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Officer Leo Roy Darst

Huntington Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 13, 1928

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Reflections for Officer Leo Roy Darst

Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world. On this 93rd anniversary of your loss to your community, you should know you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace. Your death falls on my mother's 1st birthday. She would be 94 today.

Tim Gilpin
SMSgt, USAF (Ret)
USAF Security Police

October 13, 2021

Officer Darst in tribute to your brief service the Department has honored the fallen officers' who have sacrificed so much within our city. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Jeff Huss (Retired)
Huntington Beach (CA) PD

October 21, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Darst. Forever a hero no matter the length of your career of honor and humility!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 89th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten

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

October 13, 2017

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

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst 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


October 13, 2009

On the eve on the anniversary of your upassing, we remember you and thank you sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrafice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Darst.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 12, 2004

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