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Officer Fidel Aleman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 23, 1992

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Reflections for Officer Fidel Aleman

30 years ago today, I was working the graveyard shift, Central Los Angeles and on 3rd phase training. I was nervously sitting in the front row (like all trainees are supposed to do) and was waiting for my FTO, Officer Fidel Aleman. He was never late, in fact was always early and in the locker room well before me. All in the briefing room were wondering out loud where Fidel was. Around 2135 hrs. there fell a quick silence as Sgt. Texiera quietly walked in and announced Fidel had been shot. We all stood up and rushed to the sergeants' office to listen to the radio for any news ... I still remember most of what happened that horrible tragic night and the numb somber days leading up to the memorial service. "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole was played as a dedication as hundreds of uniformed and non-uniformed paid their last respects. This was my very first and, unfortunately, would not be my last LE memorial to attend. Now, 30 years later, and a little over a year retired, I still remember and will never forget! RIP Off. Aleman, my last FTO.

CHP Officer Art Carbonel (retired)
California Highway Patrol

July 24, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Aleman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 1, 2021

I was in the CHP academy when Officer Fidel Aleman was killed. It was a sad day and we all knew something terrible had happened. We as a class, CTC 1-92 dedicated our academy class to honor Officer Aleman. Today for some reason I was thinking about him and then realized the 28th anniversary of his passing had just passed. I never got to meet Officer Aleman, but working at the same Central Los Angeles office, I only heard good things about him as he was a good guy that was funny as hell. God Bless Officer Aleman and his family. RIP

J. Urrea 13596 Ret.

July 27, 2020

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 23, 2020

Rest In Peace, Brother-in-Blue. May the Lord continue to strengthen your grieving family as your legacy lives on.

Howard Bishop LTC / APO
U.S. Army(Ret) / Fairfax County Police, VA

July 23, 2019

We will never forget you

Motorcycle Officer, Mike Clarke (Ret)
California Highway Patrol

September 1, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 23, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Thinking of you today. Fondly and sadly. I miss you a great deal and love you very much. I was just talking to my daughter about how you would drive me in your patrol car and turn on the lights and sirens.

Isela Keenan

January 29, 2015

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

July 23, 2014



February 6, 2014

I was friends with your dad, in fact he was one of my training officers when I came out of the academy. I have fond memories of working with Fidel, he always had a way of making everyone around him laugh and have a good time. I hope that time has helped you heal. God bless.

Wayne Danley Sergeant

November 17, 2013

This is my father, Fidel Aleman. I was 7 yrs old when he passed away. Very sad, but it's nice to hear good things about him from people who have known him. I wish he could have been here for events in my life but God has blessed me with a great life and great family.

Jessica Aleman Franca

November 1, 2012

For those of you who read this, I was a tow truck driver who had the pleasure of working with Fidel on several calls, and having meet so many fine officers out there I will say Fidel was one of the best. If you got pulled over by him rest assured you were treated fairly, and if everything was cool you were on your way! Fidel's girlfriend is also a Chp officer and a very beautiful person who's twinkle in her eyes is something I will always remember. God bless you both for being very good people! The tow guy

Ernest Gonzalez

September 30, 2012

I was just thinking of you the other day Fidel! I remember how whenever I showed up to a call you were always so cool to work with, it's been over 20 years since you were taken away, and I know it's hard to say this, but your in a better place than this world! Hey Fidel maybe we will meet each other on the other side, and I will get to thank you in person for being so good!

Ernest Gonzalez

September 30, 2012

All justice eventually rests with God. The killer(s) will be brought to justice. Thinking of you today, Easter Sunday.

Retired CHP and Inglewood PD

April 9, 2012

i miss u ... we miss u... please help guide us...


your family

jonathon kitchen
my uncle

May 24, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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. I pray for the solace of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

I remember Officer Aleman as a mild mannered person. I did not know him personally but we crossed paths many times at the Parker Center Jail. I worked Rampart Division at the time. It has been seventeen years since you were taken from your loved ones and your extended law enforcement family. I yearn for the day when the person responsible for this senseless crime is brought to justice. May you rest in peace.

Sergeant II Danny C. Contreras
Los Angeles Police Department

November 25, 2009

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 16, 2007

I was thinking about You today. It has been a bad 24-hour Full Moon period for us. We lost two different current sworn to unrelated off-duty traffic collisions on the same freeway. Then, as You, we lost a retiree who was shot by an unknown assailant on the side of a freeway. May Your assailant as his answer for such a senseless act.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 30, 2007

You survived the largest riots in US history (Civil Unrest of 1992), only to be gunned down on the way to work...

May You Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 23, 2007

It doesn't seem so long ago....

We think of you often.

Rest in peace brother...


July 23, 2006

Rest in Peace.

Federal Agent
Atlanta, GA

July 7, 2006

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