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

God bless my brother may you rest in peace.

SGT. Larry S. Moreno RET
Oakland Poilce

October 2, 2005

God Bless the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Romero.

mjw 643

October 2, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure David did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and David be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Romero's family, friends, and co-workers are going through in losing him. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (The Davis County Sheriff's Office and COPS will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know David but, I am certain he was well respected and well loved. David will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all blessed to have been able to know and love David, even for a short time. I pray that David and Dennis will continue to watch over us along with all the other fallen officers all as only they can.

Thank you Officer Romero for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you and all those who loved you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 1, 2005

Rest In Peace

Ofc Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

September 30, 2005

As a fellow officer and a motorcycle operater, I pray for you and your family. We will carry the tourch brother,now you may rest. God bless

Sergeant Robert L Denault
Department for Defense police

September 29, 2005

May the justice system prosecute the offender to the fullest extent of the law. This senseless tragedy is inexcusable. My heart goes out to all the family members and coworkers of Officer Romero.

Mark V.
Security Officer, Conn.

September 29, 2005

God Bless you, Officer Romero. May God give your family the strenght to carry on. Thank you for keeping US safe.


September 28, 2005

May God comfort your family and your brothers and sisters of the California Highway Patrol. Rest in Peace.

TFC Jason W. Ginn
Mississippi Highway Patrol

September 28, 2005

I attended the funeral today in Downey, California for our fellow Traffic Officer David Romero. I am the same age and share the same time on the police motorcycle as did David. It truly was a day to reflect. My heart goes out to his family and his fellow California Highway Patrol officers. Law enforcement officers everywhere feel the pain when we lose one of our own. As I sit here now, he is in my prayers and in God's care. Rest in peace David.

Officer John M. Laser
Oceanside Police Department

September 28, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers of fallen brother. MAY GOD BLESS.

L/Cpl. M.T. McCarty
S.C. Highway Patrol

September 28, 2005

God Speed Brother. Your watch is ours now.

"Blessed are the peach keepers for they will be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Trooper 1/C
Delaware State Police

September 28, 2005

My deepest sympathies to your wife, children, friends and department. Rest in peace, Brother.

Deputy N. Antoniou
San Jacinto County Precinct 2, Texas

September 27, 2005

Thank you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotton. Thank you for serving my former community. The CHP is one of the finest departments in the world. Please look over me as i journey through life.

Former SGV Resident

September 27, 2005

May you rest in peace my Brother, I will take the Watch now. To the family and friends, May God Watch over you and bless you all for the time each and everyone of you had with such a great person.

Officer Jose Duarte
Douglas Police Department

September 27, 2005

As a fellow motor officer I am deeply saddened by the loss of this officer. Even though I did not know Off. Romero personally, we did share a bond, as we both are members of an elite group of officers who ride motors.
My sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and fellow officers.

Chief Stephen Greenwood
Little Silver, NJ Police Dept.

September 27, 2005

God speed! Marines are expecting you at the gates of heaven.

corporal yeth
u s marine corps

September 27, 2005



September 27, 2005

Deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Ofc. Romero. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We motor officers take a lot of pride in wearing the "motor wings" on the uniform. But I'm sure your new set of wings are much more impressive. Be at peace.

Ofc. T.J. Tines
Memphis Police Dept. Motorcycle Squad

September 27, 2005

Thanks for your service and sacrifice brother. May you rest in peace and May peace be with your family. You will always be remembered and loved by all of those who have worn Blue.

Officer Kieffer

September 27, 2005


The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell

Rest in Peace, your sacrifice will never be forgotten

Cadet Officer Daniel Stokes
Roseville Police Dept. Ca

September 27, 2005

My prayers go out to the family, friends and fellow officers. This is a great loss to all.

Sgt Dion Shockley
Fayetteville Police Dept.

September 26, 2005

To the family and fellow area officers of officer Romero, the Merced Area office is keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Officer and Wife
California Highway Patrol

September 26, 2005

Rest in peace Brother

Officer Eric Newbury
California Highway Patrol

September 26, 2005

I'm gonna miss Dave..i was a player on his softball team and when i found out the news, i was devistated. i am thankful that my last memory of dave was when he led us to victory. he will be loved and truely missed. my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.. i love you dave!


September 26, 2005

God be with you & your family in this dark time Officer Romero. I never knew you but I am quite sure you were a good man, as is evident from the other posts. Thank you for your many years as a police officer and for serving those in their greatest time of need. Rest in peace.

L. Ambrose
Wife of Burbank Police Officer (CA)

September 26, 2005

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