Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Gerald Eugene Cline

Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, February 24, 1983

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Reflections for Officer Gerald Eugene Cline

I too was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen
Milwaukee PD (Wisconsin) Retired

January 14, 2013

it is my honor and duty to send this letter on your behalf. Thank you so very much for your sacrifice. I pray that your family finds solace in knowing that you died a hero.
Thank you for your service Officer Cline

daughter of a fallen officer

January 12, 2013

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

January 11, 2013

God bless you brother, rest easy well do all we can to keep this coward in prison where he belongs. My family will be sending letters to assist. Be honored after 30 years your memory lives on strong.

Retired police officer
Ormond Beach Police Dept

January 10, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 10, 2013

A No Parole letter will be sent to help make sure that this officer's death will be remembered and the cowardly killer stays locked up where he should be for the full term of what the judge gave him. You have not been forgotten Officer. Thank you for your service and rest in peace.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

January 10, 2013

I'm Honored to send a "No parole" letter, so your cowardly killer remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Billy Russo (Det. Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept. NY

January 10, 2013

Albuquerque Police Officer Gerald Cline you are a Hero and Thank You for your service to the Citizens of Albuquerque. I will have my letter in the mail this day, and may your Loved ones, Friends and Department have peace, RIP Brother of the badge.

Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

January 10, 2013

Jerry and I were cousins and even though we didn't see each other often I still have fond memories of his family visiting us at our farm in Illinois. As I get older I think of him often and want to send love and best wishis to all his family.

Bob Jones

August 19, 2012

Jerry was my cousin and though we didn't see each other often I still have happy memories of his family's visits to our farm in Illinois. As I reach my mid 70's I think of him often and want to send my love and best wishes to his fsmily'

Bob Jones Severna Park Maryland

August 19, 2012

Jerry was my cousin and though we didn't get to see each other often as kids I remember fondly the days he an his family spent with us at our farm in Illinois. As I reach my mid 70's I think often about his family. My love and best wishes go out to all.

Bob Jones Severna Park Maryland

August 19, 2012

Officer Cline & his wife Yolanda (my history teacher) led the Explorer Scout troop attached to APD. I was one of the many mourners at Jerry's funeral. I moved a few months later, but I have never forgotten Jerry. His leadership with the Explorer Scouts colored my attitude towards police (positively) and he is a hero I will never forget.


July 7, 2012

Hello Officer Cline and may God Bless you. I remember the night vividly as I was Swing 316 and you were Grave 316. When the call came in, I was at Central and San Mateo during the shift change and I communicated that I could respond to the disturbance but you responded that you were leaving the sub station with a ride along and would be there in a moment. I offered again but you insisted that you would handle the it. As I lived in the North East Heights, I switched over to the North East Frequency and began hearing South East units communicating. I switched back over to the South East frequency and asked for Grave 316 and dispatch said to 10-3 the air. I switched back to the North East and found out that shots were fired at the Lodge that I could have been at. To this day it haunts me. I wish that I could have been there for you. I will never forget you and what you took for me.

Rest in peace my friend,

Kevin Campbell
Former APD Officer
California Private Investigator #27393

Kevin Campbell Patrolman First Class
Pacific C Private Investigator & Consulting Services

February 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your familym especially your wife Yolanda, and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 24, 2012

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

You are not forgotten today sir. My heart aches for all you have missed in the lives of your loved ones.

Thank you.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 24, 2011

You were what being a Police Officer was all about.
May you rest in peace.

