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Officer Merrel L. Kissinger

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, February 14, 1965

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Reflections for Officer Merrel L. Kissinger

Rest in peace Officer Kissinger.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 8, 2021

God bless you for your service to our beloved Blue and Gold. I was stationed at El Toro MCAS at the time and remember this very clearly. I became a CHP officer after my 4 years in the Marine Corps in 1969 and always thought of your service during my years serving on the Patrol...Thank you for your service and you will never be forgotten.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol

February 12, 2020

Rest In Peace Officer Kissinger. Never Forgotten. “Blue Lives Matter”

Retired K9 handler Steve Van Slyke
El Cajon Police Department

February 16, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Kissinger. You will never be forgotten.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke
Retired El Cajon Police Officer

February 14, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 14, 2018

Merrl was on the Sargents list and was an acting Sgt prior to up coming promotion. The narrative indicates he had arrested the subject. Subjects name was Ramiro Lomelei (not sure of spelling). He was from Mexico and had been arrested for 23102 by Officer Floyd Feese, who brought the subject to the area office on Mission Ave. in Oceanside. Merrel was then transporting him to the jail at the S.O. office in Vista. As Merrel left s/b 101 to transition to e/b 78 the ramp made a full 360 degree circle as it gained elevation to the overhead crossing. When it as at the slowest point of the turn Lomelei fired 3 shots from the .25 auto shooting thru the cage. The fatal shot went thru Merrel's back, between ribs and struck his aorta. the car curved to the right and the RF wheel climbed the inner guardrail. Merrel opened the door and fell into the roadway fatally wounded.

Grove W Hill 3395 traffic officer
CHP Merrel was my first break-in officer in Nov-Dec '63. I was with hi

February 14, 2018

52 years ago you gave the intimated sacrifice. A True hero. Rest in Peace Officer Kissinger.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke
Retired Officer, El Cajon Police Department

February 14, 2017

I grew up in Vista California and was told by my parents long ago that the house we lived in use to belong to a CHP Officer who had been killed by a prisoner during a transport. I have never been able to find out any further information until today.
I am a retired officer who had to retire due to medical issues resulting from gunshot wounds.

Rest in Pease Officer Kissinger, you will always be remembered.

Steve Van Slyke
Retired Officer, El Cajon Police Department

June 8, 2015

Merrel L. Kissinger,
If i am correct you were my uncle. I was born in Oceanside in 1962 and from what im to beleive you were married to my Mothers Sister. i am very sorry for the loss of such a great man. Rest in peace and god bless all those that uphold the law.

United States Navy

March 27, 2014

God bless you sir.

Officer J. Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

January 16, 2013

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 13, 2009

Been many years since you left us Brother but keep resting easy knowing the Blue & Gold NEVER forgets our own..God Bless All.

Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.

February 14, 2008



January 14, 2008

You are not forgotten.....................

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

April 30, 2004

Weel, It has been over 38 years since your departure. Your father and I were also good freiends until he passed away in 1970. I know I will see you both again when the Lord calls me home. I will keep the faith in the meantime. The Lord has never failed me, and he will always watch over you up in the Kingdom Of Heaven. John Sheffler

John J. Sheffler
Retired Railroad Workman

September 24, 2003

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