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Patrolman Louis Golonka

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, July 23, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Louis Golonka

Rest in peace Patrolman Golonka.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 2, 2021

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 23, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Louis Golonka of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

July 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

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

July 23, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Louis Golonka of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 23, 2018

Patrolman Galonka,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 23, 2018

Patrolman Galonka,
On today, the 49th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your two two fellow Officers who were also shot and killed in that riot for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 23, 2017

I grew up with Ptl. Golonka's niece and nephews and they were a special family. As a child, I learned of his heroic contribution to his fellow men and women and never forgot about it.

Lt. Tom Wetzel
suburban police lieutenant

January 15, 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting your sister. You are gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace.

Christina Gernale
Sister of Patrolman Conrad Gernale EOW 9/6/02

September 9, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greaer Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 23, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone but not forgotten.
Your family friends, and colleagues are in our thoughts and prayers today.
Continue to keep watch over us.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

July 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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. I pray for the solace of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

OFFICER GOLONKA, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

February 14, 2008

Your bravery, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. You are a true hero and will be remembered as such.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 23, 2007

For fellow historians: Out of the tragedy of the Glenville Riots, Cleveland street officers were issued portable radios which enabled citywide communications. Also, the fist Tactical Unit was formed, which trained and equipped specific officers to respond to especially dangerous situations such as riots and barricaded suspects. The unit later became the modern day Special Weapons and Tactics Unit, or SWAT.

To the fallen officers - may Your Souls Rest-In-Peace.......

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

July 23, 2007

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in law, your watch on earth is over.

SGT. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia CO FL SO

April 28, 2007

You will always be missed and never be forgotten.You and your family paid the ultimate sacrifice. Your daughter Cindy is a friend and she is a wonderful person. Your spirit lives on through the family and friends who think about you everyday and pass on memories of there hero.Rest in peace brother you are truely a hero.

cpd577
cpd

November 22, 2006

Hero! Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
TN

March 11, 2006

Patrolman Golonka, May it bring some comfort to your family to know that you will never be forgotten. YOU are a TRUE HERO. God Bless

OHIO
Summit County
11-10-2005

November 10, 2005

10/16/04

You died a true hero and will always be remembered. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

October 17, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, July 23, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Patroman Louis Golonka, Patrolman Willard J. Wolff, and Lieutenant Leroy Jones who died in the line of duty on this date thirty six years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

July 23, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother...you will never be forgoten


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