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Officer Kolone Kolone, Jr.

Marina Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, April 20, 1992

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Reflections for Officer Kolone Kolone, Jr.

Rest in peace Officer Kolone.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 16, 2019

My Brother,
My Sister cried, and tended to her children. I was in shock and nothing but prayers I rendered, as one who just lost his brother. Your the best brother in-law a fellow can ask or hope for.
Our country has a void
Our family has a void
You just can't be replaced, even at your last tour.

Bob Faapouli/Brother in-law
Fmr. Sheriff/Police Officer/ C.O.

November 12, 2018

My Brother,
My Sister cried, and tended to her children. I was in shock and nothing but prayers I rendered, as one who just lost his brother. Your the best brother in-law a fellow can ask or hope for.
Our country has a void
Our family has a void
You just can't be replaced, even at your be last tour.

Bob Faapouli/Brother in-law
Fmr. Sheriff/Police Officer/ C.O.

November 12, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 20, 2018

Officer Kolone,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army-especially during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 20, 2017

My Father... I just turned 12 years of age on March 1st. 1992 and my Father was called Home on the 20th. Day of April 1992. All I have are Wonderful memories of My Father. I'm 36yrs old now but when I visit the cemetery or look on the internet about my Father it feels so fresh still. He was called Home way to early I wish He could've been around to raise Me to become the Man I know He would've be proud of. I hope My actions on becoming my own man also trying to follow a wonderful Father did not tarnish the great legacy He left behind. I will forever Miss My Father

Jasen David Kolone

September 5, 2016

Platoon Daddy, you are missed but will never be forgotten. I found out some of your passing a little over a year after it occurred. I am not ashamed to admit I cried upon hearing the news. I was in your platoon at the 571st from Jan '87 until you moved on to become 1stSGT at the 1/9. You were a leader who taught us well, and took care of us too. I learned so much and became a 19 year old team leader due to you. I have never forgotten, and owe much to your leadership, as well as the person/man I am today. I moved on to active reserves, and became a civilian police officer (which I am now retired from). I have many fond memories, and stories, that I often tell to this day about you and our platoon. May you be at rest "Big Bueanna" (affectionate platoon nickname), and hopefully your family is doing well.

Cpl Mike Stewart
former 571st MP Co, Ft Ord, CA

December 10, 2015

SFC Kolone Kolone Jr., as my Platoon Daddy, you made it clear you did not want a "female in YOUR Army". I am proud to have been the female that was able to challenge your thinking and from that, we both grew. Not a week goes by that I don't share the challenge with others to help others grow. Your drive lives on.

Susan Frey
Former Troopie

May 4, 2015

I replaced SSG Kolone at the Waianae Army Recreation Center & I was assigned to the 571st Military Police Company, Fort Ord, California when he died. I will pray that the good lord takes you home tonight. SFC Heiny (Retired)

SFC Gregory S. Heiny (Retired)
MP NCOIC Waianae Army Recreation Center (WARC)

March 22, 2015

I arrived at C-2/3 Company at Ft. Leonard Wood in the spring of 1984 and a mountain of a man got on the cattle truck and said, My name is Kolone Kolone Jr. and I am your Senior Drill Sergeant..... As a 17 year old recruit SFC Kolone's gentle but commanding speech and the way he helped us become soldiers and men has stayed with me all these years. I came across this Office Down page today and a flood of emotion came rushing in. The man I am today I am today I owe in part to this great leader!

Rest in Peace Brother!

Eric Evangelista
US Army 1984-1988 Sheridan and Aurora Colorado Police Officer 1988-200

December 5, 2013

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

Officer 11169

January 15, 2012

I was there the day he passed away, only a few feet from my front door in a court yard at an apartment complex. The four of us worked hard to bring him back, but God called him home. I remember how much he was appreciated by the those lives he touched. He was "the" example of how a person, soldier, man should be every day of his life, He is missed by all that knew him. I pray you sit at the right hand of Jesus.

Jerry Cumiford Retired 1sg
1st Platoon Sergeant, 571st MP Co.

September 6, 2011

So sorry to hear of his passing. SSG Kolone Kolone Jr. was my boss as the NCOIC of the Waianae Army Reccreation Center Military Police Detatchment for most of the 2 years and 9 months I was assigned there. It was a pleasure to serve with him, he was a greqt boss, one of the best I have ever worked for. RIP brother.

Sgt. Raymond E. Childers
Hawaii County Police Department

February 23, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 20, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventeenth 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 who was 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 21, 2009

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 1, 2007

I knew him as SFC Kolone, and he was the senior Drill Sergeant in C-2/3, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I owe the success of my military career to him, and probably my life as well, for teaching me the basics of being a Soldier.

God bless you, Kolone.

Major (retired) Greg Mader
Served under him in the Army

September 13, 2007

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Officer.

A Grateful Citizen

May 8, 2006

Sr. Ofcr. Ken Bartlett, Ofcr. Scott Clegg & an unknown citizen attended to you while the Bounty Hunter & I caught the fleeing suspect. I escorted your wife at the Memorial in Sacramento. You were a good man, friend, fellow officer and are missed.

Sgt. George Duffey
Marina Department Public Safety

May 14, 2005

Served under Kolone while with the 571st Military Police Company, Fort Ord, California. He was a soldier's soldier and a dedicated public servant. His presence is greatly missed.

Richard Barfield
Former Military Police

August 25, 2004

I am not a LEO, but I came across Officer Kolones' name. I served under him in the US ARMY, when he was First Sergeant of HHC 1/9 INF REGT.....ROLL ON, TOP

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