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Police Officer Bernard M. Bennett

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 13, 1970

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Reflections for Police Officer Bernard M. Bennett

Officer Bennett.
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sacramento. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 13, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Bennett. I hope they find your killer or killers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 26, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. May the coward who took your life rot and suffer.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 13, 2018

I am currently a Deputy Sheriff and patrol Oak Park. An older member of the community approached me and said that I reminded him of Officer Bennett. I had no idea who that was. He told me how Officer Bennett helped him get out of criminal activity and helped him get a job as a plumber. The positive impact Officer Bennett had on the area has lasted generations. It was a honor to be compared to Officer Bennett and I hope that i can have a lasting positive impact, the same way he did.

Deputy K Ball
Sacramento County Sheriff

June 10, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 13, 2015

Officer Bennett was a friend of my familys, he went to school with my older siblings. When I was born my mom had me baptised she asked Berney to be my god father and he accepted. I got to know Berney just a little bit growing up. I was 11 yrs old when he was killed. My mom and I went to the funural, it was the first funural I had been to and for a 11 year old it was very overwhelming to see so many peace officers paying respect to such a good man and officer. The church was so packed that there where at least 100 plus officers standing outside the church to pay their respects..I dont have too many memories of Berney but I do know that he was a good man and a good officer... R.I.P.

Dave Blumgold
god son

February 8, 2014

My father joined the Sacramento Police Dept. at the time this happened. He actually replaced Officer Bennett. Many years later I married a relative of Officer Bennett.
R.I.P Officer Bennett. I wish I had the chance to have met you. You are still remembered in our family.

Greg Smith

May 14, 2013

I was a young Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff patrolling the in and out areas of the City/County in the Oak Park area. I grew up in that neighborhood. We patrolled, partnered with our SPD brothers, four men to car, during this senseless "revolutionary" aftermath of racial tension. The senseless loss of Officer Bennett still is on my mind.

Jim Babcock, Chief Deputy, Retired
Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.

April 8, 2013

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

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

June 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 39th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 34 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 13, 2009

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Bennett, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

May 13, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

May 13, 2008

Officer Bennett your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 28, 2008

Officer Bennett,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sacramento.


May 13, 2005

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