Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Harold Hamilton

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 19, 1970

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Reflections for Police Officer Harold Hamilton

When we lived on 22nd Street in the late 40s, I always looked up to Harold and his brother. His parents always had something going on and a very lively house.

Sam Ewing
next door neighbor in the late 40s

January 8, 2020


49 years seems to have gone by so quick.

I'm up the River, mom is coming up tomorrow . We have spent the last few years together up here. I think just being with someone comforts us both. I know she wouldn't want to be anywhere else, but, I don't think she is as happy up here as she used to be.

I miss you....and think about you...... all the time. I really wish things had been different.

Son ...SFPD retired

October 19, 2019

Another year has gone by without you here. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. Hope I’ve made you proud.

Brenda Hamilton DiGrazia

October 19, 2018


It's now been 48 years . I've been thinking about you for the last few days. I'm going to the River today to be with mom. I know it will be a hard day for her. I don't know why, but, I have been thinking a lot about how life would have been if you were still here. I was only 6 years old, but I do remember you.

I miss you today , and everyday

David Hamilton
Son ...SFPD retired

October 19, 2018

I am proud you were my family and I have all the respect for SFPD and my family that has servered for SFPD.

Rest In Peace

Robert Grisezs Daughter
Nicoya Grisez

Nicoya Grisez

September 2, 2018

RIP Uncle Harold. 47 years since you have been gone. I never got to meet you but I hear such wonderful things about you from my dad ( your little brother, Sam ) I have the highest respect for anyone who is in this line of work and am so proud of my SFPD and law enforcement Family. May you rest in peace. Your sacrifice is not forgotten. We love you.

Cindy Gillmore

October 20, 2017


It has been 47 years. I am retired. The SFPD has retired star # 296.

I have been thinking about you all day.

Sgt. David Hamilton ( retired )

October 19, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 47th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

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

October 19, 2017


Star # 296 is officially End of Watch

Sgt. David Hamilton

April 11, 2017


It has now been 46 years since you were killed. I have been thinking about you all day. My career is basically over, I'planning on retiring next spring. I was promised that after I go, YOUR star number will never be issued to anyone,ever again !

I miss you everyday

Sgt. David Hamilton ( Son )

October 19, 2016

It's coming up on 46 yrs in a couple of days. Not a day goes by that you're not missed. ❤️ you, dad.

Brenda Hamilton DiGrazia

October 17, 2016

I am thinking of you ( again ) today. After 31 years, its my turn to have the honor of wearing star # 296. I miss you dad !

Sgt. David Hamilton

October 19, 2015

I'm not sure why, but I have been thinking a lot about Officer Hamilton lately. I was a student at St. Brendan's with his children (though none were in my class) and I still have a vivid memory of them being called out of class by the Principal and hearing the news. The kids lived right up the street from me and we would play together sometimes. I don't remember playing much after the death of their father. And I remember the bomb blast as well. Until recently, when I looked it up again, I thought I had imagined it. Officer Hamilton was a hero, no question. And over time and many years, you still live on in the many people your life touched and the lives your children touch. Rest in Peace, brave Hero and Thank you.

Bill Quinlan
Friend of the family long ago.

April 27, 2015

Made it dad. 31 yrs.

Inspector Mike Hamilton
San Francisco PD

November 10, 2014

Officer Hamilton, I never had the pleasure of meeting you. I remember the Incident that took you from your family. I have had the pleasure of working with your brother Sam and I am very honored to have become friends with your son Mike and his Family. I now they are very proud of you and I am sure you are very proud of them. Rest in peace fallen Hero.

Sergeant Skip Richardson #1148 (RET)
Marin County Sheriff

September 7, 2014


I grew up hearing some great stories about you. I'm sorry that's all I ever had. But I do find some comfort knowing that you are looking down on us and hopefully smiling. Love you Dad.

Brenda Hamilton-DiGrazia

February 14, 2014


I think of you every day. I hope I am making you proud.

Sgt. David Hamilton

September 14, 2013

I was one of the funeral detail sent by my department to honor Officer Hamilton at his funeral service. We stood at attention on the lawn in front of the church. There was a loud and powerful explosion that knocked most of us to the ground when the bomb detonated. We were stunned by the lack of respect for the slain officer and his family. Someone said "my God they won't even let him rest in peace." My hearing loss restored, but I've never forgotten.

Deputy Paul E. Thompson
Alameda County Sheriff's Dept.

August 18, 2013

To uncle Harold that i met one time when i was very young.I still remember you.

Mike Lebato
My uncle

March 4, 2012

Hero's may fall but are never forgotten. RIP Sir, I pray for your childern as they were young, now without a father. I am so sorry and hurt for I know how it can be without a father.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 30, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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.

I had never heard of the incident about a bomb being planted outside your funeral. How disgraceful...a truly savage act that must have exacerbated the grief of your already devasted family and department.

I hope to one day meet your family at a NORCAL COPS meeting.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 19, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know he is not forgotten.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

September 9, 2009

Impposable to get this commputer site, finally

Lenard Childers

July 5, 2009

I still remember the things you taught me when I was a
rookie and you were the veteran.

Inspector (Ret) Samuel G. Hamilton
S.F.P.D--- Younger Brother

January 14, 2008

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