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

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 as a law enforcement offier and as a Marine . My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer and Marine who was murdered in the 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. I will always remember hearing the news coverage that day of the tragic news. I was saddened, angry and dismayed that our Bay Area police community had been dealt the blow of four noble men protecting our community being shot.

I am praying for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever, Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 21, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 21, 2012

Thank you Sergeant Romans for your service and ultimate sacrifice. We remember you and your family today, especially your son Justin serving in Afghanistan.

A grateful citizen

March 21, 2012

Every year since 2009 when we lost you and three of your follow officers, Sergeants Dunakin and Sakai and Officer Hege, I have made the blue ribbons with the 51 names of the Oakland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. It is my honor to do this for the fallen officers. The ribbons hang on a tree outside the Warehouse Bar and Grill in Oakland, California for all to see the sacrifice they have made to keep us safe. God bless you all and rest in peace.

A grateful citizen

February 24, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 16, 2012

~~~ “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called sons of GOD.”
~~ Matthew 5:9

~~~ “Greater love has no one than this, that a man lay down his life for that of a friend"
~~ John 15:13

~~~ Praise be to the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
~~ Psalm 144

~~~ "Behold the pale horse, and the man upon him was death. And hell followed him. And there he was given to them authority to kill with a sword."
~~ Revelations 6:8

~~~ "Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of Heaven will be theirs.”
~~ Matthew 5:10

Tallahassee (FL) Police Department

April 23, 2011

Two years have passed since that tragic day. You are always in our thoughts. Rest in peace.


March 22, 2011

I worked the SFOBB for several years in the 70's and booked at OPD numerous times. I knew several motor officers with your department and they were all "EXCELLENT" motor men...I am certain that you loved your duties as much as they and I did. I know how much you loved your Motorcyccle duties and you were a perfect example of a fine officer. From one Motor Officer and fellow Marine to another...SEMPER FI....You are not forgotten....

State Traffic Officer Mike Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol

September 29, 2010

On the first anniversary of Sergeant Romans' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Sergeant Romans is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

March 21, 2010


Today is the one year anniversary. My thoughts are with your family today along with the entire OPD community. Jerry was telling me he was telling a story the other day about he and you from your Marine Corp days. Although I never got an oppertunity to personally meet you I thank you for the impact you have had on my husband. You are truely missed.

Jennifer Coats, Officer
Berkeley Police

March 21, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 21, 2010

To Sgt. Ervin Romans, his family and his fellow officers with the Oakland Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 21, 2010

On the first anniversary we would like to say to all that know and love Sgt. Ervin Romans...May our Lord Jesus stay close and bring you comfort as the years go by, we truly understand your pain and are keeping all in prayer. With great respect we Thank Sgt. Romans for sacrificing His life to keep us safe.

The loving family of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

March 21, 2010

Thank you for your service and dedication, you made the ultimate sacrifice serving your community and you will never be forgotten, You brothers and Sisters in the North pay tribute to you.

Police Officer
Toronto Police Service

March 13, 2010

Sergeant Romans was my son's firearms instructor. I never had the opportunity to thank Sergeant Roman for what he gave my son.

Thank you Sergeant Romans. The positive impact you had on my son's life will carry him far and last forever.

You,your family and fellow officers are always in my prayers.

Parent of an OPD Officer

January 10, 2010

As my family and I celebrated Christmas,I could not help but think of your Family..This was the first Christmas you will be apart from them I am so Sorry...Thank you Mr. Romans for your sacrifice....

Michelle Blan
Daughter of Robert W Blan eow 5/23/73

December 26, 2009

Our Anniversary weekend ended on a much different note than expected as we came home. The call and the news hit harder than anything. You were honored and shown hte repesect you all deserve.
As much as we all wanted to place well in Urban Shield, it was fitting to see your team kick butt and do you guys right.

SWAT/Patrol Officer
Neighboring Agency

December 13, 2009

Semper FI my Brother! Rest in Peace

Officer Eric Newbury
California Highway Patrol

August 20, 2009

I was and still am very heart broken and grieved to hear of these fallen Heros from the Oakland Police Department who sacrificed thier own lives so that others may live. My prayers have and will continue to go out to thier famalies, friends and all of our fellow brothers and sisters.

John 15:13

Sgt. Glaze - SWAT
Citrus County S.O. (Florida)

August 1, 2009

I want to offer my condolences to this truly dedicated Officer and his family. It's a shame to hear that another officer has paid the ultimate sacrifice. We protect our communities from harm but take the risk of not coming home. I appreciate the service you have given us.

(10-7) Sergeant Ervin Romans " You Will Deeply Missed And Never Forgotten.

Chief Jack F Harris
Phoenix Police Department

July 30, 2009

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Thank you for your service.

Reserve Deputy K. Edge

July 25, 2009



July 19, 2009

God Speed my friend. You are missed.

Maggie Vitiello

July 16, 2009

My hearfelt sympathy to Sergeant Ervin Romans family and friends and to the Oakland Police Department.

Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police,TX.

Patrolman Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police

April 30, 2009

OUR community has lost a hero, father and husband. Sgt Romans made a difference everyday he set out to perform his duties as an officer. The vast majority of us salute you and your family and we thank you for your sacrifice. You will live in our hearts forever.

To Sgt. Romans family, your husband/dad was taken from all of us doing what he loved. The surrounding communities stand behind you in this time of hurt and loss.

God Bless,

Rob L
Local Citizen

April 24, 2009

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