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Officer Paul C. Jarske

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 24, 1981

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Reflections for Officer Paul C. Jarske

Officer Jarske,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 24, 2021

Semper Fi brother. You are not forgotten. Thank you for being one of the proud Blue & Gold.....God bless you and your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

February 24, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 24, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Thanks for your 17 years of services, Paul.


February 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst anniversary of your death. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

I had not realized that you had lived in Oakley. If your family is still in the area, I hope to one day meet them at a NORCAL COPS function.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 24, 2012

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 24, 2009



February 19, 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
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

November 21, 2007

I had the great pleasure of knowing Paul and his family while growing up in Oakley. My parents had named Paul as my Legal Guardian in their will. He was one of many fine Highway Patrolmen who became a part of our extended family while my parents were in the towing business. Paul, (like so many others I could name), was a great influence on my life. Paul was a straight up kind of guy who always had a funny story to share. I have truly missed him and could've used his guideance on more than several occasions. I'm sure he was waiting at heaven's gate to greet my parents when they arrived with a fishing pole for each of them. Thank you Paul for touching my life in such a positive way.

Tim Hulsey
San Joaquin S.O. Dispatch

CDIV Tim Hulsey
San Joaquin Sherrif Department

December 9, 2006

God Bless You Paul..I now drive the very same roads you gave your life trying to keep safe and now work with some of the same people you helped keep safe out here..Keep up the important job of watching out for your own...Rest easy Highwayman......knowing that your legacy is being carried on by your brothers and sisters of the blue and gold. Losing 5 fine officers on various FEB24th's has not been a good day of the year for the CHP..It is however, A very good day for Heaven!!

Daniel Barnes
CalTrans..Former Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret

February 24, 2004

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