Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Tyler Matthew Pinchot

Buena Park Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 21, 2003

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Reflections for Corporal Tyler Matthew Pinchot

Hi Tyler,

I remember our days shooting against one another in California. You were one of the good guys. Rest in peace my friend.

Dep. Dwight Van Horn, Ret.

November 24, 2005

I met Tyler at a baton instructor course in Sacramento, sometime around 1986. He became my driver and took me whereever I wanted to go.
He was a very giving person and the world is a lesser place without him.

Sergeant Gary Marshall
Santa Paula Police

November 9, 2005

Hey Tyler,
Thought about you the other day. I was at Sizzler with some buddies and it reminded me when you and our k-9 group would meet there. Then after you and Doug would volunteer to take bites from the canines. Lots of laughs.

Detective T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA

January 6, 2005

"Dear Tyler, how long this year has been since your last ride". WE ARE SO PROUD OF TYLER for the job he did, and for bringing such joy into so many lives. Words can not express our emotion as we look back now to remember... and to appreciate the short time we had with our brother. He was dedicated to the job, and so we now dedicate to him (with much help and hard work from the BPPD) the wonderful memorials that have been laid in place. Our hearts remain heavy with the loss, but the pain is eased a bit by the love and concern we have received from the Police Dept, and the many many people who have come from all around to share their stories and experiences with Tyler. Thank you too for taking the time to learn about our brother. Our sincerest thanks to our very special Law Enforcement Family. Tyler was so very lucky to be a part of that and he now shares you with us!

Deron & Lorie Pinchot

October 13, 2004

My brother Tyler was our hero. We had no idea how many lives he touched until after his accident and subsequent death. There hasn't been a day since his accident and passing that I haven't thought about him and missed him.

I want to thank each and everyone that has taken the time to write in their personal reflection about my brother. It has been a great comfort to all of us and we appreciate it.

Tracey Anderson

July 19, 2004

I met Tyler about 20 years ago, at a training class in Sacramento. He was a true gentleman and easily liked. It is difficult to believe that he is no longer with us, he will be missed.


Sgt. Gary Marshall
Santa Paula PD

June 7, 2004

Tyler I miss you so much. Not a day goes by when I don't think about your wonderful smile. Each time my phone rings I expect to hear your voice. Time does not make our loss any easier. You have been my hero for the last 20 years. I love you and I miss you.

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept

February 27, 2004

Thank you Corporal Pinchot for keeping us safe from bad. God bless you.

Renny Kassel
California Citizen

January 26, 2004

Rest in Peace Motor will never be forgotten


November 28, 2003

Rest in Peace will never be forgotten


November 28, 2003

"For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind.. And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen one rides again...... "

Rest in Peace brother motor-man!

Sr. Cpl. E. Hagan
Dallas P.D.

October 20, 2003

I did not know Tyler, however, I was watching TV this evening and stopped changing the channel during the euology for him. I was so touched by the love and admiration people had for Tyler. The photos of his life kept me from channel hopping. It looks like he had a wonderfully full and happy life. I had missed the beginning of the service, so I had no idea of how he left this earth. I went online and discovered this website. Thank you very much to Tyler and his family for his ultimate sacrafice. Thanks to all the families listed here that have lost their loved ones too.
Sincerely, Just a Mom in Placentia who was touched by his beautiful service...


October 8, 2003

As a former citizen of the city I want to say thank you, Corporal Pinchot for protecting me and my family. Also for your service, dedication, and ultimate sacrifice to the citizens of Buena Park. Go in peace my brother in arms.

Ofc. Brian Campbell
Cottonwood PD AZ

October 5, 2003

My most heartfelt condolences to Corporal Pinchot's family and to the Buena Park Police Department. There are no words to ease the pain of such a tragic loss. My prayers are with all of you. Corporal Pinchot, thank you for your service, dedication, and sacrifice. Watch over us and rest in peace. We have the watch.

Pam Hall
Federal Way P.D. (LAPD Reserve Retired)

October 2, 2003

My condolences to Corporal Pinchot's family, friends and the members of the Buena Park Police Department. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time and may He grant you unwavering strength in overcoming this tragedy.

Corporal Pinchot, you will not be forgotten!

California Highway Patrol

October 2, 2003

My prayers and deepest condolences are with
your Department, and especially with the friends
and family of your fallen hero. Stay strong,
stay focused, and know that Corp. Pinchot will never be forgotten.
Mike Bradford; Tallahassee Police Dept., Ret.

Invest. Mike Bradford-Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

October 1, 2003

We are truly saddened at Tyler's loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

September 30, 2003

Dear Family,

My Prayers are with you and yours. It hard to read about another motocycle accident,
May God Bless
Linda B. Land
Mother of Sgt David P. Land

Mother: Linda B. Land

September 29, 2003

I saw the Heavens open up.
The Earth shook with Fear.
For Evil, knew of God's Army.
They were Heroes, Men on steel horses.

Sgt. James J. Crawford
Lower Providence Police Motor Unit, Montg. Co. PA.

September 29, 2003

Officer Pinchot, I'm sadened to know that we have lost another officer in the line of duty. But, you did what you do because you chose it. You walked the thin blue line between warrior and servant and your community is grateful for your sacrifice. May God provide your family with swift closure in their loss, and to yourself, fast winds to your next assignment in heaven, as you walk those streets under his command. A huge reward is awaiting you. In the meantime, please watch over us and the remaining peace officers that will continue the watch in your absence. Goodnight sir.

Concerned Military Member

September 29, 2003

Rest in peace Cpl. Pinchot. As a citizen of the City of Buena Park and a brother police officer, I did not have the pleasure of knowing you. I know that you are looking down from heaven and keeping us safe from there. I thank you for keeping our streets and our children safe. You will never be forgotten brother.

Officer Oscar Sanchez
Santa Ana Police Dept, California

September 28, 2003

Your tour of duty has ended but your dedicated service will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Sgt. A. Attanasio
Mountainside, NJ PD Motorcycle Squad

September 28, 2003

Rest in Peace Motor brother...You will never be forgotten.


September 28, 2003

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

MOTOR OFFICER Deputy Gary Brodin

September 27, 2003

To the Blue Knight, as you now know, Jesus Loves You. So do we!

Ret. Officer RB Wade
Richmond, Va. Police

September 27, 2003

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