Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent William Randall Bolt

California Department of Justice, California

End of Watch Tuesday, May 9, 1995

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Reflections for Special Agent William Randall Bolt

Rest in peace Special Agent Bolt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 25, 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 9, 2018

I have known Randy from 1992 to 1995. As an intern, I had a desk right across from him. He inspired me to learn how to ride a motorcycle.

Now, every time I drive on Highway 37 and see the placard, I remember Randy.

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Siu
Department of Justice, Investigator Intern

September 7, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

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 9, 2015

I drove down hwy. 37 recently for the first time in a long time, when I noticed that the highway was named for Officer Randy Bolt. The name struck me as very familiar. It occurred to me that I had the opportunity almost 30 years ago to work with Office Bolt on several occasions when he was the department's designated juvenile officer, and I a CHild Protective Social Services Worker Social Worker for the County of Marin. I remember Randy as a physically big, soft-spoken man, who inspired calmness and safety in frightened children and youth, and who inspired confidence in me when he provided police support to my colleagues and to me, when needed in the course of pursing our work. I thank Officer Bolt for his service. We may never never know how many young lives he touched with his kindness and courage, but I know they are out there today as adults.

JoeR, Civilian
Former CPS Social Worker

July 4, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2012

Rest in Peace, Agent Bolt. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 21, 2007

Randy was my best friend in High School. His first born son was named after me. While our lives took different paths, he contacted me a few years back to renew our friendship. He had a remarkable sense of humor and I loved him dearly. I miss him and, if there is a heaven, he is up there raising some eyebrows. Goodbye dear friend. Steve

Steve Rockett
Department of Rehabilitation

July 22, 2007

SA Bolt, You will never be forgotten in our department. God Bless and Rest in Peace.

Special Agent Supervisor Kenneth Cordray
CA Department of Justice

June 25, 2005

No peace officer is without reflection. Thank you for your service. As no hero is, you will not be forgotten. God bless.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

December 24, 2003

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