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

Rest in peace Officer Hamilton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 22, 2022

Never Forgotten...

Sgt. Sherman Lee Retired

October 20, 2021

Dad, thinking about you and mom a lot .......Miss you!

Sgt David Hamilton( retired )

October 13, 2021

I hope Officer Hamilton's wife and children were able to achieve a good life.

John Mulcahy

March 17, 2021

Thank you for your time and service


October 20, 2020

Never forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

October 20, 2020

Officer Hamilton,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Francisco. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 19, 2020


Fifty long years ago , our lives were changed forever. This year seems different. Mom is not herself, she's not even coming to the River this year. With everything going on the world, I don't think she is very happy. I miss you very much , and will be thinking of you tomorrow more than other days. I miss you.

Sgt. David Hamilton
son ( retired SFPD )

October 18, 2020

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

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