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Reserve Officer Gerald H. Erickson

Hillsboro Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 1980

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Reflections for Reserve Officer Gerald H. Erickson

Officer Erickson,
On today, 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hillsboro. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 28, 2020

Rest in peace Reserve Officer Erickson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 8, 2017

Gerry: So many years have gone by now. I have never forgotten you. You were part of my life, my family and my heart. You were an awesome man. The first man to make my mom happy in every facet of life. You, Nero and everything that you stood for will forever be in my memories. When mom passed I gained comfort in knowing that you two are together again. Please know that the day you received a dog call and raced out the door only to back into to the side of my car, I never blamed you. I know that you felt guilty but it was just a car and you were headed out to catch the bad guy. Reserve Officer or not, I know how much time you dedicated to the department and training time to the dog program. You were my step-dad, my friend and a man who treasured his life and job. God Bless you DAD.

Robin Scott

March 20, 2016

I remember that awful night too well! Think of you often. I still get teary eyed remembering. Watching Loris pain was crushing. You are a good memory, and one reason I truly hope there is a hereafter, and you and Lori are once again holding hands.

Pat Allan, Retired
Washington County

November 15, 2014

Thank you for your service, Officer Erickson. It was not in vain.

Reserve Sergeant L. Brown
Rainier Police Department

March 1, 2014


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 28, 2012

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Nero too.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009



February 21, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 14, 2008

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

October 26, 2006

While I only met you once, Gerry, you are not forgotten. You are in good company next to Marc and with Bob nearby. Thankyou for your service. Go with God and rest in peace.

Sgt. Scott Ryon
Washington County Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2005

Gone but not forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Houston, TX

December 23, 2004

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