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Officer Richard D. Duvall

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 23, 1960

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I knew Dick when we served as Reservists in USMC VMF141 squadron at the Alameda Naval Air Station in 1952. Following active duty we both attended Armstrong College in Berkeley after which he joined the CHP.
By the time he was killed I had two of my three children who are now retired and I am 88 years old. I think of Dick often and mourn the fact his life was cut so short. Over the years I have met CHP officers who knew Dick and remember him as a fine officer. I remember him as a good friend and a fellow Marine. RIP my friend.
Semper Fi
Bill Johnston

Cpl William Johnston
USMC & Armstrong College

October 9, 2021

END OF WATCH 2/23/1960.


February 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 23, 2018

I learned about you from a family member today. As a 26 year veteran and prior motor officer I want you to know your service and sacrifice is not forgotten. I rode in the Police Unity Tour to honor warriors like you.

Bend Police Department

October 19, 2017

To Daddy,

Love you......miss you....on the day you never came home.
Still grieving...always will.

Deanne Lynne


February 24, 2016

To my Daddy:

Your friend & partner, Rubin Rogers has ended his watch (retired).I know you are together. Rubin was such a good friend to me Dad, and I needed his memories of you.

Deanne Lynne

Rubin A. Rogers, ID 2753

The Rogers family is sad to report the death of retired Sergeant Rubin A. Rogers #2753. Rubin passed away on July 10th 2015, one week shy of his 88th birthday, due to complications from Alzheimers disease.

Rubin was a graduate of Academy class CTCIII-58. During his 28 year career, Rubin worked in the Victorville, San Leandro, Indio, and Oakland Areas. His family was the first in CHP history to have a father and 3 sons as active members of the patrol. (Michael #10012, Ronald #10304, and Kevin #10926, all now also retired.)

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lena, and leaves behind 5 grandchildren, John, Cary, Sara, Kyle and Laura and daughter in-laws Alice, Janice, and Melanie. Rubin also served in the U.S Navy during WWII.

AUTHOR:Ron Rogers #10304


July 16, 2015

I have just retired after 30 years in Northumbria Police Traffic Dept, England. I'm sorry you didn't make it chum.

pc brian wells

February 15, 2013

God bless you sir.

Officer J. Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

January 16, 2013

Dear Officer Duvall: Just wanted to remember you on this sad anniversary. When I have attended memorial services at the Academy during Police Week, I have heard your name and have seen your brass plaque. God bless you for your dedicated service.

I have prayed for God to wrap his arms around your family to comfort them. I know you are watching them from above and that you watch the rest of of my beloved your best to keep them safe.


LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

February 23, 2012

Thanks for your services.


February 22, 2012

To Robert Jr and your family, please accemp my condolances. I believe that Richard was a family member and I remember stories told to me as a young man. I grew up to be a Law Enforcement Officer and often think of all the men and women that have given their lives to protect others.

God bless you and your family

Corporal Robert Duvall
CCCSO # 60201

Corporal Robert Duvall
Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office

October 18, 2011

My heart aches for all that you missed in the lives of your little ones.

Rest assured Officer Duvall is not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 23, 2011

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Thanks you all of you for honoring my father. We think of him often.

Richard D. Duvall Jr.

August 2, 2009

Love you & miss hero.

Deanne Lynne Willhoft

August 1, 2009

Brother, I too had the honor of polishing your plaque. Keep resting easy knowing the Blue and Gold NEVER forgets our own. God Bless All

Calif Hwy Patrol.Ret

February 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th 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

February 23, 2009

To the family of Officer Duvall, I often stand at the CHP Memorial Fountain at the Academy and polish the brass plate with Officer Duvall's name. I did so as a Cadet and thought of him and you. I am now a sergeant and very proud to know that I had a cousin who served the State before me.

I am a distant cousin related to the officer on the Duvall side. My great grandmother's maiden name was Duvall and I know she attended Officer Duvall's funeral. I would love to meet any of his family, please email me at [email protected]. Sergeant Lori Harmon, #13532


May 10, 2008

Officer Duvall,
On today, the 48th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It took another year, but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.



February 23, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 14, 2008

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

May God continue to rest your soul.

January 5, 2005

forty three years have past trooper.time has not forgotten live in our hearts.god bless you.

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