Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Randy Jay Hamson

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 24, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Randy Jay Hamson

As an a participant on the LASD academy I see the memorial wall every day while I am at the training center. Getting reminded by our DIs everyday how unforgiving this career is and all of the fallen officers from the past. When you think of Officer deaths most people usually think of shootings or things related to crimes but most officers that pass away in the line of duty are from traffic stops. They are the most dangerous thing an officer can do because of all the other pedestrians driving by.
Deputy Hamson was doing just that, conducting a traffic stop and was struck by another vehicle. As a trainee I know one day that I will be put in the situation of having to conduct many traffic stops and I have to keep in mind that, this is the leading thing that kills peace officers. Deputy Hamson was doing his job to the best of his abilities and something so unfortunate happened.

Nicolas Muriedas

April 4, 2019

First I would like to give my condolence to your family and to your loved ones. I understand it is always hard and unfortunate to hear the loss of a friend or family. I would like to thank you for your service. As tragic as it is to say you gave the full sacrifice in giving your life in doing what you loved to do. Doing a job that most people won't do because they can't do and would not do. Putting other in front of yourself in order to make a difference in people's lives.In changing peoples lives and making a difference in your community.

In addition, It's surreal to know that one day you are living and the next your gone. In a blink of an eye you never know what's going to happen. Who would have known that in August 16,2004 in a normal accident your live would be taken by an oncoming vehicle. It is shocking to know you are never promised another day. This has impacted me in taking advantage of my loved ones and cherishing them because you never know what can happen. Well Deputy Hamson once again i would like to thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and I want to give my deepest sympathy to your family.

Gerson Ramos

April 4, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Hamson,
On today the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 24, 2018

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

July 21, 2018

I remember you Ham. I remember working with you fresh out of the academy. So hyper, so willing to go and do anything. I remember chit chatting at night working at East, and yelling at you to hurry up with the gates when you worked “David.” Laughing at you when you finally understood ‘walking’ not Joaquin, during count.

I will think of you every time I watch over the hedge with my kids. That damn squirrel was you, going a mile a minute and then getting distracted. He even has your name.

I remember you. I wish that wasn’t your face, but wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone else either.

To your family, I am so sorry. He loved you immensely.

Deputy (Retired) Sabrina Nowak (Hawkins)

May 18, 2018

RIP. You did your time. You are not forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff LASD

October 25, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. We pray for your family and coworkers.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 24, 2017

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

I would like to give my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Hamson. I am a current LASD recruit in class 403 and would like to thank you for your service. Your legacy continues and will not be forgotten, rest in peace.

Recruit Marquez

October 1, 2014

On November 28, 2011, L.A.S.D. Class 385 had their "Colors Run" to earn their Department patches for their uniforms. They held this run in your honor, Randy. Friends, colleagues, and family participated in the 5 mile run from Santa Clarita Station to your graveside at Eternal Valley Memorial Park.

Rest in peace my fellow classmate (LASD Class 300), you are not forgotten.

Deputy Daniel Inez
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

November 29, 2011

i miss you dad...


July 6, 2011

Rest in Peace

Compton School Police Dept.

February 25, 2011

I'll Never forget Uncle Randy, miss him dearly.

Matthew Hamson

May 10, 2010

deputy Randy Jay Hamson will be missed dearly. he was a hero. he will never be forgotten.

god bless wife and kids.


April 24, 2010

I've never laughed so hard in all my day's as we did as friends along our way. Thank you for sharing Mr. Hampson


Tracy L. Eggleston
Old friend

November 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for your family. I am sure the five years since your injury and death were ones of struggle for them as well.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 24, 2009

To Deputy Randy Jay Hamson, his family and his fellow officers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 24, 2009

Rest in Peace, Deputy Hamson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers

To his kids: Just wanted to let you guys know that your dad is a hero, now and forever. He will never be forgotten. He loves you now and always. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Randy Hamson,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff Randy Hamson. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputy Sheriff Randy Hamson is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


November 18, 2008

RIP.You will always be remembered by the ones who love and knew you.


November 15, 2008



November 13, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

November 8, 2008

Deputy Hamson,

Rest in peace. You and your service will never be forgotten.

Officer Edward Varso
Escondido P.D.

November 7, 2008

Deputy Hamson, you fought the good battle for many years. May you now go on to a better place. May your family both mourn your passing and embrace the peace you are in. Your sacrifice will be remembered forever. Rest in peace!

Officer Falkowski

November 5, 2008

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