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Detective Jose L. Castellanos

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 5, 1959

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Reflections for Detective Jose L. Castellanos

My mother in law Evangelina Morales A.K.A. "Keeny" passed away Sept 9 2019 she joined her Brother Jose Louis&Sara in Heaven. My mother in law always shared with me the stories of her brother. He was the type of person to give you the shirt off his back to help you. I would drive&attend the LAPD memorials with my mother&father in law. Everytime we attended she would always say to me "Augie you have a great uncle".

Agustin Castillo

May 8, 2021

Det. Castellanos,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 5, 2019

Det. Castellanos,
On today, the 59th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 5, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 5, 2018

Rest Easy Brother, we have the Watch

Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

March 5, 2014

Rest in Peace, Detective Castellanos. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

As I read different reflections from friends i've lost in my years of service I came across this page.
It was truly sobering to see this detective with my same exact name - rank - the the year in which he passed was 10 yrs before I was born.
Life has a way of showing us things that can cause deep reflection.
Since reading Detective Castellanos story and all who has known and worked with him I find myself honored to share the same name & rank of someone who touched many in a positive way.
Rest in Peace ~
From NYPD Detective Jose L.Castellanos


August 15, 2011

Officer Jose Castellanos and I worked PM Watch uniform
patrol in the Newton Street Division in the early months of 1952. He was, without a doubt, the best partner I ever worked with. He was dedicated to the job as all officers should be. He went to the Gang Detail and I went to the Newton Street Vice Unit. We never worked together again but saw each other frequently while at work until his untimely death in 1959. I saw one of his daughters at the Annual Memorial at Parker Center for officers killed in the line of duty several years ago. She was glad to meet someone who had know her father on the job.

RIP Jose

Captain III Roger L. Mairs
LAPD retired

April 12, 2011

Detective Castellanos - 51 years have passed since you were taken from your family, friends, and co-workers. Gracias para su servicio por la gente del Ciudad de Los Angeles. Repozo en paz, Senor.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 6, 2010

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & our comfort is the reassurance that He will judge the guilty. May it also comfort his family to know that, though it's been many years, they did not grieve alone; and he will always be remembered and honored for his sacrifice.

Vicki Hare
Salisbury NC PD

December 4, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
I am sure you are proud of your grandaughter for continuing your legacy of serving the community.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
motherof fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 5, 2009

You are not forgotten


March 4, 2008



March 4, 2008


Although I never had the chance to meet you, you are always in my heart. You gave your life while protecting others and I believe you are still our protector and watching over us. We will always remember you and love you. Thank you for the love and happiness you gave to my Grandma and Mom as they still talk about you and smile. You were such a special person and you are not forgotten.

With Love and Respect,

Michelle Blumenthal, your Granddaughter
El Segundo Police Department

Michelle Blumenthal
Granddaugher/El Segundo Police Dept.

July 4, 2007

Sir, I honor your service and your sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.


September 1, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Los Angeles Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Detective Castellanos deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Detective Castellanos is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

May 27, 2006

Let no fallen brother be forgotten. Rest easy.

California Department of Corrections

January 30, 2005

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