Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Reed Howard

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, March 25, 1932

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Reflections for Police Officer Reed Howard

Thank you for your service and today we remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 22, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Howard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 16, 2019

Salute fellow officer Reed Howard!!!

LT. Roosevelt Lawrence, Jr. (Retired.)
Detroit (MI.) Police Department

February 26, 2015

Wow, first black officer to die in the line of duty in Detroit, It's amazing and sad at the same time, I'm a young black officer that also works for Detroit (only 11 months on the job). Your name is still being brought up throughout the precincts and picture posted as well. Much respect to my brother in blue.

Detroit Police Officer
Detroit Police Department

December 18, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 26, 2012

When I read stories of heroes like Officer Reed Howard, I am inspired to do my best work in my own job. I am not a police officer but we can all strive to leave this earth a little better for those who come after us.

If a black man like Officer howard can resolve to serve his community in the Jim Crow 1930s eighty years ago, certainly there is no excuse for today's young black men to do otherwise, give all of the opportunity that lies before them.

We need more young men fighting crime and being on the right side of the law instead of doing crime and running from the law. God bless Officer Howard and all officers who are doing their best for their communities.

Citizen James

February 6, 2012

My name is Diana Williams, i was deeply touched,it moved me to tears of the memorial of officier Reed Howard,at the precinct on woodward and grand blvd.I couldn't imagine what he went throught.When everything was so segregated back them. I had to think back when we couldn't ever ride at the front of the bus. I have a even greater respect for our officiers now,and i will pray everyday for ALL officier of the law male and female. In jesus name.

Ms.Diana Williams
A Friend
Matthew 5:9

Diana Williams

January 21, 2012

R.I.P. Officer Howard you were protecting and serving before my mother and father were born and most likely didn't think your name would live on but I'm here to let you know Officers in Blue are still thinking of you and the service you have given to the City of Detroit God bless you...

Police Officer Will Bradley
Detroit Police Eastern District

January 2, 2011

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 on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

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

March 25, 2010



February 25, 2008

Rest in peace my brother in blue, you are not forgotten.

Retired Detroit Police Officer
Detroit Police Department

March 5, 2006

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