Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Chester Larson

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, January 20, 1969

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Chester Larson

Rest in peace Deputy Larson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Larson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Naval Construction Battalions. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Seabees-Can Do!

United States Border Patrol

January 20, 2019

The Ventura County Jail Todd Road has a therapy-dog program and chooses select inmates to train puppies. These puppies are named after fallen Ventura County officers. I am very proud to say that I have met the cutest most adorable half maltese, half lhasa apso named for Deputy Sheriff Chester Larson, and they call him Larson. Larson is a lover, he licks your face, and cheers you up, and the male inmates are the ones tasked with taking care of him. The female inmates have other black poodle puppy dogs....but Larson, well he was special. I came home and immediately HAD to Google and find out who Larson's namesake was. Deputy Sheriff Chester Larson died being a true hero.


August 5, 2018

Chet , it has been a long time since the tragedy Of your death. As a resident deputy in Frazier Park , you always showed up when I was in a bad situation with multiple suspects . Your presents was sorely missed by all the brother peace officers in our area. Your name came up often in our conversation ( cop stories) everyone of us had a Chet story. Thanks for you service .

Sgt. JE Taylor Kern County Sheriff Dept.

July 10, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 20, 2018

Rest in Peace, Deputy Larson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary year 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 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

January 20, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know that, even after all these years,they do not grieve alone.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 26, 2009

"Chico" was my partner, friend.... after 40 years, he is still not forgotten and missed.

Sgt. Terry L. Roth
Former Ventura Co. SO

March 8, 2009



January 12, 2008

chico, it's been 36 years you will always be remembered.


January 20, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

September 29, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Chester, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

August 24, 2004

From a brother California Police Officer, your sacrifice will always be remembered Chester. You are the example of what the law enforcement profession stands for. May God bless you and your family. Never forget the fallen hero!

Ofcr. Dan Winger, Ret.

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