Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer David Marin Romero

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, September 23, 2005

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Reflections for Officer David Marin Romero

Rest in peace Officer Romero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 19, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 23, 2020

Thanks for your service and your sacrifice. My son plays at a baseball field where you have a memorial sign. My heart goes out to your friend and family.

Ronnie Gill

March 3, 2020

Sir I went by your memorial today and your flag was down, I had no way to stop and pick it up. I called Baldwin Park office and alerted them. I hope it will get flying again.

neil retired

April 12, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. You and your sacrifice are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 23, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

I was a friend of your sister Lydia and you back when we were 19 years old. Its been 35 years since I saw you and I just came across the tragic news. My prayers go out to your family. We had some very good times back then, RIP.

Scott Spielvogel

Scott Spielvogel
Family /Friend

August 12, 2015

Thinking of you and your family today, this seventh anniversary of your tragic death. I am praying for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

September 24, 2012

Oh my David, it's really true. 7 years today you were taken away from your loved ones and friends. It has taken me 7 years to publically acknowledge this tragic accident. David you were such an important person in my life, and I miss you not being available to talk. You do know my mother loved you so very much, she always called you her son. I knew you were there when she went to heaven just 7 months after you. And that brought me peace. It's hard for some of us to figure it out without the people we love so much in our lives, but we must do our best to honor our loved ones we lost. I hope I have made you and my Mom proud.
Rest in peace my dear friend rest in peace.


September 23, 2012

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten.


September 23, 2009

Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten.


September 23, 2009

David- Just thinking of you. I really miss you. For some reason I can't get rid of that habbit of looking at an officer on the freeway and wondering if it's you...I miss you. Love- Karla

Karla Marin Luna

September 22, 2009

Dave, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I miss you so much! You were one of my best friends. I thought as time passed it would get easier, but it doesn't...It makes me miss you more. I miss your laugh, smile, and mean jokes ;)


September 1, 2009

Siempre eres una inspiración para mí, sigues vivo en mi experiencia, contigo y mi abuelo, que nos encantaba convivir juntos, los disfrute mucho, son mis HEROES!

ELO - It's A Living Thing, I play it all the time....

Raul Campos
best nephew

March 27, 2009

Dave - just thinking of you. Rest in Peace my friend

Brad Huard
Brother in Law

February 23, 2009

To CHP Officer David Romero and his loved ones:

On this the third anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

I know that your family is facing extremely difficult times right now and they are each in my thoughts.

David, this world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer David Romero.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service David gave to his community and the citizens of Califonia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 23, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


September 25, 2008

Thinking of you and all your loved ones today. So many lives and dreams destroyed by a person who didn't care about others and decided to drive a vehicle while impaired. You have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon. EOW: 8/8/04

September 23, 2008

Today, I saw the photograhs of that traffic collision for the first time. Seeing Your helmet that was knocked off of You, with the chin strap still attached gives, an idea of how severe the impact must have been.

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

April 23, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 21, 2007

I miss you Dave.. Thank you for all my early years. All the good times and the smiles.. Your Friend.. God Bless You.

Dave is on my page, sadly, it needs to be updated.

Deputy Finley
Los Angeles County Sheriff

May 23, 2007

David-I miss you very much. You will always be in my heart.


January 18, 2007

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. So many times I have come to this website but just couldn't write the right words. But lately, things are finally getting clearer. The kids, all of them are coming to their own, you would be proud of each and every one of them. In their own ways they have reached great heights I have kept my promises to you and to your wishes. It is very hard without you. I still can't believe that you, Mom and Dad are not physically here with us. I will always honor all of you,through thoughts and actions. Family is everythng. Love you & miss you. your sis, "Leah", Lydia

Sister - Lydia M. Romero Huard
Romero family

November 19, 2006

Please continue to watch over Sandra and your children. She's an amazing woman and she honors you with her actions every day.

May you rest in peace. God bless.

September 25, 2006

Dear Officer Romero and Family,
We honor your life and service to your fellow citizens today. I know this has been an unbelievably horrible and sad year for your family. We share in that pain with the loss of our precious son two years ago. Matthew received an award from MADD the year before his accident for making the most drunk driving arrests in his department. He had no tolerance for it, they ruin lives as you well know with no regard for anyone.
We remember always with respect.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom Forever

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Officer Matthew Rittenhouse E.O.W.9/16/04

September 23, 2006

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