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.

Happy Father's Day!
It just isn't the same without you!
Love You


June 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, You would have been 42 years old yesterday, May 9. Hard to believe you never even saw your 40th birthday. I miss you still every day.
I Love You

Diana May

May 10, 2009



April 29, 2009

I didn't personally know you. I didn't even hear about it for a year and a few months. My officer was killed seven days before you. I want to thank you and tell you you aren't forgotten


April 11, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 19, 2009

I don't want you to think I've stopped thinking about you ;) It hard to believe three years have gone by. I'll be doing something or driving somewhere and I'll think about something funny you said, but every now and then I'll just get an empty feeling and tears will well up in my eyes. You will always be an important influence in my life.


January 11, 2009

On the 3rd anniversary of Officer May's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP and remembering the tragic events from that day. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer May is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

January 7, 2009

Officer May,

Its been 3 years since you left us. You are in my heart and thoughts everyday. Since you left us, I left the Police Department and I am now a UCLA student. I still remember my first day as an explorer and you were the only officer willing to take me. Our first call together was a stabbing where I had no clue what to do. And the last time I saw you was in front of the Police Station, where you made fun of me and my reading abilities :) Well I have moved on from Exploring, but you will always be one of the most influential persons in my life. Your motivation and achievements have motivated me to pursue my personal endeavors. I will always remember you and our times together. God Bless!!

Gilberto Soria
East Palo Alto Police Explorer (2004-2008)

January 7, 2009

Rest in peace brother, you are not forgotten..

Sergeant Chris DiToro

January 7, 2009

3 years has really gone by quickly. It seems to be more painful this year for Deanna. Actually every day seems to be painful for her without you.
Keep watch over her. She loves and misses you so much!!!
Oh and Cedric is wearing a ribbon Deanna made with your badge number on it for you today!!
Miss you!

Deanna's mom

January 7, 2009

Mr. May- I'm a friend of Lauren's and I've heard a lot about you. I personally lost my dad and I'd like to thank you for laying down your life. Lauren is one of the nicest people I know. Thank you again and say hi to my dad, Lt. Walker.


January 1, 2009



December 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Rich.


November 27, 2008

Just wanted you to know Deanna is doing ok. She got into a SAT study course and wants to do well for you!
She misses you everyday. We have done a few of remembrance events in your honor for her support group.
Keep an eye on her ok? She needs your angel guidance!


November 19, 2008

Officer May,

Happy Veterans Day !! You will always be in my heart

Explorer Cadet Walter Recinos

November 12, 2008

Every day we are one step closer to getting the scum bag that took you from us where he belongs... Hopefully one step closer to HELL. We miss you every minute of every day.
Always loving you.
Forever Has No End


September 11, 2008

Just want you to know, she is doing ok....not a day goes by she doesn't miss you. Keep an eye on her from up there. She'll be driving soon!!!!!

Your daughter Deanna's mom

June 25, 2008


Your Wife

June 24, 2008

Hi Dear,
Wanted to say Happy Father's Day. Father's day is one of the day's that is especially difficult without you. Your Baby really misses you, but is doing well. She is growing so fast and becoming such a young lady. But she will always be your Baby.

We Love You and Miss You
Your wife

June 15, 2008

I wanted to let you know I still think about you all the time. You will always be my inspiration.


May 18, 2008

your family is amazing! I met them at D.C. last year and we really conected! Anyway we met up again this year and had an awesome good time! We made alot of memories. Theres even one I call "THE METRO" you would of had to have been there. I just wanted to say thanks for giving up your life for people like me and I bet you were an amazing person to!!!

Maverick Mcclendon
friend of families

May 18, 2008

Mr. May,

Hi, there. I met Lauren at COPS CAMP last summer and we have been friends ever since. She told me about how close you two were and I just want ed to say that you were one lucky dad.

Amanda Walker - aka Friend
Friend of Lauren May

April 17, 2008

I was listening to the radio and your song "Pretty Fly for A White Guy" came on! haha :)
So I just wanted to let you know that you are still the inspiration that drives me to continue on with my dream. Love you and Miss you !

Thinking of you always,

Amelia M. Martinez
Lompoc Police Dept. Explorer Post #700 (Aug 98'- Oct 04')

April 11, 2008

It has been over two years. Thankyou for your service and your sacrifice. You are not forgotten. God love you, and Gospeed to you.

Corporal Timothy J. Zuniga
UC Berkeley Police Deparment

March 17, 2008

Started thinking about you today and decided to stop by and pay my respects to you. I miss you everyday still and I will never forget our friendly disaggrements and believing I had won the argument! I will never forget you and I still keep my memorial to you in my patrol vehicle.

Brian (P22)

Deputy Brian Frayer
Mohave County Sheriff's Office

February 13, 2008

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