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Police Officer Samuel Eugene Tovrea

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 8, 1900

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Reflections for Police Officer Samuel Eugene Tovrea

Heroes live forever, Officer Tovrea, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 8, 2013

Officer Tovrea,

What a tragic and sad story. Thank you to you and your fellow officers for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten. I pray that your family had strength and found peace while grieving for the loss of their son, daughter in law and grandchildren. Rest in Peace sir

Rachel Vanetti
Law Enforcement Wife

September 30, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Tovrea. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 8, 2012

To Officer Samuel Tovrea, and your family, you will not be forgotten.
I have just found out that you are a long lost family member that I never had the honor to meet..I like you am a peace officer..You gave the ultimate sacrifice to your community, family, and profession!

I hope you take solace in your sacrifice that it was not in vain..Your service to your community was honorable...May you rest in peace always!

Deputy Sheriff Mathew Tallman
Sacramento Sheriff's Department -California

June 21, 2012

To Officer Sam Tovrea, and his family, I say may Samuel and his family rest in peace..
I never knew him, but have recently found that he is a long distance family member..I say your service to your family and your community are the most admirable and honorable.You gave the ultimate sacrifice.
As you I am a peace officer, and several years ago came within minutes of also giving the sacrifice when I was ambushed and shot multiple times responding to a call for service. You will always be remembered and never forgotten.

God bless you and may you rest in peace!

Deputy Sheriff Mathew Tallman
Sacramento Sheriff's Department -California

June 21, 2012

Recently, this country experienced a spate of natural disasters; an earthquake on the east coast, the latest hurricane and Texas is suffering through a huge brush fire.

Natural disasters are a way of life that must be dealt with head on. Today we are blessed to have radar and various other early warning devices that allow us to prepare for what is coming. In 1900, these devices weren’t even a thought.

Think how, if we knew then what we know now, this brave Police Officer might have been able to live out his days to retirement. However, it was not meant to be and the City of Galveston lost four brave men and countless others.

To the people of Galveston, I say, bravo to you for your courage and tenacity to hold on. On this anniversary of his ultimate sacrifice I say to the brave Officer Tovrea and his brethren who died as a result of that storm, I say, God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 8, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Tovrea. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 7, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 116th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 8, 2009

You will always be remembered sir and may you rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 8, 2007

Patrolman Tovrea, you are not forgotten

September 8, 2005

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