Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Herbert Berkeley Stovall, Jr.

Peralta Community College District Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 16, 1995

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Reflections for Lieutenant Herbert Berkeley Stovall, Jr.

Rest in peace Lt. Stovall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 9, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 23rd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 16, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 24, 2017

RIP still, on this 21st anniversary, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 16, 2016

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

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 17, 2015

You are never forgotten and thanks for sacrificing your life protecting us.

David Jarvis #154
CSO Supervisor
University of California Berkeley Police Department

March 18, 2015

Although I only worked with Lieutenant Stovall he was an admiral man and just an honor to meet...my heart goes out to his family everytime I think of them.

M Rodriguez
ex coworker

April 23, 2013

This is sad to hear. I was an officer and worked with Officer Stovall 1975 when it was just starting. He was a good man and a good officer.

It has been a lot of years ago now but I want to write my good by. Hope to work with Officer / Lieutenant Stovall when our time comes again.

Sgt. Dennis F. West
Clark County School District Police Department

July 2, 2012

I worked with Herb for many years at peralta he was a true class act, and never too busy to help, or make you laugh, rest in peace my brother you are in Gods tender arms, there is no better place too be.

Douglas H. Earley Jr. Lead gardener
Peralta Colleges maintainance Dept.

June 13, 2012

I worked as a police officer with Herb for 10 years and I remember that day like it was yesterday. Rest in Peace

PCCD PD #15

Lieutenant John Lawry
CDCR

April 27, 2012

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Stovall. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

In the manner of your death I feel compelled to believe that you did everything to afford your attacker the time to make the right decision and surrender; unfortunately that was not the case and he ultimately took the life of a seasoned Officer that, even in the face of danger, stood firm in his beliefs as an Officer. God bless you LT and God Bless your family always.

Lt TDW
ADOC SRP

March 28, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated.

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. Proverbs 14:32

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

K.L.
former 4-H Happy Tails member

October 26, 2010

It is now 14 years. RIP

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
HUPD

August 16, 2009

Herb, your understanding and patience helped me along in my career. Your sacrifice and devotion to duty will forever be in our hearts as brothers of the badge.

Officer Fermin Piol
ex-Peralta P.D. CHP ret.

July 16, 2009

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Stovall. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

LT STOVALL YOU ONLY HAD A FEW WEEKS FOR RETIREMENT AND YOU IGNORED THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE A TRUE COP. YOU RESPONDED TO AN OFFICER NEEDS ASSISTANCE CALL WITHOUT HESTITATION. YOU MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE BY PUTTING YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE TO HELP YOUR FELLOW OFFICER. YOU SERVED WITH HONOR AND DISTINCTION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE FOR MAKING OUR COMMUNITY A SAFER PLACE FOR ALL OF US.I HONOR YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO YOUR PROFESSION. HEROES ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN.

AL LLANOS
FRESNO PD RET.

November 23, 2008

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. I only wish you could have had the chance to enjoy retirement as you were so close and you had earned it after such a dedicated career.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 16, 2008

Lieutenant, it's now been 13 years since that fateful day. You are still remembered and honored here.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 16, 2008

On the 13th anniversary of Lieutenant Stovall's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Lieutenant Stovall is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

August 16, 2008

We will never forget you or your family



Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant/EOW/5/31/04
Tuolumne Co.Sheriff's Dept.
Sonora, Ca.

August 16, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 12th anniversary of your EOW. Even after 12 years I know those that love your dearly think of you every day. You will always be in their thoughts and hearts. I only wish you could have enjoyed retirement as you worked so hard to achieve that goal. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 15, 2007

"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
Sergeant
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

August 1, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Lieutenant Herbert Berkeley Stovall and his fellow officers with the Peralta Community College District Police Department:

On this the eleventh anniversary of Lt. Stovall's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. His professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten, nor will his valor and courage.

In reading the loving reflections left for him, I can see that he was very well respected and is sorely missed. How awful this happened at all, but to have it happen weeks before his retirement is even more heartbreaking.

I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Lt. Stovall was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lt. Stovall gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 16, 1995.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 16, 2006

Thank you for your service & sacrifice. Your bravery has not been forgotten. RIP sir.

July 6, 2006

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