Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Edward Stefan Kislo

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 23, 1992

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Reflections for Detective Edward Stefan Kislo

Det. Kislo,
On today, the 30th 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 USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I Wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

August 23, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 23, 2020

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

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

August 23, 2018

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 21, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

August 23, 2016

Ed and I worked together at West L.A. Division. You couldn't ask for a better partner. He was one of the nicest guy to work with. Ed had a favorite place to eat for Code 7 and that was Mel's Restaurant at Pico and Malcolm. If we were working different cars we would contact each other and meet there for lunch. Rest in peace my friend.

P-3 Ray Serna Ret.
Los Angeles Police Department

April 15, 2015

Dear Kislo Family, I met Det. Kislo in the early morning hours of April 12,1992. He and his partner were Investigating the death of my father who lived in the L.A. Wilshire District. I remember receiving his call that early morning and meeting him at my Dad's apartment. I am sorry that I responded so late (22yrs). I would like to thank your family for the excellent police service your son, brother and dad accomplished in Investigating my dad's death. I hope this Bible Psalm will comfort you: Psalm 63:11-12, One thing GOD has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O GOD, are strong, and that you, O LORD, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.

GOD has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O GOD, are strong, and that you, O LORD, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.

Retired Police Officer III, Al Munguia
Los Angeles Airport Polce LAX

March 26, 2015

21 years ago you made the ultimate sacrafice. Even though you were off-duty, you still reacted to your neighbor's request for help without hesitation. You are a true hero. I pray that your family is well. May you continue to be our guardian angel.

Police Officer Garcia
Los Angeles Police Dept.

August 23, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

August 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Kislo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Even though years have passed the people you touched and the citizens you served will be greatly touched by your work and dedication. Thank you and RIP..

Ventura Calif. Police dept.

August 23, 2010

Detective Kislo - Thanks for your service to the people of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 20, 2010

"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

September 17, 2007

I just watched a story on you on Court TV. LA Forensics. Thanks for your work!

August 16, 2007

I had the distinct honor of working with Ed as patrol partners during the mid 1970's. He was a dedicated officer, a true professional and a good friend. His strength of character and commitment is what makes LAPD a great organization today. In my mind Ed is a true hero who answered the call to duty without hesitation in service to his community. May God richly bless his memory and his loved ones!

Lt. Joseph Eddy
LAPD Retired

July 29, 2007

Next week I will be presenting a class regarding Off-Duty Tactics. It will give me an opportunity to pass Your memory on to some of the "LAPD New Breed." (May You Rest-In-Peace)

Maj M. B. Parlor

April 19, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Detective Edward Stefan Kislo and his fellow officers with the Los Angeles Police Department:

On this the fourteenth anniversary week of Ed's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Ed's professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten, nor will his valor and courage.

In reading the loving reflections left by friends and co-workers, I see that Ed is so loved and so missed. I hope that God is holding Ed in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Ed was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Ed gave to his community and the citizens of Los Angeles, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 23, 1992.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
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August 24, 2006


August 23, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 4, 2006

I am watching a program about you on Court TV right now.
Thank you for making our world a safer place to live.

April 28, 2006

Ed and I attended the police academy together. We also worked Hollenbeck patrol and DHD together, Off duty our familys socialized and helped each other with projects around the house. He was the best back up you could ask for. A great friend and cop. I miss him alot. He was shot and killed while investigating a prowler complaint from his neighbor while off duty.


November 23, 2005

Thank you for your service to the City of Los Angeles, You gave the ultimate sacriface and you will not be forgotten.


August 20, 2004

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