Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Leonard Robert Luna, Jr.

Hawthorne Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, July 8, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Leonard Robert Luna, Jr.

Officer Luna,
Rest in Peace…
Thank you for protecting us !
You will always be remembered

Alan Meersand
Family friend

July 11, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

July 8, 2020

Semper Fi Brother in Blue. I know the area well and was reading your story today and wanted to honor you with a response. Riding a motor is the highest honor a officer can have. I know you loved your position as all Motor officers do. I feel better knowing you are watching over all your brothers and sisters in Blue from above. God bless you and your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185 and United St
California Highway Patrol/SLA Area 530

July 8, 2019

I still think of you all the time my friend and try to stay in touch with your family.

Sometimes I pass by "It's a Grind" and can still see us sitting there sipping coffee's, laughing and BS'ing about work, our families and life.

I still ride, but it hasn't been the same without you to share those long roads with. There will always be an ache in my heart for the brotherhood and camaraderie we shared on all those motorcycle trips. I always thought we would be riding together till we were both old and retired. You would be happy to know the department started a motorcycle safety program in your name called "Ride to Live" that has really taken off.

It isn't easy to find true friends in this world, people who will stick by you through thick and thin. You were one such man and I am a better man for having met you.

RIP my will never be forgotten

Ti Goetz

March 7, 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

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 5th anniversary of your EOW.

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

July 8, 2018

Sgt. Luna
I still remember driving on he opposite side of the freeway on the 105 fwy on Long Beach blvd when I got the call that you had just had your accident . I rushed immediately to exit on the freeway to get to there hospital , you were an amazing boss . Family . Forget in our hearts .

Recruit Pacheco
Hawthorne police department

May 13, 2018

Years has passed since you've been gone....I miss you my friend.
You were such a good mentor, a good friend and a good man all around. your presence is sorely missed.

Michael Mac Menamie
co-worker at Hilton Long Beach

March 24, 2017

I just came here because I was going to call SGT. Luna and ask about his jail cleaning program. I can't believe the story I read its damn tragic. I remembered going to his program he had where we can clean the cells and around the police station, etc. He was always courteous and treated everyone fair regardless of your crimes. I didn't know him personally cause I was just a helper doing my cleaning days but once I read about what happened I just wanted to say he was a great officer and good man. Thanks

mike takahashi

December 16, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 29, 2015

I wanted to send my condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Luna Jr.; your heroic acts will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace, God bless...

Recruit Baltierrez
LASD Academy Class #403

September 28, 2014

I have the honor of riding for Sergeant Luna and his family this year for the Law Enforcement United ride.

Rest in Peace Brother.

Patrolman Mike Cardell
Upper Macungie Township Police

May 9, 2014

Just learned of the passing of Leonard Luna,

We met him in Moab, UT, in July 2010. Of course, he was on his motocycle. He and Keith K. camped next to us and we had a great evening with them telling stories of the many rides they had been on. When I got back to Pennsylvania, I got my motorcycle license. He and Keith inspired me!! The last time I saw them was the day before the Space Shuttle was moved through the streets of LA.

I was wondering why he had not responded to my emails and text messages over the past few months.

I am in SHOCK!!! I was hoping to see him this July when I come out there. So sad to hear that he is gone. What a great guy!!!


May 8, 2014

Riding as Motor Support for Police Unity Tour Chapter 1
in honor of Sergeant Leonard Luna, Jr.

I will also pray the invocation at the Candlelight Vigil and hope to meet family and friends and present them with the Police Unity Tour bracelet.

Sgt. (Ret) Rev. Greg Boyle
Chaplain, Police Unity Tour

May 7, 2014

I will wear a memorial bracelet with your name on it. Thank you for your tens years of service protecting us with honor and bravery.

patti adamo
private citizen

May 2, 2014

RIP Brother, prayers to family and friends as well as our Brothers and sister in Blue...
God Speed

Sergeant Felipe Vasquez
Los Angeles Police Department

November 19, 2013

Miss you, Leonard. Always so gentle.

"Norah Jones with wine so fine"

Olga xoxox

November 2, 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

God Bless.

Sgt. Jim

October 16, 2013

I miss you Leonard.. I miss you and the rides you gave me. After my motor cycle accident you assured me I wouldn't fall.. you gave me the thrill of riding with you. Full of life you were.. a wonderful son, and friend...: always enjoyed the fun we had..

darlene / civilian

October 12, 2013

God bless you, Sgt. Luna. Your service and dedication to duty will be eternally remembered. May God's peace embrace your family and colleagues and give them strength and comfort.

Chap. Jerry Steele

October 10, 2013

Sergeant Luna,

Thank you for your service. You will be welcomed by all others who also chose to "Protect and Serve" who went before you. Rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray,

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 26, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, friends, and colleagues.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society, Ohio

September 26, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

September 25, 2013

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