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Police Officer Rolland Lane, II

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 23, 1970

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Reflections for Police Officer Rolland Lane, II

Today, Officer Lane I visited your grave. Sad, you were such a young man with a bright future who was going to be married to a very lovely lady, Nery Barnes. Rest in peace..

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 25, 2016

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 23, 2015

The night that Rolland was killed a few of us were over his apartment and he left about 9:30 to be at work at 11:00 PM. He loved his job and wanted to be to early. Everything about Rolland was always to do the right thing. The next morning I arrived at Jackson Operating Room where I worked to find out that an officer had just died. Everyone was talking about this young officer and then I got a major shock to find out it was Rolland. We all lost a wonderful caring human being that day.

Debby Goehner

December 21, 2014

Rolland was to be engaged to a very dear friend of mine the day after he was killed in the line of duty. This senseless act of violence not only changed the lives of his family but the love of his life and her family as well. I spent many days with my friends at a horse ranch and Rolland was one of those friends. He was one of the most stand up guys you would ever know. It has been almost 44 years since his young life was taken, but he has never been forgotten. He was one of the true heroes in life. RIP my friend.

Pam Pinckard Jones
Wappingers Falls, NY

Pam Pinckard Jones

April 7, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 23, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Officer Lane, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 23, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

To The Family of Officer Lane:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic death. I was eleven years old at the time and remember some details of your senseless death. You are missed by your family, friends and colleagues. My dad like your dad was a longtime New York City Police officer. I came across a retired Miami Officer, his name is Dr. William Budd and we spoke in a Kent Security class I am taking and he remembered you. Rest in peace Officer Lane your sacrifice and bravery will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 15, 2011

Rolland and I were in the same graduation class at the City of Miami Police Dept. I remember him being a proud member of the department and if I recall he was able to get the same badge number his dad had. He had a really promising future and I recall at the time he was engaged to be married. On May 23, 1970 he had relieved me and was reporting to his zone. I never forgot him and never will. He was a real professional.

S/A V. Mojica (was police officer 1970)
Miami Dade Fire Department

October 8, 2009

It has been almost 38 years ago that you were murdered while doing your job. I graduated two academy classes after you. I will never forget you or what happened to you that Saturday night in downtown. Rest in Peace dear brother.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC , Former MPD 1970-73

January 9, 2008

37 yrs ago today you were killed in the line of duty. Ofc. R. Lane will never be forgotten! God bless the Lane family.

PO T. Russell (Ret.)
City of Miami PD

May 23, 2007


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Lane.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 22, 2004

Rest in peace, not forgotten.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9


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