Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Joseph K. Whitford, Jr.

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Sunday, October 28, 1962

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Reflections for Officer Joseph K. Whitford, Jr.

Officer Whitford,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Coast Guard. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

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

October 28, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Whitford.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 26, 2019

Aloha Dad!
I know that Ekolu is with you and Mom now. Please take good care of him. Like you, Dad, he was a brave and honorable man, devoted to his family. All of your children including Mom have missed you greatly, but our love for you has been constant. You memory lives on through the stories we have told to our own children and grandchildren. May you, Mom and Ekolu find peace and comfort in the arms of our Lord.
A hui hou . . .

Kapena & Polohiwa Whitford
Son and Daughter-in-law

October 8, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

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

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

To our father whom we were never able to know but you are not forgotten. We pray for the day that we will be able to see you again and to know you. You are our hero. May your memory ever be with us. Your posterity will move on. Until we meet again. We love you.

Daryl Whitford
Daughter in law

December 1, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha e Officer Joseph K. Whitford Jr.,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum, a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here. That "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is an hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find comfort as we give comfort to the families who have lost a loved one.

You are`ohana. God Bless this fallen hero. May we embrace him as one of our own family member. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace.

Officer Joseph K. Whitford Jr., I wish you, your loved ones, your fellow officers, and friends, peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today for you HAVE NOT been forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

January 19, 2007

Thank you for your service to our community. You will not be forgotten.

Honolulu Police Department

May 4, 2005

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Officer Whitford, you will not be forgotten. Dod Bless.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

August 8, 2004

No peace officer is without reflection. Thank you for your service. God bless.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

December 15, 2003

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