Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Parley L. Bennett

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1927

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Reflections for Policeman Parley L. Bennett

Rest in peace Policeman Bennett.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2019

Rest In Peace Brothers in Blue. Thank you all for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 25, 2018

Parley's 2 brothers (my uncle & my grandfather) moved from Idaho to Los Angeles to become LAPD officers after his murder (to avenge the crime). Only my uncle made it onto the force. Neither of them lived to see the killer brought to justice. My grandfather died in Dec 1963 of natural causes. My uncle took his own life (with his service weapon) just 2 years prior to the killer's arrest (1969). May they all rest in peace now.

Brad Burgess
grand nephew

December 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .I hope some of your family members became aware that your murderer was apprehended 44 years later.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 25, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

According to the October 19, 1971 Los Angeles Times, the man who confessed to the murder of Officer Bennett was named Matthew F. Kilgariff. He died in prison/state hospital on 10/13/1976.

Joe Walker
Los Angeles Historian

September 28, 2011

Policeman Bennett - Thank you for both your service and your example. I am very glad that your killer was finally brought to justice, even after 44 years. May God grant you eternal rest.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

March 30, 2010

Thank you for your example of service and sacrifice, and influence in our lives. Together again. God Bless.

Hunters and Millers
Family / Descendants

July 14, 2009

You are not forgotten.....


January 24, 2009

Thank Officer Bennet for your service


January 24, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

It took 44 years, Parley, but we finally caught the man who murdered you. Rest in peace.

RTO Harry Marnell / Retired
Los Angeles Police Department

August 14, 2005

You are remembered all these years later.

January 25, 2005

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