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Policeman Roland E. White

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, May 11, 1950

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Reflections for Policeman Roland E. White

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 11, 2018

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 11, 2015

I'd never seen a picture of my cousin Roland before. Nor did my family tell me the exact specifics. It was reported to me as a domestic violence call where the wife was aware the husband was armed but did not pass that information to the officers.

Roland's wife was pregnant with their second at the time. She safely delivered and eventually re-married and my family lost touch. But she was never the same. I guess no one really was after Roland's loss.

So sad. I pray that each and every LEO will come home safely to your families loving arms. I thank each and every one of you for your service.

Perchance you show up in my OR I promise you red carpet treatment.

My first cousin

May 8, 2013

Rest in Peace, Policeman White. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

On the desk in my home office is a 1/18 scale model of the patrol car you drove that night. Now it is a reminder of you. Officers and employees have learned from sacrifices you and so many others made. You keep us safe. Never will you be forgotten.

Jim Grant
LAPD Civilian Employee

September 13, 2010

Thank you for your bravery, duty and ultimate sacrifice. Sixty years have passed since you were brutally murdered but your service is a testament to your character. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

May 11, 2010

Your bravery under fire is commendable. You are not forgotten.
May God continue to watch over you and your family.


May 11, 2010

Policeman White - An incredible story of a fight for survival. You demonstrated courage in the face of overwhelming odds. Thanks for your service and for your example. May God garnt you eternal rest, and may His perpetual light shine upon you.


April 6, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 11, 2009

Rest in peace Officer White. You are not forgotten.


May 9, 2008

Brother Officer White,

My family and I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to another hero. We thank you for your bravery, your honesty and your integrity. More importantly we thank you for the sacrifices you made in selflessly serving our community. Only those of us who have served fully understand the sacrifices we make to protect our families, friends, and fellow citizens. By and large these sacrifices pale in comparison to your ultimate sacrifice. God bless you and your family. You are in our prayers. Rest is peace

Final Inspection

The Policeman stood and faced his God,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?

The Policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No Lord I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just to steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've cried unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had to much,
but if you don't I'll understand.

There was silence all around the Throne
where the saints had often trod.
As the Policeman waited quietly,
for the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, Policeman,
you've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you've done your time in Hell."

Peacekeeper, Master Security Policeman
SMSgt, USAF (Ret)

July 7, 2007

I'm sure that your memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew you or worked with you. I pray that God grants peace and comfort to your family, friends and co-workers.

Rest well, warrior, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on in your honor.


October 11, 2006

You will never be forgotten!

Officer Michael A. Barone
Los Angeles Police Dept (77th)

December 8, 2005



July 21, 2005

Rest in peace, Brother.

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

October 26, 2004

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