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Patrolman Gabriel Cecil LaFromboise

LaPorte City Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, December 9, 1976

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Reflections for Patrolman Gabriel Cecil LaFromboise

Rest in peace Patrolman LaFromboise.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 15, 2022

Officer LaFromboise - you taught me C.P.R. when I was 17 yrs. old. I have saved two lives over the years with that training. Each year at our Police Officers Memorial Service in Urbandale, IA. I remember your sacrifice and that of your family. GOD Bless the LaFromboise Family.

Chief of Police Ross McCarty
Urbandale Police Department

May 13, 2015

Rest in Peace, Patrolman LaFromboise. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

Happy Father's day!!!!

Denise (laFromboise) Schmitt

June 11, 2008

Rest in peace, brother. You are not forgotten.


March 14, 2008

Rest in peace Officer LaFromboise and may God watch over your family. I was happy to see your daughter and your sisters note on here as often they don't know about this.

SFC William L. Farrell
US Army, MP, Ret

February 11, 2008

There is truely not a day that goes by that i dont think about you. How your life was cut short. How many things we missed over the years. Your humor n wit is what i remember most even though i was young at the time. I truely believe a part you will always be with me.. You are sadly missed!! I am extremely thankful for the joy you brought to my life!!! Your Sister, Penny


February 1, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 17, 2008

Thank you for your service to your agency and community. Even though your career was cut short, your dedication is remembered and honored!

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

December 10, 2007

You are remembered todayand thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 5, 2007

On August 25th,2007 you would have been 60 years old. I just want to say happy birthday. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. What it would have been like to have you in my life. To see my son grow into a young man. Everytime I see him I see you. To have you walk me down the isle when I got married and to just be there on a daily basis. I love you with all my heart and I am so proud to call you my dad. I believe I will see you one day and I can't for that to happen.

Love Always your daughter,


August 16, 2007



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