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Detective Robert M. Endler

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, February 1, 1964

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Reflections for Detective Robert M. Endler

Det. Endler,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 1, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 1, 2018

WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU SIR, GOD BLESS

J.JAYNES
Arizona State Troopers

November 5, 2017

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver Retired
Jerome County Idaho, Sheriffs Office

October 6, 2015

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Detective Endler. Thank you for your service.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 30, 2015

I ARRIVED AT THE SCENE SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING AND OBSERVED BOTH DEAD OFFICERS. SERGEANT MONAGHAN DIED PROTECTING THE SEARS SECURITY OFFICER. SERGEANT MONAGHAN HAD BEEN IN A HOUSE FIRE WITH ME AND MY PARTNER SEVERAL MONTHS EARLIER. HE PERFORMED THE SAME ACTIONS AS WE DID IN ATTEMPTING TO RESCUE A BURN VICTIM. HE RECOMMENDED MY PARTNER AND I FOR THE MEDAL OF VALOR, SAYING NOTHING ABOUT HIS OWN HEROIC ACTIONS. HE WAS A VERY BRAVE, UNSELFISH OFFICER. I THINK OF HIM OFTEN EVEN AFTER MORE THAN 50 YEARS.

Sergeant Lyle Pearcy
Los Angeles Police Department

January 3, 2015

On September 14, 2014, the Los Angeles Police Department honored Detective Sergeant Charles Monaghan and Detective Robert Endler with the LAPD's highest honor, the Purple Heart, for going "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty" in their jobs protecting and serving the people of Los Angeles.

Craig Endler

September 26, 2014

I've always wondered how I survived my time as a Police Officer & Homicide Detective in one of the most violent areas of Los Angeles. In reflection, I was trained well & learned something from each & every partner I ever worked with. There were a situations where I thought this was my time & was not going to survive this one, but did. Trouble can come a Police Officers way at a moments notice. Thats what makes this job unique & different from most all other jobs. I thank LAPD & all my fellow Police Officers for being the key force of my survival.

Russell Poole/Detective
Los Angeles Police Department

February 2, 2014

I spent a number of years with the Endler family ... as Craig's girlfriend and as a close friend of his sister Christy and their mother Dotte. The effect of Robert's murder was apparent in every aspect of their lives & their personalities, even though they were not always aware of it. Years after his death, they still felt the sorrow of his loss and were changed forever by his absence. While I am no longer in consistent contact with the family, I will always remember their pain, and know that their circumstances are shared by so many families across the country whose lives are shattered by stupid & meaningless acts that can never be reversed and can never be fixed. These people for whom I cared so much lost someone that meant everything to them. There is no way to FIX that! God bless them, and all of those who spend (and sometimes LOSE) their lives protecting the rest of us.
I'm old now...bravery, honor & integrity seem not to be as important in our society as they were in the past. I believe that will be a loss that will change all of our lives in countless negative ways in the future. But I'm glad that I've lived in a time when such personal attributes were still something that most people worked toward achieving, and I'm glad to have known a number of people who lived their lives in an effort to fulfill those ideals. God bless.

Linda
Endler family friend

October 27, 2013

I have been assigned to complete a Purple Heart Nomination for Robert Endler and for Charles Monaghan. I have found this to be a reflective and challenging assignment. I hope to have honored your memory. I wish your family some satisfaction in the acknowledgement of your bravery, honor, integrity and legacy are not forgotten.

Sergeant Michael Ventura
LAPD

July 31, 2012

Rest Easy Brother, we have the Watch

Policeman
Brother in Blue, Phoenix PD

April 8, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. I am glad to pay tribute to you today, but am saddened by the poignant reflections left by your son and the son of your partner. It really brings home the never ending void felt by children who are robbed of their parent. My grandson Cody was born 2 1/2 months after my son was fatally shot, thus I know he will always feel that void too and will only know his father through pictures, stories, and memories of others.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
Pittsburg Police Department

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 7, 2009

Dear Survivors of Det. Robert M. Endler and Endal Jurman (sp? all apologies). I am the sole surviving son of Det. Charles Paul Monaghan, and I would very much like to connect with any any all survivors of both Robert Endler and Endal Jurman.

Thank you,

Dan Monaghan
Son of Charles Paul Monaghan

January 18, 2009

You are not forgotten


LAPD

January 31, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 28, 2008

I am the son of retired Sergeant Ed Jurman who was the officer who was shot and returned fire at the coward who took the lives of Detective Endler and Sergeant Monaghan. As a Field Training Officer with my department, I have shared the events of 01FEB64 with numerous probationary officers during their training process. It is unfortunate and unavoidable that in law enforcement, we often learn our most valuable lessons from tragedy and the new lengths of inhumanity criminals will go to in escaping apprehension, if only for a short time. I believe the heroic actions and sacrifice made by Detective Endler, Sergeant Monaghan and Officer Ed Jurman have made me a better police officer and through an understanding of the events of that fateful day, made numerous other officers safer and more effective in the performance of their duties.

God Bless and stay safe.

John Jurman/Police Officer FTO
Arcadia CA Police Department

October 24, 2007

Prior to his retirement, I frequently called upon Lt. G. LEE to speak to my recruit classes regarding this incidnt. Lt. LEE was a rookie, and he was one of the first responding officers.

I never hesitate to remind younger officers that while other agencies do not, because of this unfortunate incident, LAPD assigns all forgery suspect radio calls as high-priorty calls....RIP Bro

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

August 23, 2006

Dad,

The news of your sudden death at the hands of a cowardly criminal on that
evening of February 1, 1964 left your wife Dotte, your daughter Christy, and
your son Craig, devastated. Though our time spent together was short, the
eternal gift of love that we all shared, gave us the strength and courage to endure.
We knew that you didn't want us to live through the tears of your loss, but
rather through the gift of laughter and joy that you gave to each of us in abundance.
Your memory is kept alive with the light of your love which shines brightly through our hearts touching all who come in contact with us.
Through our eyes others see you.
To imagine a world without ever have known you, would be a tragedy that
is simply unimaginable.
God bless you forever.

Craig Endler (Son)

December 26, 2005

Detective Endler -

I can recall handing a routine shoplifting call at a Sears store one night, with a probationary officer who, frankly, was performing poorly. She walked past an unsecured suspect on the bench and went straight to the security officer to read the arrest report. I really lit into her for not searching and securing the suspect on the bench before attending to the routine paperwork...I didn't know why then, but something really bothered me. Thankfully, the suspect was nothing more than a shoplifter, but her tactics were poor.

It took a few weeks to find out why I had been so annoyed that night. It was because I had heard your story when I was a new cop...I swore I would never be taken down by a bad-guy, because someone else's search was bad. Your story made an impression on me. I have found weapons on "searched" suspects, so in that way, your loss was not in vain.

May your rest be easy, we will meet soon enough. God bless you and your family.

Sgt. K. Moreland
LAPD

December 13, 2005

Let no fallen brother be forgotten. Rest easy.

Lieutenant
California Department of Corrections

January 30, 2005

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