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Officer Noreen Allison Vargas

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, November 8, 1996

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Reflections for Officer Noreen Allison Vargas

Rip officer such a tragic accident. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

M Moreno

March 2, 2024

Officer Vargas,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 8, 2021

Rest well in perpetual peace by sister. Blessings to your loving family for your loss.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister. We remember and honor you on the 21st anniversary of your E.O.W.

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

November 8, 2017

Remembering you today and forever

Deputy Ronnie Cullen
Webster county sheriff office

November 8, 2016

Lanette D'Amelio nice to know you are alive. Let's make contact
George Chavez

George Chavez
Friend of a friend

November 6, 2015

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

It's feels like yesterday that you left us all to be in the Lords arms. You were gone too soon. The joy you brought to us all will never be forgotten. To a great friend, who always greeted us with a big pirate smile. Rest with Love Noreen. We Love And Miss You!

Lanette Norine D'Amelio
Lifelong friend

June 14, 2014

Hello my dear dear friend. I can't believe 15 years have passed since the Lord took you. I miss you dearly. One would think that after all of these years, the pain would ease and ones life would return to normal. This is not the case for me. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you or miss you. I yearn to hear your laugh and see that most amazing smile. Well, I just wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten about you and that all of our little secrets are still secrets. I Love you and miss you dearly. P.S. Give your mom a big for me and tell her I said hello.

Officer Lucas A. Martinez
California Highway Patrol

November 14, 2011

Hello my dear dear friend. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you. One would think that as time goes by the pain would ease and life would return to normal. Well, let me inform you that this hasn't happened. I yearn to hear your laughter and see your most amazing smile. You were the BEST graveyard partner, confidant and friens anyone could ask for. I miss you dearly but I know that one day we will meet again and share a few more laughs. I miss you and Love you! P.S. Give your mom a big hug for me and tell her I said hello.

Officer Lucas A. Martinez
California Highway Patrol

November 14, 2011

I miss you so much Aunt 'Reen. I'm not sure if heaven exists, but if it does I hope you like it. I hope you have Wiskers to play with. If you can, please watch over my Mom. Say hi to Grandma for me too, and please keep Papa here as long as possible. I love you and miss you so much! xoxoxo

Ashley Rak-Lewis

November 8, 2011

I can't believe tomorrow it will be 15 years that you have been gone. My heart is breaking thinking of that. Partially because it makes me realize that you have now been gone from my life more than you were physically in it. Everyone keeps telling me that you would be so proud of me, and I hope that they are right. I am back in school (full time), working on becoming a nurse (shocker I know)! My two boys are growing beautifully, and I am married to my best friend! Lucas surprisingly reminds me so much of you, the way he messes around with me and steven, he likes to play practical jokes on us, just like you did! Don't worry he messes with Franny and Pat too! Can't leave them out right?? Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much I am missing you! I am supposed to be studying, but it is hard when you are balling your eyes out, so I am sitting here with our cat and 2 dogs feeling like a train-wreck while everyone else in the house is asleep. I better get back to studying, just know that I wish everyday that you were still here, I guess God just needed you more...

Love (with all my heart),

Stephanie Fetterman

November 8, 2011

We had a hard time-marriage-wise. I'll take most of the ownership for that. Maybe it was an olive-oil-balsamic vinegar kind of thing.

I remember one time when you and Fran were both pregnant and you were visiting her. I heard about double fatality on the highway and there was a dry panic way down in my throat until I knew you were both okay.

The night before I found out about what happened, I lay awake all night knowing what was coming, wondering how I could protect our daughter from the world of grief that was laying in wait - knowing it was hopeless. I wasn't ready for any of it - even with an emotional head start. It broke my heart on so many levels and is a loss that never completely heals. I had a dream a few years ago and you came to me with simple reassurance telling me "it's okay." Not just you and I are okay but you are in God's loving arms and in the blink of an eye, we'll all be there with you, having forgotten all this.

You must know that even though we had struggles, I loved and respected you greatly.

It is a very rare and blessed person who ends up doing something they were "born to do." You fought through your weaknesses and fears and willed yourself to succeed. You touched so many lives.

Even though you were never a "kid person" - really, you were a loving and devoted mom to our beautiful daughter. She got the best of us both. Thank God.

Ed Shurley

August 22, 2011

Rest in Peace Trooper.

Michigan State Police

February 11, 2011


I can't believe it's been 14 years! I miss you so much! I always remember the silly things you did and how you'd crack yourself up! I miss your infectious laugh! You were one of the best graveyard partners I have had! I love you girl!!!

Officer Kelly Boyd
CHP, friend & co-worker

January 6, 2011

Noreen -

I just found this website today and unbelievably, it is the 14 year anniversary of you being taken from us. I will never forget that day. You would be very proud of your daughter. Your friends miss you very much.

Captain Sherrell Sutherland
CHP - Friend, FTO, & co-worker

November 8, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

The hurt of losing a beloved officer never goes away. The pain and the pride are forever. I pray for solace for your family.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2009


Gosh I miss you so unbelievably much this time of the year is always so bittersweet with Steven's birthday 2 days before the aniversary (poor kid)!! There is SO much that you have missed out on (Physically I mean) you would LOVE your grandboys and Lucas oh man you and him would be tag teaming on messing with me!! I only wish that you would have been here to see the birth of my babies and see me get married. I know that there have been times in my life that I have not made the best choices but I realy hope that you are proud of the person that I have become. Your words still ring in my head!! I can't believe that we are coming up on 13 years here on Sunday I want you to know that you are my hero and you always will be!! I love and miss you so VERY VERY much and I can't wait to see you again!!

I love you Mommy!!

Stephanie Fetterman

November 5, 2009

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

RIP with all the other fallen officers who were taken too soon from loved ones.


October 3, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 21, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Officer for your service


November 3, 2007

Its hard to believe we're going on 11 years. How I miss you!! You are truley an angel. Please keep an eye on your fellow officers(especially Mike), too many are being killed. I love you and thanks for sharing with me your beautiful daughter. I'm sure you are so proud of her!!
I miss you!!
I love you!!

Fran Lewis
Twin sister

April 29, 2007

Hi Reen,

I can't beleive it has been so long, I can still hear your laugh. Steph is getting married this year, weird how we grow. I don't know if there is a heaven but if so will you please say hi to my Dad for me. I love you.



January 20, 2007

A decade has passed and you have not been forgotten by those that love you nor will the Blue Family ever let you be forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 8, 2006

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