Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Merle E. Nading

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, October 3, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Merle E. Nading

Rest in peace Patrolman Nading.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2020

After 43 years you are always in our hearts & thought of every day. So many things have occurred in the lives of your sons, grandchildren you will never know & in my life, the woman who I hope has carried on in a manner that would make you proud. Your memory is alive & well & always will be...your family will always see to it. Even the grandchildren know well their Grandpa Merle. We love you!!

Patricia Nading-Amman
Widow of Officer Merle Nading

January 24, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

September 7, 2013

I never met a finer person in my life. Knowing you had a very large inpact on me and I still think of you often after all these years.

KLM
friend

June 2, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Nading. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

I remember the day you died- and the sense of loss even though I was only 11 years old then-and didn't know you or your family. But for some reason to this day I remember your name. Hard to believe its been 40 years. Thank you for protecting the people of Denver and for making the ultimate sacrifice. You are not forgotten nor was your sacrifice in vain. May the peace of Christ be with you and your family always.

Mississippi

October 12, 2011

Patrolman Nading - Four Fridays ago, I stood in the State Assembly chambers when you name was one of almost 250 read off during a motion regarding this month's Peace Officer Memorial Week - you are not forgotten.

Thank you for your service to the people of the City of Denver 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 14, 2010

After so many years I still remember your kindness, gentleness and friendship Rest in Peace knowing so many still remember.

Dorrie Wallis
Friend

March 1, 2009

I remember you well and what happened inspired me to become a cop and after 26 years still on the job, I still think of that fatefull day. I spoke with you often and brought you coffee as you worked your off duty job at clarks and sat in the end booth. I was watching as you got shot. I was the graveyard dishwasher at Clarks restaurant and one of the first to get to you when you were shot. I watched you fading out and talked to you. It was my apron you had under your head . I wish I could have ID'd the shooter but I was only 15 and too stupid to pay attention.
I never speak of this to anyone, but I do remember your sacrifice yearly.
It was turning point in a young cocky punks life.
RIP

L.E.O

September 8, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer is very disappointed that justice was not served on your behalf.

vandenberghe
nh

October 15, 2007

I never got a chance to meet you here on earth, as you were taken from our family 2 years before I was born. However, I have heard about you my entire life, and a niece could never be more proud of her uncle. I call my oldest boy "Bud". I hope that he chooses to keep that nickname. My dream for him is that he can grow to be as handsome as his Great Uncle and that he can be as wonderful a man as you. I know I'll meet you in Heaven.

Cynthia
niece

October 3, 2006

I never got a chance to meet you here on earth, as you were taken from our family 2 years before I was born. However, I have heard about you my entire life, and a niece could never be more proud of her uncle. I call my oldest boy "Bud". I hope that he chooses to keep that nickname. My dream for him is that he can grow to be as handsome as his Great Uncle and that he can be as wonderful a man as you. I know I'll meet you in Heaven.

Cynthia
niece

October 3, 2006

Rest in peace, hero. God will now take care of one of his warriors forever.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

October 3, 2006

Patrolman Nading there will be justic for you one day. We all will meet our maker and answer to him. R.I.P. sir. Thank you for serving. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy
El Paso County Sheriffs Office

October 3, 2006

As you now know, Jesus Loves You. So do we.

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond,VA Police

October 3, 2003

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer
Denver Police Department

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