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Forest Ranger Rudolf Emil Mellenthin

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 23, 1918

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Reflections for Forest Ranger Rudolf Emil Mellenthin

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 23, 2020

Ranger Mellenthin,

On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

United States Border Patrol

August 23, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

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

August 23, 2018

Ranger Mellenthin, newspapers reported, shortly after your passing, that you were one of the most popular and well-liked men in the service. The love and respect felt by your fellow rangers still lives on in the hearts and mind of those who know of your bravery and dedication to duty.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

February 24, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 11, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 28, 2012

Officer Rudolf, rest in peace. You are not forgotten.


January 6, 2009

Ranger Mellenthin thank you for your service to our country and your fellowman. It has been eighty-nine years since the end of your watch and you are still remembered. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

August 23, 2007

To remember you, is to honor you. Thank you for your sacrifice, and my prayer for you is that God keeps you near and you be at peace. "In valor, there is hope".

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

October 10, 2006



October 1, 2006

I remember reading about this man early in my career. In my opinion he is truly what Forest Service law enforcement officers should aspire to be. He will not be forgotten.

joel m. grossman
U.S. Forest Service- retired

April 15, 2006

Nobody so brave should be left without a reflection. Many years have passed but you haven't been forgotten by your law enforcement family.

deputy sheriff Rick Smith
Denton County SO Texas

June 22, 2005

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