Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ricardo Lizarraga

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 20, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Ricardo Lizarraga

I am a recruit for the los angeles county sheriffs' department. I am training for a different agency but it always pains me to hear when an officers life has been taken from any agency. My heart goes out to your family. Your life was unexpectedly taken while preforming your duties as an officer of the law. I hope when I finish my training for the LASD that I may wear my uniform proudly as Officer Lizarraga does in his picture and serve the city to the best of my abilities. May you rest in peace Officer Lizarraga.

Morales, Gerardo - Deputy sheriff trainee recruit class 429 - Los angeles county sheriffs department

February 25, 2018

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

DST
LASD

February 25, 2018

I take a pause on this date each year and reflect not only on that horrific night, but what an inspiration you were to me and all of our classmates in the academy. You were larger than life and always had an encouraging word. Rest In Peace brother

Sergeant Jerald Case
LAPD, Class 9-01

February 20, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 20, 2018

"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

Rest in Peace

K.Brooks
Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

I miss you brother.

. Skylar L
None

May 23, 2016

This story is heart breaking. This Officer wore his uniform proudly as shown in his photo, which was likely a graduation photo. Rest easy brother, so for your loss and your family. Much love.

Deputy Daniels
Harris County Sheriff's Office

November 2, 2015

OFFICER LIZARRAGA WAS ONLY 31 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. IT IS ALMOST AMAZING THAT HE WAS HIT ONCE IN THE STOMACH JUST BELOW HIS VEST, AND I SINCERELY BELIEVE THAT LIZARRAGA WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE , AT THE WRONG TIME . THIS SHOULD OF NEVER HAPPEN TO HIM, IT WAS A SENSELESS ACT OF MURDER, AND I ASK WHY DID IT HAVE TO HAPPEN AND WHAT MUST WE DO AS A SOCIETY TO PREVENT YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN POLICE OFFICERS FROM DYING IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND ARE SURVIVED BY WIVES, PARENTS , BROTHERS AND SISTERS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHO LOVED THEM DEARLY BUT NEVER EVER ADVISED NOT TO JOIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

RICHARD BERAHA
DEA

December 27, 2014

I was a P-1 in SOW and worked in the area from 1989 - 90. God Bless you and your family. Rest in Peace brother. It would have been an honor to have worked an A-car with you. Your courage (and your partner's courage) are not forgotten. Continue patrol...Keep watch over us.

Former P-2 dog
Former LAPD

November 20, 2014

I recall this murder clearly because it went down near our division


boundary.



I also recall the investigating detective, a seasoned veteran pro that



everyone respected, saying that the surviving partner did everything




right that day. The suspect wanted to kill a cop, plain and simple.

It was a

scene of domestic violence that we coppers handled all the time.




Tragically, this time, the male half was a gangster who wanted to


kill one of us.



It is up to us surviving officers to remember this incident, keep


our heads on a swivel, take nothing for granted and keep



everyone safe at these calls. We also must honor his memory



by comforting those who carry on, be they partners, friends



or family. That is the best legacy possible in an imperfect world.



The candlelight vigil for Ofcr. Lizarraga was a needed pause from



the everyday crunch of patrol. Our partners and wives gathered



that evening to honor the one that his Newton partners called



'Little Captain' because his captain and he shared the same



last name.




Rest in peace, partner. It has been ten years today but we



remember. We always will.




Lawrence "Frank" Hickey, LAPD Retired, Southwest Division, 32767

P-2 Lawrence "Frank" Hickey
LAPD Retired

February 20, 2014

Today the LAPD, Newton Area, honors you on the 10th anniversary of your being killed in the line of duty. We will never forget your honor, duty, service and sacrifice.

Lt. Julie McAlpine
LAPD-77th Street

February 20, 2014

Miss you bro.....this is always a strange week for me. Although my birthday is a few days before your passing, in my world both days will forever be linked together. I'll never forget that Friday as I was on my way to start my birthday celebration when I started receiving the worst calls in the history of my life. Anyways.....I can't believe that it will be 10 years this Thursday. We're really happy that you are once again being honored.

Oh, and thanks to Diego and Talia I've finally enjoyed my last 2 birthdays :)

Love you.

JLiz
Proud brother

February 18, 2014

sorry I was unable to leave a reflection on the 20th but I pass your picture everyday and you are still missed at Newton and also at 77th where your picture sits with all of the officers who have worked 77th and were killed in the line of duty. Your duty, honor, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Lt. Patton
LAPD 77th Division

February 24, 2013

I'm sorry I didn't get on here on 2/20 to say this, but know that you are still remembered and still missed - your loss took away a small part of me personally, and even though I never met you personally, I will never forget you.

DK

February 22, 2013

You are not forgotten. You left us too soon and we think of you every day, especially today.

Fellow Officer from Class 09-01
LAPD

February 20, 2013

Paying my respects to Officer Lizarraga.

Officer J. Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

January 17, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 23, 2012

Never forgotten brother, always remembered. May the Lord continue to watch over your family. You will always live on!

Police Officer II-LAPD, Class10-02

March 15, 2012

Gone but not forgotten. You shall always be forever in our hearts.

Officer Garcia
Los Angeles Police Department

February 21, 2012

We will never forget you, brother. May your soul rest in peace and may your legacy live forever.

Police Officer III
LAPD

February 21, 2012

On the 8 year anniversary of your murder you are not forgotten. RIP brother.

Officer
Lynn Police Department

February 20, 2012

Thinking of you always my brother. We miss you

Lorena Lizarraga
sister

February 20, 2012

rip

Matt geinopolos

December 12, 2011

thinking of you always....my brother...my hero...my angel

anonymous

November 7, 2011

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