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Sergeant Rolland Morton

Santa Monica Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, March 10, 1933

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Reflections for Sergeant Rolland Morton

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

March 10, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Morton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 18, 2020

Sgt. Morton,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer also on that plane with you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Santa Monica. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 10, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 10, 2018

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Morton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 10, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 10, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten by all those that knew and love you.


October 13, 2008



March 12, 2008

No fellow Los Angeles County Area law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Sergeant Morton, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

March 10, 2008

I spoke with your grandaughter and found that your son passed away this year. It reminded me to check in on all the officers that had given their lifes while on the job. So I wanted to stop in once more to thank you and others like you that served so long ago passing down a tradition that we all believe so strongly when we first wear a badge. A tradition of valuing others more than ourselves, a tradition of service to our fellow mankind and a belief that society is inherently good and deserves watchman to protect it from all that would seek to harm it. I hope your reunion with your son was sweet.

R. Gill

August 17, 2006

I met a member of your family just recently. Your granddaughter. She said your wife just recently passed away and she showed me your badge with the memorial engraving on the back sitting in its box as it was on that day in 1933 when it was given to your family. We talked about you. They still have that small token of your service and they value it and will pass your story down through generations like it should.

R. Gill

October 27, 2005

Gone but not forgotten. Thank you Sergeant Morton for your service.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

July 30, 2005

I did not know you, however for 17+ years I walked out of the station and viewed your plaque on the wall. I will not forget you and those like you who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Retired SMPD Officer
Mike Chilton
aka: Mike Hurt

Officer Mike Chilton
Santa Monica P.D.

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