Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Donald Everett DeSues

Roseburg Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, August 7, 1959

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald Everett DeSues

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

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

August 7, 2020

I was a young child in Washington State when this explosion occurred, but I remember it well. Thanks to Officer DeSues for his service and sacrifice.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen

August 7, 2016

Patrolman DeSues will always be remembered, and honored for his sacrifice.

Officer B. Cordell
Roseburg Police

July 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 2, 2013

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

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 7, 2012

Patrolman DeSues:

May Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Years ago, I did a radio show regarding the WWII Era Port Chicago Explosion (California Bay Area). The incident in Roseburg was almost as devestating.

For fellow historians: A recent film entitled "THE ROSEBURG BLAST: A Catastrophe and Its Heroes," narrated by ABC national correspondent, Barry Serafin, (who was a Roseburg teenager at the time), can be found via PBS.....

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

August 7, 2007

I was researching Roseburg and was led to this site.May you Rest in Peace knowing you are remembered.

February 24, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers go out to This Officer, as well as the Family, Friends, Department and Community.

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours will turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

We lost Our Deputy Morris Taylor on September 14, 2002. When he joined the other Angels in Blue.

God Bless Our Law Enforcement Officers and Those Who Love Them.

Jack & Tracy Van Dolah
Former LEO/U.S.M.C. & Wife in Sutherlin, Oregon

May 22, 2005

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