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Police Officer Andrew W. Farthing

Montclair Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 18, 1961

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Reflections for Police Officer Andrew W. Farthing

Rest in Peace Andy
A Friend gone too soon.

Mel Skaggs

November 29, 2021

Dear Uncle, I knew you were with me in spirit when I saved an officers life from being beaten to death. I could feel a presence and your words. I was born after your passing. Your spirit stills lives on. My brother, your nephew, David, named his son after you. Your namesake is an Attorney, as was your brother, my father, he incorporated Lomita California and became the first City Attorney. We will meet someday.

Lisa Farthing
Uncle, My Fathers younger brother.

September 30, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Farthing. The scales of justice sinking to newer lows. Just Terrible! Forever a hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 8, 2020

RIP Officer

Sergeant "Ret" Robert Crouch
Ontario, Calif. Police Department

June 18, 2019

I was a young police officer in Ontario next to Montclair working that night and will never forget it. It was a disgrace that the suspect was not given the death penalty and virtually no time,.

Wally DeRose
Retired Lt. GPD Indiana

March 2, 2019

Rest In Peace Officer Farthing. I was an officer in a city next door to Montclair 20 years after your senseless death. I was close friends with Montclair Officers at the time and heard about your death. I wish I could have been there at that time to back you up. We need to protect each other as police officers.

It's been 56 years and you are still not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, RET
City of Upland, CA

June 25, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 18, 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 51rst anniversary year 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 26, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Farthing. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 15, 2012

I was a new officer ( on two months)in a city next door to Montlair when the officer was killed. My recollection is that he was killed at the scence of inside disturbance. his back was by one or two reserve offier/s who could not or would not fight to help him The officer was oversome physically by a 18 year old punk who got off not because of a lack of warrant, but because the proscutor chose to pursue first degree murder charges which required premeditation at that time instead of a lesser offense that he could prove. Fate deetermined that my path crossed with the murderer when I saw him commit traffic violtions- he got more for this then killing a cop. This case haunts me -I only wish that I was there to help him at the time he was attacked. Officer Farthing was a decent guy who was let down by a lack of self defense training and real back up. May his murderer rot in Hades.

Wally DeRose Ret. Lt
Gary, In PD Lt Ret

June 28, 2011

No fellow Southern California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Farthing, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

June 18, 2008

Came across you as one of the featured officers when I signed on. Looking at your picture told me to come to your page. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero. Thank you for your service to law enforcement. The decision in your case to let the individual off is a slap in the face of all that loved and cared for you. I know from my own personal loss, if the indvidual would have lived that took my sons life, well, he would still have lost his and we will leave it at that. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 23, 2008

The jury box must have contained only IDIOTS when the decision to let your killer walk free was made. You paid the ultimate price in the performance of your duties and I Salute you. The dirt bag who committed this crime will be tried once again in a higher court. Be sure that justice will be served.



October 30, 2007

You are not forgotten.

Former Police Officer
District Heights, Maryland

February 11, 2007

God rest your soul.

December 28, 2004

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 29, 2004

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