Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

City Marshal Apolonio Pino

Santa Fe Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, March 15, 1933

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Reflections for City Marshal Apolonio Pino

As a current Officer with the Santa Fe Police Department, I find Marshal (Chief) Pino's story inspiring. I am honored he is part of our history, and that I can proudly continue to serve with a department with such honored hero's as Chief Apolonio Pino. Thank you for your honor, integrity, and dedication to service sir.

Senior Officer A. Currey
Santa Fe Police Department

June 24, 2019

I'm the oldest grandson of Chief Apolonio Pino...I was three years old when he was shot...I only remember him carrying me on his shoulders...I have his
police chief badge.....which I honor very much. I would be so appreciative if you would be kind enough of you to share the contents of the letters your great grandfather wrote to him....Thank you so much"

antonio blas pino

May 18, 2017

My great grandfather, Samuel Downer, wrote letters about his time spent in Santa Fe in 1933 and in a few, he writes about his "friend", Chief Apolonio Pino, who was "murdered" by another officer and how he was awaiting the trial. I haven't read further but recently visited Santa Fe and inquired about your grandfather. When I read more of the letters, would you be interested in knowing what's in them?

Denise Weiss
great granddaughter of Mr. Pino's friend

October 15, 2016

My father was Apolonio Pino's son. The murder caused a wife, three sons and two daughters, to live without him. This has happened to so many police officers families, the loss of someone so needed. Law enforcement officers and their families are owed so much debt, for the protection they give us and the sacrifices they are willing to endure.


July 9, 2015

Dear Great Grandfather, You were honored today in an amazing way. I am so honored to have been a part of it all. My dad, your son, was only 2 at the time of your passing and he still remembers your carrying him on your shoulders. There are times, I'm sure, when I will look up and ask you to carry me on your shoulders.
Thank you for your service.

Great Grandson

May 20, 2015

To my great grand father-I am proud of you and many of the Pino family members today are strong because of you. Peace be with you Abuelo-Your great grandson-Anthony Pino-son of your-Manuel Ramone Pino Junior-son of your son Manuel R. Pino

A mi gran abuelo-me siento orgulloso de ustedes y hoy muchos de los miembros de la familia de Pino son fuertes debido a ti. La paz sea contigo gran Abuelo su nieto-Anthony Pino-hijo de tu-Manuel Ramón Pino Junior-hijo de su hijo Manuel R. Pino. Estoy orgulloso de saber que está siendo honrado en este día los señores del 20 de mayo de 2015. Ochenta años es un largo tiempo de espera. También celebro las vidas de aquellos que también están siendo honrados hoy y orar por los familiares que están vivos y soportando el dolor.

Anthony Pino, San Francisco, California

Great Grandson

May 20, 2015

Chief Pino was my Great Grandfather. I appreciate the recognition. My understanding is that he was a very honest and invested civil servant.


May 5, 2015

It has taken a long time for you to be honored. I would like to say thank you for your service. I am working on a memorial for your service to the out wonderful city.

Sgt. Chris McCord
Santa Fe Police Dept

November 15, 2014

City Marshal Pino,
Sir, it has taken over 81 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Santa Fe.


United States Border Patrol

July 17, 2014

We can only truly honor our heroes of the present by never forgetting our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81st anniversary year of 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 29, 2014

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 26, 2014

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