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Officer Larry F. McMaster

Montrose Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, April 25, 1983

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Reflections for Officer Larry F. McMaster

Rest in peace Officer McMaster.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 12, 2019

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 29th 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

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

April 25, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 28, 2012

The western slope was a small law enforcement community in those times and I remember many trainings we attended together from 80-83. It was a realization to us newer officers when you fell and that was my first police funeral, unfortunately not my last as I lost many friends at San Diego PD. We will always miss your smile and with family still in the area, I know the citizens you served so well still remember you!
God bless
Larry Elarton (Gunnison PD/SO 80-86

Chief Larry Elarton
Bethel PD, Bethel Alaska

December 21, 2011

Officer McMaster - Two Fridays ago I stood in the State Assembly chambers when your name was one of the almost 250 read off during a vote regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to the people of Montrose and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may his perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 4, 2010

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 25, 2007

Larry Mac and I attended high school together in Lubbock, Texas, and lost contact while we were in Vietnam. He was always there for his friends and for his country. Rest well, my Brother.

Larry Rigdon

November 9, 2005

Officer McMaster: Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. May you Rest In Peace. Look after my son-in-law, Officer Cole Martin - Chatsworth, GA PD - EOW 4/25/03.
May GOD Bless your surviving family members and the Montrose PD.

John Garger, Secretary
GA Concerns Of Police Survivors

October 27, 2005

Officer McMaster,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Montrose.


April 25, 2005

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