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.

We have not forgotten you.....
LAPD/SOW

Anonymous
LAPD

December 28, 2008

Rest in Peace. You are not forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro
NYPD

December 9, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on ths seventh anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be fogotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 9, 2008

You are not forgotten....

Anonymous

December 8, 2008

I salute you for your dedicated service to law enforcement and want you to know that you have not been forgotten. Today's Watch 09DEC07 is in honor of you and your family. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones today and everyday.

MA1 Provenzano
U.S.NAVY

December 8, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 5, 2007

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
Sergeant
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

December 1, 2007

George,
It has been almost six years since your death and 15 years since the shooting, yet I remember every moment as if it happened yesterday... I often replayed that day in my mind trying to find a way to prevent the inevitable... I often wished it was me that had been hit by that bullet instead of you, I wished I had stopped the suspect before other officers started to fire... you had incredible valor that day as you ran toward the suspect with the intent to stop him and now you are gone... I know that the officer that fired behind us carries a tremendous amount of guilt and he has never been the same, I pray for him, as I pray for you and your wonderful wife and children... Thank you for your friendship and sacrificing your life for me and others that day, you are the true hero... your partner, michael

Police Officer III Michael Skajem
LAPD

October 13, 2007

Officer Rose, it's so hard to believe that this has happened to you, i remember talking with you like it was just the other day and laughing too. when we were at hllwd you would talk about finding someone to braid your little girl's hair and i said that i could do it for you, however; i am sadden because i left the dept. and never got that chance to do her hair for you. I remember running into you again at southwest, we chatted and you told me about how you felt about working jail. un un un.. I pray God's comfort for your wife and family.

page
hllwd

March 15, 2007

May you rest safe with Our Lord.May He comfort both your loved ones and your brother officer who was involved in this terrible accident.

December 9, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones today. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten. Keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 9, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

December 7, 2006

Bro:

I thought of You today. A "Help Call" went out in the Lobby of Southast Station..................

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

October 19, 2006

George:

As you look down upon us, you know that I am still hard on the less-experienced officers, regarding tactics, as I was when you were one of my students at the Academy. I have made a concerted effort to keep your memory alive by reminding officers to maintain a sense of alertness while at the station.....RIP

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

August 15, 2006

Rest in Peace Brother. May God Bless Your Family and May You Watch Over All of Us As We Continue The Fight! Your Sacrifice Will Not Be Forgotten. You Served Well, Now Guard The Gates of Heaven and Guide Us, While Keeping Us Safe and Alert. May God Bless Every MOS. “Fidelis Ad Mortem”

PO
NORWICH PD, CT

August 3, 2006

Today we pause to remember. We remember the man, but maybe more importantly, we remember his service to his community.
Officer Rose, know that while we continue, and time passes, you are not forgotten.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

December 9, 2005

George,

I will never forget that day. The day that changed your life and the life of your family. Your children are grown and will always be a part of the Los Angeles Police Deapartment family. This department lost a great officer.

Your picture is mounted on the wall. Why? Because you answered the call. The call to "Protect and Serve", ended in a form so undeserved.

GENEVA
Los Angless Police Department

December 9, 2005

George -

You were a highly valued probationer at Hollywood. We were sorry to see you go. I arrived as a new sergeant at Southwest a few months after your wounding and saw the effect on all the people there. Your eventual passing re-opened old wounds and brought forth new ones. You are missed.

Sgt. K. Moreland
LAPD

November 22, 2005

Ofcr Rose, thank you for putting your life on the line for the citizens of Los Angeles on a daily basis. I hope your family is able to take comfort in your bravery and know that you are loved and remembered by many.

PSR III J. M.
LAPD

November 16, 2005

The officer who accidentally shot Officer Rose eventually promoted to Sergeant and recently retired from Southwest Division. Someone told me that he often stood in the parking lot in the same spot where he stood that tragic day. He would remain there in deep thought, likely reliving that moment over and over in his mind. I hope that your family, friends, co-workers, and the retired sergeant, find peace.

Sergeant J. Quinones
LAPD

November 15, 2005

I look at Ofcr. Rose's picture everyday I work. Ofcr. Rose was assigned to Southwest Division. His picture is on our wall out in the front desk. How sad that no one from our division left a note here or that no one knew his story when I asked around. Thanks to this site Ofcr. Rose's story is not lost. What a horrible tragedy his story is. My prayers go out to Ofcr. Rose's family where ever they may be...

Police Officer Mike Goldberg
Los Angeles Police Department

October 22, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 9, 2004

What a tragedgy that Officer Rose and his family endured. God's peace be with you; rest peacefully and watch over your brothers and sisters in blue. Thank you, Officer Rose, for your service.

Michigan Citizen

September 10, 2004

ofc.rose you will not be forgotton...may you rest in peace ...

skip roberson

August 16, 2004

George, you were my academy class President (5-89). You will Never be forgotten.

MPO David Rainey
King County (WA) SO

February 25, 2004

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