Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police John Louis Colvig

San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Thursday, July 6, 1882

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Reflections for Chief of Police John Louis Colvig

Thanks for your sacrifice and brave efforts to survive under almost impossible odds. Your willingness to take the Chief's position to fight unrest within the San Carlos Apache community says a lot about your bravery and resolve to help keep the community safe. The Apaches were fierce warriors and some of the best guerilla fighters in North America. Your service and sacrifice is greatly appreciated. It's good to see some of your ancestors still honor you as well.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

July 6, 2021

No passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 6, 2020

Chief Colvig,
On today, the 136th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 6, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 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 11, 2013

John Louis Colvig is the uncle of Vance DeBar "Pinto" Colvig, the actor best known for Disney's Goofy and he was the first Bozo the Clown. He is a direct descendant of Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Colvig'ne and a Greek woman Zelesta Abigail Lyngae.


August 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-eighth 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

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 6, 2010

My Great Grandfather's brother, my Grandpa's Uncle, my Dad's Great Uncle, my Great-Great Uncle. We'll never know exactly how this went down but he was killed in the line of duty and deserves everything and all the respect that comes with that.

Captain Dan Colvig
Richmond Fire Department, CA

March 9, 2008

You are remembered this day

April 19, 2005

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