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.

Another day filled with thoughts of you and longing for you. I am so proud to have been your mom. I miss you so much and long to be with you and am trying to live my life as a good and faithful servant to God so that I will be reunited with you for eternity.

Loving you forever and a day, my cherished son.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 12, 2017

Missing you today, Memorial Day of 1017. Visited Oakmont bringing you flowers and enjoying all the beautiful flags, also stopped by the department for a few minutes. Missing you today and every day and always will. Mom loves you with all my being.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

May 30, 2017

Doce 12 aƱos de su partida DIOS, le bendiga siempre y descanse en paz Agte. Lasater, y DIOS bendiga mucho a su familia en especial a la Sra. Phyllis, muchas bendiciones desde Puerto Rico.

Agte. Armando Maldonado

May 21, 2017

Officer Lasater, I met your sweet mother Phyllis and her friend Jeanette at the 2017 California Peace Officers candle light vigil and so glad I did! She is a warrior also! Fighting the fight for those who have protected us, and giving encouragement to survivors. Thank you for your service both military and public. You were certainly raised right.
God Bless you and your family.

Donna Culwell
Sibling survivor (LAPD Duane Johnson)

May 9, 2017

Sorry that this is a late reflection. I have been thinking about you, your wife, your son, your family, and your extended family at the PD who miss you even more at this time of year. You were a great person, Cop, coach, friend, husband, son, soon to be father, and Marine. You are always remembered fondly and your presence is greatly missed. It always will be. Those of us working that day definitely will never forget...

Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff

April 25, 2017

RIP Officer Lasater. Your Mom posts here frequently so for some odd reason I feel like I've known you. You are NOT forgotten!

Kimberley Luoto, CO (retired)
Multnomah County Sheriffs Office

April 25, 2017

God has blessed the remembrance of Officer Lasater to his family. This memorial is a tribute to his character.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

April 24, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Lasater. I know your mother and family misses their hero. Ingrained in effort and integrity. Never forgotten. She reflects all the time. I admire her humility.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 24, 2017

God bless you Ms Loya for all of your heartfelt posts to other families whom have lost officers . may God bless you always!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

April 24, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Officer Jermain Bizzell
Dallas Police Department

April 24, 2017

I always think of you and the tender thoughts you share on behalf of the families of police officers who have LODD. The flame of love that a Mother has toward their child can never be extinguished. You have my respect, my sympathy at the loss of your son Larry, and the love of police officers for your heart. Blessings to you Mrs. Lasater.

Captain Mike McAllister

April 23, 2017

Another April... a month that is filled with reminders of you, but my heart, soul, and mind are always full of memories of you. You are in me with every breath I take and always will be. My church small group is going to your department next week during our week of servitude to bring your brothers and sisters some small token of appreciation for their service. I think you would like that.

Loving you forever and beyond, my cherished and beloved son.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

April 6, 2017

I never knew you-suffice to say you are a brother officer of the police family. The many reflections show how well you are thought of.
My thoughts are wth all that know you.

Retired Detective Jon Burgess.
Metropolitan Police, London, England.

January 26, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Future LEO and Family member of fallen O

January 14, 2017

Another Christmas without you and my heart aches with every heart beat. My head is flooded with memories of all the wonderful Christmas celebrations we shared. My precious son, you handled all the wrapping responsibilities because you were so meticulous and creative. Our presents to you under the tree were easily spotted because I was the one wrapping them and I could never do a good as job as you.

I am very depressed today and am trying to pull it together but there is just a tremendous void without you. I love you so very much and long to be with you.

I spent your birthday doing ride alongs from 6:30 in morning until midnight but an officer made sure I was graveside at 6:04 pm, the exact time you were born Pacific Standard time...the time we started our journey together. So many memories of you, James and me and then Dad.

Your precious son looks more and more like you as he gets older, but is a perfect mix of you and JoAnn.

Why did have to happen????

Loving you forever and a day, Mom

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

December 24, 2016

Phyllis, twice now I've been reading ODMP reflections for two officers I know and came across your words of love, kindness, strength and hope. I've only met with you a few times with James' kids, but if you don't mind me saying you are simply one of the most forthright and focused people I've ever met. Some people say there is strength in live a life of sharing strength and unifying people who have lost their loved one while serving in the most noble of professions. Thank you for sharing with the families of LASD Deputy Piquette and Hutto, TX PD SGT Kelley. I knew both of them and was moved when I saw you had left a reflection for their I left one for you.

