Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Deputy Sheriff George Riley Nash

Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 4, 1989

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Sheriff George Riley Nash

I worked with Porky at Jacobs, when he was an estimator. Spent many hours with him. He was a fine man, generous in every way. He left the wood pile higher than he found it. I also remember you, Freya, when you worked the front office. Porky could not have left a better legacy than you.

Fellow worker.

May 5, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Nash, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 16, 2019


This is Freya, Porky's daughter. Thank you for remembering my father, and for keeping his spirit alive. He was a wonderful man and I miss him everyday. Your kind words fill my heart with happy memories.

Thank you,
Freya Nash

Freya Nash-Angove

May 7, 2018

"Porky" Thanks for taking me out on 4×4 trips out into Nevada and for all your positive influence when I was growing up. My experience in ESAR 611 and the team then shaped my desire to serve and have hope and faith in my fellow man. It was honor to have been your friend and for you to be my mentor. I was at your funeral at P.H.P.D. but it may have been my first. Something made me think of you tonight and up popped this opportunity to say hello.
R.I.P. George

My love to Sue and daughters.
John Warden

John Warden
Contra Costa County E-SAR (Ret.)

February 2, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 28th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

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

November 4, 2017

Hard to believe it has been almost 25 years since you have left us.
I miss you Daddy!
every single day there are moments that I wish I could share with you....but I am only able to visit you in my dreams.
So many moments that I wished you could have been there....
my daughter Jordan who turns 25 on October 17th.....never had the chance to know you.
my son Riley who is leaving for the Air Force tomorrow.....
he never got to chance to meet you either.
My sister Gina and her daughter Lucia, never had a chance to know you either.....
The love that you and mom showed to Gina and myself, will be forever reflected in the eyes of your grandchildren.

I love you Daddy! so much more that words can express.

You have not left are forever living inside each of us......I see it everytime I smile

Freya Nash
Proud Daughter

September 15, 2014


I echo the words of Officer James Bond. I was the Explorer Police Cadet that rode along with you the night you were killed. I was a just a High School student at the time and the experience changed my life forever. Police Officers are very special people and I thank God every day that the men and women in law enforcement are out there despite all of the risks to their own personal safety. You were off duty just going home to be with your family and never made it home because someone got behind the wheel of their car after drinking. I'll never forget all the things you taught me and my fellow Explorer Police Cadets. You spoke often of your family and how much they meant to you. You were an amazing person who will live forever in the hearts of all those who knew you. Rest in peace & God bless.

Best regards,

Michael Roberts
Past Explorer Police Cadet San Ramon Valley PD. 1986-1990

Michael Roberts
Former Explorer Police Cadet

July 2, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Nash, thank you for your service and God bless your soul.

Alexis Gilmete, OC

May 23, 2013

To this day I think of our time together in the reserves. Rest in pease my brother.

Retired deputy Sheriff Mark Scanlan
Contra Costa S.O.

August 11, 2011

Porky, I think of you often and I cherish the times we spent out on patrol. I'll never forget the things you taught me and especially that last conversation we had in the parking lot on November 4. I will never forget you. Rest in peace my brother. God bless the Nash family.

James E Bond
Deputy Sheriff - Contra Costa SO / San Ramon PD (1986-1990)

June 25, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

As a resident of Contra Costa County, I have close ties with CCCSO and thank you for volunteering to make our county a better and safer place. I hope to one day meet your family at a NORCAL COPS function.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 6, 2009

On the 20th anniversary of Deputy Nash's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Nash is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

November 4, 2009

Rest in Peace, Deputy Nash. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your memory is honored and revered today for time never diminishes respect.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Nash. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Deputy Nash gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 4, 1989.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


March 21, 2009

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 25, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 2, 2007

On this the sixteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are remembered and honored. Rest in Peace, Deputy Nash.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater,
PPD eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Scott and the Clayton Police Department:

It has been almost sixteen years since your death, but you are not forgotten. Your valor will be forever remembered and honored. A reserve deputy is truly a vital component of law enforcement in this county. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service you gave to the citizens of Contra Costa County, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made in the line of duty.

Phyllis L, Loya Mother of fallen officer, Larry Lasater PPD eow 4/24/05

August 24, 2005

Porky, can't believe so many years have passed. Miss you greatly.

San Ramon PD

July 28, 2005

you will always be remembered in our department

Contra Costa Sheriff's Office

March 6, 2005


Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. Rest in peace, sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

March 19, 2004

God Bless You
Thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Constable Pct 2

September 5, 2003

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