Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Code W. Beverly, Jr.

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 28, 1972

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Reflections for Sergeant Code W. Beverly, Jr.

Went to High School and Boot Camp with Code. Wonderful friend till we lost him

Ron Wilson

May 18, 2022

My Father Former SFPD Officer
Richard Abbey told me he was working that day Sgt Beverly and his partner were shot. My father told me he and his partner responded and were flagged down by a citizen who gave them information on the suspects location. My dad and his partner responded to the suspects apartment and broke down the door went into the room and apprehended the suspect who was laying down on the bed with the rifle right next to him. My father told me the suspect told him and his partner he would have shot them both if he knew they were coming.

God Bless Sgt. Beverly & Family You Will Never Be Forgotten. Rest In Peace.

Officer Kevin Abbey (Retired)

May 16, 2022

Judi and Katie,
We were close family friends with you all as kids. Your dad and my dad were best buddies. My brother Steve, you two and myself used to play together. I remember our camping trips to Lake Berryesa to go boating.
It has been 50 years and your dad and your family is often remembered by ours. By the grace of God, Both my parents are still living.
I hope and pray that life has been good to you. If you ever want to reach out, daveCR500 on all major email platforms.

USAF Veteran David Dunsmore
Family friend

March 19, 2022

Sgt. Beverly,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog,
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 28, 2022

I attended grammar school with Code Beverly and was unaware that he was killed in the line-of-duty until I was conducting a Life Parole Consideration Hearing at Folsom Prison in the late 1990's. Sergeant Beverly's sister had traveled from the midwest to oppose the inmate's parole. I was saddened as I saw her having to relive the details of the homicide. I know she will not need to attend any more parole hearings because the inmate did in fact serve life in prison and died in 2001.

My heart is always stirred when a fellow-officer is killed in the line-of-duty and Sergeant Beverly's death is more reflective because I knew him. I also offer my sympathies to his sister who faithfully did her part to see that justice was done for her brother.

Jim Dowling
Deputy Commissioner (Retired), California Parole Board

May 18, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Beverly.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2019

Today and everyday you are always in my heart. Time knows no boundaries. Love is endless, and never ending... Be not afraid to love and take chances.

Katie Beverly

January 27, 2019

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 28, 2018

Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice+ and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, John 5: 28

May God be with every one of us who have loved, and lost. Katie and Judi, you are extraordinarily special and beautiful, - may God's love and spirit be with you and every one of yours, - including Dad (Code) and Mom (Ruth) forever and ever. I love you both. Cassie

Sergeant Code W. Beverly, Jr.

January 12, 2018

Hi Dad, Miss you so much. It's been 45 years and I wish you were here. Please give Mom a big hug from me. Love you both so so much.


January 28, 2017

After all these years, I couldn't believe it when I saw Code's name during an internet search. I was only 11 yrs old when Code was shot & killed. His sister was a very close family friend of ours and still is to this day. All I can say is that he is missed by many and Code paid the ultimate price for protecting our community. Thank you Code for your service both as a Police Officer and and a USMC Soldier.

May God continue to bless you & keep you in His care.
Much Respect,

*** Athena ***

Athena Bravos Brackett
Family Friend

September 17, 2016

Sgt. Beverly,
Sir, as a fellow LEO and former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Sender Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 29, 2016

Dear Judi & Katie, Words could never express the depth of feelings I have for your Dad.It is a rare day that so many wonderful aspects of Code do not come to mind & lately I cry more often knowing how hard it has been for you both & for all the families of police officers continuously living with dreaded fear of their loved one's safety. Mostly what so impresses of your Dad is the absolute unmitigated devotion he had for you both, his beloved daughters.
Your loving aunt, Codette

Codette Carew, Code Beverly's sister
I am Code's sister, three years older

January 12, 2016

Hi Judi. Hi Katie. I've been thinking about your Dad and my Uncle Code quite a bit lately and started to cry when I logged onto this site. Your Dad, Mom and you guys are forever in my heart.
I love you guys.
your cousin, Cassie


