Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Peter F. McElligott

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 1968

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Reflections for Police Officer Peter F. McElligott

Pete and I were room mates in the late 60s up on Gough and Geary prior to his joining SFPD. The chronology is a little fuzzy now but I remember returning from Vietnam and attending Pete’s funeral. He was a great man and definitely an important part of my life way back then. I miss him big time—some times more so than others. May he always rest with angels in peace.

Pete Kump Capt USMC 1/4
Room mate, fellow janitor SFUSD

May 25, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 19, 2020

I fail to understand why cop killers are paroled. That being said, I salute Officer Peter McElligott on this 50th anniversary of his death. Rest in peace, sir.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

June 19, 2018

Officer McElligott,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Francisco. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 19, 2018

Rest in peace Officer McElligott. Bravery like yours won't be forgotten. So sad to leave a young bride behind.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 19, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

June 19, 2018

I have been looking for this for 49 years. I was a height street hippy. He was an honest guy. Never planted fake evidence. Oh, you were arrested for wrong. In ,,67 he spent over an hour with my parents and the same with me I was 19 and knew it all. Glad I found him to say thankyou. My parents called me Mary Jeanne Gerz, the Haight called me Lou. I'm 70 now, go figure. Still have my hippy beliefs, they were and are REAL. Thanks for letting me write this

Mary Jeanne Gerz-Udo Hippy
Haight street hippy

March 29, 2018

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

June 19, 2015

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012


I think of you often as I do my best to carry your torch. You will never be forgotten and always remembered as a hero to all of us.


Officer Joseph McElligott
Vacaville Police Dept. - Nephew

September 2, 2009

On the 41st anniversary of Officer McElligott'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. Officer McElligott is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

June 19, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and forty-first 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


June 19, 2009

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer McElligott, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

June 19, 2008


Every year on this date, May 15th, National Peace Officer's Memorial Day, I visit your memorial at the California Peace Officer's Memorial. I kneel for a few moments at your name and wonder what might have been. I know you are with me, brother, every day when I go to work. I pray you are in a better place and we shall meet when the good Lord decides it is my time. Words can not express my thanks for your service and example.


Detective William Daniel Toel
Sacramento Police Department. Family friend

May 15, 2008

Your heorism and service to your community is not forgotten. God Bless you Officer Peter McElligott.

A San Francisco Police Officer

April 26, 2008

To Officer McElligot, his family and friends; I have heard of you and your bravery. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Godspeed.

Corporal Timothy J. Zuniga
UC Berkeley Police Department

February 28, 2007

May you Rest in Peace.Don't worry about the earthly sentence your killer received..he will still have to face Our Lord on the day we are all judged.

June 19, 2006

Officer McElligott,
As one officer wrote in a fallen officer's reflection, "No fallen officer should go without a reflection." I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice to the citizens of San Francisco. And I would like to add that I find it outrageous that your one of your murderers only had to serve less than 20 years before he was paroled. That's an INJUSTICE and an insult to all LEOs across the country.


Senior Patrol Agent Michael F. Casey
United States Border Patrol

January 3, 2005

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