Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Larry Elwood Lasater, Jr.

Pittsburg Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 24, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Larry Elwood Lasater, Jr.

Still does not seem real. 10 years later and it still simply doesn't seem real. Thank you for saving the life of a young gal who was scared and in danger and thank you for giving me the courage to face the past and move forward in life. You were every bit the hero that everyone says you are. I thank you for helping me so many years ago and mourn your loss. I know that if it weren't for your kindness I would not be here with my children today. God bless your wife, son, family and friends. Hold them and keep them.

DV Victim

April 24, 2015

Profound condolences to his family . We all mourn when we lose a fine man and officer .

paul russo civilian from police family

April 24, 2015

A true hero through and through. RIP, sir.

. Nick Kerber

March 29, 2015

I wanted to take a second to thank Officer Lasater for his service and selfless sacrifice to our country, and for ultimately giving his life trying to make this world a better place. We all do this job knowing the risk and following the passion, it's a draw unlike any other. Blessed are the peacemakers. Rest in a better place brother and thank you for all you did for this nation and the thin blue brotherhood of peacekeeping.
To his family, thank you for allowing him to serve and follow his obvious passion for selfless service for others. I am sorry you lost your Officer, your son, husband, father, and many hats her wore to others but how proud you all must be to have called him yours. I Wish I could have had the honor to know such a man.
God Bless you all and I pray you guys find peace and healing.

Curtis Callender - Police Corporal

March 7, 2015


I just read your kind reflection left on the anniversary of the line of duty death of my grandfather Thomas Gaffney, and wanted to thank you, and to let you how much we appreciate it.

My Uncle Tom was born shortly after his father's death, and he went on to become a U.S. Marine, where he served at Iwo Jima and other Pacific campaigns. I hope and pray that your grandson becomes as good a man as his father, and that he'll live with the knowledge that he's loved.

Tom Gaffney

March 6, 2015

The Goddard Family salutes and honors Officer Lasater.
The greatest act of courage is raising your hand and swearing the oath. All that follows is duty. God has a special love for Police Officers and Soldiers. Those who precede us are already in Heaven.

B W Goddard P251
North Las Vegas Nevada PD

March 2, 2015

In 2006 as I and 11 fellow officers prepared to ride across the country as part of the Police Unity Tour and to raise awareness of fallen officers throught the country and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. I was contacted by Larry's mother Phyllis who asked if I as a fellow Marine, would ride for Larry as we crossed the country.
I've been riding The Police Unity Tour for Larry ever since.
Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting Larry, after meeting Phyllis I feel I know him well. I thank the family for the privilege of being able to ride for him.

Craig White P3+1
Los Angeles Police Deptartment Ret.

February 21, 2015

My heartfelt condolences to you friends and family. Here is a prayer for them. My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see... the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone......

Det. Andrew Konarski
Fall River, MA.

February 11, 2015

Officer Lasater...Although we have never met, I would like to thank you for your service. This was such a horrible act that was committed by such cowards. Rest easy knowing that in this life or the next the persons responsible will pay the ultimate price. You are a true hero in every sense of the word and clearly a great man who was loved by many and is missed by all. I, like you, have a wife and son and put on this uniform every day not knowing if this will be the final inspection. Nothing will ever make the pain go away for your family but rest easy knowing that you are a warrior and your son will grow up to be a warrior, just like his father. This post is made with the utmost respect for you and your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Be easy brother...

Sgt. R. Lacher
North Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

February 3, 2015

Officer Lasater we never met but I have a few friends that are remembered here I come to see from time to time . It's not hard to tell you are still very well respected by your friends and co - workers and very loved by your mom she is a amazing person and very strong . I do hope you are resting in piece knowing that even though you left earth you are still thought about every single day by those who loved you most

Private citizen Michael Young
Private citizen

January 18, 2015

I'm sorry it happened to you man. Praying for you.

Robert .Cowart
Law Enforcement Supporter

December 30, 2014


Sorry for the lapse in time but I know you understand. I think of you often and hope our paths cross again someday but if not here, in heaven when we get to see our precious precious sons again.

