Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Richard Allen May, Jr.

East Palo Alto Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 7, 2006

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Reflections for Officer Richard Allen May, Jr.

Rich,

By complete happenstance I became aware of your tragic death a few days ago. I met your brother in law, who had your memorial picture on his office wall, and when the conversation turned to the Central Coast and I looked closer at your picture, sadly I knew it was you. I believe we were classmates at Allen Hancock Police Academy Class 45 in 1989. My career took me out of state so I was unaware of these terrible events until now. I am so very sorry for you and your family. Thank you for your service to your country and your community and Godspeed.

Corporal Sean Kearney
Carlsbad (CA) Police Department

June 28, 2020

I never met you but I felt the loss of you through the men I was gifted to have worked with who knew you. I saw the tears, I felt the grief. I wasn’t a cop then but I am now and I think about you when I hit the street. You are remembered and considered. I tell people about your story. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Police Officer Anon Anon
SFPD

January 10, 2020

Rich,
It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 13 years since u made the ultimate sacrifice. The events of that day from the time I received the call to the moment we got the suspect in custody play through my head vividly. I guess that’s why it doesn’t seem so long ago to me. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to post on here but I still haven’t been able to talk to anyone about that day. Just wanted to let you know you will never be forgotten. Semper FI brother.

Jerry Alcaraz

January 7, 2020

Rest in peace Officer May.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 26, 2019

Today at a fundraiser in Detroit I was introduced to a lovely woman Tami. My two friends Andrea & Debbie had organized this event to support families who are no longer whole. This happening from a loved one while serving and protecting the citizens in their communities. Tami I wanted to make this post showing your love for the one that you lost is felt. I am deeply honored to have met you and Richard May Jr. EOW 1-7-06 will now be in my thoughts and prayers --Never forgotten

CPL Edward Lawson
Detroit Police Department

February 25, 2018

Today at a fundraiser in Detroit I was introduced to a lovely woman Tami. My two friends Andrea & Debbie had organized this event to support families who are no longer whole. This happening from a loved one while serving and protecting the citizens in their communities. Tami I wanted to make this post showing your love for the one that you lost is felt. I am deeply honored to have met you and Richard May Jr. EOW 1-7-06 will now be in my thoughts and prayers --Never forgotten

CPL Edward Lawson
Detroit Police Department

February 25, 2018

Officer May,
What an amazing family you have. They truly are some of the best people I have every met. Though I never knew you, I really wish I did. You seemed to be an amazing father and husband to your family. When I'm with your family, they talk about you all the time. It seem as if every other sentence, you are involved. You have not been forgotten and never will be. To the rest of your family; If you're reading this, I bet you have guessed who it is by now. I have teared up reading the amazing things that have been said to Rich on this page. We love you all and miss you. Much love from Napa <3

TJR
Cyclist Honoring Our Fallen

January 23, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 12th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 7, 2018

Rich, all these years later and I still get a tear in my eye thinking about you. You are loved and missed - Uncle Roger

Uncle
Retired

July 24, 2017

Rich, You were a great person and solid officer. I have several memories of working with you and doing ride along with you at the Lompoc Police Department. My most memorable memory of you is when you were working with Ken and the two of you would be code 7 at the police department with your boxes of tacos. All that food you and him used to eat. It was funny to watch. You will always be missed my friend.

Retired Lieutenant J. Benda
Bureau of Prisons

January 8, 2017

Rich, I will always treasure our friendship from high school and college. You always had my back, made me laugh, and showed what a genuinely kind soul you are. We had so many good times and I am so grateful to have crossed paths with you. Friends like you are few and far between. Love, respect, and blessings to your family, friends, and fellow officers. Thank you for the laughs, loyalty, and friendship. See you on the Other Side. <3

Nancy Burton
Friend and Fellow Choir Geek

August 27, 2016

Rich, I will always treasure our friendship from high schoo and college. You always had my back, made me laugh, and showed what a genuinely kind soul you are. We had so many good times and I am so grateful to have crossed paths with you. Friends like you are few and far between. Love, respect, and blessings to your family, friends, and fellow officers. Thank you for the laughs, loyalty, and friendship. See you on the Other Side. <3

Nancy Burton
Friend and Fellow Choir Geek

August 27, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Richard Allen May Jr. Thank you for your Service and Courageous Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at your murderer's flesh!

Amen

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

January 7, 2016

I remember standing on the corner of Bay rd & University watching as a sea of officers drove through town to take you to your final resting place... I never met you, but because of that day... Because of the Explorer that rode with you the day you were gunned down, I have taken down the road to become an Officer too. I am an East Palo Alto Explorer and I'm proud to say I was trained by the very same Explorer that helped catch your attacker. It is an honor to wear the same patch you wore. To say I too believe in making my community better.

Thank you for your sacrifice, We will never forget you.

Rest In Peace.

Edgard Navarro
East Palo Alto Police Explorer Post 812

November 7, 2015

Thinking about you today and everyday I put on my uniform.
I'll miss you always.

Officer
Friend

December 24, 2014

Happy Bithday you Devil Dog. I saw your star tonight. Wow. You are a bright one. Just as I expected. See you soon brother. God bless you and your family. Life is so easy when you can see it for what it is....

Fireman

November 11, 2014

Rich,

I just wanted to say that I have become good friends with your sister Tami. EVenthough we live on opposite coasts, I know I can talk to her at any time. I hope you and my brother are up in Heaven and watching over all of us.!

Andrea Lomas
Sister of fallen officer of New Jersey STate Trooper Bert Zimmerman

January 7, 2014

Dear Family of Rich....
I went to school with your husband/dad in San Luis Obispo. We were good friends. I was stunned to see his name in the Fallen Heroes listing. I had to look at his picture to make certain it was the Rich I knew. I am married to a Police Officer of 30 years, Lt Jeffrey Blundell. I know the dangers and try to believe "he's just going to work" but I still worry. To hear of the loss of Rich is overwhelming. My sympathies to your family and Rich's friends and co-workers...the Thin Blue Line reaches far and wide...God Bless him for his sacrifice!

G.Blundell
spouse, Lt. Jeffrey Blundell

July 1, 2013

Officer May..You will never be forgotten..

Shana Graf
Daughter of John Graf/Your senior training [email protected] Police Academy

March 20, 2012

Officer May I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers as another year begins....I know you and Howard are safe and watching over all of us. Thank you and I promise your sacrifice will NEVER be FORGOTTEN!!! with love and respect.....

kathy stevenson wife of fallen officer
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

January 9, 2012

Thinking of you and your family on this sixth anniversary day. Your spirit continues to soar and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace.

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

January 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, partner.

Anonymous

January 4, 2012

Happy 236th Birthday Marine

Semper Fi

Steel#2401
Columbus Oh Division of Police

November 10, 2011

Officer May, I live in Rapid City,SD and we just lost two of our officers August 2 & 7 of this year and I thought of you..My father (Lt John Graf) at Allan Hancock Police Academy spoke so highly of you and always knew what a fine officer you were..Thank you for your services in law enforcement..You made my father so proud..RIP!

Kamallken

August 26, 2011

Our baby girl turns 15 today...so hard to believe. I wish you were here with us to see the beautiful young lady she is becoming. Keep your angel wings surounding her. We Love You and Miss You Still :0)

Anonymous

March 25, 2011

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