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Patrolman Marlin L. Evans

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 1949

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Reflections for Patrolman Marlin L. Evans

Rest in peace Patrolman Evans.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 17, 2021

Doing historical research on Officer Evans. Really an incredible story. Clearly doing his duty to try and stop a very dangerous suspect when he was killed. Left behind two very young adopted children.

Larry Evans .. if you get this message, please contact the Long Beach POA at 562-884-0364. I would love to speak with you sir.

Jim Foster
Long Beach PD

July 15, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 17, 2020

On this 70th Anniversary (2019) of your EOW, Marlin know that you will NEVER be forgotten by this family. Marlin was a distant cousin to me. My Great-Grandmother Jewell, also a long-time Long Beach resident, was his cousin. My Great-Great Grandfather Charles Evans of Arkansas, was his uncle. My family has told me the story of Marlin many times, and we have honored his sacrifice over these many years. May God Bless you Marlin and your descendants for your service and sacrifice!

Randy Carter
Distant Cousin and Life-Long Resident of Long Beach.

July 17, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are a Hero. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 17, 2018

We are eternally grateful for the service and the sacrifice made by Patrolman Marlin Evans and his family. His assailant is long forgotten.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

July 17, 2018

Thank all of you for remembering my father, I was only 3 when he was killed but I still remember a few times we had together.

I am a Viet Nam Vet and lived thru many deaths, it never gets any easier, again thank all of you for your everlasting support.

Larry Evans

August 25, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-first 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 17, 2010

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Evans. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Patrolman Evans,
On today, the 59th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Long Beach. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 17, 2008

I am very familiar with the location where You met Your untimely death.

On this anniversary(sic), as a fellow Los Angeles County cop, I hope that You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 17, 2007

Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. Rest in peace, sir.


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

March 21, 2004

Thank you for making this world a better place.


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