February 28, 2015

(Code, Ruth) Judi, and Katie, for some reason I googled your dad's name today. I had been thinking of those childhood days in Pacifica and what an impact that day had in my five year old life as the close neighbor of the Beverly's and a daughter myself of a fellow San Francisco Police Officer, your dad's friend. Our families stayed close for a long time and we were able to see all of our live unfold for many years after. The heavy weight of the loss is always there as is the strength of the love that, even as young as I was, I witnessed between your family which extended to friends. Code and Ruth, you are missed. Judi and Katie- you will always be family. I know your parents are watching over you both as well as the grandchildren and great grandchildren with a proud luminating smile.

Sonia (Jackson) Freitas
Family Friend

February 26, 2014

Code, yours was the first of many funerals and memorials that I attended as a police officer. Here we are in 2013 and I remember you as if it were yesterday. I'm sorry that I never met you, but at the time we lost you I felt that I had lost a friend. And now you rest in peace. You and I will meet some day. To your family, I am sorry for their loss.

Det. Lee Tyler, ret.
Pacifica P.D. & SFDA Investigations and Douglas County Or, SO.

March 9, 2013

Miss you both very much, today and everyday. Love always and forever. I am going to learn how to fly fish this summer and hopefully catch something.


January 28, 2013

Oh Code, I can't believe it has been 41 years. I think of all the memories our family has been cheated out of. When I look at your picture you look so young. It makes me so sad. We have all missed you, particularly your sweet daughters. Please see if you can bring them comfort as the anniversary of your death is tomorrow. I wish we all had more time with you. Know that you are loved and missed sweet brother. With love.

Code's Family

January 27, 2013

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday of "50". While reflecting back on some childhood memories, I recall a man who lived just down the street from me. His two young daughters were friends of mine. He was handsome, clean cut and I enjoyed talking with him. I can still picture how white and crisp his t-shirts were when he was doing stuff around his home. That man's name was Code Beverly Jr.

Code, I thank you for your service and want you to know that you are not forgotten. It's been a very long time since I've seen Judi and Katie. I know they have grown up to be wonderful women and have made you proud.

Rest in Peace.

Mike Fitzgerald
Former Pacifica Neighbor

June 19, 2012

A true friend. High school through Boot Camp in the Marine Corps. A loss beyond measure.

ron wilson
Marine Corps

February 21, 2012

Treasured in my heart you'll stay, untill we meet again some day.


January 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain an pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today. Katie and Judi, thanks for sharing a daugher's devotion I hope to meet you both and your families at a NORCAL COPS function one day.

Rest In Peace

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

January 28, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Officer Beverlys mdaughters. I was your neighbor just out of Riordan H.S. when you lost your dad. We lived on Hearst Ave. in S.F. two doors down from you. I remember your dads dog Eric I think was his name. I also remember you girls and your Mom and Dad. They were nice people and never got mad at us when the ball would go in the backyard when we played in the alley. Hope you are well and just wanted to know I remember your Dad and you guys.

God bless, Marty Hackett

Marty Hackett
Former Neighbor

January 6, 2012

I have thought of Officer Code Beverly many times over the last nearly 40 years. I was 14 years old and was his newspaper boy in Pacifica at the time he was shot and killed. I recall on more than one occasion standing outside his home, in the early hours of the day, talking with him when I would stop and hand him his weekly paper. I recall hearing about him being shot and the horror of it impacting me. I recall a couple days later, when he died, it was broadcast on the local radio station that he had died. There was a deep hurt in my heart from knowing that someone I knew had been killed. I have prayed often for his wife and girls over the years, too.

Before I moved to where I live today, I had the privilege of serving as a police chaplain for a couple of years. I have grown in my appreciation for all that the men and women in police uniforms do for all of us. I am grateful to each of you and wonderful people like Officer Code Beverly.

Roy Peacock

August 4, 2011

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