Freddie Wingate
EX APD Officer

May 20, 2010

Uncle Jerry I just wanted to say we are all so proud of such a wonderful thing your did. You gave your life for your community. You truely are my hero.. And I proudly tell any police officers who my uncle was... I know that you are up there with my grandpa Mario and I hope you guys are looking down on us and helping us down the right path. Your memories will live on forever. UN DIA LA VEZ


September 17, 2009

Twenty-six years ago your live was stolen from you by a drifting felon who didn't want to go to jail. Me, your children, our families and your friends were all robbed of sharing those twenty-six years with you. This wasn't fair, but somehow it has all been part of His plan for all our lives.
I returned a couple of days ago from Washington, DC, and the National Police Week activities. We celebrated the lives of those officers who gave their lives that we might have a better, safer country. We also celebrated 25 years of Concerns of Police Survivors, COPS, and the difference we have made in the lives of so many new Survivors.
Twenty-five years ago I was one of those young widows who were still grieving and struggling with all the issures of our officers' death, raising children and the uncertainity of our feelings and direction and goals. Among those 110 Survivors I found friends who still are my touchstones and support today. But what a price was paid for us to find these friends.
Jerry, you are still missed by those who love you. Your children are grown now and such wonderful people. We have six beautiful Grandchildren.
You would delight in your Grandchildren and Cub's two boys.
One was born on your Dad's birthday and one was born on what would have been your 50th.
Everyday I am reminded that your death wasn't what made you a hero, it was the way you lived. Everyday you made it your goal to make a difference and to help others. In this you were a success and are still a hero to those who knew you.
It doesn't seem possible that I've been a widow twice as long as I was a wife. But I feel blessed that I shared those years with you. You left an example of the Greatest commandments, to love our God with all that is in us and to love others as ourselves. I'm still working on the last.
Today I know you are with our Savior and Lord willing, I will join you one day at His throne. In the meantime I'm going to love and enjoy our Grandchildren and know that each day is gift to be treasured. Love and laughter and joy are gifts that are to be shared with others.
Thank you for sharing my live.

Yolanda H. Cline

May 22, 2009

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 24, 2008

Officer Cline,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Albuquerque. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It's sickens me that some "politician" changed what a jury right sentenced your murderer to but when it comes to the New Mexico legal system, I'm afraid that nothing really surprise me.



February 24, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your dedication and service, you are a hero just by the profession you chose.

Pat Van Den Berghe

February 19, 2008

Well... it's been a long time now. Your incredibly tragic event was a life-shattering / changing event... as I'm sure you know. When I went through the police academy out there (1979), we were told 'you're getting into the right line of work out here, they don't kill police officers here'. Hmmmmm. There were 6 or 8 killed while I was there. Please know I was pleased to be involved as I was, as young as I was at the time, in assisting the family, the department, the community and more than all, Yolanda and Cub in what was needed at the time. It took a high toll though, as yours and my own career events took a lot of the levity out out of the job. Still, I say it is a noble, necessary and profound undertaking as you taught me in those middle-of the-night conversations, between calls for service, the guidance you gave me and support for my career. Thank you. I have carried a profound regret that I wasn't on-duty that night. Maybe things would have been different if your back-up was right there alongside you, like I was alot of nights, and alot of calls.

Also, I loved playing softball with you... in case you didn't know. I think it was obvious we were very strong 'up the middle', as our many double plays showed (what? maybe a hundred, or so?). Geeze... we threw alot of guys out, huh? Lastly, thanks for taking me in (poor, struggling, stray, single, virtually homeless young police officer who you and Yolanda cooked many a post-shift breakfast or holiday meal for. I always felt welcomed in your home!!) You are still a strong influence in my life; because I have taught professionally in this field for many years now, and your memory is part of what I impart on a day-in and day-out basis. Seeya in heaven, Bro.

Chris Fay
He Knows

December 30, 2007

"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

December 13, 2007

Jerry was my cousin but I have always call him my Uncle I am Ina's daughter I was little when Jerry died but I do remember that day in detail. I am very proud of you and everything you did. You laid down your life for your community. Every time I meet an officer I proudly let them know who my Uncle was. You will never be forgotten. We will always love you.


May 22, 2006

Jerry is my cousin and good friend as we got older. I think of you alot especially when the family gets together to talk on old times. I always remember the baseball and the black eye you gave me when we were little. i miss you . I'm very proud of you and what you did with your life in the short time you were here. our prayers are always with you,until we meet again


May 19, 2006

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