Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer George A. Rose, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 9, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer George A. Rose, Jr.

Officer Rose you will never be forgotten. Rest in Heaven.

Sergeant Jerretta Sandoz

December 25, 2019

I wanted to thank you, Officer Rose for your years of service. Having the courage to answer the call for service and protect the community of Los Angeles. You chose a line of work that not everyone can do, or wouldn’t even want to do. Putting your personal life and safety aside to help those in need. Ultimately going out doing what you swore to do “Protect Life”. Your life will be remembered as a Fantastic Officer in your department and on the Memorial wall at the Biscailuz Training Center. God Bless you!

Muñoz, Gabriel
LASD (recruit)

April 4, 2019

I wanted to thank you, Officer Rose for your years of service. Having the courage to answer the call for service and protect the community of Los Angeles. You chose a line of work that not everyone can do, or wouldn’t even want to do. Putting your personal life and safety aside to help those in need. Ultimately going out doing what you swore to do “Protect Life”. Your life will be remembered as a Fantastic Officer in your department and on the Memorial wall at the Biscailuz Training Center. God Bless you!

Muñoz, Gabriel
LASD (recruit)

April 4, 2019

During our academy time at LAPD, George was always a gentlemen and pleasant to everyone.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hands.

Corporal Jim Leen, retired
Rialto PD,

January 18, 2019

I am sorry Brother. Your suffering is over, watch over us from heaven.

Bail Bondsman/LAPD Friend

December 9, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You are honored and remembered on the 16th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 9, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 21, 2017

RIH Officer George Rose you made the ultimate sacrifice. I was your partner the day that you were shot in the back of the head in the parking lot of Southwest Division. We all heard shots being fired from the Westside of the parking lot, but no one could see a suspect. (It ended up being an enraged boyfriend shooting at his girlfriend who had jumped out of his vehicle after an altercation and she was running on MLK Blvd towards the police station). A Sergeant was standing in the back of the parking lot as it was "change of watch" and I was getting a suspect out of the back seat of the patrol car and I noticed that the Sergeant had drawn his 9 millimeter weapon and had it pointed in my direction. I assumed that he was going to fire his weapon, so I pushed the suspect down on the backseat of the patrol vehicle for safety and I dove under the rear wheel well for cover. The Sergeant began to fire multiple rounds through the parking lot, with a sea officers in his line of fire. Officer Rose was walking towards the back door of the station and never saw the bullets coming. George was hit with one round and fell so forcefully to the asphalt that he swallowed 5 teeth and had a 9 millimeter bullet lodged in the back of his skull. The next day that I returned to work, I discovered a life size chalk outline of a dead body with two xx marks in the head in front of my police locker. That drawing indicated that the bullet that George received was intended for me. That was the 4th death threat that I had received from other officers while working with LAPD, because I was an outspoken Civil Rights Leader on the Department and a Inglewood City Councilman. That was my last day at work for LAPD 25 years ago. I will never forget that very awful and dreadful day and I still experience the emotional and mental trauma of George"s shooting and the subsequent death threat. That Sergeant was never disciplined for his "Out of Policy Shooting". My congratulations to those courageous Officers that endured the dreadful racism and sexism that permeated LAPD during that era and they went on to become Captain's, Commanders, Deputy Chief's, and Police Chief's of other Police Departments. May God continue to Bless You All and the future of LAPD!

Garland L. Hardeman, P.O. III
LAPD Retired

September 8, 2017

We will always remember your sacrifice for the city and citizens of Los Angeles. Tragically your life was cut short and the city of Los Angeles lost a hero. But we all serve to honor our fallen brother's and sister's because we are one blue family. The next time I'm in LA I will look up at the sky and say thank you, say thank you to you brother and the many men and women of the LAPD that truly are the guardians of the city of Angels. RIP brother, never forgotten.

A.R.O Jay Tanner
Security Officer/LAPD supporter

December 9, 2015

There is a LAPD Memorial sign in front of Southwest Station. It helps remind us of your sacrifice and we always remember how your life was tragically cut short. KMA-367

Sergeant R. Alvarez
77th Street / LAPD

April 7, 2015

I worked with George Rose and at times he was my partner, well humored. We both trained for the anti-Gun for New Years eve and worked side by side with him as point Officers. Even though he made fun of me ( just a little Heavy) he was the guy you wanted as a partner because he was like brother to me he had my six as I did have his. Blessed be your voyage my friend.

