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Police Officer Emily Jewett Morgenroth

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 17, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Emily Jewett Morgenroth

Having a memory that never will fail to exist .To all families of fallen officers,their friends ,and anyone her life touched ,if even briefly,Emilly will never be forgotten.

Mark J. Morgenroth
Touched by many,loved by [email protected]

January 14, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Morgenroth.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 29, 2019

Never Forgotten. A sister and friend. It was both a personal and Department loss. My thoughts still go out to her family and friends (both her blood and our blue)
Her loss is still felt every October.

Forever Remembered,
Rest In Peace
Detective, Retired
Jennifer Hutchins
Sacamento Police Department, California

November 1, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Morgenroth. A true humble hero of California.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 17, 2018

It’s been 21 years since you left us. Semper Fi and watch over all of your brothers and sisters in blue.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
CHP Motorsport

October 17, 2018

Rest in peace .

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 17, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 18, 2017

Rest In Peace Sister. We remember and honor you on the 20th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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

October 17, 2017

Rest well my sister.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 17, 2017

Rest well my sister. God bless you and your family.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 18, 2016

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


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 17, 2015

Time goes by so quickly I remember you Emily and pray that the Creator keeps you in memory forever. Your sacrifice was not in vain.

Officer E, Aviles #9256
CHP South Sacramento (ret)

November 8, 2013

Fifteen years ago today. You were such an awesome woman. I miss you, Em.

Steve Johanson

October 17, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Officer Morgenroth,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sacramento. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 17, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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.

I hope to meet some of your family at a NORCAL COPS function one day. You were an amazing young woman who is loved and missed by so many.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 17, 2009

I lived in Sacramento during this sad time in 1997. I will never forget this respected Officer.

Bob Liggett

May 15, 2009

RIP.You will always be remembered and never forgotten.


November 6, 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

December 5, 2007


No doubt, had You achieved Your goal of becoming a member of the FBI, You would have been a great asset. You succeeded at something that I only dreamed of doing - studying and teaching in Japan. Your accomplishments since leaving UCLA were incredible for one so young. May You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

October 17, 2007


Ten years ago today. It's like it was yesterday.
All I can say is, I miss you...


Steve Johanson

October 17, 2007

We are approaching the 10th anniversary of your tragic and untimely death. Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family and friends take comfort in the fact that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

DET SGT, Retired

August 13, 2007

I lived in Sacramento on that sad day in 1997. Officer Morgenroth will always be remembered for being the true hero that she was.

Robert Liggett

February 28, 2007

Officer Morgenroth's, Thank you can never be enough for what you gave so that others would have the chance to live in a safe community. You were taken on the very day my own and only daughter was born. I look at her and I cannot imagine the pain and heartbreak your family has been left with. I hope it brings them some comfort to know that you will always be remembered for being the TRUE HERO that you are. God Bless

summit county

November 10, 2005

I was born and raised in Sacramento and grew up around family friends from Sac PD. I never knew Emily but when I saw her photo there was a genuine look of kindness that reminded me of the officers I grew up around. Eventhough it has been 8 years since losing our fellow officer I know for family and friends it must feel like yesterday. I display a memorial bracelet with Emily's name in my office. I pray that Emily's family and friends keep her close to their hearts and always know that the sacrafice she made was in the pursuit of making her community a better place to live and raise children.
Godspeed to Emily, your not forgotten.

Scott Whitehead
Chief of Police

Chief Scott Whitehead
North Plains Police, Oregon

October 17, 2005

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