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.

Missing you so much today. You should be here with your amazing son celebrating Father's Day. Loving you forever and a day. Mom

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

June 19, 2016

I am a librarian in Gloucester, Virginia, and I am doing a school-wide project on the importance of appreciating our community helpers. The members of the Police Unity Tour (Chapter 8 from Florida) will be riding by our school on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. When they get here, we are going to greet them with our own wall of appreciation and honor.

Each of our 650 students have been learning about the ultimate sacrifices made by the many men and women who have given their lives serving their communities. One of our students has chosen to show respect to you, Officer Lasater, for serving the citizens of Pittsburg, California. That student has learned all they can about you through research conducted in the library. While we don't know you personally, we can promise you will NEVER be forgotten! In the words of the student researching your life, "It is important to show appreciation and honor to other members of our community to let them know that we love everything they do for us."

Thank you, Officer Lasater, for choosing this noble profession. Your sacrifice was not in vain, and you will forever live on in the memory of others.

To the family of Officer Lasater, thank you for sharing your loved one with the world. They made a difference in the lives of others, and will always be remembered as a hero!

Shannon Kerr, Librarian and LEO Wife
Page Middle School, Gloucester, Virginia

April 26, 2016

Larry on this the 10th year of your death I want you know I am thinking of you and your family.
Although I never had the chance to meet you because of our crazy family. May you rest in peace.

Your Uncle,
Fred Arthur Wilson Goddard lll

Fred Arthur Wilsn Goddar lll

April 25, 2016

We will never forget you sir. Good men do not just fade away in our memories.

Sgt Chris Zammit

April 24, 2016

I was a young Marine Second Lieutenant at 1st Tank Bn in 29 Palms, CA when I first met Larry in the late 90s. He was the Scout Platoon Commander at the time. He had the respect of his peers and junior Marines alike and I can recall hearing him on the radio during our Bn Exercise (Steel Knight) calmly and cooly directing aviation and artillery fires while the tanks of the Bn maneuvered towards our objectives. At work he was a consummate professional. Off work, he was the life of the party, his fellow Marines enjoyed hanging out with him. I got the news of his death a bit late as I had just returned from Iraq in April 2005, so when I heard the news I was shocked especially finding out he had become a police officer, was married, and had a baby on the way. I hope that his family has found some healing knowing that Larry was truly a great Marine, one that to this day, has left an impression on me. Rest in Peace Larry!

LtCol Rob Bodisch (Ironhorse-6)
2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division

December 29, 2015

Another Christmas when we are missing you and treasurimg memories
Some years are harder than others and this is one of them
I am so grateful I can see Cody enjoy Christmas
You would be so proud of him because he is am amazing kid
Loving you for eternity

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas Larry. Just thinking of you tonight and wishing you here. You are never far from my thoughts and always in my heart.

Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff

December 25, 2015

I have been led to this page in the same manner as another posted reflection. Officer Lasater's mother Phyllis left a message on my Great Grandfathers page, PO Manuel Borgos EOW 6/23/38. What a thoughtful person to reach out to others. I never met my Great Grandfather but I was born on the 34th anniversary of his End of Watch. I have said a prayer for Officer Lasater and his family. He is a true Hero and will never be forgotten.

Jodie Borgos-Rymph
Great Grandaughter

December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas Larry. As always you are on the minds of those who knew you. My your wings wrap tightly around your Mom, Wife, Son, Brother and family and friends this Christmas season.


December 22, 2015

Officer Lasater's mother Phyllis Loya also left a message on Game Warden Arthur G. Deag's memorial page, who drowned in 1921. To read this tribute (left in 2010) made me think more about this lady and hence I wanted to read about you Larry which is why I am your page. On behalf of the International Ranger Association I attempt to monitor all deaths-in-service of Park Rangers; Game Wardens and others involved in protected area management. I was very touched to read your mother's message to Arthur Deag. What a very special lady she must be.

Head Ranger Roger Cole (rtd)
International Ranger Federation; United Kingdom

December 18, 2015

Found a entry from your mother on a memorial for a Brother Officer of mine named Sgt., John Hawley, who was killed in a shooting in Elmira, NY. on a SWAT mission and two other Officers were wounded.
Sgt., Hawley was shot in the head on January 8th., 1984 and died that day from his wounds, it broke the hearts of many of his brother Officers and we continue to have problems with it to this day.
I found your mother's entry and could not begin to understand the anguish she must feel, time will never lessen that pain.
I feel so sorry for your mother and your wife, your loss will never be replaced during their life time.
Sorry Brother.


