Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Roland Edgar "Skip" Chevalier, Jr.

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Saturday, April 3, 1982

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Reflections for Trooper Roland Edgar "Skip" Chevalier, Jr.

Trooper Chevalier,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a Middle Policeman. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 3, 2022

Skip was a friend and my sometimes squad leader when we were stationed in the 56th MP Company at Ft. Richardson. He was sincere man who went out of his way to help his troops. Rest In Peace Brother

Michael M. Brinkley, Police Officer, Ret
Friend, Port of Portland P. D., Oregon

April 29, 2020

Skip was a friend and my sometimes squad leader when we were stationed in the 56th MP Company at Ft. Richardson. He was sincere man who went out of his way to help his troops. Rest In Peace Brother

Michael M. Brinkley, Police Officer, Ret
Friend, Port of Portland P. D., Oregon

April 29, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 3, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Chevalier.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 2, 2019

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 3, 2018

Tonight I found out that Trooper Roland "Skip" Chevalier, Jr., served with my brother, Brian Gordon Loftus, in the Army. Both were stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska in the early 70's. Unfortunately, Brian died in 1978. May God Bless the family of Trooper Chevalier, Jr. In May, I will be sure to pay my respects to Trooper Chevalier, Jr. at the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Wall.

Detective Carol Loftus Miller, Retired
Arlington County Police Department

April 1, 2018

I believe that I knew Trooper Chevalier when he was a young man in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a quiet and serious personality who had the bearings that you knew would develop into a special adult and leader. I have often thought of him over the years and especially during my own law enforcement career. He has been, and always will be, in my thoughts and prayers. I know his friends and loved ones are very proud of the man he was and the memory he leaves. Thank you for your service and sacrifice so that others can be safe in their communities. My condolences to his loving family.

Captain Dennis McGuire (Ret.)
Dartmouth, MA. P.D.

September 2, 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

April 3, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 13, 2012

Thank you for your service to us Sir, RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 18, 2012

Trooper Chevalier,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community but also for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 3, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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.

Rest In Peace, Skip.

I hold your family in thought and prayer today. Reading your wife's loving reflection, I am reminded that death ends a life, not a relationship. You are loved and missed by so many.

Phyllis Loya

Phylllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 3, 2009

You and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers after all of these years.


February 21, 2009

I stand with God. I fight not for glory or fame,
For they are monentary.
I fight for those who can't.
I fight for Justice.
I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden.
And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets,
For I serve to protect the innocent.
It matters not where or when,
For evil knows no boundaries.
Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny,
I will not flee.
Justice is my weapon.
Faith is my shield.
Hope is my armor.
Cry not at my passing,
For it was my Honor to fight for you.
Shed not tears of sorrow,
But tears of joy,
For now,
I stand with God.

Rest in Peace Brother

Vince Iello
NYPD Retired

October 14, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 25, 2007

May God Grant Tpr. Chevalier's Family, Fellow Troopers, and Friends, the Serenity to accept the things they cannot Change, the Courage to Change the things they Can, and the Wisdom to know the difference...On this 25th anniversary, May we never forget this Blue Angels sacrifice. May all have Peace in their hearts.

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police PD Lewisburg, Pa.

April 3, 2007

Rest in Peace, Trooper Chevalier. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

Skip is very much missed even as I approach 24 years since his death. Nothing's has ever been the same.

He was a very serious person and my daughter has taken many of his ways. His son has taken his idealism, honor and service in the Marine's.

He was also funny and cried during sad scenes on the t.v. He was ironically sensitive and tough.

He loved "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and read it once a year. He said he'd get something different out of it each time. I've never read it but after seeing the movie I can see that he really agreed with Frodo's attitude of sacrificing himself for others' happiness. Without Skip's presence that horrible night - I don't know what would've happened.

I know he did not want to leave ... I know he's watching over us all to see what we're doing each day.

I will always miss Skip.

Bevinne Chevalier - Wife/Widow
Margrave Art Studio

March 30, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

(Formerly of Seward Alaska)

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

I will always remember Skip for his warm smile and his friendly attitude towards everyone. There was one time that he had trouble with his boat up the Tanana River and was stranded. I was waiting at the Chena River landing for my husband, Steve, to come back from his fishing trip somewhere up the river. Steve was a lot later than I felt he should be since it was way beyond dark. I was beginning to get worried as Steve was pretty much a beginning boater on the bigger rivers. FINALLY, I saw a boat light coming and ran outside to meet it ... hoping it was Steve. The first person out of the boat was Skip and he ran over & hugged me and said that it was his fault that Steve was so late as they had towed Skips boat back to the landing.
Skip was a good friend and I really miss him. I will never forget his smile.

Kristi Birmingham Cooper

September 21, 2003

I was truly sorry to hear about "Skip" (his nickname in the Army). I had not seen him since I got out of the Army the first time in 1974. We were together at the 56th Military Police Company at Ft. Richardson, AK for about two years. We had some good times hunting, fishing, shooting pool. We had two other former MP friends killed in Anchorage PD (Harry Kier in 1980 and Harry Hanson in 1986). Rest in peace Bro!

Officer Mike Brinkley
Port of Portland Police Dept.

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