Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Coast Guardsman Karl Edwin Gustafson

United States Coast Guard, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, April 2, 1925

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Reflections for Coast Guardsman Karl Edwin Gustafson

Save me a seat up there in paradise! You will not be forgotten.

FSO Wm. Rosenberg
US Coast Guard AUX

January 21, 2023

Rest in peace Coast Guardsman Gustafson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 31, 2020

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 27, 2012

Nice to see him added 87 yrs after he made the supreme sacrafice for our nation. So sad that he and other Coasties had to die enforcing Prohibition. Rather ironic when one considers the long traditional association of sailoes and rum.


MCPO Frank Gorman
US Coast Guard

May 21, 2012

Thank you for you service Sir, RIP now as you were a Hero.

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

February 25, 2012

The unoffical motto of the United States Coast Guard is:

"You've got to go out, but you don't have to come back."

Semper Paratus Chief!
(Always ready)

CGIS Special Agent retired

January 10, 2012

Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. God Bless You Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Deputy/Jail Officer

December 21, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary yearof 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 29, 2011

Chief Gustafson,
Sir, it has taken over 86 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

Semper Paratus!


November 25, 2011

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