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Corporal Richard C. Edstrom

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, October 28, 1959

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Reflections for Corporal Richard C. Edstrom

Rest in peace.


October 28, 2021

Cpl. Edstrom,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Colorado. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2019


First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

June 15, 2019

Corporal Richard Edstrom will never ever be forgotten; RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

June 15, 2019

I would like to pay a personal tribute to a man whos name I may have been christened with, but whos shoes can never be filled. My grandfather, Cpl Richard C. Edstrom, perished protecting the citizens of Durango, Co from desperate souls with nothing to lose. He was a brave, caring, selfless man who would be sorely missed by a family who desperately needed him to come home that night. Being his grandson and living the effects of that night without ever having met him has been a piece missing from my life since I can remember. Today the La Plata county law enforcement community gave tribute to this wonderful man and six others who gave their all. Thank you for that! I know it meant the world to my father. I truly appreciate the officers that are risking their lives everyday, and the ones who have come to an end of watch. It takes a special soul to be that person. May god bless you all and grant you the peace you so richly deserve.

Mark Richard Edstrom

May 15, 2015

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 privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

This man was my grandfather and he was a kind, loving man who always believed that everyone had good in them. If he is to be remembered for anything he should be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who was our hero no matter what. I love you Grandad! You are never forgotten!

Nicole Edstrom-Templeton

July 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Corporal Edstrom. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

A man who did not swerve from the path of duty. Thank you for you heroism. Rest in Peace Trooper.

Michigan State Police

May 1, 2011

Corporal Edstrom - Three Fridays ago, on a very rainy morning, I was in the State Assembly chambers when your name was read off as one of the almost 250 others, during a motion regarding this month's Police Memorial week. I stood next to CSP Chief Wolfinbarger who acknowledged the mention of each and every CSP member.

Thank you for your service to the people of Colorado.
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)

May 10, 2010

God bless you, Sir. Your life ended on the very day mine began. Your community was a much safer place thanks to your ultimate sacrifice. The world was a better place for your having been in it.
I offer my sincerest condolences to your family.
Respectfully, Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

October 18, 2008



October 28, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 26, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 1, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

October 28, 2004


Every officer who died for us should have a reflection. Rest in peace sir. You will not be forgotton.

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

February 27, 2004

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