 1973 TO 1978

May 29, 2011

As the 30 year anniversary of your death approaches on Christmas Eve, I find myself reflecting back on that fateful day. This year will be especially hard because I have lost everyone in my family now. I am the only one left. As I think of you, I am picturing all of you up in Heaven together again. I know you loved my Mom and Dad as if they were your own parents and now they are with you. I will continue to help other Line of Duty Survivors and Law Enforcement in your memory. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten as long as I live.

I was talking with a friend the other day and we were talking about all the new technology now and I told her how I wish you could have seen all of this. I had to laugh because you always had to be the first to have anything new that came out. We had an answering machine before anyone else had them. We had a VCR before anyone else. I couldn’t convince you that if you waited a little longer, the price would come down........ha!! No, you were like a kid in a candy store and you had to have it now. We would be in the poor house by now because technology is changing daily. Oh Dennis, you would have loved it.
Rest in Peace!

Nancy Webb
Spouse

December 18, 2010

I will never forget the night you were killed. I was 19 years old listing to my police scanner. Your death inspired me to be a police officer. It was x-mas eve you were on a ped stop on San Fernando Road when the S.O.B shot you and the took your vehicle to the Sepulveda Dam. I recall seeing your vehicle stuck in the mud and a massive man hunt took place. My friends and I were searchig the area for the scum that killed you.
Twenty-eight years later my dream came true I graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy. I made it and I now patrol the area where your police vehicle was found that horrible night.
I never had a chance to meet you but, I think about you all the time. Thanks for helping me achieve my dream.

P-2 Logan

Officer Logan
LAPD

October 8, 2010

I think about you all the time Dennis and on the anniversary of your death on Christmas Eve was no exception. There were six officers killed in the line of duty here in Seattle over the last six weeks and each one had such a profound affect on me. No matter how many years go by, when an officer is killed, it is like yesterday when I lost you. It makes me re-live that horrible night all over again. I promised you then that you would never be forgotten and you never will. I will continue to do volunteer work in your honor to help other survivors of line of duty deaths.

As I hope you know, you are in my prayers every night. I miss you so much!!

Nancy Webb
Wife

December 28, 2009

Dennis, I knew you through a mutual close friend and co-worker. We both started our careers at about the same time and if you look at a photograph of me in 1980, we even looked alot alike. When you were murdered it struck home for me and I attended your funeral along with our mutual friend and several thousand brothers and sisters. For the first time I faced the likelihood of my own mortality and the truth that this could happen to me.

How you lived your life and your funeral moved me deeply to re-examine my own life and I have never forgotten you. My career choices lead to my leaving the Department before I retired in 1992. But I have stayed connected in one way or another. Today and for the past 6 years, I teach young and experienced police officers a variety of subjects and hopefully haved passed on knowledge and experience that will serve to keep them alive to the day they can retire.

Dennis, you live on through me and all of us in Law Enforcement and you will not be forgotten! God bless you for your service and a career that may have been short but had meaning and purpose.

Ofc. Paul DeLameter
Santa Monica (CA) Police Department

October 13, 2009

On the 28th anniversary of Officer Webb's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Webb is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

December 24, 2008

You're still missed in this household and thought of often. Remembering those days spent on horseback, riding through the foothills always makes me smile. Your generosity toward my daughter and your support of her through difficult times is much appreciated. Her time spent on patrol with you is a stellar memory.

I've long wondered how you knew you would die young. I only wish the responsible teen could have known the fine man you are. Even in those last few moments, you stayed true to your honor as a police officer and treated him fairly.

I'm still in touch with our mutual friends. They miss you too. We're all proud to have known you.

May you find peace.

Loretta Kemsley
friend

December 13, 2008

No fellow Los Angeles Area law enforcement personnel and fellow Commissioned U.S. Officer, killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

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

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

December 24, 2007

I met you before you were taken away. I loved you as I know you loved me we spent so many special days and times together. So many years and every year today I miss you so much and remember the plans we made together and remember what we could have had. But you came into my dream the next night you were taken away and told me everything would be ok and that you would see me soon. You let me go ahead with my life and raise 3 children with the love you gave me and made sure I met someone who could fullfil your dreams and raise the children we would have had together. I was there in the hospital helping you with your last breaths and when you took your last breath and when you looked in my eyes I knew you loved me and what we have planned and talked about was real though at the end I had to pretend though those around us knew the truth and that it real. After 27 years I can no longer pretend. I miss you every year at this time and these moment.

Alma M.
Good friend

December 23, 2007

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