Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Earl Ray Hoggard

Ketchikan Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Saturday, March 30, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Earl Ray Hoggard

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 25, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 30, 2020

Earl was my partner that night! Was other Officer I and shooter did exchange gun fire. First with my 38 the with a 12 gauge will reloading I heard a shot silence.
Earl and I were both x military he the Coast Guard I was Navy but we both where Storekeepers when working we had lot in common. Not was he my friend he was a wonder officer the kids and young adults love if happened the street he would be able get info on a person of interest from the street for the department was Followed up and close lots cases. He was madly in love his wife and son. If we weren’t talking shop or fishing or military we would talk for hours about or kids. I miss him.

Patrol Office Sunny ‘Jim’ Sundahl KPD
KPD

November 24, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 30, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 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

March 30, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 30, 2010

Officer Hoggard,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country as well when you served in the USCG. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!
USBP

Anonymous

March 30, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Hoggard!

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 29, 2008

"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
Sergeant
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

July 25, 2007

May you rest in peace.

March 30, 2007

I was Earl's partner the night he was killed. He was a retired Coast Guard Warrant Officer, had just built a house in Ketchikan with his wife and son.
Earl was a very good person, wonderful husband and a loving father. He cared for those he contacted while on duty. He enjoyed police work, worked hard at doing it right.
There isn't a day that I don't think about him and what happened that night. We where becoming good friends and he is missed dearly. He would laugh at about every thing.

The thing that really hurts is that his killer took the cowards way out and committed suicide that same night, instead of allowing us to make sure he remembered and paid for Earl's life. Or,maybe it was a good thing, saving Earl's family from going through painful trial and knowing his killer was still alive and Earl gone.
May my comrade rest in peace and may God protect all those that serve in our cities, county/boroughs, states and governments here and aboard. They are all special in my heart.
Sunny

James (Sunny) Sundahl
Earl's Partner on KPD at the time of his death.

February 3, 2007

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

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

(Formerly of Seward Alaska)

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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