Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kyle Russell Ballard

Pasadena Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 24, 2006

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Kyle Russell Ballard

Thank your for your service Officer Ballard. Kyle will never be forgotten and we are grateful for his service and what he’s done for not only the city but those he’s came in contact with.


February 27, 2023


You've become part of the stories I tell my students every year, and how , without trying, you made people better by just being around them. Still think of you all the time.

Luv Ya Man

Michael Lantz

February 24, 2023

On the eve of Kyle’s 15 year death anniversary I am sending hugs and caring thoughts to his family! Kyle will always be remembered; he was a true hero and absolute gentleman!

Lisa Rosales, Retired Police Chief
Former Pasadena Police Department member

February 24, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Ballard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 31, 2020

Kyle, I attended a birthday party this past weekend. Laurie happen to attend as well. I loved hearing about how your boys are doing. Know that I will continue to keep you and the memories of you close to my heart. With love and respect, Lisa

Lisa Rosales, Chief of Police
Glendora Police Department (formerly Pasadena PD Police Commander)

November 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 24, 2018

11 years...yet my memories are so clear. River, babies, new houses, rollerblading, sand dunes...and more. I miss you everyday. I know you and Diana are watching over us. Until we meet again.


February 24, 2017

Mr. Ballard,
My name is Allisyn Chavez. I am Ethan's girlfriend, and a great friend of his mother Laurie. I have heard many great things about you, and I am happy to tell you that your family is doing well. You are not forgotten. If Ethan and I ever have children, our first born will be named after you. Thank you, for your service to the Pasadena Police Department. Godspeed.

Allisyn Chavez
Family Friend

September 24, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 5, 2016

My friend,

10 years? Feels like 10 seconds. I remember the first time I met you. Laurie was supposed to go rollerblading thru Cal Poly Pomona with our gang
one night and she needed to stop by this guy named Kyle's apartment. Laurie loved you starting that day. I remember it like it was yesterday. We were so lucky to have you as part of our lives. Camping trips, river trips, through babies, and everything else. You were like a brother to me. I still whistle the Andy Griffith Show theme song and think of you....every flippin day (thanks a lot btw). I miss you brother. We all do. Thanks for the memories, thanks for the friendship. I'm a better person because of you. Love you K.


February 20, 2016


I cannot believe it is going to be 10 years since your passing. I still think of you and wish you were still here. I remember the night before your death you backed me up on a traffic stop in the northwest part of the city just before you were going to go home for the night. I remember after I was done with the traffic stop we got a chance to talk and joke around for awhile. I wish we could have had more time. The day of your death, was my RDO and I still remember getting the phone call about your passing. It took my breath away and was left in disbelief. Thanks for everything you had taught me. I have many memories of you and remember you always having a smile on your face. Rest in peace my friend. I know you are watching over all your friends and family. One day we will meet again and laugh together.

Gregg Sabalone - Retired Officer
Pasadena PD

February 10, 2016

Dear friend,
I think of you all the time. I have a picture of you on my desk of when we were in the gang unit together. This picture has followed me since your death.

You were a true friend and that, I will never forget. The memories of you being there for me during a turbulent time in my life will never be forgotten. You drove out of your way to my house to make sure I was doing well. You were selfless and truly cared about others. You were a jokester and I still tell your stories which make me laugh. I truly miss you. Thank you friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pasadena Police Department

January 12, 2015

Rest in peace, Officer Ballard.

I was recently hired by Pasadena PD this February, 2014. Through my pre-academy training we honored you each morning on our runs and remembered you on your anniversary. Not a day goes by that the department doesn't remember you and all of our brothers and sisters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

I am only in my third week of the academy but I work hard each day so that I may officially join the Pasadena family as an officer serving our community.

I thank you for your service, and your legacy will forever live on.

Recruit M. Armendariz
Pasadena Police Department

March 24, 2014

I am a recruit for the Pasadena Police Department, and am in the Los Angeles Sheriff's County Academy. I am sorry for your loss, and Officer Ballard will be missed. I have run to his designated tree only a couple times, but anytime I pass it, I wont forget the sacrifice he made to protect his loved ones.

Recruit: Matthew DeCaro
Pasadena Police Department

March 24, 2014

Still missing you everyday as if 8 years has not passed. I still hear your voice in my mind and recall all the great times. I recently saw glimpses of you through your boys. You would be a proud dad and husband. Miss you with all my heart and soul. Love you brother. Until we meet again...


February 24, 2014

As your memorial draws near, I remember the last time I hugged you as you left AZ.

You, Laurie and the boys were such a beautiful family. Laurie has done a great job Kyle and you would be so proud of her.

L. Follmer

February 10, 2014

I've been thinking so much about you. I cherish daily and forever the beautiful years we were able to share together, beginning middle and sad end. Everyday I see you in all 3 boys. They are doing things you used to do and things you would love! I know you'd be immensely proud of them. I miss you so much, so so so much.

Mike and the girls will be at the river with us this week. I already know how much I'm going to be picturing you there with us, but then it's not the same without you. We are supposed to all be together :( Until then, our love for you stays alive.

Laurie Ballard

June 24, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012


You popped up in my head yesterday. I want you to know you are not forgotten, and always missed. I thought of you while I was talking to another officer. You truly had so much integrity.

Tim Wratten - Retired Ofcr.
Pasadena PD

June 17, 2011

Thinking of you Kyle. I love you and miss you.

Lori Fontyn

February 25, 2011

I think of you everyday...not just today. So many great memories...not any bad ones. Thank you for those.

Darcy Lantz

February 24, 2011

Never forgotten brother. RIP

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 24, 2011

There's not a river trip or a desert trip or a day that goes buy that I don't think about you. You made us all better just for being around. You've got so much to be proud of, and your family is proof everyday of that. We all have your back because I know you have ours. And as much as I know you would cringe to hear me say it, I love ya brother...

Micahel Lantz

February 20, 2011

Wish heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms~I have you in my heart.

We are doing good Kyle *sniff*. Owen turned 5 yesterday. He starts Kindergarten on Monday. I hate they can't be with you. But I stay focused on the amazing people in our lives...Ryan, Mike, Jesse, SES past and present, your friends, the dept, our families, and my friends have all been incredible blessings and positive influences. I am so grateful. I love you!

Laurie Ballard

August 6, 2010

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Ballard. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Pasadena will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the children of Officer Ballard, know that their Daddy is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Officer Ballard. Thank You sir for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

VIP Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

June 14, 2010

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.