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Officer Paul Hubertus Pino

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, December 30, 2003

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Reflections for Officer Paul Hubertus Pino

Officer Pino,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(retired)

December 30, 2023

I think of you often, Paul, and of the good times we had as Academy quadmates more than 40 years ago. God rest your soul, brother.

State Traffic Officer, Retired Christoph
CHP, Valley Division MAIT

January 2, 2021

God bless you Brother RIP prayers sent always D.R.Miller 64-65Germany 66-67Nam CTC-IV-68 West Los Angeles CHP Area#565 #6419


December 30, 2020

Miss you Buddy! You were the rock of the Lone Pine Resident Post. RIP brother.

I still remember getting the call from Area Commander Al Carson to come in and handle the logistics of such a tragic event. I had been the Resident Post Sergeant until a few weeks before and was in shock most of the day. Paul was a most outstanding officer, a good family man and loved by his community.

Sergeant(Ret) Richard Underwood
California Highway Patrol, Bishop Area

December 30, 2020

Semper Fi CHPY. You will be with us forever. May God bless you and your family. Thank you for your service.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

December 30, 2020

I worked with Paul in Barstow
and had the honor of being his sergeant for two years at the Lone Pine/Death Valley Resident Post. No better Officer ever served in the CHP. I remember our shift sergeant in Barstow at every briefing had Paul stand up and then introduced him as “Officer Paul Pino of the California Highway Patrol.” It seemed odd at the time but entirely appropriate now. RIP brother.

Richard Underwood sergeant retired
California Highway Patrol

December 30, 2019

I miss you Uncle Paul. I’ll never forget the lessons that were taught to me. You were a great man and Role model. RIP WE MISS YOU DEARLY


September 15, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 30, 2017

You sir, Are not forgotten as we come upon the anniversary of your end of watch. As I frequent that area and my beats back up to your former beats that you patrolled on it is easy to forget what can happen in the tranquil rural areas out here. Hope the beat is treating you well up there and bless us still on the pavement.

Deputy J Byrum

December 30, 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

Thinking of your service and sacrifice on this eigth anniversary of your death. I hope that treasured memories offer your family and co-workers some comfort. RIP Officer Pino.

M. Walker
Spouse, CHP Lt. Mike Walker EOW 12-31-05

December 30, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

I learned of your passing soon after it happened from your beautiful daughter. Although I never met you I am proud to know that a man like you was out there protecting us from harm. I pass through your home town often and every time I say a prayer for you. May you rest in peace and watch over us from above, you will never be forgotten even by those of us that never got to know you in person.

John McLean

December 22, 2009

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Officer Pino,

Today I honor you for the sacrifice you made for the people of the State of California. We will never forget. Rest easy, brother.

Senior Officer J Anthony Sandoval
Kingsville Police Department

March 22, 2009



December 29, 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
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

When I think about you, Paul, I cannot believe that iy has been almost 4 years since you were tragically taken off this earth. You would be so proud of your girls, and also your grandkids. I miss you. You and all of the family are always and forever in my thougths and prayers!!!

Stephanie Odum
Family Friend

August 1, 2007

For Officer Pino's Family-
Please know that on this 3rd anniversary we have not forgotten the sacrifice your husband and father made-nor have we forgotten you- we hold all of you close in our hearts-

The Family of Deputy Dave Grant/EOW/5/31/04
Tuolumne Co.Sheriff's Dept.
Sonora, Ca.

December 29, 2006

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

Rest in peace.

December 30, 2004


I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

(Author: Unknown)

December 26, 2004

Thank you Officer Pino for keeping us safe from bad. God bless you.

Renny Kassel
California Citizen

January 26, 2004

It is because of officers like you that I enjoy arresting operators under the influence.

Rest In Peace My Brother


January 18, 2004

I am very saddened that we have lost another Brother In Blue. Officer Pino's family and the California Highway Patrol will be in my prayer.


January 8, 2004

Rest in peace brother in blue.
The watch is ours now.

God bless your family and your department.
Thanks for your dedication and service.

Pennsylvania State Police

January 7, 2004

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