Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer III Louis Villalobos, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, March 17, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer III Louis Villalobos, Jr.

I knew for a very short time. He always took the time to say "Hello" and was an inspiration to young officers.

Very, very tragic incident.

Sgt Andrew Garcia

October 10, 2003

Somewhere, Somehow we all know a brother killed in the line of duty.  Louis was from the opposite coast, but he trained me in SWAT II in Fort Dix,NJ.  He was a great instructor and his knowledge and insite into SWAT operations was immeasurable.  He was dedicated and instilled in me the need to train for my position and to focus on my goals.  I'll never forget that he spent every lunch hour of every day running in 100 degree heat and unbearable humidity.  Memories of his dedication get me out the door to run every day. 

Mike Kaulius
Hunterdon County Emergency Response Team

What a small world it is.

When I read the news of Officer Villalobos on the ODMP, I was devistated. Although I had never met him in person, I had spoken to him on the phone a few times when he had called our Dept. for information he needed. He was very personable and a fun person to talk to. He would ask about the weather here, and laugh hysterically when I told him the temperature was in the SINGLE DIGITS!! (As it was always in the 70's and 80's when he called!!) My heart goes out to his family, friends and fellow officers...My thoughts and prayers are with you in this terrible time. I know just from speaking with him those few times that he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


Jennifer Kotzbauer / Secretary
Boone County Police Dept., Ky.

As an instructor, I am deeply saddened by accidents that occur during training. These are accidents that took the life of a loved one, friend, co-worker. But God has a purpose for these fine HERO'S. May they sit upon thrones of gold and serve him, for no harm will come unto them now. RIP BROTHERS/SISTERS.

Senior Corrections Officer W.R. Phillips
CCA Lake City Correctional Facility

Louis died doing what he loved most ... instructing other officers in how to carry out the intricate and dangerous duties of their chosen profession. As a long time member of the LAPD SWAT Team Louis faced many life threatening situations in his stellar career, and met them with a brave and enthusiastic heart. It is sad that he had to leave the department in this way, but his teachings and legend will live on.

LAPD should be very proud that he served them so well.

Nancy A. Howden

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