Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer John Pedro

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 2002

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Reflections for Officer John Pedro

Officer Pedro,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 3, 2022

Still remembered and still honored. Your daughter is 22 years old now and I’d like to tell her and your wife that we thank you for your service. Good bless you and your family. Rest In Peace.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

June 3, 2022

God bless you and for your service to our beloved Highway Patrol. You’re the best of the best. Rest In Peace and May God bless your family..

State Traffic Officer 7185/SLA/CLA/SF/SA
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

June 3, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Pedro.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 30, 2021

God bless you and thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

June 3, 2020

I responded to that accident as a Fire Captain

FC (retired) Jerry Fernandez

June 3, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 3, 2018

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

June 4, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 3, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state. 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you, especially your wife and daughter.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 3, 2010

Dear John,
In two days, sara and I will mark the 8th anniversary of your death. We miss you now as much as ever. Sara wrote you a letter yesterday on Memorial day...she is the sweetest thing...I wish you could see her. You would be so proud. You were a great man and a wonderful father and husband.
Love always,
Colleen and Sara xoxoxoxoxoxox

Ret ofc. CHP

June 1, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Pedro. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

It is hard to believe that it has been 6 1/2 years, it still feels like yesterday that we got the news. Officer Down! There is still so much hurt and sadness that we all feel. I've talked to mom about the old day's when her children were all care-free. We still shed so many tears without you here John. Will we ever feel peace in our hearts again? We miss you more than words can say. We love you! Merry Christmas baby brother!

Tammy Pedro-Moniz
Sister aka Survivor

December 16, 2008

"All Roads - All Codes"

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Pedro, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

June 3, 2008

Colleen & Sara-
Thinking of you and offering prayers of remembrance as you mark this day. Hugs to both of you!

Michelle Walker
Surviving Spouse, CHP Lt. Mike Walker

June 1, 2008

"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

November 21, 2007

Hey John. Just thinking of ya on this day of you leaving us 5 years ago.. I know you are in a better place but we miss ya! Keep resting in peace Commercial Man !!

Calif Hwy Patrol..RET

June 3, 2007

Officer Pedro,

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

June 3, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Pedro. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher

June 3, 2007

Offc Pedro has not left, he's just gone home to The Lord..G-d Bless.

June 3, 2007

Officer Pedro, I came up on your story on the PORAC Law Enforcement News.I read that you used to like in participatin'on the intense discussions on the fine points of LE as well as on truthfulness issues.I know that you handled your job with commitment & Integrity.Hope one day shake your hands :-)

CE Lima CCRPV # 2906

Ptl Lima
CCRPV # 2906

August 18, 2006

A man remembered with love and respect never dies but continues to live on in the hearts and minds of others.

June 3, 2006


I went to Washington D.C. for the Peace Officer Memorial. I found your name, made a rubbing and left you a patch. Others had left you pictures.

You are gone, but not forgotten!

CTC 3-89, Company B....Hit 'em hard, Hit 'em right!


Sgt. Dana Sampson
California Highway Patrol

May 19, 2006

To my cousin I have just now heard of your death and am sorry very sadened by this I also have lost my brother your cousin Loren Gray. I very much would like to be able to get in contact with my Family this is very big tragedy for my mom Viola gray to have lost her son and her nephew . Please know that we are trying to find jhon sisters. God bless you all Please help reunite this family


March 19, 2006

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