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

Rest in peace. My God bless the Romans family in their time of grief.


March 25, 2009

Rest in peace brother, you are a hero.

Police Officer Mark LaFramboise #1270
Independence Mo. Police Department

March 25, 2009

So very tragic! Please know that all of the officers and their families are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time! Stay strong!

Ervin is now an Angel looking down upon you!

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009


March 25, 2009

The thoughts and prayers of myself, family and colleagues are with you and your family at this tragic time. There may be thousands of miles that separate are departments / services but the feeling of loss knows no boundaries.

Police Sergeant Brian Byrne
Metropolitan Police, London,UK

March 25, 2009

To Serve and Protect, to give it your all, love, family time and now your life! May your family know just how important they were to you and this is why you did what you did. God Bless you and on eagles wings bring you up to heaven.

Sgt. Catherine Martinec
Omaha, NE Police Department

March 25, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with the four courageous Oakland Police Officers, their families, friends and the entire Oakland Police Department on this heartbreaking loss; it’s truly a disastrous day in history for the entire Law Enforcement community. May the Lord GOD be with the family and members of the Oakland Police Department to ease the pain and suffering you must bear for the rest of your lives. .

Captain Gene DiGiacomo - Retired
East Orange Police Department - N.J.

March 25, 2009

Rest in peace sir, we have the watch now.

Deputy Sheriff
San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept., CA.-Victorville City Station

March 25, 2009

Thank you for your service brother....

Daniel Mendoza

March 25, 2009

Your courage and service will always be remembered by many. You will be missed. Rest in peace and God Bless you and your family..........ALOHA

Lorna A Ring
Mother of fallen Officer Joselito A. Barber Seattle PD Wa EOW 08-13-06

March 25, 2009

Thank you, hero, for your service

Police wife
Louisville, KY


March 25, 2009

Words cannot express my shock and dismay at this tragedy. To lose one officer is disheartening enough but to lose four on the same day is incomprehensible. Sgt. Romans my thoughts and prayers will be with you this Friday as an entire nation watches and honors you and your three fellow officers as you are all laid to rest.

Police Officer Nelson Marti
New York State Park Police/Taconic Region

March 25, 2009

Let me first offer my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Ervin Romans. I know this is not an easy time. I have encountered this very situation myself and all I can say is that....with time....a WHOLE LOT of time....things will get a little easier. Even though it seems hopeless right now, please know that Officer Romans is with you in spirit and will be watching and protecting all of you from the gates of heaven. He is not will see him again.

Thank you Officer Romans for putting your life on the line to make this world a little safer. You have done a great service and will never be forgotten....

To the men and women in blue of the Oakland Police Department....keep your head up.....and know that Officer Romans is watching over you.

I would like to leave with an inspirational quote that I live by every day:

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets;
so love the people who treat you right and forget the ones who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance - take it. If it changes your life - let it. Nobody ever said it was going to be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."

God Bless!!

Dallas, Tx

March 24, 2009

We must not let the silence of our friends ring louder than the violence of our enemies. RIP


March 24, 2009

I immediately recognized my Senior drill instructor from USMC when I saw your name. God bless you and your family my friend. Tonight I took out the marine book with your picture and told my sons the story of how you inspired us all. Semper Fidelis

Sergeant Mark Rein
Anchorage Police, Marine recruit under Sgt Romans

March 24, 2009

God Bless you Officer Romans for your heroic actions and your sacrifice. Bless those that you leave behind and know that you will be missed by those who knew you and those like me who did not. Men like you are true Hero's.


March 24, 2009

Sgt. Romans, you died doing what you loved. Please know that you won't be forgotten. Your co-workers, family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest easy, sir

Sr Tpr Peggy Bishop
Oregon State Police

March 24, 2009

I'd like to send my condolences to the Oakland Police Department and especially Sgt Romans family. I know what it is like to lose a loved one in the line of duty and this is unbearable. I thank Sgt Romans and his family for allowing him to serve and protect us. All that serve and give the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten and forever remembered as heroes.

Cousin of Of PO David Tome EOW 10-21-08

March 24, 2009

Rest in Peace....

New Hartford Police Department, NY

March 24, 2009

Rest in peace and my heart goes out to your family and department for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Christy McDaniel
Wife of Det T. McDaniel, FCPD IN

March 24, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve peace and fulfill your duties. You will not be forgotten brother.

Police Officer Jonathan Ho
Chicago police

March 24, 2009

God Bless you Sergeant Romans. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you for your service and protection. You will never be forgotten!

Jim Biggs - St. Louis
Brother of Sgt. William Biggs EOW 2-7-08

March 24, 2009

My words will not be enough but I offer them anyway...I am so very sorry for such a tragic loss. My thoughts and deepest prayers are with the Oakland Police Department, family, friends and all who serve. Rest easy now officers, you will never be forgotten.


March 24, 2009

You're home, brother. Get some rest. We'll join you in a few. You will NOT be forgotten.

Ty Norling
Warrant Division
Harris County Constables Office Pct 5
Brother of Fallen Officer Jason Norling EOW 10-01-07

Sgt. Ty P. Norling
Harris County Constables Office Precinct 5

March 24, 2009

God Bless your family, friends and follow officers in this time. God speed brother I salute you.

Sgt Richard Harrison
Delaware Department of Corrections

March 24, 2009

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service, you are a true hero.

Daughter of a police officer

March 24, 2009

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