Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ervin Julius Romans, II

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Ervin Julius Romans, II

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your fellow brothers and sisters Sgt. Romans. I am so saddened to see that another brother of mine has lost his life to this violent world. God bless, you will not be forgotten....

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept., NY

March 28, 2009

may you rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

sister of an officer

March 28, 2009

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Romans family.Sgt. Romans and his family will be remembered in my families prayers.

Sgt. J. Childress
NV. Dept. of Corrections

March 28, 2009

I am very sorry for the loss to the family and friends of Sergeant hero Romans. I pray God's peace and comfort on you through the days ahead. When it doesn't seem like you will yourself survive, take one more step, hanging on to God's hand all the way. Your hero is watching and encouraging you. God bless you all and all law enforcement officers and their families.

Renee' Haley
wife of SWAT officer Tim Haley, EOW 08/26/08

March 28, 2009

Many mourn with you at this time in the loss of your loved one...Yet we also honor the life that was lived so well.

I am having a difficult time finding words that are sufficient. Many are praying for Oakland P.D., and the friends and family. Stay strong. I am sure that this man, who was so great at all that he did, would want his friends and family to do the same.

With the Upmost Respect,
Stephanie Millikin
FCI Dublin-Dublin, Ca

Correctional Counselor, S. Millikin
Federal Bureau of Prisons

March 28, 2009

I would like to extend my prayers and thoughts to you, your family and all of the members of the Oakland Police Department. It is always difficult to lose a fellow Peace Officer, but it is a tragedy to lose four brothers in one incident. All of you made the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten. No matter if your uniform is blue or tan, we all wear black socks and take care of each other. You made the ultimate scarifice and have earned the title of Hero. As you approach the gates in the clouds, the angels you can tell, "Another Police Officer reporting for duty, I've done my time in Hell". Rest in Peace Brother

Senior Deputy Eric R. Fennell
Kern County Sheriff's Office

March 28, 2009

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Sgt. Romans. Words cannot convey what I feel now, nor ever could, every time I heard of a fellow officer's death "in the line of duty."

Ernie Pyle, the great World War II correspondent, reported that he saw a British General viewing a battle field in Europe after a major action there. As the General looked at the fallen GI's, all he could say was "...Brave men, brave men."

Lieutenant Art Kirts (Ret.)
Santa Clara Co. Sheriff's Office

March 28, 2009

I have served with you for more then two decades through three organizations. You have been my friend, mentor, and brother. You will be sorely and deeply missed. Semper Fi.

Sergeant Jerold Coats
USMC/OPD Reserves/Oakland Housing Authority Police

March 28, 2009

It is with heavy heart that I try to gather my words to comfort the Romans family. Just know that Sgt. Romans legacy of dedication will not be soon forgotten.

Mother of a rookie cop
Sister of a veteran officer

March 28, 2009

Sergeant Romans, Thank you for your service you ARE A HERO, The company I work for has a store in Oakland thank you for your service, We have your watch from here sir may you R.I.P.

"Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the sons of GOD!"

Matthew 5:4-10

Camden Bullock, EMT-B
Portroyal VFD

March 28, 2009

Semper Fi Marine, may you rest in peace!


March 28, 2009

I did not know Ervin well but he was always available when he was needed.

SSgt USMC Ret Gus Achterberg
Worked with Ervin at NAS Alameda

March 28, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

March 28, 2009

My heart goes out to all of Sergeant Roman's family. I know the pain you are going through.

Maryann Poni
Autie of Officer Isaac Espinoza
EOW: April 10, 2004

Sgt. Poni, Retired

March 28, 2009

Thank you for your heroic service. Please watch us from above as we continue the fight. Rest easy Sergeant Romans, we have it from here...

Columbus, Ohio Division of Police

March 28, 2009

May the family be comforted in this , the time of their loss.

arlene newman

March 28, 2009

RIP....The thoughts and prayers of the officers of the Grantham PD are with your family and the members of OPD.

Sgt John Parsons
Grantham NH PD

March 28, 2009

With sincere condolences to your family.
Charlie "Dan" Danan

GySgt Charles Danan USMC (Ret)
Former USMC Drill Instructor

March 28, 2009

Rest in peace Sgt. Romans! You served your community well!

Retierd police Lt. Ed Katen
city of Newman, CA

March 28, 2009

Sgt Romans,
May you and your three brothers rest in peace and know that your sacrifice and valor will never be forgotten. As a fellow Marine combat veteran and LEO, I wish I could've been there to back you guys.

Special Agent 6487, U.S. DHS-ICE


March 27, 2009

"…They were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
-from For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon

Detective J. Roberts
Gwinnett County Police Department

March 27, 2009

May God provide eternal rest to the soul of Sergeant Romans and comfort his family and friends.

Elio Mena
Westwood, NJ

March 27, 2009

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters of Sgt Ervin Romans at this tragic time. May you rest in peace Brother Romans and know you will never be forgotten.

Helen Legall (retired detective)
Gainesville Police Dept (Fla)

March 27, 2009

GOD bless you and your family my brother. May peace heal the pain with time, you are all in our hearts and prayers.

Trooper A. Forsyth
Louisiana State Police

March 27, 2009

Dear Sgt. Romans: You were one squared away Marine!!! Of course you charged in to get this cop killer because he had just shot two of your brothers!!!! You wanted to keep the citizens of Oakland safe from this idiot and this threat had to be terminated for anyone to be safe that day!!

Our hearts are heavy at your loss and "thank you for your sacrifice and service" just rings too hollow. But that is all I can offer to express gratitide for keeping everyone safe when others fear to help.

I'm sure you were welcomed to Heaven by other blue angels. Please send my love to my beloved CHPs up there.

God bless your family and give them strength to get through this awful time. They will feel you on the breeze and in every breath they take.

Love, Your new "aunt" in SoCal
Aunt LoVae

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enforcement Lia
MADD, San Bernardino County, CA

March 27, 2009

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