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Officer Ricky Bill Stovall

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 24, 1998

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Reflections for Officer Ricky Bill Stovall

Rest in peace Officer Stovall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2020

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 24, 2018

"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

Dear Officer Stovall: Marking the anniversary of your EOW and thanking you for your service and sacrifice. The loss of you and Officer Irvine struck a blow to everyone in CHP and all of law enforcement.

You are loved, missed and appreciated. Please watch over all of our officers and please protect my beloved San Bernardino Squad.


LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

February 21, 2013

Dearest Officer Stovall: Can it really be 15 years since you and your partner were taken from us?

Just wanted to acknowledge the anniversary of your EOW and to thank you for your service to the Blue and Gold. You are remember,ed, loved and appreciated.

Please watch over all our officers and please protect my beloved San Bernardino Squad.


LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

February 21, 2013


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 24, 2012

Thanks for your 2 years of services, Ricky.


February 24, 2012

Never forgotten.

Geiger, Senior Officer

September 26, 2010

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Ricky...I miss you!!! HS was great with your smile!! RIP

old friend

March 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 24, 2009

We are sorry for your Loss. My family has also experienced the loss of a loved one in the line of Duty. This was sent to us, We found this helpful. Hope this helps your family as well.

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


December 17, 2008

A decade has passed but you have not been forgotten as true heros never die. Continue to watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm, also those still out on patrol guarding over the thin blue line.

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

February 24, 2008

Today on the 10th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for you and those you left behind.
Rest in peace Sir, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 24, 2008



February 19, 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

Taken from us coming to the rescue of others. That is what a true hero is about and that is what you will always be remembered for.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 24, 2007

It takes a special person to do this job. Time has not
diminished your sacrifice and we remember your EOW
nine years ago today. Thank you for your service.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 24, 2007

Trooper Stovall, it has been almost 8 and a half years since you and Trooper Irvine were taken for a higher calling. May God watch over your family and may they know that, only having two years in, you were still a part of a brother/sisterhood that mourns and NEVER forgets those that have given their all. You are a hero, etched forever in stone with over 17,000 others. May your family know that you touched sooo many lives....Even with people who did not know you. People like me. And it is because of this that your children should be proud. Thank you, sir. Thank you.

Disabled LEO in Georgia

August 18, 2006

Rest In Peace.


April 11, 2006

To the family and friends of Officer Ricky Bill Stovall, and most especially to Officer Stovall himself:

On the eighth anniversary of your tragic death, know that you are being thought of and remembered by those whose lives you touched, whether they knew you personally or not. Your memory is honored and revered.

May your family be comforted and supported by those who care for you and your loved ones.

Rest In Peace, Officer Stovall.

The CHP suffered greatly when it lost two officers to this terrible tragedy.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

February 24, 2006

Officer Stovall, you are a hero. Thank you for your service to your fellowman. May God bless you and your family.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

February 24, 2006

Rest in peace, Ricky. Remembering you on the seven year anniversary of your death. Peace to your surviving family as well.


February 24, 2005

You are forever our heros. Your smiles and sparkle will always be in our hearts.  Tuesday morning, February 24th, 1998, you went enroute.  You are now 10-97 to guide us safely through your eternal fixed post.  We will see you again as we come through your checkpoint.

We miss you, we love you.

Your dispatchers,

San Louis Obispo CHP Communications Center

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