Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Larry D. Minard, Sr.

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Monday, August 17, 1970

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Reflections for Officer Larry D. Minard, Sr.

Officer Minard: As I work on a screenplay about your murder - a story that has never been told before in print or video - I had the pleasure of talking to your fellow officers there with you that terrible night, as well as several of your wonderful children. Every one of them suffers from painful emotions that haunt their dreams. For your family the pain of your death is as as raw today as it was that awful night.

It disgusts me that some in the community are blatantly lying about the guilt of the perpetrators in order to commute the surviving killer's prison sentence on humanitarian grounds because he has served a lengthy sentence. There were no humanitarian sentiments towards you, your fellow police officers, your family or the community when the cowardly perpetrators planted their booby-trapped suitcase and lured you and your brother officers into their deadly trap by a fake call of a woman in distress.

Even though fifty years have passed since your murder the community still cares and appreciates your sacrifice and that of your fellow officers and especially your family. May the Lord hold you and keep you. Rest in peace.

Captain Dean Olson
Douglas County Sheriff's Department, Omaha, NE

June 15, 2021

Ofc. Minard, bless you and yours for the pain you endured. Thank you for your service and dedication to the streets of Omaha. You worked with my father, an African American, without bias and with respect. You performed your duties with the utmost courage, at a time of the unknown...I am deeply sorry for your loss, my father hasn't forgotten, nor have I forgotten his stories about you and working together. Your station lineup room was bombed, you responded to "test" calls for service to see how law enforcement would respond and their tactics. Dry cleaners were robbed and burglarized because BP and SLA stole PD uniforms to front as officers to infiltrate police. These are facts...

A citizen who supports bravery
Family with a huge history in Omaha

October 1, 2020

Officer Minard,
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 Omaha. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 17, 2020

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

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

August 17, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Minard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 16, 2019

a bunch of us Hippies collected money in Elmwood Park & Memorial Park & The Crossroads shopping center, and then we in a small Motorcade took it too the Omaha Police Dept. to help his widow out in anyway she needed to. I had a Picture the police took of our group Could you please look and see if you have a copy of that black & white 8" x 10" picture , please, I lost mine. Robert G. Perrigo Sr.

Robert Perrigo Sr.

August 20, 2017

I remember Larry before and after he became an LEO. He was a great guy and always had a ready smile and helping hand. I particularly remember him coming to the Way Out club where my band played. it's always sad when an officer is killed on duty. Just a thought from long ago. Gone but never forgotten!

LCDR Greg DeMarco
U.S. Navy retired

March 26, 2016

hey uncle you were passed 8 years before i was born i wish that i would have gotten the chance to meet you i am sure that you were alot like my dad Ted i will be able to meet you when my time comes and we meet in heaven please tell my mom i love and miss her as well as my brother teddy love you always

cynthia kennedy (minard) neice

December 31, 2015

Officer Larry Minard Sr., Rest in Peace, we will recall your ultimate sacrifice on every anniversary of your final courageous dispatch ! God Bless You and your Families, both Red and Blue.


August 17, 2015

Hey Grandfather, i never got the chance to meet you or even be born in your life at the time and i really would like to talk to you but in memories past.

Dylan E. Minard
Great Grandson

August 13, 2015

Today another Omaha officer was laid to rest. This morning, I could only sum up my feelings as though I were "walking through a memory that I'd never experienced." But as I stood there and paid my respects, I felt proud to stand there in your honor. I felt as though you and Dad were standing there with me, and as I held your retirement ring, I knew this was where I was supposed to be. Though I never got the chance to meet you, standing in your honor helped me experience that memory.

PS-Take care of Dad for me.

Jessica Minard O'Dowd

May 26, 2015

Dear Grandfather,

While I never had the opportunity to meet you, I want you to know you are loved and missed everyday. I am proud to call you my grandfather and share your name. R.I.P.

Larry Minard III

May 21, 2015

I was lucky to have followed Officer Minard on the Omaha Police Department and served for ten years before I left to join another law enforcement agency. It was a honor to carry the same badge he did for those ten years in my hometown. I had not quite came on the Omaha Police when he gave the ultimate sacrifice but I will never forget that day and the horror of watching the local news that evening. My heart still goes out to his wife and his children. There are plenty of people who will never forget him.

Jerry Webb, Special Agent

March 18, 2014

That is 110% accurate way to have people that kill Police to locked up with NO CHANCE OF A PAROLE EVER.

Leon Mysiewicz

January 3, 2014

Thugs who kill police officers with bombs need to remain locked up without parole.


January 1, 2014

We who are above ground as Warriors should aways respect our very own who gave there life in the call of duty. We should always help our own to step up and speak for them every time a cop killer wants there freedom.

Ofc Buc Weaver
Schererville PD

December 29, 2013

I am honored to send my letter today. You have not been forgotten.

caring citizen
Tampa, FL

December 29, 2013

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 29, 2013

RIP Officer Minard. Your family loved and miss you. Watch over us Warrior.

Officer Mark Carpenter

December 28, 2013

Officer Minard Sr,

You will never be forgotten by your brothers in arms. You died serving your community and are a hero. While you died long before I was born, you are still having an impact on today's officers of the law! Rest in peace brother we got the watch now!

Officer Kadlec
Phoenix Police Department

December 28, 2013

Been a long time since I have written here, sometimes our lives get so busy we forget the small things, not a day goes by dady when I do not think of you. I love you...

Charlotte Hyland

June 1, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. .

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

February 24, 2013

Clearly, you are thought of every single day from all of your family members...I personally know that in Larry Jr's house he would give everything /everyone he has to go back to the event and change the outcome. I never knew you, nor have your grandchildren of Larry Jr- Jessica and Larry III. But, of course, they would not exist if Larry Jr could have changed events and outcome. I really wish that would have been possible- the one thing I see regarding your family, is the inability to live in 'this' moment.
While, I feel that is not fair to those of us who are in the moment--I think it's b/c we are not able to grasp the totality of the family loss, We (in Larry Jr's family just managed over the many years to get used to the fact that we are insignificant compared to you, but it is what it is) We can't bring you back AND we cannot shine in your shadow. I just want to post this to let you and other posters know that while some of us never knew you, you are ever present in any and all moments in our lives.

Bobbie J. Minard
no agency

November 3, 2012

Sorry Dad,I am a day late to wish you a Happy Birthday.
Wash at the doctors all day yesterday and had no access to a computer. I love you and miss you so bad it hurts.
Think of you always. Love now & forever,your son Larry Jr.

Larry D.Minard Jr.

August 21, 2012

Yet another year has gone by. I wish you were here so I could tell you and show you how much I love you.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
Love now & forever
Larry Jr

Larry D.Minard Jr.

August 17, 2012

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