Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Chauffeur Marvin Luther Farmer

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, July 18, 1942

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Reflections for Patrolman Chauffeur Marvin Luther Farmer

Rest in peace Patrolman Chauffeur Farmer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2019

Patrolman Farmer,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richmond. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 18, 2018

Even these small reflections do not go unnoticed. From his surviving grandchildren, great grandchildren, and now multiple great-great grandchildren-THANK YOU. And thank you to all who continue to serve. You continue on in his honor and all others who have come before you.

Spencer Clarke

November 11, 2014

On the 68th anniversary of Patrolman Farmer's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Patrolman Farmer is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-eighth 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 18, 2010

To the family, friends, and coworkers of Patrolman Farmer, my condolences. Police Memorial Week is quickly approaching and my Recruit class would like to honor all of RPD's fallen Officers. Does anyone know where Patrolman Farmer's grave site is located? We would like to leave something there to honor him and the ultimate sacrifice he made during Police Week.

Police Recruit
Richmond Police Department

April 8, 2008

Chauffeur on this, the 64th anniversary of your murder, you continuedto be honored. The passage of time in NO way diminishes the service and sacrifice you made to the citizens of Richnond, Virginia and our country. I'll continue to honor you, your name and your memory. Years ago, the late Walter Payton, the great running back for the Chicago bears said "You're not gone until you're forgotten." I'll never forget you Chaffeur, and thanks to the Officer Down Memorial Page, our heroes and warriors of today and yesteryear will never be forgotten. Thank you for daring to walk the path of the warrior Patrolman Farmer. With brotherly love and utmost respect, sincerely and respectfully, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty Special Agent (Ret)
Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco & Firearms

July 18, 2006

In honor of your name, your service and your sacrifice. We will not forget. Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Policeman)

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (SA, Retired)

February 25, 2004

In honor of Officer Farmer....

You are not forgotten.

Police Officer II J. Harding
Richmond, VA Police Dept.

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