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Patrolman Roger A. Hamilton

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 21, 1970

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Reflections for Patrolman Roger A. Hamilton

Patrolman Hamilton,
Sir, even though it’s been 51 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A grateful El Pasoan

United States Border Patrol

June 22, 2021

Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage and sacrifice. Always remembered.

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

June 21, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

June 21, 2020

The story comes from a good friend that I went to high school with tell me about officer Hamilton and I would like to use the story with some of my mission to talking to people about drinking and driving thank you

Gary Hoff
SAD Stop Alcohol Driving

February 7, 2020

Patrolman Hamilton, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 7, 2019

Rest in Peace Police Patrolman Roger A. Hamilton. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of El Paso, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell will forever gnaw on the carcass of your murderer. May his screams of anguish rise up from the lake of fire for all evil doers to hear.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 18, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

Roger we spent so many nites together, I learned alot n most of all I learned to be a giver just like you. Little is said of how many lifes you saved by standing in front of that drunk. I wish I could tell your wife the hero you are. I relive that nite every day, and I see that drunk hitting that accident at the speed he hit you. God bless your new life. I remember my partner n friend! Robert J Flores

Patrolman Robert J Flores (former)
El Paso Texas, partner

August 14, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2012

I pray for thee, Officer Hamilton. Wherever you may be, forgive and forget: let the past be just that: the past. Find eternal peace in forgiveness. I ask this in memory of Jesus Christ who also died, a long time ago... for sins He never incurred either. Suffer no more Officer Hamilton... thank you for your service to all of us.

Rene Laperal
former substitute teacher YISD

No rank, Rene Laperal
No current agenc y, no relationship

October 20, 2012

"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

February 6, 2008

Patrolman Hamilton,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 21, 2007

Roger, I was barely a one year patrolman with El Paso P.D. when this happened. Though I am writing almost 34 years later (02/01/04), it still seems like yesterday. Not many know the act of kindness you showed the night you were killed. It was Father's Day and we were working the graveyard shift out of central. We were at briefing when my partner, Ike Apodaca, advised his flashlight was not working and asked if anyone had a spare. You said you did. I'll never forget seeing you pull the spare flashlight out of your personal vehicle and having to hit it with the palm of your hand a couple of times to get it to come on. Instead of giving that one to "Ike", you gave him your good one. It was later that night that you got ran over by a drunk driver while attempting to wave him around a traffic accident scene using the spare flashlight that hardly worked. You put a fellow officer's safety ahead of your own the night you died. You are a true HERO to the profession. GOD BLESS YOU.

Sgt. David Lay
La Porte, Texas Police Dept.

February 1, 2004

Rest in Peace will not be forgotten


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