Tributes

To leave a tribute for a fallen officer, please use the Honor Roll Search on this page and submit the form from the Honored Officers page.

  • Officer Gary E. Rippstein

    Retired Police Officer .TPRA Member

    In Honor of Officer Gary E. Rippstein

    As a young rookie on Torrance PD, I worked with Officer Gary Rippstein in the early 60's. He had a great sense of humor and was very well liked . Because of his religious affiliation Gary became the Department Chaplain. I had left and transferred to another agency when I learned of Gary's death. He was a man of strong character, and his loss was a tragedy I always remember even as I write this on Feb 15, 2019. " lest we ever never forget". EOW 12-22-68 My Friend Gary.

  • Deputy Jack D. Williams

    Deputy

    In Honor of Deputy Jack D. Williams

    I worked patrol, SWT, and Narco with Jack. He was an excellent street cop but an even better husband, father, and friend. This memorial is long overdue

  • Deputy Jack D. Williams

    Retired LASD Sergeant

    In Honor of Deputy Jack D. Williams

    I attended the Sheriff's Academy in 1970. The practice was to divide the cadets up according to their last name. Jack and I were in the sixth platoon. I got to know Jack during those many stressful weeks. He was dedicated right from the start. He excelled in academics, shooting, & physical training. To be honest, I was a little shocked that he wasn't our honor cadet, but I'm sure he was at least number two in our class. Jack was a man of integrity, honor and dedication. He did all things well. Jack and I were in class #142 and we fought in the first East Los Angeles riot in 1970. I was proud to fight and serve along side him. He was a great Deputy and a wonderful friend. May he rest in peace.

  • Daughter

    In Honor of Officer Rene G. Lacau

    On April 15, 2019, it will be 50 years since you gave your all. You have always been my hero and I miss you to this day.

  • Officer Hugo Olazar

    In loving memory of Officer Olazar

    In Honor of Officer Hugo Olazar

    Whenever I pass the spot on I-280 as a Uber driver, the memorial signboard onto the side always and vividly gets into my sights so one day I determined to find out who the officer is on that. I found his tragic story on the internet with his short reputation, and I realized many duties of highway patrols like his case could be exposed to great danger. My condolences to his suffering then, and I wish his soul were taken by the Lord. Many thanks for your all services, Officer Olazar.

  • Sergeant Robert L. Mikesell

    Son and former police officer

    In Honor of Sergeant Robert L. Mikesell

    Dad, there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and all you did for your family. You were taken away from us way to soon. Your love of family, country, and God has always inspired me to be a better person and do the best that I could to make you proud. You never got to know your grandchildren. They missed so much by not having your personal influence in their lives. Looking forward to the day I see you again, your son...Larry

  • Deputy Kelly A. Bazer

    In Honor of Deputy Kelly A. Bazer

    🙏🏼

  • Deputy Didier M. Hurdle

    Sergeant

    In Honor of Deputy Didier M. Hurdle

    RIP good friend and brother!

  • Officer Landon Dorris

    Landon Dorris Cousin

    In Honor of Officer Landon Dorris

    Landon for years I've looked up to you. Sitting at Grandma Kemps spending time together is something I'll never forget. You're not just my family but you're my hero. Always have been and always will be. You're missed and loved more then you'll ever know. RIP Landon.

  • Deputy Erik J. Telen

    Dean of Students Raisin City

    In Honor of Deputy Erik J. Telen

    Terrible tragedy I along with our third grade teacher did a special tribute to officer Telen and we were both alumni of Fresno State. He was about to be assigned to our school with officer Davenport. I was injured by Sureno M/S 13 gangs on campus but will never forget the bravery of the officer and prayers still going out to his family.
    Jared William Carter (jw) 2018