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Officer Dale M. Krings

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, May 21, 1962

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Reflections for Officer Dale M. Krings

Uncle Dale,

It is hard to believe it has been 50 years since you were taken from us, way too soon and much too young. You paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect your partner and the patrons in the restaurant. I am comforted knowing you are with your brothers and sister and the rest of the family who have passed. You were a kind and gentle spirit and my memories of you are filled with love and wonder. You left behind two beautiful children who have grown to be wonderful, successful people, parents and grandparents. You would be extremely proud.

Your loving niece.

Denise Garbero

July 1, 2022

Officer Kring,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USNR during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

May 21, 2022

.at you Rest in peace in the arms of the Lord forever. Thank you for your service

David L. Norris citizen

May 22, 2020

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 21, 2018

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

May 21, 2015

Since my last post, a rest area on Hwy. 280 has been dedicated to him and renamed the CHP Officer Dale M. Krings Memorial Rest Area.

I want to thank everyone who has posted their reflections, and those who were instrumental in this dedication on the 50th anniversary of his last shift (Senator Jerry Hill, CHP Captain Mike Maskarich, Randy Krings and Michael Krings). It was amazing to see Dale's widow, son, daughter and their families, as well as his sister, a cousin, nieces, nephews and sister-in-law in attendance. There were also members of various law enforcement agencies (active and retired), local residents who remembered the incident or knew Dale, fellow officers and the son of Dale's Captain.

Thank you everyone for this acknowledgement of Dale's dedication to service and his sacrifice. His heroism is another example of how first responders will do what most would not ... run into the fire instead of away, run towards the gunfire, face an armed assilant, pull a weapon and fire instead of falling to the floor.

Denise Garbero

June 24, 2013

dale at the time was my aunts dear brother and the lose was felt by the entire family. I am sad about the lose but proud of dale's service. 6 months later we lost j.f. kennedy. I always remember the song the good die young. thank god kennedy is in the company of great people like dale.

dale is my aunts brother

June 7, 2013

I was 13 when patrolman Krings was killed in the line of duty but I didn't live in the bay area. However, I spent most of my 32 year law enforcement career in San Mateo County. We must remember those who came before us and especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We are a safer society because of them. Bless you.

Steve McCoin, Parole Agent
California Parole Division

May 7, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th 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 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

May 21, 2012

I was 16 when my uncle Dale Krings died.

I remember him showing me how to shake hands when I was little and telling me to "always look a man in the eye."

I remember his CHP graduation and when he would stop by our house on his meal break.

I remember listening to the stories he told and wanting to be like him. After more than 40 years in law enforcement, I still do.

Randy Krings, Parole Agent
Daly City Parole Unit Supervisor
SFPD Retired

Parole Agent Randy Krings
SFPD Retired, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

June 16, 2011

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Officer Krings: God knows how many times, working alone, I stopped somewhere to get that "last cup of coffee."

Saturday, I was with a group of CHP officers who joined us at the LAPMF Celebrity Golf Tournament. I was breaking the news to them how on Friday a fellow CHP, later a Texas cop, joined You and other CHP Brethren, guarding the Gates to Heaven. May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

May 21, 2007

I remember a tall, handsome Uncle who was kind and gentle.

I remember a wonderful son, brother, husband, fathter, and uncle.

He is missed to this day and will always be remembered for his bravery and courage.

His loving niece ... Denise

Denise (Neadeau) Garbero

May 1, 2007

Officer Krings,

You are a true warrior. I honor you. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 30, 2004

How many times did I do this very thing
after my graveyard shift,, one last cup of coffee before going home.
If this had happend to me, would I have been this incrdedibly brave, as to defend myself and stop this evil coward.
We do know however that on this day, Officer Krings was incredibly brave and his strength was that of a warrior that would not be denied as he vanquished a coward so that he would not harm someone else.
You will never be forgotten hero.

Retired police officer.

July 2, 2004

God Bless You. Rest in peace. You are a true Hero and will never be forgotten.

Lt. Keith H. Koen #304
New Iberia Police Dept.

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