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Trooper Ralph D. Bates

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, November 8, 1962

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Reflections for Trooper Ralph D. Bates

Trooper Bates,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

November 8, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th 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 pray for solace for those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


November 2, 2007

I am the great grandson of Elsie Green and the Grandson of Virginia Green (Anderson). I had only heard of you, and you died almost exactly 4 years before I was born. My grandfather served the public as the Colorado Springs Fire Chief, I now find myself as a Sheriff's deputy in Montana. Funny how the turns in life bring you full circle,only when you get back to the start of a's different than when you left that point. Our family continues to remember you, and I will carry your memory as a token of strength to insure that tonight, I will go home to our family as I know you wish you had. If there are family members or other officers that would like to contact me, you may email [email protected]

Dep. Erik Olson (Cousin/Green grandson)
Carbon County Sheriff's Office (Red Lodge, MT)

May 20, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Oregon State Police. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Bates deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Bates is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

July 7, 2006

Although i never had the oppertunity to meet this wonderful man it was four years after his death i was born, but his life impacted my life greatly.

Cheri Lea

May 15, 2006

Cousin Ralph, I remember you visiting in your little red sports car. You have been missed all these many years.

Julie Green Bruni (Cousin)

May 12, 2004

Such a tragic and untimely loss, rest in peace my young Brother Ralph, you will not be forgotten. God will give you another assignment on the streets of gold.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

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