Al Wilson
Elmira, NY City Police Capt., Ret.

December 14, 2015

RIP brother....your sacrifice will never be forgotten!

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Sims
Matteson, IL Police Department

December 8, 2015

Thinking of you today and every day. I long for the day I see you again. Until then, I carry you in my heart. Your family misses you so much.

Love always, Mom

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 2, 2015

Rest in peace my brother.

Ted Price
Retired law enforcement officer

September 23, 2015

God bless you my brother officer and your precious family. A true hero of our country from your service in the Marine Corps. to the police dept. in California. Gone but not forgotten, your southern police brother in Memphis.Shelby County Sheriff.

Law officer friend

August 28, 2015

Your a fantastic man Larry. No wonder why your so loved. Thank you for all you've done, and the support your wife and Mom have done helping others who have a fallen officer in their family. Back in my Hippie days the Pittsburg Police ran me out of town. I was stoned or something, can't remember. Now I'm a retired cop. Just to show you how great God is. I can tell he's blessed your family too.

Darrell Cook
Retired Police, Tennessee

August 9, 2015

Police Officer Larry Elwood LASATER JR. ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You

another grateful citizen

July 30, 2015

Semper Fi brother. Rest in peace.

SDS Mark McCormack

July 19, 2015

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

The Lord has taken you home, but he will continue to watch over your family and bless them for your faithful service. Until we meet, rest in peace my brother

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

July 3, 2015

SIR, Thank you for your service. Rest easy, we'll take care of the bad guys. Rest In Peace.

Officer Randy M Taylor

June 24, 2015

Husband, Father, Hero, Leader,
It's been eight years since graduating the academy and having the privilege of meeting your family. Eight years has gone by fast. I've been thinking of starting a family of my own soon and happen to come across a picture of you along with some old awards and my Marine discharge papers. It reminded me of you and your sacrifice and I began to wonder how your family has been. I started picturing your son and what he would look like today and how much I looked up to my father at such a young age. You see my father is a cop as well. I have always feared what may happen to him one day and yet here I am following in his foot steps. I look back on the things I have been through and experienced in this career and can't help but think of you and your family. I chased an armed robbery suspect not too long ago which ended in a fight. The bag he was reaching for and dropped while running had a gun. I immediately thought of you as the dust settled and I thanked you for looking out for my team that night.

I guess what I'm trying to say is without ever knowing you I have been influenced by your life. More importantly I have been impacted by the way you chose to live your life. I'm proud to have been such a small part of your life even after your death. I hope as I start a family of my own that I can live up to the standards you have set so high.

Your sacrifice was not in vein and I am always available for your family especially your son in whatever endeavor he chooses to follow. From one Marine to another, Semper FI. From one cop to another, code 4, 10-8, see you on the next one.

Chris Hendrix
Seal Beach PD

Seal Beach PD / West County Crime Task Force

June 14, 2015

Brother, I want you and your family to know that your sacrifice is greatly appreciated. Your mother Phyllis carries your memory well and her many reflections on other sites brought me to your page. I am sure your son is very proud of the man you are. Rest in Peace

TFC Charles Hanson
Retired, NH State Police

May 23, 2015

When is Someone called a Heroe ? Yes in the U.S. Armed Forces, who does something thats above the call of Duty. Yes for Civilian who comes across an incident and with out concern for their safety and without any training, saves someone, that's a Heroe. In Law Enforcement there
are no Heroes. As Police Officer They are Sworn and Trained
to Serve and Protect Live. Then when an incident occurs, his or her actions will rise to some Degree Valor and even
Honor. Officer Larry E. Laster. is a Candidate for,
The Medal of Honor, with a small v on the Metal for Valor
Officer Larry E. Lasater Jr. Should Always be Remembered.

Officer Robert P. Sakowski
Springfield Police Force Spfld MA

May 22, 2015

Rest in peace officer Lasater, thank you for your service.

Justin Digeorgio
Polic cadet

May 5, 2015

En el mes de abril 2015, seguimos recordando su memoria te honro visitando la pagina ODMP gracias eres y seguiras siendo un Héroe, saludos Officer Larry Elwood Lasater Jr., y mucha fortaleza en su dolor a su Señora Madre, que tanto visita y honra a todos los compañeros caídos. Descansa en Paz, hermano en azul.

Agte. Armando Maldonado
Policia de Puerto Rico (SAIC)

April 25, 2015

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