Linda Rittenhouse
Matt's Mom

December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas Larry.

A friend

December 25, 2014

Shared your sacrifice with the pd last week during patrol training. So many new cops that hadn't been properly introduced to was great to see their admiration of you on their faces made me feel so good and so proud! I find you in my thoughts frequently as I raise Brock into a young man and prepare to send Payton out into the world. Your missed brother, more now than even before. Years on in this job will teach you about the precious things in life ....thanks for being such a important part of those lessons. Missing my friend ...

Sergeant Phil Galer
Pittsburg Police Dept

December 23, 2014

Officer Lasater thank you for you service, you are not forgotten,rest in peace.

Justin Digeorgio

December 21, 2014

I was brought to this reflection page because your mother left a loving reflection for my granddad Burdine ( B.H.) Hatcher killed by gunshot on 5/17/1924. I will remember you. your wife and baby. My prayers go out to your mother. I know her pain because I lost my 16 year old daughter in a car accident. R.I.P. Officer Larry Lasater

Nancy H Sullivan

December 15, 2014

Today marks another anniversary of the day that we began our journey together. I am so thankful for each moment with you and for the privilege of being your mom. Happy Heavenly Birthday.

Loving you forever and a day, Mom.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 12, 2014

Larry was a year older than I in high school. He came back to coach after he graduated for my senior year. Whilst he was far and away the best dressed coach I ever had, he was also an intense competitor and a good man. I may have outwieghed him by 100 pounds, my life and good acts are far outwieghed by his.

Michael Jones

November 19, 2014

I saw this poem and thought of you and how you lived your life.

"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fool sand robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home. "

Chief Tecumseh 1768-1813 Shawnee Nation

Loving you forever and a day. Mom

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 18, 2014

Thank you Brother for your service. May you always have peaceful rest. From a Brother in Blue and a citizen of the city you served.

Michael Warren (Retired)

November 15, 2014

Yesterday was the 239th Birthday of the Marine Corps and today is Veterans Day. You served your country so well and truly were the most patriotic person I knew.

Justice was rendered a few weeks ago when one of the two men who were convicted of your murder was sentenced to life without possibility of parole once again for the third time. The courtroom was packed with family, friends, and your police brothers and sisters.

You are forever in our hearts. Loving you forever and a day.


Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 11, 2014

I was brought here because I saw a remembrance left by your mother while on the page of another fallen officer. May you rest in peace, sir.

- Nick Kerber

November 5, 2014

Officer Lasater,
It was an honor to be trained at the Law Enforcement Training Center in Pittsburg, Ca., where you too were trained. Not one day went by where you were not remembered, or talked about during our classroom lectures or PT sessions. Your life and legacy inspired us to train with purpose and to dedicate our careers for those who served before us. Continue to watch over us. Class 160: We Face What Most Fear.

Detective Johnny Estrada
Walnut Creek Police Department

October 25, 2014

Good Morning Sir,
I am almost done with my shift and was thinking about you and another of our brothers that was killed in Oceanside in 2006. I know you have met him up there. I was in Jr. High and High school with him before joining the Corps and meeting you. I am blessed for having not only known you but having served under your command. You were a great man and I when times get tough for me here, I just remember why we do this job. I still have the card I bought in Iraq when I heard the news. I couldn't mail it out though. I think for me it would have confirmed that it was real. I take solice in knowing that while horrible things happen here on earth, it won't always be bad for us. I am glad that you have such a strong family left here to not only tell your story but to help others in their time of need. I know it gives me strength to know there is still some good left here. Semper Fi Sir. I will never forget you...ever.

Deputy James Gehris (Fmr USMC Sgt)
Lincoln County S.O. (WI)

October 18, 2014

Today is National Remembrance Day for Murder Victims but you, my beloved son, are remembered and honored every day. Candle lit and blue light on as I remember all law enforcement officers murdered while protecting us, and send prayers for all murder victims and their families.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 25, 2014

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