Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Victor A. Sam

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 21, 1977

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Victor A. Sam

Victor...your brother, Tony, told my family about your loss several years ago. I just read the details of your murder. So very sad to read that your dad found you three days after your live was taken. We remember you, Victor. RIP.

Monica Reisig-Franotovic

April 20, 2022

Your actions were extremely selfless that day to stop and assist two supposed stranded motorists on your way to work. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 21, 2020

I remember this well, my partner and I arrested the suspects in Lynwood the next day, with the weapons used. David Bernard and Michael Anderson. Bernard had Victor's credit card in his breast pocket.

Deputy III
LA County Sheriff

December 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

August 21, 2018

Thirty years on, we remember the sacrifice of Officer Victor A. Sam. May his family treasure his memory and the sacrifice they all gave.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

August 21, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

Rest in peace my brother. Gone but not forgotten.

C/O Mike Armstrong
California Dept. of corrections

April 13, 2014

Officer Sam,
On today, the 36th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 21, 2013

RIP brother. Your tour is done. Prayers for you and your family.

Captain (retired) William Flesch
Minot Police Dept., Minot, ND

May 19, 2013

God Bless


May 18, 2013

Be ast peace my brother, you have not died in vain. We are standing in line to take over your watch.

Rhonda Fleming, Officer (Ret.)
California Department of Corrections

March 12, 2013

You have not forgotten. Thank you for your brave and honorable service my brother

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member

February 12, 2013

No Parole.

Letter sent.

Yorik Cade

January 31, 2013

To whom it may concern: Please, don't allow this individual to hurt more lives. Do not release him.

Flavio Durand, Correctional Sgt. (Ret)
California Department of Corrections, CRC

January 25, 2013

This is the very least I can do to assist in preventing this coward from ever walking the streets again.

For his heinous act this inmate should have been executed. Certainly never allowed to breath fresh air again.

Officer Sam, your sacrafice is not forgotten.

Police Officer/SWAT/CNT
Irvine P.D.

January 23, 2013

I'm Honored to have sent a "No parole" letter, so your cowardly killer remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Billy Russo (Det. Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept. NY

January 23, 2013

It deeply saddens me to know that you were murdered at the time I was entering the field of Federal Law Enforcement. May God continue to care for your colleagues, family and the community in which you served. Your untimely passing will remind us of your bravery and dedication to the cause you so believed in.

Pat Walker
(former) IRS Criminal Investigator

January 22, 2013

Thank You Sir, for your service, brother of the badge. My letter is going out today to keep this animal who did this to you behind bars.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

January 22, 2013

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

January 22, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 18, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in 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. Rest In Peace.

I read a letter from your wife recently who is still fighting to keep your killer behind barss. I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 18, 2013

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