Officer Jason Payne (Family Friend)
US Mint Police San Francisco, CA

December 10, 2016

I just got the strength to read reflections on my dad's page and your mom's reflection was beautiful. I'm so sorry for your family's loss and please know you will never be forgotten. If there is anything I can ever do for your family, please know I sincerely will be there for you.

Mrs. Lasater - thank you for caring and for your kind words.

Cindy Lordi-Parlavecchio
daughter of fallen officer, Ptl. Anthony Lordi, Jr. (Hillside Police Department)

Cindy Lordi-Parlavecchio
daughter of Ptl. Anthony Lordi, Jr. EOW 12-15-1979

December 6, 2016

Hey Sir,
Heard some news my brother sent me about a high school friend of mine that was killed 10 years ago (Oceanside Police, Dan Bessant), they just re-arrested one of the gang members involved in his death. So of course, that led me to think of you. Sadly, I am heading to another LEO funeral this Friday for one of our brother a few counties over that was just shot and killed (Rusk County, WI). Its a sad state of affairs right now with the media, politicians, and some members of the public and their views towards L.E. But, we still pick up our packs and head to the next call because that is what we swore to do. Miss you brother. Thank you for the time we did have together. You will never be forgotten. Semper Fi.

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

November 2, 2016

It was a nice reflection the mother of this officer left on my dad's memorial page. I too, would like to say thank you for your service and men like he and my father who lost their lives protecting their community and country. Son of Ptl. Daniel B. Laird, West Orange P.D. E.O.W, 10-28-46. May God Bless all their surviving families.

John P. Laird Det.Sgt.1st class(ret)
New Jersey State Police

September 28, 2016

Thank you for your service and for keeping our streets safe and protecting us. We will never forget your sacrifice ... you deserved to live a long and beautiful life. Your loss is felt by the entire world. Rest in peace hero

~ Niece of Norma Sutherland EMT injured in the line of duty with her partner officer Bruce Richard who was killed in the same accident Labor Day Weekend in Alamogordo New Mexico 1984.

Donna Ikard

September 3, 2016

Semper fidelis, Larry. You made a great sacrifice por the people of your country, and you will be in our hearts forever. You were truly a hero, and I'm very sad because of your mother's situation right now. But she will remember you because you were a hero, not for the people of Pittsburgh only, you were a hero for all the country.
Will be remembered for your brave duty in the department, and you will rest in peace on paradise, because you earned it. Ms. Phyllis, I'm sorry about your son's death, and, if you see this entry, this reflection, you will see that your son is a example for the society of this moment, and was a great person. Thank you, Larry, for all the sacrifices.

An unknown user.

August 17, 2016

Dear Mrs. Phyllis Loya. her son Larry has made a great sacrifice for the people of his city. But she have given the larger sacrifices as his mother. They have lost their son. I myself am a mother and grandmother and I do not want to imagine what she endure. I'm so sorry that her grandson his father and her son has never seen his son.
Thank you for your sacrifice. I will never forget your son, and what he made for the people of his city.

citizen S. Althaus

August 8, 2016

Rest in Peace Police Officer Larry Elwood Lasater Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Pittsburg, California.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you burn in hell. I pray that the hounds of hell are ripping their souls apart.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

RIP Officer Lasater..thank you for the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe.. Mrs. Lasater Loya..I know the pain my mother went through when she lost her son..Peace be with you..God Bless

Yvonne Sturgill Patterson
sister of Deputy Sgt.Sturgill

August 3, 2016

Since you were so brutally taken from us 11 years ago, a lot of changed. There is a war being waged now against law enforcement in our beautiful country. I know how sad and angry that would make you feel if you were here. There is a great divide in our country right now, but I will always stand with law enforcement. I am feeling so heartsick now.

Yesterday I went to the Academy graduation ceremony to see a close friend graduate. I was proud of him and the other graduates who chose to enter a profession where so much hatred in being stirred up against them now. There was so much extra security there, I'm sure much of it deemed necessary by the attack on police in Dallas that left five officers dead and 6 other officers wounded. It was gut wrenching to see the snipers on the rooftops and the officers in swat gear there. but knowing that is the lengths you have to go to protect an event where there are lots of police.

Today I feel not only grief for you, but grief for our country You are still the most patriotic person I ever personally knew.

Loving you for eternity, my cherished son.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 9, 2016

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