Israel Rubio Supervising Law Clerk
Former LAPD Officer/ Partner

June 27, 2014

As one of two academy classmates who are now immortalized at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC, May your family find comfort in knowing that you are still remembered and missed by many.
It was an honor to both know and serve with you. May your family find comfort in their loss. Rest in Peace Brother

SGT Steve Smith
Virginia Department of Corrections / Former LAPD and Academy Classmate

May 15, 2014

Hi, Brah. I was thinking about you Tonight, as LAPD deals with A Shooter who walked into The Lobby of Wilshire Station….

Michael B. Parlor

April 8, 2014

May you rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer III
LAPD Retired 4/88

December 9, 2013

To My Beloved Cousin, Georgie,

I remember the past, you were one of the very few that made me laugh as a child. Being so serious, scared, and never wanting to be apart from my Grandmother, you would stop me from crying by snatching me up, tickling, and then twirling me around like propellers on a helicopter. Then, you would just let me go! You were always laughing with or at me as a child and it made me feel loved and safe. My brothers, sister and I, at the same time, would poke fun at you and say, "Crack my toes Georgie Rose!". These were known as the good times that still make me smile this very day.

It wasn't a shock to me when I found out you became a police officer. You had every characteristic of a man of valor, just like your father, Uncle George. We as a family miss you dearly. I can't help but think of you when seeing a man in "blue". You made everyone smile and laugh and I am glad that I was able to see you before you were laid to rest. It gives me comfort to know how spent your days, when you able, to protect and keep others safe. Now you are in peace and safe in our Savior's Arms.

Until we meet again,

Min. Jacqueline (Hill) Tyo

May 16, 2013

Sir, know that in the heart of our uniformed family your service will not be forgotten. Prayers to those that are left behind mourning your absence.

Police Officer Lozano
L.A.P.D. Sec.S.D.

April 25, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer Rose. May God give comfort your family.


December 5, 2011

Rest in Peace, Officer Rose. Your sacrafice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 22, 2011


I think of you often. You were a very kind person and truly cared about the people that you served.

I truly wish there were more from our Police Academy Class (12/89) that would post a reflection.

You were a good friend, may you rest in peace.

God bless you and your family.

Cy Hill
Former LAPD

March 11, 2011

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 18, 2011

I read this story, and wanted to pay my respects in this small way. God bless Officer Rose and his family. The Jaynes family.

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

November 2, 2010

My son is at the LAPD academy at this time in his 5th week. I spent many years in the LA area with the California Highway Patrol and read your story today. You were very brave and the Valor you showed that fateful day will never be forgotten. I will pass your information on to my son and if he is ever lucky enough to stop by the Southwest office I'm certain that he will understsnd your bravery...No brave officer should be forgotten and as far as I'm concerned you will always be remembered.

Semper Fi and Thank you for your service.

State Traffic Officer Mike Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol-South Los Angeles/Central CHP

September 17, 2010

Thank you for your sacrifice.


August 7, 2010

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. 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

December 9, 2009

For Police Officer George A. Rose, Jr.:

I join Officer Mike Goldberg (LAPD - leaving a reflection on 10-22-05) who stated "What a horible tragedy his story is.." when addressing the death of Officer Rose. Indeed, a horrible tragedy. Worse, that George's picture hangs on the wall and no facts were readily accompanying it. I do hope that has changed.

George is a hero among heros. His death, though an accident, brings to us a real-life situation. This is not something that would make a movie nor a television show, for it is minus a true plot. It does not make a point for the basis of a story. Sadly, it far more important than that. It is a lesson. It is instruction for both the rookie officer and the "old salty" alke. It tells of an emergency situation where we all react and afterward we find one of our bullets has taken out our brother. In the couse of high-tension, perhaps confusion, and fear in the minds of everyone. This lesson should never be forgotten. Officer George A. Rose, Jr.... should never be forgotten. By any of us. Ever. His death brings to us the need for as much concern for others as we want for ourselves. That he would suffer for so long until his death, along with his family, should be enough to make us remember. To place great emphasis on our endeavor to prevent such a tragedy again. Least it be you...or have caused it to happen again.

To Officer George A. Rose, Jr. I render a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 1, 2009

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