Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Deputy Lisa Dianne Whitney

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 12, 1998

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Reflections for Senior Deputy Lisa Dianne Whitney

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 8, 2018

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

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

December 25, 2017

Deputy Whitney, On this day I want to take a minute to say thank you for your brave service. Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

August 12, 2014

Senior Deputy Whitney,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your service, your sacrifice and the life you lived. I am a recruit in the LASD Academy (class 400) and I came across your story recently. Your passing was tragic and way too soon. My heart goes out to your loved ones and co workers. My husband is a police officer with Long Beach PD, and I shared your story with him as well.

Even though I never met you in person, you have inspired me.. You have inspired me to serve my community with my whole heart and to the best of my ability every single day. I will remember you always.

Thank you again, ma'am. God Bless.

Judy Casillas

Recruit
LA County Sheriff's Department

March 24, 2014

My thoughts are with you and all of your loved ones today.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a Tresure." You have not been forgotten.

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

August 12, 2013

Rest in Peace, Senior Deputy Whitney. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 23, 2012

Senior Deputy Whitney,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ventura County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

August 12, 2011

Thought of you today ( Jury Duty ) , I was to be at a trial for meth. user and dealers. I told the Court that I could not be fair to such loosers... Thinking of you...

RETIRED
VTA S/O

March 3, 2010

Dear Officer Whitney, although now 11 years have gone by, your courage and sacrifice are still on the minds of many with whom you served with. We all Still miss you and love you!

Anonymous

August 12, 2009

I served as a sheriffs explorer for Ventura County. I watched how hard each and everyone of these officers worked each day to protect the county. I know that each day when an officer puts on the uniform and badge he or she knows the risks. Lisa was serving a county in which I live. I will never forget the day having heard the news of a loss of an officer. Its a place I drive by each day to go home. I know she looks down and protects each and every officer who continues to patrol the streets of Ventura and everywhere in this nation. THANK YOU LISA for your service and dedication. RIP

VIP
Ventura police dept

June 8, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

November 9, 2008

Your memory is honored and revered today, the tenth anniversary of your death.

Phyllis L. Loya,Mother of Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

August 12, 2008

I worked for Ventura PD for over 20 years and now work for the Ventura County DA's Office. I knew Lisa from back in the day and was saddened to hear the terrible news of her death back when it happened. I lost my brother, Saul Martinez (CHP Officer) a year before Lisa's death, also in a traffic accident. I know that the world lost a special person when Lisa died. It has been over 9 years now and I still pray for her and her family. Thank you Lisa for your friendship and service to your community. You will never be forgotten.

Ralph Martinez
Ventura County D.A.

December 26, 2007

"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
Sergeant
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 6, 2007

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God. Matthew 5:9 Rest in peace

Officer A.R. White #3568
Fort Worth Police Department, TX

August 19, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Senior Deputy Whitney on the anniversary of her passing. May God comfort you all.
Another Hero that was taken too soon.
Rest in peace. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

August 12, 2007

Deputy Whitney,
Today is the ninth anniversary since you were called home. The years will continue to pass, and we will continue to remember your dedicated passion in making the world a better and safer place. Thank you for the difference you made.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 12, 2007

You and I shared the same last name and we shared our service behind the badge. I would like to have met you. I will some day when my time here is done. Rest in peace, Sister.

Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office

April 14, 2007

Thank you for your dedicated service; you lived and died a hero. Please keep a watchful eye over your brothers and sisters in blue.

Detective
Orlando Police Department

March 23, 2007

My husband was also hit by at an intersection when someone failed to stop. He survived and after a long recovery he is back to full service. I am so sorry that your accident didn't turn out the same as my husbands did. Thank you for your service and God speed.


wife of a deputy

February 5, 2007

You are deeply missed by family, friends and co-workers. May you rest in peace BLUE ANGEL. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

September 21, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Senior Deputy Lisa Dianne Whitney and her fellow officers with the Ventura County Police Department:

On this the eighth anniversary of Lisa's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember her today. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Lisa, I feel as if I know her through the loving reflections left by loved ones and friends. Her valor and courage will never be forgotten.

I hope that God is holding her in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Lisa was robbed of her life so tragically, but through her heroism and the profound sense of duty with which she lived her life, she made an immeasurable difference. May her spirit continue to soar and may her memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lisa gave to her community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on August 12, 1998.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 12, 2006

It will be 8 years that your tour of duty ended and you have not been forgotten. Keep watch over your loved ones and those officers still out protecting the thin blue line. You are a true hero Lisa and will never be forgotten.

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

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

August 12, 2006

Lisa was my wife's cousin, and I only had the privilege of meeting and talking with her one time. She was a wonderful person. When I told her that I was pursuing a career in law enforcement, she was quite encouraging, and it was clear that she loved her job! In the years since her tragic death, I have learned so much more about her via family interaction. I am most fond of the stories that her 90 year old grandmother smiles and tells about of when Lisa would stop by her home to visit while on a meal break. In the past 8 years of Lisa stories, I eventually learned to no longer be shocked by the stories about her contributions to her family, the community, and her agency---instead knowing that deeds that might be considered a great feat for much of society would be everyday standards that Lisa would expect of herself. God Bless.

Joseph L. Caglia, Jr.

August 6, 2006

~~~To those I Love and Those Who Love Me~~~

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while if indeed you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 15, 2005

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