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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.

Hi Rich,
I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you when I was driving to work today. I have been working in Lompoc for the last few months. As I was driving to work, I came up on a little green car, just like the one you used to drive. Remember the one you and the girls named “the turtle”? Anyways, it made me think of you and how much you have missed.

Diana is doing a great job raising the girls! You would be very proud of all of them! And Lauren, she is turning into a young lady, way to early… She was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. (When I took her shopping, people would stop me just to take a look at her.) She is still that beautiful. Sometimes, I think I would like to place her picture on your plaque at the Lompoc Police Department. She is very much like you. She has a strong personality, knows what she wants, is great with directions and thank God Diana & Brittany have her around for the electronics! And Brittany, she is so special; she is beautiful inside and out. She has the biggest heart and worries about both Diana and Lauren. She is working hard at school and has found a wonderful man. I know they will have a fantastic life together; they compliment each other very well. I am thankful to have both of these girls in my life. And Diana, she misses you so much! I wish she would do more for herself, she is always there for the girls and she needs to think of herself sometimes...

Well, I just wanted to say that I think about you often. Your absence has left a large hole in all of our hearts. Our family has been greatly changed by your death. We are still struggling to put the pieces back together. Keep watching over Diana and the girls, they love and miss you very much!

Anonymous

March 10, 2011

I've been thinking about today for weeks and then when it came, I almost forgot. I don't come here everyday like I used to, but I think about you all the time. I try to think positive. Things are getting better. I will always miss you.

Anonymous

January 7, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
So hard to believe this is our 5th Christmas without you!
Christmas will NEVER be the same without you.

We Miss You...

I Will Always Love You

Anonymous

December 25, 2010

I MISS YOU!!<3

Anonymous

September 5, 2010

Thought about you today and wanted to drop by. I think about you all the time.

friend

August 3, 2010

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DEAR...
Another Fathers Day without you, Not the way it should be. We miss you!

Your Wife

June 20, 2010

Just dropping by... I've been thinking of you lately...

walter

June 19, 2010

OUR BABY GIRL IS GRADUATING FROM JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL!
I'm not quite sure how that is possible. She has grown up so much since you were taken from us 4 1/2 years ago, considering she wasn't quite 10yrs. old and now she's 14.
She is more like you every day. You would be so proud of her!
I wish you could be with her, she will be missing you even more that day. But we will be celebrating just as you would!

I Love You Still...
Forever Has No End
YOUR WIFE!!
Diana

Anonymous

June 3, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN 43YRS. OLD TODAY.
WE LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS!!

Diana

LOVING WIFE

May 9, 2010

She's 18 now. I threw a party for her just like you would have wanted. She even wore the ring you gave me when we got married. She's beautiful and you would be proud!

Sarah
DEANNA'S MOM

March 2, 2010

Sir, your story has touched my heart in ways I can't describe. Reading the reflections from your loving family bring tears to my eyes. Hope your family finds justice in whichever way, I pray for them. Rest in peace, Sir, you are a true hero.

Anonymous

February 8, 2010

A HERO TO MORE THAN HE KNOWS. ©2004

Emory - Arlington, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/2003

February 8, 2010

It's been four years now and I still can't believe it. You have always inspire me and you always will...

Anonymous

January 7, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I was so relieved that you, your family and department received the measure of justice deserved for your brutal murder.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.


Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2010

Rich May, Family, and Friends,

Bless you all on this day and every day. Shante, it has been a privilege to work with you and to know that you have a family of productive citizens who love and support each other no matter what. We often talk about personal responsibility and humanity towards each other as a people, understanding, and the strength to do what's right...No matter what your endeavors, I wish you safety on the streets and wherever you may travel. The verdict was within the realms of the law in which an officer's life is taken...Rich, I am sorry you were taken from your family, continue to bring them heartfelt memories, a glimpse of you in the warm sun, and the love you have for them...Semper Fi.

Ofc. Patty Brown
SFPD, USMC

January 7, 2010

We Love You and Miss You As Much As We Did Four Years Ago When You Were Taken From Us...

We are at Disneyland today...One of your favorite places.
Celebrating your life!

I Love You Still...

Forever Has No End

Diana

Anonymous

January 7, 2010

Tammi and Amy and the May Family,

I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you all today. I hope with the recent development, that you and your family can have some peace now! I am so glad to have become friends with you girls. Even though we are 3,000 miles apart, I think about you every day!

Love,
Andrea

Andrea Lomas
Friend

January 7, 2010

Merry Christmas Rich...Our fourth Christmas without you...
Sometimes it doesn't seem possible.

Your killer was FINALLY sentenced to death! Four long years later.

We still miss you every day.
I love you...

Anonymous

December 25, 2009

Officer May,

I read the jury has given the death penalty to your killer. The penalty hardly seems equal to his actions that night.

I pray the closure brings peace to your family, may God bless them and keep them safe this Christmas season.

Sergeant Michael Lowry
University of Colorado Police Department

December 23, 2009

Hi Rich...
Alvarez was found GUILTY of FIRST DEGREE PREMEDITATED MURDER on November 25, 2009 With SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE.

We are now in the penalty phase with only a few days left. In only a few short days the jury will decide his fate. I am praying they will sentence him to death, the same way he sentenced you. It's so unfair that he got to make that choice, whether you lived or died, and he gets 12 people to decide for him.

Last week the girls and I all gave our victim impact statements, telling the jury how our lives have been affected since he so needlesly murdered you. You would have been so extremely PROUD of all three or our daughters!

I LOVE YOU & MISS YOU
YOUR WIFE~
Diana

Diana May
Wife

December 13, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Rich...

Walter

November 26, 2009

I met your father recently and had the pleasure of spending the briefest of time with him. His love for you I hope will pull him through this. I met your mom, sister and brother and have to thank them for being able to share an evening together. My son too is a Deputy in San Mateo. Watch over him from above.

Ken Richardson

November 26, 2009

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Officer May:

Thinking of you and your family as I read an article this evening about the jury selection finally beginning for your murder trial.

I cannot imagine going through what your family has in front of them.

We can only hope for justice to be served.

Steve Leonard
Cousin of Bryan Tuvera EOW 12/23/2006

August 26, 2009

Ofc May,

Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Although we never met, I feel I know the type of officer/father/husband you were based on the readings of these reflections, and after meeting your wife and daughter (Lauren - I hope I got that right) at COPS camp last week. You sound like a "cops cop", one I would be honored to work side by side with.
I talked briefly with your daughter at COPS camp while she was helping make a t-shirt for my son. She is definately special and I am sure you are very proud of her. She told me the trial is coming up very soon for the scum that took you from them. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Sergeant Sean Licht
Greenfield Police Dept (Wisconsin)

August 5, 2009

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