Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer DeWard Burton Gresham, Sr.

Alameda Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 11, 1942

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Reflections for Officer DeWard Burton Gresham, Sr.

Officer Gresham,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Alameda. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 11, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 11, 2020

God Bless you and may God bless your family. Thank you for your service and be sure, you will never be forgotten. Semper Fi...

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

July 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

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

July 11, 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 17, 2015

Yesterday, on the 73rd anniversary of his death, the Alameda Police Officers Association honored the life of Officer Gresham by hosting a School Supplies Drive which benefited the Alameda Point Collaborative. We are grateful for his service to the City of Alameda and are honored to be able to wear the patch he once wore.

Alameda Police Officers Association
Alameda Police Department, CA

July 12, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

RIP my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 18, 2010

On the 68th anniversary of Officer Gresham'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. Officer Gresham is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 12, 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 11, 2010

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

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

Well done Motorman. We remember you.

Senior Motor Officer M. Thurmond

July 11, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

July 11, 2006

Rest in peace motorman.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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