Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Harold Bechtelheimer

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, September 14, 1949

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Reflections for Patrolman Harold Bechtelheimer

Rest in peace Uncle Harold. You are a hero to our family and inspired me to be a law enforcement officer. Your picture hangs in a place of honor in my home.

Lee Ann Smith Williams
Great Niece

January 30, 2023

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 14, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Bechtelheimer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 8, 2019

I was six years old when this event occurred. Patrolman Bechtelheimer on many occasions ate at Love's Spring Camp Cafe, where my mom Rita prepared her famous double stack enchilada's. Lee and Marge Love, and their daughter Marge Lee the owners of the cafe were pranksters along with my mom. One day a lizard, don't remember if it was a fake one or real, was put in a sandwich Patrolman Bechtelheimer had ordered. Everyone in the cafe at the time was in on the prank, so needless to say when Harold bit into the sandwich everyone had a big laugh including Harold. After that whenever a Patrolmen would come in for a break or lunch ,my brother David, 2 at the time would run up to them and grab their leg and start yelling Becklheimer, Becklheimer! The whole place would become silent and everyone would tear up... I am now 72, when I would ask the how and why of Harold's demise, as a 6 year old, my parents would become silent and offer no explanation. I now know why...

Edward Arellano

August 19, 2015

I never knew Harold but I heard stories from my grandfather(his brother) Vernon Dallas Bechtelheimer. I LIVE IN Veedersburg,Indiana . Gary L.Lyons God bless you. May 01, 2014

no rank
grandfather was his brother

May 1, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 14, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Bechtelheimer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Patrolman Bechtelheimer - Three Fridays ago, on a very rainy morning, I was in the State Assembly chambers when your name was read off as one of the almost 250 others, during a motion regarding this month's Police Memorial week. I stood next to CSP Chief Wolfinbarger who acknowledged the mention of each and every CSP member.

Thank you for your service to the people of Colorado.
May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 10, 2010

Thank you Trooper Bechtelheimer for your bravery, dedication and paying the ultimate sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

Colorado State Trooper
Colorado State Trooper

November 5, 2007

You are not forgotten.. HERO AlWAYS REST IN PEACE

Patrol Officer
W.P.P.D , Colorado

May 24, 2007

God bless Sir. Though many years have gone by let it be known that there are still many who have never forgotten the sacrifice that was made.

G. G.
Colo. Sprgs.

March 8, 2006

God bless you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

December 7, 2004

God bless you sir. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

March 23, 2004

God bless you, thank you for your brave sacrifice.


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