Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Larry Dale Candelari

Pasadena Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 26, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Larry Dale Candelari

I served with Larry while assigned to Marine Barracks Panama Canal. He was instrumental to all his fellow Marines; he was one of a kind. When I heard the news, just couldn't believe it. Rest In Peace my friend, we have the watch from here, Semper Fi brother.

Gunnery Sergeant Mark Nowakowski
United States Marine Corps

March 13, 2022

I served with Larry as a US Marine at Marine Barracks Rodman, Panama Canal. Larry was a tough Marine that was very well respected and was fun to be around. I'm not surprise that he was serving others when he was taken. While he was a tough man, he was still very compassionate.

Sgt Donald W Ramboldt
US Marine Corps

May 17, 2021

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

April 27, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Candelari.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 15, 2019

I miss you daddy. I have been so lost with out you. Though I have morn the loss of several brothers nothing could have prepared me for the loss of my father. As we are nearly six year out from your in timely demise it is not easier just more normal. Times have been hard but we have endeared. I miss you and your granddaughter misses you. She constantly talks about her time with you. The youngest whom is named after you asks about her Big D and what kind of person he was. I struggle to tell her of the strongest man I have ever known. There is a giant hole in all our hearts without you, but I take heart in knowing we will see each other again.

Love you Daddy

Seth Candelari

April 12, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

RIP Brother. I attended the last Basic SWAT Class Les Early taught before he was killed. I completed an HPD SWAT Class later that year and came back after knee surgery to pass the PPD Swat Class. You instructors pushed us hard and made people find strength they didn’t know they had. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read what happened to you and Mike Huffman. Thank you for your service to your country and your community. If you look in the dictionary under the words “Street Coo” there’s a picture of you.

Captain P. M. Larkin
Galveston County Pct. 1

April 4, 2018

“Candy” Unfortunately like many others I mourned your passing when I heard about it in April if 2013 but it pleases me to remember you in training as I pass your story in to others. You were truly a servant to your community and this nation and I’m proud to have know you and trained with you. Fly high brother!

Lieutenant Michael Blaker
U.S. TVA Police

January 10, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Larry D. Candelan. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 27, 2016

Semper Fi - Rest easy sir.

Captain "Irish" Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

April 27, 2015

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

April 26, 2015

This is a case of never truly being off duty. You stopped to help those in need even though you were not officially working and paid the ultimate sacrifice for it. You are now in the big precinct in the sky looking down and protecting your fellow officers of your department. Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here.

Patrol Officer
Hopewell Police Department

December 26, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Larry Candelari and the Pasadena Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Candelari, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 5, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta

August 13, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

July 25, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Capt. (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

July 23, 2013

God Bless you Officer Candelari. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

July 23, 2013

May your family find peace during this time. Thank you for your service.

Pearland patrol

July 22, 2013

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

July 20, 2013

RIP My Fellow Brother in Blue. My Prayers go to your Family, Friends, and Co-Workers.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

July 18, 2013

Rest in peace, my brother...

Sgt. J. Sawyer A7979
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2013

Rest in Peace Sir.........................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

July 16, 2013

A hero is on duty 24 hours of each day, selflessly serving, protecting and helping his community. Sir, your heroism will NEVER be forgotten. May the peace of Christ surround your family, friends, your Departm & your grateful community.

Mother of Sergeant
Colorado Springs Police Department

July 16, 2013

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