Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Glenn W. Carlson

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, November 15, 1963

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Reflections for Officer Glenn W. Carlson

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

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

November 15, 2017

I started with the Sacramento Police Department in August 1963. Our department got word that the two bank robbers who killed Officer Carlson were on the way to the Sacramento Executive Airport in a small rented plane. Five officers went there under the direction of Captain Les White. Because I was new, I was told to stand with Captain White as the plane landed. The other officers who had shotguns took up positions further away from where the plane was going to land. I ended up behind a baggage cart with Captain White. The plane landed and these two guys (I think I remember their names as Mealman and Burns) got out of the plane and started walking towards us. We stood up and Captain White said, "Put your hands up or you're dead." Both men, who I noticed had brown slush type mud on their shores, immediately reached behind their backs for their guns. I had my .357 Mag pointed at both of them and almost pulled the trigger. I was just 22 years old. Both men put their hands up and we arrested them for for the murder of Officer Carlton. They had a briefcase full of money in their hands.
The thing that got me about this arrest that I will never forget is one of them saying "I shot him and blew him across the highway." He was in the back seat of our patrol car and I remember what a cold blooded killer he was and how I wanted to go back there and do him harm. I didn't. This is the first time in 50 years that I looked up Officer Carlson as he has been on my mind for over 50 years. God Bless the California Highway Patrol and our other police agencies!

James D. LLOY , Retired Sergeant
Sacrameto Police Department

January 20, 2015

I was working in the Truckee area on a protective detail and drove on Officer Carlson's Hwy. I didn't known the story behind the naming of this portion of CA-267, so I look it up. After reading about Carlson just doing his job, it spark emotions in me. I have two months before I retire after 30 years with the CHP. I believe Carlson was doing his job and that should never forgot. My heart goes out to his family, some 50 years later. Some say we get paid too much for what we do, but they don't understand that we get paid for what we may have to do, lay down our life to depend the people of the great state of California and not swerve from the path justice. Carlson did his job that with honor and we should honor his memory by doing our jobs to the best of our abilities. Thank You Glenn.

Officer RX (Rudy) Contreras Jr 10931
California Highway Patrol

October 4, 2013

As a young officer at the CHP Academy, your sacrafice strengthened my resolve. I remember it like yesterday, when I was in the CHP Museum, read your story, and saw the actual ticket you wrote to one of the suspects that had a bullet hole in it from being in your pocket. I only wished that I was with you that day. You are a man I have never forgotten, and never will. Thanks to you, and your family.

Officer Danny Saam, 7277 Ret.
CHP Indio, Ca.

September 4, 2013

God bless you sir.

Officer J. Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

January 16, 2013

Thank you Trooper for your bravery and the greatest gift to man kind John 15:13. Today on the anniversary of your EOW you are remebered for the hero that you are. RIP my brother in blue.

retired police officer/paramedic
N.C. 189-0130

November 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary 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.

Like other writers, I too have passed over the highway memorialized for you. I am glad to learn about the man behind the honor.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 16, 2009

Rest in Peace, Officer Carlson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

I've passed over the memorial highway named in your honor, but didn't know the story. I'm the same age as your son and hope to meet him sometime in Truckee, where I visit often. Thank you for your bravery Officer Carlson. Only God knows how many officers' lives have been saved through your sacrifice. Seeing two officers in a patrol car very well may have changed the minds of criminals intent on fighting or shooting their way out off a situation. RIP


August 3, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 28, 2007

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

"All roads and all codes."

If there was some good to come out of the tragic death of Officer Carlson - the California Highway Patrol(CHP) successfully lobbied state lawmakers for more officers so that fewer CHP officers worked alone.

Officer Carlson, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

November 15, 2007

Thank you for your years of service. Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

May 4, 2006

Officer Carlson lost his life on I-80 just outside of the town of Truckee.The day he died was also his son's 5th birthday. The newly constructed HWY 267 Overcrossing just east of Truckee has been named in his honor. His son works for Caltrans (Ca. Dept. Of Trans.)and operates snow removal equipment in the Truckee area. God Bless You Officer and Son for keeping our roads safe !!

Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.

August 8, 2005

God bless you and your family at your tragic loss. You will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

August 23, 2004

I agree with a previous writer who wrote “No officer’s death should be without reflection.” My condolences to the family of Officer Glenn W. Carlson. Be proud of him always. You served us well......RIP brother.” May the memory of your service and sacrifice remain forever. May the ruthless criminals responsible for this murder be brought to justice and sentenced to the most severe penalty.

Pennsylvania State Police

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