Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Karl Strohsal

Longwood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, July 14, 2007

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Reflections for Sergeant Karl Strohsal

Thoughts and prayers remain with the Strohsal Family, loved ones and the of the Longwood Police Department. Sgt. Strohsal's service to NY and FL, as well as his family's sacrifice will not ever be forgotten. He made a difference and his memory will live on.

Gary Howze
Florida Office of the Attorney General

July 14, 2021

Still thinking of you, often. Still remember... so many things. You will never be forgotten Karl, even mow after so many years.

Sgt Jim McKenna (retired)
Longwood PD (FL)

April 27, 2021

Definitely, one of the good guys of law enforcement.
You are missed.

Detective Commander Bob Martin, Retired
LTPD New Jersey

July 17, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Strohsal.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 14, 2019

Never forgotten! Lessons you taught helped mold my LEO career.

channing walton

June 11, 2019

You are still remembered!

Sgt. Griffin

February 24, 2018



December 7, 2015

It's almost 7 years and it still seems like yesterday. The world needs another like you. I know your out there keeping watch. Miss you.

Retired LT.Chris luft
Proud to say Friend,

February 11, 2014

Karl came into my family when he married my Cousin Carol. I will always remember his kindness and great memories we shared while I was growing up. He was
a great man and needed by many people. Guess God needed him more!

Rest in peace Cousin Karl. You will always be remembered and never forgotten.

Taken too soon!

Annette Catanzaro

July 31, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Sgt. Strohsal, we will never forget ...

HEROES live forever.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

July 14, 2012

I'm happy we met years ago on Long Island at your house. I'll pray for your family and I'm sure we will meet again.

Lieutenant Richard Barnes
Plymouth Cty Sheriff's Dept. Plymouth Mass. Husband of Louise Barnes

February 27, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Strohsal. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012


It's been a long, long time now, but I have not forgotten: lottery tickets at 13 (splits if we win), peanut-covered donuts and D&D in the wee hours of the night, Van Halen 1983, limburger cheese under the dashboard, flat black spraypaint on a railroad track, slide bolt locks and rubber bands, and the countless other life lessons you taught me. I think of you often and am thankful for having known you, been touched by your spirit, inspired by your love for life, and enlighted by your humor. Thank you for the good times, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in peace my friend.

Elizabeth (Cryor) Shardlow

April 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 14, 2010

Three years have passed, but your memory lives in peace, Karl.

Cpl Tim Nazzaro
Orange County (FL) Sheriff's Office

July 14, 2010

Rest easy Sarge...


September 17, 2009

Hard to believe it's been two years has been a little easier to take knowing that some measure of justice has been reached, but we would much rather have you here with us. You are not forgotten, Karl - only missed more with every day that passes. Rest in peace.

Cpl. Tim Nazzaro
Orange County (FL) Sheriff's Office

July 14, 2009

To Sgt. Karl Strohsal, his family and his fellow officers with the Longwood Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Sgt. Strohsal’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Strohsal and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

July 14, 2009

Sgt. Strohsal (or Mr. Strohsal, as I knew him) was a wonderful man with a womderful sense of humour. He was always willing to be there, open armed, to welcome me into his home when I couldn't be at mine. He always made sure everyone was happy - if we were hungry, he'd feed us; if we were cold, he'd give up his jacket; and if we needed somewhere to stay, his house was always open. I will never forget the wonderful things that he did for me as a youth, and I know he helped mold me into who I am today. He is still, and will always be, greatly missed and loved.

Kat (Hurley) Bagocki

February 5, 2009

Karl, I'm sitting here at home looking at a photo of you and Carol on my desk with tears in my eyes. Where do I start? I miss you so much and had no idea how much I loved you until you were gone. I miss the laughs,cookouts, camping trips, wings and wine. I tried to be strong for Carol, Jay, Lori and the grand kids but when I get alone I can't stop crying. I pray to you and hope you here me while tell you how much of a difference you made in so many peoples lives. Who is going to fill this void in our lives. I remember you were there when I awoke from open heart surgery and you were always there with and phone call or had advice when I needed it. Who will I call now?
Remember the photo and note I placed in you casket, I wished I had written more..I miss my friend..Karl
Till we see each other,Save Me A Seat.......

Ed Hickman

April 28, 2008

Karl Karl Karl, wow. Do i have some memmories of you. i remember when you used to bully me around, but we all knew that you couldnt hurt a fly (unless it was bothering you) and i miss you veryyyy much. There were so many laughs when you were around, and i wish there could still be more. I love you Karl. And me and momma miss you to no end =[

Rest In Piece

Love Always

Shaynna Pereira

April 10, 2008

Karl, I had the grace of meeting you as an arresting officer. I can only state that you were a remarkable example of Gods humility, understanding and respect of every human soul.I have no doubt that God smiled at you upon on your return home. The world is a bit less noble without your presence. May god keep you and protect your family.

Nelson Velardo
Lake Mary, FL

Just a citizen

March 20, 2008

Sgt. Stroshal,

It still feels like yesterday I was riding with you after you were re-assigned from investigations to patrol. I smile everyday I think about the time we were dispatched to a 33 in progress after an alert tone over the radio. As we were driving with lights and siren you looked at me and said, “what’s a 33”. I told you a fight in progress. You then turned off the lights and siren and I asked you what’s up? You then told me we will get there when we get there, the looser goes to the hospital and the winner goes to jail. As a young person to Law Enforcement I was mad at what you said. As the years went by I started to understand your thoughts and beliefs about law enforcement. I only wish you were able to train all the young Officers that started after you.

I read last week that the persons responsible for your car crash were arrested and I felt great! Let’s hope the wheels of justice move fast and they get what they deserve. You will be missed more than you will ever know. I love you. Bryan…

Chief Bryan Ansley
Metro Orlando, Fl

January 28, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sergeant Strohsal. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Karl, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Karl's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Karl's life was about so much more than the way he died. Karl will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sergeant Strohsal, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 30, 2007

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