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Officer Ernest Ray Felio

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 7, 1980

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Reflections for Officer Ernest Ray Felio

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


United States Border Patrol

September 7, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 7, 2020

Ernie, you were a great partner back in the 60s up there in Crescent City. Hard to believe that you left us almost 40 years ago.

CHP Ret. 3674

December 23, 2019

Ernie, you were a great partner back in the 60s up there in Crescent City. Hard to believe that you left us almost 40 years ago.

CHP Ret. 3674

December 23, 2019

You won’t be forgotten. God bless you and your family. Thank you for being a member of the most highly respected law enforcement agency in the world. You accomplished something that most people can only dream of doing. I am so proud to call you my brother in arms. Semper Fi....

State Traffic Officer 7185 and United St
California Highway Patrol/SLA Area 530

September 7, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Felio.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 24, 2019

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

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

September 7, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Thank you for your service to law enforcement. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten.

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

September 7, 2013

We have not forgotten you sir. God bless

Officer J. Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

January 16, 2013

Remembering you and your ultimate scarifice for us
God Bless you Officer Felio
"Blessed are the peacekeeper for they are callled the sons of God"
How beautiful the story is written for you,by your Granddaughter, Your Legacy continues.
Blessing of peace and love to your family.

Mamie Rae Carpenter
Daughter of R.R.Carpenter Badge #1992 E.O.W.2/17/1970

September 5, 2010

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

How wonderful that so many in your family honor and revere you and that you are loved and missed by so many.
I hope to meet some of your family at a COPS function one day.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 8, 2009

The news of your death was a shock to us in Los Angeles. Your adopted loving parents Ray and Virginia were in disbelief to their dying days. I met you only twice, and, as I was still young at those times, I don't remember too much except I was impressed with your kindness. I know that your fellow troopers all miss you. Things happen for a reason, and the now-required use of the vests continues to be a living testament, which has undoubtedly saved many lives in the line of duty.

Bruce Nelson

November 25, 2008

I never had the pleasure to meet my Grandpa, he was killed five years before I was born, but I grew up with his loving memory from my Mom. So, I wort a little story for my Grandpa and my Mom. when I wrote this, we didn't know that my Grandpa suffered. Anyway, I hope whoever reads this enjoy's this story.

On September 7th 1980 you where killed, your death was sudden and unexpected, someone took your life without asking, you were only doing your job (to protect and to serve) although you were taken away from your family your memory has not been forgotten. Stories about your life have been told time and time again by your four daughter's to your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Although your grandchildren have been told your stories over and over again they have not gotten old, the only thing I wish (we all wish) the stories had a happier ending cause the pain I see in your daughter's eyes break's my heart. Because, I bet the questions I have are the questions your family has too, did you suffer? where you cold? where you scared? where you lonely? And the number one question why did you have too pull over that car? Although you left us suddenly you are still to this day are loved, not only by your daughter's but by their kids too, and your love has been passed down too your grandkids, so has your name Ernest Ray Felio. Everyone is proud of you, your grandkids at one point of time or another has said my Grandpa was a California Highway Patrol officer. Once, my Grandpa was in the navy and pulled the dock off with the navy ship attached to the dock and the navy never allowed him to work in that area again. I am one of your granddaughte's, I have a gift of writing and I wanted to write about you. This Thursday will be September 7th 2007, it will be 27 years since your death. I am sorry that we never got to meet. We love you Grandpa

Megan Cota

November 13, 2007

Brother, I remember the day that scumbag took your life like it was yesterday.. I hope you keep resting easy knowing the Blue and Gold NEVER forgets our own and your family finds solace knowing that too. God Bless All

Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.

September 7, 2007

"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

August 16, 2007

Thank you for your sacrifice. RIP

Police Officer
Greensboro NC Police Dept

September 7, 2006

you will always be missed. you have 27 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, wow!


September 1, 2006

love ya pop

Nancy cota

September 1, 2006

God bless, Troop. Your sacrafice and you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to man, country and God. May your family know that you are a hero and that hero's never die. They live in every 'cop' who walks a beat.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

September 7, 2003

From one California brother police officer, may God bless you and your family Ernest. You have a new beat now protecting the streets of Heaven with St. Michael and his angels. May you forever rest in peace. Never forget the fallen hero!

Ofcr. Dan Winger, Ret.

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