Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jeffrey Lynn Azuar

Vallejo Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 12, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Jeffrey Lynn Azuar

You told me that someday you wanted to be buried with Rondo & Princess.....I know you were. I know how much you loved your dogs.

Deanne Willhoft

August 3, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

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

April 12, 2009

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

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

To Jeff's family: I hold you in thought and prayer today. I hope we meet at one of the Northern California COPS functions.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 12, 2009

It's been almost 9 years that you have been gone, and I miss you still, every day.


February 5, 2009

I miss you Jeff. You gave us all a lot of good memories and things to strive for in life, buddy you set the bar high.- RIP Matt

Matthew Adams
former Vallejo PD Reserve #1627

May 14, 2008

On January 26, 2008, the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum opened a new exhibit looking at Vallejo law enforcement, past and present, entitled “Beyond the Badge: The Vallejo Police Department from 1900 to 2008.”

Officer Azuar:

May Your Soul Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

April 16, 2008



March 11, 2008

Officer Azuar,
I moved to Vallejo after your death and didn't really know anything about it until I got called to jury duty one day. Sitting in that jury box during the selection process and looking at your murderer was a horrible thing. Having family in law enforcement most likely kept me off of that jury, and I have to say thank goodness. That first jury was a hung jury and I would have been so mad that you weren't convicted then. Thankfully that murderer was finally convicted.

Thank you for your sacrifice and for serving to protect the streets of Vallejo. You will always be remembered!

Vallejo Resident

December 18, 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
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

September 20, 2007

Words cannot express the gratitude I have for you, Officer Azuar. Although I did not know you, you are a part of our police family. Your dedication and service will always be remembered by your city, your state and the entire country. I am sure you and Rondo are keeping watch from above. Rest in peace sir.

Winston-Salem PD

April 12, 2007

I hope Rando was waiting for you when you walked through the gates of Heaven. Thank you for your service.

April 12, 2007

Remembering you on the 7th anniversary of your EOW.
Time has not diminished your sacrifice and we thank
you for your 21 years of dedicated service. There is
something special about a man and his dog.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

April 12, 2007

"The death of his faithful ones is valuable in the Lord's sight" Psalms 116:15

Thanks Jeff for who you were and for touching lives in a positive way. Your sacrifice will always be remembered.

Sgt Lee Horton
Vallejo PD

March 16, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

December 2, 2006

To Police Officer Jeffrey Lynn Azuar and all his loved ones:

On this the sixth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out all of your family. You all remain in our thoughts and our prayers.

Reading the loving reflections about your beloved Jeffrey gives us some understanding of what a kind and honorable man he was, and what he meant to his family and friends. I don't know if the creators of this web site ever envisioned how many of us would communicate with each other, and with our angels through these reflection pages. But we do and I find such comfort in it.

Officer Azuar, for many years you (and your canine partners ) rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Azuar. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Officer Azuar gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 12, 2000.

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

April 15, 2006

My thoughts of Jeff begin when he and I were Reserve Police Officers at Vallejo Police. Those were very good times. Jeff was always laughing and full of fun. Jeff remained at Vallejo Police as a full time police officer and he served his community with pride. Jeff you made us all proud my friend! We miss you and will always speak of you with a smile and the knowledge that you made the time spent at the job a lot of fun. I will never forget!

Bobby White, Special Agent
Federal Aviation Administration

April 7, 2006

i miss you jeff and i kno my dad does too...even though my dad is in ohio now @ columbus pd it hit him hard and its been 5 yrs already since u have passed but just becuase its been so long doesnt mean we cant still miss you. may you rest in peace

amber duran

December 12, 2005

Every time I return to Vallejo it is hard to believe that you are gone, but never forgotten. Words still can not state how much you are missed.

Linda Christian
Friend of Jeff and Rondo

November 22, 2005

Azuar family and Vallejo Police Department. I was a secondary Ambulance Unit responding to the call. I will never forget Officer Azuar and the day he gave the ultimate sacrafice. He touched the lives of many. He had a beautiful ceremony and we all were proud to be a part of it. Rest in Peace, you are missed by all in Solano County.

Jeff Fantuzzi EMT1A
Medic Ambulance

November 1, 2005

Since I began working here in 1986 I have had the good fortune of meeting and working with many members of the Vallejo P.D. Jeff and both of his K-9 partners among them. When we call for help we always know Vallejo will respond and will do anything they can to assist us. Jeff is very much missed by all of us and his service to his community and allied agencies will never be forgotten. God Bless you Jeff.

Sgt. Michael Collins
Napa County Sheriff

April 30, 2005

We miss and honor you every day...

Olen M. Young

April 15, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 12, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, April 12, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Police Officer Jeffrey Lynn Azuar who died in the line of duty on this date five years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Azuar's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

April 12, 2005

Remembering you on your 4th
anniversary. You are missed.
There is just something special
about a man and his dog!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

April 12, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Azuar.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 11, 2004

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